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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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Haircut in Thailand

Posted by simonmobiledisco on 2/2/2009 at 19:14

I am about to leave to go travelling in asia and could do with a haircut so i'm nice and cool and no horrible tan lines when i get it cut again Now i don't expect it to be like in London, but I would like to remain resonable attractive (got to the best i can with my locks) have people had experiences with getting a hair cut, was there any comminication issues? Would saying, give me a local look be style suicide? ...

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4 days in koh samui

Posted by mukul on 25/8/2016 at 13:34

Hi me and my girl friend will reach bangkok on 29th september 5 am and we are thinking of staying in bangkok on that day and take an island transfer to samui from airasia on 30th september and back to bangkok on 5th october.Need some help in terms of * whether to stay close to the Don Meuang airport on 29th september as want to board an early morning flight(7 am) the next day *whether to stay in koh samui and do day tours of koh phanghan and koh tao or stay there as well Keeping in mind that we ...

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Getting a SIM card on Phuket airport

Posted by Binibabe on 22/8/2016 at 12:01

Hi everyone, I will be travelling to Phuket in October (sailing, yay!) and I am trying to find out about getting a SIM card at Phuket airport. I've read that True seems to operate a little shop at the airport by now (not the freebie SIM cards), and someone told me that the convenience stores are no longer allowed to sell SIM cards because of the registration process... Can someone give me more information? Does True (or also other mobile companies) have a shop at the airport now and ...

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Backpacking Thailand In October

Posted by Syk0t1k on 2/2/2016 at 05:24

Hi Everyone! My girlfriend and i will be doing a independent backpacking trip to Thailand in October this year. We will have exactly 22 days for travel within Thailand. This will be my second overseas trip, first one being to The Netherlands & Italy back in 2011 but for my girlfriend, this will be her first and first time flying as well so my aim is to make it as stress free as possible! I have set a budget of 2000 THB each per day, would this be a sufficient amount? Based on what i have r ...

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Best way to get to the Islands from Chiang Mai, Quiet Island, Returning home from Phuket

Posted by Buffalosoldier on 14/6/2015 at 16:41

Hi, I will be travelling to Thailand on 9th of October. I am going to catch a plane to Chiang Mai in the morning of 10th of October and stay there for 5-6 days. I am planning to rent a bike there and wonder around Chiang Mai area., do the loop ect. After that, around 15th o 16th of October I would like to get to the Islands and stay there until departure from Phuket on the 24th of Oct. I think I have 2 questions. I am looking for a quiet Island or two, less developed are better, I would p ...

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Destinations in Koh Samui

Posted by Jessicagh7 on 19/8/2016 at 09:32

Hi, I have booked to travel to Koh Samui next year for 5 days next. I am currently staying in Lamai and the Manathai Hotel which looks lovely however I am worried it's going to be too quiet and have the opportunity to move up to Chaweng instead (The Baan Talay). The most important thing to me is great restaurants / bars and lots to do in the day ie watersports/boat trips. I am aware Chaweng is a lot busier but also more expensive. Can anyone confirm what they would recommend? (for a young coup ...

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Solo Travel in south east Asia.

Posted by coco102472 on 19/8/2016 at 00:09

Hello, I am a female living in the US and I plan to travel to SE Asia during the summer months next year (i.e., July/August). I'd like to visit at least two countries, but hopefully three with Thailand definitely being one. This will be my first solo trip and I'd appreciate any guidance I can get (e.g., best countries to visit at that time, safety issues, travel agent or not, cities and/or sites to see, etc,). I look forward to any responses that may guide me in the right direction. Thank you. ...

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VOA fee to double 27 September 2016

Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/8/2016 at 10:45

Visa on arrival (VOA) which applies to 19 nationalities (Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) is set to increase twofold on 27 September 2016 from 1000 to 2000 Baht. Visa-exempt entry for 50 nationalities (US/UK/EU/AU/NZ/etc.) remains unchanged. ...

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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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Quickest route to Don Muang

Posted by Sarahkpd on 14/8/2016 at 12:53

Hi all, I only have a short time in bangkok and want to make the most of my time. I'm flying to phuket from DM at 8:45pm on the 12th, what's the quickest way to the airport from koh San road area? TIA Sarah ...

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Best place in Phuket for 25 f solo traveller

Posted by Sarahkpd on 14/8/2016 at 13:59

Hi all, I will be doing my PADI in Phuket from 13-15 November before joining a tour group to go island hopping on the 16th. I will be arriving from Bangkok late evening on the 12 and will need a place to stay for 4 nights close to the diving school. I prefer authentic to touristy vibes but still want somewhere that there will be lots of other solo travellers and groups to hang out with rather than honeymooners and families. The diving company has suggested the following areas: Patong, ...

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Place to stay

Posted by Leew1 on 8/8/2016 at 03:16

stayed at an awesome place in ban amphur centrally located to loads of things it's called mangoes motel well worth a look if your in the area ...

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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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Bicycle Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand :)

Posted by immuhaha on 6/8/2016 at 05:53

We are now open ! Spinning Bear Bicycle Hostel, the hostel for cyclists in Nawamin 14, Bangkok, Thailand is ready to welcome all travelers. Special ! Free transfer from Suvarnabhumi or Don Muang Airport and Hua Mak Airport Rail Link for all 20 first booking ! Our Bicycle Shop is also just opposite the road. If there're any problems with your bike just don't worry, we can help. Special facilities and services for all cyclists: - Free easy local breakfast - Large bicycle storage area - Bicycle ...

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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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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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