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by uncle tom
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin
Replies: 167
Views: 33186

Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Hmm...

Just tried Googling to see whether other tourist towns are as devout as HH when it comes to closing bars for Makha Buddha, and found the date of Feb 19th quoted for 2019..
by uncle tom
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Agoda hotel descriptions warning
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: Agoda hotel descriptions warning

1) Always assume that hotels will use photos that were taken when the place was new or last re-fitted. 2) Read comments made by previous guests, but dismiss those that are clearly being unreasonable. 3) Look for the place on Streetview - does the outside look fresh and well cared for? And if you nee...
by uncle tom
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin
Replies: 167
Views: 33186

Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

and 2019 it is on March 21
Thanks - that's the latest I can remember it being..
by uncle tom
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin
Replies: 167
Views: 33186

Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

UT, you asked the same question last year, and as most of the dates are cyclical, I doubt there will be much/any change next year.
It changes every year - it's a bit like Easter - lunar based and hard to work out for sure if you're not an expert..
by uncle tom
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin
Replies: 167
Views: 33186

Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Does anyone know the closure dates for the first qtr of 2019? - I try to tie my visa runs to coincide..
by uncle tom
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 269
Views: 23784

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

I try and avoid driving at night any longer I'm not fond of crossing the main drag on foot after dark - I'm sure the traffic speeds up when the sun goes down.. The biggest problem with all aspects of safety in Thailand is getting people to recognise that they are the masters of their own well-being...
by uncle tom
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Hua Hin - 4 Days - First Time Advice Please
Replies: 14
Views: 2402

Re: Hua Hin - 4 Days - First Time Advice Please

Go to Pattaya
Pattaya is a dump filled with Western lowlife being exploited by Thai lowlife - they deserve each other..

In HH you can get the GF experience, which is hard to find in Pattaya.

- But just four days...?

You need much more time to really appreciate HH...
by uncle tom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Best long stay condo deals?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Best long stay condo deals?

Any recommendations for serviced condos in walking distance of the centre of town where you can cut a good deal for stays of 2-3 months?

Sea view unimportant, pool unimportant - daily visit from a maid to make the bed and clean essential..
by uncle tom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Last baht bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Last baht bus?

followed by a motobike taxi back
I've always hated riding pillion - and doing so at night when I've had a few drinks and may well have company seems ill-advised! :D
by uncle tom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Last baht bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Last baht bus?

The songtaews run until 9:00 pm
Thanks - I was afraid they didn't run late - walking distance it is then..
by uncle tom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Last baht bus?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Last baht bus?

Am toying with the idea of renting a condo instead of using a guesthouse in the centre of town for my next trip. Don't really want to have to taxi or tuk tuk it back and forth each evening, as that would quickly spoil the potential cost saving, so looking at the scope of what can be found in easy st...
by uncle tom
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Organized Religion
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Organized Religion

Name an organised religion that doesn't try to extract money from the poor in return for a promise of salvation..
by uncle tom
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 301
Views: 18365

Re: Electric Cars

Although the principal of electric cars has some fervent supporters, there remains a fundamental problem of using a battery technology that hit a developmental brick wall over twenty years ago. Since then there has been some refinement of the technology for charging the batteries (which were so fick...
by uncle tom
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Good Bars for Raconteurs
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Good Bars for Raconteurs

I stumbled across Nee Tiki Bar - is that the one or is there another?
No - don't think so - the Tiki bar mamasan's other half is American (I think..)
by uncle tom
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Soi Selakam
Replies: 51
Views: 2528

Re: Soi Selakam

Stop feeding the beast and it will die of hunger.
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