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2 Weeks in Thailand from 11th-24th Dec

Posted by Adventurous on 22/11/2014 at 09:17

I am planning to have a 2-week visit of Thailand from North to south. Who has the same plan? ...

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Walking from Chiang Mai to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Posted by caminosantiago on 17/10/2014 at 23:57

Hi! Yesterday I walked from Chiang Mai town center to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. 30km there and back combined. I wrote a short blog post of my walk if anyone is interested in this route: Peace and love! Nev ...

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Tailor made suits!!!

Posted by Marney_47 on 3/6/2008 at 13:05

Hi fishers!!! Im off round southeast asia for 2 months and i fly out of bangkok home for the uk on the 22nd of december just before christmas... So aswell as gearing up on pressies for everyone i was wanting to pick up a couple of suits for a family wedding coming up aswell as my new career i start in january. Instead of jumping at the gun and just saying yes to the first guy who asks me on the street, does anyone have any recommendations, or a particular area i can go to get a nicly made ...

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Getting clothes made in Bangkok

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/11/2006 at 08:29

Conde Nast has an excellent feature on getting clothes made in Bangkok -- and it's well worth a read. Full story is here If you've had clothes made in Bangkok and have a recommendation (or somewhere to be avoided) please feel free to add it to this thread -- no adverts please! ...

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Where to stay in Bangkok? Need guest friendly hotel.

Posted by bobrik131 on 14/11/2014 at 04:48

I'm off for 1 week in the end of december on the New Year holiday. Looking for a mid range hotel. All answers much appreciated. ...

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Chiang Mai to Sukhotai

Posted by Cheyenne on 15/11/2014 at 05:51

I want to get to Sukhothai , is the bus the best way or is there a train to take? I'm currently in Pai and they do not offer a bus that far. I'm assuming I must go back to Chiang Mai. I'd like to go to Ayyuthaya after Sukhothai and then into Bangkok if anyone has any advice on that as well... Thanks, Chey ...

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Bangkok shirt tailoring advice?

Posted by carelesswhisker on 15/8/2012 at 13:43

Hi folks. I'm new to this forum but have been reading, and spreading the word about travelfish since my first Seasia trip in 2007. I'll be in BKK sometime this month and was wondering if anyone had good experiences with suit / shirt-makers? I've read countless reviews about the high end, westerner owned shops but I'm looking for something a little cheaper, a little more local. On my last trip I used Sarto Di Moda on Sukhumvit. They did a really nice job and charged me about 1200 Baht per shirt ...

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First time Thailand, Itenary for 23-24 days ... North, South, Bangkok

Posted by Aryx on 17/10/2014 at 09:07

Hi, ll be going to Thailand somewhere at the end of January and be staying there for 23-24 days... landing in Bangkok ... I want to visit north ( Chiang Mai for sure but dunno where else to go there... ), do some quality trekking and adventure.. and secondly spend some time on at least 2 southern islands... i was thinking Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan (one for relaxation, swimming, beautifull scenery and not to crowded; other for some partying and having fun...)... but still not sure which.. ...

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Thailand/Vietnam travel advice 20 days, help!

Posted by bbroche on 8/11/2014 at 23:58

First travelfish post! Going to Thailand and potentially Vietnam for a 23 day trip December 27 - January 18th (20 days on the ground) and am looking for some advice on itinerary. As someone who's travelled quite a bit (mostly in Europe, South America and a bit in Asia) and want to strike a good balance between not trying to do too much and hitting some real gems. My wife and I have been talking about doing this trip for quite some time and finally went for it when we found some cheap tickets ...

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online bus tickets - did someone book it before by mobile phone?

Posted by GuideLion on 6/3/2014 at 01:10

I came across the website of and saw they have all the bus routes and schedules in there. Youu can even buy a ticket with your phone. Do you know if the schedules are accurate and did someone have experience with it? I installed the app on my iPhone and it looks really useful. ...

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Surin Elephant Festival 14.-16. November 2014

Posted by Juljitschka on 12/11/2014 at 17:59

Dear all, I'd like to see the Elephant Festival in Surin from 14th to 16th Nov. I'd very much appreciate any advice on the following questions: 1. Is it a free festival that mostly takes place on the streets of Surin? Or do I have to buy tickets? If so, could I still get some on location or may they already be sold out since I'm a bit late?! (-: 2. Could you recommend any cheap place to stay in Surin; I don't mind staying in a dorm? 3. What' the best way to reach Surinam from Laos? I could ...

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First Time Backpacking in Thailand

Posted by snicola on 23/10/2014 at 18:31

Hey guys, I was hoping someone could help give me some itinerary advice! I am 22 years old traveling with 3 other girls my age to THAILAND!! I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do, but I was hoping someone could help me out with how long we should plan to stay in each place, good budget accommodations, and just general backpacking advice. We are planning to leave Toronto on May 24th and arrive in Bangkok on the 25th. Here is a list of the places we want to see: -Bangkok -Chiang Mai - ...

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Isaan to Chiang Mai route advice

Posted by altmtl on 5/11/2014 at 19:48

Here's a route I'm thinking about in Feb. BK to Pak Chong (Khao Yai National Park) do a 1 1/2 day tour Loei & Chiang Khan for 3-4 days maybe Ubon T. (Red Lotus Lake) On to Nan and/or Chiang Mai , then Pai/Mae Hong Son It's about 2 - 3 weeks in all Just wondering the best way to get to Chiang Mai from Loei (maybe with a stop in between) or a direct bus if I don't go to Nan. I hate overnight buses but may have to bite the bullet here. Wondering if some of these spots will just be red ...

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Extending Thai Visa within Thailand...

Posted by altmtl on 9/11/2014 at 11:22

I thought I posted this already but I can't find it sorry... I have a single entry 60 day tourist visa which I plan to extend for 30 days for 1900 baht. How soon can I actually apply for the extension? I know most people do it a week or two before. Is it possible to do it at the airport when arriving or a few weeks later. Just curious. Thx ...

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CHeap Lonely Planet Books

Posted by Gerry on 22/5/2008 at 04:09

Is it still possible to buy the cheap LP and Rough books in Bangkok. When I was there last time they were available at a very reasonable cost (cheap enough not to feel too bad about abandoning them at your last stop!). ANy suggestions on where to find them? ...

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Spent $3000 in 24 days..oops?

Posted by roro1990 on 8/11/2014 at 22:50

Have I way overspent? I thought Thailand was gonna be cheap but a look through my bank statements has revealed that I've spent 3000 dollars in a little over 3 weeks. A summary of what I've done: I've mainly stayed in hostels but sometimes hotels, I've eaten Thai food but usually in restaurants, I've drank a lot of beer and cocktails. I've eaten at Gaggan (crazily expensive restaurant), I've went to the hospital 3 times and been on 2 organized day trips. I've got a massage nearly every day. Does ...

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Camping Toh Tarutao - end december booking?

Posted by swati8 on 5/11/2014 at 11:23

Hi, I'm planning to go to Tarutao last week of December. Is prior booking required for camping at the national park, since it would be peak season? Where can I book it online? Any help on this would be great. Thanks. ...

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November Weather

Posted by vwgtivr6 on 4/11/2014 at 18:53

My wife and I are traveling to Thailand for the first time November 14th - 28th and I am trying to get a good idea on the weather. Numerous sites are saying different things. We are staying in Ko Phi Phi the 17 - 21, Koh Yoa Yai 21 - 24, and Koh Pangen the 24 - 28. The Thailand Meteorology Report is saying that it is going to be a complete wash with thunderstorms basically the entire time we are there, while other sites are saying its going to be fine. Anyone currently living there or been ...

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Yi Peng festival local event date

Posted by aandzy on 2/10/2014 at 22:49

Hello everybody! Does anybody know the date for the local event this year? Everywhere I look it says that it is from November 5-November 7, however that seems to be the one aimed at tourists. Thanks in advance! ...

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For sale: One ticket for Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event at Mae Jo (Chiang Mai)

Posted by bharpiy on 4/11/2014 at 09:50

Hello - I have one regular ticket for sale for the Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event at Mae Jo in Chiang Mai. Please message me if interested. Asking price is 6,500 bhat. Thank you. ...

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