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by MDMK
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Background colour for visa photo
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Background colour for visa photo

if you wanted I can change the background colour for you with Photoshop.

had to do the same with my own photo for my UK passport last week. Was a green background and it had to be light white/light grey
by MDMK
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Dangers of renting a motorbike
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: Dangers of renting a motorbike

jdc wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:57 pm
we are staying at a Norwegian enclave north of where we ventured last night. A few miles north of Makro. I confess to being a smidge confused about where the hell Cha am is?
is it Chan Tha Gardens you're staying by any chance ?
by MDMK
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Dangers of renting a motorbike
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: Dangers of renting a motorbike

depending on where you're staying maybe also a possibility that you could take 1 scooter from the place where you're staying, then drive on the scooter to Petchkasem Road, park up the scooter there then hop on the baht bus to the center? You would have to remember though that the baht busses stop ea...
by MDMK
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1816

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Well, HHinner, it appears you are wrong about this one. Lots of people, as you can see, are using KeyVisa quite successfully. oh bollocks, all this confusion is all my fault :? HHinner wasn't referring to KeyVisa when he said that couldn't be done in Thailand. He was replying to me. The UK Embassy ...
by MDMK
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1816

Re: RE: Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

hhinner wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 am
That's very convenient. But you can't do it in Thailand.
that's a real pity this can't be done in Thailand as I am very impressed with this new service
by MDMK
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 3899

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

I find airbnb particularly good for Hua Hin and surrounding areas, especially when you compare it to the hotel prices. We would most likely end up in the Marriot/Hilton/Intercontinental/Centara price bracket if we were to stay in a hotel. On Airbnb I can find loads of really nice high spec 2 bedroom...
by MDMK
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Dangers of renting a motorbike
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: danger or fear mongering?

Oh just to clarify...the pick up price above is for a 2 seater version of the pick up.... not the one with a proper back seats, that was a lot more expensive. The 15,000 baht one just has driver seat and passenger seat with a little luggage storage area behind the two seats. But the bit at the back ...
by MDMK
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Dangers of renting a motorbike
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: danger or fear mongering?

Your mileage may vary, but I wouldn't ride a scooter on a month's holiday. It might be different if/when we move there and I had much more time to get a better "feel" for the traffic, you just don't get that in a month, plus you don't "know" the way around properly so you're concentration is split w...
by MDMK
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1816

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

Bull, the UK Embassy has not closed down it is located at 14 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. It has however contracted out it's passport renewal section. https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-bangkok Sorry I should have been clearer, the UK Embassy here ...
by MDMK
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?
Replies: 38
Views: 1816

Re: British Passport renewal company in Hua Hin?

the British Embassy (or consulate?) here has closed down in the years since I got my last passport renewed there, so just did the whole thing online last week. Very easy indeed. I even got to make my own photo with my phone. You fill the form in online, upload your digital photo (the software checks...
by MDMK
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9867
Views: 197312

Re: Caption Competition

they were circling like sharks waiting for the sales to start
by MDMK
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: "Real Marigold" in Thailand (BBC program on retirement)
Replies: 0
Views: 89

"Real Marigold" in Thailand (BBC program on retirement)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l982h for anyone interested... this coming Sunday, BBC 2 at 9pm UK time (on i-player after that time) The Real Marigold in Thailand. Nothing remotely serious, just four b-list 65+yr old celebs who they send to all different parts of the world to see how retirement ...
by MDMK
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: The Very Merry Christmas Thread - 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: The Very Merry Christmas Thread - 2017

Merry Christmas everyone !
by MDMK
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 17023

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

Indeed, they don't even need to leave the airport! I was into Swampy and was in the downstairs food court not so long ago and my guess that a couple of planes had landed not only from China but Russia as well (?). Honest to Gawd you needed a whip and chair to have handled that mob. The yelling and ...
by MDMK
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 9867
Views: 197312

Re: Caption Competition

hope this works (and a Merry Christmas all xxx)



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