Thailand Mild to Wild

Thailand Mild to Wild

 Know About Thailand:

 Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Thailand is surely between November to February because at this time, the weather is at its best in the whole of Thailand. In the Northern Thailand, the months from November to May are usually towards the drier side, as Northern Thailand experiences heavy rainfall from the months of June to October, hence visiting Thailand between these months can ruin your trip. Also, the temperature levels fall during the time of November till January, so one is advised to keep warmer clothes in their luggage. The Southern part of Thailand has the wet times going on the western coast whereas the eastern coast experiences the wetter times during September to December.

Currency

Currency: Thai baht (THB).  US$ 1 = THB 31.20

 

Scammers of Thailand

Thailand has many scams and it can really take tourists by surprise. Don’t get me wrong I loved my visit there, but yeah you can really be tricked by a few there.

Here are some dirty scammers tricks that are quite common in Thailand.

It doesn’t hurt to be cautious with following tips when you are visiting this island nation.

Hotel Scams

Hotel Will ask you for deposits for their security, Feeling fishy its uncommon. Scam starts when you will checkout, they will replace something from your room to damage one then they will not deduct money from your deposit.

Solution – Don’t Give Deposit & Book Online If They Ask deposit forcefully ask them to send someone to check room. Checking room in your presence is always safe.

Tuk-Tuk Fare

When You book Tuk-tuk For Roaming around the city, they will never talk about money After Reaching Destination They Will Ask You 10x Fare & If You Argue They Will The thrusts sound loud and you will be helpless

Solution – Fix Price before Tuk-tuk start

Tuk-Tuk Club Scam

Tuk-tuk Guys will Offer You Free Ride to a club (very far from your location) after partying when you ready to go back to your hotel they will charge you 10x fare

Solution – Do not listen to Tuk-tuk Guys instead Use Grab App (Like UBER)

Bike renting

Renting a bike is a common sight in Thailand, bike providers ask for passport/passport copy and give you bike on rent for the day. Here the Scam Starts They Will Send A Person To Spy You (They Have Your Gps Location) and Spy Got Chance To Steal Or Damage Your Bike So The Can Ask You For Money

Solution – Ask the hotel to help you to rent your bike/car/scooter from a trusted vendor

Bills in restaurants

Double billing for items that you have ordered

Solution – Always Recheck for bill thoroughly to avoid paying extra unnecessarily.

Speedboats/Jet skiing

When you rent speed boat/jet skiing individually or as a group, they will give you faulty / very week boat When You will return After Riding, They Will Charge you for that fault or breakage

Solution – Check Your Boat Carefully & Make a 360 video of your boat to avoid this scam.

Shopping Scam

Roadside Salesmen will offer you very cheap clothes or anything he might force you to buy, or worse kidnap you

Solution – Stay Away from Them

Emergency Phone Number

Local Emergency Numbers: Tourist Police: 1155. Thailand Emergency Services (Fire, Ambulance): 191.

A Sex Destination

GOOD guys go to heaven, bad guys go to Pattaya

There are different places, depending on one’s budget and connections.

Random street pick-ups are the lowest price -which come with highest safety risk (in term of STD and crimes)

Massage Parlours / Ago-go clubs / karaoke / Facebook (yes there are group pages for this!) / Line group (like WeChat but for Thai) —these offer higher prices but overall safe (girls do physical check-up regularly + such places are very organized where there is almost no crime at all – at least from what I heard) so the most commons

  1. you go in such places, pick a girl, and go upstairs. There will be rooms like a hotel, but with bath inside the bedroom. Depending on the price of the parlour, the rooms would be more or less luxurious (3 stars to 5 stars hotel)
  2. other than massage parlours, you would pick a girl and go out to some “short-term” hotel (like 350-500 THB per 3 hours). Spend your time and then leave. The only concern is it was a random street pick-up, people risk getting drugged (sleeping pills), get their phones / wallets / watches stolen if they are not careful

If you are talking about picking a girl from a club / karaoke / etc – you know where to go back to when you lose your belongings or so. Therefore, chances are those will not happen.

  1. if you get contact info from social network group or just asking for the girls you went with before; you can just talk to her directly and make appointments.

What is it like? It is like having a temporarily girlfriend for a few hours -and remain a friend for as long as you keep contact.

And just for your information: when you “buy” a girl out, you are just buying her “time” – you do not have to go straight to bed. There are people who buy them out to go walk around town, dance in pubs, eat or drink… whatever you want to do.

 

Wild Parties

You can party in almost every town in Thailand. But two destinations are exclusively known for it.

Koh phangan

Koh Phi Phi

These are on beat destinations.

Koh phangan : Known well for the monthly full moon parties , The bars and hostels are mostly in party mood. There are other parties like half-moon, jungle experience etc. You can also explore the island during the day. Personally, I liked the other parties than the FMP.

Koh phi phi : The vibe is greater than full moon, You need not wait for the full moon or half-moon as every night is eventful. You can experience booze cruises during the day. Phi phi is getting polluted day by day.

There are lots of unconventional and less crowded sites for party in Thailand like koh samui and koh tao. Koh samui is a city and I found clubs are better than in Phuket. Chaweng and lamai are the areas to concentrate. Koh Tao on the other hand is a very small island not famous for parties but you can have your experience with the pub crawl in chopper’s bar. I had a memorable experience there.

  • Cities You Can Travel as Per Your Interest:

 Bangkok

Known better for its commercial nature, Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is known for both, good and bad, reasons. You will find the best electronic devices over here and this is hands down, he best place to shop from. It has a long list of sightseeing spots and a reasonable number of party places as well. So, if you are going with your family, Bangkok is the right place to go.

Chiang Mai

Located in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Rai is a located amidst beautiful mountains and is the best destination if you are a nature lover. The serenity that one finds in this place is completely different. If you and your friends love to sit back, adore the nature and chill, Chiang Rai is good for a group as well.

Phuket

Being the largest city of the country, Phuket has blue water, sandy beaches, huge temples and a lot of activities in store for you. It is a pretty decent place to party. You will find a little less crazy yet enjoyable clubs and bar parties in Phuket. The Old Phuket Town is historical and beautiful to take a stroll in the evening. Go to Phuket to enjoy the sightseeing plus the party.

Pattaya

A lot of people visit Thailand just to enjoy the nightlife. If that is your motive, then Pattaya should be your destination. There is nothing much to see in Pattaya so nightlife would be the reason that will draw your attention to this destination.

Krabi

When we start listing places with scenic views in Thailand, Krabi is one amongst the top spots on the list. It has been the best place for honeymooners. It is a very romantic destination which will set your mood right while you are here to spend some quality time with your partner.

Koh Samui

Koh Samui has the same features as Krabi but a little less crowded. It lies on the south-eastern side of the country. So, while Krabi receives rains, Samui is the best spot for a romantic getaway and vice versa.

Koh Phangan

Phangan is widely known for the crazy party that this island hosts. So, in order to witness and experience all that you’ve heard about Thailand and its crazy parties, you must go to Koh Phangan. It is most famous for the Full Moon Party that happens once in a month on a full moon night, obviously.

Set Your Itinerary Get Set Go Thailand


Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai Travel Guide

Know About Dubai:

Weather

Dubai has a hot desert climate. Summers (April to September) are very hot, humid and dry with temperatures climbing to 40 °C and higher and rarely dropping below 30 °C. Winters (Octobers to March) are still warm however temperatures drop considerably to highs of 23 °C and lows of around 14 °C. If You are from cold country then I Strictly suggest you to come in winters because winters are so hot here And if you are from hot country then I also suggest you to come in winters but you can come also in summer like March , April but not in July , August (August is the hottest month) Book holiday to Dubai now.

Currency

Currency: UAE dirham.  US$ 1 = AED 3.67

Luxury

Luxury Means Expensive, yes Dubai is luxury destination, you can make expensive as you want Like Dubai’s Burj Al Arab is the only 7-Star Hotel on the planet. You need reservations just to walk around the grounds. Its all depends upon you how you manage transport, food, Accommodation.

Like if you take taxi for your travel it will increase your budget yes it will give you comfort but you want to decide between comfort and budget.

 

Geographical & Political Situation

Dubai is located on the Persian Gulf, in the northeast of the United Arab Emirates.

It Has 7 States

 

  1. Abu Dhabi (Capital Of UAE)
  2. Dubai
  3. Sharjah
  4. Ajman
  5. Fujairah
  6. Ras al-Khaimah
  7. Umm al-Quwain

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.

Emergency Phone Number

Emergency services: Dial 999 (police), 998/999 (ambulance) or 997 (fire department)

Dubai Tourism: definitelydubai.com and dubaitourism.ae has kiosks in all the big shopping malls

Important Rules to Know

  • No Drugs – There is zero tolerance for drugs-related offences.
  • Alcohol – The Dubai Emirate allows residents to consume alcohol in that Emirate only if they have an alcohol licence. Tourists can buy and drink alcohol in licensed venues such as hotels, restaurants and clubs, says the FCO. Meanwhile, in conservative Emirate Sharjah, drinking alcohol is illegal.
  • Kissing – Kissing in public is illegal and can result in deportation.
  • Homosexuality: Homosexual acts are illegal and subject to severe punishment.

 

 

Weekends in Dubai

Its Friday not Sunday, the first thing to know about working in Dubai is that the working week can differ from business to business. The working week is generally Sunday to Thursday. However, retail and some other businesses open six days a week, closing on Fridays.

 

Gold Price in Dubai

Yes, It’s Cheap, Gold prices in Dubai follow International gold prices. But there is a difference between trading gold on the Gold Commodity Mart in Europe and buying physical gold in Dubai. If you buy physical gold in any European country you have to pay a huge overhead for converting gold into bullions of 1kg or whatever size or weight. It us cheaper to get gold bullion in Dubai because this is where most physical gold is handled in the world.

 

Travelling Dubai in Ramadan

Things are very quiet during Ramadan. Many local businesses close down or have reduced hours. A lot of the Muslim expatriate community will return home to be with their families, and a lot of the non-Muslim expatriate community will use this slower time as an opportunity to go home as well, or travel elsewhere.

Further, Dubai is renowned for its shopping, but it turns out it’s not at all cheap.

Mostly you can do the same things during the day during Ramadan that you would do in Dubai otherwise, except eating, drinking and smoking in public. Shopping, golfing, and whatever else you want to do in Dubai is probably still available to you.

 

Travel to Dubai:

Visa

with a US passport you do not need a visa to go to Dubai (or Abu Dhabi) which is a part of The United Arab Emirates. For Other Countries Please Check Through Official Website

Flights

Book Flights Tickets 90 Days Before Traveling for cheaper option. There are very high chances you are booking with Emirates. All Emirates flights have a stopover in Dubai, that’s great for those who want to visit and explore the city. Book holiday and flights now

Travelling in Dubai

From the Airport: Book a Marhaba Bronze “meet and greet” service to fast-track through the airport with zero hassle.

Public Transport: Use Bus / Metro Keep in Mind It’s forbidden to eat or drink in the metro (and that includes chewing gum). Cabins are reserved for different categories, like women only and gold class, so watch the signs. Sleeping is not allowed in stations.

Taxis: Book a Local cab / UBER.

Boats: A lot of attractions in Dubai are on or near the water so there are water ferries and taxis that run at 10 A.M., 12 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. You can also take a ride on a traditional “Abra” boat down Dubai Creek or through Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

Bike: There are city paths throughout the city that make it easy to bike! You can rent a BYKY bike at a curbside station and return it when you’re done.

 

Accommodation at Dubai

I Recommend to Book at least two Hotel / Hostels According to your price budget, 7 Days before visiting (With Free Cancellation). If You Don’t Like one you can change Your Accommodation.

 

Tricks to save bucks in Dubai

Use Friday – Friday buffet of unlimited drinks and food

Attend a happy hour – The lifeblood of any drinker, happy hours are where you can go to save a buck.

Get pizza for lunch – Tucked into The Dubai Mall — near the entrance used to go to the top of the Burj Khalifa — is a place called Debonair. It’s located right in the food court on the ground floor and has a pizza-and-drink lunch special for 15 AED ($4 USD). It’s one of the best bargains I found. The pizzas are small (you can upsize for 22 AED ($6 USD)) but filling enough for lunch.

Eat in old Dubai – Step away from the hotels, malls, and fancy souks meant to make you think you are in Aladdin and head into Old Dubai for cheap eats. Meals at restaurants in this area generally cost 20-30 AED ($5-8 USD).

Take the metro – While the metro only really cuts through the middle of the city, it does go to the marina, airport, and Old Dubai. At 8 AED ($2 USD), it’s cheaper than any taxi.

Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world lets you go up to the 128th floor for 100 AED ($27 USD). From there, you get panoramic views of the city and desert. When I went it was pretty hazy, but it still made for a beautiful contrast. I would highly recommend it (but don’t pay 500 AED ($136 USD) for the 148th floor. It’s not that much of a difference!).

Top Venue at Dubai

THE BURJ KHALIFA

You can´t miss the tallest structure on the planet. This wonder of modern technology and design with 829.8 m has an observation deck on the 134th floor with stunning views, basically to everywhere! Book your visit few days in advance online and you’ll save considerably over the “instant access” tickets on the door. Also, make sure you go in the waiting line around 3PM (yes, you will wait a lot), the best time to take pictures is during sunset.

DUBAI MALL

There are dozens of shopping malls, markets and souks in Dubai. My favourite is Dubai Mall, the largest shopping centre in the world with more than 1,000 stores and a giant Aquarium with an underwater zoo. Just make sure you use comfortable shoes… if you get tired you can also get a golf car taxi, how fabulous is that?

THE DUBAI FOUNTAIN

Right next to Dubai Mall you will find the Dubai Fountain. It has shown every evening starting at 6 p.m. (every half an hour). The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. It is set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the centre of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

BURJ AL ARAB

The Dubai Landmark, the 7 starts hotel Burj Al Arab… Truth is, you can’t officially go higher than five. The seven-star rating may be an urban myth that got out of hand, but nothing dominates the Dubai skyline and tourists’ imagination quite like it. Can´t spend 1800€ for a night? You can actually go inside for an afternoon tea, the cost is “only” 155€… Fortunately, you can see from outside without paying nothing!

PALM JUMEIRAH

Palm Jumeirah, the most audacious of all of Dubai’s megaprojects is the world largest man-made island increasing Dubai’s shoreline to a total of 520 kilometres. The tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island is known for glitzy hotels, posh apartment towers and upmarket global restaurants. Food trucks offering snacks like shawarma dot the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, popular for its views of the Dubai coastline and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. Beach clubs with spas and infinity pools turn into boisterous nightclubs with live DJs in the evening.

JUMEIRAH BEACH

Near Dubai Marina, this beach is the number one beach destination for Dubai visitors. There are hotels strung out all along the length, with this being one of the most popular places to stay for tourists. The beach has excellent facilities with plenty of sun loungers, restaurants and water-sport operators offering jet skiing.

SKI

Located on Emirates Mall, Ski Dubai is the Middle East’s first indoor ski centre. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, Ski Dubai offers an amazing setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding or just playing in the snow. From tube slides, slopes and jumps to a 3,000-meters interactive Snow Park and Zip Wire, this is an indoor ski resort that has it all.

DEIRA SOUKS

It is most famous for its traditional souks (markets), which bustle with shoppers at all times of the day. Deira Gold Souk where you will find really cheap gold

THE ARABIAN DESERT

This is a great activity, especially for those who are looking for some adventure. The easiest way to get at the dunes outside the city is on a four-wheel-drive safari. Spend a night in the desert.

 

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