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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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Viewed 94,899 times, with 118 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 22/6/2009 at 15:21

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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Viewed 13,128 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/11/2006 at 18:17

Private market/food tour in Bangkok?

Posted by Quietlymagicallife on 30/4/2016 at 01:48

I'm looking for a private or really good small group tour of markets and food in Bangkok. Ive been touring for a month and eating amazing things at many local markets. Now i want some history and cultural information, and to be told what some of the mystery dishes are I tried Chili Paste Tour, but she is booked the only day I'm free, May 5. Any suggestions? ...

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How terrible is the smog in Pai right now?

Posted by samleetv on 26/4/2016 at 01:47

We are currently in Chiangmai and it's definitely hot and hazy right now. We were planning to go to Pai in 4-7 days but we worry that it may be miserable and full of smog. Can anyone there confirm or deny this? thanks! ...

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Horrendous assault in Hua Hin over Songkran

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/4/2016 at 22:11

A security video emerged last night (viewer discretion advised!) of a horrendous assault on three elderly British tourists in Hua Hin in Southern Thailand. While the assault happened some time ago (over Songkran) the video has only just surfaced online. While sadly assaults like this are not uncommon in Thailand, especially by groups of young Thai guys (and is probably one of the reasons the video is being largely ignored by Thai media), this is unusual for it happening in the heart of a to ...

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Viewed 303 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by exacto on 29/4/2016 at 22:35

Backpacking trip to Thailand:) HELP

Posted by daisybai on 27/4/2016 at 02:11

Hi fellow travellers, Im currently planning a backpacking trip to Thailand for approx 2months starting from December, and would like some help and advice with the itinerary. I want to visit as many places as possible (a south to north loop would be ideal!) but isn't too sure where to go and if a detailed trip can be covered in the span of 2 months? I will definitely hit up on the big backpacking spots e.g.: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai, Ko Tao etc. (was thinking of doing a diving course on Ko Ta ...

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Wrap on the CH4 doco on Ko Tao murders.

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/4/2016 at 03:41

This is a wrap on a recent CH4 doco that ran in the UK regarding the murders (and others) on Ko Tao. It also highlights a number of other cases on and around the island. Worth a read. ...

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Viewed 289 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 26/4/2016 at 07:59

US Citizen - 30 day visa by land?

Posted by samleetv on 4/4/2016 at 05:01

Hi there! Can someone who is a US citizen that has travelled into Thailand by land recently confirm that we get a free 30 day tourist visa? I'm finding conflicting things on the Internet. We'll be arriving by land from Cambodia. thanks! ...

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Thi Lo Su Waterfall (biggest in Thailand)

Posted by DLuek on 22/4/2016 at 09:23

Heading up to Tak soon and not finding much info on visiting Thi Lo Su Waterfall out of Umphang. Anyone been? I'm especially looking for info on doing it independently. Any help appreciated. ...

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Viewed 359 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 24/4/2016 at 07:14

Alternative to Hua Hin for December

Posted by Bigianws on 20/4/2016 at 09:06

Hi My wife and myself will be visiting Thailand for several weeks in December. We have been to Kamala Beach in Phuket, Koh Samui and Hua Hin on previous trips and are considering returning to Hua Hin again. Should we consider any other places? We want a mature town as opposed to a recent tourist resort along with decent food options, markets, a nice beach and some evening entertainment with live bands. Thanks in anticipation, Ian ...

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Thank you

Posted by Airborne082 on 20/4/2016 at 19:24

Thank you Travelfish. this website/forum has been my #1 go to for everything i want to do and see in Thailand. Your first hand knowledge of everything from train schedules to the cities i want to visit were very helpful in planning my stay. I cannot thank you enough! Stay ad/commercial free. that sets you apart from other sites ...

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Viewed 272 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 23/4/2016 at 18:50

The best motorbike rental method in Thailand (Voting)

Posted by JohnTaylorr on 21/4/2016 at 07:09

Hello all, I would like to setup a little voting on the topic: How are you guys prefer to book a scooter/motorbike in Thailand? Please choose the right answer for you: 1 - you rent motorbike directly in the rental office when you arrived? 2 - you rent motorbike via hotel reception when you arrived? 3 - you rent a motorbike beforehand using online services (rental offices websites) 3.1 - are you using advance payment for the booking? Please share your experience. Any comments about your choice ...

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Where to stay in Bangkok?

Posted by Ian15 on 22/4/2016 at 10:45

I have booked my flights for a 10 week trip around SoutheastAsia and I’m looking to Book a hotel for the first few nights in Bangkok. I have two nights (1 full Day) at the start of the trip anda few days at the end. I mainly interest in seeing the tourist attraction like theGrand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho etc. I have absolutely no interest in shopping. In terms of Budget I have in mind $30-35 a day for accommodationand food for the 10 week trip, although this is not set in stone and I will ...

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Five friends looking for a cycling tour to get to know Chiang Mai

Posted by trey2993 on 4/11/2015 at 00:52

Hi to all. We are five friends from Slovenia. We already made our way into the South and now we are planning to visit the North of Thailand for a week. We are going to spend 2 days in Chiang Mai and would like to get to know the city and get some info about the cultural aspects, temples, historical landmarks etc. We are thinking a cycling tour would be the best option as chiang Mai is quite flat. Any input on cycling tours in the area? What is the best? We are looking for something not expens ...

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Viewed 3,764 times, with 34 replies. Last reply by trey2993 on 22/4/2016 at 23:21

Planning to Trip Thailand

Posted by rupeshj on 2/4/2016 at 06:05

Hello Everyone, I am planning to travel Thailand with my family from India. Kindly Suggest Things to do list and travel tips, etc. Thanks in advance. ...

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Phuket to Koh Lanta Ferry?

Posted by samrolli on 8/4/2013 at 05:30

Hi, I live in Chiang Mai with my wife, we have some family visiting in May and will be staying on Koh Lanta for 5 nights. We are flying into Phuket and spending our first night there and then I was hoping to take a ferry to Koh Lanta from Phuket. I've looked a little bit at Ferries that you can book online and they seem really expensive (1100baht+) for the full trip, I understand that they stop at Koh Phi Phi on the way which I don't have a problem with. But I am trying to find something t ...

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Looking for location suggestions for a few months living in one spot in SE Asia

Posted by wkistler on 11/4/2016 at 17:55

I see a lot of requests for extensive itineraries for folks looking to see it all in a month. This one is different. I'm seeking some solace for a few months to work on myself, read, meditate and become a better human, and leave wherever I go better than how I found it, in whatever way is allowed by my Visa. I could do this in the States, or anywhere really. But it's also an opportunity to see a part of the world and a culture I've never experienced before. For many of us these opportunities ...

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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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