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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 45,151 times, with 43 replies. Last reply by namachacha on 20/4/2016 at 23:54

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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Viewed 96,750 times, with 118 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 22/6/2009 at 15:21

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 14,836 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/11/2006 at 18:17

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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Central and Northern Thailand

Posted by tnem1 on 26/1/2017 at 19:11

Hello there, My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia in August and I'd greatly appreciate some help concerning our plans north of Bangkok. Here are our parameters: -We have about three weeks, starting from Bangkok and ending with a flight from Chiang Mai to Hanoi. -Generally, we would like a relaxed pace of travel, but would love to hear what people think is realistic. -I am experienced traveller and we have a decent budget (mostly midrange hotels). -I am obsessed with f ...

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Link between Koh Lanta a Phi Phi

Posted by peppe on 16/2/2017 at 04:23

Hello, I'd like to go from Koh Lanta to Phi Phi in the morning (I know there is a boat departing at 8:00) but is the last boat going from Phi Phi to Koh Lanta at 15:30??? Is there another link solution in order to stay much longer in Phi Phi (without sleep there)?? Furthermore, each link I have checked (krabi, phi phi, lanta...) doesn't leave after 15:30... no boat runs after this time? is it forbidden? Thank you very much. ...

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Viewed 119 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by wanderer143 on 22/2/2017 at 04:48

Hat Lek - Cham Yeam Border Crossing Open?

Posted by mklema on 3/5/2015 at 08:20

Hello, In a few weeks I'm planning to cross into Koh Kong, Cambodia from Trat, Thailand via the Hat Lek - Cham Yeam Border Crossing. However, according to Google Maps the Thailand Border Crossing Checkpoint at Hat Lek is "permanently closed." (See map here). This seems strange to me and I can't find any information on the internet about the border crossing being closed. Has anyone crossed through this checkpoint recently? Any news about whether it's open or not? Thanks!!! ...

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Thai Toilets

Posted by mattocmd on 17/10/2007 at 13:35

Hello, I am currently in northern Thailand and I have a problem. I am afraid to take a shit in the Thai toilets and my girlfriend is mad because of my skids..... Someone please give me advice!! ...

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Viewed 34,227 times, with 104 replies. Last reply by mattocmd on 21/2/2017 at 18:38

Last drinks at Cheap Charlie's......, when ?

Posted by sandyfreckle on 20/2/2017 at 05:58

If it has not already stopped trading..., can anyone tell me when Cheap Charlie's on Suk soi 11 is due to serve it's last drinks ? Regards Dr. Freckle ...

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boat/ship from bangkok to vietnam

Posted by ricardo4 on 9/3/2013 at 20:46

Is it possible to go from bangkok to vietnam direct via boat/ship? Any information would be a great help! Thank you! ...

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Viewed 5,493 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by gomesal1 on 20/2/2017 at 05:17

Treking at ko phi Phi AnTreK is hard ?

Posted by Andy25thom on 15/2/2017 at 11:23

Hi. I have book the Antrek phi phi at ko phi phi thailand but I never trek before. I don't now if it's hard Trek or not. The guy when we book online say everybody will finish if you do the first Part of the trek. Somebody have do this first part already? My friend really want do this one because they se many good review of them but I am not the treking guy. I hope I will finish lol I will tell you in one month but if someone know ? Thanks you. ...

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Ko Bulon accommodation

Posted by Bilbo1 on 14/2/2017 at 09:59

Hi, I’ll be heading to Bulon early March and was wondering ifanyone can recommend a good place to stay? I’m looking for something basic,clean and safe close to a nice beach for up to 1500 THB max with twin beds. I’ve already checked out Pansand Resort website but that starts at 1700 Baht. Also, would it be necessary to book ahead or is it safe enough for that time of year to just turn up as I’ve heard that tourism in Thailand is down this year? Cheers, Bilbo. ...

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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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Viewed 5,330 times, with 44 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 17/2/2017 at 06:48

RIP Gill Daley, co-founder of the Soi Dog Foundation

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/2/2017 at 01:57

We've just learned of the passing of Gill Daley, the English co-founder of the Soi Dog Foundation on Phuket . She was just 58. The Phuket News has a good obituary up for her and you can read our coverage of the foundation here. The official site is here. Over the years the foundation has saved thousands of animals and inspired both locals and foreigners alike to volunteer, assist, donate and even adopt animals in need. RIP Gill ...

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Ideas for 1 month in Isaan and North Thailand?

Posted by Kmcgregor1 on 30/1/2017 at 05:41

Hi there I will be in Thailand from the end of March (arrival either 30/31st into Bangkok) for 1 month and would like to visit some areas in Isaan and head north to Chiang Mai (my friends will be there 11th-18th April so i would like to see them on one of those dates. I was wondering what the best route would be for exploring Isaan over 12/14 days whilst heading up to Chiang Mai? I'm interested in temples, nature, walking, maybe couple of days in a city. Once in North Thailand I'd like to v ...

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Taxi from Mae Sai to Chiang Khong

Posted by DeborahInAsia on 11/2/2017 at 04:38

Hi Everyone, I have been unable to find any information about private taxi service in Mae Sai. My boyfriend and I will be crossing the border at Tachileik around midday on Feb 14th, and need to get to Chiang Khong / Huay Xai by that evening to catch a slow boat (already booked) at 8AM on Feb 15th. Ideally we would cross into Laos that evening but could do so early the next morning if necessary. I'd like to avoid having to take a bus to Chiang Rai first. It doesn't seem that there are Ma ...

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Getting from Si Satchanalai to Lampang

Posted by Sknew on 9/2/2017 at 23:11

Can someone tell me how I get from Si Satchanalai to Lampang? Do I rejoin the bus that dropped me off from Sukhothai? Or are there songthaeows (sp) from somewhere? I don't know why I forgot to ask this question in the planning stage. I'm learning how, after all my travel experiences, Thailand manages to bewilder me. I need to travel tomorrow (Saturday)! ...

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Avoid this bus from Bangkok to Kampaeng Phet

Posted by Sknew on 7/2/2017 at 00:13

The 12:30p bus waited for 45 min past departure so far, apparently to fill more seats? There may be a way to embed a photo of the company, but I don't know it. I am beginning to think that I should just have rented a car. ...

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Viewed 337 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 10/2/2017 at 04:18

Visa Extension - How far in advance?

Posted by altmtl on 7/2/2017 at 07:32

Hello, I am a Canadian citizen with a single entry (2 month) visa, which I would like to extend for one month. I entered Thailand Jan.10th & would like to extend it on Feb. 15th - Is this possible? In Krabi? Thank You ...

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Viewed 297 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 9/2/2017 at 07:20


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