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TMax

Member Since 17 Jun 2009
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In Topic: Thailand’s roads are the deadliest in Southeast Asia and among the worst in t...

Yesterday, 05:02 AM

I'm renting a car for one day to pick up someone from the airport. Wish me luck.


Good luck

In Topic: Thailand’s roads are the deadliest in Southeast Asia and among the worst in t...

09 December 2018 - 04:59 PM

But on point 4, motorcycle riders rank way above pedestrians.
Cross any road at your peril!

Yeah but not where the top 3 are concerned, as far as they care the rest are just speed bumps

In Topic: Thailand’s roads are the deadliest in Southeast Asia and among the worst in t...

09 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

Haha they only just figured this out? I have known this for years, certainly since my first visit. My golden rules with traffic laws in Thailand are thus and based purely on observations of road users and physical size of the vehicles.

1. Trucks have right of way over everything.
2. Busses are next in line for right of way.
3. Cars, including vans and 4 wheel drives etc are 3rd on the Thai road food chain.
4. Motor cyclists and pedestrians come last.
5. Stay well clear of idiot drunken tourists that "think" they can drive or ride, Thai roads are not for the faint of heart nor for the foolhardy

I have been riding motor bikes since I was 12 years old and consider myself a good rider but would never even contemplate riding over there.

In Topic: Favourite Silom restaurants

08 December 2018 - 08:15 AM

Well I have no idea what their on about, I have eaten at G's several times now and have enjoyed the food (the German food) , beer and prompt service every time and I will be eating there again next trip


In Topic: Airfare Strategies

03 December 2018 - 09:49 PM

There was very little transit through Denpasar airport at that time, mostly if you flew Garuda airlines (into and out of Bali) you could get met and taken through to transit, unfortunately from the town I was flying from there was only the one airline and it wasn't Garuda. Even now if I were to fly from my old town via Bali and the new terminal I would still need to clear immigration and customs and then make my way to the international departures (my last 2 flights were through the new terminal). Even with just carry on luggage it's the same deal, no escaping it really and it was required to clear customs. I guess they look at it that when people fly to Bali they will be stopping over for at least a few days rather than just going transit. The other thing for me was I needed to get to the airline check in counter to confirm the credit card and to check in the luggage. Bit hard for some to understand really but it's a weird set up that kind of works.