Traveling in Thailand Tips

As a veteran of 10 years of travel in Thailand and surrounding countries, I’ve come across a lot information you may not know as a first time traveler to Thailand. Ive made many of the same mistakes that many travelers made before me and learned my lessons. Here are some tips and tactics to traveling to Bangkok and Thailand which should help out.

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Best Way to Travel from Bangkok to Cambodia

Getting there is half the fun! Traveling from country to country in Asia can make for a beautiful trip through and across foreign worlds and sketchy borders (/s). Whether you choose to walk, fly, train, bus, car or elephant to Cambodia, it’s an adventure! Cambodia is a country rich in history, wonderful food, ancient culture, and was the center of the kingdom of Khmer in what comprised most of the countries in Southeast Asia including Laos, most of Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar. If your in Thailand it makes no sense to not go next door to see your amazing neighbors in Cambodia. Continue reading
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Best Places for Expats to Live in Bangkok Thailand

To answer the question of finding the best places to live in Bangkok, it would depend on lifestyle, budget, accessibility.  It might be a good idea to make a shortlist of needs/desires, and consider transportation; do you have a car/motorcycle, would you rely on public transportation?  What is your eating style; are food-courts ok, street-food, nicer cuisine, or perhaps you like to cook? Continue reading
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Visit Bangkok: Plan or No Plan?

For a trip to become memorable it is essential to do something out of the ordinary. Bangkok is a place to experience what this great city has to offer!  Most of the things you can see and do are out of the ordinary. This city alone is filled with an undying mystique that never seems to bore tourists from all over the world. Thus if you travel to Bangkok, you should prepare yourself for one of the most exotic and captivating times of your life. Continue reading
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Tips on Getting a Retirement Visa in Thailand

I’ve learned the hard way that if you plan on getting a retirement visa in Thailand, it is easiest to apply for a 90 day Type O Non-Immigrant visa in your home country prior to arrival.  For the United States here is a link to the LA Thai Consulate. If you do come to Thailand on a tourist visa, you can choose to convert the visa to convert it to a 90 day Type O Non Immigrant or you could simply go across the Lao/Thai border and go to the Thai Embassy in Vientiane and get the 90 day Type O Non-Immigrant Visa there.   Continue reading
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