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12 Nights in Thailand - 3 Days in Bangkok - what to do with the other 9?

Posted by jamtastx on 12/10/2014 at 12:06

Hi guys, Just came across the forum a couple of days ago and some really good information on here. Myself and by boyfriend are headed to Bangkok from Brussels - arriving Sunday morning the 19th. We are nature lovers who love adventure and not really up for the touristy spots. We never the less plan to spend 2 or 3 nights in Bangkok but afterwards we're not sure. There's so much to see! We'd like to split things between trekking and spending some times in either the lake or the sea. We would ha ...

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Famous Bamboo Tattoo Artist in Thailand?

Posted by rsthomas on 27/8/2008 at 09:55

Hello! I am looking for a recommendation for a tattoo artist in Thailand. There are so many places and artists, but I would really like to get it done by someone who is well known with the bamboo practice. If you can give me any sort of referral, I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers~! ...

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Udon Thani to Bueng Kan - bus times

Posted by stekmer on 6/10/2014 at 00:30

Hi, I'm planning a trip from Bangkok to Udon Thani to Bueng Kan to Nakhon Phanom to Sakon Nakhon and then back to Bangkok - for 2 weeks in early Feb 2015. I was planing an early flight into Udon Thani and then to catch a bus out the same day. Can anyone help with information on bus schedules from Udon Thani to Bueng Kan? Thanks in advance for any information. ...

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Island Hopping Andaman sea

Posted by Sjors1989 on 6/10/2014 at 12:22

Hey all, As part of an almost 4 week trip from Bangkok - Singapore we are planning some island hopping in the Andaman sea for about 12/14 days. We, is 3/4 friends all 25 years of age. We are into nature/chilling out and also partying a bit. Time of being around the Andaman coast would be 26 dec - 8 jan. Especially for the party part I got some questions, we do not need to party every night but some island would be fun. Obiously Phangan & Samui are more the party islands but it's probably t ...

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Best Hostel for Full Moon Party NYE?

Posted by chris9393 on 10/9/2014 at 10:21

Hi, Would anyone recommend a good and 'relatively' cheap hostel to stay in over NYE? I've been reading some reviews online about various hostels but I can't come to any decision and it looks like they are all £200+ for a week. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated ...

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Chiang Mai help...

Posted by rudder6 on 6/10/2014 at 21:39

Hey fellow travelers! Just arrived in Chiang Mai today. First impressions are I will love this place. Left Bangkok on the sleeper train which was a pleasant journey aswell. We are just finding out feet as we have never been backpacking before. We found out the hard way in Bangkok being naive and over charged for stuff (1000thb for boat) which is only 40thb !! Took us a couple of days to get wise. In hoping to avoid this in Chiang Mai and wonder if you have any tips on saving money how much sho ...

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Viewed 773 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 7/10/2014 at 09:16

Mosquito Nets - Are they available in Bangkok??

Posted by SteveHickey on 11/4/2007 at 19:54

Hi again guys, Just a quick question? I was about to buy a double mosquito net yesterday, when a mate of mine said I could pick one up in Bangkok cheaply enough, considering they were €55 at home? Is it wise to wait until bangkok before we buy one? Thanks, Steve ...

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Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam to Japan? Oct 20 till my money is gone

Posted by JoeFries on 3/10/2014 at 21:29

Hey, I'm trying to make this trip the best trip that I'll ever take in my life because I have no idea when I'll have both the time and money to do something like this again. I'm looking for adventure and an immersive cultural experience. I don't to spend all my time on touristy beaches. I want to explore the natural landscape, pristine waters, and visit national parks. I'm also not the type of person that will have a very specific, down-to-the-day itinerary; I'll be staying in places until I fe ...

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Where to spend Christmas in Southern Thailand?

Posted by chris9393 on 23/9/2014 at 06:15

Would anyone recommend the best places to stay around christmas time in Southern Thailand? I'm going to be travelling solo and will be in the southern islands in time for the Full Moon party at Koh Phangan. I'm wondering if it's best to just head to Koh Phangan around December 20th and spend christmas and new year there. I have already got my accommodation booked for new years eve in Koh Phanghan as I have heard ever where gets booked up but is this the same for christmas day etc? Thanks ...

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Tips? Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Northern Thailand, Ko Chang area, Khao Yai, Krabi & islands

Posted by sophiepops on 28/9/2014 at 12:30

Hi guys Me and my boyfriend are planning our trip to Thailand and Cambodia en route to Australia. (We arrive into Kuala Lumpur from the UK on the 28th October and Bangkok on the 30th. I have been researching it and have put together a rough itinerary... I'd love to get some opinions on whether youthink it sounds OK and doable . Bangkok: 2 nights Kanchanaburi (to do Erawan Falls mainly): 2 nights Sukhothai: 1 night Chang Mai, Chiang Dao, Chang Rai, Pai: 7 nights Ko Chang, ko Maak, ko kut: 3 nigh ...

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Update desired! Effects of martial law/curfew/traveler experiences?

Posted by jlawler on 28/9/2014 at 16:39

Hello! My partner and I are heading to Cambodia in just over a week and are planning to spend about three weeks in the middle of our trip in Thailand. I'm curious about the social climate in the country these days... Is there still a curfew imposed? Has travel been noticeably affected? Anyone have any safety concerns or tips to share? We are not planning on staying in Bangkok or Chang Mai - likely we will fly into Bangkok and head straight for a bus to Issan. Our time will be spent in that pr ...

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24 male traveling to koh phangan on 2nd November 2014

Posted by Tarik on 30/9/2014 at 07:11

Me n my friend r travelling to koh phangan on 2nd November 2014 . I have been to koh phangan 5 times in 3 yrs. .. I love tht place a lot as it gives me peace and party together... I'm looking for 2 more companions to look around and share my experiences abt koh phangan . I love meeting new ppl and we wud be glad to have a decent company and it wud be fantastic . ...

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Get tagged in Thailand

Posted by somtam2000 on 30/9/2014 at 00:43

From the "This is so stupid I couldn't make this up" file, Thailand comes up with the idea of wristbands for tourists -- and perhaps even electronic tracking. For their safety of course. The story is so full of stupid I don't know where to start. ...

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First time in Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, ??)

Posted by aaaazzzz on 28/9/2014 at 23:48

Hello, I'll be visiting Thailand by myself for the first time from Dec 1-10. At the top of my to-do list is good food. I'm not into sight seeing at all. Given the fact that I only have about 8 days (taking travel time into consideration), initially I thought of only going to Chiang Mai and Bangkok but the more I read about the wonderful beaches in the south, the more I feel like visiting one. I'm not looking for crazy parties or big crowds (I live in NYC so I get enough of that here) but sin ...

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Viewed 1,140 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 29/9/2014 at 03:59

Krabi to Kuala Lumpar.

Posted by Wozza87 on 23/9/2014 at 15:49

Hey, I'm travelling from Krabi to Kuala Lumpar at the end of October. I've had a look at flights but I'd rather not travel that way. If I have to I will! Anyone know if there's a train or bus that goes kinda direct? ...

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Viewed 883 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by fondo on 26/9/2014 at 07:24

Three Pagoda Pass, Khao Laem and Srinakharin

Posted by Max2010 on 22/9/2014 at 08:50

I have travelled extensively in Thailand but never done much in the Western fringes. I have been to Mae Sot and Tak and Nam Tok. This December I will have access to a car and was thinking of doing some fishing at Srinakharin but was now thinking of Khao Laem and including Three Pagoda Pass as it has always been somewhere I wanted to go. How long does it take to drive from Kanchanaburi as the road on the map looks like it might be challenging and at the end of the day will it be worth it. H ...

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(Weather) Situation in Chiang Mai/Northern Thailand

Posted by Didado on 22/9/2014 at 18:56

Hey guys, I'm going on my first trip to Thailand (three weeks, arriving on Thursday) with a friend and am very excited - this site has proven to be a terrific source for information and quite useful for planning so far. However, I'm not so sure about our initial plans of going to Chiang Mai and travelling around there for a bit (from Sunday or Monday on - for a week or so) anymore since according to recent news, it seems to be quite chaotic around there because of the monsoon, floodings etc.. ...

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Things to do in Bangkok

Posted by clarissjavier on 14/9/2012 at 01:30

What are the things that one should definitely not pass up when visiting Bangkok or Thailand in general? One thing that should be experienced by any tourist in Thailand is riding the tuk-tuk. Please add to my list. Thanks! ...

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Camera equipment in Bangkok

Posted by esseestpercipi on 29/8/2014 at 04:21

Hi everyone! I have been searching the forum for some information on purchasing camera equipment in Bangkok and what I have found is a few years old. Si forgive me if this is repetitive: I find myself (finally!) in BKK and I need to buy a memory card for my camera. Where is the best place to head to? I also need some ilford B&W film. But I dont know if this will be easy to find. Thanks in advance! ...

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Viewed 2,831 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by comtam3000 on 22/9/2014 at 04:57

2 weeks in Thailand...

Posted by Krishano912 on 15/6/2014 at 08:59

I'm looking to book a flight to Thailand for the end of November. Will be landing in Bangkok and plan to spend a night there before heading to the coast for some beach and partying. I also want to take in some culture so would be grateful if anyone could recommend three places that could fulfil my wants? Ideally alternating between taking in culture/land activities one day and a lazy beach day the next and partying at night. (Not a massive party animal these days but would like to experience eve ...

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