Monthly Archives: December 2013

FAST ‘LAND TRAVEL’ VISA-EXTEND FOR THAILAND …

(1) Wake up early … or stay up … and get to the Bangkok Mochit bus terminal by 2:30am … tickets are purchased on the first floor … look for AirAran ticket counter

(2)  Buy a $223 baht air-bus ticket from Mochit to the Thai market at Poipet, Cambodia border …

(3) Depart Mochit @ 3:30am … arrive 8:00am … sleep …

(4)  Walk to Thai departure/immigration on your left at the border crossing … depart Thailand …

(5)  Tell everyone (EVERYONE) that you already have a Visa for Cambodia … don’t stop walking …

(6)  Cross the street and walk on the right side of the street/road entrance to Cambodia …

(7)  Get your Cambodia VISA ($20 USD) at the office located at the ‘Kingdom of Cambodia’ entrance gate … when asked for an additional $100 Thai baht, say somewhat loudly ‘why do I have to pay $100 Thai baht and point to the VISA fee sign’ … you don’t have to pay the $100 Thai baht …

(8)  After obtaining your VISA, still walk on the right side of the street/road … your next stop is the Cambodia immigration station … fill out your immigration form and get your VISA stamped …

(9)  And walk into Poipet, Cambodia …

(10) If you want to send a postcard from Cambodia … the gov’t post office is behind some shops on your right about 100 yards …

(11)  Head across the street and head back towards Cambodia departure/immigration …

(12)  Get stamped out of Cambodia … cross the street and walk towards Thailand on your left …

(13)  Fill out Thai immigration form …(you will be given an additional 30-days in Thailand) …

(14)  Catch a bus/mini van for Bangkok at the same market that you arrived at … or take a tuk-tuk back to Aranyaprathet (6 kilometers from market) for another bus back to Mochit-Bangkok … least expensive is a bus …

(15)  You should be back in Bangkok by 3:00/4:00 pm …  Cost $20 USD + bus fare)

Beware of pick-pockets and the local scams while in Poipet …