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I am a holder of a British passport and am flying, with Jet Airways from Heathrow to Bangkok with a change over in Mumbai airport. The stop over time is a total of 1 hour 30 minutes on the outbound and return journeys. Does anyone know if a transit visa required?
I am considering heading up to Had Yao, early next week(currently in Thong Sala) and have Googled for bunglows there and most seem to be 1,500-3,000 Baht. Are there any decent(fan, hot shower, okay even a cold shower will do) bungalows there for less than 1,000 Baht or even at1,000 Baht or am I dreaming(I realize that it is"peak season")? It does not have to be beachfront/view, but I can't do the Sherpa thing up a hillside any longer, either. Any helpful and constructive comments, would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for some advice on moving to one of these towns, and which would be preferable. I am considering job options in both Mae Sot and Sanklaburi.
Both jobs sound interesting and professionally rewarding. Both are a 1 year commitmtent. I lived in Sangkla 10 years ago for about 6 months and was quite happy there. I loved the peace and the beauty. But this time around I'll be moving with my boyfriend, a chef, and am not sure if he would be able to find interesting work or anything to keep himself occupied there. I am also not sure how much things have changed there.
I am confused about the lifestyle in Mae Sot. Some people seem to find the town endearing, and others say it is depressing, crime-ridden, and generally awful. It sounds interesting and the surroundings quite beautiful to me, but I don't want to live somewhere with a "depressing" vibe for a year!!!!
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I meant the island of Ko Chang from previos post
Just wondering if anyone knows where I can swim on some reef and pretty coral that I can scooter to here on the Island of Co Chang.I can swim a mile or so round trip pretty easy ,so I have some range. Can't afford boat trips evevryday bur I can scooter almost everywhere. Appreciate the info
Please can someone tell me If there is a bus from Bangkok to Laos.
Me and my friend are backpacking and will be in Bangkok at the end of the month for a few days and want to get a bus to Laos. Is this possible? If so can someone give me some more information about how we would go about booking it an also price, and how many hours it would take roughly. I'm guessing it's an over night one which would be good.
has anyone processed their Indian tourist visa application directly with VFS recently?
Can you tell me something more about their service?
More specifically, I am worried about the processing time. The website says it can take from 6 working days up to 6 weeks.... Not so great when you want to book a flight there...
I have a Belgian passport, my travel partner has Philippines passport. Do you think we can count on 6 working days?
Hello! Recently got back from an amazing trip to Thailand. Thought I would share my itinerary, as it was absolutely perfect for a traveller of my age/type. If you're looking to do the same thing, here's a little about me so you can see if this type of trip fits you too:
Girl, late 20s/early 30s, traveling solo, looking to do a variety of activities, truly understand aspects of Thai culture, try out some new things, get some exercise, eat some awesome food (especially street food).
So here goes...enjoy, and happy travels!
Best Thailand Itinerary for a Girl in her late 20s early 30s
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok. Stay at NapPark Hostel at Khao San – if woman traveling alone, pay the extra $$ to stay in Ladies’ Napspace
Day 2: Explore Bangkok (NapPark Hostel), get fitted for a suit to pick up at the end of your trip, then take the overnight train/bus to Krabi (Bangkok to ... more »
Hi, I use e-cigarettes which atomise nicotine juice at a designated rate. This is a replacement for smoking, which I've now been off for over 6 months now.
I gather that the maximum for imported cigarettes is a paltry 200, but does anyone have any idea if there are any restrictions to how much nicotine juice for ecigs can be taken through customs?
I was hoping to take 500mls of juice through, in three different bottles (different flavoured juices) with me to last me a considerable time as I suspect it wont be readily available to buy in Thailand, or the neighbouring countries I hope to be visiting.
I'm planning on going to Thailand at the end of March/early April for about 4 weeks. Three of those weeks I will be travelling alone.
First off, what would you say is approximately a good budget for one month's worth of travelling in Thailand? I'm planning on staying in hostels or dorms and eating local (stall) food as opposed to dining out in restaurants frequently. As well, since I'll be solo for a good chunk, I don't really plan on drinking/partying much. I'm more interested in sightseeing/cycling/trekking around the country, and getting to and from places via buses and trains, where possible.
So, that being said, would around $30 (CAD) a day (to a max of $50-60 for splurge days) be sufficient?
Thanks in advance!
First I must apologize, as this is a repost from the southeast Asia forum. It was suggested I might get more info in the Thailand section, an excellent point. That said:
After doing a considerable amount of research, I am now hitting up my fellow travelers for confirmation. I am planning a Thailand trip in April, starting in the north and then heading to the southern islands and beaches for two weeks. I am a female in my early thirties and while I don't mind younger travelers in the least, my goal is not to be in a party environment. I don't plan on doing late night activities all that much, yet I do want to be around other travelers. My goal is to spend one week in a more remote area that has amazing scenery and beaches where I can just chill, snorkel and eat good food. Then i would love one week in a more visited spot where I can meet up with others and interact with the culture mo... more »
im a German girl traveling overland from Europe to Australia. Im currently on the Andaman Islands in Port Blair and im looking for a boat to crew with to Thailand! So if you need a helping hand or know somebody who knows someone let me know! I made it so far and it would be to bad if my overland trip ends here.
thanks a lot
Do any trains/busses head from Lop Buri to Sukhothai or anywhere nearby?
I am joining friends in Ko phiphi, at laem tong beach, they are staying at holldays inn ressort, but the ressort is full so are the 3 other ressorts on the same islands.
which other area do you recommend me to book, to be as close to laem tong beach as possible (no in term of distance but of travel time, using transportations).
Thank you very much!
I'm going to start heading South but I don't know where to start. If I go from the top to the bottom, what should I stop at? I know there are lots of islands and beaches for partying, which is all good and dandy, but I really want to find raw beauty and interesting sights. What are fun towns, cool ruins, and beautiful beaches or parks I can visit without breaking the wallet?
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