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    Smile Maiden Thailand Voyage back on! Mid-february arrival

    Hello again TD,

    My wife and I are about to embark on our first trip to Thailand next month in mid-February. It's been a long awaited journey that was originally planned for November but got pushed back due to the flooding. I'm assuming all is mostly back to normal now, yes?

    Going to spend 4 nights in BKK, then 4 in Krabi and then 3 more in BKK. In that time, we hope to visit the markets, malls, temples and enjoy all the interesting dining and nightlife that Bangkok has to offer. Also plan to stop by Ramkhamhaeng University for a look-see as we tentatively plan to move over and attend studies there later this year on student visas.

    Chose the Woraburi Hotel in Sukhumvit and the DS 67 Suites for our accommodations while in the city. Both had good reviews and got a nice Ensogo discount voucher deal on the former. DS 67 is also located within walking distance of a friend of mine living there.

    Still don't have accommodations set for Krabi yet, but that should be done in the coming days.

    Have a question: I remember that Don Muang Domestic Airport experienced some pretty serious flooding damage back in November. Is it back to full operation now? If we are flying Air Asia to Krabi, would we fly out of Don Muang or the other newer airport? I suppose Air Asia will specify when we buy the tickets.

    Also, if I bring an "unlocked" GSM iPhone 4, is it easy to find the appropriate micro-SIM for it there? I just pop it in and I'll have a working local number? Assuming you just buy "load" or "minutes" to enable calling and texting, yes? I'm just going off my experiences in the Philippines and from what I've seen on YouTube, etc.

    My friend said its just as easy to take a cab from the airport to our hotel, and should only be around 300 baht. We'll also need to head back to the airport the day after we arrive to receive my mother-in-law coming in from Manila. I've seen and heard about the Airport Link train being a good option for such an occasion. The MRT and BTS Skytrain look very similar in operation and ease-of-use to the Metro and trains we oft-used in Korea.

    We'll find out soon enough I guess. Just getting more and more excited about this trip to a new place. Hope to learn more helpful tips on here in the remaining weeks beforehand. Thanks a lot for all the previous advice; direct and indirect.

    regards
    Last edited by fareastcoastmover; 20-01-2012 at 01:09 AM.

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    Get your self a 1 2 call sim at any 7/11 or other small shop mate no probs.

    If your transferring to DM then when I last did it I used the green bus number 555 believe it or not ,, nice and cool cost about 80 bht

    Enjoy it , I have put my Krabi rec for you int the other post
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    Enjoy yourself mate, sure you'll have a great time! Wish I could visit Thailand for my first time again.

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    AirAsia fly from Suvanabhumi as it says on their website.

    Please don't ask questions such as 'can you buy toothpaste in Thailand?' - that's what Thai Visa is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Please don't ask questions such as 'can you buy toothpaste in Thailand?'
    You're British, right Marmers? Surprised anyone would ask you that, honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Get your self a 1 2 call sim at any 7/11 or other small shop mate no probs.

    If your transferring to DM then when I last did it I used the green bus number 555 believe it or not ,, nice and cool cost about 80 bht

    Enjoy it , I have put my Krabi rec for you int the other post

    didn't he say micro SIM? is that different from the usual SIM? If it is then he might be out of luck at 7 11..could always buy a cheapy phone though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus
    didn't he say micro SIM? is that different from the usual SIM? If it is then he might be out of luck at 7 11..could always buy a cheapy phone though...
    He did mate thanks for correcting me , sorry bout that mabe not so easy to find , although its something I have not heard of before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Please don't ask questions such as 'can you buy toothpaste in Thailand?'
    You're British, right Marmers? Surprised anyone would ask you that, honestly.
    Americans think I'm Australian, so they ask.

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    agreed what is a micro sim? If its just a sim card you have lots of choices. Plus its cheap as chips about 1baht a minute for calls throughout the whole kingdom.

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    Maybe i am repeating someone else as i just had a quick flick through your post but Truemove give out sim cards at the airports for free safe travels will be there march

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    agreed what is a micro sim? If its just a sim card you have lots of choices. Plus its cheap as chips about 1baht a minute for calls throughout the whole kingdom.
    Yes, it's different than a normal SIM. It's a bit smaller and used on the iPhone 4s that I have. I'm sure I'll be able to find one there somewhere; although maybe not at the average 7-11 on the corner, so yeah, this question was a little more specific than "Can I buy toothpaste in Thailand?"

    Like I said, I'm sure I'll find it either on my own or through my friend helping me there. I threw it out there in case anyone else here has an iPhone 4 and knows about where to find the proper SIM for it; for conversation's sake more than anything else really. That's pretty much what a message forum is for.

    Pretty funny that some waste the time typing out snarky, unhelpful replies in every thread. Must get boring over there after a while (for some) I guess. Glad I'll just be a tourist (and possibly temporary student for a while).

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    ^ hehehe, toughen up mate, this is what makes teakdoor great

    go into any mobile phone shop around nana, where your staying, they will sort you a micro sim CARD no problem

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    oh, im stay up near ramkhamhaeng, let me know when your up this way

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    Quote Originally Posted by fareastcoastmover
    Pretty funny that some waste the time typing out snarky, unhelpful replies in every thread. Must get boring over there after a while (for some) I guess.
    True - it gets really boring reading easily researched questions. Luckily, they usually get dumped fairly quickly.

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