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  1. This is not a "random" blowout. As far as I can tell from personal experiences, most Thai drivers do not know the amount of air they have to fill into the tires of their vehicle, and have not seen a pressure gauge either. Therefore the tires are being filled up to the point, when the compressor just does not deliver more air. This leads to pressures of around 60 to 80psi in the tire. The perfect condition for a tire to blow up. It is just the everyday madness in Thailand.
  2. ...here is an interesting interview: Trump on his own impeachment: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-boasts-that-his-impeachment-will-get-higher-tv-ratings-than-all-other-impeachments?mbid=nl_051217 Borowitz Newsletter (1)&CNDID=49853619&spMailingID=11009981&spUserID=MTk2MTg3MDM3NTk0S0&spJobID=1161053559&spReportId=MTE2MTA1MzU1OQS2
  3. ....which was taken from them about 100 years ago.
  4. ...only in Bangkok at places where and when it is convenient, and on Koh Tao for sure.
  5. Until today, the boss does not appear on the Interpol wanted list.
  6. When the "boss" is smart he "buys" a new passport from either Bhutan, Kiribati, North Korea, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, San Marino, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vatican (forget North Korea and the Vatican though). These are not members of the Interpol and will not extradite. A better option would be to obtain a genuine passport with a different name, may be from someone, who recently died. He also could change his looks.
  7. ...make sure you read the fine print of your card travel insurance.
  8. Thais and some farangs too, have to be taught, that a car is a weapon. They have to be taught to drive defensively, or as Takahiro Honda put it: "First the man, then the machine", meaning: give way to pedestrians, or other traffic participants, as you can kill anytime with a car. Today the mirrors of a car or motorcycle are be used to squeeze out pimples or to redo the lipstick. When Thai drivers approach a corner, they start using they indicators, when the reach it, instead of using them like 50 meters before the intersection. When they try to pass an obstacle on the road, they must be taught to use their mirrors and turn signals in time. They have to be told, that hitting a red light is a "no go". With just a couple of more hours driving time the government will not change anything. It is the attitude in traffic: Here I am, I have a bigger car, I am supposed to go first, you wait. That is the common Thai behaving in traffic. That has to change.
  9. Most drivers do not know, how to use the aircon. In order to get it cold in the car, they circulate the air inside the car in the first place, and then forget to switch it back in order to get some fresh air in from the outside. The lack of oxygen, especially when more people are traveling, makes them all tired. I wonder how many road fatalities can be blamed on this issue.
  10. He does not need an excuse. He is scheduled for Sotschi, for the upcoming Formula one race on Sunday.
  11. He should be in Sotschi by today for the next Formula one race on the weekend.
  12. ...may be his travel insurance covers this loss, if there was any.
  13. I heard, it works somewhat different in Phuket, but the scam in Phuket can be avoided by not buying any property.
  14. As long nobody claims ownership of the body, there is no reason to investigate the theft. The body is no historical artifact or antique item either.