below is an email I sent to the Thai Embassy, and their response. Is it worth doing as they say (send off for the visa in advance) or can I just wing it when I arrive.
in January myself and my girlfriend are going on a round-the-world trip, for approx 12 months. Our first port of call is South East Asia. We will be landing in Bangkok, and spending some time in Thailand, before travelling through Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and back to Thailand again to fly out of Bangkok approximately May 1st.
Could you advise me on the visa options that are available to us please. I understand that we will be granted a 30 day visa on entry, but are there any other options available to us?
Thanks in advance
---------Their Reply: [from a hotmail address :O] -----------
Please apply visa before travelling to South East Asia. You are under 30 days visa exemption only when you have 30 days confirm return ticket. In the case
that you have round-the-world ticket you will be required visa to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. For more information about obtaining Thai Visas please see
our offcial website at www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk
We hope this is helpful.