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    Question Going to Kranuan

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    My name is Jerry from Calif new BM want to say Hi to everyone
    I will be going to Kranuan next week would like to know if anyone has been there and tell me about the village I will be driving from Khon Kaen how far is Kranuan from Khon Kaen
    Going to meet the family first time out in the country really looking forward to it so any advise would be great and helpful
    thanks Jerry

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    Hi Jerry Kranuan is a about a 45 minute drive from Khon Kaen, figure on about 50 miles or so, depending on how far out in the middle of nowhere her folks live

    Dont expect too much, Kranuan has dust, chickens, a few buffalo and not a lot else.

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    Dont forget to wai the father, not handshake.

    bring some small presents like fruits, whiskey etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    Going to meet the family first time out in the country really looking forward to it so any advise would be great and helpful

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    Hi Jerry
    I live in Kranuan and you do NOT see many chickens or buffalos in town
    Its 60 km from KK and if Spin can do it in 45 minutes, I guess I have seen him. Some drives like mad around here

    If you get bored, go to Howard and he'll fill you in about Kranuan or you'll meet some farangs here. Theres about 100 around.
    I'll be there in a couple of weeks and maybe I'll meet you.
    Its a big town though.

    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    the village
    Kranuan has 12000 inhabitants

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    Kranuan has 12000 inhabitants
    How many do the 100 farangs support?

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    ^ Up to you

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    I want to thank you for the information you BM's have been great to reply so fast
    now I have a question does any of you BM's know anything about Thailand weddings what takes place and how much please guys don't tell me up to you ok and what about houses in Kranuan 3 bedrooms starting price ok with me coming from the Monterey Peninsula it looks like a very big change WOW Thanks Guys waiting for your reply JERRY

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    Hey Jerry
    I do not know much about weddings, so..

    I know people who rents a nice house in Kranuan for 7000 Baht. Or do you want to build your own ?

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    Make Points with Mom

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    what can I do to make points with mom my Tee Rak doesn't have a father I plan on bringing See's Chocolates and some small things from Calif for mom also do I wai mom any advive you can give me I would greatful if everything goes well looking at a summer wedding and maybe renting would be better for now thanks Jerry

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    ^ Yes you can wai her first time you see her, but ask you girlfriend, as its she that gets embarrassed if you mess up

    If you are an average nice guy, everything will be allright. Be yourself

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    Thanks helge
    you have been great Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    now I have a question does any of you BM's know anything about Thailand weddings what takes place and how much please guys don't tell me up to you ok and what about houses in Kranuan 3 bedrooms starting price ok with me coming from the Monterey Peninsula it looks like a very big change WOW Thanks Guys waiting for your reply JERRY
    Oh Jesus, its gonna be a roller coaster for you. Left Monterey Ca. to move to a village in Buri Ram. I sure as hell could never do that. Best of luck guy.

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    Don't bring anything. Yourself and your wallet will be plenty.

    If you must bring a gift, maybe make it yourself to show how much you love her daughter, spend a week painting a surrealist picture of you all together... thais love sentimental gifts over ones of monetary value, especially in Buriram. The mother would be so taken back by the time and effort you put into it it would be valued far more than anything they can show off as being expensive.
    Last edited by Chairman Mao; 07-10-2009 at 12:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    Khon Kaen
    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    how far is Kranuan from Khon Kaen
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    from Khon Kaen,
    Quote Originally Posted by helge
    KK
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Buri Ram
    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    Buriram.
    Its stil Khon Kaen or?

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    Motorbikes in Kranuan

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    You BM's have been great I would like to know a few things about Kranuan before I go
    Motorbikes any good places in Kranuan to buy one and how much starting price also are there any markets to buy american food there and the cost of living in Kranuan compaired to Bangkok hows the water in Kranuan safe to drink or should I drink bottled any places to eat there how is the mail service I have had problems with it I have mailed 6 letters and none made it to Kranuan Thanks waiting for your reply JERRY

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    BahtSOLD.com | Thailand Classified Ads | Ads for 8th Oct 2009 | Page 1 have a semi-decent motorbike section to gauge prices etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    Motorbikes any good places in Kranuan to buy one
    Yes, but talk to your girlfriend, and let her do the shopping
    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    also are there any markets to buy american food there
    No,not unless you call 7-11 a market. You can go to Howard in Howchow for a meal. You don't fancy thai food ?
    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    hows the water in Kranuan
    You can drink all water in Kranuan. But the tap water is clorified. The water in all restaurants is safe, and so is the beer
    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    how is the mail service
    I never had a problem, but to make sure go to the postoffice; maybe they are "too busy" to deliever the mail.
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    I have had problems with it I have mailed 6 letters and none made it to Kranuan
    Maybe they did, but have a look at the postoffice.

    Have a look:
    Castle Howchow Beach Resort Hotel

    By the way. There is a danish restaurant in Khao Suan Kwang, just up the road (42km)

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    Why don't you move to some place, you know, a little less 11th century?

    Plenty of rural places in Thailand that also includes actual 'life'.

    (Don't worry, she'll follow... Unless she has a 'sick' mother which is forcing ye to live in the blackhole of time/sanitation/logic of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    Plenty of rural places in Thailand that also includes actual 'life'.
    Just curios, where ?
    'He going to meet the family' is all we know, and he is curios about the place. So was I the first time around.

    My advice can only be to give it time. Do NOT buy land and house, until you know more about the place, and if you hit it of with the girlfriend.

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    Rent - you don't want to build any monuments for you to be remembered by when your gone.

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    Small world. I stayed at Howards place in Kranuan about a month ago. Can't say I was too impressed with the place. The armpit of Isaan. Kumpawapi up the road is a nice town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Small world. I stayed at Howards place in Kranuan about a month ago. Can't say I was too impressed with the place. The armpit of Isaan. Kumpawapi up the road is a nice town.
    I take that it is Kranuan, that does not impress you. I agree.
    Can't say that I have ever been impressed much in Thailand.

    But his girlfriends family lives in the Kranuan area. I'm not suggesting he should settle here. On the contrary. This is not for everybody, and taking up oilpainting sounds like a good idea.
    By the way. The' How much do you drink in your village ?' thread should be a must read for newcommers.

    PS Why is it that a huge procentage of farangs ignore your 'Hello' when you meet them outthere where the Crows makes a U-turn ? My guess is that they take you for being a big sucker, just like they are. Groucho comes to mind

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    Just Got Back To Calif

    Hi There Everyone
    I just returned to Calif I had a great Time in Kranuan I was surprized at the little town I met the Famliy and the neibhors I got to cook a couple of meals for everyone and they had a great time we had a party with music one night the people are so freindly and open and down to earth My sweethearts mom was a real sweetheart and the life of the party and a lot of fun to be around the boys were great and very well mannered I spent 4 days in Kranuan and a couple of days in Bangkok
    I lost one day due to bad waether in Calif and got real sick on the plane home outside of that everything was great. the best thing I did was rented a car at the Khon Kaen Airport it made everything so much easrer to get around and see the city the highways and roads were great I stayed at Howards took the boys swimming and the family to dinner there I have a lot of questions I would like to ask and need advise on which I will do soon
    thanks jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalifJerry
    I have a lot of questions
    Spit it out; glad to hear you had a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge
    Spit it out
    I think I just did..........

    Internet love Jerry ?

    What the Fok is a BM ?
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