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Old 10-11-2009, 05:35 AM   #8751
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I just went to immigration yesterday and unfortunately I didn't get 30 days from my expiration date (this tuesday, i went early). I got 30 days from yesterday. So maybe the BKK office is different in this regard, or it just depends on whether you hit a friendly immigration officer.

Oh, and there is a copy shop/passport photo service in the new immigration building.
Yeah, definitely a mistake. I've had that happen one time at the old bkk immigration and every other time was 30 days from expiration. Unfortunately I didn't notice it until much later.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:14 AM   #8752
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I got deteained for 48hrs, no visa and a 5 day deportation order to go to FInland.
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OR in actuality, I got my dbl entry but with this:



Guess I won't be heading back to Laos soon.
yea just notice that it doesn't say don't come to laos, it MIGHT mean all embassies/consulates for tourist visas since you never know about thailand but i guess it is wait and see

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What happened?

I've heard about getting a red stamp if you have 9+ tourist visas (with a double entry counting as 2, etc) in your passport but nothing else. I'm heading to Laos next month and I'm still well below 9 but this is making me a bit nervous. I should probably just go back to the states and get a type O but that plane flight is brutal.
you'll be fine in laos atleast for once. after you get that red stamp you might want to look for other options
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:40 AM   #8753
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you might want to look for other options
In 6 mos it's me and YOU off to helsinki for a triple!
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:17 AM   #8754
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lol you think they will let you even board the finnair flight?
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #8755
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Has anyone had items from Pokerstars VIP store delivered to Thailand?

I want to ship an IPOD with some FPP's but am hesitant to change my listed address to Thailand as technically poker is illegal here.

My guess is its not a problem but i wanted to check first to see if anyone has successfully ordered/received items from them while in Thailand.

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Electronics from FPPS are a massive ripoff. It's a better Idea to get a gift certificate for an online electronics store and buy the stuff through there.

iPod 160GB is 20,600 FPP's. If you are getting gift certificates they wll give you 1fpps=.016 dollars. 330$ for an iPod through the store, on Amazon they are 239$ at the moment.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:04 PM   #8756
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Applying for a double entry tourist visa soon (planning to stay 3-6 months in Thailand beginning of next year), any suggestions on which nearby country to do the visa run on and how to do the visa run with (plane, bus, by foot)?

Also, when applying for the visa and when filling the arrival "card" or whatever it's called, I suppose it's wise not to mention anything about planning to play poker there?

I've never been to Thailand before, getting a double entry tourist visa should not be a problem for me right? I live in Finland and the Thai embassy seems to change their rulings quite illogically.

Thoughts on good hotels to stay on at Bkk/Phuket/Chiang Mai/Pattaya/Koh Samui? Especially looking for ones that I don't need to reserve in advance and ones where I can play poker with a laptop. Also, how tough is it to find a good hotel with reasonable prices on high season without reserving it in advance?

More thoughts or advices on renting a grindhouse with one or two friends during high season time?

Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:09 PM   #8757
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Reportedly the Helsinki embassy now requires you to show your visa run plane tickets if you want to get a double entry, so plan ahead.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:32 PM   #8758
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Applying for a double entry tourist visa soon (planning to stay 3-6 months in Thailand beginning of next year), any suggestions on which nearby country to do the visa run on and how to do the visa run with (plane, bus, by foot)?

just fly to Laos and you can get another double entry tourist visa over night, which gets you another 90 days

Also, when applying for the visa and when filling the arrival "card" or whatever it's called, I suppose it's wise not to mention anything about planning to play poker there?

Yeah, just use common sense. I put "student" on everything and its been fine, or unemployed, they never really ask in person

I've never been to Thailand before, getting a double entry tourist visa should not be a problem for me right? I live in Finland and the Thai embassy seems to change their rulings quite illogically.

If it is, you get 30 days on arrival, and its like 1.5 hours to Laos where you can go after a month to get the double entry, so it shouldn't be a problem from your embassy, but if it is, its not a problem anyways.


Thoughts on good hotels to stay on at Bkk/Phuket/Chiang Mai/Pattaya/Koh Samui? Especially looking for ones that I don't need to reserve in advance and ones where I can play poker with a laptop. Also, how tough is it to find a good hotel with reasonable prices on high season without reserving it in advance?

[B] Samui Heritage Resort is very nice in Samui, Bangkok Royal Asia Lodge is good, I would just check AGoda and look for reasonably priced places with good reviews. I have never reserved a hotel in advance (excluding a few hours before arriving) and have never had any problems. High season if you go to a very touristy spot it might be filled, but there are always a lot of options nearby anyways.

More thoughts or advices on renting a grindhouse with one or two friends during high season time?

Do it.

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #8759
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Thx for responses AwfulFish (I think that was ur FTP name? been a long time). How did you rent your grindhouse in Phuket? What did you do and did someone help you? How did you set the Internet connection etc there and how did you know the price was reasonable for the house and location? Thx again :P
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:23 PM   #8760
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haha you were awfulfish, cz? I think I spewed to you on a daily basis a long time ago

Dagrunt what is your plan for chiang mai? Are you just visiting for a short time? Are you looking for a guesthouse, nice hotel, or serviced apartment? I know of some really nice hotels around the city, but I've never stayed in them so I don't have any experience with their internets unfortunately. Give me a shout if you need any help
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:08 AM   #8761
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just fly to Laos and you can get another double entry tourist visa over night, which gets you another 90 days
what 90 days? yea the visa is valid 90 days from the apply date but gives you 180 days of stay when optimized

DaGrunt, I can guide you through getting the triple entry tourist visa on msn
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:27 AM   #8762
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Thx for responses AwfulFish (I think that was ur FTP name? been a long time). How did you rent your grindhouse in Phuket? What did you do and did someone help you? How did you set the Internet connection etc there and how did you know the price was reasonable for the house and location? Thx again :P
WE got shafted hard on the price, it definitely wasn't reasonable. We had a very hard time finding any short-term rentals since we didn't look ahead of time. We just talked with the land lord and they had internet installed very quickly, took only a couple of days. The internet was better than we have in Bangkok by far and it was just standard DSL. I even had a hard time finding anything suitable for me in Bangkok in low season on short notice, mostly due to anything being advertised looking 500x better than it really is.

Best I can recommend is have someone here recommend some places you can check out yourself right away, or have a Thai help. Thats what we did, and that was the only way we could have found anything even.

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haha you were awful fish, cz? I think I spewed to you on a daily basis a long time ago

yep, I think I told you that when I met up with you somewhere and you didn't remember, but I certainly do =p You stacked me four times within 30 minutes on one of my first full shots at 2/4 flipping well and sent me back down =(


Dagrunt what is your plan for chiang mai? Are you just visiting for a short time? Are you looking for a guesthouse, nice hotel, or serviced apartment? I know of some really nice hotels around the city, but I've never stayed in them so I don't have any experience with their internets unfortunately. Give me a shout if you need any help
I might want to check out Chiang Mai around January myself, will have to hit you up.

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what 90 days? yea the visa is valid 90 days from the apply date but gives you 180 days of stay when optimized

DaGrunt, I can guide you through getting the triple entry tourist visa on msn
How do you get a triple entry? Every time I have asked around they always say there is no such thing as a triple entry. No have. How would you get 180 days?
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:01 AM   #8763
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Hey guys im going to go back to BKK next month for a couple of months on a tourist visa, but I need some help filling it in.

Proposed address -> I don't have a hotel yet and I'm not planning to stay in the same hotel for the whole stay..

Local guarantor -> should I just fill in my parents info??

I'm applying for a triple entry tourist visa.ed

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:51 PM   #8764
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I just wrote down the first hotel on my form. Didn't put down any local guarantor. Immigration didn't seem to care.


Ok help me out guys. I'm going home for xmas in the middle of December and theres a pretty good chance I'm staying home. I want to travel around Thailand a little more before I leave and need some suggestions. So far I've been to BKK, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Phi Phi. I'm planning to check out Ayutthaya pretty soon and Lopburi at the end of November for monkey festival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-wfVgwl-3E). I'd also like to get some beach time before I leave so thinking about Koh Lipe (which looks pretty amazing).

Where else should I check out? Looking for places that are pretty close to BKK (2-4 hour train/bus ride) or somewhere that is definitely worth flying to. Not really interested in Pattaya. Thanks
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:32 PM   #8765
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monkey festival!!!

i liked koh chang and i hear a lot of the islands that border cambodia are really nice.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:40 PM   #8766
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udon thani ldo
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:41 PM   #8767
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I'll join you for the udon thani crushing
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:09 PM   #8768
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I'll join you for the udon thani crushing
lol sounds great but dont know how i would explain that trip to the gf
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:16 PM   #8769
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monkey festival!!!

i liked koh chang and i hear a lot of the islands that border cambodia are really nice.
Yeah, gonna go over there or Koh Lipe. I think Koh Lipe looks pretty amazing but its much farther than Chang, Samet, etc. Sick shot with the tennis ball btw
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:30 PM   #8770
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How do you get a triple entry? Every time I have asked around they always say there is no such thing as a triple entry. No have. How would you get 180 days?
umm you dont need triple entry...

each entry is worth 90 days(60+30) so double entry is 180 days. just use the 2nd entry one day before the visa expires and voila, you has 180 of stay
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #8771
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I'm gonna be in Chiang Mai at the begining of November with 3 other players. Hope to see some of you there

Btw, do you have some good advices to find a nice house or condo in CM ? Any agency ? Any contact ?
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:15 PM   #8772
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umm you dont need triple entry...

each entry is worth 90 days(60+30) so double entry is 180 days. just use the 2nd entry one day before the visa expires and voila, you has 180 of stay
I have a triple entry, got it from the thai consulate in Boston. They asked how many entries I wanted, I said 3, she said ship it slappz.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:33 PM   #8773
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yep, I think I told you that when I met up with you somewhere and you didn't remember, but I certainly do =p You stacked me four times within 30 minutes on one of my first full shots at 2/4 flipping well and sent me back down =(
Ugh that sucks Yeh I definitely remember playing with you, I must have been drunk or not heard you or something. The beers are on me if you make it up to Chiang Mai!
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:46 AM   #8774
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I have a triple entry, got it from the thai consulate in Boston. They asked how many entries I wanted, I said 3, she said ship it slappz.
yes i have a triple entry too

i was just answering to him that for 180 days stay you dont need a triple entry
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:14 AM   #8775
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Spent 1 night in Bangkok last week on biz. Ended up being a super long day flying in from Singapore on the earliest flight + having to use a driver to get us first to hotel and then another ~ 2 hrs to our meeting site. It made for a long day, so I couldn't really see the city but def plan on coming for a wknd sometime soon to check it out.

Anyway so we were eating I guess on the Cowboy street/lane .... ate at the end of the road at the Dutch pub across from teh British one (Setanta and Sky sports banner). That street was quite the site, seemed like serious debauchery. Didn't end up going into any of the bars as we were super exhausted and had an early flight back.

But what is the deal with all the women outside of the bars? Are they 100% hookers or are the hotter ones (usually holding signs or wtvr) just hostesses trying to get you to go into the bar to spend money on a few Singha's?

If I'm only going to visit Thailand for 1 wknd as a vacation better off going to Bangkok or Pattaya or Phuket or somewhere else?
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