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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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Viewed 15,407 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/11/2006 at 18:17

Lighthouse bungalows

Posted by mikal83 on 26/6/2017 at 05:14

Have just read the latest blog from TF and its section on Koh Phangan and wanted to check out if they praised where we stayed at the Lighthouse bungalows and to our dismay, they weren't mentioned. Well I will. We stayed there for 4 nights and we were very happy with the owners, staff, food and most of all the accom. Perched on a steep slope built into cliff edge, the large room with ensuites had a view to die for. As it can only be reached by foot or small motorbike, its very quiet and a real re ...

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Beach for family late July early August???

Posted by jbmcd1 on 22/6/2017 at 21:00

Greetings, I am looking for a beach for my family (2 children age 10 and 12) for the last week in July and first week in August. At that point we will have been traveling for 6 weeks and will be looking for some proper holiday time. We will be returning from Laos to Bangkok at this time. Flights to Koh Samui (to get to Koh Tao or Ko Pha Nagano) might cost too much for our budget at that point. Though I would welcome advice on getting the cheapest round trip flight back to Bangkok. Is it not a ...

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Help! What to cut out of itinerary???

Posted by pch2nd on 22/6/2017 at 17:56

Hello all, I am traveling with my father for 20 days through SE Asia. Starting in Bangkok, leaving out of Hanoi. I have to cut something from our itinerary bc i'm thinking it is too packed already and i don't want the poor guy to be completely exhausted. Can you guys give me some insight...i don't want to cut a thing...but i have to, i think. Here we go: bangkok (arrive..a few days to settle) angkor wat chiang mai krabi or phuket hoi an ha long bay hanoi (fly out..end of trip) I am leanin ...

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South thailand for mxas & NY

Posted by doobieninja on 21/6/2017 at 10:28

Hello everyone! Me and my girlfriend will be in Bangkok around Xmas eve and Xmas day (our first time in south east Asia!!!) We are then looking at around 10 / 11 days down in the south islands but I'm struggling to decide exactly where. We want what most people want - jungle treks, waterfalls, snorkeling, boat trips e.t.c but we don't want hordes of people everywhere and party backpackers. (I do appreciate the time of year we are traveling) I really want to visit the elephant sanctuary in ...

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Islands/Beach in August....is Koh Samui the best option?

Posted by juliet17 on 21/6/2017 at 23:48

Hi, My boyfriend and I are spending three weeks exploring Thailand and Cambodia this August. We'd like to spend 5-6 days on a beach/island hopping. I understand Koh Samui and the surrounding area don't get as much rain at that time of year, but it also sounds like it's built up and a bit of a party scene. We are 27 and love nice cocktails, but are mostly looking for authenticity and a way to relax after taking the bar. Are there other places besides Koh Samui that wouldn't get so much rain ...

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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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Viewed 604 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by BillGood on 22/6/2017 at 04:14

Snorkeling visibility first week of September?

Posted by CKDexterHaven on 4/6/2017 at 14:55

During periods when it's not raining in the Andaman Islands is the water much murkier for snorkeling than in the high season? It's fine to come in part of each day, but is the whole experience diminished by not seeing so much at any time? This is for 2 people looking for US$40-70 per night. The Trang Islands look appealing because I read that there's less of a "party scene." All advice appreciated. Thanks. ...

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Viewed 390 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by BillGood on 22/6/2017 at 04:07

Two-week trip with kids: Chiang Mai or Khao Sok National Park?

Posted by Unoriginal on 15/6/2017 at 23:25

We are planning our first trip to Thailand for December/January. Our two children will be 8 and 3.5 at the time, and we will be traveling from the western US. We are planning on spending our first three days in Bangkok and our last 5-7 days in the Andaman region. For the middle portion, we are torn between Chiang Mai and Khao Sok National Park. They look equally lovely to my husband and myself, but the deciding factor needs to be which place our kids will enjoy the most. Ease of travel to/in t ...

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Ratchaprapa Dam

Posted by BillGood on 22/6/2017 at 01:49

I would like to visit this dam. Has anyone stayed at one of the resorts near the dam but not on the dam. I would like to stay in a village nearby not miles away at the jungle area. What are the full day trips like on the dam in low season? Found some options on booking.com Belong Jin The Dam Resort looks nice but happy to .consider others. Is there any food markets nearby? ...

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Ahhh please help visa confusion

Posted by AnnaWrecks on 15/6/2017 at 11:00

Hi Guys, I thought this would be the best place to ask as I'm sure someone will be able to help me. Me and my BF are planning on travelling SE Asia for 4 months at the end of this year. We are both UK citizens, our plan is to fly into Bangkok then fly to Myanmar for 3/4 weeks, fly back to Bangkok and fly into Cambodia, travel into Vietnam and Laos (6/8weeks) and travel over a land border back into Thailand (to Chaing Mai) and travel through Thailand for 28days before flying back to the UK.(mayb ...

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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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From Koh Tao to Ko Phi Phi?

Posted by silvibrenes on 2/4/2017 at 17:31

Hi there! In a couple of weeks I'll be flying to Thailand. I was thinking to visit Koh Tao and then go to Ko Phi Phi . I heard it's rainy season in the West Coast. Is it really a good idea to go to Ko Phi Phi around May 4th? If it is, what's the quickest way to get to Ko Phi Phi? And if it is not a good idea, what other beach would you recommend me? I'm 21 years old and flying solo. Thanks! ...

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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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Out and In Same Day Visa Renewal - Trat Province

Posted by Dunk71 on 11/6/2017 at 00:17

Hi all, I am staying 5 weeks in Thailand and so need to do a quick 'out and in' visa run to avoid overstay charges on my 30-day Thai tourist visa. If I could do that from Trat town (as I will be on Ko Chang) it would be very helpful. I have no idea on ease and timings for this however so any info appreciated, Thanks... PS If I do just leave after 5 weeks and pay overstay charges (500 Bt / Day?) is there a problem with black mark in passport or unable to return to Thailand etc? It may be e ...

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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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dentist in Bangkok

Posted by robrachow on 5/4/2017 at 19:11

I am looking for recommendations for dentists in Bangkok - anyone? Thanks! ...

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