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  1. Hitch-hiking on the question if I may! Is there an agency in Hua Hin that assists in securing a visa for the USA by completing paperwork and apprising of things you need to know? I recently paid an agency in Bangkok to assist in getting my Filipina fiance into Australia. The trip to Australia (although they did not stamp her passport with ink) I believe assisted her in getting approval to enter New Zealand. As far as your interaction with the USA Embassy, on my visits I have noticed a lack of precision in expat assistance.
  2. 16000 Baht or the cost of my deductible in the US
  3. As an expat, I appreciate when someone notates a good or great experience in local Hua Hin medical care. Yesterday, I underwent a colonoscopy at San Paulo Hospital. This was my fourth (every 5 years) with the other 3 performed in the US. Dr. Boripan Laisirikoon, MD, FICS performed the procedure. He is brilliant and spends time with you before and after the procedure. The process was much better than any of the previous procedures done in the US because of the empathic and caring staff. Thomas, the International Representative there initiates the process by getting you to the doctor and assists in calming any nerves. The quality of care and continuum of care which starts with Thomas carries over to the nursing staff that preps you for the procedure and the nursing staff that monitors you after you awaken. Best care I have ever had from all concerned. I see why now Thailand is a leader in medical tourism! Thanks San Paulo
  4. 1200 Baht, no reservation needed at Serviced Apartments behind bus station. near Soi 94. Neat, clean with breakfast.
  5. Any bars in Hua Hin showing the games next weekend? I attempted to watch via streamhunter and 1st Row Sports the games this weekend to no avail. Thanks
  6. For expats looking for the elusive fitness gym in the Pranburi, Khao Kalok, PakNam Pran area TD Gym near the Pranburi Fitness Park is having a special promotion. They are normally 900 Baht per month but for the rest of January, 2 people each receive 2 months membership and a free T-shirt for only 2200 Baht. The gym has great strength equipment inside and the owner is working on a functional fitness area on the outside. Opens at 0900 daily.
  7. iherb.com

    I just tested the iherb.com order from USA. Great results ordering herbs and vitamins not available to me in Hua Hin. Kept the order under 60.00 hoping no customs involvement. Order received in 30 days for only 2.50 shipping charge. Great customer service with low prices and minimal shipping costs and no customs involvement made this a great transaction.
  8. A recent thread discussed Bangkok Hospital in Hua Hin and San Paulo in Hua Hin. Comments also on the Petcharat Hospital facility would be appreciated. I rarely see feedback on this hospital and am interested in all local options. Thanks
  9. In checking for any expat or Thai ski/snowboard clubs, I came across Snow Town & Ski 365. Snow Town will be great for my Filipina wife to experience snow and Ski 365 could be fun to simulate my snowboarding days before coming to Thailand. Please share your experiences if you have been to either location. Lastly, is there a Thailand ski/snowboard group that sponsors trips to Korea, Japan, Australia? Thanks and Happy New Year!
  10. UFC 207

    Does anyone know if Channel 8 in Bangkok will show this Saturday morning? The channel used to co- broadcast the UFC ticket! Thanks
  11. Just hoping there is a bar in Hua Hin showing the Clemson & Ohio State and Washington & Alabama games this weekend. Unable to find a stream online. Thanks. Happy New Year!
  12. Happy New Year everyone! I checked the search engines but unable to locate if we have any Krav Maga training in the area. Krav Maga Thailand has locations in Chaing Mai and Phuket! I go to Palopan weekly for Muay Thai which is fantastic but would like to add this discipline to my training schedule. So if anyone knows of one here or even Pattaya, your assistance is appreciated. Thanks
  13. Today, I took the time to go through all of Gourmet Market aisles meticulously and shopped there. I appreciate the comments. The prices are comparable to Villa Market. Many choices of products plus a designated fluent English speaker to assist. The staff smiles and is very helpful. Unfortunately my perception of these things are missing at VM. Plus coming from the Pranburi area, the covered parking and easy egress for me makes it my new choice for specialized items!
  14. Just attempting to see if anyone has shopped at the new Fresh Market at Bluport and your thoughts in comparing it with Villa Market! (customer service, price, choices, etc) As an aside the whole Bluport experience seems expat friendly (Free discount M-Card and movie discount card for those over 60)! Appreciate it!
  15. San Paulo has a retired MD from Germany who deals with expats. They have a Filipina nurse who speaks excellent English also. My wife received the medical checkup there which was very thorough. The communication process is better for most expats there I believe who do not speak Thai. Bangkok Hua Hin appeals to me because it appears so clean and organized. Unfortunately, I have not found the fluent English speaker there to answer questions for me. Bumrungrad in Bangkok is excellent. I had a procedure there and was very satisfied with optimal customer service, friendliness, medical knowledge, organization and cleanliness, I rate it much higher than Cleveland Clinic in all of my aforementioned points. Good Luck!
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