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by arjay
November 9, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Nong Khai
Topic: Fire at Mut Mee Guest House restaurant, Nong Khai
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Fire at Mut Mee Guest House restaurant, Nong Khai

Oh. I didn't know about this. It looks like the open restaurant area, rather than any of the sleeping rooms:

https://siamrath.co.th/n/113994?fbclid= ... sLIiYqq4XY
by arjay
October 23, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: Brexit: the 11th-hour brinkmanship kicks off.
Replies: 73
Views: 3015

Re: Brexit: the 11th-hour brinkmanship kicks off.

After the proposal for the short timetable to discuss the bill was voted down, many suggestions were made to Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Leader of the House, of ways they might be able to compress the discussions into the time remaining before 31st October, such as sitting right across the weekend, even da...
by arjay
October 20, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Philippine Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Philippine Adventure

vlad wrote:
October 7, 2019, 6:02 pm
Giving it a miss Arjay getting bad reports about crime and even kidnappings in holiday islands I've booked a week in Cambodia instead
Ok, understood. I look forward to a report on Cambodia in due course, then. :D
by arjay
October 20, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Northeast Thailand (Issan)
Topic: Minor Earthquake shakes Loei province
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Minor Earthquake shakes Loei province

Just spotted this, which may be of interest: A 3.9 magnitude earthquake has shaken Loei province in north-east Thailand, near the Laos border, although there are no reports of any damage. But residents were certainly talking about it yesterday as it shook the region. The quake was felt at around 12....
by arjay
October 16, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 156
Views: 6772

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

This is getting interesting, and directly relevant to me - particularly after wading through the multiple threads on TV....... .........My options (pending further clarification before I leave) seem to be: 1. arrive back, and see what happens when I hit the inward desk at Swampy 2. take out insuran...
by arjay
October 7, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Philippine Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Philippine Adventure

As some of you know ive decided to give Thailand a miss at the mo and im looking at the Phillipines for a month before trying Vietnam. I have trawled over site after site but nothing realy excites me most of the Islands I have liked at are two quiet and not for me. I am looking for a good beach pla...
by arjay
September 2, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: British teacher found dead in Rayong condo
Replies: 1
Views: 571

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: 132
Views: 7802

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: 39
Views: 2534

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: 473

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: 243

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: 6437

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: 1355

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: 2356

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: 1301

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: 258
Views: 17106

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: 2175

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: 258
Views: 17106

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: 3924

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 ...

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