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How to Extend Tourist Visa in Thailand at Immigration Without Leaving the Country

  During my 10 years living in Thailand, on several occasions I’ve entered the country on a tourist visa, as I was in between jobs so couldn’t get a work permit. While on those tourist visas, I’ve also had to go to the Thai immigration office in Bangkok to extend them as they are originally …

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Where is Left Luggage Service at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand?

A few months ago, I flew from London Heathrow into Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, the city where I currently live. The timing of the trip wasn’t perfect as, when I arrived back into Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, it meant taking an almost immediate flight out again, but this time to Chiang Mai, …

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Pay Overstay Fine at Thailand Land Border or Do You Have to Leave Via an Airport?

Anyone who has lived in Thailand as long as I have has met many people who have overstayed their visa and are currently in the country illegally. While technically a jailable offense in Thailand, few people are ever actually put in Thai immigration jail as the overstay can be easily settled by paying a fine …

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Bangkok: Most Dangerous City in the World When Crossing the Street?

  One thing you’ll notice when you first arrive in Bangkok is how dangerous it can be crossing the street. Bumper to bumper traffic, cars and motorbikes that don’t obey the laws of the road, and pedestrian crossings that might as well not be there as nobody stops to allow pedestrians to cross – not …

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The Third Place: Private Meeting Rooms and a Quiet Place to Work in Bangkok, Thailand

  The Third Place in Bangkok is an awesome place to work away from home or the office If you hate working at home but don’t particularly enjoy working in noisy Bangkok coffee shops either, then The Third Place in Bangkok may just suit you to a tee. That’s because The Third Place is a …

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Investing in Real Estate in Bangkok, Thailand: Why Now is a Good Time

  Now is the best time for investing in real estate in Bangkok, Thailand There has never been a better time to invest in real estate in Bangkok, Thailand. In fact, I’ve lived in Bangkok for 10 years and, in the last few months, have realized what incredible opportunities there are out there for anyone …

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Can a Non-Native English Speaker Get a Job Teaching in Thailand?

Can a non-native English speaker get a job teaching in Thailand? Every year, tens of thousands of non-native English speakers consider moving to Thailand with the hopes of being able to teach English. Some are qualified teachers in their home countries, some are not, but most want to know can a non-native English speaker get …

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What You Need to Know About Wheelchair Access in Bangkok, Thailand

Is wheelchair access in Bangkok good enough that your holiday won’t be ruined? Millions of people around the world consider taking a vacation in Bangkok, Thailand every year. For those who need to use a wheelchair to get around, however, a holiday in a large Asian city like Bangkok may sound like an impossibility. After …

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Get a Triple-Entry Tourist Visa if Moving to Thailand to Teach English: Here’s Why

  In the last year, I’ve met a number of teachers in Bangkok, Thailand who arrived in the country on a single-entry tourist visa when coming to look for a teaching job. Not knowing that getting a triple-entry tourist visa is not only possible but will also save them untold problems at a later date, …

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Printing Services in Bangkok, Thailand: What You Can Get and Where to Go

During the first few years I lived in Bangkok, Thailand, I taught English. That meant if I had material I wanted my students to use and the school photocopier wasn’t working, I would have to find a printing shop that could photocopy or print what I needed. Luckily, printing services in Bangkok are cheap and …

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