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  1. I've lived through three major quakes. Two in California, and one in Japan. Close enough in all three to have everything knocked off my shelves in the kitchen and all my bookshelves, and structural damage to my house in Japan. As is normal in Japan, all our large, tall furniture (amoires. dressers, sideboards, TV, etc.,) was bolted to the walls so didn't fall over on us, but the quakes shook us out of bed and scared the living daylights out of us! Two of the quakes sounded like freight trains coming through my living room. The third was absolutely silent. I don't like earthquakes
  2. My guess would be a sock-puppet of an older poster who knows how to get a rise out of the Great Disgruntled Masses, and set about the task with a perfect troll.
  3. So in other words, it's actually not that Chiang Mai is boring. It's that you don't want to do these things here. You'd rather do them somewhere else. That makes more sense to me. I sometimes wish there wasn't so much to see and do here, and that I'd get bored and feel like going somewhere else. On the other hand, we save a bundle not needing travel money or hotel money, so I think it's a win-win situation!
  4. Golf, tennis, horseback riding, swimming, Archery, fishing, motorcycle touring, trekking, fencing, table tennis on a professional level, modern and ballroom dancing, hill walking, meditation centers, billiards, spas, shopping centers, medical tourism, nigh clubs, great restaurants, museums, galleries, zoos, concerts, cultural and agricultural expositions, and of course, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. What is it that you are not finding here? Frankly, I can't find enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do here!
  5. I like two nights for this ride. We usually spend the first night in the Pai area, and the second around Mae Hong Son. This gives us a few hours in the Hot Springs, Lod Cave, some small hill tribe villages, or just hanging out enjoying the magnificent scenery. No reason to hurry through it.
  6. A) You need to learn the definition of 'pedantic.' [NOTE: A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism, accuracy, and precision, or one who makes an ostentatious and arrogant show of learning.] B) It's not a matter of correct or not... It's a platform for you to attempt to show off your English grammar skills, and ironically, make a mistake doing so! Again, why do you feel the need to try to show off to complete strangers. As I said before, the way to enjoy life is not get caught up in the misery-loves-company of Drama Queens such as you. so... bye bye.
  7. Why are you so childishly pedantic? Why do you have this need to show off to absolute strangers? How can you be so foolishly illogical as to think I 'wish' people to die? You seem to add two plus two and think the result is five. Rather, I 'wish' them to enjoy the same peace, tranquility, and comfortable lifestyle we have found while living in Chiang Mai. Just so long as they avoid negative doom-sayers like you, they will have a long and happy life. We certainly have. It does really just require avoiding the Drama Queens.
  8. We've been here 18 years, all of them in Chiang Mai. I enthusiastically recommend Thailand to friends, and friends of friends who write and ask for suggestions, both as a place to vacation, a country to visit, or a location for retirement. The things that attracted us to Thailand so many years ago have not changed. People coming for the first time will never notice the things that HAVE changed. I won't go back to Koh Tao these days because the island I enjoyed didn't have electricity, roads, cars, or noise all night. I'll go to a different island and enjoy it. But people I've sent there recently loved it, and think it's a perfect tropical paradise. Thailand is still a magical place.
  9. Thanks! Perhaps that will get me what I need.
  10. I've heard that there are two excellent hobby shops in and around Chiang Mai, that carry a wide variety of hobby and craft supplies. One is supposedly on the Hang Dong Road close to town, and the other somewhere on the road to Samoeng. I'm NOT looking for a 'specialty' shop for model planes or drones. I'm more interested in craft supplies. Can anyone pinpoint these two stores on a Google Map? Thanks
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