Tips and tricks
Phone and Fax in Thailand
By and large the Thai phone system works well. Coin pay phones are straight forward enough and generally come into varieties: red or pale blue for local calls, blue or stainless steel for local or long-distance calls within Thailand. Red and pale blue phones take the small 1 baht coins and will give you about 3 minutes per 1 baht,while blue and stainless steel ones gobble up 1 baht, 5 baht and 10 baht coins (inter-provincial rates vary between 3 baht and 12 baht/minute/distance, and work out to be surprisingly pricey).
Choosing a Reliable Agent
Whether you choose to live in a gated development, purchase a stand-alone home, or for the even more adventurous, buy a piece of raw land on which to build your future dream house, you will be in need of the services of a good real estate agent. Choosing the right agent is essential as a reputable firm with good local contacts can help you avoid many of the pitfalls that a less informed buyer might encounter.
Get your VAT Refund
You went shopping in Thailand and and you bought presents and souvenirs...a camera or a computer...Dont forget to get back your tax and so to save up on the final price of your purchase.
Allow yourself adequate time at the airport for the refund process. If you request for refund by bank draft or credit into your credit card account and receive no response within an appropriate time.
Advice Staying Safe on Koh Samui
Born therefore, like so many other resorts of backpacker's private discoveries, Koh Samui forty years on boasts a network of roads, an entire tourism infrastructure and hourly flights landing at the picturesque airport. If purists might lament this transformation, the island nonetheless retains much of its magic and international tourism has done little so far to mar the intrinsic tropical beauty.
Make cheap call from / to Thailand
For International direct-dial (IDD) phone calls, there are three time periods with different rates. The most expensive, or standard, time to call is from 7am to 9pm (20 percent discount on Sundays); the economy period runs from 9pm to midnight and 5am to 7am; the reduced rate applies between midnight and 5am.
My favorite beaches In Thailand
Thailand has some of the world's most incredible beaches. Whether you're in the Andaman Sea on Thailand's Indian Ocean coast or the South China Sea on the Pacific side of Thailand, opportunities abound to play in the sand, snorkel, swim, dive and sun bathe (perhaps in the buff in a few locations). There are other things to do in Thailand, but the country's beaches are a huge attraction for foreign tourists.
Thailand – Learn to Dive: Taking the first plunge
There are many places to learn how to dive across South East Asia but many people choose South Thailand; the tropical islands are popular favourites among backpackers from all over the world who want to try dining for the first time. The water is clear, warm and calm with very little current and home to many crazy critters and funky fish, making it perfect for beginners! Whether it's your first time or your fiftieth time, there's something limitless and exciting about cool stuff is all part of heading outside of your front door.
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