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by aragon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Locksmith

We had Hafele install master key security locks on the exterior doors in our villa, not cheap but very good.
by aragon
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Naebkahart Road Restaurant???
Replies: 34
Views: 2137

Re: Naebkahart Road Restaurant???

When directions and locations are given on this forum, does it remind anyone besides me of virgins in the pre-Internet era discussing sex? Or the accuracy with a blaster shown by Imperial Storm Troopers? :lach: Must say I was a bit bemused by the variety of responses, but it was also interesting th...
by aragon
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Best walking beach / hotel?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Best walking beach / hotel?

and we will be forced to bite the bullet at $300 nightly for a non view room at the Marriott. Unfortunately it's a combination of it being high season and also the fact that you are booking only 2 days in advance, which means you are going to take a double whammy and get severely clipped. If you pl...
by aragon
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kite Surfer Dies Off Hua Hin Beach
Replies: 17
Views: 2048

Re: Kite Surfer Dies Off Hua Hin Beach

Whatever the cause of this unfortunate chaps sad demise, be it the weather (and if the beach was closed then he really shouldn't have been out there) or the buoys; as others have intimated, there really needs to be a separation between areas for swimmers and those for kite surfers. "The buoys were s...
by aragon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Kasikorn Debit Card
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Kasikorn Debit Card

PIN numbers being extended from 4 to maybe 6 or 7 digits. Of course, not only is that a bit more difficult to remember (getting old these days) but it makes the card useless anywhere outside of Thailand What makes you think that having a 6 digit PIN would render the card useless outside of Thailand...
by aragon
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Renting A House In Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Renting A House In Hua Hin

Thanks PBb for some useful info.

Thanks also to PC and JJB for your input.

Some serious thought required here I think.

:cheers: :cheers:
by aragon
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Renting A House In Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Renting A House In Hua Hin

We have our house in HH up for sale with an agent, which needless to say is progressing slower than treacle rolls down the side of a glacier. However, the agent has now come to us and said he has a couple (Brit/Indonesian) who are interested in renting the house. Never having been the landlord or te...
by aragon
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 939
Views: 56733

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: 467

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: 106
Views: 7080

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: 106
Views: 7080

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: 3180

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: 10
Views: 749

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: 533

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: 8571

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...