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Post by Guess » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:29 am

Jockey wrote::twisted: Where can I find a summary of all the topics that keep cropping up time after time?
You have to get a mini bus from Hua Hin to Bangkok and you find it posted on Bayoke Tower just where the minibus stops.

You can catch the mini bus in Cha Am by getting a mate to phone you when one has left Hua Hin and then 20 minutes later stand in the fast lane of Petchakasem with your hand outstretched.
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Post by Nereus » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:55 pm

janeria wrote:Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. It seems to me that if in doubt and it is an item I really cannot do without bring it with me (female logic)
If you are of retirement age and on any regular medication, you may want to look at bringing a supply with you. One particular med that I am supposed to take is just on 5 times the price here, and that for only half the prescribed strength. One other is not available at all, as it was only recently approved in Australia. I have not been able to find a common 100 mg asprin here, although 80 mg is available and a reasonable price. Like everything else, you need to be careful of what and where you buy medications. The bigger hospitals have most modern drugs, but if they are imported then you may not be able to afford them long term. :cheers:
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Post by janeria » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:06 am

Thank you Nereus for your advice. I have been in touch with the San Paulo hospital about medication and cost. Although I have seen a number of derogatory articles about this hospital, I must give credit where credit is due, the staff were extremely helpful about my enquiries and even emailed me with details of the medication they are able to supply and the cost.

Have you ever considered buying medication over the net - I have not made any real enquiries about this method but wondered if you have come across it ?
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Post by Nereus » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:32 am

janeria wrote:.

Have you ever considered buying medication over the net - I have not made any real enquiries about this method but wondered if you have come across it ?
No, I personally have not looked into this. I have seen some advertisements which state, "cannot ship to Thailand". I think that you would have to look into it very closely regarding the "import". There are bound to be laws covering it, and probably taxes to pay. My main concern is the long term cost of some imported drugs that are available here. As an example: 80 mg Lipitor cost me 28 Baht / tablet in Australia; here the best I could find was 110 Baht for one 40 mg tablet---with the comment "you can take two"! It is just something else that you need to factor in that is easy to overlook. :cheers:
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Post by Lev » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:07 pm

Suggest starting new threads here, this one is for common topics only.

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Post by Gaybob » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:45 pm

Brilliant, helps a great deal
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Post by bluke » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:18 pm

I have been reading the forums for several years so thought it was about time I introduced myself.
As a twice yearly visitor to Hua Hin its good to hear all the up to date news and to keep abreast of the changes through the forums.
Keep up the good work.

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Post by Norseman » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:01 pm

Hi and welcome to the board bluke.
Stay tuned and keep on posting.
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Post by Gregneil1 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:12 pm

Thanks for consolidating all this info!

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Post by Super Joe » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:26 am

Lev, There's loads of useful info here from Thai consulate in UK, you may want to add it to the 'common topics'.

Stuff on visas, visa fees, passports, retirements, working, property, approved lawyers, driving licences, health, tax, marriage etc etc

http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/visas1.asp

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Post by Lung Per » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:07 am

My sincere thanks to all who are involved in managing, editing and contributing to this site. Despite a lot of small talk which admittedly can be quite entertaining, it is a goldmine of information. No Less. Thank you.
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Post by Norseman » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:54 am

Apparently a problem with the supplied link SJ.

Try this instead: http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/downloads-and-visas.aspx
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Re: Common topics, please read before posting.

Post by STEVIEBALE » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:39 am

would like to compliment the moderators and administrators - this forum is excellent for hh and i hope that you are recognised by the local authorities for such great work

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Re: Common topics, please read before posting.

Post by Lev » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:53 am

These are a few years old now so we'll have to update the common topics list, the search function is the best way to find something fast.

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Re: Common topics, please read before posting.

Post by a3r1us » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:28 pm

Thanks for this. In hh now and v useful.

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