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1. Ai nevoie de viza pentru Thailanda?

Raspunsul este da! In cazul in care nu planuiti sa stati mai mult de 14 zile, viza se poate obtine direct in aeroport si costa 2000 THB/persoana. Daca depasiti aceasta perioada, va trebui sa solicitati o viza la ambasada Thailandei in Romania, dar asta abia dupa ce ati rezervat cazarea si biletul de avion. Mai multe detalii despre acest subiect puteti gasi pe site-ul oficial al ambasadei Thailandeze, dar nu ezitati sa aruncati un ochi si pe Tedoo.ro, blogul de calatorii al lui Brad Florescu, unde puteti gasi un ghid complet si raspunsurile la cele mai frecvente intrebari referitoare la acest subiect. (Trebuie sa va marturisesc ca acest site este genial! Si nu, nu exagerez, dar ar trebui sa-i dau o bere lui Brad, pentru ca articolele lui sunt de-a dreptu’ inspirationale si mi-au fost de mare ajutor in organizarea excursiei.)

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Do you need a visa for Thailand?
The answer is yes! If you do not plan to stay for more than 14 days, the visa can be obtained directly at the airport and costs 2000 THB/ person. If you exceed this period, you will need to apply for a visa at the Thai Embassy in Romania, but this is only after you have reserved the accommodation and your flight ticket. More details on this subject can be found on the official website of the Thai Embassy, but do not hesitate to take a look at Tedoo.ro, Brad Florescu’s travel blog, where you can find a complete guide and answers to the most common questions about this topic. (I have to confess that this site is brilliant! And no, I do not exaggerate, but I owe Brad a beer, because his articles are rightly inspiring and have been very helpful in organizing our trip.)

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2. E nevoie de vaccinuri pentru Thailanda?

Nu exista vaccinuri obligatorii pentru a calatori in Thailanda. Este strict optiunea voastra daca va vaccinati sau nu, iar pentru asta, indicat este sa consultati Institutului Naţional de Sănătate Publică – Centrul Naţional de Supraveghere şi Control al Bolilor Transmisibile. Noi nu ne-am vaccinat si suntem bine, sanatosi.

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 Do you need any vaccines when visiting Thailand?
There are no mandatory vaccines when traveling to Thailand. It is strictly your option if you are vaccinated or not, and for this, it is advisable to consult the National Public Health Institute . We have not taken any vaccines and we are all good and healthy.

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3. Cat de safe e Thailanda si care sunt regulile pe care trebuie sa le respect?

Trebuie sa recunosc ca am plecat cu ceva emotii in Thailanda, mai ales ca internetul e bombardat de avertismente. Acum sincer va zic, odata ajunsi acolo, n-am avut parte de nicio emotie si de niciun eveniment neplacut si am avut o vacanta cat se poate de relaxata. Totusi, hai sa fim seriosi, nu e ca si cum am fi venit dintr-o tara cu o rata a criminalitatii ce tinde spre zero, deci noi romanii suntem oarecum caliti. Thailanda era totusi o tara renumita in trecut pentru traficul de organe si droguri (si am destule motive sa cred ca nici prezentul nu e mai prietenos), deci o doza de precautie nu strica.

Precauti trebuie sa fiti si cand vine vorba de legi, pentru ca Thailanda nu e Romania si e foarte usor ca vacanta voastra de vis sa se transforme intr-un adevarat cosmar, daca nu tineti cont de ele.

Tara Zambetelor e renumita pentru petrecerile ei, dar cum nu tot ce zboara se mananca, nici ceea ce se vinde la bar nu e neaparat legal. Va spun asta deoarece veti gasi destule baruri care vand atat iarba, cat si celebrele “happy shakeuri” halucinogene. A little party never killed nobody, dar fiti  totusi precauti, deoarece pedepsele pentru consumul si detinerea de droguri sunt dure, de la inchisoare, la pedeapsa cu moartea si sunt sigura ca nimeni nu isi doreste asta.

Aveti grija sa nu cadeti in plasa, deoarece am auzit multe despre capcanele intinse turistilor, special pentru a fi storsi de bani! Deci nu cumparati substante dubioase de la necunoscuti si nu dati nimanui pasaportul in original! S-ar putea sa va coste scump!

O alta chestie periculoasa, desi probabil multa lume nu stie despre ea, este detinerea si utilizarea tigarii electronice, interzisa si ea prin lege si pedepsita cu inchisoarea.

Thailandezii sunt foarte stricti si cand vine vorba de fostul lor rege, Bhumibol, pentru care ei au un respect deosebit, deci vor pedepsi orice injurii sau lipsa de respect la adresa acestuia, tot cu inchisoarea.

Interzisa prin lege este si lipsa lenjeriei intime, dar hai sa fim seriosi, la capitolul asta sunteti safe, pentru ca pun pariu ca daca treaba nu e evidenta, n-o sa va controleze nimeni!

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How safe is Thailand and what are the rules that I have to respect?

I have to admit that I left with some emotion in Thailand, especially as the Internet is full of warnings. Now, sincerely, once I got there, I had no emotion and no unpleasant events and I had a relaxed vacation. Still, let’s be serious, it’s not like we came from a country with a criminality rate that tends to zero, so I think that us, Romanians, were kind of prepared. Thailand was, however, a country known for its organ and drug trafficking in the past (and I have enough reason to believe that the present is not more friendly), so a precautionary dose does not hurt.

You must be cautious when it comes to laws, because Thailand is not Romania, and it is very easy for your dream vacation to turn into a real nightmare if you do not take them into consideration.

The Country of Smiles is famous for its parties, but as not everything that flies, can be eaten, neither what is sold at the bar is not necessarily legal. I tell you this because you will find plenty of bars selling both joints and the famous hallucinogenic mushroom “shakes”. Be cautious, however, because punishments for drug use and possession are tough, from prison to death penalty, and I’m sure no one wants that.

Be careful not to get scamed, because we’ve heard a lot about the tourist traps, which are meant to leave you broke! So do not buy dubious substances from strangers and do not give anyone the original passport! It might cost you a fortune!

Another dangerous thing, though probably many people do not know about it, is the possession and use of electronic cigarettes, also prohibited by law and punished with imprisonment.

The Thai people are very strict when it comes to their former king, Bhumibol, for which they have a special respect, so they will punish any injustice or disrespect for him, also with imprisonment.

Forbidden by law is also the lack of intimate lingerie, but let’s be serious, at this point you are safe because I bet if the thing is not obvious, nobody will control you!

To be continued
Don’t forget to run wild. Io

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