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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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Viewed 96,560 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 14,617 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/11/2006 at 18:17

3 Days in Bangkok

Posted by GratefulGypsies on 19/1/2017 at 12:41

Hey TF community! We just finished a post that was a long time in the making - 3 Days in Bangkok. Would love some feedback from Bangkok experts or fellow travelers. We didn't really like the city so much on our first visit, but after coming back quite a few times it's become our favorite in Asia. With a good plan I think you can have an amazing few days here - far too many people skip over Bangkok just to catch a plane to an island. If you ask me, sitting on a beach is only fun for a day or two ...

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Motorbike rental in Ubon Ratchathani

Posted by lucasan on 19/1/2017 at 00:21

Since we found Ubon a surprisingly nice place we decided to stay longer and visit the surrounding area. The hotel gave us a well done tourist map with many places not on any guide. She told us of a motorbike rental in town: Jay Jay Car and Motorcycles Hire, Nakhonban Rd corner to Sappasit Rd, it's on Google maps, 250 Baht a day or 1500 Baht a week. They claim to be open from 8 AM but we found it closed at 10.30 AM. The owner speaks good english and on the phone (+66 89 625 5823) she told us the ...

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Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) bus station, buses to Phimai and Nang Rong

Posted by lucasan on 18/1/2017 at 23:49

We found the bus station in Khorat (Nakhon Ratchasima) somewhat confusing. Infact finding the platforms where buses to Phimai or to Nang Rong (Phanom Rung) leave can be hard because routes are written only in Thai... and no one spoke any english. To help other travelers the bus stop nr 12 is going to Nong Rang, departures every hour from 6 AM, after 12 noon buses are not so frequent. Trip takes about 2 hours and tickets (70 Baht) are sold before boarding from the man near the colum ...

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1st time in thiland

Posted by Suzk77 on 18/1/2017 at 07:32

Hi I'm planning on trip to thiland with my daughter who's 11. I'm thinking krabi - ko lanta 1st may. Can any suggest family friendly guest houses ?which beaches to visit? Daughter fancied beach hut but had mixed reviews on that. ...

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Vipassana Meditation at Wat Doi Thusep near Chiang Mai

Posted by skinny1 on 18/1/2017 at 21:11

Folks Tomorrow I will finish and check out from my 10-day course at Wat Doi Suthep. I will be in Chiang Mai for the day from about 10am. If you are interested in going to Wat Doi Suthep I can tell you about it and you can have my 10-day old white clothes and scarf (meditation uniform) for half price ($13). Email Robert at kittyandrobert1@gmail.com. RH ...

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the CURRENTLY FREE Single Entry Tourist Visa available in Laos

Posted by endless2 on 18/1/2017 at 01:29

i all, I am not a traveler as such right now as I have been living in Laos. Affected by new entry restrictions to Thailand i am seeking information from people who have applied for the SIngle Entry Tourist Visa to Thailand, which currently happens to be free at consulates worldwide for visa arrivals from permitted countries. Preferably I am seeking information from people who applied for the said Single Entry Tourist Visa (which is free until Feb 28) in Vientiane, Laos but info from applicants f ...

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Viewed 158 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 18/1/2017 at 19:15

ferries from phi phi to ko yao yai

Posted by jwgacy on 15/12/2009 at 03:18

Please can someone tell me a website or any info on ferries from phi phi to ko yao yai, I have spent the last 4 night searching and very little info it seems thow we must go to Phuket which seems silly so any ifo would be nice jw ...

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Travelling from Phuket Airport to Phi Phi

Posted by Rene4 on 13/11/2016 at 22:15

ive got a flight which gets into Phuket airport at 10am, I want to meet some friends in Phi Phi the same day so need to get to the pier and then a ferry to the island. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get from the AirPort to the island, shall I book a ferry in advance or just try and get a deal at the pier? How much will it all cost? Thanks in advance for your help! ...

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Some guides are absent or messed up

Posted by Sknew on 17/1/2017 at 04:49

Hi guys. The main Kampaeng Phet guide (as opposed to the free one) seems to have a broken link. I downloaded the free version. Also, I don't see downloadable guides for Bangkok or Chiang Mai. I'm using an Android phone to browse, so it's possible that this plays a role in my problems... ...

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SE Asia Vaccinations

Posted by mattocmd on 4/9/2007 at 22:57

Hello everyone, Great website! I just bought the Vietnam Central Highlands guide and I would recommend it to anyone. It seems like a great destination for those looking to get off the same traveled path. Anyway I have a question about vaccinations. My friend and I are flying to Bangkok on 10/8/07. We are going to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai and Phuket. She is leaving from there and I am staying in SE Asia for about 3 more months. I will travel to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and maybe Myanma ...

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Sth thailand floods

Posted by Pamanderson on 15/1/2017 at 18:25

we are travelling to kho ngai begining of feb for a few days of r&r after other travels. Have booked at kho ngai but wonderering whats happening with floods. I know the trang river is still very swollen and heard ferrys were having to get through 3/4 metre waves even on the west coast. Has anyone taken a long boat or ferry recently and how was it. Im not great on the water and so not so good with bumpy rides. Any idea how long the ferry would take from port outside trang. Thanks Thanks ...

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Camelia Resort, Kanchanaburi

Posted by Herbie47 on 16/1/2017 at 07:13

This is in the TF guide but read on google it now permanently closed. Reviews were bad anyway. Just shows how quick some places seem to change. Anyway if anyone can confirm this is closed then the guide can be amended. ...

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What Island should we stay on in Thailand after Bangkok?

Posted by adanma92 on 13/1/2017 at 12:20

Hi, my boyfriend and I (in our mid-twenties) will be going to Thailand in April for the first time, for 2 weeks. We are spending 3 days in Bangkok and want to spend the rest of the holiday relaxing and exploring one of the Islands. I was going to do Phuket but have read so many discouraging things about it online. Should we fly to Krabi instead or the Phi Phi Islands? I'm having a really hard time deciding, any help or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks! ...

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Booking hotels well in advance

Posted by NamManao on 10/1/2017 at 18:25

Sorry... already asked and answered, I just realized! ...

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Family Accommodation in Kanchanaburi

Posted by goodmclean on 13/12/2016 at 03:44

First time users of the forum. We are a family of 5 (kids 9, 7, 5) looking for family friendly accommodation in Kanchanaburi around the beginning/middle of March 2017. We are travelling in the backpacker/flashpacker range, but are hoping to get accommodation with a swimming pool and be in a great location as we are keen to walk most places. We don't mind the backpacker scene, but we don't want to be next to a pub with music blaring until 2am! Does anyone have any good suggestions? ...

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Diving Schools for Young Teens

Posted by BaliThai on 28/12/2016 at 17:35

I am traveling to Koh Tao in June, 2017 with my two daughters who will be 12 and 15 at that time. We are looking into getting our PADI open water certifications while in Koh Tao, and we hoped someone had good recommendations (preferably based on personal experience) for dive schools that are particularly good with young teens. We've looked at the articles on TravelFish related to diving on Koh Tao, and we'd also love hearing from people's experiences, good, bad, otherwise with the various dive ...

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