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New business oportunity in Thailand. Send us your salmon and we will smoke it.

Think big, we could smoke whales.

Or Scotland perhaps!

THink again....smoke is a preservative.....does anyone other than the blether want Scotland to last forever.

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No debate, Tywalis! It's bad out there (and not just for PM<10. The question before us is what to do about it. Granted the group here at TV TV Chiang Mai have limited capacity, but what can we as individuals do --- and I don'd mean heading for the beach. Regrettably, not so many have the freedom or the wherewithal to do that! Nor staying here, the knowledge and/or wherewithal to have air conditioning or HEPA filters.

I just came back from 3 days at Doi Inthanon staying at bungalows around 1600 meters. The air is much cleaner there and very nice temperatures at night. Came back to Chiang Mai today and it is sooo bad I will go back tomorrow for a few more days until the mango rains come which could be any day now.

Near the summit of Doi Inthanon you can look down into the valleys and see the layer of dark brown haze. Above beautiful blue sky and some mountain tops. Go to Doi Inthanon national park and chill, hike mountain trails, swim under waterfalls and in clear streams, enjoy the hospitality of the Karen people.

Any idea if we could take our dogs up there?

The bungalows and villages do have dogs so be prepared but I am sure they are welcome.

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I just heard from my friend in Maekachan which is half way between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and he said it has been raining very hard for the past hour. great news!!!

radar is showing rain around Lampang

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Hmmm and now the site aqmthai.com is password protected ... or is it only me ? P.
Some security / malware software reports that the site has malware on it. Could it be that this is the page you get, not actually the aqmthai site? Anyway I use either Mac OSX or Windows 7 so I'm completely immune to malware as long as I don't actively do something stupid. So I just continue to the site.
This is OK now ... Firefox and Linux ;-) P.

Having same problem, how does one look at it w/Firefox or Linux?

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Doi Suthep is still nearly invisible from 2 kms away,

Does anyone else think there is a problem with the measuring equipment as the current reading at Yuparaj is a barely acceptable 117 and the reading at City Hall is a clean 86?

The statistics are meaningless if these numbers are wrong.

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I drive across Narwat bridge every day and always glance at the real time pollution numbers on the screen opposite the Governors mansion, have to say that visibility conditions generally do not match what I see on the screen and presume the screen is there merely to reassure tourists.

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I drive across Narwat bridge every day and always glance at the real time pollution numbers on the screen opposite the Governors mansion, have to say that visibility conditions generally do not match what I see on the screen and presume the screen is there merely to reassure tourists.

I don't know if the published numbers are true or not, but certainly out here in Doi Saket the air is cleaner than its been for weeks. Haven't had any rain yet, hoping we get some.

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Definitely clearer. Already seen the first fire lit to celebrate this fact mad.gif

Just back from the daily Bike ride and five smouldering fires seen from overnight burning in the villages. Air generally a lot cleaner though with a reasonable breeze blowing below the mountains. Just need some of that rain and it will be a perfect day.

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