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You should have bought the hybrid version with the twin pedal option and if you had the wife and daughter pedaling at the same time you might have got 15km to the liter!

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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 3:46 PM, wayned said:

You should have bought the hybrid version with the twin pedal option and if you had the wife and daughter pedaling at the same time you might have got 15km to the liter!

You should know H/M by now. Take the Wife with me not on your life. She has an old M/C and a bike that will do nicely for a Thai lady. Never spoil them Is what H/M says.

 

I think I should get around 15+km = Lt if I didn't have to go through those bloody mountains.

Yes they have improved the width of the road now, but those hills go on for about 45km, and seem to take forever to get through them.

Decent grub obtainable at the top though. Big plate of Moo Dang, rice, those Chinese sausages + Coke 50bt must say Delish.

 

H/M K.P.P.

Fred to locals.

 

 

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Since I hadn't yet received my 90 day receipt for the report that was  mailed and received by immigration on the 20th of June, I traveled the 110 kilometers to get one.  I also visited Makro for a periodic restock.  I came from the southeast past the railway station and was at Makro at 0710.  It was pleasant shopping as it was basically empty and on checkout I had somehow managed to get 7200 baht with of goods that fit into one Makro bag!.  I got to Immigration at 0840 and explained my problem to the lady that does the extensions.  She checked and it had been processed but evidently had been lost in the mail.  I got a new one with the next report date within 30 days of my extension date so I can do both at the same time.  I was out by 0855 and on my way home without ever having to put up with the traffic light at the Big C intersection.

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3 hours ago, wayned said:

Since I hadn't yet received my 90 day receipt for the report that was  mailed and received by immigration on the 20th of June, I traveled the 110 kilometers to get one.  I also visited Makro for a periodic restock.  I came from the southeast past the railway station and was at Makro at 0710.  It was pleasant shopping as it was basically empty and on checkout I had somehow managed to get 7200 baht with of goods that fit into one Makro bag!.  I got to Immigration at 0840 and explained my problem to the lady that does the extensions.  She checked and it had been processed but evidently had been lost in the mail.  I got a new one with the next report date within 30 days of my extension date so I can do both at the same time.  I was out by 0855 and on my way home without ever having to put up with the traffic light at the Big C intersection.

Wayne your lucky to have a good Visa office.

Although we now have our own its at best rubbish. Do everything by the book, and want to know the in's and out's of a Ducks Butt.

 

Took me nearly 2 hours to get a 90 day report done, and renew my 1 year visa the other day.

The top man is a real plonker the G/L and I asked for a TM7 form, his reply we have to apply to the British embassy for that. There told you he was a plonker. 

 

At least it saves us from having to go the 250km to N/S.

 

H/M. K.P.P.

Fred to locals.

 

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2 hours ago, fredob43 said:

Wayne your lucky to have a good Visa office.

Although we now have our own its at best rubbish. Do everything by the book, and want to know the in's and out's of a Ducks Butt.

 

Took me nearly 2 hours to get a 90 day report done, and renew my 1 year visa the other day.

The top man is a real plonker the G/L and I asked for a TM7 form, his reply we have to apply to the British embassy for that. There told you he was a plonker. 

 

At least it saves us from having to go the 250km to N/S.

 

H/M. K.P.P.

Fred to locals.

 

 

I am going to do my 90 day report next week and my extension in mid August.

 

I screwed up my 90 day reports by going on time instead of 3 or 4 days later so that I could also do the extension at the same time.

 

I will let you know how I get on.

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18 hours ago, billd766 said:

 

I am going to do my 90 day report next week and my extension in mid August.

 

I screwed up my 90 day reports by going on time instead of 3 or 4 days later so that I could also do the extension at the same time.

 

I will let you know how I get on.

You can do your 1 year retirement extension 40 days in advance now. Should be able to do both at the same time. You don't loose anything, they will give you a 1 year + 1 month visa if you do that. Allow plenty of time. Don't forget they close 12. to 1.pm. For lunch.

 

H/M K.P.P.

Fred to locals.

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Unfortunately NS immigration still adheres to the old 30 day in advance policy for extensions.  I confirmed it with the IO when I was there yesterday. She also confirmed that they now accept income affidavits up to 6 months old,  They would only accept ones less than 30 days old for a long time after the policy changed but have now got on the band wagon.

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5 hours ago, fredob43 said:

You can do your 1 year retirement extension 40 days in advance now. Should be able to do both at the same time. You don't loose anything, they will give you a 1 year + 1 month visa if you do that. Allow plenty of time. Don't forget they close 12. to 1.pm. For lunch.

 

H/M K.P.P.

Fred to locals.

 

Next year maybe but this year the fault was mine.

 

The Embassy want me to pay for the letter using a debit Visa card but as I dont have a UK bank account they will have to take it from my Thai bank using that debit card. The problem is that they don't know if they can or not and they won't until they try.

 

I sent my stuff by EMS and it was signed for on Friday afternoon which meand that they should process it on Monday or Tuesday. so after lunch on Tiesday I will call them to find out if they have a problem or not.

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Just did a trip to Mae Sot.  Extensive and impressive roadworks through the mountains which combined with the rainy season weather makes it more demanding than it should be.

 

 We were held up for 30 minutes whilst they were blasting a rock face or two and then driving in low cloud with poor visibility, light rain and a slippery mix of surfaced and unsurfaced roads of varying widths.   

 

With the usual Thai creativity in interpreting the road rules and signage,  heavy trucks at walking pace up the hills and only slightly faster going down in low gear it meant you really had to pay attention,especially when overtaking .

 

The road should be good when it is finished and it looks like it will further enhance growth around the Mae Sot/Burma area.

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I did my 90 day report on Thursday and it took 15 minutes because the two people were busy.

 

Other than that there was no problems with Immigration at KPP.

 

I have to go back next month to get a retirement visa extension due in part by not doing 92 or 93 day reporting and in part to the British embassy saying that the accept debit cards backed by VISA but not accepting my Kasikorn Bank debit card which IS backed by VISA.

 

I posted my paperwork by EMS on Thursday 13 July and they called me just before lunch on Tuesday 18 July to explain the problem and that I can pay by bank draft. I asked them to email me on what they require in both English an Thai. I took that to the bank along with my wife to translate if needed and they issued the bank draft.

 

I sent that off by EMS before lunch on Wednesday and it was signed for on Thursday afternoon.

 

1.   I can no longer visit the embassy to deal with it.

2.   The embassy will no longer accept a postal draft for the 2,400 thb.

3.   They did not accept my KBank debit card.

 

In the end I had to send a bank draft.

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18 hours ago, Chilon said:

Just did a trip to Mae Sot.  Extensive and impressive roadworks through the mountains which combined with the rainy season weather makes it more demanding than it should be.

 

 We were held up for 30 minutes whilst they were blasting a rock face or two and then driving in low cloud with poor visibility, light rain and a slippery mix of surfaced and unsurfaced roads of varying widths.   

 

With the usual Thai creativity in interpreting the road rules and signage,  heavy trucks at walking pace up the hills and only slightly faster going down in low gear it meant you really had to pay attention,especially when overtaking .

 

The road should be good when it is finished and it looks like it will further enhance growth around the Mae Sot/Burma area.

Did know that you were going to Mai Sot. Sorry forgot to tell you the road was under construction been like that for years. Now you know firsthand what it's like.

If your there for a bit you might like to take a trip into Burma. Turn right at the last T/light before you get to the bridge travel about 1.5km and there's a boat that'll take you across the river you can visit the Casino and the duty free shop.

 

Have a safe trip to up to Chang Mai. road there I fine.

Will call you on your return for an meal out.

Fred. 

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31 minutes ago, billd766 said:

I did my 90 day report on Thursday and it took 15 minutes because the two people were busy.

 

Other than that there was no problems with Immigration at KPP.

 

I have to go back next month to get a retirement visa extension due in part by not doing 92 or 93 day reporting and in part to the British embassy saying that the accept debit cards backed by VISA but not accepting my Kasikorn Bank debit card which IS backed by VISA.

 

I posted my paperwork by EMS on Thursday 13 July and they called me just before lunch on Tuesday 18 July to explain the problem and that I can pay by bank draft. I asked them to email me on what they require in both English an Thai. I took that to the bank along with my wife to translate if needed and they issued the bank draft.

 

I sent that off by EMS before lunch on Wednesday and it was signed for on Thursday afternoon.

 

1.   I can no longer visit the embassy to deal with it.

2.   The embassy will no longer accept a postal draft for the 2,400 thb.

3.   They did not accept my KBank debit card.

 

In the end I had to send a bank draft.

Sorry to hear of your problems. But that's what you get if you have to deal with the most unhelpful Embassy in the world. About time they closed it down. Sell off the land, that should put pay to the money problems the UK has.

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