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    **Thailand in London**



    well, there have not been any proper Thai festivals in London for a while, then all of a sudden, two come along at once

    the pics are all from the Singha festival, but they are interchangeable

    strangely enough, one was sponsored by Singha beer, the other by Chang beer

    each only had their own beer available. Other than that, they were pretty much identical except one was held in Battersea park, the other in Greenwich.

    here is the queue


    it was only that long as the boys on the gate were rather unprofessional

    a general view of the festival







    some of the participants







    it was a nice sunny day, so the tree shade was nice

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    There was some entertainment including traditional dancing




    and there was some less traditional dancing by these nice girls



    and some old fashioned music



    there was actually more than one spectator, but I pushed to the front


    Lots of things for sale










    The wife bought a lot of these




    souvenirs of Thailand!




    smiles everywhere


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    anyway, this is the beer tent



    and the prices...2 a can




    lots of food stalls, although the food was not very good



    everyone seemed happy with it though


    The second festival was, as I said, very similar except for one other thing

    I won a raffle, the prize being a 50 voucher for a nice Thai restaurant in Central London. We will go there next Thursday

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    the prize being a 50 voucher for a nice Thai restaurant in Central London. We will go there next Thursday
    Take your camera How many Thai meals can you get for 50 quid?

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    A green for the effort.
    Reminds me of a Thai festival I drove to -- about two hours away from Los Angeles.
    Might've gone to a nice restaurant or had a kick-ass meal at home for the price of carnival food.

    I was thrilled to see a few firm, cellulite-free asses, but my wife was far less than impressed. No dancers. No lesbians, no blow-job tents. Hell. aside from the black hair, what's the attraction?

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    I was at the Battersea park one too, got a few pictures but they're on my phone which doesn't seem to like my laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I won a raffle, the prize being a 50 voucher for a nice Thai restaurant in Central London. We will go there next Thursday
    Which restaurant would that be DrA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Take your camera How many Thai meals can you get for 50 quid?
    In London one or without wine one and a half!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    I was at the Battersea park one too, got a few pictures but they're on my phone which doesn't seem to like my laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I won a raffle, the prize being a 50 voucher for a nice Thai restaurant in Central London. We will go there next Thursday
    Which restaurant would that be DrA?

    depends on where you go, of course!

    I have a feeling that a meal for two plus a couple of Singhas (not wine, please!) will come to over 50 if we eat a lot

    2/3 starters prob 7 each Tod nam pla, spring rolls etc 21

    2/3 dishes prob 8 average each 24

    4 beers prob 3 each 12

    not even 60 so far. I will let you all know!

    The restaurant is the ChaoPhraya just off Oxford St, behind Selfridges

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    2 pounds a can? That's kind of a bad joke for a promotion.

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    I got 6 cans for a tenner and they gave me a crappy cool bag with a broken zip that i promptly threw away after the beer ran out.

    (got my phone to work with my laptop but when i tried to add to the gallery all the pics were too sodding big!)
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    Looking at this picture what time were you there DrA? i'd have been perched on the rail in front of you eating at about 4 'o'clock!

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    Hey, were you the guy standing up eating with his mouth open, Thai style?

    Actually, we were there until about 4pm, when we had had enough

    we stayed longer at Greenwich though, as the raffle was at 5.30pm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    2 pounds a can? That's kind of a bad joke for a promotion.

    oh Mr Fabian, no unnerstan

    what promotion? each festival was only selling one type of beer, so they could charge what they wanted. Actually 2 is not too bad, or 3 for 5 and a free plastic hat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    2 pounds a can? That's kind of a bad joke for a promotion.
    What do you expect? It is from the land where 50% off sales last for 6 years (Udom Agg shoe shops)

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    help, stalker alert

    Hi Smeg, quite, what would you expect?

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    I remember going to the Thai wat in berkeley every Sunday. They didn't serve beer. I was dating a woman that imported Sing and distributed it throughout the Bay area.

    She always had an extra case or two of mis-labeled (Must be Malt Liqour, not Beer) large bottles for me. Free or not it didn't taste any better then than it does now Some of my friends enjoyed the free beer though.

    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a case of some decent Pale Ale when you get back Andy. Hell, I'll even cook you a meal
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    help, stalker alert

    Hi Smeg, quite, what would you expect?
    Stalker?

    What an odd little world you live in.

    Is that your reflection in the sunglasses? The old guy with the sleeveless t-shirt and the beerbelly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    I was dating a woman that imported Sing
    ...but you picked her for her sparkling personality, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    help, stalker alert

    Hi Smeg, quite, what would you expect?
    Stalker?

    What an odd little world you live in.

    Is that your reflection in the sunglasses? The old guy with the sleeveless t-shirt and the beerbelly?

    yes, in my odd little world, a sense of humour is often present

    as for reflections in the sunglasses, you obviously did not study physics

    As there are people such as yourself on forums, do you not think I would have made sure there was no reflection of myself evident?

    my preferred drink is wine Smeg, I do not own a sleeveless T-shirt or a beer belly!

    so all wrong again

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a case of some decent Pale Ale when you get back Andy. Hell, I'll even cook you a meal

    damn it FF, I am not going to attempt to carry a case of anything except some clothes

    I might put a bottle of port in there though

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