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by laphanphon
Fri May 25, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises

When I read the original news-blip, I thought they were just checking the '197' hotels who licensing was expiring (every 5 yrs, I think). Wrong, as new news-blip, stating there are only 197 registered hotels out of the < 700 on some booking sites.....555 http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/nation...
by laphanphon
Fri May 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

Depending on which state in the USA.....as 50 different everything. I know my driver ed in HS was useless. No completion needed for permit. Did get 10 % discount on insurance though. Simply pass the idiot test (PA verbal / driving) and you have a license, and no different than here, actually less te...
by laphanphon
Fri May 25, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

I like Thailand just the way it is. Of course I have my bad days where everything here seems to annoy the hell out of me, but I put that down to the fact that I'm becoming an old git now. Agree 100 % and also would have never stayed here if even close to resembling home country. Being a Yank, obvio...
by laphanphon
Wed May 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Grab Coming to Hua Hin
Replies: 38
Views: 1885

Re: Grab Coming to Hua Hin

From what I can see I don't find any premium added. No way could I haggle to get the prices Grab are offering me. Last night was 200baht from soi 102 (2.5km inland) into town Now at bluport its showing here to airport at 220 Better prices than I got laat year AFTER doing some really irritating barg...
by laphanphon
Wed May 23, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 453
Views: 56402

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

Needed, apparently so. Supply and Demand.
by laphanphon
Wed May 23, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Grab Coming to Hua Hin
Replies: 38
Views: 1885

Re: Grab Coming to Hua Hin

Anyone figured out why there is such a premium added on to Grab fares? Because tourist and expats will pay it.....555 Whatever the market threshold is. In HH, that just has to be the same or wee bit less than the silly charges now, and if provide same, or a bit better service, then they don't have ...
by laphanphon
Tue May 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm

Agree. And Soi Dog seem to target foreigners for oversea adoptions, at quite a few baht I may add. Damn silly cost.

I'm all for giving strays a home, as our pet was a stray, but 10's of thousands of baht for a (1) soi dog, could be better spent at a local orphanage.
by laphanphon
Sun May 20, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: IHERB delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: IHERB delivery

DHL is terrible here. Don't know about BKK, but every one of their deliveries has ended up at customs, or delivered by ThaiPost, in both Udon Thani, and PKK municipality. I'll no longer order anything they are suppose to deliver.
by laphanphon
Wed May 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 4728

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Yes, more times than I can count on my fingers, had to return change, or adjust check bill, as something missing.
by laphanphon
Sun May 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 4728

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Yes, besides the petrol station, next up would be the check bin, especially at bars. When sipping, I always pay on arrival, every beverage. Eliminates 'errors'.
by laphanphon
Sun May 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm

Unfortunately, no change down here, PKK municipality. They must have got the memo though, as they all seemed to disappear for the day or so, and I thought, YEA - gone. But seems they were just in hiding :neener: for a day or so, and back to the dog taking for a walk with a big stick...... :banghead:
by laphanphon
Sat May 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm

All pets should come from registered breeder, or rescue center. Registered and required to get yearly rabies shot. If miss the yearly shots, owners tracked down and made accountable for. Proof of dogs where abouts or demise. Heavily fined if not satisfactory. what planet do you live in ???? Obvious...
by laphanphon
Sat May 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: GPS for Honda CRV
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: GPS for Honda CRV

I use GoogleMap, and HereWeGo is also quite good. You won't even need until on, and halfway down 35 toward BKK, then good to have on, as will advise which lanes are moving faster, and quite handy at times. There really aren't many 'go arounds' if an oops on 37 / 4 / 35. Do plug in phone, via car lig...
by laphanphon
Fri May 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm

I'd say maybe it's a wake up call, but TIT All pets should come from registered breeder, or rescue center. Registered and required to get yearly rabies shot. If miss the yearly shots, owners tracked down and made accountable for. Proof of dogs where abouts or demise. Heavily fined if not satisfactor...