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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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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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Advise for a family traveling June-July

Posted by yearn2travel on 22/3/2018 at 06:23

Our family plans to travel mid June to mid July to SEA. We have always made our own set itinerary but with it being the rainy season we thought crowds would be lower and traveling without a set plan could provide more flexibility to change depending on the weather. Would anyone advise going to Khao San Road to pick an island to visit in late June? Are there plenty of travel agents in that area that could steer us to a quite beach that has a local vibe? Is booking with a travel agent in there ...

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Don meuang airport transit

Posted by kelliepnz on 13/1/2018 at 14:41

Hey we are planning flight from Chiang mai to krabi which will mean an 8hr stop over at airport. Can we leave the airport between flights? The flights are with different airlines. Thanks in advance ...

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Ferry from Yao Yai to Phi Phi

Posted by Indu on 23/8/2017 at 22:00

Hi, I'm planning to spend a couple of days on Yao Yai in end- November, a night in Phi Phi and 3-4 days in Koh Mook. Is it possible to get a boat (ferry) directly from Yao Yai to Phi Phi or do I need to go back to Phuket and head from there? I don't want to hire a pvt speedboat as it seems expensive. Apologies if someone has already posted this, I'm really hoping the good folk here can help out! ...

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Thai train service

Posted by kelliepnz on 27/1/2018 at 23:46

Can anyone please tell me if they have purchased a train ticket on-line via thairailwayticket.com ? Looking into doing this from home country NZ before I travel. Thanks ...

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travel insurance for a 69 year old

Posted by tanglz on 4/1/2018 at 09:59

We are looking for recommendations for a travel insurance company for my father who is 69 and resident in france. World nomads won't insure him as he is over 66 and saga won't insure him as he isn't a residant of the UK! We will be travelling for 1 month in Thailand with him.... ...

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At David - Wat Suthat

Posted by Tilapia on 27/2/2018 at 13:14

Hi David, I followed the latest Soapbox to your Twitter feed and saw the image of the Wat Suthat signs, and the comment that "Wat Suthat in Bangkok has raised its ticket for foreigners from 20 to 100 baht. Free for Thais." You should also have added that after sundown, the best time to visit Wat Suthat, the ticket booth is closed. At that time the temple is free for everyone, and it's open 24 hours to the best of my knowledge. Cheers, Tilapia ...

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Chiang Mai food tours?

Posted by Danila on 22/2/2018 at 04:18

Greetings, sorry if this has already been posted about, I searched several times, different key words, but couldn't find anything. Currently enjoying Chiang Mai. We have another 10 days or so here, have been enjoying wandering around, and following some of TF's recommendations. Does anyone have a recommendation for either a walking or perhaps cycling foodie tour of Chiang Mai? We often eat at night market stalls, but not speaking the language makes it a bit tricky to dive deeper into the local c ...

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Diving in Thailand February?

Posted by Danila on 25/10/2017 at 10:42

Greetings, we're planning a bit more SE Asia, and looking to the wonderful Travelfish team for some answers again please! Background: older couple, 20+ years diving, lots of places! We know that Thailand tends to be more of a learning to dive place, but with about 6 weeks in country, we're thinking of spending a week or so diving. Timeframe is February, so I think both east and west are pretty ok weatherwise. We've decided against a liveaboard, as it's just a bit too intense for us, we prefer 2- ...

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