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Initial Reactions to Chiang Mai as New American Expat

Posted by RstephenB on 6/9/2015 at 00:14

I had been researching expat destinations for several years and Chiang Mai always seemed to rise to the top in many of the critical ares of consideration. I did a consult with Angela and Chris who produce the "Tieland to Thailand" blog and site and found their input enormously helpful. I had never been to Asia before but am totally open to the change. I arrived August 24 from Vancouver, B.C. It turned out to be the best price for Business Class from the West Coast of North America, I ...

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Anyone Experience with 12goAsia

Posted by fergal28 on 4/9/2015 at 10:22

I Just booked my Train from 12goasia. They were reccomended on the Seat61 Website.I am just curious if anyone has used them before and If So Where is their office located. They Say In their email "You need to pick up this ticket at any time between 10:00 and 20:00 at our counter opposite Bangkok's Hua Lampong train station in the DOB Building. At least 60 minutes before departure. The easiest way to get there is by MRT or taxi. Take MRT exit 1 and you will see the DOB Building after 30 mete ...

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AirAsia fares question?

Posted by Esseff on 2/9/2015 at 16:09

Hey guys, I'm new around here. In my last thread someone suggested I fly AirAsia instead of using the night trains to get around, so I'm looking at AirAsia flights and they appear to be ridiculously inexpensive as well as saving us about 10 hours of travel give or take. My question is, can someone tell me roughly the total cost for a Low Fare ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai (one way), and then from Bangkok to Krabi (round trip)? What I'm confused about is that if you upgrade to the Premiu ...

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Around Chiang Rai

Posted by metsker on 4/9/2015 at 19:08

Greetings - I have five days slated for the Chiang Rai area and would appreciate any advice regarding any good spots to visit near there. I'm fine with just booking a day or so in Chiang Rai proper and then moving to some smaller town(s) nearby for a night or two. I'm on to Chiang Mai after that. I've read about some of the tea growing communities, etc. Thanks for your help! ...

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Viewed 604 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Gogomobile on 4/9/2015 at 23:14

transit time at suvarnabhumi airport

Posted by stvstv on 1/9/2015 at 05:00

Hello dear, I arrive at SUV 20 DEC 06:15 PM and wont buy a ticket to Vientane departure time 20:25 pm from same airport. I have loggage to check in. Do you think it is possible or time is too short? Thank a lot Stefano ...

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Bottle beach 2 resort, Koh Phangan

Posted by asiantraveler on 30/8/2015 at 11:28

If you wanna go back to basic for your accommodation and sleep at one of the beautiful beaches Thailand has to offer you should come to Bottle beach 2 resort. It has small huts directly on the beach, fan and cold water only. From the bed you can enjoy the ocean and beach in the morning. Huts are about 500 bht per night. The resort also has a nice restaurant area to enjoy some good Thai food while reading a book or enjoy a beer. Pool table is present, kayaks for rent and just go for a swim. h ...

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A few off beat excursions from Bangkok

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/9/2015 at 04:49

In Bangkok for a couple of days with some time up your sleeve? There are a few suggestions on this piece that are worth a look - I'd never heard of Wat Phut Udom and Wang Lang market is a good one. ...

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Bus or Train to Chian Mai

Posted by fergal28 on 30/8/2015 at 05:36

Hey Guys, Arriving in Bangkok on the 6th October in the morning but I want to head to Chiang Mai the same day.Which would be wiser and easier to sleep on A Bus Or a Train I Have been doing more research on a potential Place I could fit in from Mae Sot on the Way south to Bangkok.Its Probably Between Sukhotthai,Pitsanulok or Kamphean as transport to these places is good.Umphang sounded fantastic but from what i have read there is no onward travel south so I dont think i would have the time. ...

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Viewed 1,050 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by fergal28 on 1/9/2015 at 06:04

Ko Tarutao in November

Posted by R0bson on 27/8/2015 at 05:48

Hi, I looking for any informations about Ko Tarutao in November. I will stay in Ko lipe on 4-8 November and next a really want to see Ko Tarutao Is it possible to get from Ko Lipe or Pak Bara to Ko Tarutao on 8-10 November? I read in some websites that Ko tarutao is open from 15 November and it concern to Adang-Rawi Islands? but i also read that dates change every years. I will be glad for any informations. -- Kind Regards Robert kloc ...

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Viewed 957 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by DLuek on 30/8/2015 at 23:34

3 week itinerary -- am I not doing enough?

Posted by alexizfresh on 30/8/2015 at 07:26

Fiance and I are in our late 20s and are doing an almost 3 week honeymoon (19 days) in Thailand this November. Were flying in from Miami (hooorray for 26 hour flights!) 11/17-11/20 Bangkok (overnight train ) 11/21-11/27 chiang mai (flight) 11/27 - 12/5 ko lanta So as you can see, were trying to keep it simple. I'm a firm believer in "less is more", especially because this is our honeymoon. However, I just want to make sure that we arent board at any times. I was thinking one other de ...

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Can you help me with my itinerary?

Posted by Esseff on 22/8/2015 at 20:31

Hi everyone, My friend and I are traveling to Thailand for 2 weeks, between November 14-28. We're taking backpacks but we're staying in moderate hotels. This is our first time in Thailand. Here's what we've got (for reference, I'll list the day of the week and date if it makes it easier): We fly from Toronto to Bangkok, arrive in Bangkok at 21:30, we have a hotel booked for that night (Sun15). The following day we're in Bangkok and we're taking a sleeper train to Chiang Mai (Mon16). We'll spe ...

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Viewed 930 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by guernseydan on 30/8/2015 at 16:58

Itinerary Help Please..

Posted by fergal28 on 26/8/2015 at 13:04

I need a bit of help choosing a destination to fit into my current itinerary. I have 17nights from October 6th-23rd I have created a kind of loop North to Chiang Mai and Back to Bangkok.Im struggling to find somewhere in between (Bangkok-Chiang Mai) at the start or somewhere in between (Mae sot-Bangkok) at the end of my route. Bangkok Chiang Mai (3nights) Pai (3nights) Mae Hong Son (2nights) Mae Saraing(2nights) Mae sot-Mywaddy (3nights) Bangkok I had thought I may have been able to fit in Kha ...

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3 weeks Thailand: This is my itinerary, what do you think?

Posted by lolovitch on 26/8/2015 at 04:16

Hi all, new member checking in, wishing you all the best with your respective travels! We plan a three-week well deserved holiday in Thailand for February next year. My wife and I have been to Thailand previously but it will be a first time for our 4-year old son. While I am convinced that he is old enough not only to accompany us but also to enjoy such a trip, planning automatically becomes a little more elaborate and you ask yourself more questions as a father Currently, we are considering ...

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Entrance Fee for Khao Yai National Park

Posted by deeral on 24/8/2015 at 09:56

Has anyone paid to enter Khao Yai NP recently....(last month or 2). Can you confirm how much you paid. ...

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Considering this route, any advice appreciated.

Posted by BuzzmFrog84 on 20/12/2014 at 12:47

MADMAC recommended this route to me and I like the sound of it. I was wondering if anyone had any tips/advice for any of these places or the process of the travel. The time frame is about a month. I'll hopefully have $5,000 USD to spend after my plane ticket. Starting in Trat, to Phimai and Prahear Vihar. Next is Chaiyaphum followed by Leoi. The last stop is Chiang Khan . How do these places sound with the time frame of a month? Also, Would it be best to fly straight to Trat? As f ...

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Non Touristy Thailand: ayurvedic, yoga, meditation, beauty, swimming NON TOURISTY?

Posted by CadyLady on 4/3/2015 at 16:17

Looking for suggestions places/retreats that possibly have all or some of these things... ayurvedic, yoga, meditation, beauty, swimming NON TOURISTY? ...

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looking for a 'new' island...

Posted by tamara on 18/8/2015 at 08:33

Hello I went to Koh Jum for a couple of years and still think it's a wonderfull island, but it's changin' too fast. Time for another place... I'm looking for an alternative... Koh Phayam? Koh Chang Noi? Something else? Any experiences or advice? thank you.. T from Belgium ps: as less crowdy as possible.. ps: I don't need wifi ...

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Bangkok to Hua Hin

Posted by flyer99 on 22/7/2015 at 10:14

We are four adults travelling from Bangkok to Hua Hin and returning to Don Mueang airport in mid October. Since there are four of us with luggage, I thought we might just rent a van and driver. But cost is a major factor. Getting scheduled bus or mini-van may be option but then we still have to get to pick up points and airport, which will add to the cost (not to mention handling luggage). Anyone have any specific suggestions? Thanks ...

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domestic to domestic transit time at suvarnabhumi airport

Posted by Happydaze on 18/8/2015 at 03:41

hi friends I am travelling from Chiang Rai to Bangkok with Thai Smile on a Saturday arriving at 6.15pm. I then need to collect bags and check in with Bangkok airways to fly to Koh Samui departing at 7.45pm. Do I have enough time to physically manage this (I am fit, lol) assuming the flights are on time? Thank you ...

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28 Days Thailand Itinerary help!

Posted by thefinebalance1 on 7/8/2015 at 08:25

Hello I'm planning on arriving in Thailand on October 16 and plan to stay until November 13/14 moving on to Siem Reap from Thailand. I have a few questions re: itinerary and the best way to get to Siem Reap. 2 days Bangkok (i.e. night market, grand palace, wat pho, floating markets) 1 day Ayutthaya (is it advisable to do a day trip?) EITHER Flight Chiang Mai and Pai (is Chiang Rai worth including?) How many days are advised? Is it better to do the north at the end of the trip OR ST ...

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