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by JohnD
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin

A few more points: • https://www.transitbangkok.com/lines/bangkok-bus-line/A1 Scrolling down the page gives the stops on shuttle bus route. • A taxi cost of 1,500 is quoted above. I can never get price lower than 2,200 for Bangkok to Hua Hin? As for Hua Hin to Bangkok, 1,600 is the price? • “Sombat ...
by JohnD
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Army’s sleeping technique
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Army’s sleeping technique

Army’s sleeping technique that will get you to sleep in two minutes. So how does the technique work? Relax the muscles in your face, including your tongue, jaw and the muscles around your eyes. Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go before relaxing your upper and lower arm on one side, and then th...
by JohnD
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin

Don’t need to take a taxi from DMK to bus station Mochit 2. There is a shuttle bus (A1) running from DMK Gate 6 to Mochit 2. BTW, same shuttle bus runs to Mochit BTS (formerly Mochit 1??). Good to know if you want to stay in Bangkok. Can take luggage on shuttle bus no problem. Thanks u, I will find...
by JohnD
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin

Don’t need to take a taxi from DMK to bus station Mochit 2.
There is a shuttle bus (A1) running from DMK Gate 6 to Mochit 2.
BTW, same shuttle bus runs to Mochit BTS (formerly Mochit 1??).
Good to know if you want to stay in Bangkok.
Can take luggage on shuttle bus no problem.
by JohnD
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin
Replies: 23
Views: 1024

Re: How to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Hua Hin

Taxi to Mochit and minibus to Hua Hin: I have done this about 3 times. When the taxi arrives at Mochit ( known as Mochit 2 ), need to walk about 200 metres through a large open bus station to find the stand for Hua Hin. Usually wait about 20 minutes for minibus to fill. Your luggage needs to fit on...
by JohnD
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Android Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 55891

Re: The Android Thread

I flashed several stock ROM’s on an old Samsung phone downloaded from Sammobile website; they have software from other carriers (and countries) with minor changes to Samsung’s base software. Found some small differences (like wallpapers) and maybe a small improvement on battery life, but hardly wort...
by JohnD
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Android Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 55891

Re: The Android Thread

My mobile phone experience with Android 4 or Android 5 is that battery life was poor due to Google, in particular apps reporting your location. Part recourse is to turn off some location reports (where possible) but not completely as then phone may not function. Android 6 and above, allow much more ...
by JohnD
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Skin doctor ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5085

Re: Skin doctor ?

I visited Dr Niwat’s Skin clinic several weeks ago. I took a motorbike taxi from Hua Hin down Soi 112, not expecting it to be so far down Soi 112; this was before seeing the excellent location details above. The clinic had several patients waiting; however I was seen next without an appointment. I h...
by JohnD
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42604

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

Comparing Samsung J8 and Motorola G5S Plus on PhoneArena website: https://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Samsung-Galaxy-J8,Motorola-Moto-G5S-Plus/phones/10795,10597 The Motorola is only one year older than the Samsung J8, but the Motorola could be considered to have better overall specs? In parti...
by JohnD
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42604

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

What's the latest on mobile phones of choice? Will need to replace my Lenovo in the next month or so, it has lasted 2 and a half years which apparently is pretty good for a smartphone. The device is actually ok but the battery is shot, a replacement one behaved the same leading me to believe the so...
by JohnD
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 425
Views: 42604

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

Most mobile phones are too big for me; carried in my trouser front pocket pulling down on my elasticated waistband, difficult to remove/insert, possible testicular damage, etc. I decided that 135 grams weight and 5.2 inch screen were suitable maximums, but not much choice with these statistics. Plus...
by JohnD
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes

Papaya salad is good, but mango salad is better – more flavour especially if the mango is sweet and sour.
Not sure why most people go for papaya.
Maybe papaya is cheaper and more available?
by JohnD
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food
Replies: 19
Views: 1311

Re: Trouble sleeping after Japanese food

I've never eaten much Japanese food Pete but when I lived in Indonesia, I ate tofu all the time without any problems. They had another dish, Tempe, also made from soya and I loved the stuff, used to have it for lunch every day. I remember fried tempe lunches in Indonesia – served with green sambal,...
by JohnD
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Adhesive Nasal Strips...
Replies: 10
Views: 5215

Re: Adhesive Nasal Strips...

I used adhesive nasal strips for a few months but switched to an alternative, as manufactured by Rhinomed Limited labelled "Mute - breathe more snore less". They are a silicon "nasal device" consisting of 2 connected silicone rings which insert into nostrils - opening up the airway passage. I use m...
by JohnD
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Nescafe
Replies: 104
Views: 10251

Re: Nescafe

Last month I bought a “phin filter” in Vietnam, I was not sure how to best use it until I saw this charming video today. How-to-Brew-Vietnamese-Coffee.wmv: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DwPGkq8SFE I followed the advice and it gives a cup of strong coffee but it’s a bit slow to filter through and ...