Thailand

Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is divided into four regions – Northern Thailand, Northeast Thailand, Central Thailand and South Thailand.

The country is amicably known as “Land of smiles” :) .

  • Capital city: Bangkok
  • Main language spoken: Thai
    • Basic Greetings: sa-wat-dee (Hello), kop kun (Thank you)
  • Currency: Thai baht
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is on arrival for Indian citizens (latest information can be found on Thailand Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: November to April
  • Adapter required (power points): Two flat parallel pins or two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin or two round pins
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

Shuttle between Bangkok airports

 

There are two International airports in Bangkok – one is Suvarnabhumi Airport (big one) and the other is Don Mueang Airport. I was dropped at the Suvarnabhumi airport by my taxi driver and my flight was at Don Mueang airport.

There were many taxi drivers who tried to mislead me in taking taxis. The taxis cost money, where as there are free shuttles between the airports. All one needs to do is show the ticket and the passport. If the ticket is valid then the transportation between the airports is free. The shuttle bus leaves at Door number 3 in Suvarnabhumi.

Vaccinations for traveling in Europe and Asia

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before following …

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Guide | Bangkok airport

There are two International airports in Bangkok – one is Suvarnabhumi Airport (big one) and the other is Don Mueang Airport. Shuttle between Bangkok airports I was dropped at the Suvarnabhumi airport by my taxi driver and my flight was at Don Mueang airport. There were many taxi drivers who tried to mislead me in taking …

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Quick Guide | 5 hours in Bangkok

While travelling to Perth from Bangalore, I had about 5 hours transit in Bangkok. Even though I have traveled to Thailand twice, I have never stepped out of Bangkok airport. So, I decided to utilise these hours to see this city. I was advised by the Ministry of Tourism guys (at the airport) not to …

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Storage in Don Mueang (Bangkok airport)

One of the biggest problems while travelling alone is managing suitcases. They are heavy and not very easy to manage. I had the same problem when I was in Bangkok at the Don Mueang International airport and was not sure where the storage in Don Mueang was. After asking around and searching for quite some …

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Visas during Career break 2019

I admit that visas are one of the biggest contributors for the expenses during travels. And also the effort that it takes to get visas and the stress that we go through during those visas processes cannot be debated. My biggest savings during my career break will be obtaining these visas. One of my main …

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Review | Chai Lai Orchid (an elephant camp in Chiang Mai)

Chai Lai Orchid resort is a place where elephants, cats, dogs and chickens roam around freely. They live in harmony and together. I am glad to have found this place. Chai Lai Orchid is about 1 hour drive from Chiang Mai city and it is an elephant camp. Elephants at the camp They have about 20 …

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Review | Gold Hand Thai Massage (Chiang Mai)

Who doesn’t love body massages? Who doesn’t love pampering? I am sure everyone loves them. I love them too. While I was in Chiang Mai for my birthday, I got body massages done almost everyday. I tried places that had the best ambience as well. But one place which was very nice and cheap was …

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