replied to the thread Seeing a Doctor
on the Saudi Arabia forum on April 21, 2014:
My husband is in Riyadh and wants to see a GP for a routine matter. He has health insurance through his work. I have called the number and they said you have to go to a hospital to see a Doctor. Just wanted to check that you actually have to go to a hospital rather than a Doctors practice like we have in UK as normally I thought hospitals was for more serious stuff? Any advice greatly appreciated.
it seems that we can use Kingdom Hospital Riyadh. Does anyone know if there is an English speaking doctor available there? Not quite sure how to find out.
Yes, that's correct. Almost every MD runs his/her practice through a hospital or clinic. It's actually convenient once you get used to it--everything is under the one roof, even the medications.
Check with your employer to find out with which local hospitals your employer has insurance arrangments.
replied to the thread Pet transport
on the Ecuador forum on April 21, 2014:
I wish bring my Pug with me, in the cabin when I fly. The airlines restrict pugs from flying in cargo or baggage, also, restrict dogs from fling in the cabin. Does anyone know how I can for from US to Ecuador with my dog other than a pet transport service?
replied 40 minutes ago with:
I think you have outlined the problem pretty well. The airlines do not what to fly Pugs or similar types of dogs in cargo due to potential deadly breathing problems. And they have a 10 lb limit for animals flown in the cabin which includes the weight of the approved container. If your dog or cat weights more than 4 or 5 lbs you will have a tough time making that limit. And they restrict each flight to only two animals in the cabin. My wife and I recently brought back two pedigree kittens from the US and learned all about the many hoops that you have to jump through to transport animals. Getting all the proper paperwork and getting it done on time is a bit of a challenge as well. I wish you luck!
replied to the thread Fresh From DC
on the Jamaica forum on April 21, 2014:
Hello all! Been here a week, in Mandeville :/. Taking a year before starting Grad school and looking for some development experience.
Also, is there a secret expat location in which we meet and such? lol. Let me know!
Congrats on the move. Hows it going so far?
congrats on the move to JA. What sort of development work are you seeking? Do you have a specialty?
Will be in JA next week available to meet. would love to hear about your experiences of getting settled.
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on the United States forum on April 21, 2014:
replied to the thread Fishing Gear Question
on the Philippines forum on April 21, 2014:
I have read on this forum that fishing gear is hard to find in the Philippines. s
Since my plan is to retire there within the next two years what gear should I bring with me?
Also, is there a demand for good quality fishing gear? Is it illegal to import it?
Thanks for any suggestions.
I'm planning on immigrating to the Philippines in July and I will tell you what I'm doing. I'm taking 3 reels( spin casting, bait casting, fly fishing) with me in my luggage. I will also carry one collapsible spinning rod. I like fishing on light tackle.
I plan to buy any other rods I need on Amazon International who assures me they ship to the Philippines. Amazon International is at http://www.amazon.com/International-Shipping-Direct/b/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&node=230659011&tag=spotastore-20
I see a lot of youtube videos of fishing in the Philippines. Many seem to be using handlines. If there is a shortage of fishing equipment (which I doubt), it may be because many Filipino fisherman don't seem to use it.
replied to the thread Buying property/land
on the Belize forum:
I am coming to San Pedro in a couple of weeks time to look at purchasing either something already to go or some land to build on a little later. I have been told to get a lawyer to handle the sale and hold the deposit. Does anyone have advice on how to bring the deposit i.e. cashiers check . Would I be able to open a bank account and leave the money in it if I don't find anything to buy this trip?
Bobby Vee Can you tell me a little about your bungalow?
replied on April 17, 2014 with:
We recently bought a condo on San Pedro using a local real estate agent and the closing office he is affiliated with and all went pretty smoothly. There were minor problems but the closing office was outstanding in helping us get it all done. I cannot recommend the agent but the closing office was top notch.
We utilized wire transfers from the states but also opened a bank account on the island. PM me if you want more info and I will try to answers your questions
My wife and I plan to retire to Ireland this coming fall. We will be starting with an exploratory trip to look for a place to live. We would appreciate any recommendations you may have. We woul like to be within 2 hours drive of an intrnational airport, and in a smaller town/village. for example, a town we are looking at is Carrick on Shannon. We are looking for a scenic village large enough to provide some social activities without having to live in a giant city like Dublin. Also, is it any warmer/drier in the south around Cork vs up north neal Galway?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide
We moved to Paulstown, it's about an hour from Dublin, 2 from Cork, 10 minutes to Bagenalstown, 15 to Carlow and about 15 to Kilkenny. Nice quiet area.
replied on April 20, 2014 with:
Thank for the reply. What town did you move to?