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by parrot
October 24, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Lao Railway Progress
Replies: 133
Views: 20879

Re: Lao Railway Progress

When my wife and I long for a rerun of Little House on the Prairie, we'll tune in to Lao videos about life there today. My wife spent several months there as a young teenager, caring for the child of an expat couple in Vientiane. When I watch the village videos along with the videos about the progre...
by parrot
October 19, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Question: Car Financing with VAT added
Replies: 25
Views: 1105

Re: Question: Car Financing with VAT added

A few interesting things according to the https://www.rd.go.th/publish/57334.0.html If you buy a vehicle that the dealer lists for 1,000,000 Baht, for example, and the dealer gives you a discount of say 100.000 Baht, you pay VAT on the listed price of the vehicle.......1,000,000, not the 900,000 you...
by parrot
October 18, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Photocopy service near Central or Immigration Office
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Photocopy service near Central or Immigration Office

On Phosri Rd, in between the Bangkok Bank and the Kasikorn Bank, there's a photo shop......next to the eyeglass store. The owner speaks excellent English.
If they're not open, on the road that runs between Srisuk and Phosri Rd, across from Makkaeng School, there are a few copy shops.
by parrot
October 15, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Solar/Wind energy for the future. Forget it
Replies: 63
Views: 1751

Re: Solar/Wind energy for the future. Forget it

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-wind-and-solar-installation-are-smashing-records-but-the-trend-may-not-last/ One of my brothers lives in California, had solar panels installed and a Tesla battery pack added to the house. He's able to moderate the amount of electricity used during peak...
by parrot
October 14, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Solar/Wind energy for the future. Forget it
Replies: 63
Views: 1751

Re: Solar/Wind energy for the future. Forget it

PragerU, short for Prager University, is an American non-profit organization that creates videos on various political, economic, and philosophical topics from an American conservative or right-wing perspective. (from wiki). I suspect that the oil/coal industry might contribute to attempts to debunk ...
by parrot
October 11, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 122
Views: 7933

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

When we first set foot in Udon in 1996, I asked the old-times from Vietnam days about their concern over things like coups/government instability. Many of them had been through bad times in the 70's, 80's and 90's......but they always told me the problems in Bangkok had no affect on their lives in U...
by parrot
October 9, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 122
Views: 7933

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

Our 3 month vacation has turned into 8. But there's the first light at the end of the tunnel. The Thai Embassy DC has given us the go-ahead to forward our completed paperwork to DC for our visas. Of course, they could throw a wrench in the process......but all the blocks are checked.....approved air...
by parrot
October 3, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Sendiing Mail
Replies: 107
Views: 9244

Re: Sendiing Mail

I sent a small box containing six bottles of pills to a Thai friend in late August via regular US postal service. Cost $25. Arrived in Udon mid Sept
by parrot
September 30, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Loei
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: Loei

Chiangkhan for a day/night, then follow the Mekong route and mountains to Phurua for a night
by parrot
September 29, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Thai food
Replies: 46
Views: 2334

Re: Thai food

Reason #2978:. Lots of food sold these days in the grocery stores ไม่มีผงซูรส.......a fair number of restaurants post signs as well
by parrot
September 26, 2020, 3:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Falling Gates
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Falling Gates

A woman broke her leg on Srichomcheun Rd when the gate at her house fell on her a few days ago. I post only to point out the hazards of Thai gates.....I've seen many that could crush a man and know of two people, one in a coma for years, the other seriously impaired. Judging Thai standards to US sta...
by parrot
September 18, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Bobcat brushcutters contractors??
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Bobcat brushcutters contractors??

You could try calling the number at http://vthais.com/%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B0%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%84%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%B2-80902-%E0%B8%88%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%96%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A1%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%84%E0%B...
by parrot
August 27, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 122
Views: 7933

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

Still 'marooned' in Texas......this article https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/stranded-armenia-australia-flights-covid/index.html is another reason for any potential travelers - those in Thailand and planning any future travel, and those planning to go to Thailand expecting to travel out of country...
by parrot
August 26, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: New Traffic Fines Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 704

New Traffic Fines Announced

Thai police have published their new comprehensive list of traffic fines at http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2563/E/195/T_0009.PDF It's 26 pages long.......in Thai. I haven't seen an English version yet (other than the short version in Bangkok Post). Meanwhile, if you're wondering what con...
by parrot
August 6, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Second Ring Road Plans
Replies: 125
Views: 21733

Re: Second Ring Road Plans

Khun Paul wrote:
August 6, 2020, 7:09 am
No way near the KK road in Nong Sung then
One's a bypass road.....planning appears to be well under way. I think the second ring is in early planning stages.
by parrot
August 6, 2020, 1:44 am
Forum: Udon Thani News
Topic: Second Ring Road Plans
Replies: 125
Views: 21733

Re: Second Ring Road Plans

In a nutshell, the sign tells families/land owners in areas that are being surveyed to be expropriated in areas of Ban Jan, Nong Na Kham, Nong Kawn Kwang, Nong Bua, and Mak Kaeng to notify officials at the listed phone numbers......if they are interested in details. Thanks for posting the sign. Home...
by parrot
August 4, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Unknown Plant
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Unknown Plant

Looks to be sorghum......maybe from birdseed
by parrot
August 3, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Politics - Other than Thailand
Topic: A view on the swing to the right on both sides of the Atlantic
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: A view on the swing to the right on both sides of the Atlantic

Having lived in Okinawa during the US occupation of the island, Thailand under Thanon/Prapas, Korea under Park Chung-Hee, Taiwan under Chiang Kai-shek, time in the Philippines under Marcos, and more time in Thailand under the strife in the 2000's, and several months in Saudi, you get to see the reas...
by parrot
August 1, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Marriage counseling
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: Marriage counseling

A lawyer friend of ours suggests contacting ศูนย์ดำรงธรรม (I don't know exactly how to translate the center's name, but it deals with all sorts of 'people treatment' issues. Their phone number is 042-221-890. I'd guess it's a main number, so you'd have to explain what sort of counseling/assistance y...

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