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Irish boy

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  1. introduce yourself to the forum

    Welcome Dave, aye, it has it's moments alright
  2. A Great Article On West Ham Situation.

    Sad mate, and sadly indicative of football nowadays ...
  3. introduce yourself to the forum

    You're from the UK then? Yea, I don't think it would be for me, I'd be bored, but that's just me. Plenty do, and each to their own. Don't know that much about Isaan to be fair, apart from a week in Buriram a few years ago, have never really stated there. But it's good you're 'reaching out' so to speak, stick around you'll get to know other people who stay there, how they do it, ideas etc, so not to get bored. There's an American guy who does a brilliant thread on here, kinda his daily life there. He's actually back in the US for a wee while, but coming back, he'll no doubt pick it up again.
  4. introduce yourself to the forum

    Certainly not an unusual story, mate. There are a few board members living in Isaan, up round you in Nong Khai as well. Think you need plenty to do, keep busy with, hobbies, stuff you're interested in, fishing, motor bike trips etc. So as not to get bored, end up drinking all day or the like. Just my opinion like, some might like drinking all day
  5. introduce yourself to the forum

    But you must've came on holiday a few times before moving, yea? Well he is Admin, al sorts of powers, mainly directed at annoying Matt
  6. introduce yourself to the forum

    Welcome mate. We were all on a learning curve when we first came. You'll get told stuff pretty much straight up here, which is better for your sanity in the long run anyway
  7. TravelTrolley

    Has anyone used them? They are consistently the cheapest air fare to Bangkok, for direct anyway, which is what I use. Good reviews online as well, lots and lots of them on trust pilot, too many to be 'doctored'. Have used a few others before, Netflights, Ebookers etc, no problems. Just wondering had anyone used them. EVA direct under £500 consistently. When paying for 3, it's a bit of a wedge.
  8. Soi Buckhou Market

    Thanks for the pics, used to enjoy the market, though the animals are a bit heart wrenching. Haven't went in a while, hard to navigate with a buggy, and very hot for the little one.
  9. TravelTrolley

    Yes, we had to change flights last year due to me having to stay in Pattaya Memorial, our insurance paid for it all, very good they were.
  10. TravelTrolley

    Traveldolly lol, was that intentional ... Tinpot ticket? A ticket in economy is a ticket in economy, mate. As mentioned, If you book direct with the airline you more and cheaper options if you need to change, but the economy seat is the economy seat no matter where booked. There are usually flash sales around Easter, probably gonna book then if so. See how much of a difference between a search engine and book direct, though I can't see any date changes. Tempting fate I know ...
  11. TravelTrolley

    Is it like a world wide Aviation Card or something, sounds like the Masons lol
  12. TravelTrolley

    Didn't even know you could fly standby. Not that's it's an option Now anyway ...
  13. TravelTrolley

    Yea, due to my wife's Visa situation last trip, I booked direct with EVA, as it was only £50pp for any changes, though we didn't need to change after all. That's been sorted now, so I'm probably tempting fate, but don't think we'll change our dates this trip. If it was not too much difference, I'd always book direct with the airline. But paying for 3 is a bit of a wedge, and if I get a good deal on TT or whomever, that's what I'll do.
  14. TravelTrolley

    Cheers, good to hear. Thanks Matt Used both of them before as well. Cheapest I ever got direct was £419 with Westend. Though both are about £40pp more at the dates I want, and when buying 3 tickets, it mounts up. £45 more than TT for my dates, but cheers anyway. Between Thai, BA or EVA, EVA wins every time for me. They're very good with a child as well. You were probably pissed, running up and down the aisles in your boxers or the like Don't like stopovers anyway, and with a child, less hassle the better, direct all the way. But yea, if you get the name of who she used, cheers.
  15. What are you watching on TV

    Just got caught up with McMafia, it had only started as I was leaving for my last trip. Had read the book a few years ago, which was excellent, so know the series would be decent, factual, of the state of organised crime in the world today. Last episode tomorrow night. Think the UK Government are starting to look at all the Russian gangsters laundering their money over here. Then started Gomorrah series 3 earlier, gonna watch a bit more tonight as not much on. Good few things on my planner to watch, House of Saud, about the new Crown Prince, is he serious about reform, corruption, and if so, will be allowed to do it? Britannia, haven't started that yet, downloaded, ready to go, love historical stuff, and Jamestown series 2.
  16. Kenny

    Scotland havn't produced a real quality player since the days of Dalglish, Hanson, Souness. Barry Ferguson was decent, but not in the same league as any of the above.
  17. Istanbul.......... Part 2

    Great pics, always somewhere where I have wanted to go, as I think I was destined for a harem of concubines. Then see Midnight Express, and scared the life outta me. Funny enough, my missus loves Turkish food. And I'm not talking about the odd doner. Where we live in NE London, huge Turkish community, split for choice with decent Turkish restaurants.
  18. Football podcasts

    I give the Heart and Hand podcast a listen when something of interest is going on.
  19. A Pattaya Live thread, if ever there was one ...
  20. Bringing medicines to Thailand

    No chance a tramadol would stop an addict from rattling for days on end, especially a slow release. They have to take their methadone daily, which is tailor made for the job. It gets used much like DF118's were before, helps take the edge off, but no way would it hold someone who has a full blown habit. In London they go for about 50p, same as morphine tablets. Possibly more dependent on the strength. They maybe buy/take them for the buzz where you are from if they haven't got a habit, or as a last resort if they do and no gear.
  21. Bringing medicines to Thailand

    I've seen the 2nd one, if it includes the vigilantes. Tramadol, like various others are opiates. The US currently has a serious opiate problem, mostly from big pharma who manufacture such drugs advertising and aggressively pushing them. Now it's been recognised, cut back a bit, lots of opiate addicted people who can't get them are buying street heroin. We had 3 US medical students give a presentation on it now so long ago.
  22. Bringing medicines to Thailand

    Not sure where you're getting £8 a capsule for tramadol. 80p if you're lucky. Street methadone or subutex don't even cost that. For £8 you could get a bag of smack, the real thing. Why buy a substitute if you can get the real thing. Maybe she did know, maybe she didn't, no one on here certainly knows for sure. Anyways, she'll not be doing it again.
  23. Bringing medicines to Thailand

    More than 10 years mate, that was just in Thailand. About the same as myself, 15 years of not more clean and sober. Aye, bang! Space of 2/3 months, your life f**ked. But there's lapses and relapses. After the initial night/weekend/ few days session, once he woke up, came round, he was at a crossroads. Sadly he chose to continue. I'd have been straight to the first NA or AA meet I could get to, plenty in Pattaya, plenty I'm Thailand. Spoke at it, explained what happened, how I was extremely vulnerable and fragile. Undoubtedly he would have had plenty offers of non judgmental help. But all that's easy for me to say, it wasn't me who's addiction took over again, and I can only hope I am never in that situation and stop kinda judging him, what he should of shouldn't have done. Poor cunt is a genuine nice guy, scary and sad in equal measure.
  24. Bringing medicines to Thailand

    Aye, you respect the Laws of wherever you are, then generally you have no problems. It's naive and silly to do otherwise, and therein lies the problem for some. If her story makes more people aware, then all the better. I just pity her, I don't see her as a drug dealer in any sense of deserving of the sentence and conditions she now finds herself in. f**k getting involved with drugs in Thailand either. A guy I knew from recovery NA meetings in London was doing well for himself, got qualified as a counselor, landed a job at a flash rehab in Thailand. Anyway, had been living in Thailand for about 10 years, doing PT work as well, living mostly on Samui. Relapsed a few months ago, ended up in Pattaya, now in remand in Pattaya Jail for selling ice, probably end up getting life. Scary as f**k. Genuinely good guy, helped lots of people voluntarily, but his addiction took over again, and in a very short space of time his life is f**ked. Trying to get it organised to go see him next month. Shouldn't tempt fate and say this, but that is never, ever going to happen to me.