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Going to Chiang Mai - I'm nervous!

Posted by dancercr on 19/4/2008 at 12:43

Hey everyone. Okay so I'm a 23 yr old female, and I am planning on travelling to volunteer at the Elephant Nature Foundation which is outside of Chiang Mai. So far I'm travelling alone. I have a few questions: I have read that travelling alone is alright, and since I don't really plan on going anywhere but Chiang Mai and the ENF I'm not to worried, however I'm still wondering if going alone would be a bad idea. Any thoughts? When would be the best time of year to go? This question is f ...

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Vaccination requirements if going to Phuket for 1 week

Posted by Mippy on 19/4/2008 at 16:16

Hi, I've been advised to get a Hep A and Typhoid shot. I'm going to Phuket (from Australia) for one week only. My travel agent says don't worry about it and my doctor wants me to pay over $100 to get the shots. Any suggestions? I'm currently leaning towards getting a Hep A shot only... ...

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Viewed 8,251 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Mippy on 25/4/2008 at 08:06

Australia

Posted by darrenh on 8/4/2008 at 04:27

i will be traveling through se asia for two and a half months and this website is being very helpful. i have already used it for my two week holiday in thailand (march '08) and it really helped. can anyone tell me of one in similar quality for australia and new zealand! ...

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Viewed 1,464 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by michlandliamontour on 23/4/2008 at 21:54

how to get from ko pha-ngan to krabi

Posted by talya on 22/4/2008 at 19:59

could someone offer some advice as to the quickest/cheapest way to get from either ko pha-ngan or ko tao to krabi? i found some info about boats going the reverse direction....? thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,513 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 23/4/2008 at 11:11

Hotel/Guest House near train station?

Posted by stetzie on 7/4/2008 at 09:28

Hi there- Hoping someone might have a few suggestions for good hotels near the Hualamphong train station. We're only staying in Bangkok one night on the way up to Chiang Mai & leave early in the morning. Any ideas would be much appreciated! ...

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Chang Mai in May?

Posted by joefog on 11/4/2008 at 09:22

Hi there, First time poster, long time travel fisher! My girlfriend and I are heading over in May and I'm just wondering what the weather is like up north around that time. We'd like to do some trekking around Chang Mai and head to Pai for a week or so, then down south to ultimately....relax! Cheers Joe ...

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai - where to break the journey

Posted by kierjan on 14/4/2008 at 22:59

Hi all, New to here but have been recommended by other forums. I'm try to plan a RTW trip and i'm looking to try and plan the Thailand part. At the moment the plan is to arrive in to bangkok, head north before going to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and then back to Bangkok form there we'll head to the Islands before going on to Oz. Anyway I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me with somewhere to break the Bangkok to Chiang Mai part of the trip. I'd like to see at least one other part of North ...

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Best way...Bangkok to Pattaya?

Posted by cubedweller on 25/2/2008 at 11:30

Hi, I'm arriving in Bangkok at around 9am. I'm meeting some friends in Pattaya and was told it was best to head straight there from the airport. I've been to Bangkok numerous time but never ventured to Pattaya. Can anyone recommend some options with their prices? Thanks. ~Eric ...

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need help w booking accomo on ko samet, ao thian

Posted by friedpiggy on 10/4/2008 at 17:21

i tried calling the numbers on this website for candle light resort but apparently the number belongs to another resort? i also tried the one for ban keang talea, but the persons who picked up the phone for both numbers didn't speak English. any suggestions what else i can do? ...

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Advise for a couple's holiday

Posted by Redwez on 15/4/2008 at 15:20

Hi All, me and my GF are looking to go to Thailand, but we are not sure when or where is best to go to. I have been advised to do a couple of days in Bangkok, then move on to another place for a few days then on to Phi Phi for a few days (total of 10 days). Do any of you guys have any advise on what times of the year are best for scenery and nature etc, but also baring in mind it would be nice to catch a tan! Ideally we wanted to go in November, but not sure this would be the best time to ...

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know of a cheap and decent guesthouse at Big Buddha Beach?

Posted by wessatong on 4/3/2008 at 21:39

hey all, I'm flying to ko samui from singapore and will have to stay a night somewhere before moving on to ko pha ngan the next day. i'm thinking of staying on big buddha beach, cos it's quite near the airport and the jetty for the ferries to ko pha ngan. anyone have any suggestions for a cheap and decent guesthouse at big buddha? i'm not looking for something that's spectacular, just a clean, safe place that i can spend the night before moving on the next day. ...

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Viewed 2,591 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tIB on 14/4/2008 at 14:35

where to get beautiful and cheapest clothes?

Posted by Nancyabc on 11/4/2008 at 12:37

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When to visit SE Asia

Posted by Sair83 on 8/4/2008 at 01:43

Hi all! I'm currently planning a RTW trip, to include SE Asia. Due to restrictions on my ticket, it looks like I will have to arrive in Thailand (Bangkok) around 22nd September. I want to travel up through northern Thailand, round to Vietnam, through Cambodia and Laos, back round to Bangkok and then down to Singapore for 8th December (11 weeks). However, I see that Sept/Oct is monsoon season in Thailand, so as a lone backpacker i am slightly worried. Can anybody give me some advice on whe ...

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Help / advice needed please guys!

Posted by russ0001 on 6/4/2008 at 21:16

Hi, I am a student looking to travel to thaiand in June for around 20 days. I have never done any real travelling before so this will be a first for me. I have saved around £250 to spend during my travels. I am planning on arriving in bankok, staying here for a few days then moving on.. I will probably visit 4/5 diferent places including some of the Islands. I would like to know if people think that £250 is a reasonable sum for such a holiday. I know this is somewhat vague but i dont know much ...

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6 week trip nov dec

Posted by clairehanmer on 7/4/2008 at 07:14

hi im planning to travel to thailand with a friend in november. i wish to fit in siem reap(cambodia). id love to go to the southern islands too. do a PADI. maybe a full moon/ half moon party.chang mai/pai or somwhere north too? im concerned about the weather in the south in november. is it still affected by the monsoon? does anyone have any ideas for an itinary. we have 6 weeks.(i will be heading back to thailand again so if i dont see one or two key places ill do it on my return. ...

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Viewed 2,566 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by clairehanmer on 8/4/2008 at 19:47

leather tailor

Posted by fishtails04 on 7/4/2008 at 15:33

can anyone recommend a tailor in bangkok who is adept at working with leather? my firend needs a leather jacket altered and doesn't want to risk any old tailor! cheers ...

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Getting from Suvarnabhumi to Ban Phe for Samet and sleep picks

Posted by spearmintangels on 6/4/2008 at 21:21

Hi Aside from hiring a taxi to Ban Phe from Suvarnabhumi airport, does anyone know if there's a bus option to Rayong or even better, Ban Phe? If so, how long and how much? My flight gets in at 8.30am and my budget allows for options. I've also narrowed my sleep picks and would appreciate your input, good or bad, on the following: Jep's Ao Phai Hit Lost Resort Tubtim Resort (seems to be a hot favourite on a lot of forums) Pudsa Bungalow Yes, I've read all the reviews and threads b ...

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Alternative health spas for weight GAIN

Posted by insearchofsunrise on 4/4/2008 at 05:09

Hi Everyone, I've been searching desperately for holistic centers that offer weight GAIN/fitness therapies (anywhere in S.E. Asia) Most of the ones I've come across offer fasting/detox weight loss. I would REALLY appreciate links to any holistic centers that offer nutritional counseling, cooking classes, weight training, yoga, meditation etc... Thanks ...

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Koh Yao Noi

Posted by caspersphilly on 2/4/2008 at 00:36

Has anyone been to Koh Yao Noi and done a home stay? Is it a nice island . Quiet, nice beach? ...

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Viewed 1,784 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 4/4/2008 at 18:21

Surin Beach to Khao Lak

Posted by sandinelau on 8/3/2008 at 20:54

What is the best way to get to Khao Lak from Surin Beach? Does anyone know how long a taxi ride would be and that the approx cost would be? Is it best to book a transfer through my hotel? Quoted 3500 TBH Thank you ...

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