Trip Start Oct 01, 2008
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What I don't get is why anyone would pay a grand to come here when for 200 quid you can go on an 18-30s holiday to magaluf if you're British, the Aussie chavs have Bali & the Yank rednecks Miami or somewhere like that... unless they were all here this week for an international chav-off!
What do I think about Thailand...... Well it started when we crossed the border from Cambodia with the new visa rules which no-one knew about! 15 days exeption if you come in by land as opposed to 30 by air, which meant I would have had to leave in the middle of Bryonie's stay. Fortunately, for 40 quid you can extend it for a whopping seven days! So tell me this: for a country whose economy is dependent on tourism, which is struggling because of the recent political upheaval, which dumbass introduced this rule!!? Add in the fact that a lot of locals (especially anyone who has anything to do with getting from A to B) are just out to rip you off at every possibility, Thailand is not a nice place to travel. It's massively expensive & the most beautiful spots are being ruined by over development! That said we still had a lot of fun! Would I return? Only to do Changmai on my way to Laos on a future holiday (I hear North Thailand's still nice) but other than that & in the words I wrote to the Thai Immigration Bureau in my Victor meldrew-esqu letter...... 'I'll take my money to a country that wants it'!