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Thailand, including babies!

This Christmastime, as a side excursion from another trip, my family is going to Bangkok and Hua Hin, for a few days each. "Family" here includes my infant son, who will be about seven months old, as well as my wife and in-laws. Huzzah! I now have two related questions. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Oct 9, 2014 - 4 answers

How are things in Thailand?

I'm considering a trip to Thailand in January. If you're currently living in Thailand or have visited recently, can you give me a sense of the political climate now? [more inside]
posted by Mender on Sep 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Why are there so few Thai's in Canada?

Why are Thai's an underrepresented demographic in Canada? Canada has successfully attracted immigration from all of Asia with the exception of Thai's. Wikipedia says there is less than 1000 in BC. What makes it an unattractive immigration option for the Thai people? More Thai's seek US citizenship every year than the sum Thai expat population in Canada.
posted by Keith Talent on Sep 13, 2014 - 7 answers

What do I do in Bangkok when I can't really DO anything?

I am in Bangkok for another week and a half. I've been here 18 days already and have been confined to my hotel recovering from surgery. It was fine, but boring, but now my fiance has had to return to the US ahead of me, and I find myself wondering if I can keep it together and maybe even have some fun while here. I've been cleared to leave the hotel as of today, but can't go far. I'm also having anxiety and some post-surgical depression (that's a thing, right?) that's making me wonder what I can do in this situation to stay sane? [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Jun 23, 2014 - 16 answers

same trip but different

How should I spend my week alone in Thailand (or nearby)? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Apr 18, 2014 - 7 answers

What is happening in Thailand right now?

Can anyone recommend some good sources to learn about the current political situation in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax on Jan 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Finishing rabies vaccine course in the US?

I was bit by an animal and started a course of Verorab/Rabipur while traveling in Thailand. How can I finish the course in the US? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jan 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Teach me how to cook congee.

I've searched previous instances of congee showing up in comments on the Green, but very few actual recipes. None of the recipes I've found online even agree on the rice-to-water ratio or cooking time. Recipes from any nation, savory or sweet and any serving tips or suggestions most welcome!
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 21, 2013 - 8 answers

SE Asia Tips for Solo Lady?

I'm a solo female traveler with 3 weeks free in Dec/Jan. Thinking of checking out SE Asia - maybe Laos + Cambodia. Do you have other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Oct 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Best way to book a ticket to Southeast Asia

A number of questions about planning a longish trip in Southeast Asia [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Oct 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Thailand Travel Pros: Bangkok, Samui, PhiPhi. Is Angkor too much?

Traveling with an international travel newbie...is Angkor Wat too much to add to a Thailand itinerary that already includes Bangkok, Samui, and Phuket / PhiPhi? Timeframe: 2 weeks. Also...think more hot-stone massages and less hostels this time around... [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Sep 17, 2013 - 12 answers

Is unstructured travel in northern Thailand during high season feasible?

My days of tramping around Thailand are long over so I must turn to Ask MeFi for help. Friends from the Czech Republic want to visit northern Thailand for two or three weeks sometime between this coming December and February next year. They do not speak Thai. It will be low cost holiday, no luxury hotels, no expensive restaurants. They want cheap hostels or tenting, bus or bicycle travel, partake of rural life and culture in the north, eat food from the markets, and perhaps some forest trekking. They are looking forward to an impromptu type of holiday with little planned itinerary. Is this type of trip even feasible during Thailand’s tourist high season? Has anyone undertaken such an unstructured adventure? Was it what you hoped? What downsides did you encounter? Any advice I can pass along would be very much appreciated.
posted by thaivagabond on Jul 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Fiji/New Zealand/Malaysia/Thailand/Nepal suggestravaganza

Please help us create itinerary bullet points for a massive trip to Fiji, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia! [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Jun 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Decent introductions to Laotian history?

Can anyone recommend a good book on the history of Laos? I've tried searching on Amazon but most of the titles I see there seem to focus on America's unfortunate colonial misadventure in Southeast Asia and the CIA's secret war in Laos. While I understand the market imperatives that might lead to such a focus, I'd like to get a broader history than that. The book I am looking will : [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on May 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Gift ideas for friends traveling to Africa and Thailand this summer

I have several good friends who will be traveling abroad this summer to work with elephants in Thailand and wildlife in Zimbabwe. I wanted to get them each something that would be thoughtful, useful or fun, especially in a foreign land. I have never traveled abroad, so I am having a hard time deciding what is needed or wanted when one is in Thailand or Africa. So, I am looking for something small and not terribly expensive. What would you have wanted on your trip to Thailand and/or Africa?
posted by Seppaku on May 4, 2013 - 11 answers

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Which script / language is this tattoo? What does it mean?
posted by Akeem on Apr 10, 2013 - 5 answers

We have lots of questions about choosing a donor egg agency in Thailand!

Asking for friends: We need help finding an IVF/egg donation agency in Thailand, and just looking at agency websites is unhelpful [more inside]
posted by msali on Feb 15, 2013 - 1 answer

How can I spend time with the elephants?

The Thai elephant tourism industry advertises itself as pro-conservation, but according to reports, it is more often cruel and exploitative. Are there any legitimate opportunities to spend time among elephants in Thailand or elsewhere in a way that benefits them and fulfills my desire to see them up close? I am looking for information on short term visits, not long term volunteer gigs. Knowledgeable replies would be most appreciated. I've already done my own Internet searches on the matter.
posted by Wordwoman on Feb 14, 2013 - 12 answers

I'm going to thailand. I bought a used ATT iPhone 3GS. Now what?

I'm heading to Bangkok in ten days for about two weeks. I looked into using my iPhone 5 overseas and the answers from ATT made me think twice about it. So for 100 bucks I bought a used Iphone 3GS. I figure I'd just buy a sim card there and I'd be all set. But then I thought I should check. Do I need to unlock it? or jailbreak it? Is there anything specific to Thailand and Iphones I need to know? What's the process here?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Myanmar and Southeast Asia Backpacking Questions

I leave for an extended trip to Southeast Asia on Wednesday. I have a weekend in Kuala Lumpur, a month in Myanmar, and then two and a half months to work my way from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur overland. What might I be missing in my planning? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Jan 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me plan a 3 month trip to Southeast Asia: Thailand,Laos,Vietnam,Cambodia, and Malaysia

I will be backpacking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, so any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Dec 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Bangkok to Ko Mak — Make it happen!

Bangkok to Ko Mak and back again: Help me solve an impending travel conundrum in Thailand (Transit nerds and Thai-speaking timetable readers welcome!) [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Recomend me and advise me on how to safely eat exotic and bizarre foods in South East asia

Recomend me and advise me on how to safely eat exotic and bizarre foods in South East asia [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Dec 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Finding a last-minute hotel in Phuket/Thailand

Our hotel reservation for the week of New Year's Eve in Phuket, Thailand just got cancelled... #argh! Where would you look for mid-to-high-end hotels with prices that are still reasonable, one month away from the busiest time of the year in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by meso on Nov 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me Thai one on

I'm thinking of spending the Xmas holiday week (roughly, Dec. 22 - 30) in Thailand as a single woman traveler from the US. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Punctual on Sep 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Planning a Ramble Around South-East Asia

Having completed my research in Malaysia early, I find myself with two weeks to travel in South-East Asia. Where should I go? I have many options and not enough time to plan. Please guide me! [more inside]
posted by reren on Jul 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Trip to SE Asia in winter, but where and for how long! Please help!

The boyfriend and I are trying to plan a trip to SE Asia From Xmas Day to the first week of January. We are looking to fly to Bangkok or Singapore and then taking a train to the other, stopping at Kuala Lumpur and Penang on the way. Suggestions and tips on what to do, whether this is feasible or a good idea in that time of year would be greatly appreciated! We know there won't be enough time to do everything but aren't sure how much time to allocate to each city. We're open to any and all recommendations!
posted by picarosado on Jun 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Snorkelling in Thailand tips

Travelling to Thailand in July. Hoping to do some snorkeling, probably at Ko Mak. Need some tips. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Apr 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Southeast Asia travel suggestions

Southeast Asia travel advice desired. Where should two vegetarians who speak English go for a 5 day vacation in mid December? [more inside]
posted by holyrood on Apr 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Day trip in or around Bangkok

I'm going on a business trip to Bangkok. What do I do with my two extra nights? [more inside]
posted by Elcee on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Avoiding anaphylaxis in Thailand

We will be spending 2 weeks in Thailand (Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok). My wife has anaphylaxis to peaches which has been recently discovered. In my research, it seems that peaches aren't prevalent in Thailand at all, but to be safe, I'm looking for some help translating key phrases into Thai and general advice. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop on Jan 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Help get Stagge Llee kicked in the face, Thai style.

Kickboxing classes in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Jan 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I buy lightweight, beachy cotton and linen clothes in NYC or online?

Where can I buy lightweight, beachy cotton and linen clothes in NYC or online? I'm going to Thailand in February and need protection from mosquitos and the sun. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jan 3, 2012 - 8 answers

chiang mai to Krabi: what flights options?? air asia to phuket? discover with Thai airways? other?

Thailand travel planning: trying to get from chiang mai to krabi to Denapasar,Bali as effectively as possible. So far I found these options: use Air Asia to phuket from chiang mai and take a cab for a couple hours to krabi. (to and and back) Use discover thailand fares from thai airways, but they dont have direct flight to krabi, so travel takes like almost the entire day :( Suggestions? travel time would be cnx to krabi 02/22 and krabi to bali 02/25.
posted by kirikara on Jan 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Do I fix my broken tooth for $1200 now or can I wait a month and fix it in Thailand?

Do get my broken back molar fixed now or 5 weeks later when I'm in Thailand? If now, where can I find an affordable dentist in NYC that is not NYU dental school? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Bangkok flooding?

Is anyone here from Bangkok? I'm planning on visiting in January for a medical procedure. How bad is the flooding right now? Would you advise me against visiting in January? Also, I can't speak Thai, if that's relevant. Thanks.
posted by surenoproblem on Dec 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Honeymooners, Thailand edition

We're honeymooning in Thailand for 2 weeks in February. I have questions about everything from jet lag, budgeting time between the north and the beaches, intra-Thailand travels, and the ethics of elephant rides. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Nov 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Backpacking trip planning advice.

Help with planning a backpacking trip covering Asia->SE Asia. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Nov 15, 2011 - 10 answers

How terrible for me are these farmed shrimp going to be?

Safety of eating thailand farmed shrimp from costco? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Where to spend 18 days in Southeast Asia

We've got 18 days in Southeast Asia - where should we go? [more inside]
posted by JPD on Nov 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Cheap(ish) fares to Bangkok over Christmas?

Did we miss the magic window for buying affordable tickets to Thailand? We'd be flying out of NYC around December 22nd and arriving back after the New Year. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Oct 25, 2011 - 7 answers

What to do in a far-away emergency?

I'm thinking of going backpacking with a couple of friends in Southeast Asia for two weeks, and using a GPS tracker with an alert function. Only trouble is, who should I alert, and what could they do? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Oct 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Can a foreigner buy an elephant in Thailand?

Can a foreigner buy an elephant in Thailand? Assume you're not interested in taking it out of the country. If so, how much do they cost, roughly, and what sort of red tape is involved?
posted by gottabefunky on Oct 2, 2011 - 3 answers

What are family-friendly destinations in Thailand accessible by train?

What are family-friendly destinations in Thailand accessible by train? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Sep 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for short cave canoeing tours in Phuket

Are there any tour operators in Phuket who do half-day cave canoeing trips? [more inside]
posted by PercyByssheShelley on Sep 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Traving to Thailand and Malaysia for ten days

Ten days in Thailand and Malaysia. I need ideas of what to do, where to go and where to stay. I know ten days for two countries is short but that is all I have. I love adventure and I also love to kick back and relax. I will be leaving from Montreal. [more inside]
posted by alshain on Aug 14, 2011 - 15 answers

I'm blindfolded as to the name of this blindfolded music video

I recently saw a Thai music video and I'm hoping to find out the song and artist... [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jul 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me find where to stay in Bangkok?

I have 2 nights and 3 partial days in Bangkok before meeting up with family to head to Koh Samui. Where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Jul 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Help us time our trip to Asia?

WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
posted by unionsquarepark on Jul 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Phuket Thailand in October - What to Expect

I'm planning a trip to Phuket, Thailand in October. What should I expect from the weather since it is nearing the end of the 'rainy' season? [more inside]
posted by ejames on May 29, 2011 - 8 answers

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