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Have you already bought a guidebook? Will you?

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/9/2015 at 19:36

Shooting the breeze this morning to a friend in the same field about Q&A travel forums (like this one Trip Advisor, Thorntree etc etc) and she suggested (jokingly) that people should be asked if they have already purchased a guidebook to the country they're asking about. Technically this would be really easy to set up! But jokes aside, I think some of the questions are indeed just lazyweb at work (it's easier to ask the question online than open a guidebook) but if you're not buying a guide ...

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What route should I take - Thailand - Laos - Cambodia - Vietnam?

Posted by LeenieMac on 8/10/2015 at 15:58

Hi Everyone, Would be really grateful for some advice on a travel route. I arrive in Bangkok on Jan 31st 2016 for 5 months and plan to visit Thailand, Cam, Viet, Laos, Indo, Malaysia. I would like to take part in the Sihanoukville Half Marathon in Cambodia on March 6th and need to know how easy / feasible it is to travel as follows: Bangkok - Laos - Cambodia - Vietnam - Malaysia - Indonesia. Travel wise how easy will it be to connect to these countries in this sequence? I really want to ...

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bangkok to chiang mai, fly or train

Posted by tanglz on 7/10/2015 at 10:19

Hi We are planning our first trip to Thailand for Feb. next year with our 3 kids aged 15, 9 and 4. Flying into Bangkok and going straight up to Chiang Mai for the first week but can't find much info about the overnight train or how to book it, if indeed I need to. Have seen a few comments and would like to know peoples suggestions on whether to take the train or to fly directly up there?? We are then planning to go over to Cambodia for a couple of days then back into Thailand to head south ...

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Need some advice.

Posted by Mayb31 on 4/10/2015 at 08:33

Hi,I hope you have som advice for us. We are are a family with small children. We are seeking paradise beaches where we can play,swim,snorkel and more. We have visited Koh Samui and Kih Tao,and want to try out other destinations,so we have been looking at Ko Lipe and/or Ko Chang and surrounding islands. We have to travel in June/July because of school holiday. But we are getting quite confused now, because some say DONT go there at that time of year,because of strong current ...

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What does it really cost to live in Bangkok at an expat?

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/7/2015 at 07:18

This is a great, very detailed cost breakdown for living in Bangkok as a European expat. The author has a conservative approach (note the insurance) without a big spend on booze, and this reads pretty on the money to me. Sure you could spend less -- you could also spend a lot more -- but I thought it is a handy counterpoint to the "living in Bkk on 350baht a day" stuff that tends to get a lot of traction online. ...

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Visa exempt reentry

Posted by chronofar on 25/9/2015 at 11:55

I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the visa entry requirements in Thailand. I am from a visa exempt country and was there for 10 days in August before heading to Laos and a day early September to renew the Laos visa for 30 days. I'm now looking to reenter again to see Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai but am having trouble figuring out the best way. Does the 30 day exemption reset after leaving and coming back or is it cumulative for some period of time? Can I extend the stay without a visa or would ...

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Musical instruments in Thailand

Posted by Valieman on 25/9/2015 at 17:12

Hi there! I'm new on this forum and i'm planning to go to Thailand next year (first time outside Europe!). I'm really interested in music and musical instruments and i want to ask you guys if there are any nice places where i can see people crafting musical instruments. I already found an area in Bangkok (Thon Buri) where flutes are made, but i was wondering if there are other places (for example in the North-East, direction Ubon Ratchathani) where people are making drums, stringed instruments ...

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Advice on visiting Bangkok, the islands and Siem Reap in one trip?

Posted by cthailanduk on 24/9/2015 at 08:38

Hi all - myself and a few friends will be coming to Thailand in late February/early March. We'll be getting return flights into Bangkok as this works out cheaper, and will have about 2 weeks for the trip. We'd like to spend a couple of days in Bangkok, get down to the islands - either around Ko Samui or towards Krabbi/Phi Phi, and if possible, get to Angkor Watt in Cambodia. I've been to Vietnam before but missed Siem Reap and figure if I'm so close again, I need to make time to check it o ...

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which are the safest & largely scam-free cities in Thailand?

Posted by LK023 on 25/6/2015 at 04:37

hi, as the perception goes, and probably rightly so, most of Thailand is full of scams and sometimes even crimes and other things. so to you who are experienced, as of now, which are the safest and largely scam-free cities/towns in Thailand?.. any places where most Thais are good people & honest?.. ...

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Looking for up to date info on buying 3G sim card for 2weeks Journey

Posted by Buffalosoldier on 16/9/2015 at 15:45

Hi All, I am looking for some up to date info about buying 3G Sim card mainly for Mobile Internet use. All the info about the plans I came across online is very complicated. I will be using for the period of 2-3 weeks for maps etc. Any particular provider/plan with generous data allowance and attractive price out there? Many thanks for any input. ...

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Viewed 1,122 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Buffalosoldier on 22/9/2015 at 10:07

(METV) Multiple entry tourist visa for Thailand available from November 13, 2015

Posted by Captain_Bob on 21/9/2015 at 23:24 For those wanting to hop in/out with minimal hassle and don't mind the expense. Let's just see how long this genius idea lasts ...

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Viewed 1,912 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 22/9/2015 at 09:41

Northeastern Thailand updates

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/9/2015 at 08:25

Just a headsup that we've just finished updating another swath of our Northeastern Thailand coverage, with updated coverage for Udon Thani Nakhon Phanom That Phanom Khon Kaen and Mukdahan along with adding new coverage for the very little visited Sakhon Nakhon - home to one of Thailand's largest parasite infested lakes (and some cool temples Big thanks to David for the updates - enjoy your holidays - and just want to say even though I'm in food-centre Penang at the moment, inputt ...

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Travel guide in Thailand

Posted by JRMiles on 14/9/2015 at 08:05

Hello everybody! Tell me please how can I hire a tour guide in Thailand online? In two months I will have a trip to Thai, and would like to visit not only popular touristic sites but "unknown" and still interesting places to see. To make my journey interesting I looked for tour guide on 2Polyglot as resource for them but yet have some problems with it. So, could you give me an advise where to look for guide? Thanks a lot ...

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No more visa free entry to Thailand from Cambodia

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/9/2015 at 15:46

Agh here we go again. Thailand has stopped ALL visa free entry via its land borders with Cambodia. Effective immediately. This means regardless of your nationality if you were planning on entering Thailand via a land crossing with Cambodia you now MUST get a visa beforehand. More details are available on this Thaivisa thread I'd expect this to inconvenience A LOT of travellers. Will add more as it develops. ...

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Viewed 6,114 times, with 15 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 17/9/2015 at 07:18

Living in Thailand - Help Please!!

Posted by FyreFaery on 14/9/2015 at 06:06

Hi there, I am thinking about going to live in Thailand from mid October to March (about 5 months). I would like to rent a small cheap studio or one bedroom apartment for that time on an Island. I work online wherever I go and will need a good wifi connection. My friends have said there might be some reasonably priced accommodation on the far side of Koh Samui? But I don't know anyone who has actually lived there. Can anyone give me some advice on the rental prices of small houses /apartm ...

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Viewed 1,151 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by FyreFaery on 16/9/2015 at 23:37

Bomb in central Bangkok

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/8/2015 at 08:44

Tonight a bomb exploded in central Bangkok, near the Erawan Shrine. Media is currently reporting at least 12 dead and 20 injured. The bomb went off at around 7pm Bangkok time. The story is still developing, and there are reports of other bombs found and defused nearby. Media reports include: CNA and BBC ...

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6 days chiang Mai and Pai too litte?

Posted by Thefinebalance on 8/9/2015 at 07:22

Hi all Spending a month in Thailand with the aim of starting in Bangkok for three days and then heading ing to chiang Mai and Pai for 6. Is this enough to really and do everything? should I extend my time there. following the north, the plan is to do some island hopping in the south. ...

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Booking hotel in advance- high season

Posted by sia640 on 7/9/2015 at 17:32

I am planning on traveling to Thailand in late December/early January and am wondering about booking hotels now. The plan is to fly in and out of Bangkok (I have a hotel in Bangkok already) and then traveling to Chiang Mai for a week. Then I will fly down to Krabi for another 10 days. I don't know if I will stay in Krabi the whole time which is why I'm not sure I should book accommodation yet. Also, I hear that you can just show up and pay much less than you would have if you had booked earl ...

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Initial Reactions to Chiang Mai as New American Expat

Posted by RstephenB on 6/9/2015 at 00:14

I had been researching expat destinations for several years and Chiang Mai always seemed to rise to the top in many of the critical ares of consideration. I did a consult with Angela and Chris who produce the "Tieland to Thailand" blog and site and found their input enormously helpful. I had never been to Asia before but am totally open to the change. I arrived August 24 from Vancouver, B.C. It turned out to be the best price for Business Class from the West Coast of North America, I ...

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Anyone Experience with 12goAsia

Posted by fergal28 on 4/9/2015 at 10:22

I Just booked my Train from 12goasia. They were reccomended on the Seat61 Website.I am just curious if anyone has used them before and If So Where is their office located. They Say In their email "You need to pick up this ticket at any time between 10:00 and 20:00 at our counter opposite Bangkok's Hua Lampong train station in the DOB Building. At least 60 minutes before departure. The easiest way to get there is by MRT or taxi. Take MRT exit 1 and you will see the DOB Building after 30 mete ...

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