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by arjay
October 15, 2005, 10:25 am
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Pop-up
Replies: 35
Views: 7220

I would suggest it is your "Firewall" routinely warning you of communications to or from your PC of which it is not sure. I have often had similar messages, though not when using the Udon map website. I use NVIDIA Firewall, in preference to the one included in Windows Xp. Sometimes the Firewall will...
by arjay
October 14, 2005, 1:10 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Information Please! Curious about your wonderful town.
Replies: 16
Views: 3544

For me, Valentine sums it up perfectly. If you want to Whoop it up, then Udon is not the place to be. Better to go to the over-commercialised places like Phuket or Pattaya, depending on your tastes. Carrying on working in your home country and take 3 or 6 month breaks over here. But if you want to s...
by arjay
October 14, 2005, 11:44 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Information Please! Curious about your wonderful town.
Replies: 16
Views: 3544

The website you referred to is: www.ajarn.com. Note an "a" not an "o". My ten penneth/cents:- You are making these things sound very easy, which they are not. Generally speaking the Thais don't want us working here. They just want our money. To get a teaching job here, one first has to find a job an...
by arjay
October 14, 2005, 11:07 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Can I take my car across the bridge to Laos?
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Hmmm, thanks. That was comprehensive and usefull information. I guess it could be more or less hassle dependent on the language proficiency of those involved. :? I have decided not to bother to take the car now, in view of the hassle, not to mention the state of the roads and other risks once there.
by arjay
October 13, 2005, 11:22 am
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: House insurance.Do you have any?
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Home Contents Insurance

For anyone interested, I have actually followed up on the AIG phone number, (042 325316) found the office and arranged some cover, (in the light of our recent experience). The policy is a New Hampshire Policy, part of AIG. The AIG office is on the main Udon Dutsadi Road, between the Christian school...
by arjay
October 12, 2005, 10:45 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Thai Airways - Are they cheaper from Thailand?
Replies: 16
Views: 4372

Yes, as a general guide, flights originating in Thailand, to the Uk, are cheaper than those originating in the UK. Thai Air tend to not be the cheapest, but they are very good and of course direct/non-stop.. EVA I have found to be very good, (better) particularly their Evergreen De-luxe class, menti...
by arjay
October 12, 2005, 10:09 am
Forum: Notice Board
Topic: The UdonMap Forumites Monthly Meeting by Paul888
Replies: 445
Views: 45067

Am I correct in thinking you are picking venues that don't have a Webcam, or where it is conveniently not working, so that you can't be checked up on!? :wink:

Are all "Forumites" welcome to this event? And, if so, will it definitiely be the Mojo after the Irish Clock, in case I arrive later?

RJ
by arjay
October 11, 2005, 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Can I take my car across the bridge to Laos?
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

OK, Thanks for your input. My own sources have said much the same, - that technically it's possible, but not worth the hassle. I am told there is a secure car park at the small bus station near the bridge, and it's better to leave it there, take the mini-bus across and then do whatever on the others...
by arjay
October 10, 2005, 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Can I take my car across the bridge to Laos?
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Can I take my car across the bridge to Laos?

Does anyone have any knowledge (or experience of) whether I am able to take my (Thai registered) car across the bridge to Laos, (Ventianes), for a few days? If so, is it easy to arrange and how does one go about it? Or is it too impractical to be worth the hassle? It is in my name and I have all the...
by arjay
October 9, 2005, 3:59 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Help - Police
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Dakoda, I was trying to be a bit discrete about the location, by abbreviating it to BLY. I am actually in Bahn Lom/Rom Yen 3, near Steve's bar and restaurant. It may well be that we are in the same village.

Regards
by arjay
October 8, 2005, 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Car costs
Replies: 31
Views: 7637

Car valeting/washing/cleaning

For car valeting I use, either:-

Makro - 100 baht - inside and out - on the left as go into the Makro car park.

PTT garage - 120 baht - inside and out - the garage with the Amazon cafe adjoining, just after the Big C intersection, on the Khon kaen road. You can have a coffee while you wait. :)
by arjay
October 8, 2005, 12:15 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Money Question
Replies: 45
Views: 11845

In relation to "Retirement Visas", I may be able to add some clarity to the "monthly income of 65000 baht". Whilist I had always correctly understood that the balance of at least 800k baht had to be in a Thai bank a/c., I had previously incorrectly assumed (or read somewhere) that (the alternative c...
by arjay
October 7, 2005, 8:08 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Help - Police
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Dakoda, am I able to ask which development or Moo bahn you are referring to. It sounds a bit like where I am, as several houses have been broken into near where I live, though I thought not much had been taken. The house behind us was broken into, but was unoccupied and with little furniture. We're ...
by arjay
October 6, 2005, 8:44 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Help - Police
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Thank you Paul. It looks to be panning out as you say. When we visited the police, there was little interest and even less attempt to understand the situation, but they did tell us they were busy! Neither the ordinary police, nor the tourist police seemed to be able to speak any English. And a subse...
by arjay
October 6, 2005, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Help - Police
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Help - Police

Does anyone know a friendly policeman in Udon, who speaks English. We have a problem in that someone has taken my girlfriend's bag and telephone from our rented house, but nothing else, and no sign of forced entry. We have reported it to the police already, (the Tourist Police referred us on to the ...
by arjay
October 5, 2005, 4:11 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Any advice for a newbie?
Replies: 30
Views: 5680

The advice I was given when I was came to Thailand, was "go slowly", whatever you do, "go slowly". - Don't rush into anything. That advice has proved to be so right, so many times. I would certainly agree, rent, rent, rent, at the very least for 6 or preferably 12 months. Allow time to assess if all...
by arjay
October 4, 2005, 5:20 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: dentists in udon
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Sincere apologies - I seem to have overlooked this post and it escaped me - I was not ignoring you. I can't find the business card of the dentist spoken about however, I can give you directions. From the complex walk down to the junction with the lights. cross straight over and walk past 7-11 on th...
by arjay
October 3, 2005, 6:05 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Pies Pies Pies
Replies: 14
Views: 4139

Aussie Pub has just had a recent addition to their menu, this includes steak pies and sausage rolls fresh from the shores of Oz. In my opinion Oz does the best pies around, they are full of meat with lot's of gravy and a crispy crust, great eaten Oz style with ketchup on the top. The sausage rolls ...
by arjay
October 2, 2005, 7:02 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: House insurance.Do you have any?
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

House Insurance

I forgot to mention the policy is called "AIG HOME CARE". There are 2 plans, each with a choice of Basic, Standard or Deluxe Cover. The company also understand the difference between buildings and contents, and the the fact that the land that the house stands on is not normally destroyed in the even...
by arjay
October 2, 2005, 6:42 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: House insurance.Do you have any?
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

House Insurance

You can get Property Insurance - Buildings and Contents cover, here in Thailand. It took me some time to find a company that did it, and I don't know if they have branches in Udon, but I have a policy on a property elsewhere in Thailand, through the New Hampshire Insurance Company, which appears to ...

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