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by arjay
February 12, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Alternatives to Thailand
Replies: 43
Views: 3713

Re: Alternatives to Thailand

You weren't trying to frame him, were you?

I had heard of the Gambia, but think it might be a bit on the primitive side, and health issues might be a worry.
by arjay
February 12, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Gordon Banks has passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Gordon Banks has passed away

Gordon Banks has passed away - age 81.

RIP Gordon Banks:

https://youtu.be/ngE9RCAdWaE
by arjay
December 18, 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous goods for sale/wanted/free
Topic: Christmas turkeys
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Christmas turkeys

When scanning through recent posts on UM, I was amused to note that the most recent post on a thread titled "Christmas Turkeys", was by "Dunroamin"! :-k Indeed. :lol:
by arjay
December 15, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Udon Thani & Thailand Video Clips
Topic: Old (US) Christmas special show from Thailand and SE Asia
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Old (US) Christmas special show from Thailand and SE Asia

I thought those with connections with the US military, Thailand, Vietnam and of course Udon/Udorn maybe interested in this Christmas show video from back in the days. Love some of the pronounciations.

https://youtu.be/8uqN5mXWHZM
by arjay
December 9, 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: can you hike up 3 flights of stairs ?
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: can you hike up 3 flights of stairs ?

I don't understand why the word "hike" was used. They appear to be talking about walking up 3 flights of stairs. Hiking suggests to me a long walk probably with boots and a rucksack and probably over uneven terrain.
by arjay
November 21, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Come back Farangs! Tourism in Chiang Mai decimated by Chinese exodus
Replies: 34
Views: 1918

Re: Come back Farangs! Tourism in Chiang Mai decimated by Chinese exodus

I've just returned back to blighty, from a 3 week trip to LOS, spending around 10 days in each of Nong Khai, Udon Thani and Bangkok, and I found the levels of tourists (and numbers of people) much lower than when I lived there previously or indeed upon previous visits. The locals I spoke to were of ...
by arjay
November 1, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Accommodation
Topic: where to stay for 2 or 3 day visit
Replies: 22
Views: 2904

Re: where to stay for 2 or 3 day visit

How do those 2 hotels (the Kavinburi and UD Residence) compare with the new UD Capital, almost across the road ( on the same side as and just beyond Nutty Park). I would guess the latter is noisier. UD Residence currently 690 bt. Kavinburi 1100/1300 bt. UD Capital 850bt. exc breakfast, except higher...
by arjay
October 29, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Preferred Route & Airlines from Udon to Pattaya
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Preferred Route & Airlines from Udon to Pattaya

Thanks runrunshaw. Yes I have a taxi company that I regularly use who will do the Swampy Pattaya run for 1100 bt.

I wasn't sure how much hassle U-Tapao might be.
by arjay
October 29, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Hotel close to Suvarnabhumi airport (accessible from Don Muang)
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Hotel close to Suvarnabhumi airport (accessible from Don Muang)

Any suggestions for a hotel to stay overnight close to Swampy airport, ideally with frequent free transfers to Swampy, ... and that will be easy to get to/find from Don Muang airport? E.g. that a taxi from Don Muang can find. Or a hotel close to an airport train station. (Flying into Bangkok Don Mua...
by arjay
October 27, 2018, 12:44 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Best local hospital for a Gastroscopy
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Best local hospital for a Gastroscopy

Thanks for the info Macca. Did you get given a printed report with coloured photos? (I did from Bumrungrad).

No one with any experience of having it done at AEK?
by arjay
October 27, 2018, 12:41 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Preferred Route & Airlines from Udon to Pattaya
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Preferred Route & Airlines from Udon to Pattaya

Thanks for the replies.

Understood that U-Tapao is nearer to Pattaya (than Swampy), though the counter-balancing point for me is that I much prefer Thai Smile, their booking system and their check-in procedure, to Air Asia's (if it is Air Asia).
by arjay
October 25, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Preferred Route & Airlines from Udon to Pattaya
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Preferred Route & Airlines from Udon to Pattaya

Noting that, it's now possible to fly Udon Thani to U-Tapao for Pattaya, are there any conclusions or recommendations as to whether it is preferable to fly with Thai Smile to Bangkok (Suvarnaphumi) and then taxi/mini-bus transfer to Pattaya or whether it's preferable to fly Udon to U-Tapao and then ...
by arjay
October 25, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Best local hospital for a Gastroscopy
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Best local hospital for a Gastroscopy

Any suggestions which hospital and which consultant to use for a Gastroscopy/endoscopy? In an ideal world I would go to Bumrungrad, but to avoid the hassles of travel and accommodation in Bangkok, would prefer to get it done in Udon. In the distant past I have used, I think it was Dr Olam, who worke...
by arjay
October 25, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: UK GPs to see 15 patients at a time
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: UK GPs to see 15 patients at a time

Getting to see my GP isn't a problem. It's getting a referral onwards to see a consultant that is. After the GP makes a referral to an NHS consultant, it then takes weeks often months to actually get to see him. Sometimes a telephone consultation takes place in lieu of the first appointment.
by arjay
October 25, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Be wary of green tea capsules
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Be wary of green tea capsules

Jim McCants took green tea capsules in a drive to get healthy in middle age. His doctors now say they left him needing an urgent liver transplant, writes the BBC's Tristan Quinn.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45971416

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