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    Default Phitsanulok bound...

    My wife and I arrived to PHS in one piece and glad to report Thai Airways have the new entertainment system installed, not much different to EVA's but obviously more Thai music and films loaded. Though, plenty of Hollywood films and western music too. The leg room on the A340-600 is extremely limited for us taller persons. Service was excellent for the entire journey.

    Never again will I take TG911 (i.e. morning flight from LHR) as just too tired on arrival and had four-hour wait at Swampy for Nok Air to PHS. Really was wiped out by the time we got here.

    Anyway, Chinese New Year celebrations going on today and my wife and her family preparing massive amounts of food and the Chinese crackers going off all over the place this morning.

    Pretty cool here today by normal standards and the mozzies sedate at the moment.

    Off for Mr & Mrs haircuts shortly as 1/5 of the price compared to UK and just as good standard.

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    Crackers going off everywhere here too, Linky.

    Ploy is buying a whole duck and chicken in the market this morning as an offering to her (dead) parents; (although our dog thinks that is just a complete waste of meat).

    Don't forget the hot towels, neck massage, nose hair clipping and ear wax removal. Then a cold Archa and some great food. Then you will have arrived.

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    link, told you always get the night flight but anyway enjoy PHS (wifey is there somewhere ) and have a good one on the meet up 27th.

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    I went to the new central shopping plaza in PHY a couple of weeks ago, had a big mac there, first one in about a year or so. Good choice of western food available in the supermarket at the end of the plaza, "Tops" , I think.
    Anyway, worth a trip if you need to stock up on english grub.

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    Yep, night flights going out for me too everytime - just seems to long when you do the day flight...Don' care coming back as I know I'll be miserable for a week either way :-) Enjoy yourself Tone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn&Mot View Post
    had a big mac there, first one in about a year or so.
    You should try the Samurai (pork) burger, it's so much better.
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    Had a head massage, haircut and fingernails cut, Dan, and feel like a new man.

    It was the wife's insistence for the day flight, col, but I've put my foot down and will stay in BKK overnight next time. Though, on the flipside, I woke up fresher this morning than I would have had I got the night flight. You can't odds it.

    We will visit Central Plaza this week, Bryn. The wife has had this pencilled in for a while but wasn't finished when we came here last July. And Tops is my favourite supermarket in LOS. It's like the English version of Waitrose. I know, I'm a snob at heart.

    Nic, thanks, mate, and already booked the 1915h return to PHS on Saturday 28th, so hope to hear from you and have all day Saturday if you are free.

    Anyway, waiting for the new frost-free fridge freezer to turn up in the next hour or two from Tesco's for the in-laws as their twenty-year old fridge is on its last legs, and I know they'll look after it. And I don't want warm Singhas this evening. It's a surprise for them and there's sure to be some happy Thais about this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan&ploy View Post
    Don't forget the hot towels, neck massage, nose hair clipping and ear wax removal. Then a cold Archa and some great food. Then you will have arrived.


    Hope you have a great time Linky, well done with the new fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_link View Post
    Had a head massage, haircut and fingernails cut, Dan, and feel like a new man.
    What was wrong with the last one linky? Going into those girly salons has turned your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phetchy View Post
    What was wrong with the last one linky? Going into those girly salons has turned your head.
    My wife gets suspicious if it's the girls, Phetchy.

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    Well PHS is firmly on the map eh link and thanks for PM.

    colin 244

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    Some more photos I've taken this week.

    Chinese New Year's eve in my wife's family's front garden with 30ft bamboo pole used for 3000 Chinese firecrackers:

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    My wife's family and I all jumped in minibus for a trip to Phetchabun Province on Monday 23rd.

    Phra Borommathat Chedi Kanchanaphisek at the summit of Khao Kho:

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    Large moth and butterfly resting on the Chedi:

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    One of the waterfalls, though can't remember which:

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    One of the residents of the waterfall:

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    My wife's aunty's Asian Koel kept in cage in front garden. He's had his wings clipped and is a noisy blighter. Would make a lovely curry.

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    And another of the Chinese show in PHS on Sunday night:

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    Religious offerings in my wife's front garden on morning of Chinese New Year's eve:

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    More religious offerings, though the bottle of Hong Thong lasted approximately 45 minutes afterwards, single-handedly consumed by my wife's cousin.

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    Is your wife Chinese-Thai then Linky?

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    Just Thai, Dan. They just do Chinese New Year in a big way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_link View Post

    He's had his wings clipped and is a noisy blighter. Would make a lovely curry.
    Shouldn't have clipped his wings then

    Excellent pictures Linky, particularly liked the one of the Nuclear missile launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_link View Post
    He's had his wings clipped and is a noisy blighter.
    Sounds a bit like Colin244.
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    When is he off to Phitsanulok ? Colin, when are you off to Phitsanulok ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfy View Post
    When is he off to Phitsanulok ? Colin, when are you off to Phitsanulok ?
    That's a question akin to when's the sky going to fall down and when's the second coming?

    --- Update ---

    We took off to Central Plaza yesterday and has bags of space and a huge Robinson's spread over three floors and a decent sized Tops on the ground floor. What with Topland being on it's last legs, is just what PHS needs, for the wife, anyway.

    Only about fifteen minute drive from the town centre.

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    Well I hope to go in March Wolfy & link but so that I don't jinx the trip I will not post dates until its certain and there are no family incidents awaiting me

    Good use of the Singha can in the last pic link (hope you got to drink it)

    colin 244

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