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by VincentD
Wed May 10, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Korat to Hua Hin by car
Replies: 20
Views: 2305

Just jump on the expressway. Korat - Saraburi - Bangkok - just keep going straight on and up the tollway. Traffic gets a bit messy around the turnoff to the port, and also on the Rama 9 bridge, but after that it's not too bad all the way to HH. My personal preference is the expressway going over the...
by VincentD
Wed May 03, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Heineken Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Was there last year, will be there again this year.

To quote from Dr. Dave, it IS a defining event in my calendar. :mrgreen:
by VincentD
Wed May 03, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Fuel in Hua Hin
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

The petrol stations close around ten at night and don't re-open till about six in the morning nationwide :roll: .
Keep that in mind if you have to drive at night.
by VincentD
Wed May 03, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: drunk again?
Replies: 17
Views: 3688

While you're on the floor, make sure they connect the other end of the hose to the beer barrel... :mrgreen: :cheers:
by VincentD
Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Farang Hunting
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Keep and maintain first-class insurance. If they create a problem, let the insurance sort it out. The boys in brown do not have a problem with this. Shit happens, and it's not just here. Many, many years ago, someone parked at a traffic light in Singapore purposely backed into a realtive's car and c...
by VincentD
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: uploading pics from camera
Replies: 30
Views: 3152

Most photo shops (at least in Bangkok) will have the facility to load and print the photos. Most will also ask if you want it on CD-ROM as well for a further charge. If you don't have the cable, get a cheap multi-card reader, I found one in Zeer Rangsit for about 300 baht. It just plugs into the USB...
by VincentD
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thaksin:I will not accept post of premier in next government
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

He may be resigning as PM, however he will continue to be the head of TRT and is not leaving politics. This is why the protests will continue; they want him totally out of politics.
by VincentD
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Beware if you have a lead foot whilst driving
Replies: 4
Views: 820

They dust off their equipment every now and then. And yes, I think they have some new toys now. I was ambushed with 'instant-on' from the top of a pedestrian overpass on my way to Rayong a couple of months ago. They do let you go to 110, so I got away with it. Time for a detector upgrade methinks.
by VincentD
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: satelite t.v.
Replies: 2
Views: 778

The other alternative (which I use) is to get a digital C/Ku band setup. You'll need to find a place to put the 8' dish, though. Advantage is that after initial installation there are no monthly fees. The disadvantage is that you can't get any service during bad weather, and are subject to the chang...
by VincentD
Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Sim cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

I usually try not to let a mobile phone ruin my holiday. :roll: How many of you have ever experienced your teerak's mobile going off at an inopportune moment, and she insists onanswering it? :twisted: :mrgreen: If, however, staying connected in the LOS is deemed necessary, I wouldn't bother with roa...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Autism
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

The interesting thing about autistics, is, they usually have a certain gift. My next-door-neighbour has an autistic eldest daughter - the middle daughter has now finished uni and has a good job. I remember that the eldest used to have 'fits' back then but have not been aware of this of late. She cou...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Breathalyzer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

They're quite serious about it here in Bangkok. I remember when the Thais couldn't even push their motorbike straight because of the amount they had imbibed before, and the boys in brown wouldn't really bother back then. Even we used to get away with it. Not so long ago, some of our Thai staff got b...
by VincentD
Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: What does Hua Hin need?
Replies: 140
Views: 23878

Re: Short Filipinos

Tomorrow I plan to go to the Thai Mass instead. The music seems much more appropriate (from what I have heard) and I plan to just keep telling myself that it is Latin. . .though my Latin is pretty good and I probably wont be fooled for a minute. Hi, Chas Only just spotted the post as I don't drop b...
by VincentD
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Southern food
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

I think thet're carraway seeds. Helps digestion. If they're served with crushed rock sugar, usually while you're waiting for the bill after the meal, they're cumin seeds. I think the main difference between the mainstream Thai food and the southern variety is that they use more spices down south. A...
by VincentD
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Party at Bamboo Grove
Replies: 18
Views: 2480

I, too wish. Unfortunately will be in Indo for the best part of a week, including the weekend. :cry:

Oh, and Rosso, life starts after forty.... :mrgreen:


Anyway, many happy returns to the birthday boys. :cheers: