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by 404cameljockey
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

Thank all. The cost of the Blackvue mentioned above made my eyes water! I checked Lazada again and see there are two or three decent brands on there that I missed before. I'm not a very savvy online shopper. I'm thinking about THB 3-4000 for a good brand front only cam (two heavy duty 64GB SD cards ...
by 404cameljockey
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 325
Views: 37662

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Headsup re snake catcher David Frolich, currently asking to be a lot more active (for a couple of days, anyway): "Some of you may know that I take callouts to come relocate venomous snakes. I’d like to ask everyone to please call me for ANY snake you have in your home / garden for the next 2 days. I...
by 404cameljockey
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

I want to buy a front facing dashcam and have seen several I like the reviews of on international websites, but Amazon charge a fortune for shipping plus estimated amount of import tax. These add about a third to the price. I don't know anyone coming to Thailand who can bring one in for me, and don'...
by 404cameljockey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 325
Views: 37662

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Water pump cover, sneaky little buggers! :D
by 404cameljockey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

TBH I'm wondering if Thai men like their women on the solid side? Nothing wrong with that. The 'ideal' Thai woman (Western style thin straight nose, white skin, slim as a reed) as shown on Thai airline ads and as hunted for by Thai hotels for their front desks has never been my idea of a desirable T...
by 404cameljockey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

I think BB is right that sweets and snacks are the problem, with their unhealthy composition. Thai lifestyle is to eat all day, a little here, a little there. If you're buying veg and grilled food from a street cart then the food should be nutritious; if you're buying packets of snacks from a superm...
by 404cameljockey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 325
Views: 37662

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

This guy has some very good advice regarding snake bites and first aid needed immediately after the bite.There is a different first aid treatment btwn a Cobra and Pit Viper.Well worth watching He has a good website about snakes in Thailand which look very informative. https://www.thailandsnakes.com...
by 404cameljockey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 325
Views: 37662

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

This guy has some very good advice regarding snake bites and first aid needed immediately after the bite.There is a different first aid treatment btwn a Cobra and Pit Viper.Well worth watching He has a good website about snakes in Thailand which look very informative. https://www.thailandsnakes.com...
by 404cameljockey
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 220689

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Well, that was some storm last night. I'm just back from the school run - there's a lot of surface water/underwater obstacles out there - be careful. 1) Good for the garden. 2) You run? :mrgreen: 3) Yes slowly over standing water, especially on rural roads going out of town. Very scary how during h...
by 404cameljockey
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 833

Re: Tax Residency

I would say that even if you pay no tax in Thailand you are resident here for taxation purposes. You maybe still be domiciled in the UK (that's a technicality which changes over time and also depends on many of your personal circumstances), but UK tax residency depends on things like how long you sp...
by 404cameljockey
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon
Replies: 20
Views: 1134

Re: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon

It seems that either the germ factory of crowded airports or confined space of an airplane seems to be the best way for me to catch cold. It doesn't help that airplane HVAC delivers low humidity air. Dry upper respiratory passages are far easier to be infected than moist ones. I always fly with and...
by 404cameljockey
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Legality of property agent email correspondence
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Legality of email correspondence

If you want a gloves off lawyer I think you really have to look at Bangkok. I was involved in a group litigation a while back against a failed business (business failed, the money disappeared) and the British lawyer we used was very thorough and I believe prosecuted the case to the fullest extent al...
by 404cameljockey
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon
Replies: 20
Views: 1134

Re: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon

Well-directed aircon blows across the room, ceiling fans seem to blow directly on you. I prefer the first. Also same at night. This time of year (winter) I'm happy with fans in the evening (until they dry my eyes to an uncomfortable level) but aircon in the bedroom. In summer, aircon on and off pret...
by 404cameljockey
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: 15th Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: A Breeze from the 60s

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by 404cameljockey
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 27
Views: 1111

Re: Thais rank low again at English

The point of English is not to be able to communicate with the expats. That would be the reason to learn Thai, not because it's needed, but a personal goal to be able to communicate with the locals. The reason for learning English goes way beyond that. It's needed in order to better oneself in the ...