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Captain B last won the day on November 14 2014

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  1. Captain B

    CPAP machines or Sleep Study

    I had the test at Ramkhanheang hospital which proved I was quite severely restricted in my breathing and ended in having my throat and nose lazered. It was too bad for a CPAP machine to correct. That was 7 years ago and things have been good since. I think the test overnight was 5000Bt but I know the final price was 150,000Bt for a 3 night stay. It was very professional and comfortable. Obviously the price will be more now. Thats my experience, hope its some help Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
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    Cost of living in Thailand

    Wealthy can fly microlights, sail boats and play golf. Budget guys can walk, swim, go fishing parks, read books and join Gyms, play football or tennis, badminton quite cheaply. Eg In 2009 I joined Tonys gym group for 15000bt as a lifetime member. I have used the gym, saunas and pool regularly since. Tennis court can be booked for free as a life member. Haven,t paid anything since. Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
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    Cost of living in Thailand

    There are many without health insurance. Its a choice, not compulsory, a gamble if you like, insuring your money in case you have a health issue. Maybe he is a healthy individual with good genetics. He,s the guy with 1 bottle of beer in the corner of the Agogo. He does this maybe because he doesn,t want to consume that much alcohol which would diversely affect his health. He doesn,t bother with buying ladydrinks because he's done it all before, he enjoys an hours aircon and the view. Keeping to his budget. His accommodation doesn,t have to be a shithole it could be immaculately clean but not palatial. Perhaps not a view which doesn,t bother him. People have different situations and some survive on less than 65000bt because they have to. Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
  4. The guys in civi working with the police are known as police dogs according to my wife. I like that. Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
  5. I think if you stand there puffing and blowing like a bullfrog a wary police might require a blood test? Sent from my P00C using Tapatalk
  6. Well l have alot of free time when in Pattaya. Retired now so money has to be considered.I would rather be messed about for a day and pay 2500bt ligit than line some corrupted cops pockets with 20000bt. I understand a guy on holiday would value his time more though. Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
  7. 50 is actually a quite lenient limit. I had 3 Leos and a coffee and brandy on another occasion and was stopped soon after and was well under the limit. At work in another life l had to operate the breathyliser from the business end and our fail reading was 22. Sent from my P00C using Tapatalk
  8. No, that wasn,t an option on that occasion. A big organised cull. Many police and temporary office set up. Block accross all 2nd road near the dolphin roundabout so no escape. Every vehicle checked. They were on a mission, and unfortunately l had been with a mate on his birthday and stayed longer than usual. All part of growing up. Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
  9. I believe that's wrong mate.Got caught on a road block on second road 3 years ago at midnight. Taken to monkeyhouse Soi 9 with a pickup full of other revellers. Got out 0600hrs after wife paid bail 20,000bt. 1 day later at the Court. They messed us about all day before fining bike riders 2500bt and car drivers 4000bt. Couple of days later had to meet again at Soi 9 copshop and taken with passports to Jomtien immigration where all passports were checked for any previous misdemeanors. All clear we left complete with passport. All the above completed in less than a week. My wife had to open another account in a particular named bank so she could get back the 20K bail. This happened a few days later. Oh, was told if l got caught again in the next 12 months, over the limit, would be deported and not allowed to return to Thailand for another 12 months. Sent from my P00C using Tapatalk
  10. Captain B

    Cost of living in Thailand

    A few folks said l was crazy to buy my house in south Pattaya. That was 21 years ago. I still own the same house and had many enjoyable years living in it. Of course its worth more now but that's just a bonus. No regrets. Sent from my P00C using Tapatalk
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    Cost of living in Thailand

    If you join Pattayaexpatsclub for 100 bt you can get a corporate insurance through them on their Sunday morning meeting. There are different covers and diff prices depending on age upon entry, but reasonable and fair coverage can be got for peace of mind. Of course there are many schemes available elsewhere in Pattaya. If one has a budget l believe it's a sensible expense. Some with a large bank balance prefer to self finance their future needs. Its all a gamble. Of course you are just insuring your money. Sent from my P00C using Tapatalk
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    Cost of living in Thailand

    Hey! The last couple of days have been beautiful. Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
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    Cost of living in Thailand

    Obviously the exchange rate plays a huge part in these calculations and for now for a Brit retiree getting 43 baht for his pension pounds he would be better off in the Philippines where 71 pesos per pound would get him pissed more and shagging more prostitues per week. In past times the differential hasn't,t been so big Sent from my P00C using Tapatalk
  14. Captain B

    Cost of living in Thailand

    If you're spending money you haven't got, it matters not where you are in the world, you are f..k.d Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
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    Cost of living in Thailand

    I also have 2 friends who came into some money. Ona an inheritance, and one redundancy. I tried to encourage them to reign in on the good times abit but was met by that familiar expression. "Nah, could be dead tomorrow" They both ended in tears too. Indeed, restraint and a firm control are essential for survival. Then again, you can only spend what you have. Sent from my ASUS_X013DA using Tapatalk
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