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Bangkok Accomodation - HELP!

Posted by HMungo on 11/1/2008 at 22:31

Has anyone got any tips on where to stay in Bagkok? I think we want to be on the Khao San Road, in a clean but relatively cheap place. We'll probably be staying for one night only. Any suggestions? ...

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Getting to Koh Lipe

Posted by dlewingt on 3/1/2008 at 03:50

My wife and I are planning a trip to Thailand in Feb/08. We plan to visit Koh Lipe and have heard there is a travel advisory for the southern provinces and Hat Yai. Is it as dangerous as the advisory suggests? We were planning to fly into Hat Yai from Bangkok and then take a minibus to Pak Bara. Is there a safer way to get to Pak Bara such as flying into Satun or Padang (Malaysia)? ...

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Udon Thani to Phitsanulok

Posted by swag on 3/1/2008 at 05:14

Hi all, I am hoping to find some info on the above trip via bus. Does anyone know where this might leave from,cost,times,duration etc. Regards ...

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Shall i book the train from BKK to Chiang Mai early?

Posted by applejy on 30/11/2007 at 23:39

Hi..Can i check with anyone here that if i were to go chiang mai from BKK by train, should i book early or can i book 2-3 days before departure? When is the peak season for the train? Thanks! ...

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GETTING AROUND IN THAILAND

Posted by RACER283 on 4/1/2008 at 00:56

Hello, My wife and I will be in Thailand in Feb.'08 We were thinking about the best transportation method (bus or train) and routing for the following: BANGKOK TO KANCHANBURI ( KWAI BRIDGE + ERAWAN FALLS) KANCHANBRI TO AYUTHAYA (TEMPLES) AYUTHAYA TO SUKHOTHAI (TEMPLES) SUKHOTHAI TO LAMPANG (ELEPHANT CONSERVATION CENTRE) LAMPANG TO CHIANG MAI. 1-Is it better to go back to Bangkok to get to AYUTHAYA or easier from KANCHANBURI? 2-I was told there is no train station in SUKHOTHAI. ...

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Lamai, Koh Samui

Posted by gogirlgo on 10/1/2008 at 21:53

Gotta tell everyone about how good Lamai is. Last time we went to Chaweng & had a great time but it was too overdone. Lamai is Chaweng ten years ago I guess, Its got everything including great beaches, fantastic night life & good shopping. My boyfriend & I loved the girly bars around the Muy Thai boxing arena near to Macdonalds. The one in the far corner called "Good Luck bar" I think was great fun. It has drop dead gorgeous girls that are real friendly & I had a great time dancing with them on ...

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Ko Muk - Hiking? Bike or Scooter rental?

Posted by Lizzo on 11/1/2008 at 14:09

I'm planning a trip to Ko Muk in May. Does anyone know if you can hike on the island? How do you get from one side of the island to the other? Can you rent a bike or scooter? Any other suggestions - where to eat, etc. - would be much appreciated. Thanks! ...

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Pattaya-Trat bus question

Posted by jbanana on 7/12/2007 at 07:49

Greetings all, My travel companion and I are flying from Samui to Pattaya and would like to continue on to Trat (and the Cambodian border) via bus. I have noticed that the airport in Pattaya is located well east of town, and I am wondering if we can catch a bus from near the airport. How and where can we catch a bus heading to Trat? Also, does anyone know a rough cost for this bus trip? Many thanks, Janna ...

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Ayutthaya or Sukhothai?

Posted by msaw on 10/1/2008 at 19:23

If you had to choose to visit either 1 of these 2 cities which one would you choose? I'm aware of the difference between them but I still can't decide!!! What's everyone's opinion? ...

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Driving in Chiang Mai

Posted by darrenh on 3/12/2007 at 02:46

hi, anyone got any info driving in chiang mai? im thinking of renting a car for a few days. is it a good/bad idea? is car rental cheap? would i be better just to forget the idea??!! any information would be much appreciated. cheers ...

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Spending money

Posted by mitchlou84 on 7/1/2008 at 17:52

We have got our trip booked now and all hotels are booked. We are going to Bangkok for 3 nights, Chaing Mai 3 nights, Phuket 6 nights and a final one in Bangkok before flying home. Hotels are paid for, as are domestic flights. We get breakfast every day also. We need spending money for the fortnight trip to include lunch and dinner, alcoholic drinks (wine for me beer for him) most transfers, souvenier shopping and sightseeing. We will eat lunch as cheap as poss but we do like to eat ...

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Viewed 2,733 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by srsdj on 10/1/2008 at 12:54

which airport?

Posted by alisonmilliken on 10/1/2008 at 09:50

Hi, Am wondering about domestic flights and which airport they go from. I heard they are using the old don Muang one for domestic flights now... do all domestic flights go from there, or does it depend on which airline you are flying? Thanks, ALISON ...

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How would you route your 6 weeks...

Posted by cardam on 9/1/2008 at 10:33

Hi All, Just looking for a few suggestions from all you seasoned travellers! I've been trawling through the suggested itineries on the site and seem to be getting bogged down with the infinite possibilities! Bascially I fly solo into Bangkok on the 18 Feb and have to be in NZ by the start of April and really want to make the most of my time. I don't want to run ragged and so am just aiming for Thailand/Laos with a self promise to come back again (unless anyone thinks otherwise, I'm all ears!) ...

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Bangkok to Shanghai Flight

Posted by cbegger on 9/1/2008 at 15:30

Anybody know about a cheap flight from Bangkok to Shanghai? Flying around the 20th of Feb! Greetz, Clark ...

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KOH PHI PHI (SOME HELP PLEASE!!!)

Posted by joderin on 9/1/2008 at 08:25

I was in Koh Phi Phi in 2006 in low season mind you and found accomodation fairly quick and cheap (under 1000 baht) I will be arriving back in Koh Phi Phi on Jan 28th and have seen some pretty high prices for hotels, thus being high season and all. Does anyone have any insight as to places to stay when we are there that shouldnt be more then 1200baht a night? Would like to stay as close to the village as possible as well. Any help would be greatly appreiciated. Thanks, J ...

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storing luggage in bangkok, any ideas?

Posted by cyndi on 30/11/2007 at 06:49

I think I can store luggage in a locker at the Bangkok airport but I've heard it costs about $3 a day. I'm too cheap for that. I've thought of just leaving it at a guest house or going to the Hualumpong train station from the airport and leaving it there. Someone said storage lockers are about 10-20 baht per day at the train station. Anyone have any tips on what would be the best thing to do? Also, how do I get from the airport to the train station and how long does it take? ...

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THAI HIGHLIGHTS TO SEE IN SHORT TIME

Posted by RACER283 on 7/1/2008 at 02:35

Hi there, We have 5 days after leaving Bangkok before reaching Chiang Mai. I realize we can't do too much in that time, but I'd like to get some opinions. To those of you who have been to KANCHANBURI+ERAWAN FALLS - AYUTHAYA - SUKHOTHAI and LAMPANG ELEPHANT CAMP which would be on your not to miss list. If it came down to AYUTHAYA or SUKHOTHAI which is more impressive? Thank you for any help and feedback. ...

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Accomodation close to Suvanabhumi Airport

Posted by ozziegirl on 1/1/2008 at 16:50

Hi there - Travelling solo in Jan and flying into Bangkok late at night and am after accomodation close to the airport. Have early flight out the following day. Thanks heaps in advance ...

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Ferry to Phi Phi from Phuket

Posted by jessie604 on 5/1/2008 at 22:51

Has anyone taken the ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi? I'm curious what the latest ferry departing is, i see different things on different websites and travel guides. some say 1:30 is the latest, some say there is a 2:30 ferry. Also, how much time is really necessary from Phuket airport to the ferry? Jessica ...

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Don Muang Airport/Train station

Posted by msaw on 4/1/2008 at 09:56

My friends and I are travelling from Chiang Mai to Phuket and looking for the cheapest way to do so. I'm looking into the option of taking a sleeper train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and then getting a flight to Phuket from BKK. I've noticed the sleeper train stops at Don Muang at 8am, and there is a flight from Don Muang airport to Phuket at 9.20am. If anyone has been to Don Muang can you please tell me if the airport terminal and train station are close to each other and whether we'd be abl ...

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