Bangkok visa run

Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Bangkok, Thailand
Padlock on door, Sukhumvit

Padlock on door, Sukhumvit

On 25 November I went from Jakarta to Bangkok, again with AirAsia, and the purpose of this trip was just to get a new Indonesian visa. The cost of the return flight was Rp 1,400,000 (USD 150).

I applied for a so-called social visit visa at the Indonesian embassy on Monday, and picked up the visa on Wednesday. Cost of the visa was USD 45. This visa allows me to initially stay for two months in Indonesia, but can be extended four times up to six months.

While in Bangkok I first stayed in the famous backpacker street Khao San Road in the Banglamphu area, but after two nights there I needed a change and found a hotel (DI Mansion) in a side street of Sukhumvit Road instead. Khao San Road is more or less a ghetto with more westerners than locals, and this can quickly become boring. I paid 500 baht per night in Khao San Road and 700 baht (23 USD) per night in Sukhumvit Road. Quite expensive compared with Jakarta.

The nice thing about the Sukhumvit hotel is that I was able to put my own padlock on the door, feeling much safer.

My room at DI Mansion, Sukhumvit.

GPS track log. Some of my movements and places visited in Bangkok.

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