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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

Resources for extended stay accommodations in major cities of Asia?

Due to a fluid work/living situation I have the freedom to try to make the following dream happen: to live for a month each in several cities of Asia (perhaps Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phnom Penh) while working on a personal project. My core question is trying to find out if this is feasible within my budget and to ask for recommendations for accommodations in each city. Details within. [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Jul 13, 2014 - 6 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

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

How to have a... less than authentic Bangkok experience?

Where do I go in Bangkok for slightly better quality 'imitation' handbags? [more inside]
posted by citands on Sep 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Expatriating to Asia with a work from home job: how do I get a visa?

I have two fantastic work from home jobs that involve frequent international travel. Both of my employers are U.S. companies and I am a U.S. citizen. I want to continue working, but relocate my base to Asia for a year or two. I'd prefer to live in: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Japan or Bangkok, but am open to other options. I do not want to get a local job, but to keep my current gigs. So, the question is: how can I get permission to stay without a local job? I have plenty of money coming in, but I won't be able to rent an apartment on a tourist visa. What are my visa/immigration options? Any advice for the above listed destinations or other fine cities in Asia, would be much appreciated. I have more than a decade of long-term travel experience in Asia and speak Japanese and basic Vietnamese, FWIW.
posted by dead_ on Sep 11, 2013 - 12 answers

domestic violence resources in Bangkok

asking for a friend: do you have contact information for domestic violence shelters/hotlines/resources in Bangkok Thailand. Preferably in Thai, but can also be in English. [more inside]
posted by cupcake1337 on Apr 25, 2013 - 3 answers

Help us celebrate 2013 unforgettably.

Bangkok, New Year's Eve: idiot free destinations? [more inside]
posted by holyrood on Dec 29, 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

Bangkok & Toyko this November: What area to stay?

My husband and I (both 27) are going to be traveling to Bangkok and Toyko in late November and are trying to figure out what neighborhood is best to stay. Budget isn't an issue. Ideally we'd like to be close to the subway/public transportation in both places. Any ideas on good hotels in neighborhoods you'd recommend? For Bangkok we've heard that Sukhumvit is a great area. For Toyko, we heard Keio Plaza in the Shinjuku area. Not sure if that it is too much of a business/corporate area. We appreciate your help!
posted by jenmcee on Aug 19, 2012 - 13 answers

Around the World in 50 Days: Part 1

Around the World! Need help with some logistics. Part 1: Bangkok, Thailand, then overland to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Best travel method: rail or bus or rented car? Stops along the way? Via the interior (Aranyaprathet) or along the beach (via Koh Kong)? Other things we're not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 answers

How fast can i get between domestic arrivals and international departures in the bangkok airport?

For those familiar with the Bangkok airport: On Wednesday morning, my flight from Koh Samui will land at 7:05 a.m. , and my flight from Bangkok to Taipei will take off at 8:25a.m. I'll have carry-on luggage only, and a Canadian passport. Will I have time to get from domestic arrivals to international departures in time to check in, get thru security and get on my Taipei flight? (They are two separate tickets.) Alternatively, will it be relatively easy to get on the later flight to Taipei if I miss the first? Its on China Airlines, I have no familiarity with their policies. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jun 17, 2012 - 10 answers

So many places, so little time

Expat-Filter: Help me choose where to live next! [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Mar 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok

Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok: Advisable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 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

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

Like Finding A T-shirt In A Haystack

Last weekend I purchased a uniqueT-shirt at Bangkok's Jatujak/Chatuchak weekend market. I got home and found it's the wrong size. Help me figure out how to find and contact a single vendor out of the 15,000 stalls. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Nov 23, 2011 - 6 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

When should I book my tickets to Bangkok/Singapore?

When is the best time to book tickets to Singapore or Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 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

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo?

Should I spend two days in in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jun 24, 2011 - 26 answers

Which of thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile speed?

Which of Thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile 3g or 4g or whatever tech speed with unlimited plan in Bangkok area. And how much does it cost. Whether it is a USB or 3G or 4g SIM card.
posted by omaralarifi on Mar 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Flexible check in times for hotels at Bangkok Airport?

Specific travel filter: Anyone know any hotels, hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs etc at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport that a) can pick up and return my hapless self to the airport (the next day) and b) offer 24 hour check in and out? [more inside]
posted by mudkicker on Dec 26, 2010 - 3 answers

How to deal with cancelled international flights?

The Great Blizzard of Christmas 2010 has severely derailed my plans (love snow as I do). I was supposed to fly from Newark to Hong Kong on Dec. 26th at 3:30, arrive in HK at 8:30pm Dec 27th, then fly Air Asia Hong Kong-Bangkok on the morning of Dec. 28th with a connecting flight immediately following from Bangkok - Luang Prabang, Laos. Newark is supposed to get a foot plus of snow tomorrow. I am feeling a little screwed. Is anyone out there skilled at making the best of this kind of situation? I've never dealt with it before, and have spent the last eight hours trying to make something work. Details below. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Dec 26, 2010 - 9 answers

whats better, a Honeymoon or a MefiMoon?

For our Honeymoon, my other half and I will be going to London for 5 days, Paris for 4 days, make our way to Barcelona for 5 days, then Bangkok for ten days. I'm hoping for some recommendations for the leg from Paris to Barcelona, and Bangkok but feel to offer any recommendations! [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 30, 2010 - 9 answers

What do I need to do before booking the first flight of a 5-month backpacking trip?

I'm about to book a flight from the UK to Bangkok (flying late Feb) to start a backpacking trip. I've got a recently renewed passport and funds for travel. I haven't got a flight back (not using a RTW ticket), travel insurance, VISAs, vaccinations or anything else yet. I want to book the flight so that it's real and happening, but is there anything else I really need to do FIRST? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Nov 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Cheapest way from SE Asia to Canada?!

Cheap-flight filter: SE Asia to Vancouver? Any suggestions for carriers or cheap flight websites? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Jun 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Is Bangkok safe again?

After the political unrest in the recent months, how's the situation in Thailand in general, and Bangkok in particular nowadays? Also, if yes, advices on the places to go and things to visit for a first timer to the country. [more inside]
posted by joewandy on Jun 27, 2010 - 7 answers

How would you make the most of 1 full day without sleep in Bangkok?

How would you make the most of 1 full day without sleep in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Bait-and-Switch or ineptitude?... WTF Travelocity!?

Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 27, 2009 - 20 answers

Tell me about Bangkok, please

What's living in Bangkok like? Should I consider moving there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Questions from Thailand

Tips for a trip to Thailand in August: Full Moon Party, Climbing in Krabi, Visiting Angkor Wat, Tailor in Bangkok. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Jul 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Can someone recommend a good oral surgeon/and or place to get wisdom teeth removed in Bangkok?

Can someone recommend a good oral surgeon/and or place to get wisdom teeth removed in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by bertrandom on May 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Bangkok stay, recomendations.

Wheres somewhere great and cheap to stay for a couple of days at the beginning and ending of ten days in Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Jan 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Demonstrations in Bangkok

I'm flying to Bangkok tomorrow morning. What should I know about the current situation? I booked this months ago and am most definitely going, but I'd like to know what to expect. [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Aug 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I travel to Japan or Thailand in January?

Should I spend two weeks in January in Japan or Thailand? [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Aug 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Get me from Thailand to Cairo in 3 1/2 weeks.

I'll arrive in Bangkok on September 18th and need to be in Cairo on October 15th.. Inspire an adventure:
posted by mrunderhill on Aug 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Bangkok Tattoo (...not the book)

Where to get tattooed in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by plaingurl on Jul 17, 2008 - 3 answers

What are the Best books that list Best cosmtic surgery clinics or hospitals only in Bangkok, Thailand?

Where can I buy book(s) that list best hospitals/clinics for cosmetic surgeries in Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 14, 2008 - 1 answer

Looking for a classical guitar in Bangkok

Where can I buy a classical guitar in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on May 10, 2008 - 2 answers

This would be a bad year to miss the playoffs

Anyone know a place in Bangkok to watch the NBA playoffs?
posted by lbergstr on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Ultra cool Thai hammock/tent query.

Years ago I was backpacking in Thailand and came across a combination hammock/tent being sold in Bangkok. They are made of nylon and seemed incredibly light and compact. Has anyone here ever bought one of these hammocks? Was it a good buy? And more importantly, where can I get one? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Overlooked fun in/near Bangkok? Please don't say khao san road!

Does anyone have any funtime suggestions for hanging out in Bangkok? I will be visiting family in Bangkok for a few weeks this spring. This will be my third trip to bkk. I don't really like going to bars and I think I've done most of the straight-up sightseeing/shopping that I care to do. I have a nagging feeling that I'm forgetting/missing out on something! [more inside]
posted by clockwork on Feb 6, 2008 - 12 answers

buying a laptop in Bangkok

Where should I buy a laptop in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Jan 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Travel ideas for East-Asia vacation?

I'm planning 3 weeks this summer to travel with some friends (just out of college) to East Asia. Ideally, we'd like to fly from NY to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok (in the cheapest possible order/arrangement). Any suggestions on attractions/lodgings/things-you-have-to-see at each destination (for the budget-conscious?) Spending approximately 4-5 days at each destination, hopefully spending a little time in the city and a little time exploring outside (i.e. I heard the beaches in Puket, near Bangkok, are very beautiful, so thats definitely planned).
posted by superwillis on Nov 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Roman Collection/BKK

I was in Thailand last year and bought some shirts from "The Roman Collection" which were made in Bangkok. These shirts are my favorites and not only fit well but are also in the style I like. The problem is that I can't seem to find where to buy them online and get them shipped to me. Please help me keep enjoying dressing myself.
posted by josher71 on Oct 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Bangkok logding suggestions?

Places to stay in Bangkok, and cool things to do there... [more inside]
posted by altcountryman on Jul 26, 2007 - 17 answers

MYSTERIOUS PHOTOS TAKEN IN BANGKOK

Mysterious bangkok street photos.
I was recently in Bangkok and took, on my camera phone, two photos (one in focus one not).
Could anyone explain/wildly speculate what occured to create this scene? ie. What the ball is and why was it steaming/smoking? What is the sandy stuff on the floor? How did it come to crush a motorbike? [more inside]
posted by selton on Jun 1, 2007 - 10 answers

cell phones in bangkok

i'll be going to thailand soon and i know that the 4th floor of MBK has tons of cell phone sellers. i'm interested in buying a quad band unlocked phone but i'm not sure if their prices are better than U.S. prices. also, i think they'll have some models that may not be available in the U.S. anyone know about the price difference? thanks.
posted by wondering on Mar 16, 2007 - 12 answers

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