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by rick
July 21, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: General Discussion of UK Politics
Replies: 79
Views: 3714

Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Also, today it was announced that the border force may be will no longer be checking your documents on entry at heathrow unless from a red list country. BUT when i returned last week i was just waved through to the e-passport gates and no other checks done. I could have been a red list person and wo...
by rick
July 20, 2021, 1:59 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Another Virus
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Another Virus

Wouldn't worry too much, the virus/disease has been known about for 90 years, and is widespread though rare. Just don't hug the monkeys.
by rick
July 15, 2021, 4:40 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Post Covid ecomony
Replies: 501
Views: 28256

Re: Post Covid ecomony

Warning - EU is red zoning Thailand as of today (according to my son). Haven' t found any details yet so not sure what the impact on travel is but looks like i had a close shave. Also UK has just ambered the Balearic islands - surprise, surprise. Holiday makers have 2 days to get out after that home...
by rick
July 15, 2021, 3:40 am
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: Pattaya pornhub busted
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Pattaya pornhub busted

I see the old udonmap web address is now used by a porn site....
by rick
July 14, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Post Covid ecomony
Replies: 501
Views: 28256

Re: Post Covid ecomony

Well, made it back to UK but it was a it of a nail biter. Had to book 3 times to get a flight out of Udon, first both got cancelled. The 3rd flight was the last option to make it in time, and as the last flight for 2 days it was expensi e as well. Alzo had issue with the PCR test, only got tbe resul...
by rick
July 13, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: President Biden Wants Answers
Replies: 168
Views: 6121

Re: President Biden Wants Answers

Have to agree with Jack
by rick
July 12, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.
Replies: 3666
Views: 147565

Re: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.

Update on the lockdown inter-provincial travel situation. FLYING - managed to get to Bangkok today, flying with Vietjet. They were the only airline flying today. I think no airline is flying tomorrow, Vietjet maybe on Wednesday. Do not trust the Udon Thani airport departures page - this morning it s...
by rick
July 11, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Exchange Rates
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

Re: Exchange Rates

Giggle as usual has a very distorted view of reality. 15 baht? Actually 25 and it was 4 years ago Jimbo predicted that. Certainly the dollar was drifting down at that time. Jimbo is no fan of Trump (or Boris and Brexit). Actually quite a sensible man. Trump liked cutting government spending - I thin...
by rick
July 10, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: covid cases udon
Replies: 873
Views: 53805

Re: covid cases udon

Thaismile also cancelling services from Udon on the 12th (and probably other days). That puts my chance of making my flight out of Bangkok on the 13th very slim. Bastards.
by rick
July 9, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Exchange Rates
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

Re: Exchange Rates

Your right Parrot, GBP now 45 baht - hasn't been that high since the Brexit referendum.
by rick
July 9, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.
Replies: 3666
Views: 147565

Re: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.

A recent bout of random testing in the UK showed 30% more men than women were positive. It is speculated that the European cup football games are responsible; and i can quite believe it after seeing fans celebrating when England scored the winning goal 2 days ago - large crowd around big TV screen, ...
by rick
July 7, 2021, 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Udon Airport Flight Schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Udon Airport Flight Schedule

Decided to travel a day earlier and overnight at a hotel near the airport. That flight currently still flying. When pressed why the flights were cancelled, said maybe Covid ......
by rick
July 7, 2021, 11:22 pm
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: Phuket Sandbox
Replies: 67
Views: 3138

Re: Phuket Sandbox

One little snippet of information on that link above - Emirates flight to Phuket had 14 passengers - I see the Phuket Sandbox is really pulling them in!
by rick
July 7, 2021, 11:13 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Post Covid ecomony
Replies: 501
Views: 28256

Re: Post Covid ecomony

I am travelling back to the UK in a few days. Prices are quite variable, and of course currently limited choice of airlines. Prices are between about 500 GBP (for less desirable routes) to over 1,000 GBP return economy. The top end is a bit more expensive but still some reasonable routes for under 7...
by rick
July 7, 2021, 10:55 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: This Week's Shopping Deal
Replies: 1393
Views: 180406

Re: This Week's Shopping Deal

That Smuckers is always expensive. I suppose at buy one get one free just about acceptable. But i always make my own, costs about 60-80 baht a kilo, so easy.
by rick
July 7, 2021, 1:33 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: RT-PCR Testing In Udorn?
Replies: 75
Views: 3673

Re: RT-PCR Testing In Udorn?

Now i just hope that i can find another flight out of udon .....
by rick
July 6, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Udon Airport Flight Schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Udon Airport Flight Schedule

Thaismile have cancelled all services Udon - Bangkok for 13th -15th July. That has really ****ed up my plans to fly out of Bangkok on the 13th (already booked).
by rick
July 6, 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: RT-PCR Testing In Udorn?
Replies: 75
Views: 3673

Re: RT-PCR Testing In Udorn?

Arranged a PCR test at Bangkok hospital yesterday - for flight to the UK. Did in person because do not have QR codes or a scanner to upload a payment form. Took about 15 minutes in all, very quiet (only about 20 people in the whole reception area, mainly staff). Paid at counter with credit card, hav...
by rick
July 6, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Udon immigration, not busy!
Replies: 153
Views: 12725

Re: Udon immigration, not busy!

I was there yesterday ,,, really busy, had one person in front of me for 90 day report ..... then exit/re-entry visa no queue, but 3 people sitting around. Total time 20 minutes (mostly for the IO to stamp the forms 20 times with various rubber stamps, which she had to find).
by rick
July 6, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: A Scathing Indictment of the UK Prime Minister
Replies: 254
Views: 11518

Re: A Scathing Indictment of the UK Prime Minister

Rotten timing for me. This new Covid wave will be Sky high just as i arrive back in the UK. I am going to have to stay isolated for the first 6 weeks until my first jab takes effect, or i may end up as one of those 'rare' fatalities. Leaving Udon next week.

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