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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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Help!! from Khao Sok to Krabi town

Posted by dalidmao on 25/7/2016 at 09:31

Hi, Can anyone please advise an easy way and not too expensive to reach Krabi town or Krabi airport from Khao Sok National Park? Actually I booked a hotel in Muang District area (Pak Nam), but I am ok to take a taxi or public bus to reach my hotel from Krabi town or the airport. I just need to know how to arrive to Krabi from Khao Sok, until now I've found only really old information so I am not sure if the info are reliable, I saw there is an early morning bus (8.30?) from Khao Sok, but ...

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Help with my itinerary, please? :)

Posted by waywardtimelord on 22/7/2016 at 00:22

Hi everyone. I'm traveling to Thailand in August. I'll arrive in Bangkok at 1:55 am on August 14th and will depart on August 24th. I am trying to plan a fun itinerary that isn't too stressful. I'm not trying to see everything. If possible, I'd love to fly to Cambodia and see Siem Reap before heading down to the islands, maybe the Krabi area? Is that doable or prohibitively expensive? I guess my question is.... 9 days. What is the best possible itinerary? I'm a 24 y/o solo female traveler and ...

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Thailand in 12 Days - Destinations and Risks?

Posted by darrell0574 on 22/7/2016 at 14:28

Hi, I am thinking about the possibility of visiting Thailand for approx. 12 days. Will be traveling alone. I would focus on Bangkok, Ayutthaya firstly. Then, I can't decide which other destinations to add... First of all, the islands: Phuket, Ko Phangan, Ko Samui. Which ones are more scenic? I want first of all beautifull scenery. Not so much into partying. I am also considering the "Golden Triangle" area in the north of Chiang Rai. Or... Chiang Mai. I don't want to go to more ...

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Island tips in the Phuket area for female solo traveler

Posted by Binibabe on 18/7/2016 at 15:14

Hi everyone! I am hoping to tap the community's knowledge re advice/recommendations for the following: I will be going to Phuket in late October for two weeks of sailing the Krabi area. Afterwards, I would like to spend the last 5 days of my holidays on an island nearby. Ideally I am looking for a place with good snorkeling options and a reasonable transfer time from Phuket. I am a solo female traveler with a bit of SEA experience, more the bamboo bungalow than the 5 star resort ...

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Just got back from 2 weeks in Thailand: Bkk to the Northern loop!

Posted by Airborne082 on 16/7/2016 at 00:41

2 days in Bkk on Khao San Road, more fit for the young drinking crowd but i had to experience it and glad i did. Walked roughly 2 miles from Khao San to Grand Palace, Wat Pho if your able, the walk is worth it. FYI- unless its a national holiday the temple IS OPEN. I had 2 different people at seperate times tell me that temple is closed. After leaving BKK took overnight sleeper cabin to Chiang Mai. I LOVED the train, well worth the baht! After a day in CM we took 3 day jungle trek to Karen tri ...

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Which island is best late July/ early August?!?!?

Posted by Maruchita13 on 12/5/2016 at 22:59

I am a 30-year-old female solo traveller. First time to Thailand. I have about a week and a half in the country before finishing up with a few days in Vietnam. Planning to see Bangkok and a few sites around there, a weekend trip to chiang Mai, and then 2-3 days on an island. I am NOT looking to party- I just want beautiful white sand beaches (no, really- I want that picture of paradise that you see in pictures- I've never really experienced a beautiful island vacation before and this is my chanc ...

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Any one travelling To Bkk

Posted by nicoglobos on 5/7/2016 at 02:48

This October Iv a twenty day Hua Hin is lovely any ideas im on backpack-asia ...

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Bouldering partner Koh Tao

Posted by Harryw21 on 2/7/2016 at 08:55

Looking for someone to come bouldering with me in Koh Tao, will be there around the 3-4th July for about a week! Whattsapp me (+44)07500111360 and/or email me ...

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Traveling for 5 weeks to Vietnam and Thailand Solo

Posted by wags3671 on 1/6/2016 at 19:25

I am a 58 year old solo woman traveling to Vietnam and Thailand during the month of October into the first week of November. While there I am looking to volunteer at an orphanage or school in either country. I welcome any suggestions/tips or recommendations as to how I should go about locating the above. Additionally, any recs for hotels with AC. Below is the first go at my itinerary. Hanoi - 5 days Hoi An - 4 days Ho Chi Minh - 1 week Chiang Mia - 1 week Thai Islands - TDB Bangkok - 1 week ...

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Budget long term Apartment Koh Tao

Posted by caitlinbrady on 13/3/2011 at 17:11

I am currently looking for an apartment on Koh Tao near the southern tip of the island. All of the budget long term accommodation I've found so far consists of very basic rooms (fan, cold water, bed without blanket, no shelves or storage etc.). Since I will be here for quite some time I'm hoping to find something a little more comfortable such as a studio with a small kitchen and perhaps hot water that doesn't stray too far from the backpacker budget. Anyone have any recommendations?? ...

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Base for a couple of months

Posted by helenclaireaz on 24/6/2016 at 02:59

Hi advice appreciated as to where to base ourselves for a couple of months. Mid range priced accommodation on a resort/beach ideal. Not a party place but not too quiet or somewhere within reach reach of 'civilisation'. We would like to do a bit of island hoping maybe staying somewhere for a couple of nights. Probably fly into Bankok and spend a few days there sightseeing before moving on. We've never visited Thailand before and on doing my research it all seems very bewildering, so much choi ...

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Island hoping accommodation

Posted by helenclaireaz on 22/6/2016 at 03:30

Hi. Advice please for a couple of first timers hoping to take three months in Thailand. Ideally plan to arrive Bankok and stay a few days in a hotel, see some sight and get aclimatised. Ideally would like to spend a month or so in one place before moving on to the next. A beach bungalow or somewhere we can be self sufficient is the dream - buying local food and cooking it ourselves. On or walking distance to beautiful beach, we don't want party places (we're semi retired, mid fifties) but do ...

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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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First time in Bangkok

Posted by scboucher on 12/6/2016 at 12:46

We are first time travellers to Thailand and plan to arrive in Bangkok Nov 30, 2016 late at night, with a 10 and 12 year old kids in tow. We are looking for advice to where to stay and how many days we should plan to stay in Bangkok or if we should get out of Bangkok as quickly as we can. We will be in Thailand for 30 days. If we do stay in Bangkok does anyone have any must see sites? Thanks ...

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quiet beach house for a few months.

Posted by fujimiro on 1/6/2016 at 13:18

Hi, I need to move out of my current city for 2-3 months in order to do some studies/research. Thus, looking for a quiet place, preferably in southern Thailand. I've got a pretty clear picture of what I need, the basic requirements follow: - quiet and relatively secluded, - detached beach house or beach bungalow (but more sturdy that just a bamboo hut) suitable for 2, - definitely located very close to a beach and overlooking the sea, - on the mainland - I will take my road bicycle with me and ...

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Can you fund a trip on the go?

Posted by backpackingdreamerman on 30/5/2016 at 09:34

Hi guys, I am looking some suggestions and advice... Basically I am trying to persue my backpacking dreams asap. My last trip I got the funds together for going. This time I just want to get money for a ticket and go! Have any of you funded your trip to Thailand as you went along? I know people teach snorking and english (with the required qualifications)... unfortunately I don't possess such skills All advice welcome! ...

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