This information will be updated as soon as there is more news. All information is preliminary. It is advisable to always contact the nearest Thai embassy in your area before making any booking or payment.
Because of the corona virus, tourism has been restricted worldwide. Thailand has been keeping its borders closed to international tourists for months. The situation changes daily. An overview is constantly updated here.
Money & finance
☐ bag or compartment in hand luggage
☐ EC card (bank card)
☐ Credit card + Bank emergency numbers
☐ Tan generator (necessary depending on the bank)
☐ Access online banking and PIN already + prepare at home
A fanny pack or an easily accessible bag in your hand luggage for your wallet, passport and plane tickets / handbag because you often have to take them out.
Take enough cash with you if:
The train ticket to the airport will be lost.
Short taxi ride is necessary.
Money for food and drink on the trip.
Excess baggage must be paid (too much weight)
Money for 2-3 days if the bank card should not work in Thailand. You can always exchange cash in Thailand.
"fun" tourism - Some hate it, the others come precisely why to Thailand.
"fun" tourism in Pattaya attracts every year about 10 million visitors. Approximately 40,000 women have your affection and offer "fun"ual services in Pattaya. A men's paradise and what you will sure like if it is that what you are looking for. Of course there are other good reasons to visit the town south of Bangkok but the offer of "fun" workers can be seen throughout the city and is part of the cityscape starting in the late afternoon.
From downtown Bangkok to Pattaya
From downtown or from Bangkok Airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Pattaya, a taxi ride with prices from 1000 baht (around 25€). A bus ride already for about 5 to 7 €. If you should arrive at night or for the first time, you will be grateful for a quick and comfortable taxi. The more convenient method is therefore the taxi. The cheapest way a non-stop bus. So a good effective method is the bus too. Don`t worry. The journey takes 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the traffic. Buses run from 7-22 pm. Taxis around the clock. Bangkok to Pattaya !
One of them will surely happen to you. Testimonials about typical rip-offs from holidaymakers and emigrants in recent years: If you know a few, you save yourself a lot of trouble, because you can easily recognize them and avoid them. So you save yourself the horror that can spoil the day.
Traffic accident, lost credit card, damage to someone else's property. Regardless of whether it is a world tour or a short vacation. There are risks and dangers that can spoil your vacation or even have serious consequences without preparation.
What should I give to someone who will soon be traveling? There is a lot of useless that is difficult to put in the suitcase / backpack. The following is a lot of useful, nice and nice for a short trip up to a world trip. Gift ideas for friends and acquaintances, for the son or daughter or just for yourself :)
The corona pandemic has been affecting global life for months. Thailand is not spared from this. [Editor's note: reported and actual cases differ very likely] Despite the low number of infections, the tourism industry including the associated economy comes to an abrupt halt.
The bars in Bangkok and Pattaya have been open since July.
On the first night, however, there was no rush. Hardly any guests and only a few bars were open. "Many streets are still dark and hardly a guest gets lost in the bars," said the bar operator Anyamanee from Soi Buakhao.
Bangkok's nightlife is one of the good reasons to visit the capital of Thailand. Tourists and emigrants prefer this city precisely because of the wide range of nightlife. We present the top 3 hotspots to you here.
Ko Samui is south of Koh Phangan. One of the most popular destinations in Thailand. Much quieter than Bangkok and so how tropical Thailand imagines.
The island is not particularly large. Within one afternoon you could circumnavigate Ko Samui nearly even with the scooter. This is what makes these islands so interesting. It comes down to a feeling of tropical island paradise.
You are now in Pattaya. In your hotel you go to take a shower first. Iam sure because it will be hot outside, as it is always. Then pull on your shorts and a pair of flip-flops or some other shoes. A shirt and of course your wallet. The plan is for a coffee, going to the beach and visit a shopping mall. But that's not why you're in Pattaya. So after your sightseeing..
Where, how and how much?
In Pattaya City, it is very easy to meet pretty girls that offer their special services. Most busy it is in and around the Walking Street itself. On the other side to the north of the city (15 minutes) the Soi-6 is located. But from the Walking Street from to Soi-6 is also everything possible. Pattaya leaves no wish "unsatisfied". [A Soi is a side street.]
There is enough choice for every price range in the "fun" city of Pattaya.
But there can be qualitative worlds between two hotels with the same price.
It is enough mold in the bathroom .. a noisy main street that does not let you sleep .. or the photos of the rooms that have nothing to do with reality. I have been to the following hotels several times myself. Always at least 1 week each. Sutus Court is by far the most popular because the location is really perfect. The March Hotel is the most cozy, you have to walk 10 minutes or take a scooter taxi (30-100 baht). I like to use the "Sleep with me", but only if the price is currently not higher than 25 €. This fluctuates a lot.
Hotspot 1: has it all<br />
Hotspot 2: a smaller edition of Walking Street and a lot cheaper<br />
Hotspot 3: many beer bars, cozy and large selection<br />
Hotspot 4: many beer bars, very cheap, the absolute number 1 for many<br />
Hotspot 5: many beer bars, cheap, a must for everyone<br />
Hotspot 6: similar to Hotspot 3, also popular<br />
Basically, the entire city is a party street.
Basically, the well-known booking portals such as Expedia, Agoda or booking.com are recommended. The offer is huge, the prices low and the comparison very clear. But every booking portal tries to stand out from the competition and wants you to access and pay as soon as possible. Various tricks are used to hide the fact that you could actually book on another website because the vast majority of hotels can be booked anywhere.
Tips & highlights for holidays in Thailand - away from mass tourism.
Phuket surprises positively. Bangla Road in Phuket, more precisely on Patong Beach, is world famous. Ballermann and loud music is great for singles. For everyone else, such as couples or families, Patong is not necessarily suitable, nor is it particularly romantic or even family-friendly.
But Phuket is a huge area. The old town of Phuket, Patong Beach and many other areas on the beach offer a wide variety.
Who: Thai nationals and non-Thai nationals (UK and Ireland)
from: London Heathrow Airport
only with: ASQ hotel booking confirmation
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What does 5 weeks Thailand cost for 2 people? Low budget trip. The conclusion for the impatient readers right from the start: The more different places and islands you plan for your route, the more expensive it will be.
There is the street in which it is super cheap and the hottest girls work. Many of the girls there could work in Go Go bars. In this street, most bars and girls are in one spot. You can only drink a beer or go directly short-time with your chosen one. The prices are really great with 800 to 1200 Baht (maximum) and 200-300 Baht room rent.
Never far, there is always at least one restaurant with free internet (WIFI). The prices for a Sim card are so cheap that you don't need to save money here. At every airport and in every tourist area there is at least one shop nearby that would like to sell you a SIM card. In the big shopping centers you are guaranteed to find a shop from "AIS", "true move" or "dtac".
The countries in Asia are still closed to international tourists. For fear of a new spread, new ideas come from governments on strict conditions. There are already offers on Facebook of expensive health insurance with several hundred euros. These are not serious.
Koh Samui is always a good tip for a period of up to 10 days. Quite a few prefer to stay forever. The island is located near the islands of KoTao and KoPhangan. Island hopping is ideal here. There is a good selection of hotels. From hostel to luxury. Tip: It is very quiet here in the off-season.
Most clubs and nightlife options in Bangkok are still closed or only open on a small scale. "Many adhere to the rules of distance and move tables apart and do not let more guests into the location than allowed. Other bars are full, too full." says Kongphob from Bangkok.
Travel time & weather Thailand
The best time to travel to Thailand is between November and May. This is the general opinion. The "best" travel time because between these months the "cooler" winter in Thailand.
Whether for the first time in Thailand or a few times. Driving scooters in Thailand is always a hot topic. You can be flexible and explore the island, for example. If you live in a hotel just outside, a scooter to the beach or to a hotspot is advantageous. On the subject, however, other people point out the risk of an accident directly.