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pimping

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722 posts

54 months

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Friday 1st June 2012 quote quote all
Just seeing if there are any ph'ers now living here like myself. Could meet up for a beer/coffee etc.

HonestIago

985 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 6th June 2012 quote quote all
How have you ended up living in Chiang Mai? Interested to hear.

pimping

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722 posts

54 months

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Thursday 7th June 2012 quote quote all
I work on the ships and a few of the guys I work with live here. I thought I would come and have a look. Now three months later it really feels like home.

v15ben

11,173 posts

121 months

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I don't live there, but will be passing through on my travels later in the year. Would be up for a beer and some local knowledge if you're onshore when we pass through smile

XJSJohn

13,782 posts

99 months

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Thursday 7th June 2012 quote quote all
pimping said:
I work on the ships and a few of the guys I work with live here. I thought I would come and have a look. Now three months later it really feels like home.
I know a lot of guys around Thailand like that, seems to work very well with that sort of rotation work!
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GTIR

22,957 posts

146 months

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Tuesday 12th June 2012 quote quote all
I'm going to find a Thai' bride out there in November.

20yo female (from birth please) with no kids and no family.

Shouldn't be to hard to find. smile

HonestIago

985 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 13th June 2012 quote quote all
Doing what on ships exactly? How did you get the job and would you recommend? Thanks.

King Herald

19,310 posts

96 months

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Friday 15th June 2012 quote quote all
GTIR said:
I'm going to find a Thai' bride out there in November.

20yo female (from birth please) with no kids and no family.

Shouldn't be to hard to find. smile
Easy to find, hard to keep. biggrin

HonestIago said:
Doing what on ships exactly? How did you get the job and would you recommend? Thanks.
I works on ships too, used to live in Thailand as well. I got my job by going down to Singapore and asking around in Loyang Offshore Supply Base, near Changi. That was 20+ years ago and things have changed a lot since then.

z4chris99

6,994 posts

59 months

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Friday 15th June 2012 quote quote all
pimping said:
Just seeing if there are any ph'ers now living here like myself. Could meet up for a beer/coffee etc.
family has a few places in and around CM so pass through a fair amount, nice place jealous that you can chill out there full time.

pimping

Original Poster:

722 posts

54 months

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Saturday 16th June 2012 quote quote all
v15ben just pm me a few days before arrival and I will be more than happy to girls for a few cold ones. If you need any help reference accommodation from someone with a foot on the ground let me know. I have had more than my fair share of good and bad places. Prices and quality vary wildly here.
If anyone else is coming please feel free to get in touch.

Edited by pimping on Saturday 16th June 07:33

AJS-

11,432 posts

116 months

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Monday 18th June 2012 quote quote all
Half your luck, I have to live in Bangkok. Also very envious of those on rotation work, but I need to be where the money is full time.

If you have any interest at all in adventure biking though, check out the gt rider site www.gt-rider.com as there are tons of guys on there based up that way, and there's some fantastic ride reports and meets.

pimping

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722 posts

54 months

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Tuesday 10th July 2012 quote quote all
That'll be the boys in 'Riders Corner Restaurant' then. Bike rider myself but nearly had a heart attack when I got quoted prices for an R1 and speed triple. Steep? Try doubling UK price!

AJS-

11,432 posts

116 months

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Tuesday 10th July 2012 quote quote all
Anything not made here is stupid expensive, unless you get a grey market one which may or may not have all the correct papers. Have a look at the price of a new M3!

A friend of mine brings bikes in legitimately from the states, previously owned. Can put you in touch if you want. Speed Triple is going to be an arm and a leg but R1s might be better.

I'm more interested in getting into adventure biking, a decent XR400 or similar would suit me fine, but even those start around 200K, and with a new baby and a new business it's not my top priority!

Give me a shout next time your passing through Bangkok if you fancy a beer and a moan about car and bike prices here though!

XJSJohn

13,782 posts

99 months

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 quote quote all
Yup bikes not cheap there, cost my maple 250k in duties and brown envelopes to get his (already paid) Harley from Singapore into Thailand!

However he now knows the contacts to deal with so might be able to help, especially with bringing something up from Singa

pimping

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722 posts

54 months

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 quote quote all
Cheers for the invite AJS and ditto if you stray up north. What's with everybody riding er6's here? Are they cheaper for some reason?

XJSJohn

13,782 posts

99 months

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 quote quote all
pimping said:
Cheers for the invite AJS and ditto if you stray up north. What's with everybody riding er6's here? Are they cheaper for some reason?
Dunno, not into bikes these days ... haven't ridden much more than a honda wave in Phuket for 2 decades at least!

In Sing there are 3 license bands for bikes, 150, 250 400 and above (i think ...

So you see a lot of people riding bikes very close to the top of each of those thresholds.

AJS-

11,432 posts

116 months

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 quote quote all
Kawasaki make a few big bikes here so you can buy ER6, Versys etc brand new for half the price of equivalent imported bikes. Not a bad way to go for if 600 is enough.

nsa

1,189 posts

108 months

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Thursday 19th July 2012 quote quote all
I don't live in Chiang Mai but I love the place and will get in touch next time I manage to get out there. Fantastic city. You can't get lost because of the ring road around the old city walls. A few times when I wasn't sure where I was I headed to the city walls and just did a lap or two until I saw something I recognised.

I hired a bike in 2009 and rode up to Pai. 250 Shadow from Tony's? Big Bikes. Have you seen the mint classic Mercedes taxi with Toyota diesel power? I also love the park with huge catfish in the pond just inside the city wall. Could you imagine that here with barriers around the water etc?

Really miss it actually. Only been twice but spent about a month there in total.

pimping

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722 posts

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Friday 20th July 2012 quote quote all
I properly laughed out loud nsa at the 'doing laps of the moat till you recognise something'. Perfectly sums up my first couple of weeks of scooter fun!
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