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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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Viewed 96,056 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 13,995 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/11/2006 at 18:17

How does this itinerary sound?

Posted by Sknew on 20/10/2016 at 18:45

I'll be back in Thailand this February. I am mainly interested in art and architecture, and this will be my third trip. So, my itinerary is a bit unconventional. Arrive Sunday in Bangkok, stay Sunday and Monday, Monday devoted to a day trip to Ayuttaya. Tuesday bus to Kampaeng Phet, staying two nights. Thursday bus to Sukhothai, staying for two nights. Both days to be used for Si Satchanalai. Saturday bus to Lampang , for two nights. On day two I'll probably do a day trip to Chiang Mai for ...

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Koh Lanta and Phi Phi - a few questions

Posted by clare84 on 8/7/2008 at 17:25

Hello, I'm new to the website and finding it really useful so far, so thought I would join in and ask a couple of questions! My boyfriend and I are planning a 17 night trip to Thailand late November-early December. I have been before but he hasn't, so I was thinking of starting off showing him Bangkok and surrounds (maybe Kanchanaburi if I have enough time as I love it) for 5 days or so. He is also keen to go to an island, I've been to Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan so would like ...

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Viewed 2,219 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by claudiajenssen on 22/10/2016 at 03:44

Kamphaeng Phet to Si Satchanalai

Posted by Sknew on 17/10/2016 at 17:53

Hi all. I am finding it surprisingly difficult to get basic bus information to travel from Kamphaeng Phet to Si Satchanalai. While I have visited Sukhotai before, if the only way to visit Si Satch is via Sukhotai, I will do it. But this seems burdensome. I have yet to find a decent website to get such bus routes, as they leave out the intermediate stops, and Si Satch will always be one. I notice a couple of homestays mentioned under Si Satch. While I'm not young, they should suffice for ...

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Travelling to Thailand - Which mosquito repelent do I need

Posted by psantacreuming on 14/10/2016 at 09:44

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a good and natural mosquito repellent for my Thailand trip next month. I will be in Luang prabang and Siem Reap too but mostly Thailand. I've heard that eucalyptus oil or lemon.. are more effective than the ones that contains DEEP. Can someone recommend a good one? I used Goibi brand but it's disgusting and I guess not very healthy. Thanks for your support and help. ...

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Viewed 342 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by Sknew on 20/10/2016 at 18:21

Travel koh samui to phukett

Posted by MelbourneMuzza on 29/8/2016 at 22:46

A 600 baht bus trip is being offered around the island for a direct trip from your hotel on koh samui to phukett. A minivan picks you up, takes you to the ferry office, you hop on a clapped out bus to the ferry terminal where you go upstairs and the bus loads onto the ferry. During this voyage THEY GO THROUGH YOUR BAGS ON THE BUS. My battery pack was taken even though it was well packed inside (my valuables were with me) After we alighted the bus shoots of to Surat thani on this bus, after a pas ...

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Viewed 286 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 20/10/2016 at 04:53

Sukhumvit area or Khao san to meet other backpackers ?

Posted by adam0702 on 13/10/2016 at 03:51

Hi guys, I've booked a flight to Bangkok mid Jan 2017 to start a 3 month long trip to SE Asia visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. It's my first time backpacking and I am travelling alone. I have been searching the internet for Facebook groups and forums where I can meet other backpackers to chat with before I leave. I've came across a website which offer backpacking inductions in Bangkok. What is the best way to meet other backpackers in Bangkok? I can't really afford a ...

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Why should I visit Khon Kaen?

Posted by maesantos on 21/10/2013 at 05:34

Hello, I wonder what this place can offer for a tourist like me? Any thoughts please? ...

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Viewed 36,068 times, with 72 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 18/10/2016 at 11:18

Visa Exempt Extension Clarification (That's a mouthful!)

Posted by TropicTeaTime on 17/10/2016 at 19:00

Hello there, I was looking for a quick bit of advice on Thailands seemingly always changing visa policies. I'm thinking about planning a trip to Thailand that will be longer than 1 month, so I will presumably need something more than the 30-day by-air visa exemption. I read that you could previously get another 30-day extension once you arrive in Thailand at an immigration office, is this still the case? If that doesn't exist anymore, is it better to just make a border run part of my itinerary ...

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Viewed 92 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 18/10/2016 at 06:57

King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/10/2016 at 06:57

Multiple sources are now reporting that Thailand's Royal Palace has released a statement announcing the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IV, who was the world's longest-ruling monarch. It is near impossible to describe how highly regarded he was by many Thais and to say this is an unprecedented event in Thai history is not an overstatement. Our condolences to the Kingdom of Thailand and her people. Because of Thailand's strict lese majeste laws, there has been virtually no official dis ...

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Viewed 766 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 17/10/2016 at 00:50

traveling from chiang mai from bangkok

Posted by ytothelo on 12/10/2016 at 12:47

A friend and I will be in Bangkok 10/27 - 11/1/16. We want to visit Chang Mai for a few nights, what is the best way to get there and to stay? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 181 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 15/10/2016 at 05:50

Phuket to Koh Phi Phi - Ferry alternatives?

Posted by kpottermn on 12/10/2016 at 13:54

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to SE Asia in March, including 3 nights in Phuket /Koh Phi Phi. The problem is that our arrival/departure times from Phuket would seem to make it impossible to spend more than one night on Koh Phi Phi based on when we can catch a ferry back to the main island. Are there any alternatives to get across the Andaman at an earlier/later hour that won't cost an arm and a leg? What little I've seen on private speedboats suggest they're pretty pricey. ...

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Viewed 173 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by amnicoll on 13/10/2016 at 06:06

Fireworks places in Bangkok-31-Dec-2016

Posted by connectingsouls on 28/9/2016 at 11:57

1. Can you pl suggest 2-3 places where one can go to see the fireworks in Bangkok? I remember seeing it (organised by govt) in front of some mall ten years ago where locals had gathered. 2. is the skytrain available after midnight? I read about taxi scams and was worried about that. Thanks connectingsouls ...

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Posted by candrajayas on 10/10/2016 at 19:19

Hi, I have been looking through net and can't find any information of how to get from Satun bus station to catch bus going to Hat Yai. We will arrive from Langkawi by ferry to Trammalang pier in Satun. Does anyone know can we catch bus to Hatyai and how much does it cost? and also schedule ? And what is the name of that bus operator..Any help would be much appreciated ...

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Viewed 157 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 12/10/2016 at 05:18

Where to go on the Andaman Coast?

Posted by MagsTravels on 27/9/2016 at 13:55

My husband and I are visiting Thailand and want to spend 6-7 nights on the Andaman coast at the end of October/early November 2016. We likely only have time to stay on 2 islands. Any favorites? We are looking for seclusion, and a more luxurious experience but still with lots of natural beauty and culture. Although we are only staying on 2 islands, it's possible to see more thru day trips, right? Any good day trip islands? Thanks so much! ...

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Viewed 289 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tezza on 11/10/2016 at 19:57

Phuket or Phi Phi?

Posted by MagsTravels on 28/9/2016 at 15:31

We have 4 nights and can stay in Phuket or Phi Phi. Which is a better choice? We would do a day trip to Phi Phi if we stayed on Phuket, but would it be better to stay on Phi Phi? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 370 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 11/10/2016 at 19:00

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and back

Posted by chrisTHEbeck on 10/10/2016 at 17:59

Hi, all. We are leaving Bangkok for Kanchanaburi on the early 07:45am train with the intention of staying over 1 night and returning the next day. Unfortunately the returning train to Bangkok leaves so early (2:45pm) that I can't seem to fit my itinerary around it. We are travelling to Kanchanaburi mainly for the waterfalls in Erawan National Park. As we are travelling that far it seems a shame to miss out on all the history surrounding the death railway so we'd like to incorporat ...

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