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15 hours ago, CNXexpat said:

Both. When I want to go shopping or it´s wet or hot weather I use the car, if it´s rush hour time and I don´t need a car I use the motorbike. I am not often in Old Town. To Central Airport I need by car 20 minutes, to Makro and BigC around 15 minutes. Also many nice restaurants are not far from my home near the Grand Canyon.

 

It´s a peaceful and quiet area. Perfect!

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I know a guy who lives there also.

He told me that water is filthy dirty and stinks to high heaven he can never open his windows.

 

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12 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

The "nightlife" has to be the saddest, most pathetic of any place in LOS.

I guess you haven't seen, or heard, the evening swallows roosting on Thanon Suthep.

 

~o:37;

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22 hours ago, HuskerDo said:

Kids today have it so easy.   When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet just to change the TV channel. 🙂 

 

Ain't it the truth Scott. forget about trying to explain to kids these days that when I grew up there was no internet or cable TV but rather just 3 channels to choose from (NBC, CBS and ABC). We had just one phone and if we weren't home when someone called... oh well! 🙂 

 

Many of us grew up without all the gadgets there are today and we survived albeit we had to walk all the way to the TV to change the channel. That was an exhausting trip to be sure. 🙂 

 

Thanks for the reminder of how easy kids have it these days.

I didn't have a TV.  The maid and butler had to dance and play the banjo.  You kids don't know about hardship.

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7 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

I know a guy who lives there also.

He told me that water is filthy dirty and stinks to high heaven he can never open his windows.

 

Have you been to the place BKK or is your only point of reference what your friend says? Just curious.

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On 1/6/2019 at 10:14 PM, mrmillersr said:

FYI, what happened was I lived in CM for longer than I should have as I'm sure is the case with many others.  I hope you get the opportunity to do the same and get to experience all the not so great aspects of what has become an overcrowded, highly polluted region of Thailand. 

 

Perhaps you will find some like minded individuals and you can discuss how the toxic air doesn't affect you, how the congested traffic is no problem and why you love going to immigration to sort out your visa affairs.  Or maybe, you will wake up, smell the coffee, and move on to a better location like I did, but somehow I doubt that will happen. 

 

Also, I think you're use of the word "hatred" is a bit much as I'm only being a realist about what I experienced after living here for a number of years.  Really, I think you will fit in perfectly in CM so don't have second thoughts about it.  I'm sure you will become one of the regular posters and people will be delighted to hear what you have to say. 

Out of interest what better place did you move to?

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On 1/8/2019 at 7:37 AM, Lacessit said:

Borrowing one of your metaphors, I feel like I am pounding sand down a rathole.

I've been in a car driving through Soweto. We have our own places in Australia called Redfern and Wilcannia. I've been driven through the projects in Philadelphia, and taken a very short walk through Harlem. Somewhat ironic these places exist in a country that likes to beat its chest about being the land of the free and the brave.

These places are genuine ghettos. When you describe Chiang Mai as a farang ghetto, your opinion is facile, demeaning and plain wrong-headed.

I've met quite a few Americans here. Some, such as a now-deceased friend of mine, are a credit to their nation. Others seem to think they have some kind of God-given right to be offensive to everyone else, on the basis of their nationality. Burdick/Lederer springs to mind.

The evidence is Australia has not had a mass shooting since 1996, when semi-automatic weapons were banned. IMHO Americans who defend their right to own those types of weapons have forfeited any claim to rationality.

Incidentally, you are probably unaware the expressions "Have a nice day" or "Have a great day" are widely regarded by Australians as an expression of insincerity.

It is a simile, but bless your heart you tried.

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I think a number one feature of Chiang Mai is its ThaiVisa forum where members exchange useful information, never complain, never troll, and give each other great mutual support in meaningful discussions of issues in expat living.

 

Forum posts are frequently imbued with a deep understanding of Thai culture and values, as well as compassion and caring for the problems of others.

 

I never thought people would accept that I had orangutan and human minds and souls fused into one farang body in a cosmic singularity ... yet everyone here has shown the greatest respect for my trans-species identity !  No has called me "banana boy," or asked if I would do tricks while they played the accordion for spare change.

 

I forget how many times I did not commit suicide because I said to myself: "whoa ... you need to go to ThaiVisa Chiang Mai Forum ... and just ... chill."

 

~o:37;

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On 1/8/2019 at 8:36 PM, orang37 said:

I guess you haven't seen, or heard, the evening swallows roosting on Thanon Suthep.

 

~o:37;

or walked underneath  ?

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14 hours ago, orang37 said:

I forget how many times I did not commit suicide because I said to myself: "whoa ... you need to go to ThaiVisa Chiang Mai Forum ... and just ... chill."

or the many times I read a post and think  "whoa...... I gotta stop offering opinions on this weird TV forum.

hey, but then i chill out and realize many do not engage in the pissing contests and of course, last but not least,  we are a fairly compassionate group accepting many types of people/creatures.  

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On 1/8/2019 at 7:37 AM, Lacessit said:

've met quite a few Americans here. Some, such as a now-deceased friend of mine, are a credit to their nation. Others seem to think they have some kind of God-given right to be offensive to everyone else, on the basis of their nationality.   

hahaha   yes, americans  ( in thailand..to keep "on topic")  .   I guess we can say that there are offensive people of every nationality.... but from experience when an american comes to see one of our rentals my first emotion is one of   uh oh    I have seen that oh so friendly rental face turn around too many times to not be wary.   Nice, genuine renters have been mostly NGO or Christian people "working" here.     Bad experiences ( rude, entitled, ) mostly with older people (male and female) and...teachers  LOL    NOTE:  these are generalities, and there have been an exception or two.

( i remember the poster you are having your tete a tete with as stating he likes to debate....another fine american trait ...along with quoting legal BS )

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29 minutes ago, HuskerDo said:

What's a Duffle Coat?

The prefered choise back in the day for those oiks who protested outside US Air Bases, Le Comunist Politicans,Teachers in Sandals, big wooden pegs instead of buttons, as a kid they were smelly ,so you avoide them sitting on a Bus.

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