This youtube.com video shows one of the Chiang Mai Zoo’s animal acts.
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When in Thailand calling back to your home country can be expensive. With a SIM card from a 7-11 store you can call for 1 baht per minute as long as your home country is on the product list. This card costs 49 baht at the 7-11 and then you pay the cashier however much money you want deposited in your account for calling. America is on the list and this is about the cheapest way to get a non Skype call made from Thailand. They sell this SIM card in a yellow package and by opting for the 3G service your calls are 1 baht per minute. There is an option for 4G’s but this costs more than 1 baht per minute to make a call. If you decide to buy the SIM card the store clerk can most likely install it in your phone for you and activate it also.
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As I travel the time spent looking for good airline ticket deals is worth the value, when I find something good enough to pass on to those of you reading my blog. When I flew from Israel to Thailand I used this service and saved about $100 US. For my budget anything I save is worth the effort and the service referenced here on this link is a good reliable company they will save you money and at the same time possibly get you a better seat.
Lately I’ve been traveling through Thailand looking at two areas. Bangkok and in the northeast section of the country, Isan. Seeing these places, meeting people and enjoying the change from being in Chiang Mai everyday has been exciting.
This youtube video shows Bangkok’s Sky train and the city skyline.
Bangkok’s air quality reminded me of Chiang Mai’s. It’s a crowded place and there are just so many cars, traffic jams and coupled with the heat, I found it to be what everyone said it would be like; bumper to bumper congestion, which really consumes your time and usually throws your schedule off. It’s hard to be on a vacation and have a schedule, but there are always things you want to see and only a certain amount of time to do it, you make plans and hope to see the sights. Read More…
Looking out the window, the wheels keep turning as the scenery changes. Sometimes resembling views that are flat like places in Amrerica and others times like Panama with the banana trees and palms, now rice paddies again. Farmers are burning their fields now making way for new growth and a plentiful harvest, without regards to the air quality, they fill the skies with smoke.. Read More…
Laos Visa Border Run
There are different ways to get around the country of Thailand. Flying is the fastest sometimes depending on where you are going; considering the wait time and security checks some people prefer other modes of transportation. I’ve taken the VIP bus to the east on a border run to Laos and found the bus stops at quite a few little towns and it’s hard to sleep. Read More…
Here is a link to the Thailand Rail Schedule information site for you to see the different options and times without having to speak to anyone, which was helpful to me. http://www.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
The company with the best buses is Nakhon Chai Air, I don’t know why they say air in their name but they are a good ride, best VIP and 1st Class buses. http://www.nca.co.th/firstclass.php There is a catch to this bus line though, they aren’t available for the Laos visa run. Unfortunately they don’t service Udon Thani or Nong Khai. Fortunately there is actually a great VIP bus which will take you from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani. This bus is the VIP Extra bus from Terminal 2, run by a Thai Company named Orsuksu Tour If you go into Terminal 2 through the front door and follow the left wall you will see a small booth selling tickets for the VIP Extra bus right before the 1st doorway leading to the buses.. The cost is 888 baht and is worth the search because not all VIP buses are the same and this bus is great. I traveled from Chiang Mai on it on 4/1/2013 and found it only has 3 seats on each row, very spacious and comfortable. Leg room and automatic lumbar support. This company has 2 VIP buses leaving daily, one at 6PM and then the 8:30PM VIP Extra bus, which is better and more comfortable than any other VIP bus ticket selling in the terminal. If you get the 6PM bus it is not the VIP Extra only the 8:30 bus is. So if you are there early in the day buying your tickets and ask for the VIP bus to Udon Thani they will sell you the 6PM ticket unless you specify the 8:30 ViP Extra bus. Their phone number is 084 262 6003 but I don’t know if the speak anything but Thai.
Here are some more travel information links:Keep in mind not all VIP buses are equal in comfort, speed and price.
VIP Buses: http://www.thaizer.com/travel-in-thailand/vip-buses-in-thailand/
Travel by bus link but contains other important links:
Bus ticket information:
Green Bus Information:
If you have any questions about travel, booking or fares you can give Aoy a call at 083-761-7158 or email her at email@example.com , she speaks good English and is in Chiang Mai, she is knowledgeable about Thai travel and will assist you with a smile and the information you might need.
The White Temple takes the top spot on the things to see in Chiang Rai. I came on the VIP bus and saw the White Temple from the road as we approached the city. This city is situated along the highway and is not really centrally located like in a cluster of stores and business, but is more strung out along the road. Actually there is a downtown located near the old bus station but the city is not really built up like a normal city with a down town. Read More…