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    I have a grab vs taxi story. 2 years ago in...

    I have a grab vs taxi story.
    2 years ago in Warsaw, I was using Grab a few times but then found myself next to an old taxi driver that looked down and out.
    Although I had nothing but positive...
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    What's important to me is "charge time" , ...

    What's important to me is "charge time" , camera has to be good with good zoom, and I do need a headphone jack. (Muso who has to test the amps from time to time).
    So, I am a OnePlus fan.
    Super...
  3. Only in Bangkok? Or all over Thailand. I heard...

    Only in Bangkok? Or all over Thailand.
    I heard that the buses that are rejected in BKK make it down here to Phuket.
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    Done a bit of traveling and I'd have to say some...

    Done a bit of traveling and I'd have to say some of the small villages in southern Tibet had it the worst I've seen.
    Dry, barren land surrounding an army base that kept the locals suppressed. ...
  5. Thread: RIP Bitcoin

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    Just hit $25k Whoopie! Time to buy more?

    Just hit $25k Whoopie!
    Time to buy more?
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    Camped out up there about 10 years ago and we had...

    Camped out up there about 10 years ago and we had snow flurries in the campsite.
    Made the front page of the Chiang Mai paper as I recall.
    The vendor selling gloves at the time was making out...
  7. Thread: RIP Bitcoin

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    Ethereum ha had a nice run up too. Over 650...

    Ethereum ha had a nice run up too.
    Over 650 from around 100 at the beginning of the year.
    Lots of gains lately. (Gold making a comeback too.) Is the dollar about to crash?
  8. Thread: Rudy Giuliani

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    My first thought when I read this news headline...

    My first thought when I read this news headline (above) was: So, does that mean he has Covid or not?
    And I wondered right away if the trumpers think it's true?
    Cause of course you can't believe...
  9. Thread: RIP Bitcoin

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    Back in Dec 2017, when BTC hit (almost) 20k,...

    Back in Dec 2017, when BTC hit (almost) 20k, there were close to 100 pages on Teakdoor discussing the pros and cons of owning some, with many saying they were "Hodlers".
    The other day, it just broke...
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    OK, here's mine: Now that (American) football...

    OK, here's mine: Now that (American) football season is here, spending more and more time inside. And the easily reached guitars help me get through all the stupid (American) commercials. Life is...
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    You might want to see it again. The local...

    You might want to see it again.
    The local govt pays a crew of people to sweep and clean the beach of debris every morning.
    It is the only beach in Phuket these days that is crowded. (yesterday...
  12. Best news I've heard in a long time. Who, in...

    Best news I've heard in a long time. Who, in their right mind, would think that we need more people on this planet?
  13. Well, it's been 100 days since I started and I...

    Well, it's been 100 days since I started and I have successfully played, recorded and made a music video for every one of those 100 days. I'm on break now, but you can see them all (or your...
  14. One of the best things about living in Thailand...

    One of the best things about living in Thailand is meeting and socializing with other expats who have travelled extensively.
    I'm impressed with some of the stories and counts on here.

    I have...
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    I would agree with Ennis on most all points made....

    I would agree with Ennis on most all points made.
    Except if you don't do Windows, that pretty much means Apple and they are too expensive for me.
    A few more things I would look for:
    More than 2...
  16. OK. Aging One. I do do requests when I know...

    OK. Aging One.
    I do do requests when I know them. LOL.
    So, today's vid is my cover of Allison by Elvis Costello.
    It's slightly NSFW.
    Enjoy! ...
  17. Yes, 95% of them are mine. I try not to reuse...

    Yes, 95% of them are mine.
    I try not to reuse pictures but after 24 different songs (in 24 days) it's sometimes hard not to use one or two over again)

    I just finished today's song and video. ...
  18. Check out my "Lockdown Videos" (if you like Floyd, Dylan, Blues, Grateful Dead, etc

    Also a few Allman Brothers songs, Van Morrison, Jethro Tull and others

    I've been staying busy by recording myself playing a different song each day and putting it to my pictures and videos of my...
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    I have a Canon SX50 and love it. 50 X zoom...

    I have a Canon SX50 and love it. 50 X zoom (optical) and lots of settings if you want to get into it more than me.
    I generally just use the automatic setting.
    One more thing that I find...
  20. Tramping in New Zealand, Jan/Feb for 3 1/2 weeks.

    Haven't been on here for a while as I've been out hiking again. They call it "tramping" down in Kiwi-land and it's great. They have 10 of what they call "Great Walks" and if you hike one of...
  21. Really enjoying this thread. THanks for sharing...

    Really enjoying this thread.
    THanks for sharing your life.
    I lived and worked on farms. It's hard.
    Up early, work all day. Eat good, sleep good.
    But yeah, not a lot of social life.
    Keep it...
  22. Thread: Guns

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    Bear spray. That shit works.

    Bear spray. That shit works.
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    My family and I like Chumphon. Whenever we head...

    My family and I like Chumphon.
    Whenever we head north, we stay there one night.
    I could live there. For a while.
    I'm sure it would get boring after a bit but would be fun exploring the beaches,...
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    Glad to see Halloween getting celebrated in...

    Glad to see Halloween getting celebrated in Thailand.
    It's always been my favorite holiday.
    Kids can dress up and be whoever they choose.
    Candy for the reward.
    But must admit, when i was a...
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    I know what I would do. Ask to speak to the...

    I know what I would do. Ask to speak to the bank manager. Tell them that your wife is going to pick up the letter and if they don't want to do what you ask, you will take all of your money out and...
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    Ottawa?

    Ottawa?
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    I have a good friend (Sherpa) who lives there. ...

    I have a good friend (Sherpa) who lives there.
    I asked him and here is his reply:
    "I guess Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan and other World Heritage sites inside Kathandu valley charge entrance fees."...
  28. 440 kms. That's not so long. 2 years ago, I...

    440 kms. That's not so long. 2 years ago, I hiked the Via Dinarica. That one is around 1400 kms.
    I like the long trails. Takes a week or 2 just to get back in hiking shape.
  29. My writeup of my yearly hiking trip: Sweden's Kungsleden Trail

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    Haven't been on here for a while as I've been out hiking again.
    This time, up in Lapland, Sweden.
    I wrote up a bit of a story, complete with pictures of the trip.
    You can see it here: ...
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    I've flown into Lukla 3 times, and once I hiked...

    I've flown into Lukla 3 times, and once I hiked there (and above) from Jiri and then onward to Namche and Everest base camp twice, Kala Patar twice and Gokyo lakes once (got caught in a blizzard on...
  31. Took this picture this morning at Bang Wad Dam. ...

    Took this picture this morning at Bang Wad Dam. I've seen it worse only once in the past 10 years that I can remember. https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30759&stc=1
    Luckily, my well...
  32. Thread: RIP Bitcoin

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    Here we go! ^^^

    Here we go! ^^^
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    It's considered rude to be on time. Loud pipes...

    It's considered rude to be on time.
    Loud pipes save lives.
  34. Thread: Georgia Pics

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing. I'm planning a...

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm planning a hiking trip there this coming July.
    I hear only good things about the country. (except I probably have to learn some Russian language)
    I...
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26268&stc=1

    Another one same night.
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26267&stc=1
    Sunset 2 days ago, seen from Phuket's Nai Harn beach.
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    If a "pullup" is something different than this...

    If a "pullup" is something different than this "chin-up^", then I don't know what it is.
    I do them like the link above (chin-ups)
    Never been to a gym but there's a bar set up at the beach here in...
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    Why? Because most business at these restuarants...

    Why? Because most business at these restuarants in Phuket (and the one I'm talking about) cater to farangs, and not Thais or Issan folk.
    And when you tell lies to farangs, they tend to remember...
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    Good one ^ Reminds me of trekking in Nepal and...

    Good one ^
    Reminds me of trekking in Nepal and up around 4,000 meters, I ordered a pizza.
    They'll make it right in front of you with smiles and proud of the way the do it. (I guess)
    First flour...
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    Agree on Issan restaurants. They're not so good...

    Agree on Issan restaurants. They're not so good at marketing, nor responsibilities.
    But today, in Phuket I was meeting a friend for breakfast although I had already eaten so just wanted a shake. ...
  41. Thread: NFL 2018

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    They've had their share of bad luck this year. ...

    They've had their share of bad luck this year.
    So, a bit of a change in that regard was due.
    Yeah, I know all games will be tough now of course.
    But they've now won 5 in a row.
    All with...
  42. Thread: NFL 2018

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    Fly Eagles Fly! Nobody wants to play them...

    Fly Eagles Fly!
    Nobody wants to play them now.
    Foles needs to stay in Phila.
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    I was in Serbia and Slovenia last summer. ...

    I was in Serbia and Slovenia last summer.
    Didn't see any women that looked anywhere close to those 2 above^

    Talk about living cheaply: I spent 10 days in Sumatra back in September.
    The...
  44. I hate insurance companies and have had very...

    I hate insurance companies and have had very little success with them.
    I don't use them anymore, as they don't pay anyway when you do have a problem.
    Has anyone ever met a poor insurance salesman?
  45. I'm guilty. I prefer Asian women any day!

    I'm guilty.
    I prefer Asian women any day!
  46. 12 minute video of my week long Sumatra adventure

    Finally finished the video.
    Took 3 days! Ugh!
    But I had taken too much good video, especially of the orangutans, not to.
    Here's the link if you care to watch it (12 minutes): ...
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20140&stc=1

    My wife's drying of chicken (I think it's chicken anyway)
  48. Just finished writing up the next leg of this...

    Just finished writing up the next leg of this Sumatra trip.
    You can see it here: https://fiddlehead.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/northern-sumatra-after-the-trek-on-to-lake-toba/
    Traveling from Bukit...
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    Yeah, I left out the northwest. It's also a...

    Yeah, I left out the northwest.
    It's also a great part of the US.
    I love the Olympic Peninsula and there's a GREAT hike out there on the coast.
    The Rialto Beach trail.
    I've hiked it 4 times...
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    I've driven across the US 9 times. More if you...

    I've driven across the US 9 times. More if you count coming back to Pennsylvania after going to the Pacific coast.
    A few years ago, I took my family (Thai) there and did it again.
    Here's what we...
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