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Import Duties to Thailand

Posted by DonH on 19/10/2019 at 07:57

This situation may not apply to many readers/subscribers here, but is currently proving a real headache and timewaster for me. My main activity is cycle touring. For my last trip I brought my bike from Australia, never a problem duty-wise crossing borders. This time I ordered a new high-end bike from the Netherlands to be sent to my Bangkok hotel, with me arriving from Tasmania to meet it. Two weeks on it is stuck in Customs with them demanding over 70000 Baht import duty. The bike is my r ...

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Custom Clothing - Chiang Mai if possible

Posted by LTnHH on 14/10/2019 at 18:58

Hello We will be visiting Thailand (arriving first in Singapore) end of December 2019. I am interested in custom clothing-perhaps a pants/jacket for me (female) and suit for my husband but we are larger than Asian sizes so I want to look into custom options before we leave US. We will be in Chiang Mai Dec 31 for 4 days - I am not sure yet if New Years is a holiday there- and then Bangkok for three days. I would love to be able to head for somewhere at beginning of either city's visit so as ...

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Sea liceLESS swimming areas?

Posted by Ooolga on 10/10/2019 at 07:44

Any suggestions, please...? For now, the only absolute secure place I've found is Ko Muk, and some parts of Lanta and Bulon Le. I visit Thailand in February, mainly to enjoy in swimming, and few times I had awful experiences (Samui, Phangan, Jum) I know not all the people are sensitive to sea lice bites, also that streams which carry these invisible little monsters change, but still hope to here some recommendations from sensitive swimmers... Looking forward to... ...

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Looking for the next koh kut with little more action :)

Posted by Chancho on 5/10/2019 at 06:07

I just found your website through tripadviaor and wow that's some great pictures you are taking! and a very interesting and well written articles! I started exploring the web on thailand since me, my wife and our 2 year old son are travelling to thailand in November and practically got lost on where exactly to go... We started thinking about koh lanta and the surrounding islands, but perhaps you can share your thoughts... We've already been to thailand in koh samui, koh phangan, phuket, koh ph ...

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fixed or floating jetties

Posted by janmanessi on 28/9/2019 at 14:19

can you please tell me if the following islands have fixed or floating jetties Koh Muk/Mook Koh Jum/Po Koh Yao Yai - has the fixed jetty opened now? Silly question for many of you but with mobility issues it would be great to know before deciding Thank you! ...

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Short on time in Bangkok and like walking?

Posted by Dodgydetours on 2/10/2019 at 02:09

Hello I live in Bangkok and love to walk. Always looking for companions on my wanderings. Have a look at www.dodgydetours.com.au and see what you think. There is absolutely no money involved. Just an interesting couple of hours exploring the city. Cheers Paul ...

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Nan - Bo Kleua Loop

Posted by gatoguts on 19/9/2019 at 20:25

I will be going to Nan, and instead of doing the full Bo Kleua "loop" by motorbike, i was thinking of using Pua as my base, staying 3 nights, and going to Bo Kleua only for the day and back to Pua at night. Is this feasible, or would it be better to spend at least one night in Bo Kleua, and continue on to Nan city for the full loop? ...

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Multiple entry Thailand

Posted by FFfietsen on 31/8/2019 at 15:57

Hi, I read you can only travel overland to Thailand twice a calendar year (more often by plane). Is this is correct? And are authorities strict on this? We'll be cycling through SE Asia for 4 months and will cross the Thai Border overland for at least 3, maybe 4 times ...

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Reservations for the Koh Chang/Koh Kood ferries/boats?

Posted by Harry05 on 18/8/2019 at 19:21

Preparing my next trip I would like to go to Koh Changand Koh Kood (and then back to Trat), probably in the beginning of februarynext year. Would it be necessary to make a reservation in advance or can I justshow up and by a ticket (just me with my backpack, no car or bike)? Thanks answering in advance. Harry ...

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Umphang to Thi Lor Su waterfall

Posted by gatoguts on 5/8/2019 at 00:26

Does anyone know how much a car and driver would cost from umphang town to thi lor su waterfall and back to town? ...

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Travel options between Khao Lak and Ban Krut or Prachuap Khiri Khan

Posted by pzakus on 4/7/2019 at 02:48

Hi: We are going to Khao Lak and then to either Ban Krut or Prachuap Khiri Khan. How does one travel between these cities? Thanks. ...

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Ban Krut versus Bang Saphan

Posted by pzakus on 8/6/2019 at 20:56

Hi: Both of these sound pretty laid back. Any comments on either or both would be appreciated. ...

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Avoid Moonhut Bungalows on Koh Samui

Posted by HarleyRiley on 1/7/2019 at 07:44

Recommending that people avoid moonhut bungalows on Koh Samui. Based on travelfish reviews I booked the AC bungalow. Arrived to find out the AC doesn’t work. Staff aren’t really helpful to resolve the issue; three hours later all they offered me is a bungalow with a door that doesn’t lock. So unless you want to sweat to death or get raped and murdered in your sleep, I would pass on moonhut. ...

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Ferry from Chumphon to Koh Phangan.

Posted by CathJones on 27/5/2019 at 13:35

Hello, We want to get the ferry from Chumphon to Koh Phangan to arrive on the 26th July. I think the best option for us is the early morning ferry, but we are also considering a night crossing. Anyone have any advice or recommendations please ? How far in advance should we book our tickets ? Is it cheaper to book with a tour agent in Thailand rather than on line? If we go for the early morning crossing, is there a guest house close by that anyone could recommend please? Thank you , Cath ...

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Spa recommendations for Bangkok, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samui?

Posted by HarleyRiley on 19/5/2019 at 14:55

In addition to checking out thai massage, I also wanted to splurge occasionally on spa days with aromatherapy, body scrubs, etc. Does anyone have recommendations for good but not too pricey spas in Bangkok, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samui? Thanks! ...

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Staying in Hostel Dorms - how much is age a factor?

Posted by exacto on 13/4/2019 at 04:01

The recent post for Ban Rim Nam Hostel near the Phun Phin train station got me thinking about staying in dorm-style hostel accommodation again. I did this a great deal when I was younger, particularly in places like Australia and the United States, but not so much in Thailand, as it wasn't as common an option back then. When I was in my 30's and 40's, I sometimes (but not always) felt made unwelcome by the 20-somethings staying in the dorm rooms, which made me self conscious about it. Now that ...

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3 pairs of kids togs left in Chiang Mai

Posted by goodmclean on 25/4/2019 at 04:46

Hi, we have left some clothing at our guesthouse (Manee house) in Chiang Mai , they will not send them to us. Is there anyone going to Chiang Mai who would be willing to pick the items up (3 pairs of kids togs). We are in no rush, but would like them back eventually as they were birthday presents. We are happy to pay the postage to Brisbane, Australia. Thanks in advance. Any help appreciated. ...

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Krabi and surrounding islands in July ?

Posted by CathJones on 18/4/2019 at 11:14

I’m travelling in Thailand with my husband and teenage daughters for 3 weeks in July/ August. We’d like to spend 3/4 days in Krabi, on or around Railey beach and perhaps head off to some of the islands in that area. I’m a bit concerned about the weather. I would expect downpours as it’s the rainy season, but are the showers short-lived in the main and will there be enough sun to make the most of the lovely beaches? My friend went to Phuket last August and the weather was glorious the ...

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Driving a 4 wheeled vehicle in Thailand....

Posted by khunwilco on 20/4/2019 at 14:59

Driving in Thailand - perception versus reality... ““Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” Foreigners who drive in Thailand frequently turn on the vitriol when it comes to talking about their fellow roads users...automatically excluding themselves from the equation and concomitantly implying that their driving skills are far superior to those of any Thai people..... Self-perception suggests that they are the ...

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New guest house in Phun Phin, near Surat Thani train station

Posted by tilosettmacher on 26/3/2019 at 04:48

Ban Rim Nam is a new, modern hostel style of guest house, offering a dorm and family rooms on affordable prizing. The rooms are airconditioned, for which you need the thick duvets offered. Space is limited, and the location at the river can not promise a quiet night. but their river terrace snack bar is a perfect place to relax in this charmy small town, if you want to spend a night between train and bus and ferry and not stay at the provincial capital. More information on their web presence and ...

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