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On 5/16/2019 at 3:37 PM, Kenny202 said:

Its making me think. Everything seems to be going up and dollar going down. Ive been here 5 years and monetarilly just been all bad news. I first came here 7 years ago baht at its best about 33 baht. Came to live and baht immediately fell to 27. Just gone downhill from there. The whole time Ive been here I been working on the assumption what goes down must come up. I know our dollar is p$$ poor and not surprised the way the joints been run last 15 years. But Im buggered if I know why the Thai baht has maintained its strength

 

Nothing really changed in the last 10 years, check below chart.

USD and THB both have been strong, issue is EUR,Aussie Dollar and co are just performing like crap... You will be fine with USD income imo.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, rumak said:

you sound like a really nice guy

Yep-and I'd never buy a used car from a "farang" in Thailand either.

 

Once bitten twice shy.

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2 hours ago, madmen said:

me? not talking about me , I bought a big condo 12 years ago lower sukhimvit and love living here. Im talking about most people I know living in a shoe box. Who cares about cars, no farang drives a car where I live.

Well, one would have to be certifiably insane to drive a vehicle in Bangkok.

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2 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Well, one would have to be certifiably insane to drive a vehicle in Bangkok.

I always heard that Bangkok is the safest place to drive a car because you can never go fast enough to have a serious accident. 😀

 

I agree, though. I couldn't imagine trying to drive around in the Big Mango. 

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3 hours ago, PerkinsCuthbert said:

Yeah, I agree, and I'm not even Australian.

Of course you are not Australian. No Australian I know could come up with the attitude you have.

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Nope is not worth the hassle with visa requirements, 90 day reports, prove of income etc. suppose Cambodia or Vietnam are far better alternatives  😄

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28 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

Yep-and I'd never buy a used car from a "farang" in Thailand either.

 

Once bitten twice shy.

Interesting. You've had a bad experience buying a car from a farang. My experience buying two cars from farangs was good. The one car I bought from an Asian..... I don't want to talk about it.

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2 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Of course you are not Australian. No Australian I know could come up with the attitude you have.

Well..at last.Well done.👍

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Interesting. You've had a bad experience buying a car from a farang. My experience buying two cars from farangs was good. The one car I bought from an Asian..... I don't want to talk about it.

Umm...you are taking what I said literally.I merely meant to imply that some of the greatest 'farang' story tellers I ever met in my life resided in Thailand.

 

Fiction was a work of art there.

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25 minutes ago, xylophone said:

 

And just to get back onto the topic which seemed to have started off a lot of activity – – – I would have to say that the quality of the fruit and vegetables in the Australian supermarkets is way, way above anything you will find here, and perhaps anywhere else in the world I've been, even NZ, but that is catching up now.

 

Sorry, can't agree. IMHO fruit and vegetables in Australian supermarkets are a triumph of visual presentation, completely without flaw. However, when it comes to actually eating them, many are way underripe, the result of being picked early then trundled off to cool stores.

When you find an avocado in an Australian supermarket that doesn't need a jackhammer, please let me know. The same with pineapples in OZ, which compete with vinegar.

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8 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

Umm...you are taking what I said literally.I merely meant to imply that some of the greatest 'farang' story tellers I ever met in my life resided in Thailand.

 

Fiction was a work of art there.

You were talking to the ex-SAS, Foreign Legion and Navy Seals who occupy many bar stools?

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12 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

You were talking to the ex-SAS, Foreign Legion and Navy Seals who occupy many bar stools?

Naw..just the average Joe Blow up in Issan.

 

But..'tis true..the shiny pated,tattooed,wheeler dealers from the big smoke (Bangkok,Pattaya,Chiang Mai) would blow into town and spin a yarn from time to time.

 

Looking back it was quite enjoyable-like listening to stories from Beau Geste..or Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'

 

That is why I am finding this thread so enjoyable.They are here.

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11 hours ago, kenk24 said:

like a stone in the sea? 

no,an erect penis

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8 hours ago, Odysseus123 said:

A big bacon 'n eggs brekky normally costs you between 12-14 dollars (and it's big)

Lunch the other day in a great old pub in rural NSW..

 

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You wouldnt have got much change out $50 for that lunch. Same meal in Thailand maybe 25-30 dollars

 

How much were the ciggys ?????

 

 

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