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Has anyone used the bus service recently to go from Bangkok to Samui and back to bangkok? I am planning a trip down to samui the day I land in bangkok and would like to know the bus timings and how comfortable the trip actually is.
Thailand is on the list of countries that have a "Visa Waiver Agreement" with the Republic of Korea, and Thai nationals are supposed to be able to enter ROK for up to 3 months without a visa. But I personally know one Thai lady that was denied entry with no explanation. She was stopped at the airport and held for 5 hours and then put on an airplane back to Thailand with no explanation. She a professional and is NOT in, or connected to, the "bargirl business". Needless to say, it was very embarrassing for her and she does not hold much good will towards Korea or Koreans right now. I also have recently read an account in one of the Pattaya (English language) newspapers where the same thing happened to three Thai ladies attempting to enter ROK for a vacation under the "Visa Waiver Agreement". I cannot find the article on the web but as I remember it they were held for over 24 hours and then put on an airplane back to Thailand. The implication was that since they are "unaccompanied", they were automatically suspected of traveling there to work in a bar. I don't know if this sort of thing happens frequently to Thai ladies traveling to other countries. Personally, I would recommend that any Thai citizens that want to travel to another country, especially ROK, to take the time and effort to get an actual visa before traveling. I did that myself for travel to Thailand last year even though, according to Thai immigration rules, I could get permission to enter upon arrival. It's no guarantee, since immigration authorities can do whatever the hell they want, but it would seem better to get the permission to enter (visa) prior to paying all the travel expenses.