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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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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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Risk of being denied entry with 60 day visa and intent to extend visa? Flight home later than 6odays

Posted by Draspe on 12/7/2018 at 11:46

Family of four, kids 2 and 5 years old. Swedish citizens. We are going to Thailand this winter and would like to stay for about 80-90 days. We are confused regarding the visa rules. We do understand that it is possible to extend the 60 days tourist visa with 30 days from within Thailand witch would suit us perfect. But reading on the webpage of the thai embassy of Sweden it seems like they can deny us from entering Thailand - if we are trying to enter Thailand without a flight ticket out of Thai ...

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A day in Phuket... looking for a place to secure baggage while moseying around

Posted by mtbakerstu on 29/6/2018 at 14:39

I have my flight booked to Thailand! And as I'm sure many have experienced, the flights back to the states depart at odd hours. I have a flight that departs at 1 am. This leaves me with a full day in Phuket before moseying over to the airport in the late hours to catch this flight. Does anyone have input regarding where I might stow my baggage while I explore a day in Phuket? I won't be staying at a hotel where I might ask them to hold onto my baggage while I explore. Enthused for any ...

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Island research December..

Posted by mtbakerstu on 16/6/2018 at 19:38

Researching islands as the second stage of a two and a half week trip to Thailand in December. Honestly, I'm finding it a bit daunting trying to find the right island combination that would provide some degree of beachside serenity, combined with easy walking reach to a social atmosphere. It seems June might be a little late in the game to make accommodation reservations as some of the middle range places recommended on the Travelfish site here appear booked in the areas I've researched. I wa ...

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Getting from Chiang Dao to Mae Salong

Posted by ambersaffron on 25/6/2018 at 08:55

Hi! Could anyone advise on the best way to get from Chiang Dao to Mae Salong, either by bus or mini van or sawng thaew? Do I have to go through Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai or is there a more direct route? Thanks! ...

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recommendations for a doctor for minor surgery in Chiangmai

Posted by donsdancing on 19/6/2018 at 04:44

Hi. I am visiting Chiangmai late July. I need some minor surgery done on a toe. Any recommendations for a doctor or clinic? Cheers Don ...

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Looking for village recommendations

Posted by mtbakerstu on 10/6/2018 at 12:14

Hello, I'm planning my first trip to Thailand in December, and am giving myself a couple of weeks. My plan is to spend a small amount of time in Bangkok, and from there travel to Chiang Mai. I would also like to spend some time in some small Buddhist village that is more esoteric, off the more mainstream path. After my time in the north, I will spend some time on the islands before heading home. Would love to get some suggestions! Thanks in advance for any feedback. Mtbakerstu ...

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Sand flies on Koh Kut

Posted by kjay on 31/5/2018 at 18:55

Hi, I'm travelling with my family to Thailand in January. We are looking at going to Koh Kut for a week and are interested to know how bad the sand flies are. We spent a week on Koh Mak in 2010 and were covered in bites by the end - I also reacted badly to the bites, needing to attend the clinic for medication. Is Koh Kut similar with sand flies?? Thanks! ...

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hotels in Ayutthaya

Posted by ditravelfish on 24/5/2018 at 20:32

Which hotels are recommended please cheers Dazz ...

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Beach Recommendations on Phuklet

Posted by jahoran on 21/5/2018 at 08:34

Good morning all, My wife and I are visiting Myanmar in September (not an ideal time we know but the only weeks we could get holidays ). It seems like Ngapali will be closed down for the Monsoon season so we are flying home via Phuket to take a few nights to relax. What I was hoping to get was a recommendation for a nice beach or a nice hotel for 3 nights. We would like somewhere relaxing and luxurious but don't want to feel 'trapped' at the hotel and would like to be able to walk to other ...

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West to East ferry services in the Gulf of Thailand ?

Posted by sandyfreckle on 20/5/2018 at 18:59

Can anyone tell me if its possible to catch a Ferry across The Gulf of Thailand from Prachuap Khiri Khan or Chumphon to Trat......, or vice verse ? ...

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Getting Thai tourist visa in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by ambersaffron on 12/5/2018 at 01:23

Hi, I’m going to try to get a Thai tourist visa in KL. I’ve read that you need to provide a copy of onward flight out of Thailand. I do have a flight booked but it’s not until November as I’m going to be traveling overland into Cambodia and Vietnam first. Will this be a problem for the visa? Thanks for any input. ...

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Traveling from Phuket to Koh Lanta

Posted by Witte on 30/8/2012 at 08:44

Hi Guys, On the 20th of December our inland flight arrives in Phuket from Chiang Mai at 15.00h. What is the easiest and fastest way to get to Koh Lanta from the Phuket airport? (as we are not planning to stay a night in Phuket) Thanks for your helpfull answers!! ...

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Thailand Trip

Posted by irena on 16/1/2018 at 06:47

Hi everybody, I need an information: if I want to rent a car in Thailand, do I need a Credit card or I can use any card or cash? Also, when I have to return a car do I have to take it to the pick-up location or I can leave it in any other city? Thank you Irena ...

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Bangkok to Koh Kood..., ways to go ?

Posted by sandyfreckle on 25/9/2017 at 20:11

I'd like to spend around a week on Koh Kut. I already have a bit of info regarding various ways and means but thought I would send out a request to those who've been that way recently...., can anyone offer some suggestions re; ways and means of travelling from Bangkok to Koh Kut..., plus accommodations and places of interest also ? I plan to go mid October after the completing some dental treatment in Bangkok. ...

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North Thailand for a few days, ease of travel?

Posted by Dreamer33 on 25/4/2018 at 16:38

Hi there my friend and I have a few days in North Thailand, we are staying 2 days in Chiang Mai and thinking about staying at the nest in Chiang Dao for 2 nights and exploring a bit from there before we go back to CM to head to Laos. Alternatively we'll stay at CD for just 1 night and stay another night or 2 further on. My question is - is it easy enough to travel around from Chiang Dao up to Tha Ton, Mae Salong and maybe Chiang Saen on a day trip or maybe 1 night before heading bac ...

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Beach areas late Feb/March

Posted by Michael29 on 18/2/2018 at 01:14

Hi, Am looking for a week’s beach getaway from Northern Thailand over the next couple of weeks. Have been checking out Thai Mueang Beach area. Trying to avoid the hordes of tourists and looking for ‘clean beach areas,’ bungalow or such for under 1000-1500 Baht per night and good local foods - hopefully seafood to enjoy. Plus also gotta consider areas that’ll be reasonably dry. Look forward to replies. Cheers, Michael ...

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Koh Phangan - Which beach?

Posted by ladelstal on 2/4/2018 at 05:12

Hi! Would like to get your view on the beaches on Koh Phangan. We are a family with 2 teenagers (14 & 16). We don't want to go to a resort beach yet neither to an isolated beach with few options to eat and socialize. We are used to traveling. We are looking for a beach with a nice laidback vibe, where you can walk on the beach and find alternatives for eating with feet in the sand; sit in the shade and take a drink or read a book. Although we have teenagers we are not looking for a party pla ...

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