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1. Posted by boon1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Hi people,

This seems like a spot on website for info Ive managed to gather alot of very useful information regarding Asia...can't wait, although its gonna seem a bit strange going on my own!!!

Can anyone out there put my mind at rest about travelling Thailand on your tod, Im also looking at Indonesia and Malaysia-

Was possibly thinking Indo first, then up through Malaysia and then finishing it off in Thailand and Laos?

Any Suggestions would be well appreciated- oh yeah and one other thing....Shall I get my Visa from UK Thai embassy or wait until I land in Bankgok or Indonesia???

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by boon1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Im meant Bangkok...sorry!

3. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 8y

I always get my visa in advance from the Thai embassy in Hull cos I stay for two months at a time. If you're only in Thailand for less than a month though, you get get it at the airport on arrival, although getting it in advance would mean waiting in one less queue at the airport and therefore speed things up slightly when you arrive.

4. Posted by frosty (Full Member 107 posts) 8y

Quoting boon1

Hi people,

This seems like a spot on website for info Ive managed to gather alot of very useful information regarding Asia...can't wait, although its gonna seem a bit strange going on my own!!!

Can anyone out there put my mind at rest about travelling Thailand on your tod, Im also looking at Indonesia and Malaysia-

Was possibly thinking Indo first, then up through Malaysia and then finishing it off in Thailand and Laos?

Any Suggestions would be well appreciated- oh yeah and one other thing....Shall I get my Visa from UK Thai embassy or wait until I land in Bankgok or Indonesia???

Thanks in advance

How's your budget? You could also do Thailand first and then go overland to Laos or Cambodia. Flights from Thailand to other countries are pretty cheap. I think doing Laos and Cambodia from Thailand would be cheaper than doing Malaysia and Indonesia working up. Some security restrictions in effect for Indonesia, check with your country's embassy or similar government agency.

If you have time you could also take a train or bus from Thailand to Malaysia (free visa on arrival there.) If you intend to stay in Thailand for less than 30 days (with UK passport) you can get the 30 days free at the airport. The regular line at immigration will stamp a 30 day entry permit in your passport, no extra line for that. Other countries have different requirements.

You have to figure out how to carry cash with you or have access to money to pay for things. I carry cash and travelers checks (some banks and credit unions sell them commission free) plus a debit card for ATM withdrawals from my savings account (credit union pays the ATM fees.) I keep a credit card or two for back up in emergencies but I don't use them because of the high ATM fees and interest.

There are lots of posts on handling money, taxi cabs from airports and hotel recommendations, use the search function. If you still need any hotel recommendations mention how much you want to spend per night to narrow down the suggestions.

Good luck on your trip. If this is the first time in Asia I would consider Thailand first and play it by ear from there. Thailand does tourism a little better than the other countries Just an opinion.

5. Posted by boon1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Thanks

Thanks for your help much appreciated...thai embassy in Hull first then I think and then head to Thailand and play it by ear...

Stay well!