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  1. I asked Dr. Siri one time about the same procedure and he said he did not do any work close to the eye; especially if a suture was required. When I asked him for a recommendation for someone to do it, he said he couldn't recommend anyone. I ended up getting it done when I was in Bangkok at the Rutnin Eye Hospital. I forget the cost now, but it was not very expensive. I didn't need a suture and it took all of five minutes.
  2. Reminded me of an Eastern European supermarket about 25 years ago.
  3. The Vietnamese grow the vegetables in all of the European countries Bruce....they don't grow them in Vietnam......
  4. Of course they are fresh. They are grown by the Vietnamese and distributed all over Europe. "Westernized"? I am talking quality; quality and clean cooking oil, higher quality meats and poultry, as well as a high standard of hygiene. As I said, the Thais in the family all thought the Thai food served at Thai restaurants in USA and in some European cities was better.
  5. heybruce I was friends with a Thai restaurant owner in Europe. Her mother traveled to Thailand about 4 times a year and brought back many boxes of authentic Thai cooking herbs, spices, dry chilies, etc. As far as the lemongrass, ginger, etc. the Vietnamese have that covered. They supply all the Thai restaurants in Europe.
  6. Well my family is from Thailand and we rarely go out to eat as we cook at home too. But they don't get excited about Thai restaurants until we get to Bangkok. And yes, the cuisine is better when it has been exported to another country as the ingredients are much higher quality. And besides the chefs are from Thailand/China....etc...
  7. I agree with this. Actually even my Thai family agreed that the Thai food in USA and some places in Europe is superior. They use much higher quality ingredients, better cuts of meat, larger portions, etc. As far as the Chinese food is concerned, you can find some good Chinese food in Bangkok and of course get "the real deal" in Hat Yai. But I think what people mean is that the Cantonese food that many of us grew up with in the 1950's-1990's in Europe and America suits our tastes better; that's all.
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  9. Wow, you are really clueless! A bad accident could put you back 1-2 million Baht. I'd like to know what hospital charges 600-800 Baht! Even government hospitals charge about 1200-1500 for a private room.
  10. There are usually about 4-5 songthaews queued up at Big C Extra (Super Highway). But the drivers all want 200 to go anywhere. If you are a skilled bargainer and can speak some Thai - then maybe 150. As far as Big C Don Chan is concerned (near Prom), I've never seen regular queues of songthaews there. The wife's mother likes to shop there and she usually finds a tuk tuk outside to take her and her groceries back to her house for about 120 Baht.
  11. That makes no sense that the original visa will not be placed in the new passport. I understand all about the annual extensions of stay - based on that original visa and issued against it.
  12. Good Thai Food Restaurants = Bangkok
  13. Hi ubonjoe, when you say "They do not transfer visas", how do I get my Non-Immigrant O-A visa I got 10 years ago into the new passport then?
  14. I just picked up my new passport yesterday as my old one expired in September. The U.S. Consulate gave me a letter requesting Chiang Mai Immigration to transfer my Visa to the new passport. My question is - since my Retirement Extension is due this time of year (expires 10 July), can I do both the transfer of visa and the visa extension on the same day? Is there a cost to transfer the visa? Thanks in advance for anyone's input.
  15. The Mission brand chips available at Rimping are good IMO.