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Staying In Phuket for 1 month

  • brittanylee

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    I have recently been to Thailand and stayed in Chang Mai then Phuket. Loved every minute of it and really wanting to go back. I was wondering what need to do to be able to stay for that long and stuff?

    cheers :)

    #1 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 09:27

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    What do you mean? Are you asking about visas? Finding an apartment? Saving money for long-term travel?

    #2 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 10:20

  • brittanylee

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    yeah, all of it. What type of visa do i need and accommodation.

    #3 Posted: 17/1/2011 - 10:28

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    Get a longer visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate. It should be quite easy to get a 60-day tourist visa. If you talk to the embassy in your own country they may give you something even longer (multiple entry tourist visa). If you want to work in Thailand (i.e. teaching English) your employer will help you with the work permit and visa.

    For accommodations you can negotiate a weekly/monthly rate with a guesthouse that you like or you can find an apartment like Joe Mansion in Phuket Town with a monthly rate + utility costs. Most places will rent a room/apartment to a foreigner for 1 month as long as you have 30 (or more) days remaining on your visa. They'll make a photocopy of your passport and usually ask for a deposit.

    #4 Posted: 17/1/2011 - 10:59

  • brittanylee

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    Thanks for that. Do you know any other places like that Joe Mansion, but in Patong beach?
    I would like to stay near the beach and around night life. What is the best time of the year to go to Phuket for weather?

    #5 Posted: 17/1/2011 - 14:35

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    Now is generally considered the best time of year for weather in Phuket . It stays pretty dry until mid-April with the serious rainfall starting in May.

    Accommodation rates are higher in Patong than in Phuket Town, but come down a lot when the rainy season starts in May. Most "mansions" (buildings with simple one-room apartments) don't have websites so you'll find a lot more options and better prices once you're actually there. The following places in Patong have discounts for long stays:

    http://www.seabluephuket.com/
    http://phuketdir.com/addmansion/
    http://www.sunsetmansion.com
    http://www.patongsunshine.com/

    #6 Posted: 17/1/2011 - 15:47

  • brittanylee

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    Thanks for all your help. I might have some more questions later on.

    #7 Posted: 17/1/2011 - 16:20

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    Sure, if you want to contact me directly I'm tprocyshyn at gmail

    #8 Posted: 17/1/2011 - 17:05

  • brittanylee

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    Hello again :)

    I am 16 years old and i was wondering. Is there a certain age limits to going overseas, such as Thailnd, Phuket? because i want to go over there so much and my family cant always go over. I am interested in teaching english over there and trying other things like volunteering in anything i can. I cant find any answers anywere else so if you can help that would be great.

    Cheers

    #9 Posted: 20/1/2011 - 07:09

  • Maryanne

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    Hello Brittany
    I think 16 is too young to teach English in a professional environment and school etc. Visa may also be a problem unless you have family already living there. There is no age limits as far as I know but usually you wont find work unless you are at least over 18 or look a lot older than you are. volunteering im sure you can do no matter how old you are, but you wont get paid so unless your family are going to support you I don't know..

    #10 Posted: 19/6/2013 - 05:40

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