WHO WANTS TO PaRtY? - If I pose this question to all the readers of this article, how many of you would decline the choice of saying 'yes'? Well although I am not a party animal and would rather cozy in the room reading a book or while travelling explore the street markets and eateries, it would not be bad to experience an Island party to its heart's content!
*Opens google and types in BLUE MOON PARTY HAAD RIN ISLAND*
The party date for June 2017 was on the 9th day. June is a perfect time for me to plan any trip. So i spent the next couple of days planning the entire schedule. I am a backpacker and usually plan hectic schedules. Spanning over 5 days I wished to visit 5 different places and enjoy the party too. Booked places from airbnb, checked cheap flights and planned night bus journeys to cut costs!
I was lucky to have to pay nothing but a processing fee of only Rs 200 towards my visa. It was under an ongoing visa exemption scheme implemented to strengthen India and Thailand ties and promote tourism in their country. (One can easily procure the visa by booking return tickets, hotels or stays and having 20000 INR in the bank account. These are important for visa application that can be filled online and later submitted at the office). Better to exchange Bahts from India or carry dollars or euro for better exchange rates. Avoid cheap exchange stalls in India and in Thailand to avoid forged notes. Forged notes are a huge gamble! Be ware! Rates come to approximately twice of the Indian currency, but 1.88 and 1.98 makes a huge difference when exchanging a rather big amount. One can issue travel cards too where you will be charged per transaction basis. If you own a global debit card, that works too but charges for each transaction may amount upto Rs 200.