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Driving in Thailand as a Tourist

Driving in Thailand as a Tourist

To drive or rent a car in Thailand as a tourist or visitor it is necessary to have either a Thai driving licence or a valid foreign driving licence with a photograph. The foreign licence must either be in English, or be accompanied by an official translation […]

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Taxi Ride from Bangkok to Pattaya

Taxi Ride from Bangkok to Pattaya

It doesn’t matter where we come from in the World the chances are that when we first arrive you will fly into Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. This is usually after a long flight and for those travelling onwards to Pattaya the last thing that we want is […]

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Work Permits in Thailand

Work Permits in Thailand

A work permit in Thailand is arguably the most important document that you can have if you are thinking of working in the country.  Like anywhere else in the World a work permit is essential if you are looking to work legally.  Of course there are a […]

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What are the different types of Visa?

What are the different types of Visa?

  Visas are probably the one thing that causes most confusion in Thailand.  It seems that the rules regarding visas change on an almost daily basis and sometimes even depending on who you see or the questions that you ask.  Whilst it is impossible to give any […]

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Driving Lessons in Pattaya

Driving Lessons in Pattaya

As many off you will be aware the driving standards in Thailand and Pattaya in particular often leave a lot to be desired.  A driving licenses is compulsory although it is surprising how few people actually have one and even more frightening are the number of people […]

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What to do if you get a flat tyre on your motorbike in Pattaya

What to do if you get a flat tyre on your motorbike in Pattaya

Punctures are one of those things that we just to have accept in life and unfortunately in Pattaya they are quite common; especially on motorbikes. Although they are an inconvenience they are relatively easy to repair and you can be back on the road in no time […]

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Is traffic in Pattaya getting worse?

Is traffic in Pattaya getting worse?

As Pattaya gets an increasing number of visitors and the number of condominiums continues to rise there is little surprise that getting around Pattaya is becoming harder and harder. Although the roads in and around the city are constantly being improved, it is fair to say that […]

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Warning lights on a car

Warning lights on a car

The following information is a guide to the warning lights that appear on in car when we turn the ignition and the perils of ignoring these 3 major lights should they come on again when we are driving. The major source of this information is the Motor […]

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How to import a car into Thailand

How to import a car into Thailand

We have all seen the expensive, imported cars driving around the streets of Pattaya and had the dream that one day that could be us! We look in the showrooms and see the prices are far higher than that back in our home countries and think – […]

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Essential items for a road trip to Isaan

Essential items for a road trip to Isaan

A trip to Isaan may not be everyone’s idea of fun, indeed when is meeting the in-laws fun but with these simple tips you can improve the whole experience – well the journey there and back at least! GPS Road signs in Thailand are generally not the […]

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