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  • mudchild

    Joined Travelfish
    10th June, 2011
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 14

    Hello,

    Just after a bit of advice really on my travel plans.

    My Itinery for 3.5 months is as below (I know this could change if I meet some cool people or just fancy hanging out somewhere a bit longer)

    Bangkok for 4 days
    Beachy/Islands so either head towards Krabi/Lanta etc or Ko Tao/ko pha ngan etc
    Chaing mai and pai etc
    Volunteering for 2 weeks
    Bangkok- Kanchanaburi etc
    Cambodia/Laos
    beachy islands - Krabi/raileh beach/Ko phi phi etc or Ko Tao/ko pha ngan etc

    My real question is am I missing somewhere really amazing and also as Im a lone traveller where would be the best place to spend Christmas and New Year out of Ko Tao/pha ngan areas or the Krabi/ralieh beach areas. I will go to both areas but just would like some advice about what way round to do it!
    I dont really want to end up with loads of couples at Christmas so just wanted somewhere where there is quite a fun chilled traveller vibe but without being completely mental!

    Any suggestions would be great!
    Hope this isn't too rambled!!
    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 26/7/2011 - 18:08

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  • guava_girl

    Joined Travelfish
    21st October, 2010
    Posts: 252

    First, by the looks of it you are going south, north and then south again. I realize that you are trying to split up the islands into two different times. But I suggest a different plan.

    BKK to the islands is fine, then you should go to Kanchanaburi en route to Chang Mai, etc. From there go across into Laos and then from Laos to Cambodia or through Northeast Thailand to Cambodia. After Cambodia then hit the other islands for the remainder of your trip.

    As for x-mas/New years I don't think it makes much difference. It is more important when you are starting and ending your trip, as each side of the south of Thailand has a different monsoon. This will make it easier to determine when to go where.

    #2 Posted: 28/7/2011 - 09:11

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