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by laphanphon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Agoda hotel descriptions warning
Replies: 23
Views: 1037

Re: Agoda hotel descriptions warning

The only one to blame for your experience and shortfalls is the hotel itself! Doing extra research and not relying on one source of info, usually sorts out any 'inaccuracies' in listings. I find people blame vendors for many things, instead of themselves. It's marketing, and simply can't be trusted...
by laphanphon
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Agoda hotel descriptions warning
Replies: 23
Views: 1037

Re: Agoda hotel descriptions warning

Couple thought; Priceline is the parent company of Agoda and Booking.com, and they really don't differ that much. I've used both, and prefer Booking.com, but always compare both, when shopping for. Usually get the same or cheaper rate, when calling direct, the Thai wife that is. Also get accurate in...
by laphanphon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Petty problems with hua hin immigration
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Petty problems with hua hin immigration

He could have, but doubt if the extension would have been approved.
by laphanphon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Getting into Central Bangkok from Swampy
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Getting into Central Bangkok from Swampy

Took both a few times. The express wasn't a whole lot faster, overall time wise. Percentage of time, maybe a third less time, but it's a fast trip anyway. The express train was rather empty, every time I used it, and something like 3X the price. Yes, in all their wisdom, they never ordered extra or ...
by laphanphon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 58
Views: 4808

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

Its where you are paid that defines you. That's one interpretation, but think I disagree. Though don't care enough to research how it applies to Thai law. I'm sure if you asked an IMM officer, they'd say, you can't work 'in' Thailand, without a permit. "In" being your physical state, not where your...
by laphanphon
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 58
Views: 4808

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

While on the topic of immigration crackdowns I wonder how many think they should include those farang retirees that the rules by borrowing show money to get their visas extended. :duck: Keelhaul them! Personally, if you're that skint, that you can't qualify for marriage or retirement visa, then you...
by laphanphon
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 58
Views: 4808

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

So if I'm a novelist writing a book, I'm breaking the law? How wonderful it must be to see things so clearly in black and white. That's a good one .. :thumb: If living here, and submitting, drawing profits from, then a definite yes. Technically, maybe........really grey area, if not living, submitt...
by laphanphon
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 58
Views: 4808

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

dtaai-maai wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:07 am
are you a criminal who should be locked up and deported?
YES

If you don't have a work permit, it's illegal to work in Thailand....period. Working, earning money, compensation here, need work permit. It's the law.

No different than a teacher, that you'd be happy to have deported.
by laphanphon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 58
Views: 4808

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

Excellent .... :cheers:

Wish my home country protected it's workers as well.

Hope those that complain about the crackdowns....simple enforcement of local laws, aren't also complaining about no jobs in home country because of illegal immigrants .... :tsk:
by laphanphon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Hua Hin - 4 Days - First Time Advice Please
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

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

I'd skip Patts, as can find the gals in HH with no problem.

The rest looks about right.
by laphanphon
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Relocating out of Thailand for an extended period
Replies: 38
Views: 2853

Re: Relocating out of Thailand for an extended period

I've never seen anything like the photos in BB's post, and certainly wouldn't live, visit or be at a place like that, for any reason, anytime, or even close to it.

Certainly haven't seen in Thailand or anywhere's I've ever been.
by laphanphon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Is there a better way to count?
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Is there a better way to count?

Probably because dozen (s) and a gross are multiples of 12.
by laphanphon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Is there a better way to count?
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Is there a better way to count?

Sounds silly and why? Not broke, don't fix it.

Multiples of ........ 10 ..... too easy ....nuff said.
by laphanphon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Hua Hin to Prachuab Khiri Khan by train
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: Hua Hin to Prachuab Khiri Khan by train

Rooms are quite large also, though a bit spartan for furnishings. I do hope they threw a coat of paint up, since last I stayed there. The outside is much nicer, and I don't remember a pool. Though I may have simply walked out the other direction to the beach. 1000 baht for surfside, at a lovely bay....