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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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Bus connection in Chiang Mai

Posted by Trish177 on 22/5/2017 at 21:46

I am travelling from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai tomorrow - due to arrive in Chiang Mai around 12:30 - I then need to catch a bus to Pai and last one seems to leave at 2pm, so in theory I have enough time. But to save time, can anyone give advice on where I run to to get my ongoing ticket to Pai and can anyone confirm that both buses arrive/depart from the main Arcade station. ...

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i need an island May 24,2017

Posted by ebphoto on 19/5/2017 at 20:41

greetings, im in Bangkok now! I need a few sugestions as to what islands face the east, are small, have a Bar, food and Hostel, guesthouse on the beach?? cheap of course! Snorkling would be nice. I have three weeks before visa runs out. Due to it being low season an rain, I would like these islands to be a short ferry/ Boat ride from mainland.ill be flying out of Krabi to KAL after time on your suggested islands! thanks so much for any info. ebphoto ...

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Bangkok Tour

Posted by casey2016 on 16/5/2017 at 04:15

I would like to know what are the Must - see attraction / destinations in Bangkok. we are a couple and are keen on visiting Major Beaches in Bangkok and not miss the must-see attractions in Bangkok as well. Also an itinerary for a weeks travel time would be very helpful. ...

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Andman Sea or Gulf of Thailand

Posted by czulsk on 11/5/2017 at 12:24

Hello, I want to travel to Thailand during the first week of August. I have read that this time of year is the monsoon season. Which side and islands would be best to visit? Im thinking of a 5 day island vacation and looking for some nice beachfront bungalows. Thank you, czulsk ...

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The Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/6/2008 at 18:22

I just received the following release from Care for the Wild, a UK-registered conservation group. In the past we've suggested visitors to Thailand should consider carefully before visiting the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi. This release, with a link to the full report, should be considered essential reading for anyone considering visiting the place. ##release starts Tiger Temple- Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, Animal Cruelty and Tourist Safety Risks http://www.careforthewild.com/news.asp ...

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Honeymoon in Thailand and the Philippines

Posted by Vukz on 8/5/2017 at 13:29

My fiancee and I are planning on traveling to Thailand and the Philippines for our honeymoon in November/December. We plan on spending about 16 days in Thailand and 10 in the Philippines. This is not including travel time. We have a rough plan as follows... Bangkok - 2D/2N Khao Sok National Park - 3D/2N Railay - 2D/2N Koh Phi Phi - 3D/3N Koh Ngai - 3D/3N Koh Lipe - 3D/3N After Koh Lipe we plan on taking a ferry back to Phuket and fly later that evening to Bangkok and then to Manila. Once ...

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3 week itinerary suggestions needed

Posted by Asia123Sophie on 11/5/2017 at 02:52

We are planning to do Thailand next year for three weeks, was going to stay in Patong for 6 nights where we can do day trips out, followed by phi phi for 5/6 nights but then was not sure where to go next... we are flying home from Phuket so it can't be too far but maybe another island? Please can I have people's suggestions on the best places to go? Thanks ...

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18 Days in Thailand, beach, trekking and thermal water Itinerary suggestions!

Posted by mingersai on 11/5/2017 at 01:56

Hi, guys, I spend time did some research for the trip but still feel more comfortable to post a new thread for more opinions. 3 of us will fly into Bangkok on May 21st and out on June 8th. We don't want to rush through too many places, we have a list of things thing we want to do: Chiang Mai, Hot Springs, rain forest, trekking, beach, snorkeling and diving. We are older group so we want to avoid backpacker party scenes and more quiet place is prefered. From what I have read, there are good ...

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I am planning to travel to Thailand

Posted by PanktiShah19 on 8/5/2017 at 04:08

Hi, I am Pankti Shah, a Solo Female Traveller, I am planning to travel to Thailand next month. So can anyone suggest me some famous places to visit? ...

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Bangkok hotel recommendations

Posted by Max2010 on 9/5/2017 at 06:54

The hotel that I have been using for decades located in the Sukhumvit/Asoke area is closing this year so now I need to find somewhere to stay. Apart from the odd occasion when this hotel was full I have never had to consider looking for anywhere else. It was never the smartest of places but was clean and friendly. The staff would even remember my kids from when they were toddlers up to now being 20 and 17. Obviously the choice is immense so any recommendations would be a help. Preference is to s ...

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Walkable beach destination in May

Posted by snepat on 5/5/2017 at 00:22

Hi, I'm doing a last minute 1-week trip, and I'm hoping to find an island that is in order of priority: -Walkable, or has walkable parts -not too touristy but has outdoor activities -has decent beaches/scenery -not a long journey to get to(super long boat transfers) Really liked Koh Yao Noi but wished the beaches were a bit better. Thanks! ...

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Would you spend 18,000 baht on dinner in Chiang Rai province?

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/5/2017 at 02:29

This is a rather high-end take by the NYTimes on kicking around in Chiang Rai province. I dunno, I read the NYT and there is no way on earth I'd even consider paying 18k for dinner for two up that way. Thoughts? ...

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Thailand in July

Posted by Idan78 on 11/4/2017 at 16:57

Hi My wife and I are coming to Thailand in July for a week. Thisnis our 9th time in Thailand but first in that period as weather in Phang Nha islands tend to be rainy. We are looking for a 5 stars resort and but Kho Samet has only one 5 star resort which is very pricy. We consider Hua Hin/Cha Am but I am afraid it has mote camily orientation and the beaches are not " Thailand feel like" and not so special. So we left only Kho Samui (or Phangan..) 1. Does anyone have amother beach desti ...

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Going to Koh Lanta? Don't go to the Mango Guesthouse which is featured on Travelfish

Posted by LilianKok on 3/5/2017 at 05:28

We have had a horrible experience at the Mango Guesthouse + Villas on Koh Lanta. This place is featured on Travelfish, but I would strongly recommend everyone traveling here to find accommodation elsewhere. Below is the full story as a review I wrote on several channels: Me, my husband and mother (from Holland) booked one week at the Mango Guesthouse suite two+three. This accomodation was supposed to be the 'luxury' ending to a 3 week trip with mom and husband. Me and my husband had been trave ...

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Five weeks in Thailand with three small children

Posted by martinah on 21/4/2017 at 13:41

Dear Thailand-experts, We have visited Thailand twice for a month each time, as a family of four, and travelled in the eastern region, Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Wai, Koh Maak and Trat, Chanthaburi and of course Bangkok. This time we are five (two adults and children of 7,5,1). We would like to see some new places, yet fear we won't enjoy them if they are too crowded. We didn't quite like Koh Changs northern beach (white sand beach) due to that reason. We love street food and finding genuine g ...

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Room for rent in patong

Posted by Terrat on 20/4/2017 at 23:42

Hello, I'mseeking a budget room for rent in Patong Beach, Phuket. I have got offers in 450-500$ permonth, and they also do not let a joiner enter into the room. It's unreasonablesince I hire a room with a double bed, meaning the room is for 2 people, So Idon't understand why I need to pay extra if I enter a girlfriend from time totime... Anyway,I would be happy to hire a double bed room in a reasonable price. The proximityto the beach is not so important since I intend to use a scooter. Be ...

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