Backpacking in Thailand

source: Twominute English
# At the Immigration Counter
Alan: Can I see your passport and arrival card, please?
Beth: Sure, here you are.
Alan: What is the purpose of your visit?
Beth: Tourism. I’m here on vacation.
Alan: How long do you plan to stay?
Beth: Maybe a week or 10 days.
Alan: You understand you are not permitted to work here, right?
Beth: Yes. I’m just here to relax on a vacation.
Alan: Very good. Here is your passport. Enjoy your stay.
Beth: Thank you very much. Bye.
# Asking to Share a Taxi.
Beth: Excuse me, are you going to Khao San Road?
Shimmi: Yes, I am. How did you know?
Beth: Many travellers go there looking for cheaper hotels.
Shimmi: Are you going there too?
Beth: Yes, I am. Do you mind if we share a taxi?
Shimmi: That’s a good idea. It will be cheaper if we share.
Beth: Ok. Let’s go. We can get a taxi right across the street.
# Finding Hotels.
Shimmi: Do you know any good hotels around?
Beth: I asked my friend before leaving San Francisco. He said I could find some nice hotels on Khao San Road.
Shimmi: I think we should just get out of the taxi and walk around a bit.
Beth: Yeah. I just hope they are not full. We should’ve made reservations online.
Shimmi: The cheapest hotels don’t even have a website. Don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll find one.
# The Outdoor Market.
Alana: Can you tell me where to go for the best shopping?
Hotel clerk: Sure, you must go to Chatuchak market. We also call it JJ market.
Alana: How can I get there? Can you get me a taxi?
Hotel clerk: Just take the skytrain. Get off at Mo Chit station. It’s easy to reach.
Alana: Great, so how do I find the outdoor market?
Hotel clerk: It’s right there at the skytrain station. It’s too big to miss.
Alana: Sounds easy. Thanks!
Hotel clerk: You’re welcome.

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