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by albaker
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Agoda hotel descriptions warning
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: Agoda hotel descriptions warning

Most hotels now have websites . We recently returned from a 6 week trip to Thailand , Pathumwan Princess Bangkok , G Resort&Mall Hua Hin and Cera Resort Cha Am all booked direct with hotels and cheaper than Agoda , Booking . com and other sites . The 3 named above did not require advance payment or ...
by albaker
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?

I am going to the UK, arriving at Manchester Airport. Can you by prepaid SIM cards on Arrival? Very easy at the airports - normally have a "Vending Machine" for UK/Europe SIM Cards (Top-up via Internet). In all honesty, I would recommend going to the likes of Tesco and buy one at the till (although...
by albaker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Tailoring repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Tailoring repairs

Yes, we normally get 24 hours service - my son must be her best customer, and uses her on average once a week. Make sure you let her know the day you need them. If I brought some material would they copy my trousers and make 2 pairs , high back and elasticated waist as I AM wheelchair user , in the...
by albaker
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Tailoring repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Tailoring repairs

Mrs BB says it would usually cost 40 Baht a pair. Here's a map and picture of where to go: map.png Nang.jpg Thanks will take a stroll up there day after we arrive . Not sure if you can answer this , but if I took trousers there on a Friday would they be ready in 2/3 days ? Price your wife quoted is...
by albaker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Tailoring repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Tailoring repairs

If that doesn't work, and Soi 94 isn't too far, I can recommend somebody who is very good, and charges Thai prices - just let me know. We use her regularly. This may be a much better option as we will be staying at G Hua Hin Resort & Mall for 5 nights which I believe is in Soi 94 . Only need chinos...
by albaker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Tailoring repairs
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Tailoring repairs

Is the lady who has her sewing machine on the pavement / sidewalk in front of her house on Dechanuchit Road nearly opposite the All Nations Guest house still there ? Need some small , trouser alterations , and have used this lady many times in the past and she has done a first rate job at v.good rat...
by albaker
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rabies detected in Hua Hin
Replies: 40
Views: 5728

Re: Rabies detected in Hua Hin

Horses in Pran Buri under rabies observation The Nation Livestock development officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan are closely monitoring two horses at a farm in Pran Buri district after a horse at the farm died of rabies. Pran Buri livestock development office chief Boonmee Sammanee said a horse at th...
by albaker
Tue May 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Vietnam Visa
Replies: 29
Views: 2698

Re: Vietnam Visa

Who was recently in VN ? My question is not answered on Google. Is it easy to change TH Bhat, or better take only USD and Euro ? Went to Vietnam after trip to Thailand in March this year and had no problem changing some of my Thai baht to Dong at Saigon airport and the reverse was true when we left...
by albaker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: phone blockers

I wasn’t able to find any in Hua Hin but bought two in Pantip Plaza at the ground floor market area. My brother runs a security company specialising in heritage buildings, mainly churches and civic buildings, he uses them to show how most wireless security products can be blocked by such things. I ...
by albaker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: phone blockers

I can't answer you, apart from suggesting the computer shops on the top floor of Market Village mall, or maybe Hua Hin Shopping Mall (the old mall opposite the temple in town). I don't want to seem rude, but I wonder why people need these things? I'm just genuinely curious. If it sounds useful I ma...
by albaker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?

Is there anywhere in Hua Hin to buy a mobile phone blocker ?
Will be in Bangkok for a couple of days and perhaps it would be better to try Pantip Plaza or 4th floor MBK .
by albaker
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Love Bread
Replies: 20
Views: 2630

Re: Love Bread

The Cera Resort has a bakery for in house also take away .Whilst there in February there were a few French guests and they were queuing at breakfast at the bread counter also buying rolls at lunchtime to take to their rooms to fill and eat ? As the only bread I eat is toast I cannot make a comment o...
by albaker
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Iceland in Villa Market
Replies: 25
Views: 4013

Re: Iceland in Villa Market

Was in Iceland 6 weeks ago on a stag do and must state that Icelandic food is very different to UK food .
15 of us no complaints from any of us other than the price of food and drink .
by albaker
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin
Replies: 119
Views: 15514

Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

:agree: A farang gets killed/injured, it's reported everywhere - bad publicity. How many times do we hear of a Farang struggling because they were injured riding a motorcycle they weren't insured to ride in the first place. Yes, Thais do it every day, but it doesn't attract the same bad publicity. I...
by albaker
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin
Replies: 119
Views: 15514

Re: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin

What's get me, is that I've drove all over Thailand, from pattaya to udon Thani, udon to HH all over Bangkok, and been stopped many times, oh I was driving a 4 by 4 Isuzu truck... I was doin about 95mph n I didn't see the guy stood in the road waving me 2 slow down for the check point, so I slammed...