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I see that the Deli behind Da Vincis has increased their line of local made cheese.

I bought a "semi-hard" ( I know the feeling) Parmesan and a Munter that seems to be a type of Brie.

Not tried them yet, have to finished what's there.

Watch this space.

 

Not real happy with the Chiang Rai Deli, he's already closed three days a week and I happened to land on one of his random days off today.

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Both cheeses were acceptable.

I had them with some charcoal BBQ chicken.... the place opposite the failed supermarket on the old Chiang Mai Road has to be the best in Chiang Rai, she told us today she sells 80 a day and the large restaurant behind the grills is very popular with Thais.

 

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Bangkok was my home for 30 years but having been stuck here this week has only served to remind me how much I like living in Chiang Rai.  I guess my priorities have changed over the years.  I miss my sunsets and all the green.

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Just wanted to tip my hat to all the staff in Immigration up at the Mae Sai Border point. I should have made my exit and reentry for my non o visa on the 3. But due to totally unforeseen circumstances( read I totally forgot). I didn't get there till the morning of the 5th. I stopped at the main immigration office in Mae Sai just to check procedure as it was suggested by Sceadugenga. But they told me no its ok go to the border and pay the two day fine all will be ok. It took some extra time in the checking back in and issuing my visa which gave  my stomach a few  quivers. But all good  the cute officer came out and I had my picture take with her of us holding  a pamphlet  of warning on overstay and the penalties. So it all went good for which I am thankful that i didn't have to pay a far bigger cost of a trip to Lao.

Randell

 

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Today the cars battery died. We had to take one of the daughters into Phayao . Lucky for us it happened  because tomorrow we drive to Chiang Rai to catch a flight to Bangkok.  If we found out tomorrow we would have missed our flight.

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We have a good relationship with our village mechanic, a phone call has him at our house with a charged battery within minutes.

Then that evening he brings down a new one to replace it.

 

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So there we were in Tops checking off the things on our list and filling our cart, when one of the uniformed girls from Fuji smiles and says hello.  She was terribly embarrassed to tell us that we had forgotten to pay our lunch bill.  We had been deep in conversation, and for the first time in our lives, we got up and walked out into the mall to do some shopping, without paying.  The girl seemed a bit embarrassed but we were horrified that we had forgotten all about the bill.  We gave her our membership card and assured her we would be up as soon as we finished with our shopping.

 

The important thing here is not what happened but how it was handled.  Everyone was very polite and no one was accused of wrong doing or evil conspiracy.  When we showed up, everyone smiled and we apologized profusely.  No doubt they will remember us the next time we eat there.  

 

Anyway, the way they handled this situation was a very good thing in my opinion and a good example of why it is so nice to live here.

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On 11/13/2016 at 8:07 PM, villagefarang said:

We have a new attraction here in Phayamengrai which seems to be a good thing in the eyes of some.

 

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Drove by there yesterday. Looks like somebody is very enterprising.

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Just got my visa renewed for another year.  It was a bit more crowded than usual today so perhaps next year I should try November instead of December.  Anyway, getting the visa thing out of the way for another year is always a good thing.:clap2:

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