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bus or train?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 15/10/2009 at 04:50

which form of transport would you find more convenient for your average backpacker? buses or trains? i guess it would depend on the situation but id like to know what most others would prefer. say, if i wanted to get from bangkok to krabi? or chiang mai to bangkok? ...

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vang vieng to chiang mai

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 13/10/2009 at 02:58

ill be traveling from vang vieng, laos to chiang mai early-mid january. any one recommend any places to see worth the detour?? ...

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Posted by darrenh on 14/12/2007 at 04:14

these guys love me! every where i go they come after me. i dont know why. some say that because im irish they can smell my sweet blood(from the alcohol!) i will be in chiang mai next march and then to some islands. will i have a problem?? anyone else with the same problem who found a product that actually works could they please let me know the brand name? ...

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Viewed 3,288 times, with 25 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 14/10/2009 at 10:31

Looking for advice on booking Thai trains

Posted by Jozudave on 13/10/2009 at 13:41

Hi, Just found this lovely little site while looking up train info for Thailand and thought I should sign up and ask the question I'm stuck on! :) I'm trying to book a train from Thailand to NongKai to go to Laos. And also a ticket before that to go from Chiang Mai to Ayuthaya. The problem is that Thai State Rail doesn't yet have an online booking facility and we are currently in Malaysia so can't visit a station in Thailand. We wish to book now as we have read that the 1st class slee ...

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Viewed 3,807 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by sarahg54 on 14/10/2009 at 05:49

3 dudes, 4 weeks in Thailand. Itinerary + gear advice?

Posted by cheapzen on 12/10/2009 at 16:03

Hey everyone, me and two buddies have booked to go to Thailand from 16 Nov til 15 Dec. We're all 18. We're flying to Bangkok and our plan was to spend 5 days in Bangkok, 5 days in Chang Mai, 5-7 days in Krabi and then spend the last of our days in Koh Chang before going back to Bangkok. Give a few days to spare for travel time and spending in places along the way. Can you guys suggest anything or give any advice on how to best go about this, cutting costs etc.? Please be as brief or ...

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Viewed 3,741 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by cheapzen on 14/10/2009 at 03:50

travelling thailand with 12 yr old for xmas and new year, best places to visit.

Posted by aynat73 on 13/10/2009 at 01:00

im travelling to thailand beginning of dec, flying to bangkok, then heading to chaing mai, and around, wanting to spend new year in koh samui, could anyone recommend somewhere to stay for xmas, where there is something to do, its going to be our first xmas alone due to berevement and we want it to be special. got a budget of around £60 per night. also we would be flying back from bangkok on the 2nd or 3rd jan, would we be able to travel back from koh samui in time (not sure bout transport duri ...

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Viewed 2,342 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 13/10/2009 at 22:59

looking for : best little beach

Posted by monikaundsandra on 13/10/2009 at 02:12

hello, sorry, i hit return to fast and sent this message off empty.. no i did not discover a secret little natural wonderland, where the best of thailand´s beautiful beaches can be found in one not-too-hard-to-reach spots, which is not crowded but where a cocktail,food and accomodation is easily accessible without spending lots of money in a huge resort, where snorkeling, swimming and living the good life is possible without sharing it whith hundreds of tourists is possible.. and all that ...

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Where to spend new year on West Coast of Thailand

Posted by alau81 on 12/10/2009 at 19:59

Hello, We will be spending Christmas in Ko Phi Phi, we were wondering where would be best to go for New Year's eve along that side of the coast, we don't really want to trek across to Koh Pha Ngan. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! x ...

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Viewed 2,660 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by tezza on 13/10/2009 at 17:18

tsunami Alert?

Posted by vivekkrishna on 1/10/2009 at 13:27

I leave for Phuket in 6 hours and am obviously terrified. I know the Tsunami alert has been canceled, but what does this exactly mean? How is the weather now? My itinerary also includes phi phi for 4 days (from 3rd oct onward) I'm hysterical..this was going to be my first trip to Thailand and I couldn't wait to be there. Can someone please tell me how things are actually over in phuket? ...

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Viewed 2,318 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by vivekkrishna on 13/10/2009 at 15:14

Bangkok to Calcutta

Posted by mmmmbeerlao on 13/10/2009 at 07:37

How much would a guy expect to pay flying roundtrip from Bangkok to Calcutta? Can these KhaoSan travel agents find the best deals or should I buy myself? Its just look ing cheaper to fly into bangkok from seattle, then book the India flights on an asian budget airline. ...

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Viewed 1,079 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by ibalance48 on 13/10/2009 at 11:18

help with visas!!

Posted by wordy on 12/10/2009 at 23:33

can some1 please help me! right i'm doing a little 3 month trip, flying into bangkok, where i have to spend 1 nite due to my connecting flight the next day into laos. im then travelling through laos, into cambodia, and malaysia, before flying upto koh samui to spend xmas and the new year, doing a little island hopping and then flying home from bangkok on the 20th January. Can any1 please advise me on the situation with a visa for this trip in thailand. Do i need to get 1? do i not?? im no ...

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how long will it take to get from bangkok to vientiane?

Posted by fariphar on 13/10/2009 at 01:38

Hi everyone, I have just signed up to this and I'm apologising in advance if I'm asking questions that have already been posted :) I'm travellin to bangkok in new year and have booked an onward journey from bangkok to sydney 6 wks after my arrival. I have 6 weeks to travel from bangkok up to chiang mai, then on through laos, vietnam and cambodia. Am just wondering could anyone help me out with time frames? I want to organise my visa for vietnam before i travel. does anyone have any i ...

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Viewed 3,024 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by exacto on 13/10/2009 at 09:59

Surin Elephant Roundup weekend

Posted by FRAG on 12/10/2009 at 20:46

Still in Uk at the moment but will be in Surin for the Elephant round-up. Is this worth the time and effort to go too? And we are finding it difficult to find somewhere to book online! Any info would be great, cheers Frag ...

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Apartment/guesthouse in Mae Sai

Posted by myrhmaid on 19/1/2008 at 16:42

I'm volunteering with an N.G.O. in Mae Sai on the border into Burma. I've been looking for a nice, safe place to stay for a few months (inexpensive guesthouse, apartment, etc), but have had no luck yet. Any suggestions would be very, very welcome. Thanks! : ) ...

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Viewed 2,946 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by naromekram on 13/10/2009 at 09:09

domestic flights bangkok to chiang mai

Posted by monikaundsandra on 13/10/2009 at 02:40

hello - i am trying to get the best out of the little time i have in thailand so i am trying to arrange for transportation from bankok to chiang mai. i visited thailand 10 years ago and spent a night on a bus but am looking for a more comfortable way. unfortunately the night train is booked out for the days in question so i am considering flying. i can find out prices but i would like to hear experiences - i am not very fond of flying, even i have to to get me there in the first place. any g ...

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Posted by krist on 11/10/2009 at 00:01

Hi, Basically I'd like to fly into Thailand, travel through Cambodia and onto Vietnam, flying back home from Saigon. I have a month. Any info/advice on where to book flights of this nature would be appreciated. Would it be best to book a one way flight to Thailand then once in Vietnam book a flight home? Or would it be a better bet to book everything in advance? I travelled to Vietnam last year with Singapore Airlines and although it was probably one of the finest airlines I've fl ...

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Viewed 1,256 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by Sannes on 13/10/2009 at 03:53

Best plases to visit in Thailand in 11 days

Posted by gusthegiant on 12/10/2009 at 20:42

I am doing a real gap experiance in thailand which ends April 4th i have untill the 14 th to backpack around the gap year experiance covers Bangcock, Wat Phikun Thong temple, Sukothai, trecking in Phu Toei National Park and the island of Koh Samet. I wonderd where else i could visit on a limited budjet from bangcock? ...

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Viewed 2,441 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by exacto on 12/10/2009 at 23:40

Bang Saphan to Surat or straight to Krabi?

Posted by alexlazarus on 7/10/2009 at 03:52

Hi Guys, I'm looking for some advice for how we should organise a bit of our itinerary. We're planning on spending a couple of nights in Bang Saphan before heading down to Krabi to spend some time on some of the islands in mid-December. I've been looking into it and originally thought that it would be a good idea to break the journey by staying the night in Surat Thani , but now i'm not sure whether it would be better to just head straight down to Krabi. Can we go directly from Bang Sap ...

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Viewed 4,112 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by tezza on 12/10/2009 at 18:18

Buddy Tours - Chiang Mai

Posted by think87 on 11/10/2009 at 07:47

Anyone used or have any expierence with this tour companyin Chinag Mai? Prices seem way to reasonable LOL! ...

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Viewed 2,402 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 12/10/2009 at 08:50

Koh Kho Khao/Koh Phra Thang - budget accommodation?

Posted by RuthJ on 10/10/2009 at 20:55

Hello As some of you may know, I've posted about itinerary advice before and as a result have decided to simplify our trip somewhat. Thanks to everyone who posted. We're just going to Phuket to start with to visit friends and then take it from there. But the plan is to go to Khao Lak for some Similans diving and chilling out (not really a fan of Phuket). But I think we would like to get some proper thailand escapism of a hut on a beach and not much else around kind. Koh Chang (an ...

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Viewed 5,166 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by christof on 11/10/2009 at 16:38

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