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What to do with luggage while waiting for Sleeper Train?

Posted by InTheWorld on 21/10/2014 at 22:52

I'm going to be traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the next day or two. I've never taken a train before and thought it would be a great experience. I'm told it's a good value because you get to sleep in it overnight and thus avoid another night in the hotel. But what I don't understand is if I check out at 11am from the hotel, and the train doesn't leave until 6pm, what am I suppose to do with my luggage all day between? ...

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Bike hire in Chiang Mai

Posted by Stevet1961 on 21/10/2014 at 04:41

Does anyone know any good bike hire shops in Chiang Mai? I hired a bike from one guest house, but the brake lever broke (bike was cheap one!). Have seen one company that does tours, but also rents bikes, but cost is 400baht a day which seems way too high. Any advice would be appreciated ...

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Viewed 1,093 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Stevet1961 on 22/10/2014 at 00:46

Do I need a tourist visa for Thailand given my schedule?

Posted by Levesque25 on 18/10/2014 at 19:53

Greetings, I looked at the Visa information section on this site, and I just wanted to ask here on the forum just to be sure. I'm a novice solo-traveler so forgive me for asking. I'm a United States citizen and have a US passport, will be booking a round-trip flight from the US to Thailand, and my schedule is as follows: I'll be arriving in Thailand (BKK) on March 2nd from the US. From Thailand, I'll be heading out to Cambodia (by air) on March 18th. From Cambodia, I'm going back to Thaila ...

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Tarutao: which islands? where to sleep?

Posted by elisorti on 18/10/2014 at 16:53

Hi, everybody. My friends and I are planning our trip to Tarutao for 2/3 days in January and i'd like to have more information about the different islandsof the park. In which one is possible to sleep in bungalow with private bathroom? which one do you suggest us to enjoy the nature and that is easy to reach from Phuket and then to leave to Trang? Thanks a lot ...

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Applied for the wrong visa!

Posted by Sweetpea on 10/10/2014 at 09:13

My husband and I were granted a two-month single entry visa in Denpasar recently. At the time, this was perfect for our needs. But literally two days later, a teaching job opportunity arose for me with a six month contract in Thailand.They will sort out my sponsorship/visa but my husband and I will have to sort out his visa. We should have gotten and double entry, but didn't know at the time. We are not in Thailand yet. What are our options for my husband's situation? He will have two months a ...

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Viewed 1,297 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Sweetpea on 20/10/2014 at 09:02

Thai visa HELP!

Posted by rudder6 on 19/10/2014 at 10:16

Hi all, I am currently in Thailand on the 30 day free entry visa. From here I plan on visiting Laos and Cambodia then back to Thailand for Christmas and new year. I am from uk and I am planning in coming back to Thailand from Cambodia by land (bus or train) will this get me another 30 day entry or is it just 15 days because it is by land and my second arrival in Thailand? I was considering a double entry visa as I will be leaving Thailand after new year to go to Vietnam then coming back for a ...

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visa requirements- full paid ticket back

Posted by aandzy on 18/10/2014 at 23:04

Hello! Me and my friend are traveling to Thailand tomorrow, however we still haven't bought the tickets for our onward journey out of Thailand. We are planning to go to Laos after Thailand and are thinking to take a bus instead of flying, which we would organise when in Thailand. The visa requirements for visa on arrival states that we need to present full paid ticket which is usable within 15 days since the date of entry. Do you think they would issue the visa to us without the tickets? If no ...

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Khao San Road clean up

Posted by sambrown on 14/10/2014 at 23:37

The Bangkok Post reports that Khao San Road is set to undergo a clean up, with some of the new regulations including "a 1m-wide space on footpaths for pedestrians, and that the makeshift stalls will be put away every night after the market closes." A step towards dull sanitisation of a colourful, iconic strip, or a good move to help safety and pedestrians? ...

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Viewed 2,169 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 19/10/2014 at 06:32

Where to get cellphone unlocking software or universal unlocking smartphone SIM card?

Posted by altmtl on 17/1/2014 at 08:33

A friend of mine has asked me if I can pick her up some cell phone unlocking software or universal unlocking smartphone SIM card in Bangkok - I assume I can get this at MBK? Would anyone know the idea of the cost and if it would work in North America? Which is the best choice? And of course reliable... thx ...

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Thailand in 5 weeks

Posted by kitkat85 on 17/10/2014 at 14:53

Hi, I have a rough plan of where we'd like to visit but i would love if someone could advise on the best route and if we are trying to do too much or if there is somewhere else we could fit in. We only have 5 weeks so will probably pre-book internal flights where possible to save on time although i'm interested if there is a train journey that is worth taking for the scenery. Flying from london into Bangkok and then we wish to visit Ko samui/surrounding islands, Phuket/surrounding islands. Chi ...

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Thailand in November...Koh lanta/ koh lipe or koh chang?

Posted by Chad2709 on 10/10/2014 at 05:05

Hi there.... My husband and I will be travelling to Thailand from the 4th November for a week, and can't decide which island to visit? We only want to go to one and have nice beaches, snorkelling and maybe some hiking to see natural sights. Not into noisy night life! Want somewhere reasonably easy to travel to from Bangkok and not too touristy. We were also wanting to find self catering there any? All seem to be resorts including breakfast and need to eat out every night? ...

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Viewed 7,364 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Chad2709 on 14/10/2014 at 13:14

Which Beach - Bang Saen - Koh Samet or Hua Hin?

Posted by altmtl on 13/10/2014 at 18:38

I've looked at the descriptions here on TF & checked out a few reviews on TA. But the question remains... Which one? I've been to Cha am. (about 5 years ago) I thought it was OK, but not on the weekend. Looking for a nice affordable beach for 3-4 days during the week near BK Koh Samet seems to have the nicest beaches, but food a guesthouses seem pricey Bang Saen appears affordable with cheap food but a lousy beach Hua Hin seems a bit pricey too, but has good food options & the beach s ...

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Viewed 2,287 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 13/10/2014 at 21:43

Sleep Sheet-Is It Necessary?

Posted by jcro on 30/9/2014 at 12:08

Hello! I was reading some feedback on several posts regarding bringing some sort of sleep sheet to Thailand and am still not sure one way or the other. We are going to be backpacking for about a month starting in early November so I wanted to know if I need to add a sleep liner to my "must pack" list. Thanks for any input! J ...

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Anti-depressants in Thailand?

Posted by roro1990 on 11/10/2014 at 10:54

Hi, I'm coming to Thailand soon with a stopover in Dubai and I can't bring my SSRI's with me as I lost the prescription (and a quick bit of research tells me bringing medication without a prescription into UAE is a terrible idea). Just wondering does anyone here know if they are readily available to buy over the counter in BKK? I take Zoloft. And if it's possible to buy OTC, which pharmacy is good? ...

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Viewed 2,550 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 13/10/2014 at 09:17

Chiang Mai taxi share to Doi Suthep

Posted by rudder6 on 13/10/2014 at 01:03

Hello! Anyone in Chiang Mai planning on visiting Doi Suthep within the next couple of days fancy sharing a taxi with me and my girlfriend? Both from Uk 24 and 25 year old. Looking to keep costs down and sharing a taxi seems best way to do this! Roughly 50thb there and 50thb back of we have enough people to make it worthwhile for the driver. Thanks Greg ...

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Posted by kopite on 12/10/2014 at 22:51

Hello I plan to visit Krabi Town and make it a base to some some trips from. Does anyone have any suggestions of a cheap place to stay and good trips to do from the town. I will probably spend about 5 days there. Thanks in advance ...

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Viewed 1,736 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 13/10/2014 at 08:32

TC's now 153 baht instead of 33 to exchange...

Posted by altmtl on 12/10/2014 at 22:49

I guess I was out of the loop, but the fee for changing TC's in Thailand is now 153 baht instead of 33 since March '14 - WTF! Not that many people use them any more, but now just going to an ATM makes more sense as most branches charge - 150 - 180 baht on a max withdrawal which is usually 20,000. SuperRich & Vasu are good options if you have cash, but otherwise... ...

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Viewed 1,001 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 13/10/2014 at 07:10

12 Nights in Thailand - 3 Days in Bangkok - what to do with the other 9?

Posted by jamtastx on 12/10/2014 at 12:06

Hi guys, Just came across the forum a couple of days ago and some really good information on here. Myself and by boyfriend are headed to Bangkok from Brussels - arriving Sunday morning the 19th. We are nature lovers who love adventure and not really up for the touristy spots. We never the less plan to spend 2 or 3 nights in Bangkok but afterwards we're not sure. There's so much to see! We'd like to split things between trekking and spending some times in either the lake or the sea. We would ha ...

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Famous Bamboo Tattoo Artist in Thailand?

Posted by rsthomas on 27/8/2008 at 09:55

Hello! I am looking for a recommendation for a tattoo artist in Thailand. There are so many places and artists, but I would really like to get it done by someone who is well known with the bamboo practice. If you can give me any sort of referral, I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers~! ...

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Udon Thani to Bueng Kan - bus times

Posted by stekmer on 6/10/2014 at 00:30

Hi, I'm planning a trip from Bangkok to Udon Thani to Bueng Kan to Nakhon Phanom to Sakon Nakhon and then back to Bangkok - for 2 weeks in early Feb 2015. I was planing an early flight into Udon Thani and then to catch a bus out the same day. Can anyone help with information on bus schedules from Udon Thani to Bueng Kan? Thanks in advance for any information. ...

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