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  1. Of course it's the bike rider who was to blame but in thai law if there is a death (or even serious incident?) the other party is immediately arrested and imprisoned. And usually only bailed with large amount of bail money. Read insurance documents. They provide one or two million bail money but about 10000B payout per death. 5000B for loss of limb. Etc.
  2. Why not outrage at the previous posts of increased malnutrition or the guy who stole 88 million from poor kids?
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    Farang run amber and fossil shop near ratchamanka

    Found it. I bumped into a friend who knew. It's round the corner of soi 6 moon maung, the other end of sompet market. Ratchaphakhinal road.
  4. Hi. I was walking between Buak had park and tha pae gate a month ago and happened upon a really good shop, with only a farang guy in, that had an amazing collection of fossils and insects fossilised in amber, that many museum would be envious off. Alas I've been trying in vain to find it again, up and down the soi's. Anyone know of it? cheers
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    The cheapest farang in town!

    I had a friend that I knew from travels in India, first I thought driving around Koh phangan for an hour to find the cheapest pad Thai was mildly amusing as I didn't go with him but then I saw that he always filled up one cup in 7/11 with coffee and another with ice but would only pay for the coffee, sometimes arguing long time with staff that It was only one cup, then mixing it outside in his own bottle. I was with him in bkk once and he was on his way to Cambodia with his girlfriend, he wanted to change bhat to usd, so instead of using money change he stood outside the change place on ko San road at noon and asked everybody if they were changing dollers and if he could buy for the non comission rate of 2 bhat per doller more, it took 40 minutes in the sun to do. I took his girlfriend off for a drink as I think she was getting heat stroke. He lives from his girlfriend, now wife, giving body body massage in London and owns and rents out 2 houses.
  6. That's exactlly what he's thinking,
  7. We have Rimping in Chiang Mai, I'll be stocking up before we go, french village bread and smoky cheese, bet they don't have that in the whole of Issan.
  8. try weebly.com free and easy to do yourself, have to pay for "upgrades" like a .com rather than weebly.com but look worth it.
  9. these guys are ok- http://www.phetprasert.com/index2.php?name=timetable&file=r829-2
  10. As with angelbat above if you have a UK bank and a bangkok bank account in Thailand (easy to get), you can transfer to bangkok bank in london from your own account and as its a UK to Uk transfer there are no fees, they then charge you 20 quid and send it to your Thai bank account using TT rate in a couple of days. Its almost as good a rate as bringing cash. http://www.bangkokbank.com/BangkokBank/PersonalBanking/DailyBanking/TransferingFunds/TransferringIntoThailand/ReceivingFundsfromUK/Pages/ReceivingFundsfromUK.aspx
  11. A bit out of the way for the way there but maybe a detour on the way back is now on the cards. Thanks
  12. I'm driving from Chiang Mai down to Roi Et in a couple of weeks and wondered if anyone knew of anything worth seeing/visiting on the way (beyond Phrae as i know that quite well). Have a map with usual stuff, national parks, waterfalls etc but real knowledge of anything good would be appreciated. cheers
  13. leave CMX 2PM arrive phisanaluck 7PM, leave Phisanaluck 9.45PM, arrive Mukdahan 6AM. you can leave CMX at 4pm and change at kon kaen but at 2 am and 1 hour wait. so 16 or 14 ish. i preferred the 2 and a half hour wait and sleeping at 2AM option.
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    How to bring bad cholesterol down?

    avocado, 1 a day,
  15. I recently took an overnight bus from Chiang Mai to mukdahan. arrive 6 AM nicely in time for the 6.30 savanaket bus and the embassy for 9AM, not too bad a night sleep with a pair of earplugs, had to change at phitsanaluk, company was phetprasert.com . nakon chai air only go as far as ubon or khon kaen, I know this aint Chaing Rai but it might help. On way back it left at 5 or 6 PM, good for picking up the visa and arriving CMX early next morn. about ฿850 one way. not too full so no pre-booking needed.