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by marklv
April 16, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Thailand Law
Topic: Translator needed
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Translator needed

I need to translate a legal document from Thai to English, that I then must take to the Thai Embassy in Vientiane to certify that I have made a true copy of the original and that the translation is accurate. A Thai notary would not be accepted by the recipient. This could also be done at the Ministr...
by marklv
May 25, 2016, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Gardener needed
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Gardener needed

That's plan B if I don't find someone.
by marklv
May 25, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Gardener needed
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Gardener needed

I'm looking for gardening service, and I notice that the last post is almost 2 years old. I live near the PEA power plant (big white building on the Ring Road) in Tambol Na Di, Ampheur Meuang. I've been using a local handyman who doesn't own a lawnmower, so he uses a weedwacker to beat down the gras...
by marklv
August 23, 2015, 12:07 am
Forum: Laos
Topic: Driving Into Laos From Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 6039

Driving Into Laos From Thailand

Couple of question to educate me Do the Thai's make it just as hard for the hundreds of Laos cars venturing across each week? Lao drivers have it worse, but it's the Lao governement not the Thai counterpart that makes it hard for them. The hassle seems to occur in the home country of the vehicle. H...
by marklv
August 21, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: Laos
Topic: Driving Into Laos From Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 6039

Driving Into Laos From Thailand

747man wrote:A Damn lot EASIER to Get The BUS Across......
Not if you want to avoid tuk-tuk drivers in Vientiane.
by marklv
August 21, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: Laos
Topic: Driving Into Laos From Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 6039

Proof of insurance, well your Thai insurance is not valid out of Thailand. You need to get insurance in Laos there are a couple of companies just after you drive through the Laos check point on the right hand side of the road. It is not expensive a few hundred Baht for a week. I meant proof of Lao ...
by marklv
August 21, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: Laos
Topic: Driving Into Laos From Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 6039

Driving Into Laos From Thailand

Here's what I need to bring with me to get my car past the border police: 1) Original yellow house book (not photocopy) 2) Original blue book for car (not photocopy) 3) Purple passport book for car Thai cars are very popular with the Lao police. They like to ask for: 1) Drivers license 2) Internatio...
by marklv
August 21, 2015, 8:48 am
Forum: Electronic Equipment
Topic: Looking for a network technician
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Looking for a network technician

I have two separate internet connections coming into my home, and a dual WAN router that I'm having trouble configuring for one of the connections. I'm looking for a technician to come to my home and do it for me. There must be network consultants in the Ampheur Meuang area who can do this, but I do...
by marklv
September 8, 2014, 9:46 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Opening a bank account
Replies: 52
Views: 5415

Opening a bank account

If you experience any difficulty opening an account, just ask any teller which branches or managers of that bank are easier. It seems to depend upon who's in charge at the time you come. When I first tried to open an account at a particular bank in Udon, I went alone and was asked to come back with ...
by marklv
September 7, 2014, 9:31 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Getting Damage Deposit Back
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Getting Damage Deposit Back

I doubt that threatening to report them to the Tax Office would do any good, because the landlords live in the same neighborhood as the rental rental house, and all their neighbors know and despise them. Everybody knows that they have rental income. If reporting them to the tax authorities were a vi...
by marklv
September 6, 2014, 11:08 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: First Class Auto Insurance in Laos and Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 2893

First Class Auto Insurance in Laos and Thailand

The reason at present why you cannot buy (say) Thai insurance for other countries is due in part to the lack of Licenses (read co-operation) between the different Governments and the lack of repair shops in other countries with contarcts with the insurance companies. We feel this ‘may’ come with th...
by marklv
September 6, 2014, 10:37 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Yellow House Books
Replies: 394
Views: 189968

Yellow House Books

Regarding "Thai ID number on the Driving License": I tried to transfer the ID number from my Yellow Book to my 5 year license earlier this year, at the AEK Udon transportation office, but was told that I couldn't. It had to be my passport number only. Rules aren't always interpreted the same way ev...
by marklv
September 4, 2014, 10:45 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: First Class Auto Insurance in Laos and Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 2893

First Class Auto Insurance in Laos and Thailand

ive been using AGL on a Lao registered car for years with no problems, covers lao and thailand Belated thanks for the tip. We found a company which I think is the same one you mention, but it wasn't first class. It turns out that no company will provide comprehensive coverage for a Lao car in Thail...
by marklv
September 4, 2014, 10:22 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Getting Damage Deposit Back
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Getting Damage Deposit Back

Wife and I recently moved to a new house, but haven't completely vacated the old rental, because I prepaid the rent, and the old lease hasn't expired yet. My old landlords know we moved and we will return possession of the house back to them soon. There isn't any reason for them not to return my dam...
by marklv
September 4, 2014, 9:21 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Yellow House Books
Replies: 394
Views: 189968

Yellow House Books

Thai ID number on the Driving Licence so your family are quickly tracked down if you have a fatal traffic accident. Sign up for utilities in your own name. No skin tax applied for entrance to National Parks. Can get a credit card. Adding to the list: You can drive your Thai automobile, registered t...
by marklv
June 1, 2014, 2:15 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Crypto-currencies: The future is now
Replies: 222
Views: 29334

Crypto-currencies: The future is now

Actually, I can see why governments, especially the US, would be concerned about banks using bitcoins. A lack of a paper trail might appeal to some....to many....but in the big scheme of things, I can't see governments giving up their ability to track the flow of money. If anything, the US is more ...
by marklv
May 29, 2014, 7:37 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Crypto-currencies: The future is now
Replies: 222
Views: 29334

Crypto-currencies: The future is now

There is a meetup with two members. (Check www.meetup.com) Until more people join, I'll have to be content with attending meetups when I'm in Bangkok.
by marklv
May 29, 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: First Class Auto Insurance in Laos and Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 2893

First Class Auto Insurance in Laos and Thailand

I have a Thai car that I drive across the border, and am using two different insurance companies: Bangkok for Thailand and PCT for Laos. These are both the best first class policies I could find, and I'm happy with both companies, except that I'm paying twice as much, because I'm using a different c...
by marklv
May 11, 2014, 9:50 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Crypto-currencies: The future is now
Replies: 222
Views: 29334

Crypto-currencies: The future is now

I wonder if there is sufficient interest in a bitcoin and/or altcoin meetup in the Udon area, to organize one. There are several per week in Bangkok, and I go to some of those when I can. I personally would be willing to travel from Udon as far as far south as Khon Kaen or as far north as Nong Khai ...
by marklv
March 17, 2013, 9:37 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Where to buy quality green tea?
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Where to buy quality green tea?

The best place of which I am aware, is Yaowarat. I haven't found any decent Chinese tea at a reasonable price anywhere near Udon. A few months ago I stopped at a small pavillion at a trade show at Thungsi Muang in Udon, where people from Chiang Mai were selling good green tea, but not nearly the var...

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