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Jul
8
comment Is there any interesting place to stop between Siem Reap and Bangkok?
This is the shortest route to the border and roughly the one vans from central BKK (Victory Monument) take. If he goes to Ayutthaya, most likely he'd need to get back to BKK for the trip to Aranyaprathet (although maybe there's a direct van/bus), so it's an independent side trip (well worth it on its own merit of course).
Jul
8
answered Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?
Jul
8
comment Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?
You might go through Vientiane, but if you're on your way to Vietnam, Luang Prabang is not on the way. Shortest path is Bangkok-Nakhon Phanom/Thakek-Vinh (and then either north to Hanoi or south to Hue).
Jul
8
answered Is there any interesting place to stop between Siem Reap and Bangkok?
Jul
8
comment Is there any interesting place to stop between Siem Reap and Bangkok?
Ayutthaya is not between Bangkok and Siem Reap -- it's to the north of Bangkok, SR is to the east.
Jun
23
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May
22
comment What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?
@SigueSigueBen there are funiculars at both Kabataş and Karaköy.
May
20
comment Can I take an AVR development board on a plane?
@Prasanth You are assuming security screeners are competent and capable of independent thinking or judgement. I can assure you this is not the case, at least not in the USA.
May
20
comment What is the cheapest way to cross the English Channel from France to the UK on foot, single ticket?
I doubt they'd charge your card for missing the return trip. It would be an unapproved charge, which you could dispute with your bank and get a chargeback -- no companies want that.
May
10
answered Where can you get good quality chocolates in Malaysia?
Apr
25
comment What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights?
Exit row seats are comfortable, but on most airlines it is not an upgrade (in a sense that you don't have to, and most often, cannot pay more to get it). Just ask, and they'll assign it to you there if nobody else got it first.
Apr
17
answered How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
Apr
17
comment How can I avoid being overcharged when taking a cab?
Depends on the country. In Mexico, unmetered taxis may be a better options, but the exact opposite is the case in, say, Thailand.
Apr
15
comment Booking travel tickets for visa without paying?
@Rincewind42 That does not mean they will not refuse the visas based on the fact that you have not submitted confirmed tickets. Bureaucrats are often like that.
Apr
15
comment Will she be able to fit in the Philippine Airline Boeing 777-300er seat comfortably?
If she fits into other airlines' typical seats, she should be fine on a Philippine Airlines B777. Also, most Filipinos being fairly small, the chance of 2 (or 3!) large people being seated side-by-side is much lower than on U.S. airlines.
Apr
15
comment What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?
It depends almost entirely on the embassy of your country. Many embassies can sort out an emergency passport for their citizens (valid for return home only) within one day.
Mar
21
comment Is there any reason not to do laundry with bar soap?
... and if the police asks you about the strange white powder in the juice bottle, be prepared to explain.
Mar
1
comment Elephant Park within a day trip from Bangkok
I don't know about elephant conservation parks, but you can see elephants in the wild in Khao Yai National Park (~200 km from Bangkok).
Feb
29
comment How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?
@RobertAtkins Do you have Irish ancestry? Some countries give out citizenship relatively easily on that basis.
Feb
13
comment How to avoid letting a rental business hold my passport in Thailand?
Other forms of ID can sometimes be collateral as well. National ID card, drivers' license (for bicycles only, obviously) etc. Thais are remarkably flexible.