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Getting a SIM card on Phuket airport

Posted by Binibabe on 22/8/2016 at 12:01

Hi everyone, I will be travelling to Phuket in October (sailing, yay!) and I am trying to find out about getting a SIM card at Phuket airport. I've read that True seems to operate a little shop at the airport by now (not the freebie SIM cards), and someone told me that the convenience stores are no longer allowed to sell SIM cards because of the registration process... Can someone give me more information? Does True (or also other mobile companies) have a shop at the airport now and ...

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4 days in koh samui

Posted by mukul on 25/8/2016 at 13:34

Hi me and my girl friend will reach bangkok on 29th september 5 am and we are thinking of staying in bangkok on that day and take an island transfer to samui from airasia on 30th september and back to bangkok on 5th october.Need some help in terms of * whether to stay close to the Don Meuang airport on 29th september as want to board an early morning flight(7 am) the next day *whether to stay in koh samui and do day tours of koh phanghan and koh tao or stay there as well Keeping in mind that we ...

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Things to do

Posted by WWOOF on 30/8/2016 at 13:09


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Best way to get to the Islands from Chiang Mai, Quiet Island, Returning home from Phuket

Posted by Buffalosoldier on 14/6/2015 at 16:41

Hi, I will be travelling to Thailand on 9th of October. I am going to catch a plane to Chiang Mai in the morning of 10th of October and stay there for 5-6 days. I am planning to rent a bike there and wonder around Chiang Mai area., do the loop ect. After that, around 15th o 16th of October I would like to get to the Islands and stay there until departure from Phuket on the 24th of Oct. I think I have 2 questions. I am looking for a quiet Island or two, less developed are better, I would p ...

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Solo Travel in south east Asia.

Posted by coco102472 on 19/8/2016 at 00:09

Hello, I am a female living in the US and I plan to travel to SE Asia during the summer months next year (i.e., July/August). I'd like to visit at least two countries, but hopefully three with Thailand definitely being one. This will be my first solo trip and I'd appreciate any guidance I can get (e.g., best countries to visit at that time, safety issues, travel agent or not, cities and/or sites to see, etc,). I look forward to any responses that may guide me in the right direction. Thank you. ...

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VOA fee to double 27 September 2016

Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/8/2016 at 10:45

Visa on arrival (VOA) which applies to 19 nationalities (Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) is set to increase twofold on 27 September 2016 from 1000 to 2000 Baht. Visa-exempt entry for 50 nationalities (US/UK/EU/AU/NZ/etc.) remains unchanged. ...

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Quickest route to Don Muang

Posted by Sarahkpd on 14/8/2016 at 12:53

Hi all, I only have a short time in bangkok and want to make the most of my time. I'm flying to phuket from DM at 8:45pm on the 12th, what's the quickest way to the airport from koh San road area? TIA Sarah ...

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Best place in Phuket for 25 f solo traveller

Posted by Sarahkpd on 14/8/2016 at 13:59

Hi all, I will be doing my PADI in Phuket from 13-15 November before joining a tour group to go island hopping on the 16th. I will be arriving from Bangkok late evening on the 12 and will need a place to stay for 4 nights close to the diving school. I prefer authentic to touristy vibes but still want somewhere that there will be lots of other solo travellers and groups to hang out with rather than honeymooners and families. The diving company has suggested the following areas: Patong, ...

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Place to stay

Posted by Leew1 on 8/8/2016 at 03:16

stayed at an awesome place in ban amphur centrally located to loads of things it's called mangoes motel well worth a look if your in the area ...

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quiet beach house for a few months.

Posted by fujimiro on 1/6/2016 at 13:18

Hi, I need to move out of my current city for 2-3 months in order to do some studies/research. Thus, looking for a quiet place, preferably in southern Thailand. I've got a pretty clear picture of what I need, the basic requirements follow: - quiet and relatively secluded, - detached beach house or beach bungalow (but more sturdy that just a bamboo hut) suitable for 2, - definitely located very close to a beach and overlooking the sea, - on the mainland - I will take my road bicycle with me and ...

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Bicycle Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand :)

Posted by immuhaha on 6/8/2016 at 05:53

We are now open ! Spinning Bear Bicycle Hostel, the hostel for cyclists in Nawamin 14, Bangkok, Thailand is ready to welcome all travelers. Special ! Free transfer from Suvarnabhumi or Don Muang Airport and Hua Mak Airport Rail Link for all 20 first booking ! Our Bicycle Shop is also just opposite the road. If there're any problems with your bike just don't worry, we can help. Special facilities and services for all cyclists: - Free easy local breakfast - Large bicycle storage area - Bicycle ...

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Traveling for 5 weeks to Vietnam and Thailand Solo

Posted by wags3671 on 1/6/2016 at 19:25

I am a 58 year old solo woman traveling to Vietnam and Thailand during the month of October into the first week of November. While there I am looking to volunteer at an orphanage or school in either country. I welcome any suggestions/tips or recommendations as to how I should go about locating the above. Additionally, any recs for hotels with AC. Below is the first go at my itinerary. Hanoi - 5 days Hoi An - 4 days Ho Chi Minh - 1 week Chiang Mia - 1 week Thai Islands - TDB Bangkok - 1 week ...

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Base for a couple of months

Posted by helenclaireaz on 24/6/2016 at 02:59

Hi advice appreciated as to where to base ourselves for a couple of months. Mid range priced accommodation on a resort/beach ideal. Not a party place but not too quiet or somewhere within reach reach of 'civilisation'. We would like to do a bit of island hoping maybe staying somewhere for a couple of nights. Probably fly into Bankok and spend a few days there sightseeing before moving on. We've never visited Thailand before and on doing my research it all seems very bewildering, so much choi ...

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Dentist on Koh Phagnan?

Posted by mreiss on 26/11/2014 at 20:03

I just found out I need a root canal on one tooth. I'm leaving for Thailand in a couple days and don't have time to have it done at home. We'll be on Koh Phagnan for 3 weeks starting Dec 9. Does anyone know of a good dentist there? ...

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Cooking Class

Posted by Vivamar on 3/8/2016 at 17:20

Can anyone recommend a good cooking class in Bangkok? I was reading up on Chef Leez...any feedback would be appreciated. ...

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night ferry from surat thani to koh tao ?

Posted by ras12139 on 31/7/2016 at 04:04

has anyone been on this said ferry ? how long does it take ? how much is it ? how do i get to the the actual boarding place and at what time ? can you actually sleep on the ferry ? i know a lot of questions . thanks in advance ! p.s. ill be taking the bus from krabi town to surat thani . (so any cheap way of getting from the bus stop to the port ? ) ...

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Alternative to Hua Hin for December

Posted by Bigianws on 20/4/2016 at 09:06

Hi My wife and myself will be visiting Thailand for several weeks in December. We have been to Kamala Beach in Phuket, Koh Samui and Hua Hin on previous trips and are considering returning to Hua Hin again. Should we consider any other places? We want a mature town as opposed to a recent tourist resort along with decent food options, markets, a nice beach and some evening entertainment with live bands. Thanks in anticipation, Ian ...

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Long Term Rental on Koh Chang required from July 2015

Posted by Aarontnicholls on 21/6/2015 at 04:17

Hi all, we are looking for a 1 or 2 month rental on Koh Chang from late June or early July 2015. We are a mature expat couple with no pets, no kids and non smoking. Budget 10,000 - 25,000 baht per month. Must have: aircon (at least in bedroom) car park wifi kitchen (stove top or gas burner - we want to practice Thai cooking) Fridge Furnished (double bed) Secure - lockable Like to have: bedding, towels, linen pot, pans, cooking utensils (kitchen stuff) crockery, plates, bowls, cutlery close to ...

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to and from don muang airport .

Posted by ras12139 on 30/7/2016 at 10:26

Hi , How are you guys ? So my friend and i have planned a trip to Thailand and we'll be landing at don muang airport at 11.55 pm on the 10th of august . so im going to assume it'll be 3 am by the time we get to exit the aiport . (after visa, baggage claim , immigration etc) and we are super tight on budget . ( only have 2500 baht each for 3 days in bangkok) . so i was thinking we'll take the train from there to hua lanphong station and get a taxi from there to where ever we are staying. [ 1) ...

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Stages of expat

Posted by Captain_Bob on 30/7/2016 at 10:49

Expat culture shock in developing country. Funny/sad/true. I go between stages 3-4-5 on a regular basis ...

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