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by ceejay
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Going to Koh Larn? Read this
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Going to Koh Larn? Read this

An incinerator is the answer to this problem? Unless it is a very modern and very well maintained (in Thailand!) unit it will be spewing dioxins and Lord knows what other carcinogens over the island (and Pattaya too if the wind is in the right direction). They should issue a special licence to take ...
by ceejay
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Why Americans are Flocking to Asia
Replies: 105
Views: 3959

Re: Why Americans are Flocking to Asia

A question for Dodger. You have put this money aside, but what arrangements do you have in place to make it accessible if you are too incapacitated to do so? That's a question worth considering, because some of the most likely situations where you will need large sums (stroke, heart attack, serious ...
by ceejay
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Hotel Bookings
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

Re: Hotel Bookings

How do your walk in prices compare with the booking sites ? Short answer - I don't know. I've done it to free myself from too prescriptive an itinerary. But, I have usually got 300-500 in the Isaan, maybe a little more in the North. It actually never occurred to me to stand outside a place and try ...
by ceejay
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Hotel Bookings
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

Re: Hotel Bookings

One option no-one has discussed is not booking. If you are travelling around the Isaan or the North, especially if you have your own transport it's the best way, in my opinion. You can get places very cheap if you walk in, and can inspect them before you book in. It also does not tie you to an itine...
by ceejay
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Poll: If you are an expat, will the new rules force you out?
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Poll: If you are an expat, will the new rules force you out?

Separately, I would comment that the Thai Government and Immigration Service are being given an unfairly hard time here. Blame the people who have, for years, been gaming the system through agents or perjury and have been stupid enough to boast about it on Thai Visa and in other places as well. What...
by ceejay
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Poll: If you are an expat, will the new rules force you out?
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Poll: If you are an expat, will the new rules force you out?

Why are they so fixated on expats income ? On the other hand, if you are asking why they are fixated on income above assets, that is a good question. I have seen the same thing on credit card applications. They ask all about monthly income, but there is not a single question about net worth, such a...
by ceejay
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: FINALLY! It's Official! Immigration WILL accept proof of income for the retirement visa
Replies: 21
Views: 2051

Re: FINALLY! It's Official! Immigration WILL accept proof of income for the retirement visa

This still seems to present problems for some. Someone who has used income verification in the past may, like me, only have brought lump sums over once or twice a year. The requirement to have a 12 month history of monthly transfers becomes problematic for someone who has not hitherto had a pension ...
by ceejay
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Gay Icons Afterthought: Was He the Most Beautiful Boy in the World?
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Gay Icons Afterthought: Was He the Most Beautiful Boy in the World?

Actually, I was the most beautiful boy in the world. My mother told me (and everyone else) so.
by ceejay
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Thailand approves medical marijuana
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Thailand approves medical marijuana

Interesting list. I never imagined that I might, one day, find some benefit in having Crohn's! That'll be a first.
by ceejay
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Certificate of Residency...Change
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Certificate of Residency...Change

I have a house yellow book which can, in Chiang Mai, be used instead of a certificate of residence for most purposes. You can even get a pink ID card with it if you want (I never have). The exception is purchase or sale of motor vehicles. You could once use a yellow book for this and this use was st...