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Don't laugh, but that's a huge problem for me. Sometimes I just need to gorge myself on junk food and having to travel all the way down past Suphanburi is NO fun. I even tried looking up in Kamphaeng Phet, but they're even further behind the times than Nakhon Sawan.

My wife even cut-out the cupons...I think she was more hurt for me than I was...an empty abandoned McDonalds...Oh, the humanity!

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Sometimes I just need to gorge myself on junk food and having to travel all the way down past Suphanburi is NO fun.

This will do it, http://www.chestersgrill.co.th/ , in Fairy Plaza

Not the same as McDee's. There's something about being served a lukewarm, consistently shaped, pressed beef(?) patty that can always meet your expectations as far as what is going to be served. Plus I can get chicken sandwhiches at KFC.

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Just to let all you guys know the Book House is now open, we currently have a small selection of 2nd hand books, the new books will be arriving in a couple of weeks as the distributer is doing a stock take at the moment and if you are looking for a book in particular I will be happy to order it for you,

regards

Madyakka

Hi there please can you tell me where your Bookshop is in regards to Sawan Park? My Lady lives opposite the park near the Castrol GTX sign. Though I always stay in Pimarn 2, it is cheaper and quieter. I live in Leeds in the uk and my lass is now pregnant and I just wonder if you have any advice on a hospital for the birth? Sorry but thats 3 questions in one.

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Just to let all you guys know the Book House is now open, we currently have a small selection of 2nd hand books, the new books will be arriving in a couple of weeks as the distributer is doing a stock take at the moment and if you are looking for a book in particular I will be happy to order it for you,

regards

Madyakka

Hi there please can you tell me where your Bookshop is in regards to Sawan Park? My Lady lives opposite the park near the Castrol GTX sign. Though I always stay in Pimarn 2, it is cheaper and quieter. I live in Leeds in the uk and my lass is now pregnant and I just wonder if you have any advice on a hospital for the birth? Sorry but thats 3 questions in one.

From the Castrol GTX sign .....

Travel down the road with the park on your right hand side until you come to the fork in the road near the hospital. Keep left.

At the T junction 100 metres on, turn left.

Past the Teuk Thai apartments on your left there is a left turn (ignore it) and keep on the main road.

250 metres on the right is the bookshop. Small so keep your eyes peeled :)

If you reach the traffic lights you have gone past the bookshop.

Several ex g/f's have had their babies in NS, so I'll ask a couple of them 2morrow where they had theirs :D

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[ Hi there please can you tell me where your Bookshop is in regards to Sawan Park? My Lady lives opposite the park near the Castrol GTX sign. Though I always stay in Pimarn 2, it is cheaper and quieter. I live in Leeds in the uk and my lass is now pregnant and I just wonder if you have any advice on a hospital for the birth? Sorry but thats 3 questions in one.

Seems Srisawan Hospital (Bottom end of Sawan Park) is OK but not the best and Thai people deem it too expensive for what it is.

2 recommendations for a small hospital :-

Ruamphat Hospital

Sawanvitee, Pak Nam Pho, Nakhon Sawan

Thailand

Heading from BigC to Tesco Lotus along Sawanvitee, this small hospital on the left hand side is easy to miss if you are not careful. There is a small sign and a narrow street to turn into.

On this map:-

B is Ruamphat Hospital

G is Srisawan Hospital

The green arrow is BigC

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My son was born 5 years ago this month at the army run hospital literally just after the traffic lights where you turn left to go to Makro.

It is OK there and not too expensive though I cannot remember the prices now and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Just don't eat the food there as like most hospital food is is made to a price rather than to order.

However Big C food court is not far away with KFC and the Pizza company plus McDonalds and Pizza Hut also available.

For some reason my son was not into farang food at that time and he doesn't get much of a chance now either. :)

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My son was born 5 years ago this month at the army run hospital literally just after the traffic lights where you turn left to go to Makro.

It is OK there and not too expensive though I cannot remember the prices now and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Just don't eat the food there as like most hospital food is is made to a price rather than to order.

However Big C food court is not far away with KFC and the Pizza company plus McDonalds and Pizza Hut also available.

For some reason my son was not into farang food at that time and he doesn't get much of a chance now either. :D

Has it been that long since you've been to Nakhon Sawan? No more McDonalds!

BTW, how are you liking retirement?

Also on a side note; my daughter was born at Sri Sawan; I didn't have any complaints about the service and the price was ok for me. I also took a tumble off a motorcycle and somehow caught the brake pedal on my ribs (I'm talented); felt like I cracked something. A chest x-ray, some care for road rash, and medicine was some 30 USD through the emergency room. I probably got ripped off....:)

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My son was born 5 years ago this month at the army run hospital literally just after the traffic lights where you turn left to go to Makro.

It is OK there and not too expensive though I cannot remember the prices now and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Just don't eat the food there as like most hospital food is is made to a price rather than to order.

However Big C food court is not far away with KFC and the Pizza company plus McDonalds and Pizza Hut also available.

For some reason my son was not into farang food at that time and he doesn't get much of a chance now either. :D

Has it been that long since you've been to Nakhon Sawan? No more McDonalds!

BTW, how are you liking retirement?

Also on a side note; my daughter was born at Sri Sawan; I didn't have any complaints about the service and the price was ok for me. I also took a tumble off a motorcycle and somehow caught the brake pedal on my ribs (I'm talented); felt like I cracked something. A chest x-ray, some care for road rash, and medicine was some 30 USD through the emergency room. I probably got ripped off.... :)

The g/f was in Sri recently. 1000 for the room for 1 night ( 1 person room ) the meds were expensive and the total bill was almost 6k and that was for an infection she did not have according to a Doctor at Chula University in BKK who the family tend to go see.

There are plenty of hospitals about but the general consensus amongst the thai people seems to be that the doctors are not that good and many prefer to go to BKK - not that that helps in an emergency.

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The g/f was in Sri recently. 1000 for the room for 1 night ( 1 person room ) the meds were expensive and the total bill was almost 6k and that was for an infection she did not have according to a Doctor at Chula University in BKK who the family tend to go see.

There are plenty of hospitals about but the general consensus amongst the thai people seems to be that the doctors are not that good and many prefer to go to BKK - not that that helps in an emergency.

I must be married to dumb country bumpkin (and have them as neighbours) because they all would want to go to that hospital. Way ahead of Uthai Thani.

I guess coming from where I do, that 1000 THB for a private room seems like a good deal. I'm not sure how much we paid for the wife's private room when she was there for the delivery, but as I stated earlier I have not witnessed any time when there was an appearance of impropriety on the billing nor have I been dissatisified with treatment.

However something as important as health care is a very serious decision and I will not belabour the point that I recommend Sri Sawan based on my experiences there. Others may have had different experiences and may not recommend it; I'll leave it to any person who wants to go there to consider the merits of our recommendations.

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The g/f was in Sri recently. 1000 for the room for 1 night ( 1 person room ) the meds were expensive and the total bill was almost 6k and that was for an infection she did not have according to a Doctor at Chula University in BKK who the family tend to go see.

There are plenty of hospitals about but the general consensus amongst the thai people seems to be that the doctors are not that good and many prefer to go to BKK - not that that helps in an emergency.

I must be married to dumb country bumpkin (and have them as neighbours) because they all would want to go to that hospital. Way ahead of Uthai Thani.

I guess coming from where I do, that 1000 THB for a private room seems like a good deal. I'm not sure how much we paid for the wife's private room when she was there for the delivery, but as I stated earlier I have not witnessed any time when there was an appearance of impropriety on the billing nor have I been dissatisified with treatment.

However something as important as health care is a very serious decision and I will not belabour the point that I recommend Sri Sawan based on my experiences there. Others may have had different experiences and may not recommend it; I'll leave it to any person who wants to go there to consider the merits of our recommendations.

Agreed that to us 1,000 Baht is not a lot for a private room but to a Thai it can be a lot of money especially for several days stay.

I hear that the other hospitals are cheaper for rooms and for meds too and for a Thai family that can make a big difference.

The bill itself was not altered or bumped up at all in this case but the meds were expensive and not needed.

And, as you say, everyone's experience is different and for people to make their own judgement. I'll agree with that entirely. Different people will have favourite hospitals and doctors too as your family an neighbours do, that does not demean them in any way.

This time I have learned to make sure to get a medical insurance policy out for the g/f. 3,300 Baht for a full years cover. Amazingly cheap in my opinion. Her son has the same policy and they needed it recently when he was hospitalised for a week. He had the benefit of a private room and his mother and g/parents were able to sleep over and be with him in private whenever they wished.

The Nakhonsawan hospital on the list is Sri too :)

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My son was born 5 years ago this month at the army run hospital literally just after the traffic lights where you turn left to go to Makro.

It is OK there and not too expensive though I cannot remember the prices now and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Just don't eat the food there as like most hospital food is is made to a price rather than to order.

However Big C food court is not far away with KFC and the Pizza company plus McDonalds and Pizza Hut also available.

For some reason my son was not into farang food at that time and he doesn't get much of a chance now either. :D

Has it been that long since you've been to Nakhon Sawan? No more McDonalds!

BTW, how are you liking retirement?

Also on a side note; my daughter was born at Sri Sawan; I didn't have any complaints about the service and the price was ok for me. I also took a tumble off a motorcycle and somehow caught the brake pedal on my ribs (I'm talented); felt like I cracked something. A chest x-ray, some care for road rash, and medicine was some 30 USD through the emergency room. I probably got ripped off....:)

Hi Dave

Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be.

I certainly didn't work this hard when I was paid to work but I have been clearing scrub and undergrowth on about 10 rai which hasn't been touched for nearly 2 years and it is hard work at my age.

As a reward for my hard work over the years for my family my wife said I could have a choice of a mia noi or a motorbike. As her choice of a mia noi for me was a 53 year old fat former katoey I now have a second hand Honda Phantom 4 years old and 5,500 km on the clock when I bought it.

Yeah right.

I am the 4th owner (all farangs) and though it vibrates a bit :D it is fun to ride. :D:D

Cheers

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Hi Dave

Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be.

I certainly didn't work this hard when I was paid to work but I have been clearing scrub and undergrowth on about 10 rai which hasn't been touched for nearly 2 years and it is hard work at my age.

As a reward for my hard work over the years for my family my wife said I could have a choice of a mia noi or a motorbike. As her choice of a mia noi for me was a 53 year old fat former katoey I now have a second hand Honda Phantom 4 years old and 5,500 km on the clock when I bought it.

Yeah right.

I am the 4th owner (all farangs) and though it vibrates a bit :D it is fun to ride. :D:)

Cheers

What, no sitting on the front porch in your rocking chair yelling at the young whippersnappers to stay off the lawn?

Well, depending on the looks of the mia noi and how clapped out the Phantom was it may be a hard choice..:D I am wondering though, you stated former katoey; does that mean that that person had their nome taken off and reverted back to being a dude or what? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Was at Big C yesterday, have lived outside of Lat Yao for 4 years and had never seen, as many falangs as yesterday, I stopped counting at 15, must have seen about 20.

I do not drink beer, mostly Tequila and whiskey on special occassions mostly at home, As I am Mexican, I look like a 6"2' 260 lb Thai

Must have been the beer day get together.

Cheers :

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Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be.

I certainly didn't work this hard when I was paid to work but I have been clearing scrub and undergrowth on about 10 rai which hasn't been touched for nearly 2 years and it is hard work at my age.

As a reward for my hard work over the years for my family my wife said I could have a choice of a mia noi or a motorbike. As her choice of a mia noi for me was a 53 year old fat former katoey I now have a second hand Honda Phantom 4 years old and 5,500 km on the clock when I bought it.

Yeah right.

I am the 4th owner (all farangs) and though it vibrates a bit :D it is fun to ride. :D:)

Cheers

Well, K. billd, there's no reason to bust your butt clearing that 10 rai when it seems like Central Thailand is over run with illegal Burmese these days willing to work for scraps. I'm in northern Suphanburi and the wife has 5 rai of 'jungle' that needed clearing so I hired a Makro (like a big Bobcat / Skidsteer) for 1K Baht per hour and a crew of 4 hands (the Burmese) to clear the rest and burn the piles. Got them digging the post holes for the perimiter wall under construction now.

Good luck with that Phantom - sounds like the better choice! :D

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