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The options are: Tourist visa in your home country (1-3 entries, 60+30 days on each entry) Documentation is not particularly difficult. Exact requirements vary depending on the consulate, but usually it's a 1-page application form, two photos, copy of confirmed flight itinerary and a recent bank statement showing some minimal balance ($1500 or so). Visa ...


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You can say. ผมไม่อยากไปที่ท่ารถ. ผมอยากไป .(fill in your destination). ช่วยพาไปหน่อยได้มั๊ยครับ. ผมเป็นนักเดินทาง. ขอบคุณครับ. It means: I don't want to go to the bus station. I want to go to ..., please can you take me there. I'm a traveller. Thank you. Here's how you'd say it: Pom mai yak pai tee ta rod. Pom yak pai tee .(fill in your ...


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First, your fears are a little overblown. Thai cuisine isn't quite as "freaky" as, say, some parts of China and you're unlikely to eat something exotic by accident. Although not eating any offal at all is going to be a little limiting... why not give it a shot and expand your horizons a bit? At any rate, I'd start with Wikivoyage's description of Thai ...


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Risk of contracting malaria is higher in nearby countries than in Thailand. Look at this map from NHS Fit For Travel: Risky areas are clearly regions bordering neighbouring countries. Borrowing from a previous answer I gave, malaria is transmitted by a specific type of mosquito (female anopheles) that breeds in still / stagnant water. When you're in ...


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Having been to both during Ramadan: In all reasonably touristy areas in Thailand, including the southern resort islands, you basically will not notice Ramadan at all -- pretty much everything is open as usual. Malaysia, though, is a different story. While you certainly can get drinks and food, most places that stay open do so a little discreetly, with ...


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I can't help with the logistics of actually getting the vehicle between Thailand and Australia, however despite what is and isn't possible there, there's no cheap way to do what you're asking. Australia has a relatively strict process for approving imported vehicles, which would normally only be worthwhile if the car was in some way special. If the vehicle ...


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Yes, it is possible to hire motorbikes in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. I haven't done this myself but some friends did. It costs about 200-800 baht per day to hire one depending on the type of motorcycle you get. It might make sense to buy one from an expat or a another traveller, then sell it when (if?) you go back to Thailand. You will definitely need to have ...


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To expand the other answer and my comment ... Why do you want to do this? Your profile says you plan to live in Sweden for a bit then Canada. I'm assuming you want to take the Taser to Canada, and there it might be legal, the prohibited weapons lists says only: 30 Device with incapacitating electric charge shorter than 480 mm This category ...


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Currently it is business as usual here in Thailand. Guesthouses, hotels, restaurants, shops, buses, planes, etc are all operating as normal. International flights are coming and going. The Army has imposed no restrictions on travel There are army checkpoints scattered around Bangkok, which may increase drive times. But they are primarily looking for ...


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According to the CDC, they recommend MMR, DPT, polio, Hep A/B, Typhoid and Japanese encephalitis Also Malaria meds are recommended. That being said, I've lived in SE Asia and travelled around with only MMR, DPT, polio and the Heps. A lot of people swear by Malaria meds, but every time I take them, I feel horrible and can't really do anything so I ...


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Many Thai people vacation in Malaysia, it's not too expensive for them and they still feel at home there. So just as @MastaBaba suggested I would also suggest Malaysia. Many areas are very similar to Thailand and communication is not too much of a problem. Oh and you might poke in to Singapore while you're there to really fill up the meter for your ...


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Getting to Aranya Pratet via train or bus from Bangkok There are 2 trains that leave from Bangkok daily for this town; The first train is at 5:55am from Hualamphong and the second is at 13:05pm. The tickets cost 48 baht and are available only on the day of travel. The trains do tend to get delayed along the way, so unless you have plans to break up your ...


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A taxi ride would be at least 3000 Baht, but from the Airport you have taxi stands with fixed prices for most destination. From downtown Bangkok, you can negotiate to as low as 2000 Baht. The less expensive would be to take the public minibuses. Thais use them for transport between provinces. Most of the minibuses can be catched at Victory Monument. To go ...


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Many tourists wishing to stay in Thailand longer than 30 days given on the standard tourist visa (on incoming flights) do 'visa runs' to nearby countries. You are correct that overland entries only get a two-week visa instead of a month-long visa, but sometimes you need to evaluate what works out cheaper for you. You'll obviously be looking for the cheapest ...


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Generally, around September the northern parts of Thailand get less rain than the southern parts. So looking at the places you listed, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Udon Thani etc will be less wet than, say, Phuket where the weather can often prevent speedboat services that take you to nearby islands / beaches. Koh Samui, Koh Phagnan etc are better off than Phuket ...


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According to the Thailand entry on the Finnish site rokote.fi, These vaccines are recommended for everyone: Hepatitis A DPT / DTwP MMR These are recommended for some, based on a risk estimate (preferably conducted with a health professional): Hepatitis B Japanese encephalitis (but see also Ginamin's answer!) Cholera Typhoid Preventive malaria ...


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Of course it's legal to ask for anything. It's up to you whether you give it up. Ultimately, they want to get their bike back and in working condition and to be paid for the rental and any damage. A passport is one of the only things a foreign tourist will value enough to ensure adherence to the agreement. On the flip side, the proprietor wants to make the ...


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I can't tell you the absolute cheapest, but I can tell you it's not commonly done. It is however uncommonly done - by people on "adventure" trips, challenges, etc. One current such adventure I could think of is "It's on the Meter - World Taxi Challenge". I had heard that they had travelled with their London Taxi from England to Australia so did some ...


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Bali (an island of Indonesia) is similar to Thailand in all aspects. Bali is cheap. 10 Euros are basically 124.000 Rupiah. Native usually spends only 20.000 Rupiah for their lunch/dinner. It means You can live and eat like a king. Incredible beaches Bali has a lot of beautiful beaches. Try to search for Nusa Dua/ Sanur beach in Google. Stay away from ...


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If you are going to Thailand because of work, you can try to get it approved. I've read somewhere that "Personal business visits have to be authorized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry." It seems like if you are going there because you work on an aircraft that is flying there, it would count as "personal business". Ministry of Commerce and Industry ...


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There are two ways for Saudis to travel legally to Thailand: First Way Get a paper from "Chamber of Commerce" indicating that you have business in Thailand. keep it with you until the renewal, and it's easy to get. Conditions: You should have Establishment(Commercial Register), now you can have Establishment without Location, or you can use your ...


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According to Wikipedia, Tasers are considered firearms in Sweden and are banned for civilian use Attempting to conceal it by disassembling will not change the legal status, but will leave you open for further legal issues. The Canadian regulations are similar, but obviously not that relevant if you can't first take is to Sweden.


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Nothing, really, unless you mean to stay in the jungles for a while. And yes of course you want mosquito repellent because skitos are never any fun. Your biggest health concerns have to do with heat, hydration, food and traffic accidents. If you drink 2 liters at home, you need 3 liters in Thailand (assuming of course a temperate climate where you are ...


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I have not used that web site, but always bought the tickets a day in advance at the station or even just when getting on the train in Thailand. For sleepers I would recommend to buy in advance, just to be sure. Whether you should buy before your trip really depends on how sure you are about the dates. What if you really like a place and want to stay a few ...


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The answers above are not only generic, but inaccurate for Thailand. First and most important question is whether you are actually renting a motorcycle ("big bike") or a scooter ("motorbike"). For scooters, you can always leave a copy of your passport. It is not an issue anywhere. But for motorcycles, you pretty much have to leave your passport. There ...


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You're right, South Thailand is definitely more expensive than North Thailand. In my mind everything is just doubled in price. That's not to say you can't find a 35thb pad-thai or 150thb massage down South, it's just not as easy and common as it is in the North. I really only know about the South East islands: Ko Phangan Ko Tao Ko Samui So I'll just ...


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I've been on Thailand in January/13 for about 2 weeks passing through Bangkok, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phi Phi, Kanchanaburi, etc.. In Bangkok was where I saw more freedom of natives in talking about sex with tourists. In everywhere was someone offering to me to go to any of theirs sexland places (In Bangkok we can see an entire district with expertise in Sex ...


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According to Bangkok's airport website: Suvarnabhumi International Airport Departure Tax (Bangkok International Airport Departure Tax) = 700 Baht BUT, note that it also says: Since February 1, 2007 the 700 Baht international departure tax was included in the price of flight tickets. (The international departure tax is usually included in ...


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Since the government has started cracking down on folks who misuse the system, airlines have become more careful of their responsibility. Just about every Thai visa issued to foreigners has a time component, a limit on how many days you can stay (which I assume you know since you mentioned never overstaying). Without proof of exiting the country before ...


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I ended up being tweeted an answer - from a TEFL teacher in Thailand: Life and teaching English in Thailand



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