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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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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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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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What do you think of my final itinerary?

Posted by leftfield on 7/12/2016 at 18:58

22 Arrive in Bangkok at lunch time 23 Bangkok 24 Fly to Krabi. Transfer to Phi Phi 25 Phi Phi 26 Phi Phi 27 Morning flight to Siem Reap. 28 Siem Reap 29 Siem Reap 30 Siem Reap. Evening flight to Bangkok 31 Bangkok 01 Bangkok 02 Depart home Total: 4 nights BKK, 4 nights Siem Reap, 3 nights Phi Phi Do you think it's fine or too rushed? ...

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Thom Hom Pak Chi Restaurant in Bangkok

Posted by lucasan on 7/12/2016 at 09:58

As mentioned in Travelfish, it's a nice place, a short walk from the Khao San area. We went yesterday night but it's open 10 AM to 8 PM... to be added to Travelfish at some point. Apart from that Travelfish for Bangkok really rocks, well done indeed. ...

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What happened to Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar?

Posted by Laura11 on 21/11/2016 at 08:22

I just visited the night bazaar in Chiang Mai and was very disappointed. Is the sad, touristy market I witnessed a regular change due to increased tourism, or is this possibly due to the mourning period? My sister just arrived in Thailand to visit me, and although she had never seen a night market, even she was asking me if we were in the right area (we were). This said, where are other night or day markets in Chiang Mai that have more locals and more interesting goods and foods? ...

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Khao Sok - booking National Park bungalows

Posted by patty22 on 4/12/2016 at 18:41

Hello - I would like to stay at the floating bungalows independently of a pre-booked tour package. Planning to arrange for guides for jungle hikes and lake tours once there. Various posts mention reserving basic bungalows through the Thai National Park website so I set up an account to make reservation there. However, they do not accept online payment and instead give two options: "payment agencies under the Department of National Parks at 16.30" or "pay at the counter or ATM with ...

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Need Help with Northern Thailand Itinerary - Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Sappong, Chiang Dao, Chiang Rai

Posted by LadyKafka on 30/11/2016 at 01:37

Hi, I am about to venture into Northern Region of Thailand for 12 days. I plan to start with Sukhothai (2 nights) -> Chiang Mai (1 night) -> Sappong (2 or 3 nights) -> Chiang Dao (2 night) -> Chiang Mai (1 night) -> Chiang Rai (2 nights). Mainly travel by bus or minibus and fly from Chiang Rai to Bangkok at the end. I worry the plan might be too ambitious, please help me with the following: 1. Does bus or minibus run from Chiang Mai to Sappong on weekends? Wh ...

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Need help with last minute trip to Thailand

Posted by leftfield on 23/11/2016 at 08:32

Hello, I'm planning a trip to Thailand and Cambodia this Christmas. I have 11 days on the ground, excluding arrival and departure. 3 full days in Bangkok and 4 full days in Siem Reap. I would like to spend the remaining 4 days on an island or a nice beach. Problem is I'm not sure where. Would you recommend I stay in Krabi town and do day trips to Phi Phi island and Phan Nga Bay? Or am I better off staying somewhere else? This site seems to highly recommend Ko Kood, and it does look gorgeous ...

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7 week itinerary Thailand/Malaysia

Posted by daleuk on 29/11/2016 at 00:33

Hi All Please can you help us plan a 7 week trip through Thailand ending in KL, Malaysia. We will depart from Nakhon Ratchasima on 13th December, must be out of Thailand by 9th January. So have nearly 4 weeks in Thailand and then 3 weeks in Malaysia, flying home from KL on 31st Jan. We are a couple, do not need western accomodations but comfortable, love asian street foods. We do not like the party / drinking scenes, so want to avoid those. We enjoy exploring islands, walking, hiking, beache ...

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Staying on Ko Lanta

Posted by Justaperfectday on 16/11/2016 at 03:10

Hi Anyone stayed on Ko Lanta recently? We are currently on Ko Pu/Jum and looking to head to K Lanta for a week. Thinking of the south - we prefer quieter beaches, more backpacker/flashpacker places and just relaxing etc. hiking, swimming. Any recommendations gratefully received. Cheers ...

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Krabi 5-8 Dec & Bangkok 8th-11th Dec 2016 Meet Up

Posted by businessmanlondon on 23/11/2016 at 04:00

Hi, Based in the UK and it would be great to meet any fellow travelers. My dates are: Krabi - 5th Dec - 8th Dec 2016 Bangkok - 8th Dec - 11th Dec 2016 If anyone is around during the above dates and wants to meet please contact me. Thanks ...

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My Isaan trip in Thailand

Posted by srini771 on 20/11/2016 at 05:51

Hi, I am about to venture into the Isaan region of Thailand, after my week in Langkawi. I land in Udon Thani airport. From there, I am going to Wat Phu Thok, in the remote north-east by bus. Please help me with the following: 1) bus from airport to Udon Thani 2) bus from Udon Thani to Wat Phu Thok. (what are the best connections ?) 3) sleeping at Wat Phu Thok (i would like to spend a full-day there) 4) If possible, I would also like to visit Phu Wua wildlife sanctuary. Is ...

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Crackdown on Koh Samet

Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/11/2016 at 04:38

"National park authorities have launched a crackdown on businesses controlled by mafia groups on Koh Samet..." Goodbye banana boats and jet skis, at least for a while http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1137909/samet-beset-by-graft-probe-finds http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/954291-an-island-besieged-by-corruption-and-mafia-army-reclaims-koh-samet-as-true-national-park ...

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transfers not

Posted by potatopete on 14/11/2016 at 05:45

Can any one give any information on the best "not necessarily the cheapest " way to get from Utapao airport to Ko Kood island. Also has anyone used the sky train in Bangkok to get from Suvarnbhumi airport into Rambutri. My wife and I have been to Thailand many times in the past but not for a good few years,so slightly out of touch. thanks in anticipation. pete ...

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Travelling from Phuket Airport to Phi Phi

Posted by Rene4 on 13/11/2016 at 22:15

ive got a flight which gets into Phuket airport at 10am, I want to meet some friends in Phi Phi the same day so need to get to the pier and then a ferry to the island. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get from the AirPort to the island, shall I book a ferry in advance or just try and get a deal at the pier? How much will it all cost? Thanks in advance for your help! ...

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30 days in Andaman coast

Posted by Mrko on 8/11/2016 at 06:28

Hello, me and my girlfriend have been traveling in SE Asia for 2 months and we just arrived to Phuket. We planned to travel the islands of Andaman coast in Thailand for about 30 days. The amount of islands and information available is quite overwhelming and now we are having hard time with choosing where to go. We would like to do some snorkeling, trekkin, kayaking etc. and relaxing (I am also considering to go to diving course). Do you guys have any suggestions of islands to visit, or even so ...

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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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Beaches on the north coast

Posted by alessandro on 13/11/2016 at 02:51

Hello Me and my partner were looking for having a few days to a beach not too far from Bangkok (to reach by bus) on the north coast in the second week of January.We read of the islands in that area but we wanted to know how are the beaches along the coast. We are looking for a quiet place with no nightlife. What can you recommend?Thank you ...

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