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14 tips for travelling in Thailand
The mishmash of experience has given me a few things about traveling in Thailand that I want to exchange with you. While this is not a complete travel guidebook, there are definitely some gemstones here that will help you earn a lot of cash, have more enjoyment and prevent problems! When you travel cheaply by bus/train (i.e. without A/C), you can keep your cool by making a notation of where the Thai people are seated and following the outfit.
Hostals are a good choice if you want to travel alone and see other travelers, but if you can find a travel companion, you usually conserve cash by spending the night in a small guest house and sharing the costs of a personal room. Don't exclude flights when traveling from N to S. Most backpacker tourists travel by rail or coach, but traveling can actually be less expensive and saves you a great deal of inconvenience.
From Phuket to Chiang Mai we travelled for less than 500 Bahts with Air Asia and spared two whole outings. There is a free shuttle service between DMK and BKK (the world' s largest airport). I like Ayutthaya, it's one of my favorite places in Thailand; there are beautiful remains in the center of the city and it's simple to rent and discover a cycling.
It' very simple to take the Ayutthaya rail directly to DMK and in my view it is much less strenuous than to come from Bangkok. Travelers to Thailand, especially first-time travelers, most of the trip is between the island and Bangkok, perhaps with a short detour to Chiang Mai.
I would strongly advise, however, to go a little further away from the well-trodden paths and spend more quality leisure activities in the northern or eastern parts of the country. Drive via Chiang Mai to Pai and then further westwards to Mae Hong Son. Or continue northwards to the Chiang Rai frontier (then stop at Phu Chi Fa.) or eastwards to Isaan.
When you become agitated (like me), traveling on Thailand's streets can be a daunting task. Include tortuous, slim streets or casual cruises and it can be a bad dream if you are not ready. I traveled twice through Thailand in March and April and to be frank, I wouldn't suggest it unless you spend all your free seaside holidays.
Traveling lights are so liberating and I ensure that you have a better vacation if you have less stow. Dentistry in Thailand is enormous, and on my last journey I chose to try it myself. I had AWESOME (I know it's weird to show so much excitement for a tooth visit!) But the practice was neat and tidy, the doctor fast and pain-free, and the cost - under $40 for a cleansing!
While in Chiang Mai I attended Dental 4h ('they are fluent in English) and I strongly commend them. It should be a piece of cake..... but just in case, here is a nice memento to help you verify your visas. The majority of visitors receive a 30-day visas if they arrive by plane, but only 15 if they cross a country boundary.
You can run a visas if you want to remain longer (a good apology to extend your trip) or most people can get a longer visas if they do so. In London I could get a 2 months visas from the Thai embassy.
However, always make sure you read the regulations before you travel - things are always changing. You' ll be saving your wallet and having a better one. We were on Ko Yao Noi (a small isle to the west of Phuket) and wanted to see some of the other isles on the way to our residence.