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April 27, 2021

Putting the ‘Tourism’ in ‘Bangkok Medical Tourism’

My girlfriend is having a major surgery in Bangkok in December. We’re looking for interesting and fun things to do both before and during her recovery! [more inside]
posted by Summers around Bangkok, Thailand at 5:41 AM - 6 answers

January 30, 2020

Muay Thai in Phuket, alternatives to Tiger Muay Thai

Two physically active beginners want to live and learn Muay Thai for 2-3 weeks in Phuket, Thailand. Snowflake details inside [more inside]
posted by jander03 around Thailand at 4:03 AM - 1 answer has best

July 30, 2019

Phuket for 3 old people and one curmudgeon-at-heart

My dad has got it into his head that he would really like to go to Phuket (Patong area) for about 5 days at the end of October. We will probably be joined by my aunt and uncle. What are some things for 2 old-but-fit-and-active people, 1 old-and-not-very-fit person, and 1 youngish person to do? [more inside]
posted by automatic cabinet around Thailand at 11:28 AM - 3 answers

May 8, 2019

Will people think I'm a sketchy guy for visiting Thailand?

I've always wanted to visit Thailand, and I finally have the time and money to do it. Only problem? I'm a single dude in his early 40s, and I'm worried that people (e.g. dates) will assume I went there for sleazy/sketchy reasons. Is this really something I need to worry about? And if so, is there a way to mitigate this? [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher around Thailand at 10:58 AM - 45 answers

March 9, 2019

Two Nights in Phuket

I'm staying near Phuket on a several weeks long work contract, and when my flight was booked I asked to extend the trip by a couple of days to explore. This trip is kicking my ass and I'm finding myself without the energy/desire to think about planning those last two days. So the question: Have you stayed at a hotel or resort near Phuket that has direct access to an uncrowded beach, great vegetarian friendly food, and massages on site/very close by? [more inside]
posted by justjess around Thailand at 11:30 PM - 2 answers

August 1, 2018

What to do with a four hour layover in Bangkok

Hi all I will be stuck at Bangkok airport for 4 hours in the afternoon later on this month. Can anyone tell me what there is to do at Bangkok airport? Is there enough time to go outside the airport (if so to where?) or should I just pack a good book?
posted by EatMyHat around Nong Prue, Thailand at 10:31 AM - 8 answers

March 1, 2018

Place to store three suitcases in Bangkok for two weeks?

We're wanting to travel around Thailand for a couple weeks but we don't want to take all our stuff. We have three regular suitcases with excess clothing we'd like to store somewhere in Bangkok while we travel. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule around Bangkok, Thailand at 6:06 AM - 6 answers has best

February 18, 2018

Non-visual Thai tourism?

I'm totally blind, and visiting Thailand for the first time in many years, and trying to get a sense of the grandeur and history, without the pressing crowds. Can people recommend books, podcasts, etc which might be less visual? [more inside]
posted by Alensin around Bangkok, Thailand at 8:38 PM - 3 answers

November 2, 2017

Beach recommendations in Thailand

Headed to Southeast Asia in March and very excited! Will be concluding our trip in Thailand and seeking recommendations for a beach destination there. Details on preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by DavidNYC around Thailand at 11:22 AM - 11 answers

March 26, 2017

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, 2017

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 - 4 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