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by VincentD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Is pla-ra safe to eat?
Replies: 28
Views: 2414

Re: Is pla-ra safe to eat?

It is a staple so I guess for some people not just safe to eat, but necessary to have in your food! Sort of like 'kapi' fermented shrimp paste (variations in Malaysia and Singapore is called 'belachan'). It is not just with anchovies - gourami is a hot favourite, and they do have other varieties of ...
by VincentD
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 72
Views: 5142

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

Assuming you're driving and any incident is of your own volition, I'd feel safe in a car-based SUV. Ladder-frame pickup chassis isn't bad, but long distance travel is hell. And ABS is typically only for back brakes for RWD pickups. However, if you consider that you could be hit by a typical 'missile...
by VincentD
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative

Can only give an insight into part of the way as my wife's Mum's place is halfway up past Nakhorn Sawan on the way to Pitsanulok from Bangkok. 1. You could try the route through Suphan Buri, but you still end up rejoining the highway 1 at Uthai Thani, can't avoid Nakhorn Sawan which is the main chok...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: 39th Bangkok International Motor Show
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: 39th Bangkok International Motor Show

Maybe I'll drop by tomorrow, today is opening day and will most likely be extremely crowded. Weekends worse. Just a 20 minute bus ride from where I am in Bangkok...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Animal-rights groups urge Hua Hin expats to save dogs from possible slaughter
Replies: 17
Views: 1481

Re: Animal-rights groups urge Hua Hin expats to save dogs from possible slaughter

Someone can always give the crocodile farm a call. They have been known in the past to help round up packs of feral strays in some of the larger housing developments in and around Bangkok. Don't get me wrong, I like dogs and up to recently, have always had one or two in the house. But when too many ...
by VincentD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Phraya Nakhon Cave
Replies: 25
Views: 3575

Re: Phraya Nakhon Cave

Did the boat trip about twenty years ago, vaguely remember parking in a temple compound and getting a local boat together with my brother-in-law's family to the beach. We had the beach to ourselves that day, and not everyone wanted to climb up, but coming upon the pavilion in the cave was quite surr...
by VincentD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Comparing different places in Thailand
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Comparing different places in Thailand

Bangkok - crowded and polluted as ever, but at least you can get from point A to point B in a reasonable amount of time these days. Thirty years ago there were no expressways, trains or metered taxis. Mayhem. :) Chiangmai - nice back then, was staying there for over a year back in 1988-89. No bars, ...
by VincentD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand
Replies: 72
Views: 5142

Re: Which car would you feel safest in Thailand

I, too, am biased towards a mid-size SUV. Though I'm driving an older Xtrail (which I quite like), Nissan has nothing to offer in it's present lineup that would make me want to move across. The Mazda CX5 looks good, but I haven't tried it out. Lots of electronic aids, nice when new but pain in the p...
by VincentD
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tyres in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Buying tyres in Hua Hin

Good that you got a replacement you're happy with. Typically, tyres are changed in pairs to even out wear and therefore handling characteristics if you're not doing all four at the same time. The odd tyre can then be kept as the spare.. HH4E, Yes, Toyo is the parent company for both Toyo and Nitto, ...
by VincentD
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: IHERB delivery
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

Re: IHERB delivery

Have used iHerb in Singapore but have been reluctant to try them here as some new ruling regarding import of supplements has been implemented. Tried ordering something containing cordyceps from a different company and both times they would not go through customs, even though it was handled by DHL. T...
by VincentD
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tyres in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Buying tyres in Hua Hin

Erm.. a quick word on tyre repairs.. Only repair if damage is on the tread area. If it is sidewall damage, throw it away! Oh, and the process you describe is a 'hot patch' repair that requires the removal of the tyre. Do note that this causes more damage to the area surrounding the repair by both ha...
by VincentD
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Buying tyres in Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1528

Re: Buying tyres in Hua Hin

Before you walk in to any place, note that all tyre shops have a certain brand that they tend to promote over others. Now, with that out of the way, most well-known brand names have fairly similar specifications, and in normal use you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. So.. Take down all the ...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Replace or clean PCB for Mitsubishi MUZ-SGH09VA
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Replace or clean PCB for Mitsubishi MUZ-SGH09VA

Remove the pcb, clean the mess and try reinserting once you're done. If you're lucky it should work. If not just call the Mitsubishi service department, they'll give you an idea as to how much repairs will cost. Just don't tell them about the gecko. On a side note, lightning fried the circuit board ...
by VincentD
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 123
Views: 10210

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

I hear you. Hope the lad has a decent break and doesn't break too many hearts along the way. Yes, agree there are opportunities but they are few and far between. And I totally agree with exposure to the world, hopefully not just the view through the bottom of a Saengsom bottle or based on someone el...
by VincentD
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 123
Views: 10210

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Mr. bitter and twisted.... Dear sir, those who know me don't find me like that.. Perhaps you are reading a fair amount into it as well? Where did you see in his post what job and remuneration he has? Yes you read a lot that isn't there, for sure. His own comments in the post above my reply. Let him...