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  1. MrBrad

    Probably not coming here.

    Here's a piece of potentially good news for 90-day reporters. When I was at Promenada for my 90-day report earlier this month, the officer off-handedly mentioned that perhaps next time it could be done at 7-11. I asked if he was serious, and he said they're working on it. The clerk at 7-11 would scan the barcode on the form that's stapled to one's passport, and somehow we'd be good to go. I can see where some kinks will have to be worked out, but it certainly would be fantastic if it were to come to pass.
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    This view is looking north on Highway 107 toward Makro. https://goo.gl/maps/HXRQnadASyC2
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    Neurosurgeon in Chiang Mai

    Thanks, Joe. I swear I could not imagine any pain worse than what I endured a couple or so weeks ago. I've seen 3 orthopedic docs at Sipaht, all of whom just issue me more pain pills, one so strong that I was having weird dreams at night. I stopped taking that pill! I'm scheduled to see a chiropractor on Sunday; this all started with a bulging lumbar disk. But the leg has caused me more problems than my back, which may have pretty-much corrected itself. But four weeks on now and my leg is still numb-ish, weak, and very bothersome in the middle of the night. The orthopedics doctors at Sipaht either don't want to listen to me, or they just want to sell pills and injections, and keep me coming back. They even suggested an epidural cortisone shot, and if all else fails, back surgery. No thanks to both. My next stop is the chiropractor. I was asking about neurosurgeon recommendations just in case I might require seeing one later. It's best to know who to go to, based somewhat on recommendations here, rather than shopping around, wasting more time, and potentially doing more damage.
  4. Again, I've tried the search feature, but nothing opens up even though there is a medical and doctors listing of recommendations...or at least, used to be. Can anyone recommend a neurosurgeon in Chiang Mai? I have a hamstring problem that quite surely needs surgery.
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    Therapeutic Massage in Mae Rim

    The reason for my asking is to find a masseuse who truly understands muscles and nerves. For the past couple of years I've been getting a weekly massage by a fellow in Mae Rim who is for the most part gentle in his technique, and has never caused me any discomfort. As far as I was concerned he knew more than a lot of other guys I'd had work on me, particularly at the blind centers. Incidentally, he, too, is blind. About two weeks ago while working in the garden I turned my body in such a way that it caused days of nothing more than lying in bed. I needed a wheelchair on one particular visit to Sipaht Hospital. I've seen four different doctors there, and slowly I'm on the road to repair, having devoured dozens of pills of every sort. (I exaggerate a bit there.) I am able to get around quite well now; actually, I can ride my bicycle again, though I suffer for my stupidity afterwards. Obviously, I need to give myself more time to heal well. Oh, and I'm not saying that my weekly masseuse had anything to do with my sciatica. There's still some numbness in my right leg. I've had a couple acupuncture treatments, and that's probably helped a bit; I'm not sure. But back to getting a proper therapist, I'm wanting to find one who will hopefully assist rather than make things worse. Hanging a shingle out in front of one's store, claiming to be a therapist is a bit iffy here in these parts. I know of one old, competent, and maybe retired by now therapist who used to have his shop near Chang Peuak Gate, but some years ago he relocated to Bahn Pa Daet, south of town. But that's a bit of a drive, though I may look him up after all.
  6. Once again the search feature on this website turns up nothing. It's functionally worthless, from what I've experienced not only concerning this current issue, but also with searches in the past. But be that as it may, I then need to ask again a question which I know has been addressed not too long ago. I'm wanting to know more about a therapeutic massage clinic in Mae Rim, perhaps located in the Mae Rim Plaza. Actually, I've noticed two different storefronts in the Plaza with "therapeutic massage" on their signage. Can anyone please indicate the correct location of a clinic where you've sought relief, as well as recommendations regarding the expertise and efficacy of the therapist(s) at that clinic?
  7. I'd heard that a lot of the hoopla about this was because of the AirBNB operators have been cutting in on the hotel business. It appears that the government has essentially closed down AirBNB in Thailand.
  8. This link should answer all of your questions. It's very thorough. https://togethertowherever.com/re-entry-permit-chiang-mai-immigration/
  9. MrBrad

    G4t Still operating at Promenade?

    The people who ran G4T now work at Best Friend Visa, located in the approach to Big C on the Super Highway just around the corner from Promenada. The phone number is 093-541-6444. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x30da2fec5d96cbef%3A0x8ec079c64081dca6!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4s%2Fmaps%2Fplace%2Fbest%2Bfriend%2Bvisa%2F%4018.7688501%2C99.0309708%2C3a%2C75y%2C186.06h%2C90t%2Fdata%3D*213m4*211e1*213m2*211sbSn57cYIow2alm_AlXk6Og*212e0*214m2*213m1*211s0x30da2fec5d96cbef%3A0x8ec079c64081dca6!5sbest friend visa - Google Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipPoJwbPhy_87iq_21nF_4bKUkopzgPfK3g2I_Em&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjkkvfw19faAhVIto8KHWMBBqsQpx8IxQEwDg
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    Electronics Repair Shop

    My radio has been repaired and is in fine working order thanks to the repairman at this shop. 280 baht later all's well. Really a nice guy working here.
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    Electronics Repair Shop

    Thanks, guys, I'll check with Dante's recommendation first. The one(s) in Kad Suan Kaew and Amorn are also good to know about.
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    Electronics Repair Shop

    Can anyone recommend a competent electronics repair shop in Chiang Mai? I have a tabletop radio with a sound problem; there is a bit of detectable audio, but it is very faint. I took the radio to a shop near the north bus station. The repairman had it for about a week and did nothing with it during that time. He apparently was not interested in my problem. Any recommendations?
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    Ordering from Lazada

    Two comments: I have received various items packaged together. And, if anyone (like me) thinks (or thought) that Lazada would deliver non-COD parcels to a post office box, it cannot be done. Why they accepted my post office box as a valid address is unknown, but with a bit of hassle over a couple days the parcel was delivered to my home.
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    Prices for Pouring Concrete

    With regard to being reported to immigration, I really wonder how many of the general public even know or care about our performing some routine work around our properties. In fact, I'd say that the local authorities don't even know about such a restriction, and even if they were aware of the law, there's nothing in it for them, so chances are good that they wouldn't bother themselves to report anyone either. I've never heard of anyone being deported for maintaining his own property. Correct me if you know otherwise.
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    Orange rental bikes: ugly or useful?

    If you re-read what I wrote, I pointed out that sometimes a car can be rented one-way only. If I were to rent a car in Dallas after flying in from Tokyo, and I wanted to tour the West ending up in Seattle, then boarding a plane to return to Tokyo, I certainly wouldn't want to have to return the car to Dallas and fly out from there.