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On the Positive Side

Post by parrot » April 5, 2021, 8:02 am

Just back from a 13 month 'covid vacation'......a few things I've noticed that I haven't heard mentioned:
2 hour parking in Central parking, pay 50 baht per hour after that. The area was mostly empty when I went to Central yesterday, while the open parking was mostly full. Stay under 2 hours, you park free, stay over you pay 50 baht per hour.

Serenade AIS service in Central: AIS had a version of this before we left last year, but now it's almost like concierge service while you wait. Coffee machine, chilled water, comfy chairs, and friendly staff.

The Udon/Loei highway now has several mini-frontage roads that weren't there last year. And the center divide is now closed off with those industrial-size concrete blocks.

It started a few years ago as a small flower festival in Huay Sam Ran, but soon blossomed into a popular place for selfie-conscious lovlies to test out their newest phones. Coffee shops sprouted up soon enough......and now the Kilo 18 road has been repaved.



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Post by Niggly » April 5, 2021, 8:25 am

Forgive my ignorance but what/where is Kilo 18?
You’ve mentioned it a few times before & I have no idea what it is.

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Post by parrot » April 5, 2021, 9:22 am

Kilo 18 is the kilo market from the center of the city on the way to Nongbualamphu. 4-way lighted intersection just past the 4 way lighted intersection to Huay Luang reservoir.
Back in the daze, there was (maybe still is) a 9 hole golf course that was called Kilo 18 golf. Other than the golf course, there wasn't squat out in this area. I suspect the natives learned of kilo 18 from the golf course........seems if I tell most anyone that I live at kilo 18, they know what I'm talking about.

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Post by Whistler » April 5, 2021, 9:32 am

Parrot, have you been to the seafood restaurant there, I have not tried it yet? I think the golf course you refer to is quite close to Nong Wau So, it is still there
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Post by the-monk » April 5, 2021, 9:33 am

Thanks Mr Parrot. Nice to see positive comments for a change. Welcome back.
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Post by Niggly » April 5, 2021, 9:38 am

Aah, I very rarely venture through those parts. Mrs N likes the occasional visit to the jungle market but not very often.

Must be off the 210 on route to Cowboy Town, yes?

I don’t play or have any interest in golf so wouldn’t have come across any courses
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Post by noosard » April 5, 2021, 1:29 pm

I hope the cap has enough hair for ya Mr Niggly

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Post by Niggly » April 5, 2021, 3:08 pm

noosard wrote:
April 5, 2021, 1:29 pm
I hope the cap has enough hair for ya Mr Niggly
Perfect, thanks Noosy 👍

Gets a bit tangled with my naturally flowing mane & the grey highlights clash a bit with my strawberry blonde colour but I can work with it.

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