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Foreigners and Landed Property in Thailand  Posted on 06/25/2015
Primitive DepartmentThere are just no friggin benefits on many terms when we foreigners purchase a house in Thailand. It’s just friggin unfair that we are spending our money in here genuinely for a living and yet having no whatsoever...
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Thai Airport Toilet  Posted on 05/17/2015
Thai Airport ToiletIf you stayed long enough in Thailand, you will learn that culturally, Thais wash backside in toilet after doing their business. There will always most certainly be that water hose located next to the toilet bowl. This...
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Getting a Car Loan for Foreigners in Bangkok  Posted on 04/28/2015
Fortunately we can, the bank approves our loan. And they seemed to be lenient now compared to a couple of years back. First time I applied for a loan, I had to fork out maximum down payment of 25% just because I am not Thai. This time...
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King Narai Fair, Lopburi in February  Posted on 02/28/2015
Sound and LightsEvery February in Lopburi, on dates that shift about, a festival is held to commemorate the deeds of King Narai in an extravagant sound and light show within his 400 year old palace. Long long time ago, in this province far...
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Somewhere Wintery - Wang Nam Kaew  Posted on 02/14/2015
A Sea of FlowersWang Name Kaew is situated between the lowlands where Khao Yai and Tub Lan National Park separates. Popular with Thais during winter months, they go there seeking the colder and fresher air away from Bangkok. Similar in...
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Suan Phueng, for Animal Huggers  Posted on 01/12/2015
One of the Main Attractions - RabbitsI went again (was here in 2012), the playing fields for Thais some 2 hours west of Bangkok. A place for hugging sheep, rabbits and now they have alpacas, cats and even wallabies. Unfortunately, just for...
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Wora Bura, I remember your Spa  Posted on 12/28/2014
By the BeachOn arrival early in the morning, we contacted the Spa for our pre-booked session knowing that we will not be able to check into our rooms until after 12. Spas, they all smell alike, the aroma of an entire lemon grass forest...
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Hua Hin I-Am-On-Vacation Syndrome  Posted on 12/26/2014
Chilling Out at Hua HinHua Hin does beat all places in surrounding Bangkok to top herself as the number one dress pretty and walk around to be seen destination. Bangkokians who travelled there looked like they came out from Esprit’s...
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Floating about in Khao Sok  Posted on 09/21/2014
Panvaree ResortIt was off the grid. It was off everything in fact. No GSM signal, we were out of touch with the world. Not a bad thing really the 3 days I was there at Panvaree Resort, floating lodges on a vast artificial lake behind a...
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Phetchabun, Middle Earth in Rainy August  Posted on 08/31/2014
Fresh VeggiesA bag of Chinese cabbage plucked fresh from the hills of Phu Tub Berk cost 80 Baht per bag. And per bag, there were about 15 of those, inclusive of snails, slugs and many other unidentified slimy crawlies as they ventured out...
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  • lmike k
    lmike k 29 May 2013 16:03:02

    Anyonne notice the proliferation of used car lots lately? As IT drive around,, I notice there is a used car lot about every kilometer, packed with mostly late model used cars and trucks. I think the governments program of subsedizing the purchase of new car and trucks has gotten many Thais into vehicles they can\'t afford. Simular to what happened in the U.S. with housing. This is creating a bubble that has to rectify it\'s self sometime soon. When the bubble brakes, I am getting a nearly new used car for cheap. Hope it is soon, as my current vehicle is eight years old.

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