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Suggestions to diversify our trip

Posted by rcatesby on 27/6/2015 at 22:50

October will be our first trip to Southeast Asia, long overdue. We are active and adventurous young retirees. Most of our previous travel has revolved around hiking in the U.S. We'll spend three plus weeks in Thailand, starting with three days in Bangkok, fly to Chiang Mai for five days, bus up to Chiang Rai for four days (bicycling in both places), fly to Ko Lanta for four days (sea kayaking, snorkeling, usual beach activities). Our current plans call for Ayutthaya next, three days t ...

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3 week trip...thinking about completely skipping Bangkok. Mistake?

Posted by alexizfresh on 24/5/2015 at 07:37

I'll be in the area for 20 nights. I've never been to Asia at all. I'll be traveling with my wife. Were in our late 20s. We're thinking about skipping Bangkok. I keep hearing/ reading that it just madness. Although we both have lived in Big Cities our whole lives (miami, nyc, etc), I dont think were too excited about the madness. Were not really big shoppers and were also planning on going to Chiang Mai and Siam Reap so were going to get our fill of budhist temples. Is there any other reas ...

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Viewed 3,517 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by kattyPiromlak on 28/6/2015 at 04:59

Paradise Lost how to make reservation

Posted by Olivcar on 24/6/2015 at 14:28

I have been calling the phone numbers listed for Paradise Lost on Ko Kraden but have not been able to get through. It seems to be open because I have seen reviews onTrip Advisor posted last month. One number says "Not in Service". The other one says no one is answering. I tried to contact reviewers on TripAdvisor but no one wrote back. Does anyone know how to make a reservation there? I even had someone call from Bangkok but no luck. Any suggestions? Is it closed for the rainy se ...

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Viewed 958 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Olivcar on 26/6/2015 at 20:26

Phuket to Phang-Nga

Posted by pia2am on 20/9/2009 at 18:15

We, a family of 4, will arrive in Phuket from Chiang Mai, but don´t wanna spend any time there. We wanna go to Phang-Nga Town fairly straight away, but what´s the best way to do it. Bus or taxi? How much can we expect to pay? Thanks in advance, Pia ...

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Viewed 7,220 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by AdamWarren on 25/6/2015 at 12:08

Wally of Paradise Lost, Ko Kradan - he will be missed

Posted by DLuek on 27/2/2015 at 21:31

I'm sad to report that Wally Sanger, the co-owner of Paradise Lost on Ko Kradan , died of natural causes this past Tuesday night. He was a special person with immense presence, and he made Ko Kradan special. I was lucky enough to see him on Kradan two weeks ago, and stayed with him this past November. There was nothing like sitting around a table with Wally and just soaking up his one-of-a-kind humor and wisdom that came from decades of sailing the world. I'll miss him dearly, and his long-time ...

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Viewed 1,826 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Olivcar on 24/6/2015 at 14:38

Overnight bus/minivan from Krabi to Penang?

Posted by abracadabra27 on 23/6/2015 at 03:20

Hello. I've been doing lots of research, trying to find out about catching buses from Krabi to Penang It seems like buses go via Hat Yai and take about 8 hours. I would like to know if its possible to catch a night bus and arrive in Penang in the early morning. I'm in Thailand for quite a short time and don't want to waste my time travelling during the day for 8 hours! Has anyone caught an overnight transport between Krabi and Penang? ...

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Five months in SEA"¦ Help with itinerary please!

Posted by bwagner on 19/6/2015 at 04:28

This will be my first trip to southeast Asia, traveling for five months between November 2015 to March 2016. I'm a single woman, 40 years old. In general, I'm more interested in exploring and experiencing culture, food, language, people, environment than crossing off the 'must see' places on the list. I DO want to see some of the highlights of course, but even five months is not enough time and I don't want to rush from place to place sightseeing. My budget is $50 US /day including transportati ...

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Viewed 517 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by bwagner on 21/6/2015 at 23:35

Booking hostel private rooms

Posted by andrewesque on 21/6/2015 at 14:47

I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but it has been a while since I've traveled abroad (or stayed in a hostel!) so apologies if so! I'm considering one of the deluxe private rooms at Saphaipae Hostel in Bangkok, for just myself, but the only options in the hostel reservation form are for 2 or 4 people (which automatically result in reservations for 1 or 2 rooms, respectively). My assumption is that this is because most people who are booking these rooms are probab ...

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Viewed 649 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by exacto on 21/6/2015 at 17:03

Low Season getaway

Posted by Gogomobile on 15/6/2015 at 08:47

Option 1 - Ko Lipe 3 nights with a night either side in Trang. Worried its too tacky now. Option 2 - Ko Kood 4 nights with 1 night in Trat. Bit worried it night be boring with limited food options outside hotel. Option 3 - West side of Samui. 5 nights. Day trip to Tao. Want to avoid busy east coast but not sure west has good beaches. Option 4 -Khao Sok Np. Not sure how enjoyable it would be in low season. What would be your pick for July? ...

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Viewed 1,063 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 18/6/2015 at 06:18

Vietnam & Thailand

Posted by JeanneLourens on 15/6/2015 at 06:02

Hi All, We are currently planning a trip for December 2016, we are from South Africa and would like to include Vietnam - Phuket, We would like to include: Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Hua Hin Krabi & Phuket, We would like to keep it at the lowest cost possible and would like any suggestions possible, for example where to start what transport to take etc. is it better to start by Bangkok - Phuket, then Bangkok - Vietnam or what way and transport way makes sense? ...

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Viewed 648 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 15/6/2015 at 12:33

North to South of Thailand

Posted by soomei on 3/6/2015 at 10:07

Hello, I'm planning to have a relaxing getaway to Thailand from 25 Nov to 4 Dec. am thinking to travel to somewhere cold, maybe up north, like chiang mai, then to an island, maybe ko lipe. Any recommendation and activities, or itineraries? ...

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Viewed 1,457 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by asiantraveler on 13/6/2015 at 05:50

Thailand Oct 7-23 itinerary- what am i missing

Posted by BrownieThailand on 9/6/2015 at 08:23

Hi all, I will be going to Thailand in October with my boyfriend. This is his 1st time Thailand (my 3rd time, previous trips i went on my own) and as i am very excited to show him the country i fell in love with i am working on an itinerary. Looking for useful feedback and tips: Arrive in BKK oct 7th at noon. Guesthouse in Kao San Area Oct 8: Biking trip in BKK which starts in the afternoon (1300 or so) any recommendations? Oct 9: Day trip BKK (my boyfriend can decide which one, been on Ayuthh ...

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Viewed 1,249 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 13/6/2015 at 04:50

5 Weeks Southeast Asia Nov-Dic

Posted by GSavi on 23/5/2015 at 14:32

Hello everyone I am trying to plan a trip with my wife and 5 year old son for next winter and would appreciate any advice which would help make this a memorable experience for all of us. We arrive in Bangkok on Nov 7th and plan to spend 3-4 nights there before moving on. From there we would like to explore some national parks/jungles (maybe Khao Sok but are open to suggestions) before heading off to the Andaman coast to enjoy some beautiful beaches and scenery. We would really just like to rela ...

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Viewed 1,863 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 12/6/2015 at 09:19

Hua Hin

Posted by Scottie001 on 7/6/2015 at 18:08

Anyone recommend any bars where young people go ? Also what else is worth a visit here ? Cheers ...

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Viewed 1,080 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 11/6/2015 at 10:30

Thailand for 4 weeks - where to go?

Posted by lmcintyre86 on 27/5/2015 at 07:50

Hi All, My boyfriend and I are planning to spend a month in Thailnd next March for my 30th birthday, i have a rough idea of where we want to go and how long to spend at each place but as nothing has been booked or paid for yet any suggestions or tips would be greaty appreciated. The only definite is that we plan on going to a full moon party on Koh Phangan on 22nd March so for now i've reserved (not yet paid for) a hotel on Phangan for 4 nights between 20/03 and 24/03. We're not crazy party a ...

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Viewed 1,862 times, with 15 replies. Last reply by gregmccann1 on 11/6/2015 at 10:28

SE Asia July/August

Posted by EmilyRose on 9/6/2015 at 11:58

Hello everyone, I am planning on traveling around the south and east coast of Thailand and maybe Cambodia but worried about rainy season. I have heard mixed things from the internet/people. Was hoping someone would be able to confirm what the weather would be like. Thank You! ...

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Viewed 992 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 10/6/2015 at 19:27

Chiang Rai trekking

Posted by Canadia on 2/6/2015 at 10:00

Hello all, Just wondering if anyone has any recent recommendations for reputable, reliable, and reasonably priced trekking companies/operations for Chiang Rai? I'm travelling solo and hoping to join a group of people to see some scenery. Cheers! ...

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Viewed 973 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 3/6/2015 at 00:37

Hellfire Pass

Posted by decco on 23/5/2015 at 07:55

Hi All I have been doing a lot of research but cant seem to find anywhere advertised to stay for a night in Nam Tok. I was hoping to catch the train over Kwai river and then spend the night in Nam Tok so as I could walk Hellfire Pass the following day before heading back to Bangkok. I am hoping some one here might be able to give me an idea if this is possible or will I have to make my way back to Kanchanaburi and then get back to Hellfire Pass the following day? If this is the case, what i ...

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Viewed 1,360 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by tigershoot on 2/6/2015 at 16:11

Mukdahan has fastest internet in Thailand

Posted by DLuek on 21/5/2015 at 08:16

Mukdahan apparently has the fastest net in the Kingdom. While Bangkok struggles with just 18.1 megabits per second, people in Muk are whizzing at 32.19 mbps -- faster than the average speed in the UK and twice the speed of Australia. Thought a certain member might be interested: http://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/local-news/568859/thailand-internet-8th-fastest-in-asia ...

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Viewed 1,483 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 2/6/2015 at 09:40

No trains from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi until around August 1, 2015

Posted by DLuek on 30/5/2015 at 22:18

A head's up for anyone looking to take the train up to Kan over the next couple of months: http://www.bangkokpost.com/travel/in-thailand/577415/kanchanaburi-rail-line-closing-for-upgrade ...

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Viewed 1,379 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 2/6/2015 at 04:07


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