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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Top 5 Things to do before Travel In Thailand

Top 5 Things To Do Before Going To Live or Travel in Thailand

Going to Thailand is something that needs careful preparation; it could be that you are going to live in Thailand, travel in Thailand or even teaching in the land of smiles. There are things you must do, and from my own experience's I've put together a few of them.


1. Prepare Your Accommodation 


Decide if you will stay in a hotel or apartment. Whatever you do prepare this before you arrive, look on booking.com and other websites.

The one thing I always regretted was not preparing my hotel. I arrived at Bangkok airport, no hotel, and with no idea of where to go. I was trying to live on the fly. I arrived about 1am in the morning and didn't know what to do. So I jumped in a taxi and went to Kho San road, the tourist hub. There I knew that I could get a hotel, the taxi driver offered to arrange it and I reluctantly agreed. The next day I found out I paid double for the cost of the hotel. Did I learn from this experience? Yes, I always book for my arrival dates, and then decide afterwards what hotel to go to.



Of course, if you are not a single traveler you will have all of the stuff pre-planned before going to Thailand.


2. Flights To Thailand 


 £450 one way but check out all websites. My reason for booking a one way ticket is that I don't want to come back! But it also saves me money to start with. After travelling place's like Bali, Vietnam, China, Hong-Kong, Singapore etc, I know that booking a flight way in advance is the best option. You can save so much money this way.

Luckily I have never been caught ought with high price's by booking last minute; this is partly down to me being a single traveler. The last flight I caught was a single from London to Hong Kong, with only one change. This cost about £400 and I thought it was quite cheap.

Try not to book flights through Edreams or other websites in this category. Once I booked a ticket with them, believing the ticket was a cheaper rate, so I booked it. An email came through saying the price was higher than I actually paid - I went crazy and got my money back, you can read about this here 'How To Get Your Money Back Off Edreams'.


Thai-Visa, Thai News3. Visa Costs Thailand


Thailand £20 - £25 depending on which visa you require. The one I've chosen is the 30 day tourist exemption, as I don't start my job for a while I can't apply for a work permit. Choosing the tourist exemption visa is a good option as you can get this as you arrive into Thailand. The other option, well you have to send you're passport off! These visa prices were correct in 2012. They have probably gone up a little.




4. Vaccinations For Thailand


Make sure you have your vaccinations before you go. If you catch Malaria Malaria, make sure your ready for it, tablets or otherwise. You wouldn't want to end up like in hospital.

In the countryside where I was working my work colleague, another English Teacher from Africa, was taken ill. She was put in hospital on a drip for many days. Now, i'm still unsure if they diagnosed her correctly - but the conditions weren't so great.

You can get some vaccinations for free off the NHS, but for medical conditions such as Yellow Fever, the charge can be around £50.

Also stay protected and buy some Deet  You can use this to protect you from mosquito bites.

Dengue Fever is another high risk tropical disease, mainly caught from mosquitoes - you can read about how to protect yourself from dengue here.

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Surgeries usually require you to register and book an appointment a nurse to decide what vaccinations you need. I was quite lucky, i've managed to get mine sorted within 2 days due to nobody every leaving my town (Bedworth) so the health center has a lot in stock.

5. Research Before Going To Thailand


5. Research more information about Thailand, if you are going to take an English course, if you are going to go diving, if you are simply going to build castles - hunt for more information. Always make sure you have travel insurance prepared, and stay safe on the motorbikes.

You will love Thailand, just stay safe and have fun. If there's anything you can add to this list please do comment below. Enjoy. Check out our travel blog directory.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Thailand Saved - Thailand Airlines Allowed to Fly In Europe

Thailand Saved - Great News For Travelers To Europe and Thai Economy

Thailand air-lines have not been banned from flying in the European skies. The European Aviation Safety Agency agreed last Thursday that Thai Airlines can continue working. There was speculation that they could be banned - speculation ey!

They thought that they might be banned as America has banned them already and they thought Europe may follow suit. The banning from America - this comes down to the strict regulations that the US FAA have in place - and they downgraded them hence the banning in the U.S

Thai-Airways
Thai Airways

What will happen with the EASA?

The EASA will continue to keep an eye on Thailand's aircrafts and flight companies. And if anything serious happens which amounts to misconduct, then they will be banned. They have also stated that they are available to help the Thai Airlines if they need to.
An agreement was signed on Wednesday that will have the EASA assist Thailand in implementing methods to improve air safety in the country.

What effects would a ban have?

At this moment of time over a quarter of Thai Airlines money (revenue) comes from Europe. With many many travelers going to Thailand via these airlines. Therefore, the European market is very important in Thailand. And it is stated that nearly 25 per cent of Europe's tourists fly with Thai Airlines.

Flying To Thailand From London: Facts

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1. There are several airlines that run from London, Heathrow to Bangkok, Thailand these both of the national airlines include: Thai Airways and Mjets.
2. You can get a visa-on-arrival < This constantly changing so check before you leave.
3. The non-stop flight time from London to Bangkok is 11.5 hours. British Airways also run direct flights to BKK. It's a long trip, so be sure to find something interesting to do.
4. Cheapest time to travel will be low - season. Which runs from March to October, and you can fly for about £400 one-way. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

How To Get From Bangkok Airport to Kho San Road via Taxi

Taxi From Bangkok Airport to Kho San Road


Catching a taxi from Bangkok airport will cost around 80 baht. Always tell the driver where you're going before you get in. If he even starts to try to negotiate a flat fare, wave him on and get another taxi. I never ask for meter use but always get it. If you don't negotiate a fare there could be some trouble when you arrive at your destination. 


Source: google

Bangkok Airport Information


Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok is easily one of the funnest transport hubs in the world, it really looks like it belongs in a sci-fi movie. In fact Bangkok’s international airport has such a unique design that in 2012 it became the most photographed place in the world on social networks. Everyone wants a picture of Suvarnabhumi airport, with its long tube corridors made from glass and steel.

50 million passenger travel through Suvarnabhumi Airport every year, and as well as being the international arrival point for Thailand it is also a transfer airport for South East Asia. Bangkok international airport is located 16 miles outside town, but it is easy to get to Bangkok city center, either via the airport link or via taxi – although be warned that traffic jams are likely during peak hours.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Thai Air Ways - Review

Thai Air Ways - Review.

A new journey for me before I have flown with AirAsia and Thai Lion Air.

Having traveled extensively around Asia over the past few years, I have now had the pleasure of traveling with this Thai Air line.


Some background information - Thai Airways are an airline that have been operating for many years.
Company Profile

Living up to their famous saying 'Smooth as Silk' I never felt a tremor of turbulence.

I flew on a premium economy ticket which offered great leg room as I'm a fairly tall guy.
The food is actually pretty good. Our nonstop flight from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) - Thailand [BKK] to Hong Kong serving us some snacks on the way.

On their website you can see a few food options for long haul flights. Dishes include, Thai sweet curry, omelets, fried rice, and sarnies. They also offer water and other drinks on any flight. Some airlines don't do this.
Thai Airlines

There wasn't much entertainment due it being a fairly short trip. None the less it was an afternoon flight, so I could take in some views.

The service inside the plane is pretty good. The air hostesses are beautiful and kind. They wear traditional Thai clothes which almost all asian hostesses have to do.

Overall, i'd give Thai Airways a 10/10.

Please visit their website - http://www.thaiairways.com and see what offers they have.


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Journey...Coventry - London - Oman Airways - Bangkok

Fly With Oman Airways - Heathrow To BKK

London - Oman - Bangkok

This was a long trip. Starting in Coventry, I took the National Express, which cost me £20 to London Heathrow, which was a good price, I think. Plus I didn't have to deal with trains and changeovers and The Underground. Buses all the way!

London Heathrow To Oman

Arriving at Heathrow Terminal 3, I realised, this is it i'm off, bye-bye England. The terminal at the airport was crazy, purple fluorescent lights everywhere. Because of my timings I managed to check-in easily with no queuing. When I went outside for a cigarette there was a massive que!!!

Oman Airport To Bangkok

I flew with Oman Airway's and had to fly via Oman, surprisingly! Oman airways planes are awesome! They had TV screens on the back of the seats. The TV screen had games and films programmed into it. I had a cheeky game of Pac Man and Street Fighter before proceeding to watch Men In Black 3. I was loving it! They fed the passengers to a high standard, and were always helpful.

The only downside was the girl sitting next to me, she kept falling asleep and leaning towards me, she was hot to which made things difficult if she was to awake sleeping on me!!! We then arrived in Oman, the only way I can describe Oman is a desert with lots of oil rigs, it was so hot getting off the plane.

The one thing I really wanted was a cigarette and to my surprise, they had a smoking room. Which when you walk in was like inhaling 50 cigs in one go. It reminded me of factory work which I used to do when I was younger, in the breaks we'd run to the smoking room! One hour later I was boarding the flight for the last leg of the journey, this flight was 5 hours...which I slept this time.

Oman To Bangkok Bkk

5 hours later I hit Bangkok! The airport was huge I was surprised at the scale of it. When I got to passport control, the officer's weren't happy because I didn't have a return ticket booked to leave the country. I was with them for 20 minute's explaining that the Thai Embassy in Birmingham, had told me it was okay to get a single ticket as I already had my 60 day visa, the airline also had said this.

Eventually I stated I was going to Australia afterwards, and they let me through. This was slightly worrying for me, thought I may get arrested, plus the officer's looked tough! I was also surprised that I was allowed to walk straight through customs in Bangkok without getting searched, not even my hand luggage!
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