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  1. The page you are trying to access is not available for your account. Error code: 2C171/1 same issue for me
  2. I would be grateful if someone could clarify something that has been bugging me for some time. I arrive at Bangkok airport and hand my completed TM6 to immigration with the where are you staying giving my friends private home address(who is Thai).I then stay there as a guest for three weeks.Does she have to notify immigration that I am staying there? (question one) If we then go for a short break, to say Hua Hin, I know the hotel have to advise immigration, what happens when we come back.(question 2) I am asking because one of her neighbours had a bad experience with a farang in the past and is a nasty piece of work and I would not put it past her to report that there is a farang staying . Thanks for any assistance
  3. I posted this on the 28th January, to date, apart from one reference taken from a Thai Vaping forum, no one has actually reported being booked. "With all the posts about vaping, illegal etc, has anyone any first hand knowledge of anyone actually being arrested for vaping in public. I have seen hundreds of posts(on various forums) but have never seen(or may have missed) anyone say that they or someone they were with were arrested etc. Same for the airport,again has anyone actually been stopped searched and confiscated or fined. I know you cannot buy legally in Thailand but this not about buying, this is farangs using" From this draw your own conclusions
  4. Not defending anyones comments but this question seems remarkably like hundreds posted on the TripAdvisor site. Usually the poster is from India and expects trip advisor posters to provide them with a full itinerary and costs without themselves having to do any work or research. The usual answer is either stop being so lazy and do some research of their own or go to a travel agent .
  5. Seems like the Visa Section of the UK Bangkok Embassy have finally got their act together. Submitted a Visitor Visa application for my GF at Trendy House on the 14th Feb.(Her ninth VV).Had email on the 21st saying decision had been made.7 days incredible/ Not only that, on the application we stated that she would travel on the 23rd of March. (allowing plenty of time for any delays in the visa process).Without any note asking for it to be post dated,(which we have asked for in the past and have been ignored) the visa was issued from 23 March to 23rd September. Seems like someone is actually reading and taking note of the contents and using a bit of common sense. EMS arrived today with the actual paperwork
  6. Bumping this to try and get as many views as possible,to establish the actual situation on the streets
  7. With all the posts about vaping, illegal etc, has anyone any first hand knowledge of anyone actually being arrested for vaping in public. I have seen hundreds of posts(on various forums) but have never seen(or may have missed) anyone say that they or someone they were with were arrested etc. Same for the airport,again has anyone actually been stopped searched and confiscated or fined. I know you cannot buy legally in Thailand but this not about buying, this is farangs using
  8. Just noticed on a withdrawal from Kasikorn bank that the ATM fee was 220 baht. Is this a new thing? I have not noticed any announcements,or have I missed something and does it apply to all other banks Ignore this post just noticed thread already posted on the subject
  9. I think that the immediate effect will be very little, as the majority of tourists(from Europe) booked their holidays some months ago.They will come because the financial penalties of cancelling would be too high.Where I think we will see the drop is when they are thinking of where to go next year.(Traditionally the holiday booking season starts just after Christmas).Those who came this year will remember the closures and atmosphere whilst they were here and maybe think that somewhere else might be a bit more lively.Those who are thinking about coming for the first time, will only see the (European) newspapers reports(and not what is actually happening) and think hmm? bar closures,no music, no fun,one year restrictions, maybe we will look elsewhere.The vast majority of tourists do not read forums and only know what they read in the papers.Everything normal does not sell newspapers but bars closed for a year does. Slightly off topic but with the vague guidelines on music levels, entertainment etc how long before one of the BIBs whose mia noi owns a bar decides that the bar opposite them is exceeding the levels and find themselves visited by the BIB and shut down, of course then the customers have to go to the bar run by the mia noi . It would not be the first time.
  10. Just going to try and bring this thread back on track, has anyone actually seen anything to say that the ATM fee is going up to 250 baht in August or is this just a rumor without any substance
  11. Have not seen this here but on trip adviser one post mentioned that the ATM charge was going up from 200 to 250 baht from August. Is this correct? and if so can we look forward to this "tax on farang tourists" rising on an annual basis and where will they stop, 500, 1000 etc?
  12. RabC I have been doing the same as you, it seems that the turnaround time in Bangkok is the problem, this is why i was thinking that the ATC issues are still ongoing as I have done this flight many times in the past and it has never been more than 10/15 mins late leaving BKK. Ah well, will just have to hope for the best
  13. Hi, I posted this on another forum(Flyertalk) but no one was able to give me an answer, hopefully someone with local knowledge will know' Hi, hope someone can give me some insight, The EVA flight from Bangkok to London BR067, over the last few weeks has consistently been late in leaving Bangkok (anything up to an hour or more) resulting in its arrival at London getting later and later. Does anyone have an explanation for this, I know that a few weeks ago there were delays at Bangkok due to new ATC procedures being introduced but I would have thought they would have been ironed out by now. I asked because I am booked on this flight in a few weeks and after landing in London I have a long drive home and if it is going to be as late as it has been I want to book a hotel in the area rather than drive. Thanks for any info
  14. I have a Navmii (formerly known as Navfree) app on my windows phone. It works without needing a live internet connection, you just need to set up destinations before you leave.It gives turn by turn voice directions just by the built in GPS It works very well in the UK but has anyone used this app in Thailand and if so how did you find it. Thanks
  15. Sorry cannot answer your question but for years I have tried to plan my visits to Thailand to attend this event(not just this event obviously.) Each year I try and get the dates of this event a few months in advance.This is impossible.I contact TAT ,Chomburi Town Hall ,Thai Airways and everyone else I can think of..Total replies Nil. I have even got people who live in Chonburi to try and find out locally.Yes they can say a few weeks before but not a few months before. If anyone can give me a reliable way of establishing the actual dates 3/6 months before the event I would be very grateful.