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Moonlover

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  1. I fail to see the relevance between my comment and your response. But I will answer it none the less. What you're implying is that those who erstwhile have been abusing the embassy letters as a way of circumventing TI's fiscal requirements in order to obtain a visa extension will henceforth have to comply with those requirements. Well, what a shame!
  2. It was only a few months ago that there many TFV who were saying that the monthly income method was dead. Some even went as far as calling their embassy staff 'liars' when they broached this topic. Many caustic comments were thrown at me when I came out in support of the embassy's statements. They are the ones who are now doing the back peddling!
  3. Ever since it was launched, this has been very much a 'hit and miss' system. And as far as I can tell, it is still that way. I tried recently and didn't get past the opening page. And like you, I was within the specified timeframe. But no worries. According the Big Joke the 90 day report is to be abolished anyway. And about time too!
  4. Moonlover

    SURVEY: What age is too old to drive?

    I am 73. I do not normally drive a car, but I ride a motorcycle almost daily. My reflexes are pin sharp, I am very alert and aware and my vision, with contact lenses, is very good. But like the gentlemen above I avoid being on the road at night. It is well established that the eyes are slower to react to changes of light as one ages. So being dazzled by approaching headlights can be very disconcerting and potentially dangerous. Like other commentators here, I do not believe the is a 'cut-off' age for driving. We all vary and our biological age is not always in sync with our calendar age. Knowing ones limits and acknowledging them is probably the best guide. Also inputs from others, though maybe unwelcome, should be taken seriously.
  5. What mind numbing boredom? We had a great time there. Every country and location has its merits. It's what you make of it that counts.
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    User Site Issues 2019

    Yes working fine now thanks. Actually it was a slight miswording on my part. I could add to topics, but I couldn't quote and imbed a previous response in my answers. But as you can see. I can now.
  7. I spent 15 years in Saudi Arabia. (Tabuk and Riyadh) I got very used to flying dry and now very much appreciate its merits.
  8. Moonlover

    User Site Issues 2019

    Cannot quote or reply to topics.
  9. Moonlover

    Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

    My wife did it 58 and she hasn't driven since either!
  10. Moonlover

    Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

    Yes, well spotted, I should have said ENE, which would put HRH facing WSW, but still driving into a setting sun of course. I should have known that. I once lived in Hunstanton and I've been up and down the A149 numerous times!
  11. Moonlover

    Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

    I'm comparing quiet roads and often dazzling sunshine, not worlds!
  12. Moonlover

    Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

    I've spent many happy hours riding around the quiet roads in my little corner of Issan. And it is, indeed very comparable to the quiet roads of Norfolk as I remember them.
  13. Moonlover

    Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

    Like I said, only a mitigating factor. Driving around that area, which I did a lot of in my RAF days, is very similar to driving around Issan. In the mornings and the evenings the sun can be very distracting. And it's well known that older folks' eyes are slower to adjust to changing light conditions, than us younger folk. (said with his tongue in his cheek!)
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    Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

    Police were called shortly before 15:00hrs. That's 3pm in other words. The A149 runs due south and the B1439, the road HRH was on, comes in at about 80 degrees, roughly WNW if you understand compass jargon. At that time in the winter months, HRH would indeed have been driving directly into the setting sun which be at around 4:15pm. Still no excuse though, but at least a mitigating factor.
  15. In most incidents I've seen of in the past, they've had plastic cable ties available. I guess Russian airline's budgets are a little more restrictive.
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