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Old 06-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #7576
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you can only get single entries from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I tried to get a double entry from there 3 months ago but they said they are only giving out singles.

I was reading thaivisa for you about thai embassy in hanoi and I think you would atleast have to ask first what sort of tickets/travel plans they require if you want a double entry. it sounds like their lines for giving multiple entry visas vary a lot and it might become a head ache.

you should get single entry from both locations easily though
What do you mean? I don't exactly udnerstand what you're trying to tell me.

A) Should I not leave Thailand?
B) If I do, should I do anything prior?
C) Should I tear my Visa out or something?
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:55 PM   #7577
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Anyone know how to go about getting a taxi from Phuket airport to Kata beach? It looks like the hotels can sort it out for you, but i guess it will be more expensive (although i don't know how much).

Is it much cheaper to get a metered taxi? And how would i go about this after arriving in Phuket airport at around 9pm?

Anyone know rough prices for this?
as soon as you step outside of the airport turn right and you should see a taxi-meter stand in front of you, should cost you something like 350-500baht to Kata. Can't confirm 100% but i am almost positive it will still be open at 9pm.

a "limousine" (basically a taxi without the paintjob) will cost you around 700-800thb
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:00 PM   #7578
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What do you mean? I don't exactly udnerstand what you're trying to tell me.

A) Should I not leave Thailand?
B) If I do, should I do anything prior?
C) Should I tear my Visa out or something?
well you said you are leaving in a few days so i figured that your stamp expires soon or that you have to leave the country for some other reason.

what date do you have when you entered the country (dates in the visa don't matter since you have used it already, there is just a lone stamp in the passport telling you how long you can stay). and just to make sure: did you actually have a visa or are you in the country with the 30 day visa exempt stamp?

if you came here with tourist visa (giving you a 60 day stamp) you can extend it at immigration for 1900 baht. that gives you 30 more days. after that you have to leave and (if you want) get another visa since arriving by land/air only gives you 15/30 days stay

C) oh, didn't see this question so i guess you actually have a visa. NO, don't tear it out or do anything
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:01 PM   #7579
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yup, metered taxi should be closer to 500 to kata imo. not 100% sure though
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:02 PM   #7580
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Just go to Vietnam, go to thai embassy there, and get a visa

that's all you have to do sir!

but I wonder, don't you get an automatic 30 days visa stamp without getting a tourist visa?
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:35 PM   #7581
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Cheers.. the taxis are real cheap aren't they haha. I think the transfers done by the hotels are a bit more than double that, although that's still damn cheap when compared to prices for that kind of journey here in England. It might be better to organise a hotel transfer just so they know when you're coming i guess, but i'll see.

Thanks again for the help!
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:18 PM   #7582
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I saw the thread about the guys living in Phuket,Thailand. The house and view was baller. I am seriously thinking of moving there sometime,or at least taking a vacation there. How many "bahts"? = $1 USD?
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:31 PM   #7583
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as soon as you step outside of the airport turn right and you should see a taxi-meter stand in front of you, should cost you something like 350-500baht to Kata. Can't confirm 100% but i am almost positive it will still be open at 9pm.

a "limousine" (basically a taxi without the paintjob) will cost you around 700-800thb
+1

Will be doing exactly this in about 4 days. Taxi trip report will follow
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #7584
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+1

Will be doing exactly this in about 4 days. Taxi trip report will follow

Cool, i'll look forward to the report
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:09 PM   #7585
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I saw the thread about the guys living in Phuket,Thailand. The house and view was baller. I am seriously thinking of moving there sometime,or at least taking a vacation there. How many "bahts"? = $1 USD?
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-co...D;to=THB;amt=1
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:12 AM   #7586
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Ok, my bad... I only have the 30 day exempt thing (didn't get any paperwork before flying in). Does this allow multiple entries?

Just to explain;
- Arrived via plane
- Have whatever got stapled into my passport there, no previous paperwork
- Am leaving flying to Vietnam in 2-3 days.
- Am likely returning to Vietnam via bus from Cambodia
- Not sure if I will be able to do this with the 30-day exempt thing I got from the airport customs

I'm sorry I suck at explaining this!
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:50 AM   #7587
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When you fly back in they'll give you another 30 days. If you take a bus in you'll get 15. If you wanna stay for longer than that, go to the embassy in Phnom Penh, Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh City and get a single entry visa which is good for 60 days plus 30 day extension.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:29 AM   #7588
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Ahh, ok, thank you!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:31 AM   #7589
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no worries lippy, you are not the first one who confuses the visa exempt stamp and tourist visa

the paper you got stapled in your passport is for the immigration to take away when you leave thailand. it is not a visa, it is a departure card. the immigration took the arrival part for their archives when you came here.

if you are staying here for longer i would definitely suggest getting the visa from one of the embassies.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:59 AM   #7590
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yup, metered taxi should be closer to 500 to kata imo. not 100% sure though
Should be more than that. It cost me a around 450 to get to Patong.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:16 AM   #7591
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yo guys i need a roommate

our third roommate is leaving next week so me and my friend need someone to replace him quickly

the appartment is like 200sqm with a huge balcony, 3 bedrooms and a big living room, its in the last floor of this building: http://www.piyavan.com , tho i dont think the actual apt is listed on the website. it's just in front of the BTS station Ari.

no deposit needed, total rent is 47k baths per month plus electricity (which was sth like 10k last month)

we need someone to move in as soon as possible, you can come visit anytime or we can show you the apartment on webcam

contact me by mail/msn at baltimore64@hotmail.fr if ur interested

btw if it matters my roommate is Farid Meraghni who came second at EPT Warsaw a few years ago
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:12 AM   #7592
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Should be more than that. It cost me a around 450 to get to Patong.
480 to Kata with meter. Whatever time you arrive, meter taxi isn't closing until the last flight has arrived and everyone been shipped to wherever.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:56 PM   #7593
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Hi,

about how much guys live in phuket who are there to chill and play poker?
what are you guys playing cash(what stakes) or are there also some tourney grinders?
Would be nice to hear some answers... plan on comming to phuket for some months, so it would really interesst me..
thanks
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:42 AM   #7594
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I think there are only like 10 2p2ers in Phuket these days. There's a group of limit players living in a big house together but I don't know what stakes they play. Myself and some other small stakes NL players are scattered around the island. I believe the stakerange is like nl25-nl400.
When are you going?
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:28 AM   #7595
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I think there are only like 10 2p2ers in Phuket these days. There's a group of limit players living in a big house together but I don't know what stakes they play. Myself and some other small stakes NL players are scattered around the island. I believe the stakerange is like nl25-nl400.
When are you going?
People are supporting themselves in Thailand at 25NL?
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:37 AM   #7596
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I don't think anyone's playing 25nl but it wouldn't surprise me if you could support yourself over here. Maybe not in phuket
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:56 AM   #7597
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

So I'm coming to Thailand in August, and staying for a month.

Do you folks recommend starting in Bangkok and heading south, or the other way around?

I know Bangkok has a reputation of being a really hectic city, and part of me wants to avoid that stress at first, but the other part of me says that I should get myself in the mix of it all right away.

Thoughts?
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:26 AM   #7598
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stay in BKK for a week or so at least. ADepending on what you are into, check out other places in thailand as well. Definitely go to BKK and Phuket for a while though!
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:28 AM   #7599
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I don't think anyone's playing 25nl but it wouldn't surprise me if you could support yourself over here. Maybe not in phuket
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:21 AM   #7600
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

I wana go Thailand but I only play 50NL.. Enough to come over and play? Providing I get about $500 a month in rakeback, should I be ok?

Added info: thinking about doing a CELTA in UK so will be able to teach english while over there too, good idea?

Also, thinking about going to Chiang Mai uni, to do a thai language course while there

Anyone got a spare room in Chiang Mai?

Anyone wana share a house/condo in CM?

PM moi, danke
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