Asia - Thailand
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We were going to purchase 2 bottles of spirits (probably a whiskey and a brandy) Duty Free prior to entering Thailand. We've heard though that prices of spirits in stores in Thailand are about the same as Duty Free in Australia or at KL airport.
Could someone provide some examples of current prices, please?
Where is it best to buy in Thailand (I mean, in a 7/11 or large supermarket)?
Are prices virtually the same throughout Thailand?
Are bottles 750 ml, 1litre or 1.125 litre?
Thank you for any info you can provide.
to get me from Samui to Krabi via sea/land? Can you recommend me one, please?
Are there any connections which are faster than the usual 6 hours?
Thank you all!
Me and a friend of mine (we both have valid Indian passports) are visiting South East Asia from June 13th 2012 to July 4th 2012. Our plan is to fly into Bangkok from Mumbai, and then from Bangkok go south to Cambodia, Vietnam (Saigon to Ha Noi), and then back to Thailand.
The problem is, we booked our return flight from Bangkok-Mumbai for the 4th of July 2012, which is 3 weeks from our first flight. I have checked websites about the Visa on Arrival for Indian passport holders and they grant us a 15day multiple entry visa for 4000INR. This is a major cause of worry for us as we don't know what we could do when we come back to Thailand from Hanoi, as the visa will have expired by then. The Thai embassy website also states that people obtaining this visa on arrival usually cannot extend their period of stay unless they have a medical emergency.
What are the options for us now? S... more »
I have booked myself on 12.30 pm Tigerline ferry to Koh Lipe from Trang Hat Yao Pier. I am flying from Bangkok to Trang by Air Asia, which has a scheduled arrival time of 10.40 am.
Please help me with the following questions:
1) How do I reach Hat Yao pier from Trang airport and what is the travel time?
2) Can I make it to pier in time to catch the ferry?
~ thanks in advance
We were looking for a quiet place on Koh Lanta, and had the bad idea to trust the lonely planet.
1. Obnoxious personnel
The personnel at Sang Kha Ou resort, is absolutely obnoxious, from the start to the very end. Otto, the "manager", literally jump on people coming to visit the place, saying: If you don't buy anything here, you can't come in nor take pictures.
2. You are a walking wallet
The only thing in which people from Sang Kha Ou are interested in, is money. The only thing Otto can talk about is money: "when do you pay, how you pay?", extremely pushy.
Then, everything there is at least 3 times more expensive than anywhere else on the island. A Pad Thai (fried noodles) should cost 30 baths on the continent, and 50 on islands. At Sang Kha Ou, a Pad Thai cost 150 baths, a shake is 100 Baths (instead of 30), etc... The list is endless.
3. You're trapped
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I'm a journalist and a writer here in the States and currently I'm working on a feature stories about the domestic elephants in Thailand. One of my sources in Thailand told me there exist a lot of organizations who are pretending to be non-profit/charity just to gain commercial interest, and they treat elephants like sh!t. Yet he refused to name those organizations because he was worried they might use them against him. I was just wondering if anyone who has ever travelled to Thailand and worked as a volunteer there with the elephants, or who has done some research on this before could give me more detailed information about the situation. I was also wondering about where I could get a whole list of those elephant farms/ non-profit organizations/ conservation centers.
Thank you very much.
I'm travelling for a year with my husband.We're in Laos for the next 3 weeks but then we're going to be in Chiang Mai for a month,hopefully.
I'm a qualified teacher(Primary) from the UK and both my husband and I recently obtained our TEFLs at home.My husband is also an electrician/builder and 'very useful/skilled' person...
My question is-is there any sort of voluntary work we could do while we're there?We don't want any pay and we don't want accomodation either,but we'd just like to do some work whilst there.Any ideas?Any local schools etc that might want us there?
P.S.We're not 'do-gooders',we would just like to try and see Thailand 'properly',even if for such a short time,as we think we might like to try living in Thailand(It's our 4th visit...)
Thanks for reading this,
Hi. I apologise I don't have a lot of time to search this out right now but am looking for quick -been there done that - answer! Am I able to get a ferry early enough and fast enough Out of samui to ST in the morning to catch a 910 am flight from ST to Bangkok?? How about 1pm? Or is it best to go to ST night before. Or pay big bucks and fly out of samui? A bit short on time... :). Thanks!
we're looking for a hotel/resort in Khao Lak with WiFi in room AND OUTDOORS. We don't care where in Khao Lak it would be as long as it's at the beachfront. Min avg. speed required is 64 kbit/s. Anyone can provide first hand experience?
Thanks in advance
Will be in Bangkok for couple of days.
Is it possible to make a day trip to Ayutthia ?
If so - appreciate any suggestion on how to go there (by bus) ?
Thx in advance
Do they have a direct bus or other transport from Chanthaburi to Pattaya ?
I was in Thailand a few years back and I remember I caught a Bus from Khao San Road to a Fast boat from Chumphon to Koh Phangan. I can't remember the company the provided the service and their rates. Can anyone tell me which companies provide this service and how much they cost these days.
What are the budget hotels in bangkok and how can I book there ?
Hope your reply and thank in advance !
Im traveling to Phuket from USA for a month long CELTA course and afterwards planning to get a job in Thailand with the certificate. I've been advised that I should get a tourist visa. I read on the Thai Embassy website that in order to get a tourist visa I need either a roundtrip plane ticket or an itinerary. I was hoping to get a one way ticket instead of since I don't know when I will be coming back.
The itinerary seems like the best option for me but I didn't know if it has to include my plans to come back. If I do make an itinerary, does it have to be approved or maybe signed by someone?
I've also heard that I can buy a cheap flight or drive to neighboring Laos or Cambodia as my return flight. Would this work to get me a tourist visa?
Any other ideas are welcome.
Thanks for the tips.
Sorry if this is a redundant thread, but it's my 1st question posted on this very popular site.
I'll be visiting Bangkok around April and would like to have some minor dental works done, including deep cleaning and possibly whitening. I'd pay for quality works, not terribly expensive, and hopefully in a modern dental office w/ modern equipments. Please provide some info including links to websites, prices, locations, and whatever else you may. Do I need to make advance appt. and how long in advance? Can you just show up for 1st come 1st serve services? I'd appreciate it very much for your info and advice. Thank you for your help.
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