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  1. Apply the Philipine's solution ..... suddenly...

    Apply the Philipine's solution ..... suddenly plenty of vacancies!
  2. Update to "Building a "teak house" in 20 days 2012 thread.

    Well 7 years have passed since the initial build so perhaps there is interest in an update! .....after lots of hard work!

    The original house was fitted with Aluminum double sliding lockable glass...
  3. Beware who drives your car!!!! and speed cameras in general....

    So been ignoring speed camera fines have we?
    In reading lots of general recent information I noticed plans being instituted 1st October 2019 that could cause many pain!!!
    It was mentioned that 80%...
  4. thank you Wilsonandson for your 2013 Bangkok...

    thank you Wilsonandson for your 2013 Bangkok Post article looks like the 2013 fixes have lasted just 5 years!

    Suvarnabhumi moves to patch up potholes

    'Sinking' taxi lanes set for major repair...
  5. Is it safe to fly from Suvarnapumi Airport?

    I flew with my family out of Suvarnaphumi airport on an International departure on Monday afternoon 5th March.
    The Aircraft left the gate on time ...and taxied out for a kilometer or so ..... then...
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    Went to Halong Bay and stayed on the mainland for...

    Went to Halong Bay and stayed on the mainland for 2 nights in February... Quite cold..... below 20 Deg C. I arrived at the Hanoi Airport and had difficulty finding reliable information..Everything...
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    Just spent 3 weeks along highway 22 around Sawang...

    Just spent 3 weeks along highway 22 around Sawang Daen Din having arrived just prior to the biggest floods in 45 years in Sakon Nakhon. ( 9 people were drowned including one washed off the road in...
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    Great pictures and report as usual. Spent...

    Great pictures and report as usual. Spent Christmas with the family on Ko Kood about 4 years ago and really enjoyed it. and with no real traffic is easy to ride around. Freezing my nuts off at...
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    https://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/29639/...

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    A private Island to canoe to from the restaurant in Northern Nam Nueng Hydro Lake.Jan 2016
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    https://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/29639/...

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    Nice view...pleasant staff and nice breakfast.
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    https://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/29639/...

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    Food was good Western standard French style....And the beer was cold!
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    There is a nice French Eco resort on the other...

    There is a nice French Eco resort on the other end of the lake (except mainly full of french speaking Frenchmen!) but it is a bit hard to find....When very tired from dodging potholes on the Road...
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    The most detailed sensible and logical summary I...

    The most detailed sensible and logical summary I have yet read! Demonstrates the abilities or not of Australia's highly paid ATSB executives! Why are we not suprised they are searching in the wrong...
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    Looks sensational!....Happy wife.. = Happy life! ...

    Looks sensational!....Happy wife.. = Happy life! Just in time for the hot weather at the end of the wet, and the school holidays! Had me thinking about my pool plans while sipping a cold Leo. Now...
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    Your pool looks just great .. good size and...

    Your pool looks just great .. good size and design, and appreciate the info on the cement and additives, as we will probably build a similar size pool soon in SDD....after we build more walls to keep...
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    Check this out.......Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Sakon...

    Check this out.......Bangkok (Don Mueang) - Sakon Nakhon - Sawang Daen Din ? Nok Air

    From May 5th 2015 Nok Air have commenced daily Bangkok (Don Muang) to Sawang Daen Din FLY/Bus packages. ...
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    Hi Kevin..........sorry to have missed you both...

    Hi Kevin..........sorry to have missed you both ....back in SDD for a month or so...have been up to Chiang Mai on a road trip for a week or so.....great trip except b.......freezing with no heater in...
  18. I can't believe these DANE's ...... "I would try...

    I can't believe these DANE's ......
    "I would try cooking myself like a traditional first class lamb.".......Maybe he is expecting to get sunburnt! Surely he is not planning to cook...
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    Re taj mahal option looks good, but heard on the...

    Re taj mahal option looks good, but heard on the radio they are about to cover the lot in lime filled mud to clean the marble! So would need to check when this is completed as it may be closed for...
  20. King Willie has hit a very sore point right on...

    King Willie has hit a very sore point right on the head!! ........with his extremely accurate assumption "I'm sure you have all those components, I doubt very much your missus cooked it up in a...
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    Great Pics and you have captured the landscape...

    Great Pics and you have captured the landscape and scenery of Laos very accurately....ie, not much traffic,spectacular scenery,smoke, and Beer Lao!
    A great ride by the looks of it, and great value...
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    From ......http://www.klia2.info........ AirAsia...

    From ......http://www.klia2.info........
    AirAsia Group chairman Tan Sri Tony Fernandes cringes at the thought of an increase in airport charges especially with the cost of building KLIA2 having...
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    Excellent news! Look forward to some pics....It...

    Excellent news! Look forward to some pics....It is quite behind schedule, so will be interesting to see if it is any more completed than the new Denpasar terminal. Lots of good connections from...
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    An Italian Restaurant would be just great!...and...

    An Italian Restaurant would be just great!...and I think would be well patronized if in decent premises with aircon.
    There is another good quite small Thai restaurant on highway 22 that I frequent...
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    https://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/29639/...

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    As I commented 2 weeks ago!!!! and I am still the only correct poster!
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    That's bad news Kevin...previous tenants made...

    That's bad news Kevin...previous tenants made excellent milk shakes, and very nice reasonably priced Western style food.
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    BLD Great pics and thread as usual, well done! ...

    BLD Great pics and thread as usual, well done!
    The smog is 99% from mainland China. One thing you would not have seen in HK, was any visible emissions from a car, bus or truck....huge fines if you...
  28. I agree....Sabang makes a good point....The big...

    I agree....Sabang makes a good point....The big recent change factor in Thai politics, is education, with an increasingly more educated society, and with a young population with Western aspirations....
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    Fish hooks Fishing line A woman that knows how...

    Fish hooks
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    A woman that knows how to clean and cook fish.
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    TROY you are right if a total electrical failure,...

    mmm...the 777 is fly by wire........how you gonna fly it with no electrics?[/QUOTE]

    TROY you are right if a total electrical failure, however if all communications and transponder power supplies...
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    Flukes logic here is sound......and the most...

    Flukes logic here is sound......and the most basic flight training has been overlooked......Assuming they had a sudden massive electrical failure....
    Rule 1...fly the aircraft manually.
    Rule...
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    I have to concur with FLUKES last post.....a...

    I have to concur with FLUKES last post.....a total electrical failure although unlikely is possible, particularly if a cable or equipment fire was involved, and all the factors he raises make sense!...
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    More Media dreams???or intentional...

    More Media dreams???or intentional miss-information?
    The malaysian Air force chief has now has denied saying military radar had tracked the lost passenger jet turning back and flying to the Strait...
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    Latest is debris sighted by Cathay Crew HK to KL...

    Latest is debris sighted by Cathay Crew HK to KL off the coast of Vietnam ......updated a few hours ago. 10 Chinese satellites being re-deployed to take a look!
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    The passengers on this flight would all have been...

    The passengers on this flight would all have been processed through the fancy KLIA terminal...more camera surveilance than you could poke a stick at!! Hence they would have pics of all...
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    Note to drivers....If you think Thailand has...

    Note to drivers....If you think Thailand has pot-holes...and bad roads,......by comparison with present Lao roads other than the Vietnam highways...(but rapidly improving with huge road construction...
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    There are lots of pretty girls in Konglor.......

    There are lots of pretty girls in Konglor....
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    Just one suggestion .....if you drive from Thailand...bring some good food to...
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    Konglor National park also has wild Tigers,...

    Konglor National park also has wild Tigers, Elephant, Deer and big cats, and it is possible to hire local guides(armed so you don't finish up as breakfast!) and if you are prepared for a 4 day...
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    At the Upstream entrance on the opposite side of...

    At the Upstream entrance on the opposite side of the mountain, the boats travel along a picturesque section of jungle to a small village, where you can disembark, and get snacks and COLD BEER LAO!...
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    The following morning we walked to the National...

    The following morning we walked to the National Park entrance near-bye, and parted with a small amount for entrance to the cave park, then arranged for our approximately three hour boat trip through...
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    There are several accommodation guesthouses in...

    There are several accommodation guesthouses in Konglor village, plus if you want really basic...you can also do "home stay"...we chose a Western standard, but very inexpensive guesthouse (about...
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    We arrived in the evening, and it was getting...

    We arrived in the evening, and it was getting quite cold,.... well below 20 Deg C, which is unusually cold for this area.....The farmers were so concerned with the cold, that they had lit a big fire,...
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    The winding road towards the Vietnam border...

    The winding road towards the Vietnam border provided spectacular scenery ....except for the smoke that day, which spoiled all efforts to get some pictures until descending down into Konglor valley....
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    After a slow bridge crossing as the "pick and...

    After a slow bridge crossing as the "pick and peck typing" road transport department staff entered our car details into their computer, (and similarly on arrival on the Lao side) we crossed over and...
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    Konglor Cave road trip

    In early January 2014 we set off on a family road trip to Konglor Caves in central Laos........It was just great!
    We left Thailand in our trusty little Nissan Pick Up, with it's new "car passport"...
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    Protect your wallet....buy a car cam!

    I spent about 2,000 baht on my Christmas present! I now realize this is an essential item when driving in Asia! If you drive ...your own car or a rental....you need one of these!...... I fitted...
  48. As we are often in Adelaide we are sure not...

    As we are often in Adelaide we are sure not missing this heat wave........instead almost freezing our tit's off in Isaan! We are in Sawang Daen Din, Sakon Nakhon in the North East, and most nights...
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    The Thai opposition are as everyone points out...

    The Thai opposition are as everyone points out unhappy with their lack of electoral success in democratic elections, and a well educated middle class group they are definitely not!
    To win seats in...
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    I need some advice on where and how to obtain a...

    I need some advice on where and how to obtain a "proof of residence document" in the Nong Khai or Udon Thani areas, in order to get a "yellow book" As I live in Sakon Nakhon area, and will be...
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