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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ Ok, so a bottle of whisky it is then!

    I've never been called hiso before, but it feels good. Thanks for that OhOh!

    I know of one more 'amenity' that would really make the 14 days quite enjoyable but I doubt if even my new found status would allow that!
    better pack two bottles of duty free.

    other amenities?
    Surely Thailand could arrange something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    The Balvenie
    Caribbean cask


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    Safe travels mate.


    Enjoy the 2 week health farm.

    Push ups
    Sit ups
    Star jumps
    Yoga

    No pain,no gain

    Btw Have you ever gone 2 weeks without peas in your life before, you might well find yourself clucking like a turkey at dawn on your balcony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Kind words indeed Ootai!

    Yeah... I'll be coming in to work for a few hours in the morning... but just to show my face and delete my browsing history! And justify my day rate!

    No chance of getting drunk tonight... I've got maybe a bottle's worth of red wine left in my box, a tin of Swedish cider and a small bottle of French cider that I decided to keep for meself once I saw the way things were going! I'm glad things worked out the way they did now... I'm looking forward to that bottle of French cider!

    I've checked in, and both flights look pretty well deserted. I'll be disappointed not to get an entire row to myself for the AMS-BKK leg. I'm hoping for clear rows in front and behind as well.

    OhOh... just a thought... with your ASQ experience how well did they check your bag for a bottle of duty free? I'm thinking of going a short stubby bottle of whisky like The Balvenie that I can hide in the bottom of my carry on. Were you closely monitored at the carousel during baggage claim? Should it be easy enough to transfer my bottle to the hold luggage bag before customs?

    Like I said, just an idle thought...
    Not on the carry on!!!! You gotta put in in the checked in luggage!!!!

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    Good luck, mendip! Safe travels.

    ^yup, you're only allowed less than 100 ml of each fluid in the carry on. Unless it was bought at Duty free, I guess?

    I remember a news article wherein the lady drank a whole bottle of Johnny Walker in front of the x-ray machine official because she wasn't allowed to take the bottle with her!

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    Mendip have a great trip.

    Great thread.

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    A few photos please:

    Check-in smile withe the two boarding cards held up by the check-in agent.
    Last call on the screens. Initial and Transit airports.
    BKK taxiing to arrival gate.
    A few at the various entry stations/waiting areas/immigration booths.
    Luggage pickup.
    Your hotel limo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Not on the carry on!!!! You gotta put in in the checked in luggage!!!!
    Might be too late!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ Ok, so a bottle of whisky it is then!

    I've never been called hiso before, but it feels good. Thanks for that OhOh!

    I know of one more 'amenity' that would really make the 14 days quite enjoyable but I doubt if even my new found status would allow that!
    Go man go and that Balvenie is good stuff.

    Travel safe and welcome back!!!

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    ^^ Nope! I'm still here.


    Zero days to go... and no more sleeps!


    In fact my next sleep will hopefully be in a wine induced drunken stupour somewhere over Eastern Europe!

    I have a few emails to send, a lot of browsing history to delete and a few goodbyes to make.

    And then I'm outta here!


    My dilemma over the booze was whether to buy here and stash in my hold luggage before departure, or risk buying duty free and having it taken off me before quarantine. I've read that people's carry-on has been searched and booze confiscated before confinement... but not hold baggage.

    But anyway, with OhOh's reassurance, and my fancy hiso ASQ I'm hoping to keep hold of the duty free bottle of whisky I'll be buying at Schiphol. If the chance offers itself I'll sneakily transfer it to my hold luggage when I pick up my bag at Suvarnabhumi. I have no idea how closely things will be monitored... if at all?

    And don't worry OhOh... plenty of pics to come. I have 14 days of confinement coming up and 24 hours a day to fill.

    Sorry to say, but this thread has only just begun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    My dilemma over the booze was whether to buy here and stash in my hold luggage before departure, or risk buying duty free
    Both.

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    I look forward to the upcoming journey photos and "The Never Ending Adventures Of TD's Pea Connoisseur".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^^ Nope! I'm still here.
    "a lot of browsing history to delete" ... *cough* we understand


    What flight, departure times, airport etc ?

    Track you on Flight Radar, we will !

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    TD's Pea Connoisseur
    Yeah. Mendip sure loves his peas. Nasty little green things. I was forced to eat them as a kid. Frozen, canned...God awful. I only started to eat them when Birdseye made a peas, carrots and corn mix and with a little butter tasted OK.

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    Thanks!

    And here's an ASQ competition.

    My flight is scheduled to land at 15:10 at BKK. My ASQ is on Rama 9, Suan Luang.

    A free green for the closest guess at what time I walk through my ASQ room door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Yeah. Mendip sure loves his peas.
    This thing about peas yet again comes up.

    Can I just put this myth to bed, once and for all.

    My all time favourite vegetable is English runner beans. My Dad used to keep an allotment and during the summer we would have heaps of beans for every meal. This was back in the day when you ate seasonal veg, before the Spanish and North African bean imports flooded the supermarkets during the winter.

    The problem with beans is, they don't freeze so well as peas. So on my travels, as an alternative to beans I sometimes have peas. I think that peas are one of the few veg that actually taste better frozen than fresh.

    The frozen beans in Makro aren't very good, so I always buy Talley's peas. And yeah, I do eat the Thai long beans, but they just aren't as good as the English runner beans... imho...

    And yes, I have also tried many times to grow English bean varieties from seeds I've brought over to Korat. Either the sparrows eat all the flowers, or these b@stard little orange beetles nail the roots.

    So, I sometimes eat peas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I have 14 days of confinement coming up and 24 hours a day to fill.
    You'll need FBI grade software to delete your browser history after that much time in solitary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Thanks!

    And here's an ASQ competition.

    My flight is scheduled to land at 15:10 at BKK. My ASQ is on Rama 9, Suan Luang.

    A free green for the closest guess at what time I walk through my ASQ room door.
    1755.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Thanks!

    And here's an ASQ competition.

    My flight is scheduled to land at 15:10 at BKK. My ASQ is on Rama 9, Suan Luang.

    A free green for the closest guess at what time I walk through my ASQ room door.

    My guess is 15.15 January 11th 2022.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'm thinking of going a short stubby bottle of whisky like The Balvenie that I can hide in the bottom of my carry on
    together with the cutlery.

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