I havenâ€™t posted in a long time â€“ very busy for my first days in Chiang Mai. Immigration for my 90 days â€“ change of address caused some delays â€“ several trips to the office. , but now done. Broken radiator hose on the Mira â€“ that happened on a weekend and had to wait till Monday â€“ Glad thatâ€™s all it was â€“ 500 B fix —
And the Medical situation â€“ changed blood pressure medicine 3 times trying to find the best one for me â€“ Tried the â€œACEâ€ class drugs â€“ Lisinopril â€“ but had terrible stomach pains and constipation – only the â€œSartanâ€ ABR class drugs seems to work but each has their own side effects – Olmesartan â€“ upset stomach, Azilsartan â€“ Erectile Dysfunction â€“ and this is totally unacceptable, Valsartan â€“ not good pressure control —— and now Irbesartan â€“ seems to be working without the other side effects â€“ but only taking it for 5 days now â€“ need at least 2 weeks to be sure it is working correctly — everything else seems to be ok for now.
I have not been looking for a condo so far – donâ€™t feel the urge to rush and I have been using the exercise roomâ€™s treadmill â€“ walking 1 mile a day in the mornings. They have a elliptical machine too â€“ and I will test it out before I leave and plan to buy one for my condo.
Meet several new friends, and got to visit many old friends still living here â€“ Chiang Mai is very quiet right now but there is a large population of Chinese here – and the locals are right – they are a pain in the ass â€“ most donâ€™t know how to act in a foreign country and are very rude. Whatâ€™s really bad is their driving â€“ either on motorcycle or car â€“ they havenâ€™t the slightest idea of what they are doing and causing slowdowns everywhere or worse yet accidents. And this is the slow season â€“ itâ€™s going to be a bitch later on in the year as tourist increase and so will the traffic.
I am amazed that the 3 new Shopping Centers are doing badly â€“ no customers â€“ Maya, Central Festival, Promenade. Maya the smallest and Promenade about 3 times as large â€“ almost empty ——- but the old Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Center is still bustling with customers and offers the best eye candy if you know what I mean. I went one time to Adamâ€™s Apple Club to see the show and see if I knew anyone there – all new except the managers â€“ I knew them â€“ have been invited to do a photo shoot review so hope to be doing that soon and have some images to show â€“ good show. Havenâ€™t been to any of the other clubs so far but now in a great hurry to so so.
Anyway just checking in â€“ post later