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Chiang Rai 2 days and which Gibbon?

Posted by NewbieC on 3/11/2009 at 17:24

Hello We're flying from Bangkok to Chiang Rai and then crossing into Laos from there. Is it worth spending only 2 full days in Chiang Rai (as I've read Chiang Rai best for trekking and don't think we'll be doing and there) or should we head directly into Laos after one night in Chiang Rai?....Wouldn't normally ask such detailed question but we're trying to figure out dates to book Gibbon experience. Also - any thoughts on whether it makes for a much different experience whether we do the ...

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Ko Lanta or Krabi

Posted by westcoastmimi on 2/11/2009 at 05:36

We are traveling in Dec/Jan for about 4 weeks with 2 kids, 8 and 10, arriving in BKK. After getting over jetlag, we will head down to Ko Jum for 4-5 days to decompress and then would like to spend a week in either Ko Lanta or Krabi before heading back up north to visit Kanchanaburi, Ayuthya, Lopburi. Which would be more suitable for our family - Lanta or Krabi? We want quiet, but not that quiet. Where would you stay? So many choices... ...

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maya bay

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 2/10/2009 at 08:04

does "the beach" live up to the hype?? ill be there end of december/ beginning of january...is it overcrowded during this time? ...

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Trekking agencies

Posted by monicav on 12/9/2009 at 18:45

Hi, Looking for good agencies for trekking in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. Any suggestions Thanks ...

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Bangkok Hotel - First night treat - Advice?

Posted by Tazzfalcon on 20/12/2008 at 23:44

Hello, this is my first post. Im going to Bangkok in mid march 09 where im meeting my girlfriend for the first time in 4 months, shes been away doing the packpacker thing through Oz, NZ etc. As a bit of a treat id like to stay somewhere a bit more upmarket the first night there before downgrading to standard backpacker guesthouses. Does anyone have any advice of any nice (min 3* pref 4*) hotels in "central" bangkok (there or there abouts...) max im looking to spend is about £40 GBP (g ...

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World Series in Bangkok? Nov. 4th

Posted by Dylan on 1/11/2009 at 12:01

I know this may come off as kind of crass... ...but I'm a die-hard New York Yankees fan, arriving in Bangkok late on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Does anyone know any expat bars that might be playing the World Series on Wednesday morning? I suppose I can always resort to a quasi-legal internet stream, but there's no fun in that. ...

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Trat Accomodation

Posted by 4439 on 15/10/2007 at 19:42

We will be spending a night at Trat and take the ferry to Koh Kood the next morning. We are looking for places to spend the night. Nothing flashy, but a place that's clean, has attached bathroom and is easy to get to from the point where our bus (from Bangkok) would drop us. Budget would be something around 750 Baht. Please do let us know if you have any suggestions that fit the requirements above! ...

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travel from Bangkok to Khao Lak?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 2/11/2009 at 05:24

what are my options from getting to Khao Lak from Bangkok? on a budget so will not be flying. ...

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Ko Tao

Posted by Stormbag on 2/11/2009 at 06:02

Hi, My girlfriend and I are planning our trip to Thailand, we are arriving in BKK on 6th Jan and plan to spend 3/4 nights there before taking the train to Crumphon and onto Ko Tao , before heading back out of BKK on the 22nd. I am worried whether that 10/11 nights on Ko Tao would be too long in one place bearing in mind neither of us dive but are more than happy mixing relaxing on beach with activities such as watersports, exploring etc. Samui and Phangan do not appeal to us as want so ...

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From Nakorn Shri to Krabi town

Posted by lenjac on 1/11/2009 at 17:12

Is it possible to make a one day trip to Krabi when we are staying in Nakhon Sri Thammarat? ...

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Chiang Mai accommodations

Posted by PDX on 14/9/2009 at 03:35

I'm planning on visiting Chiang Mai for a month, Dec. 15h - Jan. 15th, and need to find a quiet clean place with wifi in room, and a fridge. Is this possible for under 400 USD? TIA! ...

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60 day free visa for those going overland is rubbish!

Posted by furneburner on 8/10/2009 at 14:37

Well today i contacted the consulate in Brisbane about a free visa, as i am going overland from Malaysia. I have an outbound ticket from Bangkok to Manila. After two conversations with my thai girlfriend and one with me, the lady said I am not eligable, because i do not have a inbound and outbound ticket to thailand. The free visas cannot be gotten if going overland. BULLCRAP! I dont have a problem paying, but thats not the point. Everyone else gets it for free, so why should i pay? ...

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Something to do in Sam Roi Yod, Hua Hin

Posted by Struan on 1/11/2009 at 07:18

If you are looking for something to do in Sam Roi Yod, other that the lovely National Park. There is a Mini Golf course with fishing pond and other activities. Its well worth a look, its called park Life. ...

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Waited too long to book my KPN accommodation!

Posted by angfonz on 30/10/2009 at 17:24

I'm bringing my 18 year old brother to Ko Phangan for the New Years Eve / FM party this christmas. He's pretty wild and wont be happy unless he has some sort of nightlife in the location we stay. The problem is, I've waited too long to book. Literally every single place that can be booked through travelfish is full in Haad Rin and Haad Saikantang. Can anyone reccomend a place that's either close enough to the Haad Rin area to make commuting easy, or another area of the island that has s ...

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Reliable accommodation Khao Lak?

Posted by boleslav on 31/10/2009 at 01:22

We plan to visit Surin islands as part of 3 days and 2 nights package.Our accommodation will be in the tent there. The question is where should we leave our valuables and extra stuff? Can you recommend a reliable lodge, hostel in Khao lak, where they have a safe to store our passport, credit cards etc? thank you. ...

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Honeymoon andaman island hop

Posted by jodie6104 on 22/10/2009 at 22:05

Ok for the last part of our honeymoon we want to spend a week ( second week of Jan) on the andaman islands. How much should we attempt to do in a week ? one or two islands? Where is the most stunning ? quite fancy railay for a start. Also does anyone know of any beautiful romantic resorts we could stay at for around 5000 a night ? Thank you for all your help in advance ...

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Where to stay in Bangkok?

Posted by Pontare on 28/10/2009 at 23:00

Hi! We're a couple arriving in Bangkok for one night, leaving early and would like some advice on cheap hotels near the airport. Three weeks later we're coming back to stay for one week, and are looking for a cheap hotel either in th. Sukumvith or Chinatown, preferably close to the SkyTrain. Anyone have any experience living in Chinatown? Thanks ...

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Recommendation of good itinerary

Posted by dreamcoach007 on 30/10/2009 at 12:41

I will be in Thailand from November 26 to December 7. I must be in Bangkock December 2,3,4. Basically have 4 days before and 4 almost 4 days after Bangkock. Where would you recommend I go considering I have never been anywhere overseas. Shocking I know! I was told to go to Pattaya for a few days at the beginning of trip. Is this a good idea? Would like to see beautiful coastlines, get a few massages, experience the people, shop, experience what I have seen pictures of. Although I was told I ...

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Youth/Backpackers hostels in Southern Islands of Thailand?

Posted by pdrysdale on 28/10/2009 at 16:12

Hi, Am spending quite a bit of time exploring the islands at the South of Thailand in a couple of weeks and just wondering if there are hostels on the islands? It seems to be mainly guesthouses/hostels. Making it harder for the lone traveller to meet people :-( Cheers ...

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Airport taxi

Posted by lasty on 29/10/2009 at 14:41

Heading off to Bangkok soon, can anyone give me an estimate on how much is the taxi fare from the Airport to Khao San road? All help will be greatly appreciated, thanks ...

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