Songkran, the Thai water festival

… Remember to leave your camera in your hotel room or use a waterproof one Put things like money or cigarettes in a plastic bag Don’t wear expensive clothes as you will get drenched no exceptions Avoid driving any vehicle as it’s very dangerous on the road Wear something to protect your eyes because in recent years, people have started adding talcum powder to the water and this stings the eyes Songkran is also a national holiday, so don’t book any trips or excursions during this time and be …

Road Transport in Thailand

… regular companies are represented, AVIS and the like.  My trips are usually for 28 days and this works out about £450-£500 all in.  I also usually have the collision waiver and extras to cover the insurance excess. With a car you can go anywhere in your own time, and if you want to park up then this is possible, with a few guidelines.  Some streets are warden controlled, and you simply pay 10 baht to park.  Other streets are free for all, but beware the hatched markings; red and white …

Bangkok’s Two Airports

… assistant I needed to check in again. Having your e-ticket handy is useful so that you can point to the airline name. While staff might not speak good English most can understand English words or phrases, especially when they work around the airport for a long time. My first and second trips were interesting because I had taken my walker with me. My first time I was lucky it went all the way to Udon and I didn’t have to worry until later. But for my second trip, London had put it in as …

Go Anywhere Action Track Wheelchair

… fully involved in any outdoor activity enabling users to roam free and access places unaided that most other chairs simply can’t reach. Imagine having no restrictions and being able to enjoy activities such hiking, being able to enjoy the beach, go on camping trips, and explore national parks in fact anywhere and everywhere. With go anywhere action track wheelchair it is a reality. This fantastic go anywhere action track wheelchair makes all the difference between simply living life and …

Thailand Aims For $65 Billion Tourism Revenue Next Year

BANGKOK, July 10 — Thailand is targeting to receive more than 164 million domestic and foreign tourists next year with 2 trillion baht (US$65 billion) in revenue, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said. In its Marketing Action Plan 2014, TAT has set its sights on achieving 28.01 million foreign tourist arrivals with a 1.326-trillion baht (US$43 billion) revenue in 2014, Xinhua news agency reported. It has also targeted 136.8 million trips in the domestic market which would generate …