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by aragon
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 915
Views: 53723

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

This may be the only country in the world that hypes up fog as a tourist attraction, and gives it a fancy name. :shock: :banghead: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30329365 Something similar in Oman, it's called The Khareef :wink: https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/need-...
by aragon
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: £1.7 Million Mansion for £25..... If you can do Crosswords!!
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: £1.7 Million Mansion for £25..... If you can do Crosswords!!

"Johnston Lodge in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire boasts some 32 acres of grounds, four reception rooms, six en-suite bedrooms, two cloakrooms, tennis courts, a gym and a half-mile private drive with electric gates." I wonder how many thousands of pounds a year it is going to take to maintain that litt...
by aragon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 95
Views: 5892

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

StevePIraq wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:10 am
Food is cheaper than Oz and UK.
That very much depends on what you are buying :shock:
by aragon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 95
Views: 5892

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Wine is a bummer though, to drink local means sacrificing a HUGE amount on quality, that's one downer I admit, but: IT''S CHEAP. :D Not sure I would agree that it's cheap, unless you are comparing it to Middle East prices, it's certainly not cheap compared to the UK and many other places, which is ...
by aragon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Back in the UK after 14 years
Replies: 64
Views: 2616

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

With the exception of a 7 year stretch from '84-'91 and 10 months in '02, I have been an expat since '79 but go back to the UK every year at least once and for the most part always enjoy it. I ways back in Feb. & Jun. this year and couldn't help but be very happy about the prices of just about every...
by aragon
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Newest Camper Van
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Newest Camper Van

Silly question I'm sure, but why not just buy a pucker RV or camper van? :idea:
by aragon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Whats this Forum's Name?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Whats this Forum's Name?

No it's not RCer, come on, it's not even close. The post you went off about this morning from Takiap concerning electric cars was tongue in cheek, and there's some of that on here from long term members from time to time. There used to be much more of it, and endless banter as well, but alas all ha...
by aragon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin
Replies: 80
Views: 7427

Re: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin

To discuss a post titled 'another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin' without discussing the meaning behind the chosen title is rather stupid. I agree entirely, however I maintain my position, that I believe IMHO this thread has gone off the main theme, but that's just my opinion and it's by no mea...
by aragon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin
Replies: 80
Views: 7427

Re: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin

I know this is off topic (again) but if you look up those words, you will find they are not meant as being derogatory (except farang in India). The words farang, gaiijin and gweilo go back many moons before insults were invented. Farang is actually buried in French history before the country was na...
by aragon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin
Replies: 80
Views: 7427

Re: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin

I'm sorry to say, but IMHO this post has lost the plot. Right from the get go there has been no real understanding of why this guy was attacked and despite the fact that I unwisely made a silly posting early on, no one has been able to substantiate whether or not the expat (and I refuse to use the w...
by aragon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Football Transer Fees/Salaries Criminal or Simply Insane?
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Football Transer Fees/Salaries Criminal or Simply Insane?

Lets hope he doesnt do his cruciates in his first game for PSG ! :guns: Sorry, but it would be poetic justice if he did exactly that. It is pretty obnoxious actually, there is absolutely not justification for this at any level. It was also reported that his advisor/manager, who just happened to be ...
by aragon
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: US Veterans medical care guide
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: US Veterans medical care guide

Of absolutely no use to me whatsoever, but a very nice touch for you to have done that to assist others, you are to be applauded :clap: :clap:
by aragon
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 74534

Re: The Beer Thread

I just don't understand why anyone would think that which beer a poster used to enjoy when they were back in the UK is of any interest if that beer is not available in HH TONIGHT. Sorry, but I believe the thread is "The Beer Thread", which actually is pretty broad and encompasses just about anythin...
by aragon
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Hua Hin Golf
Topic: Shipping golf club from BKK airport to Hua Hin
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Shipping golf club from BKK airport to Hua Hin

Why don't you just have a family member, or friend or colleague send them to you by DHL or UPS or whomever, once you know that you are a couple of days out from HH. That's got to be a lot easier and cheaper than hauling them to BKK and then returning to SIN, unless of course you happen to travelling...
by aragon
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 121
Views: 5116

Re: Electric Cars

Here's an interactive map of what Scotland has to offer. I heard about this listening to a show about a trip around the "North Coast 500" in an electric BMW. Scotland seems well geared up at least for the present given the quantity of electric cars on the roads. I don't recall if they said any are ...