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1. Posted by alan84 (Full Member 134 posts) 26w

Hi all am thinking of doinf bangkok mayb anither place in thailand to and vietnam.will only have 2 weeks so bw couple days only in bangkok.has anyone done similar route and have any info on it? also looking dor a travelbuddy or buddys

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 26w

Round trip to Bangkok might be cheaper than a one way flight to Bangkok and a return home with a one way flight from another country. (Visa requirements depend on what country passport you enter with.) Do the math for one way vs round trip, depends on where from and the airline.

Traveling from Thailand to nearby countries is not difficult, there are discount airlines available too. Bangkok has two airports. If you plan on buying flights know which airport you land at and fly to other countries from. Suvarnabhumi is the primary airport for international flights but Don Muang also has international flights too. These airports are not close together.

You are the only one who knows what your interests are. Some tourists are into temples and other historical tourist things. Some tourists want to shop a lot. Some tourists are mostly interested in drinking and experiencing nightlife. (Bangkok and nearby Pattaya good for nightlife. Chiang Mai pretty good for tourist things with temples, etc. Beach visit depends on what month you visit.)

It is not difficult to spend all two weeks just in Thailand. But some tourists do make their visits a "twofer" and visit a second place for a few days. (Different country - different visa requirements.) Because your visit is short flying will save time. Thailand may be much bigger than you think. (Pull up a map of Thailand and Google up the square miles for comparison.)

Get the basics down! Got passport? Visa required or not? (Depends on your country.) You can ask for hotel help but include how much you want to spend each night on a room. Bangkok can be cheaper than many beach cities. With a computer do a Google search for things to see and do. Do a forum search for hotel advice and other help. Even buy or borrow a travel guide for some advice.

  • If you intend to enter Thailand with a one way flight that could be a problem leaving your home airport. (Proof of onward travel.)

Many tourists do Thailand on their own. You don't really need a buddy. You meet people on tours, on buses, on trains and planes too. Even in hotels you may meet people too. If you are old enough to drink you also meet people in pubs and beer bars. However, always keep an eye on your passport, money and other valuables if you team up with random strangers. Avoid traveling with dopers because they might hide their stuff in your bags. When questioned by proper authorities you might go to jail for their dope.

Up to you.

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Jun-2016, at 04:56 by karazyal ]

3. Posted by alan84 (Full Member 134 posts) 25w

Thanks for the info!!! Will look into it over the weekend