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March 26

Financially smart ways to convert USD to THB

I have a friend who is hoping to have surgery in Thailand and would like some assistance with the financial process. There are two main questions they're trying to resolve. What is the best way to convert their USD to Thai Bhat? And how can they hold THB before they make their payment to the doctor? [more inside]
posted by polyhedron around Thailand at 2:32 PM - 8 answers

January 14

Using a layover as a mini vacation in Bangkok

I have a flight scheduled into Bangkok and a few hour later into Siem Reap Cambodia. I would like to make the flight into Bangkok a few days earlier and explore Bangkok on my extended 'layover.' I have a U.S. passport - would there be any issues with that for Visa on arrival in Bangkok?
posted by jander03 around Bangkok, Thailand at 1:29 AM - 5 answers

December 3, 2016

Where should we go in Thailand?

My boyfriend and I are considering a short trip (up to 1 week) to Thailand in January. Help me pick the perfect location for us. [more inside]
posted by cloverthistle around Thailand at 9:02 PM - 5 answers

November 18, 2016

Magic Mike has a lot to answer for: Bangkok Edition

So, my best friend is getting married in Bangkok. I am one of her bridesmaids. She wants to go see male strippers for her hen do/bachelorette party. Please help me make this not terrible. [more inside]
posted by litereally around Bangkok, Thailand at 5:17 AM - 4 answers has best

October 23, 2016

Surfing Lessons Near Bangkok

I just had my first surfing lesson and it was a lot of fun. I'll be in Bangkok and Pattaya later this week, but somehow I can't find any surf schools. Can the hive recommend and schools or teachers in that area?
posted by jander03 around Thailand at 10:40 AM - 2 answers

May 31, 2016

After Bangkok, Chiang Mai or beaches?

We're going to Thailand, and need help deciding which area to visit. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon around Thailand at 10:12 AM - 10 answers

July 10, 2015

Best Bangkok Non-Guidebook Sites, Attractions, and Food?

Will be heading to Bangkok with my boyfriend and a bunch of his friends from grad school to Bangkok from the end of July to the beginning of August, with a long weekend trip to Koh Samui. (We're in our late 20s-early 30s.) We have a few Thai friends but they won't be able to play tour guide the whole time. [more inside]
posted by gramcracker around Bangkok, Thailand at 1:06 PM - 7 answers

February 2, 2015

Package sent EMS from Thailand now MIA.

I mailed a package to myself via EMS from Thailand to Ireland. Several weeks later it hasn't arrived in Ireland, and the tracking info is saying that it's still in Thailand, apparently being held there for pickup?? Can anyone explain what this tracking info means and what I should do now? I'm having trouble getting in touch with EMS and I don't speak Thai. [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée around Thailand at 4:05 AM - 3 answers

October 9, 2014

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 around Thailand at 8:11 AM - 4 answers

September 28, 2014

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 around Thailand at 7:35 PM - 6 answers

June 23, 2014

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 around Bangkok, Thailand at 10:29 PM - 16 answers has best

September 17, 2013

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 around Thailand at 1:36 PM - 12 answers

July 8, 2013

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 around Thailand at 4:39 AM - 8 answers

June 30, 2013

Going to Thailand on a a whim? Crazy?

I am writing my PhD thesis and this is my final year. I am worn out and it's winter where I am so I saw a nice holiday package for a beach resort in Phuket, 6 nights. I am single and can just take off. Is it crazy to consider this? [more inside]
posted by sabina_r around Phuket Island, Thailand at 9:56 AM - 20 answers has best

December 29, 2012

Help us celebrate 2013 unforgettably.

Bangkok, New Year's Eve: idiot free destinations? [more inside]
posted by holyrood around Bangkok, Thailand at 8:53 PM - 9 answers

December 12, 2012

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 around Thailand at 9:53 PM - 5 answers

November 27, 2012

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 around Thailand at 1:44 PM - 6 answers

June 17, 2012

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 around Bangkok, Thailand at 8:09 PM - 10 answers has best

April 26, 2012

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 around Thailand at 6:29 AM - 3 answers

February 23, 2012

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 around Thailand at 9:00 PM - 10 answers