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by johnjar
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Cocktail bars
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Cocktail bars

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by johnjar
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Cocktail bars
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Cocktail bars

I find there are many extremely nice bars and restaurants around Hua Hin center that do very good cocktails with good food and wine, just walk around for 1/2 hour they are all there, no better place :) really ??? name one Father Teds on Damnernkasem Road, Soi 61 an excellent bar restaurant to take ...
by johnjar
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Cocktail bars
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Cocktail bars

I find there are many extremely nice bars and restaurants around Hua Hin center that do very good cocktails with good food and wine, just walk around for 1/2 hour they are all there, no better place :)
by johnjar
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread
Replies: 85
Views: 16516

Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

There is no doubt man will conquer space, but the dense radiation environment needs to be overcome first.

Dark matter they say is the future fuel of interstellar travel.

https://bruceleeeowe.wordpress.com/2010 ... -possible/
by johnjar
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread
Replies: 85
Views: 16516

Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

There was no shortage of threats facing Apollo astronauts on missions to the Moon. Like radiation. Specifically, the dense radiation environment of the Van Allen belts that surround our planet. ... And not one astronaut died from passing through the Van Allen Belts according to Nasa. The Moon hoax c...
by johnjar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Yes, I knew that, but still no return on investment until the house sells at a profit above cost to maintain. Theoretically if i sold the house for 3million ( 1 million less than i paid) i am up 500 000bht, then take off maintenance and monthly fees, probably come out square So therefore ( as selli...
by johnjar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: House market in Hua Hin

in the early 80's when I first came to Thailand the fx rate usd/thb was 22, and again in 1997 the Asian market crash it went to nearly usd/thb was 50, Actually, the Thai Baht was pegged at 25 Baht to the US Dollar from the early 80,s up until it was floated on 2nd July 1997. It reached a low of 56 ...
by johnjar
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 220980

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Looking at wx forecast its 70 to 100% precipitation everyday all day until it eases off on Thursday.


https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/today/l/THXX0006:1:TH
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: House market in Hua Hin

I dont know where you are moving from but I would say the exchange rates are not favourable at the moment if you have to transfer money from the EU or UK in order to buy. Was just looking at those. Definitely not good for US either. The currency markets go up and down like a yo-yo I remember in the...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Yes some very sound advice on this thread. I’m living in Thailand 14 yrs and have decided to relocate to HH and will rent until I can find a suitable house to live in. Just the 2 of us and no investment interest as we live here year round. I’ll be looking to spend 5mill so I’m hoping I can find som...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: House market in Hua Hin

It's straightforward. If he didn't buy but spent 25,000 Baht per month renting after 5 years he has spent 1,500,000 on rent. Yes, I knew that, but still no return on investment until the house sells at a profit above cost to maintain. No one has mentioned any return on investment, just the opposite...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

"Beginning today, candidates applying for driving license will need to attend longer driver theory test to make sure qualified drivers know how to drive safely" Well at least its a start isn't it a long journey always starts with the first step. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/stricter-driver-theor...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Again, some are grossly overpriced, some are selling at a reasonable price. The houses near me are on sale at double their sensible market value. You have to look around and decide what is a fair price before parting with any cash. The house market is the same the world over, its all about location...
by johnjar
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Circumstances are unique to each individual, you buy a home because you want a home, the same as myself, and then when we fall off the the perch, we pass our home on to our loved one's, never mind the investment b####cks :)