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Taxi from Bangkok BKK Suvarnabhumi to DMK Don Muang & Khao San Road Sticky!

Posted by adammcintyre on 27/2/2014 at 03:16

The whole point of this thread: The price of taxis in Bangkok: Last weekend, this is what I paid for taxis in Bangkok. Note: due to the riots, our taxi from BKK to Khao San and Khao San to DMK had to take slightly longer police patrolled one way routes. The city was on lock. - (DMK) Don Muang to >> (BKK) Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, 4pm, 45 minutes, 317baht + 75baht toll - (BKK) Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to >> Khao San Road , 7pm = 375baht + 125 baht toll - Khao San Road to >> (DMK ...

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Revised comment policy on Travelfish due to the Thai coup Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/6/2014 at 07:46

As Travelfish regulars will be aware there was a coup in Thailand in late May and since then there has been a steady and relentless wind back on freedom of speech, freedom to gather in public, and, well, freedom in general. Earlier today, in the junta's infinite wisdom, they've decided to extend their grasp to the internet. As of today, according to this story on the excellent Prachatai website, "Thai police warned Thai Internet users on Monday that "liking" or expressing approva ...

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Thailand visa change IMPORTANT! Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/12/2008 at 13:12

The Thai immigration authorities have announced a change to the visa-free entry programme effective immediately. The 30-day visa free arrival is ONLY AVAILABLE if you are arriving in Thailand by air. If you arriving by land, you will be given ONLY 15 DAYS. This is being applied at all border crossings into and out of Thailand. The purported target of the rule change is (yet again) foreigners working illegally in Thailand on the 30-day pass, but in effect it is going to punish legiti ...

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Welcome and Terms of Use Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2006 at 16:28

Hi, I'm somtam2000 and I'll be moderating the Travelfish travel board. I'm here to answer all your questions -- or at least the ones I know the answer to -- as for those that are mysteries to me, perhaps other Travelfish members will be able to answer. You'll see you need to be a member to post a new question or answer an existing one, but if you're already a Travelfish member, you don't need to join again. Your existing login works just fine. A few of general pointers; 1) I do have t ...

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Parking at Friendship Bridge # 4 Thailand

Posted by mortmans on 4/2/2016 at 18:38

Is there any secure parking at Friendship Bridge # 4 on the Thai side? We will have a hire car and need to leave it for about a week. Thanks ...

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Little help with itinerary

Posted by Airborne082 on 5/2/2016 at 19:06

Plan on taking train from BKK to CM, i would like to see Ayutthaya , should i buy a tic from bkk to Ayutthaya then a separate tic from Ayutthaya to CM? ...

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Recommendations for visiting Bangkok

Posted by flodelaney on 8/2/2016 at 04:00

Hi everybody, I just made my third visit to Bangkok and wanted tosome fun and action this time. I stumbled across Amazing Adventure which islike a treasure hunt where you have to complete challenges through out Bangkok. I had a super fun time with my friends. We coulddiscover Bangkok in a different way that we never thought would exsit and takepart of the Thai culture. The staff are really friendly and everything was wellorganized. Highly recommended! I just wanted to share this with you guy ...

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Receiving mail in Thailand

Posted by Lisa4521 on 4/2/2016 at 08:37

Hello, so I just realised my debit card will be expiring at the end of the month. However I am leaving the UK for a 3 month trip around Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on Sunday. Understandably, my bank aren't able to send me a new card in this short space of time. The guy on the telephone explained that my only option is for my family to send my new card to wherever I'm staying. I'll hopefully be in Chiang Mai by the time it arrives, so does anyone had any experiences with receiving post ...

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Backpacking Thailand In October

Posted by Syk0t1k on 2/2/2016 at 05:24

Hi Everyone! My girlfriend and i will be doing a independent backpacking trip to Thailand in October this year. We will have exactly 22 days for travel within Thailand. This will be my second overseas trip, first one being to The Netherlands & Italy back in 2011 but for my girlfriend, this will be her first and first time flying as well so my aim is to make it as stress free as possible! I have set a budget of 2000 THB each per day, would this be a sufficient amount? Based on what i have r ...

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Thai Visa

Posted by tristanwillow on 2/2/2016 at 03:17

We're currently in Cambodia and planning on getting a bus into Bangkok because flights are so expensive, however, this will only give us 15 days with the free visa-exemption and we want to spend a month before we leave for home! Can we obtain a visa in Bangkok when we get there? How much is it going to cost and how long would it take? What does everyone suggest thank you so much for your help! ...

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Krabi (Ao Nam Mao) or Ko Lanta with Kids in April

Posted by orchid7798 on 26/1/2016 at 09:03

We are planning a trip to Krabi in April for 9 days and need help deciding between Krabi and Ko Lanta. We live in SE Asia and have two kids (3 and 6). We like to split our days with some beach time and some adventure (snorkling, kayaking, visiting other beaches, motorbike trips around, etc.) Would anyone recommend one over the other (or both)? We have found a quiet hotel in Ao Nam Mao that seems to be away from the business of Ao Nang, but I'm wondering if we can rent motorbikes and get arou ...

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Thailand October/November worried about weather!

Posted by sergibcn on 23/3/2015 at 03:39

We are planning to go backpacking around Thailand from Oct 1st to Novemeber 22th. This is part of a 5 months route. We are arriving to Bangkok, so our plan was to visit north Thailand first and then head south to the beaches and cross to Malasia at the end of December. However, after reading about the weather we are a bit worried now It seem like October is the worst moment to visit Thailand. My questions are: - Which would be the best route or places to visit during October and November wi ...

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Pattaya airport hotel search February 2016

Posted by Emery on 30/1/2016 at 19:53

I am looking for a hotel near the pattaya airport second week in February. $20 to 30. I arrive late evening. Any recommendations? ...

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Newly updated: Nakhon Si Thammarat

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/2/2016 at 03:43

We've just finished the update on another little visited southern Thai provincial capital, Nakhon Si Thammarat which sees an amazingly low number of foreign travellers considering where it is location. Not far from Khao Luang National Park and Baan Khiri Wong and the town itself has a bunch of worthwhile attractions, including a shadow puppet museum and David put together a neat cultural walk. Check it out! ...

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New coverage: Khanom and Sichon

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/2/2016 at 01:55

We used to have some very basic coverage on this area wrapped us as beaches near NST, but we've thrown all that out and have a great new section on the beach strip of Khanom and Sichon - an area which will appeal to those looking for unadulterated Thailand. If areas like Ban Krut and Bang Saphan appealed, then this area is going to be right up your alley. The best way to explore the area is to just get a bike and get going, so that's just what we did. ...

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Surat Thani updated and expanded

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/2/2016 at 01:50

We've just finished updating our coverage for Surat Thani - including the historic town of Chaiya which lies a little to the north. Now I know a lot of you have probably blown through Surat Thani on the way to the islands, but give it a look - you'll find we were able to dig up some interesting things to do, including a boat ride on the Tapi River (homestays available) a good look around Chaiya and, of course, a bit of a poke around Wat Suan Mokkh. Why were you racing to the islands again? ...

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Melbourne to Bangkok on Jetstar, Indian Passport

Posted by coker on 31/1/2016 at 10:01

I'm an Indian passport holder living in Melbourne on a Permanent Resident visa. I'm traveling to Thailand in early March for a holiday. I want to use the visa on arrival facility available to Indian passport holders at the Bangkok airport. I wanted to know if there could be issues boarding the flight with Jetstar. Will they insist on seeing the visa before letting me board? Anyone here used the visa on arrival and have any issues boarding Jetstar to Bangkok? I do have proof of onward travel. Tha ...

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Long stay/Thaimout?

Posted by Mayb31 on 31/1/2016 at 05:03

Hi, hope to get some good advice on staying in Thailand for one year. We are a Scandinavian family who are looking in to fulfilling a life long dream...but we need some advice. We would like to stay somewhere that's not to far from a int. airport, though we want to travel both in Thailand and surrounding countries while we're there. Also our children needs to attend school, so we need an international or Scandinavian school close by. Thees criteria are the most important, But as most, we also ha ...

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Ayutthaya from Bangkok

Posted by rosaan on 29/1/2016 at 14:45

Hi guys! I will go to Tailand and Laos next summer. I would like to know if it is easy to go it alone to Ayuttaya from Bangkok. I will be staying near Chao Phraya River... What do I have to do to go Ayuttaya on boat trip? Best regards ...

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Self drive in Thailand, feasible? (Chiang Mai to Krabi)

Posted by tokidokio on 8/10/2014 at 14:29

Hello, Myself, mother, husband and 3 year old are traveling to Bangkok in mid November for two weeks. We plan to spend a couple of days in Bangkok, then fly (or possibly take the train) to Chiang Mai /Chiang Rai. We are considering renting a car in Chiang Mai and driving down toward Krabi. Some of the reasons we would like to rent a car are that we will be carrying lots of camera gear, could have car seat for baby, schedule flexibility, and reaching off the beaten path places (hot sprin ...

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