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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    Would love to see the unreadable stamp 555
    I will back up Forbes here

    Often times the Thai time stamps do get blurry after a bit in your passport

    Many of mine are the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I will back up Forbes here

    Often times the Thai time stamps do get blurry after a bit in your passport

    Many of mine are the same
    I could still read it, Paul, but I had to put on my glasses. It was my fault as I originally said, but I was led astray by what I was told by Thai immigration in Vancouver. It was right after they changed all the regulations and did away with the single, double and triple entries, and changed it to either a 90 day or a 6 month. With the 90 day visa you don't have to leave the country. But, with a 6 month tourist visa you have to leave every 60 days. I was led to believe I had to leave every 90 days... and didn't check to make sure. And, instead of paying $120, you now have to pay $200 for the 6 month visa. Everything else remains the same.

    Also, I make DAMN SURE I don't wash my passport anymore, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    I could still read it, Paul, but I had to put on my glasses. It was my fault as I originally said, but I was led astray by what I was told by Thai immigration in Vancouver. It was right after they changed all the regulations and did away with the single, double and triple entries, and changed it to either a 90 day or a 6 month. With the 90 day visa you don't have to leave the country. But, with a 6 month tourist visa you have to leave every 60 days. I was led to believe I had to leave every 90 days... and didn't check to make sure. And, instead of paying $120, you now have to pay $200 for the 6 month visa. Everything else remains the same.

    Also, I make DAMN SURE I don't wash my passport anymore, either.
    You aren't the 1st or the last person to screw up the dates

    Not a big deal.....shit happens

    PS....that's dumb as shit. You can stay 90 days on a 3mo but 60days on a 6mo
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    You aren't the 1st or the last person to screw up the dates

    Not a big deal.....shit happens

    PS....that's dumb as shit. You can stay 90 days on a 3mo but 60days on a 6mo
    My point exactly, but that is how bureaucracy works everywhere... not just Thailand. I already told the story of trying to get a new Canadian passport after I accidently washed the one I had been using. It took 6 month and I needed a new birth certificate with a number on it. The old one I had been using for 50 years they would no longer accept. You would have thought I had committed some serious crime or robbed a bank.

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    Sleeping driver caused this one...no casualties..

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    ^The driver lived? Slept through it?
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    ^ apparently...not dead but not too good...driver and passenger.
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    My first trip to LOS Phuket was my first trip ever abroad from Australia. As one could imagine the excitement when the plane landed in Phuket was 10 fold..... A memory that always sticks is when we took the airport transfer mini bus to Patong. The exwife and i was sitting on the bench seat (i always select this seat and center for all tours for clear veiw straight out of the windscreen) right behind the driver. Almost arriving at Patong, the winding road descends from the mountain and vehicles must be put in low gear and take it easy. Anyway, the motorcycles were hurriedly passing our transfer bus when we witnessed a women and young child over take us running hot into a hard left hand bend. I am not sure what happened (maybe a contaminant on the road) but she lost the bike from under herself throwing the bike and child onto the opposite side of the road. Luckily for them, there was no collisions with on coming traffic.

    It sure woke me up after a long flight..... Not nice to see but.

    That said, the motorcycles are dangerous and if a person observes enough, you will often see tourist holding fresh battle scars from motorcycle incidents. Something not welcomed on your holiday i am sure.....

    BTW, the current and former TGF both carry scars and abbrasions from past motorcycle related incidents ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Just discovered that the toll for parking my motorcycle on the wrong side of Thalang Road is a rather steep 500 baht.

    Was parked along with many others (the policeman only had 3 or 4 sets of chains so couldn't get them all) who no doubt were not aware that there is now a legitimate side and an illegitimate side that changes from day to day. Must be a recent change, that is now being strictly policed....... intermittently!

    A small step on the way to to reducing the road toll.....? Or petty enforcement pointless regulation by picking easy targets?
    I don't know who is responsible, but more likely shopkeepers than the police or powers that be - Now there are moveable cones and signs placed on the side of the road where parking is not allowed (alternates daily). I have not seen any police parking enforcement on Talang Road recently.
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    My wife and i were heading back to our resort in kamala and were heading up i think it is patong hill in the back of what could only be described as an army truck double lines blind corner a cement truck overtakes us , just trying to get across the main drag was scary enough to get to a small local eatery on the other side .

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    What road??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    What road??

    Taxi driver, Moo ? 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobba View Post
    My first trip to LOS Phuket was my first trip ever abroad from Australia. As one could imagine the excitement when the plane landed in Phuket was 10 fold..... A memory that always sticks is when we took the airport transfer mini bus to Patong. The exwife and i was sitting on the bench seat (i always select this seat and center for all tours for clear veiw straight out of the windscreen) right behind the driver. Almost arriving at Patong, the winding road descends from the mountain and vehicles must be put in low gear and take it easy. Anyway, the motorcycles were hurriedly passing our transfer bus when we witnessed a women and young child over take us running hot into a hard left hand bend. I am not sure what happened (maybe a contaminant on the road) but she lost the bike from under herself throwing the bike and child onto the opposite side of the road. Luckily for them, there was no collisions with on coming traffic.

    It sure woke me up after a long flight..... Not nice to see but.

    That said, the motorcycles are dangerous and if a person observes enough, you will often see tourist holding fresh battle scars from motorcycle incidents. Something not welcomed on your holiday i am sure.....

    BTW, the current and former TGF both carry scars and abbrasions from past motorcycle related incidents ......
    You don't have to observe too close to see tourists banged up from MB accidents

    A dime a dozen and I've been one of them a few times

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    You don't have to observe too close to see tourists banged up from MB accidents

    A dime a dozen and I've been one of them a few times
    As have I. However, I sometimes wonder what possesses some tourist to rent a scooter when they've never been on a motorbike in their life. Even though I had ridden motorbikes for years in Canada, it took me a while to adjust to the craziness of Asian traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    , I sometimes wonder what possesses some tourist to rent a scooter when they've never been on a motorbike in their life.
    Monkey see,monkey do.!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    Monkey see,monkey do.!
    While waiting to rent a bike for my son at the shop on the moat in Chiang Mai, a "Macho-man" in a tank-top thought he was above renting a scooter. He took off for the first time on a big Honda (800 cc?) and made it about 50 meters before losing control, hitting a car and ending up in the moat. I think he was doing a "wheelie" for the first 10 meters. That is what made us look.
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    Last few weeks I've seen some thoroughly unroadworthy, dangerously unsafe vehicles on the road, mainly old pick-ups. One carrying drums of diesel, obviously an excavator service vehicle, had it's rear axle so far out of alignment that the front tyres were completely outside the track of the rears. Heavy loads and lack of lights, no road sense .... no wonder so many ppl die.

    Here's a few recent Dead On Impact pics >





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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Last few weeks I've seen some thoroughly unroadworthy, dangerously unsafe vehicles on the road, mainly old pick-ups. One carrying drums of diesel, obviously an excavator service vehicle, had it's rear axle so far out of alignment that the front tyres were completely outside the track of the rears. Heavy loads and lack of lights, no road sense .... no wonder so many ppl die.
    But the useless police would rather put up road blocks and ticket scooter riders for not wearing helmets... or ticket tourists without all the documents.

    When I got my ticket for passing an old truck that was hauling crap dragging on the road behind him, the driver of the truck wasn't stopped. I got my ticket because all motorbikes are supposed to stay in the curb lane and not pass anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    But the useless police would rather put up road blocks and ticket scooter riders for not wearing helmets... or ticket tourists without all the documents.

    When I got my ticket for passing an old truck that was hauling crap dragging on the road behind him, the driver of the truck wasn't stopped. I got my ticket because all motorbikes are supposed to stay in the curb lane and not pass anything.
    Good observation, they stop us as they know we can pay.

    I noticed on taking a bus up to Sakon Nakon from Pattaya that once we got out of civilisation, it was optional if trucks to have tread on their tires or some/all lights working.

    I know a former Pattaya bar owner that used to drive with his Thai wife to Issan and used to put Bt1000 in hundreds into his sun visor before he left, as he knew he would be pulled over by the cops multiple times on the way up (for no reason as he was driving a new Land Cruiser) but yet they don't stop the Thai's.

    When he was stopped no words were exchanged, he would just wind down the window and pop Bt200 out of the window.

    This is not just reserved to normal Thai's, I lost a friend who was on his way to the ceremony at Hall Pass when a Thai army truck reversed out at night onto a main road with no rear lights so his driver had to swerve at the last second and they hit a tree.

    On the subject of scooter hire, I never hire them as I am never sober enough to drive one 555555, mototaxi every time
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