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  1. Old Royal Garden Hotel, Pattaya.

    I too was looking for the old Royal Garden info. Anyone remember the bar on BeachRd ( 2-way one lane each) back in October 1986? It might have been called Aquarius. I stopped there while I was waiting for a (work) telex to be sent and received. It's been an itch for quite a while.
  2. Flu shot in Pattaya?

    No the 'flu virus circulates round the world -- there is no 'local' strain. It also morphs every year which is why you cannot "build up a resistance". This is why you need an annual shot as it is a mixture of those thought to be in circulation for the coming season. With the advent of mass tourism and flying, the idea of a local strain of anything is outdated.
  3. Flu shot in Pattaya?

    In previous years I've used Pattaya Memorial for 'flu vaccination, this time they estimated Baht 2000 , previous years was Baht 900. Based on this posting. I checked BPHospital who have a package at Baht 990. This morning I went to the Clinic opposite Big C SouthRd. In-and-out the front door in 15 minutes: friendly staff, only had to wait 5 minutes for the previous patient to be seen, proper check before vacccination and Baht 790. Although I live near North Road I will be using this clinic (3 miles walk away) for minor ailments. I've been at a loss since Dr Belen retired. Thanks for the good advice
  4. Flu shot in Pattaya?

  5. Naklua Nature Trail

    Thanks, SMcColley. As with most things (except visa renewal) there's no rush. I look forward to hearing about your trial of the trail.
  6. Naklua Nature Trail

    The sign is at the bridge in Naklua over the creek, just to the South side. Here's the location in a kmz (Google Earth) file. Sign is pointing up the creek (literally) towards Sukhumvit. If you follow the creek you end up at the Water Treatment plant in Nhong Yai but it's far from clear if there's a footpath or if you paddle your own canoe. The photos of the mangroves look like they are from the Soi Naklua (that runs down from Sukumvit to Mum Aroi) branch of the creek. Trail Sign.kmz
  7. Naklua Nature Trail

    Has anyone attempted the Naklua Nature Trail? I saw this sign by the Naklua Creek bridge. Looks like it follows the creek but I'm reluctant to trespass on the creek community which, from Google Earth , seems to have built over the footpath.