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Old 08-04-2009, 11:03 AM   #8001
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With my non-immigrant visa i dont need to do runs. I just need to send a confirmation about my whereabouts every 3 months. only once per year i must go the the office in Nan.

me and the wife are coming your way next week. CM!!!
you have non-imm visa based on marriage to thai lady?

i guess that is one of the one year visas. and you have to immigration every 90days, right?
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:41 AM   #8002
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you have non-imm visa based on marriage to thai lady?

i guess that is one of the one year visas. and you have to immigration every 90days, right?
yes, i am married to a thai lady. i dont need to go to an office every 90 days, only send papers in mail.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:47 AM   #8003
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With my non-immigrant visa i dont need to do runs. I just need to send a confirmation about my whereabouts every 3 months. only once per year i must go the the office in Nan.

me and the wife are coming your way next week. CM!!!
Be sure to give me a shout when you get here so we can go for a drink!
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:08 PM   #8004
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Be sure to give me a shout when you get here so we can go for a drink!
yes, i have already started packing the heinekens, becks, and some bombay gin, hehe. probably staying at mae rim, some resort hotel. will make nite trips downtown obv.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:25 PM   #8005
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Does anyone live in Chiang Mai and play poker? I am looking to move there and wanted to know what my best bet would be in regards to setting up a reliable internet connection. What seems to be the minimum speed in order to 4 table or mutitable. Any input would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:36 AM   #8006
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Has anyone tried to fly into BKK with a one way ticket? I'm planning on doing this and wondering if there will be a problem at immigration, also if I can just explain that I plan on traveling around SEA without a return flight.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:33 AM   #8007
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Has anyone tried to fly into BKK with a one way ticket? I'm planning on doing this and wondering if there will be a problem at immigration, also if I can just explain that I plan on traveling around SEA without a return flight.
the rule is that airlines have to make sure that their passengers have a return ticket within 30 days of their arrival. the airlines will get fined if they get caught not checking this. it is all different matter if they actually care or check anything. it depends on the country and airline and the cycle of the current employee at the gate.

possible solution:

book some cheap flight to another country that you may or may not use

or

get a tourist visa. they are free at the moment so the only thing you need is a visit to the thai embassy in your home with some documents. with visa you dont need a return ticket

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dont do anything and run good
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:48 AM   #8008
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Has anyone tried to fly into BKK with a one way ticket? I'm planning on doing this and wondering if there will be a problem at immigration, also if I can just explain that I plan on traveling around SEA without a return flight.
I booked a flight on airasia.com to malaysia for like $30 and then just ignored the flight. Was able to get a visa and arrive in BKK with essentially a one way ticket and an added $30 expense.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:58 AM   #8009
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Does anyone live in Chiang Mai and play poker? I am looking to move there and wanted to know what my best bet would be in regards to setting up a reliable internet connection. What seems to be the minimum speed in order to 4 table or mutitable. Any input would be much appreciated.
I'm currently living here and have two different connections that I use. I have a C.A.T air card which was originally going to be my backup internet but I mainly grind on that now and it works fine. I've also got a TT&T maxnet connection that I rarely grind on but two 2+2ers came last week and it seemed to work fine for them. I currently just have the cheapest package aswell that came installed with the house at only 490 baht. So I imagine if I ever need to use that properly I will get it upgraded and it will be fine for grinding on.

Are you living here at the moment, or just planning to come here?
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:01 AM   #8010
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yes, i have already started packing the heinekens, becks, and some bombay gin, hehe. probably staying at mae rim, some resort hotel. will make nite trips downtown obv.
What date do you get to Chiang Mai then? Let me know when you're heading into the city and I can come for a drink
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:04 AM   #8011
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$30 is a good price. it will be atleast 700 baht ($20) every time since that is the airport tax for international flights. sometimes airasia has promos where you only pay the airport tax but if you are coming in soon and cant wait for those expect to pay about 1400 baht for the ticket at the moment (~$40) (bkk-kuala lumpur example)
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:04 AM   #8012
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i just flew into bkk with a one way ticket, i had a visa though, but normally when they check it at the checkin place they didn't. so i dunno
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:21 AM   #8013
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I've flown in with one way tickets a few times and never had a problem. Last time I flew in from NY and didn't have a visa either. Guess I got lucky.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:50 PM   #8014
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another solution is to make a fake ticket since you are not going to use it anyway..
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:34 PM   #8015
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I am going to Thailand next week and was wondering if you can play on Party Poker from Thailand?
Have any of you guys played or tried to play on party from there lately?


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Old 08-05-2009, 05:38 PM   #8016
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I am going to Thailand next week and was wondering if you can play on Party Poker from Thailand?
Have any of you guys played or tried to play on party from there lately?


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Yes, all sites are available except Betfair (and maybe another) which requires a VPN

Party works fine.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:03 PM   #8017
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I'm currently living here and have two different connections that I use. I have a C.A.T air card which was originally going to be my backup internet but I mainly grind on that now and it works fine. I've also got a TT&T maxnet connection that I rarely grind on but two 2+2ers came last week and it seemed to work fine for them. I currently just have the cheapest package aswell that came installed with the house at only 490 baht. So I imagine if I ever need to use that properly I will get it upgraded and it will be fine for grinding on.

Are you living here at the moment, or just planning to come here?

Im planning on going there mid to late august to try to find a place to live for 6 months or so. Thats good news that aircards work there... Im gonna look into getting one. Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:10 PM   #8018
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thats whay i thought, why is party telling me i can't play there?
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:00 AM   #8019
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thats whay i thought, why is party telling me i can't play there?
i play on party and it works without vpn

party was unblocked in ~november last year so maybe the cs rep who answered you did not know this yet. maybe shoot an email back explaining their own rules to them
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:39 AM   #8020
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Thanks Lessu, I'm glad i can play there thanks for clearing it up.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:46 AM   #8021
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

I am going to be in Ko Pha-Ngan next year and was looking to stay at the Barcelona Resort. has anyone ever stayed there, is there another resort you would suggest? I will be there for a week with the gf for the full moon party.

Is there a better part of the island to stay on? We are looking to spend less than 1K baht per night.

Thanks.

edit: If anyone has recomendations on national parks or just remote pretty places in general that would also be great. I am going to try and read most of this thread now, sorry if all this is already in here somewhere.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:54 AM   #8022
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coco huts is meant to be cool
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:40 AM   #8023
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How comfortably could you live in BBK earning 30,000 bart a month teaching English, plus grinding? I play 3-6 LHE. I figure if i played 1500 hands a day i'd get $1,500 or so just in RB, plus another 1.5 K or so with my win rate being 1BB/100.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:16 AM   #8024
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it all depends what sort of living style you want, how much you have to party, drink etc.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:20 AM   #8025
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does anyone live in or around chang mai? I was thinking about heading up there for a few days before i return to the states on the on 18th
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