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Hi Macb,

I heard that you moved up to Petchabun. I finally got over for a "long" stay in Thailand and Buri-Ram and you'd moved on. I was sorry to hear about the break up, but am glad to hear that you got your sea legs back and are doing well. I've missed all the reports that you kindly made.

I'm here until December; if I can swing it, I'll see if I can make a road trip on my bike up to finally meet you in person. It's been a long time since we last chatted in the Isaan forum.

take care!

Chris

hi mate:

sorry for the late reply, not got internet at my home as yet:

It has been a funny year since I de-bussed but now found a really good partner and am very happy. I will pm you you my mobile number.

Mac

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Hi Macb. I have just been trawling through the Issan forum and found a posting saying that you post here regulary.

Thanks for some lovely photos posted and what a fantastic place you have their with a lovely view.

I for one, miss your posts in the Issan forum and was wondering how you were getting along in your move. I'm glad to hear your doing well and are happy, you truly deserve it.

I shall be looking in regulary to see how things are going and look forward to your, as ever, informative posts and general happy outlook on things.

All the best, and my utmost respect

John.....

hi mate:

sorry for the delay, its been a funny year in and out of relationships searching for the right replacement, but now I think and hope it has been achieved, only two months into the new relationship but am very happy she is very good and fun to be with.

Still not got internet at my home as yet, other priorities had to satret al over buying this and that, but never mind. I have promised to get this petchabun section running same as I did the buriram one, and it will be achieved in duw course.

Thanks for making contact

Mac

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Hi Macb. I have just been trawling through the Issan forum and found a posting saying that you post here regulary.

Thanks for some lovely photos posted and what a fantastic place you have their with a lovely view.

I for one, miss your posts in the Issan forum and was wondering how you were getting along in your move. I'm glad to hear your doing well and are happy, you truly deserve it.

I shall be looking in regulary to see how things are going and look forward to your, as ever, informative posts and general happy outlook on things.

All the best, and my utmost respect

John.....

hi mate:

sorry for the delay, its been a funny year in and out of relationships searching for the right replacement, but now I think and hope it has been achieved, only two months into the new relationship but am very happy she is very good and fun to be with.

Still not got internet at my home as yet, other priorities had to satret al over buying this and that, but never mind. I have promised to get this petchabun section running same as I did the buriram one, and it will be achieved in duw course.

Thanks for making contact

Mac

Hi Mac

Glad John found you, I think I might have suggested to him where to look, but not sure. There is a slight chance we will be heading up to your 'neck of the woods' soon so I will be in touch with a veiw to meeting up.

Stay Lucky

Dave

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Hi Macb. I have just been trawling through the Issan forum and found a posting saying that you post here regulary.

Thanks for some lovely photos posted and what a fantastic place you have their with a lovely view.

I for one, miss your posts in the Issan forum and was wondering how you were getting along in your move. I'm glad to hear your doing well and are happy, you truly deserve it.

I shall be looking in regulary to see how things are going and look forward to your, as ever, informative posts and general happy outlook on things.

All the best, and my utmost respect

John.....

hi mate:

sorry for the delay, its been a funny year in and out of relationships searching for the right replacement, but now I think and hope it has been achieved, only two months into the new relationship but am very happy she is very good and fun to be with.

Still not got internet at my home as yet, other priorities had to satret al over buying this and that, but never mind. I have promised to get this petchabun section running same as I did the buriram one, and it will be achieved in duw course.

Thanks for making contact

Mac

Hi Mac

Glad John found you, I think I might have suggested to him where to look, but not sure. There is a slight chance we will be heading up to your 'neck of the woods' soon so I will be in touch with a veiw to meeting up.

Stay Lucky

Dave

Hi mate:

Will pm you with my mobile number: nice to be hearing from old contacts and friends:

Mac

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Hi there

Read your post about Khao Koh, Phetchabun, Not many farangs live there, but I have a home and some land there which I built 3 years ago. It is a beautiful place to live. I was a farmer, together with my wife we farmed 22 rai for 2 years up until I returned to the UK this year. I miss it dearly, but one day I will return. One piece of advice to anyone interested is don't get involved in farming for a living as it is near impossible to do, just admire the Thais who keep trying to feed there families this way and the rest of us who may live there. I hope you can see the photo of the view from my front door, it's not very clear but the only one I have as the rest are lost in a mobile phone that wiped the rest of them away.

Thanks for the nice photos you posted, I know all of those places.

David

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Hi all

About Tha Li and visas, If you have a marriage visa/ non O visa for 1 year you can get a return by post paper that you send off a week before before and you can continue your life without going over the border for 1 year. When this is up you have to make a new visa unless you have residency. If you do not have an O visa for 1 year you can make a 90 day visa if you are married to Thai national but you have to go out and make one. You cannot make this visa in Tha Li as you cannot go over the border there for this purpose as far as I know, you have to go to Nong Khai to do this, but you can make a 30 day visa in Tha Li, then you go over the border to Laos at Tha Li. I did this 9 months ago so things may have changed since then.

Hope this helps

David

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Thanks Handy

I have tried for the marriage visa but got the run around and ended up with a retirement visa, the hammering that sterling is taking lately makes the prospect of getting one next year doubtful. I am doing a TEFL course at the moment in Khon Kaen so if I manage to get employed the the marriage visa will be a little easier to achieve

All the best

Chris

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Hi Mac

happy to hear all is going well with you, as for internet connection I went to the local telephone office and bought a wireless home phone, it's called CAT-CDMA. You get a wireless handset and a home number, as far as I can work out the calls locally are free. If you are frugal with the internet it comes to about 350 B per month. The handset costs about 1800 B, we get a bill each month and pay at the 7/11. The connection is sometimes fast, superslug speed, some times very slow knackeredslug speed, but it's ok for e-mail and TV.

Hope this helps

All the best

Chris

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Interesting that you central Petchabun & Petchabun city folk use Tha Li as your local immigration office. A Swiss friend has just renewed his extension of stay at Suan Plu (Bangkok) and was informed to use Tak for next year, another neigbour was told to use Ayuthaya immiration office. Myself, I will still go down to Suan Plu again and see what happens!.

Most of ex-pats here do 90 day address reporting by post, certainly cheaper and easy once you have all your photo copying sorted.

Finally not wishing to be too pedantic but there is no such thing as retirement & marriage visa's!. They are extension of stays of your non-O visa based on either marriage or retirement, if you meet the requirements. Mainly financial of course!. If it says 'VISA' on your annual stamp I would be surprised!

I found 'HANDYMANS' post a tad confusing, I have never done a border run and do not intend to, unless they change the rules etc. My golf partner has been extending his non 'O' visa for the last 9 years and again has never left Thailand, he's fortunate that he applied under the old rules for marriage extensions and only has to keep 400k Baht in the bank and not the new 40k Baht a month income.

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The first time I did a 90 day stamp run was to Tha-li to Friendship Bridge but was re-directed to Tha-li town where there is a Thai immigration office as I don't need to leave Thailand. I was told that Tha-li Friendship Bridge was for Thais only and thought nothing more of it. I recently advised a friend that he would have to go to Nong Kai, I think he made a wrong turning or something and went to Tha-li Friendship Bridge, and found a small Hut so to speak (Thai immigration office)

He achieved walking into Loas and back to Thailand with no problems.

This is nice scenic route over the mountains I class it as a run out every 90 days.

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Went along to the cold season festival In Nong Phai last night, running until 3rd December I think. We enjoyed a Korean BBQ on the pavement at a low table a bit hard on the buttocks excellent value. Had a walk around the funfair, no great shakes but OK for an evening out. Apparently the festival will then move to Nachaliang for those interested.

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Went along to the cold season festival In Nong Phai last night, running until 3rd December I think. We enjoyed a Korean BBQ on the pavement at a low table a bit hard on the buttocks excellent value. Had a walk around the funfair, no great shakes but OK for an evening out. Apparently the festival will then move to Nachaliang for those interested.

Aitch- thats sounds very much like the fair we have just had in Phu Toei, one show I thought amusing, some chap selling something from wooden box's in front of him and for attracting a large crowd - a 10 foot long-extremely wide python. The local kids throwing small stones at it to make it move!

I kept my distance of course.

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Hi Phutoie

yes pretty much the same but no snakes from what I saw, we went last night for the closing of the fair. Football competiton and the bamboo ball over the volleyball net, (forgotten the name!) very entertaining tho'.

Chris

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