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by arjay
September 2, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: British teacher found dead in Rayong condo
Replies: 1
Views: 381

British teacher found dead in Rayong condo

A 49 year old British teacher at a language college in Rayong, eastern Thailand, has been found dead in his Cherng Nern apartment. Work colleagues told police that it was unusual that the man failed to turn up for work and wasn’t answering phone calls. https://thethaiger.com/news/national/british-m...
by arjay
September 1, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: It was never about Europe. Brexit is Britain’s reckoning with itself
Replies: 131
Views: 3655

Re: It was never about Europe. Brexit is Britain’s reckoning with itself

You correctly state 72% of eligible votes voted. So what about the other 28%. Pollsters would use the same % from those who voted ,for the 28% who did not vote, That is why we often read about majority this and majority that from a sample of only 2000. Bottom line is , the majority voted LEAVE. I m...
by arjay
August 15, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: RECESSION?
Replies: 27
Views: 1623

Re: RECESSION?

Trump wants the Fed to cut interest rates (much) more, to stimulate the US economy and get it performing well in time for the 2020 Elections, but the Fed isn't cutting enough or fast enough for Trump. And Trump's tactics with the Chinese are going to backfire on him, as there still isn't an early en...
by arjay
August 12, 2019, 3:16 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: thai astronomer says dont worry about big asteroid
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: thai astronomer says dont worry about big asteroid

According to CNEOS, the asteroid has been frequently approaching Earth and Venus since 1901. For this year’s approach, 2006 QQ23 is expected to zip past Earth on Aug. 10 at 7:23 am ST.
What time GMT is 07.23am ST?
by arjay
August 9, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: floating jet ski levitates
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: floating jet ski levitates

I bet if they get those in Patong, they will be very susceptible to damage! :-"
by arjay
July 30, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: High speed Rail Link
Replies: 52
Views: 6167

Re: High speed Rail Link

Whats the road like between Vientiene and Vang Vieng these days Uncle ? Havent been over for many years , and the last time it took a good 8 hours of total concentration to do the trip , and i dont usually hang about . Sort of put me off venturing further to Lang Prabang , which i sort of regret no...
by arjay
July 30, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Thai Baht Still Too STRONG v. GBP
Replies: 18
Views: 1255

Re: Thai Baht Still Too STRONG v. GBP

The £'s weakness is mainly down to the increasing fears of a no deal Brexit, since Boris came to power. The pound was down 0.5% against the dollar at around 8am in London on Tuesday, and around 0.4% against the euro. Sterling reached a low of $1.21 in early trading before recovering to $1.22, while ...
by arjay
July 22, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Thani International Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 2135

Re: Udon Thani International Airport

As well as the Tiger flight to Singapore, (some time later), there were flights to Luang Prabang, for a while.

Snap. Sorry yes, there were flights to Luang Prabang.
by arjay
June 27, 2019, 3:17 am
Forum: World Sports
Topic: worldcup women
Replies: 13
Views: 1217

Re: worldcup women

my comment was based on their performance here , rankings mean nothing if at the time you don't play well,and my prediction was not of...the dutch ? lucky penalty ,was again not a penalty to me , from now on during training will be the goal of kicking the ball accurately against an arm :( Yes, I fe...
by arjay
June 10, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 13703

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

Gotta admit , i was thinking about this , and i decided if i was a sex tourist or a massive drinker of both . Basically i would spend most of my vacation in one bar or another , so NO i would not come to Thailand . With the Baht so strong against a lot of currencies then it would not be cheap , and...
by arjay
June 9, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Medical Insurance For 1 year O-A Visa Holders
Replies: 18
Views: 1985

Re: Medical Insurance For 1 year O-A Visa Holders

If someone (on a retirement visa) has 800K baht in their Thai bank account, one might think that would give a good indication that they can afford to cover most medical situations that might arise and might thus obviate the need for medical insurance. Though I realise that logic doesn't always apply.
by arjay
June 8, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 13703

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

samster wrote:
June 8, 2019, 1:56 pm
My experience....

If you are a glass half full person, you will love Thailand. If not, stay away or your paranoia and negativity will eat you up
I can relate to that comment.
Over the years in LOS I think my glass got slowly reversed.
There are big pluses and big minuses.
by arjay
June 4, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: john cleese says london is no longer english
Replies: 76
Views: 3832

Re: john cleese says london is no longer english

If it's about Trump, why were there no protests on the street when Labour invited the IRA into Westminster? The man is a gobshite, insult Trump and you are insulting the American People whom he happens to represent which means Corbin would be happy the American people protesting against a visit by ...
by arjay
June 4, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 13703

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

What is Farangland going to like in 10 years Cost of everything gone up Your pensions wont be of much value due to this inflation Thailand or other Asian countries will still be cheap in comparison That's a bit misleading. Prices in farangland do go up (as they do in Thailand or wherever), but in t...
by arjay
June 4, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 13703

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

I just came across this, which might be helpful for those looking for alternative places to live: https://internationalliving.com/the-best-places-to-retire/ https://thethaiger.com/news/national/thailand-named-in-top-ten-places-in-the-world-to-retire?fbclid=IwAR3AelWaJCVttIyjJLHhP00lZcLoxa4hLV3HH4xr7...
by arjay
June 4, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: The FLASHING of Headlights
Replies: 31
Views: 1524

Re: The FLASHING of Headlights

In Thailand I have invariably found that the flashing of lights means I am coming through, or if it comes from a vehicle behind you, - that I am wanting to pass you asap.
by arjay
June 2, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Is it time to say bye Thailand?
Replies: 212
Views: 13703

Re: Is it time to say bye Thailand?

I was reading a report on Pattaya One yesterday informing all Tourists that a Tax will be introduced on Entry to the kingdom. In my view its not about the price which I believe is 100 tbt its more to do squeezing that little bit more of the orange. It seems to me that there must be someone in the T...
by arjay
June 2, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie
Replies: 392
Views: 32805

Re: EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie

Although at first sight it looks like great news for Brexiteers and the Brexit party, if you look a little closer not so. The liberals and greens (both very pro-remain) got very substantial gains in vote share, and actually polled more than the Brexit party when combined. The other Pro-remain party...
by arjay
June 2, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: john cleese says london is no longer english
Replies: 76
Views: 3832

Re: john cleese says london is no longer english

Fly into Heathrow, Gatwick etc, close your eyes for 10 seconds open them and try to guess what Country you are in. Go through immigration and guess what Country you are in. Go North to Bradford etc and guess what Country you are in. Go to Bangkok, Pattaya or any other tourist place in Thailand you ...
by arjay
May 16, 2019, 3:35 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie
Replies: 392
Views: 32805

Re: EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie

In the most striking sign to date of surging support for Farage, It isn't necessarily support of Farage it is just a lack of any other credible option to replace the Tories. Sad isn't it? It will in effect be a protest vote, because both the Conservatives and Labour failed to deliver what the peopl...

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