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by PeterUK
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Backgammon at the Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Backgammon at the Beach

I have a very nice leather-bound backgammon board in my apartment. The poor thing has been sitting at the bottom of my Burmese chest for years. I've never found a regular backgammon partner over here, preferably one who thinks he's good but is actually just a little weaker than myself. Fortunately t...
by PeterUK
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Backgammon at the Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Backgammon at the Beach

Back in the days when I was still an annual tourist I was walking along the beach path at Jomtien one afternoon and noticed a bunch of farangs playing backgammon at a table where the the Sandbar restaurant now is. I think it was called something like Sugar Beach or Sugar Palm restaurant in those day...
by PeterUK
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 283
Views: 9465

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

I don't share the near panic about North Korea's nuclear programme. The world would be a better place without it, granted, but it's happening, the North Koreans won't be changing their minds about its value and we will have to learn to live with it. I can't imagine that North Korea, for all their be...
by PeterUK
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?

The film critic of the Guardian loved it and gives it a 5-star review.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/o ... mie-hammer
by PeterUK
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Iran: Diary of a Journey
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Iran: Diary of a Journey

Thank you so much for such interesting trip reports. How lucky this board is to have someone prepared to put so much time and energy into contributions. As always, the photos are the highlight with some simply stunning examples of the beauty and intricacy of Islamic architecture. I loved the paintin...
by PeterUK
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Has Anyone Seen "Call Me by Your Name"?

I haven't but thanks for bringing it to my attention. I see it has received 96% and very good reviews on the rottentomatoes site too.
by PeterUK
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Classic Boys Bangkok Closing
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Classic Boys Bangkok Closing

It was my favourite bar in Bangkok too in the far-off days when I used to frequent Bangkok bars with a view to offing boys. One boy from there I took to Laos and another to Chiang Mai. The mamasans were the worst in the business, I agree. On my last visit about two years ago, for old times' sake, th...
by PeterUK
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Harvey Weinstein

Hard to feel any sympathy for a big shot with a mug like his, but it occurs to me that he could have saved himself a lot of bother if he'd run for President. Being a self-proclaimed 'pussy-grabber' is no bar to that office apparently. I think we need a new word stronger than hypocrisy for what goes ...
by PeterUK
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: OMG! The Pilot asked his Passengers to Pray!
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: OMG! The Pilot asked his Passengers to Pray!

I don't particularly like travelling by air and am hardly put at my ease by the presence of prayer rooms in airports. You don't get them in bus or train stations, do you? They say that air travel is the safest form but I bet you there are planes dropping out of the skies all the time and they just d...
by PeterUK
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Favourite places in Pattaya
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Favourite places in Pattaya

My favourite place in Pattaya is my apartment. I own it and over the years have furnished and decorated it exactly to my liking. Lots of mementoes of trips abroad. It's of a size which is comfortable for one but convenient for two as well. Usually quiet, plenty of greenery to look at. I think of it ...

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