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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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Viewed 54,629 times, with 43 replies. Last reply by namachacha on 20/4/2016 at 23:54

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 16,224 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/11/2006 at 18:17

Don meuang airport transit

Posted by kelliepnz on 13/1/2018 at 14:41

Hey we are planning flight from Chiang mai to krabi which will mean an 8hr stop over at airport. Can we leave the airport between flights? The flights are with different airlines. Thanks in advance ...

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Travel with DSLR camera?

Posted by fleet114 on 4/12/2017 at 11:53

Hi - I'm about to leave from the US on a 3 week solo-backpacking trip to Thailand. My itinerary will look like this: Bangkok>Krabi>Railay>Koh Lanta>Khao Sok>Chiang Mai>Bangkok I plan to stay in flashpacker style hotels and guest houses for most of the trip. Should I plan to travel with my DSLR camera or should I live with taking pictures from my iPhone? I plan to do a good bit of hiking and adventuring on my trip. I'm not concerned bringing the camera hiking with me as ...

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travel insurance for a 69 year old

Posted by tanglz on 4/1/2018 at 09:59

We are looking for recommendations for a travel insurance company for my father who is 69 and resident in france. World nomads won't insure him as he is over 66 and saga won't insure him as he isn't a residant of the UK! We will be travelling for 1 month in Thailand with him.... ...

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Would you like fries with that?

Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/12/2017 at 23:48

It had to happen sooner or later. Ronald McDonald has landed on Phi Phi Island. Paradise lost, with cheese https://www.facebook.com/McThai/posts/10155888300617866 ...

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Viewed 548 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by davelliot on 7/1/2018 at 21:59

The state of Thailand’s beaches

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/1/2018 at 23:24

Richard Barrow has a neat summary on the appalling state of Thailand beaches—out of 390 beaches which were surveyed only 13 were awarded five stars—and there are some pretty obscure ones in the list. As Richard says: "Back in the day, Phuket and Samui may have made this list. But sadly, those days are long gone. What we have now is not sustainable tourism. It is crazy that only 3.33% of the 390 beaches assessed are deemed clean enough to deserve a five star rating. With millions more ...

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Things to do in northern Thailand

Posted by lohdennis on 29/12/2017 at 18:45

My wife and I (we are both in early 60's but in good general health) have spent a total of 3 weeks in Thailand in the past. 10 days in Bangkok (in two separate occasions) and the rest in Ayutayya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Now we are doing a megatrip (10 weeks starting January 17, 2018) to SE Asia flying into Bangkok. For Thailand, we plan to spend a few days in BKK then fly to Chiang Mai. Then bus to Chiang Rai as our main base to visit Mae Sai, Mae Salong, Golden Triange, and Chiang Sa ...

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Travel Trang : Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan on MAY,2018

Posted by andrewboo on 4/1/2018 at 03:07

Travel Date : 1-May to 21-May I would like to cross check, if travel between above date, will it meet the raining season ? Or anyone have better suggestion ? Please share your experience, thanks. ...

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Viewed 283 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 4/1/2018 at 08:36

SE ASIA FOR OVER 60'S

Posted by Jay7777 on 10/10/2017 at 04:49

Hi, I am an 63 year old, and would love to back-pack across Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. However, accepting the limitations posed, I have decided that it may be easier to join a tour group. I would like to spend 2 months on tour, mainly cultural, with good amenities, tour guides, organized, with visas etc If you have done this type of trip, please recommend, the Tour company and any other advise, will be much appreciated. ...

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Viewed 1,566 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 13/12/2017 at 20:56

Palmy Home in Ranong

Posted by corihiggins on 1/12/2017 at 08:29

The review of the Palmy Family Guesthouse in Ranong was so so about the food there and suggested eating next door. I was surprised to find that there was a new Japanese restaurant serving authentic food right at the Palmy front door. After traveling through Thailand for most of the month it was a real treat to have an alternative to the usual Thai food I’ve been eating. It’s reasonably priced, clean, and the owner obviously has been trained in Japan, he’s doing a really good job with au ...

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Viewed 336 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by DLuek on 2/12/2017 at 09:56

From Phuket airport to Koh Jum

Posted by Annammeer on 24/11/2017 at 06:37

hey guys, I will land in Phuket on 12. 2.with my 4 year old daughter and we have 2days to get to Koh Jum. As far as I found out,we need to travel to Krabi and catch a boat, right? Or are there shortcuts? As it is her first long flight and her first time in thailand I thought to chill down and stay for 1 or 2 nights at a place close to the airport or direction to Krabi. Can anyone recommend a nice place to stay? Or the best way to Koh jum? Thanks a lot* Anna ...

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Best affordable guesthouse in Bangkok.

Posted by Cateyze9 on 15/9/2017 at 02:21

Hi, I'm looking to stay in affordable private bedroom in Bangkok. Preferably easy to get to from the airport. I arrive at 9:30 at night and am a solo female traveler, so I want to make sure I reserve a safe place. Thank you ...

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Khao Sok as a solo traveler

Posted by pobrien1902 on 17/11/2017 at 03:04

Does anyone have suggestions for a solo traveler in Khao Sok? Specifically, I’m interested in touring the lake and possibly staying the night on a floating house but would like to do so economically. I’m not crazy about the idea of taking a typical one day tour with 15 other tourists but would love to split the cost with a few other people-perhaps by hiring a boat at the pier. Is anyone there now that would be interested? Or has anyone been recently who might shed some light on what a typica ...

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Khao San Road Guide - What to do, etc.

Posted by patjk on 21/10/2017 at 20:41

Hey guys, I've been living in Bangkok for several years and put together a Khao San Road guide that I think would be useful to people visiting. http://khao-san-road.org Any feedback would be much appreciated. Works good on mobile and working on a pdf download for offline too. Thanks. ...

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Viewed 1,220 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 8/11/2017 at 00:06

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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Diving in Thailand February?

Posted by Danila on 25/10/2017 at 10:42

Greetings, we're planning a bit more SE Asia, and looking to the wonderful Travelfish team for some answers again please! Background: older couple, 20+ years diving, lots of places! We know that Thailand tends to be more of a learning to dive place, but with about 6 weeks in country, we're thinking of spending a week or so diving. Timeframe is February, so I think both east and west are pretty ok weatherwise. We've decided against a liveaboard, as it's just a bit too intense for us, we prefer 2- ...

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Viewed 463 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Danila on 30/10/2017 at 12:49

Thi Lo Su Waterfall - restricted access.

Posted by khunwilco on 11/10/2017 at 01:12

Thi Lo Su waterfalls - Umphang Please be aware there is NO PRIVATE VEHICLE ACCESS TO THECAMPSITE ANYMORE even 4x4s - you have to pay between 2000 and 2500 baht pervehicle The official reason is " Because policy of Tak Governor,he wants the people to have income" - which seems to back up my beliefthat this is a cartel or monopoly by local businesses. Apparently the governor seems to have overlooked the factthat many people who would normally stay there now won’t come atall....dep ...

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Samut Prakan

Posted by BillGood on 25/9/2017 at 17:41

I wish to visit Erawan Museum then go to Seafood market at Pak Nam. Does this market have restaurants or just fresh seafood? Would like to have lunch there ...

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