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cautionary tale regarding organised tours

Posted by steveandlesley on 13/9/2007 at 18:17

Whilst in Bangkok we booked an organised one day tour to the river Khwae through our hotel. Whilst on the way there a few of us in the bus were concerned about the speed at which the driver was driving, but said nothing. On the way back during a very heavy monsoon storm, the driver was racing along the very wet road. He braked to avoid a vehicle in front, lost control, the bus skidded 180 degrees and then rolled onto the central grassy area. Luckily it was stopped fron rolling to much by a tr ...

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Viewed 1,856 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by namaste970 on 14/9/2007 at 06:12


Ko Maak, Ko Kut, Ko Wai etc in October

Posted by sarah100 on 13/9/2007 at 17:45

Off to Ko Chang on the 3rd October and plan to visit Ko Maak, Ko Kut, Ko Wai etc until Oct 13th. A lot of places I've found tend to open on the 15th October.... Does anyone know if there are ferries running/places to stay during this time? Ideally it won't the be 'package deals' though as I'd like to be more flexible. Any tips/help would be gratefully received! Many thanks ...

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Viewed 4,200 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 13/9/2007 at 23:42

Market Selling Buddhist Statues, Bangkok.

Posted by chaytiong on 11/9/2007 at 10:41

dear all, i would like to know the market or rather bazaar that sells a wide array of Buddhist statues in Bangkok. it has been aired once in Lonely Planet and it seems to be the place for me to purchase some for my collection. however, i am lost in terms of what the market is called in Bangkok and i am truly grateful if you could provide me that name. thanks and regards ...

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Viewed 6,795 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 13/9/2007 at 20:15

Suvarnabhumi Airport to China town

Posted by g_singh on 12/9/2007 at 19:51

hi, im arriving in bangkok in october, in the middle of the vegetarian festival- which is perfect as im a vegi. from the airport i need to get to chinatown to the Yaowarat Rd. after a long flight im hoping to cab it there, how much should i pay for a taxi and how long does it take if my plane lands at 2.00pm?? im thinking 300 baht and 1 hour in traffic. ...

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Viewed 4,762 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by g_singh on 13/9/2007 at 14:47

One month island hopping

Posted by KRStamm on 11/9/2007 at 23:04

I have the entire month of November in Thailand!!! We plan on hanging out in the south mostly the islands, kyacking, snorkling, hiking to waterfalls and climbing. I was wondering what the best places are to see that are not crowed and how long did you stay on each island to get a good feel for it and actually relax. I am afraid that if we are too ambitious we will end up traveling the entire time and not seeing anything. Help! ...

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Viewed 3,204 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by exacto on 12/9/2007 at 04:11

reading thai

Posted by kokodojo on 7/9/2007 at 21:39

Hey. im going to thailand for a month come this november. i would like to actually understand how to read the signs and other things when i get there. i am learning the language..bits a pieces. any suggestions on good websites. programs. anything that could help me decifer the written language? thanks. ...

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Viewed 1,084 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 11/9/2007 at 15:39

Sleeping sheets

Posted by KRStamm on 10/9/2007 at 23:12

I plan on staying in cheap hotels/ bungalows in the southern beaches. Do they proving sheets? Is it best to take my own sleeping sheet? ...

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Viewed 2,023 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by exacto on 11/9/2007 at 09:40

guesthouse toilets

Posted by someguyinasia on 7/9/2007 at 20:57

just while I'm here... why is it that the g/h shower so often sprays onto the dunny? - or even worse - the bogroll? I mean -- how difficult is it to design a bathroom that avoids this messy, sloppy situation? Anyone? ...

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Viewed 2,061 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by ChangFai on 9/9/2007 at 05:10

Wat Bang Phra

Posted by saraashlee02 on 7/9/2007 at 12:25

Hey, I was curious if anyone could tell me how to get from Bangkok to Wat Bang Phra using public transit, as I am not interested in paying WAY TOO MUCH money hiring a taxi!! :-) If anyone can help, that'd be awesome!! ...

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Viewed 1,340 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by ChangFai on 8/9/2007 at 17:03

Koh Pha Ngan - NYE 2007/2008 accommodation

Posted by Yun on 1/9/2007 at 16:27

I'm intending to go the NYE party Dec31-2007. It's marketed as a FMP, but I assume it's simply a NY party (as there's a FMP Dec24). Nonetheless, do all the accommodation restrictions still apply (minimum 5-7 nights etc)? I was hoping to arrive KPN on NYE and stay overnight for the party + accommodation, before leaving for Koh Tao the next day. Is there any accommodation that allows you to stay just the one night? If yes, are any bookable online? If no, then am I better served leaving my ...

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Viewed 1,962 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Gunism on 6/9/2007 at 02:07

October in

Posted by katie304 on 14/8/2007 at 02:30

Hi I am traveling for 2 weeks in Thailand this October for my first time. I am interested in seeing as much as possible/realistic. I would love to go north to Chiang Mai and or Chiang Rai and and also see some beautiful beaches. I do enjoy getting off the beaten track. Any suggestions on destinations considering the month and time of travel? ...

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Viewed 3,465 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by ChrisMcG5 on 5/9/2007 at 16:44

Relaxed Accomodation around phuket

Posted by tommcm1200 on 5/9/2007 at 11:35

hi all, girlfriend, 5 yr son and i will be venturing to thailand over the xmas and jan period. Im looking for accomodation suggestions to spend xmas at - we fly into phuket but wish to find something nice and laxed.... away from the riff raff... budget is probably 1000 - 1500B thanks!!!! ...

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Viewed 1,503 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 5/9/2007 at 14:24

Longer term beach stays

Posted by adversecamber on 4/9/2007 at 21:09

Hi, I'm planning to sit out two to three months of the British winter around the beaches of Thailand without breaking the bank. Anyone know any quieter beaches with cheap single accommodation on Islands or the mainland? ...

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Viewed 1,678 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by adversecamber on 5/9/2007 at 02:39

Car hire in Kanchnaburi???

Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 29/8/2007 at 20:25

Is there any place to hire a car in Kanchanaburi? Cheers, Ant. ...

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Viewed 1,605 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 5/9/2007 at 02:19

One night only in Koh Samui

Posted by torylmcneil on 3/9/2007 at 15:17

We have a stopover in Koh Samui for one night before transferring on to Koh Tao. We fly in pretty late at night from China (via Bangkok) - and will be taking the ferry to Koh Tao the next day. We therefore don't need nice beaches or even pools. But a nice room, that we don't have to travel too far to get to, with a comfy bed and a good breakfast would be in order! Can anyone help? Ideally not more than $80. ...

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Viewed 1,981 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 3/9/2007 at 21:46

from sura thani to krabi

Posted by davida on 1/9/2007 at 05:12

Any body know where and when i can find a taxi from suta thani to krabi and of course how much it cost ? thank's ...

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Viewed 1,292 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by davida on 3/9/2007 at 02:32

INVITATION TO TAKE UNIVERSITY ONLINE SURVEY OF TOURIST EXPERIENCES IN

Posted by howardkk on 2/9/2007 at 14:08

 INVITATION TO TAKE UNIVERSITY ONLINE SURVEY OF TOURIST EXPERIENCES IN THAILAND Have you visited Thailand as a tourist? If so, you are invited to take an anonymous survey conducted by the University of New South Wales in Australia. The study looks at tourist experiences in Thailand (positive and negative), images of Thailand before and after visiting, tourist impacts, and a few other issues. The survey will take only about 10 minutes to fill out. A summary and analysis of respon ...

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Viewed 1,158 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 2/9/2007 at 20:06

Weather on the western coast

Posted by lagoa89 on 4/8/2007 at 21:59

Hi everyone, Has anyone been to Phuket, Ko Phi Phi or Ko Lanta in the past few days or weeks? If so then perhaps you could let me know what the weather was like? Did it rain everyday and for how long did it rain? I'm weighing up west versus east :D Many thanks, David ...

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Viewed 5,205 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by lagoa89 on 31/8/2007 at 15:08

Koh Samui (Maenam Beach) or Koh Chang??

Posted by chrisa77 on 29/8/2007 at 22:54

Hi, My husband and I are visiting over Christmas and have had a hell of a time securing accommodations. We finally did manage to narrow it down to two places that have vacancy -- one on Koh Samui (maenam beach) and one on Koh Chang. I know it all comes down to personal preference, but what would you choose if it was your first trip to Thailand and you were looking for a relaxing and authentic (ha!) experience? We're both 30, like to party a little and like to relax a lot. Love the beach and ...

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Viewed 3,462 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by chrisa77 on 31/8/2007 at 00:44

4-5 class rapid on Thailand

Posted by sabbannist on 30/8/2007 at 15:39

hello.. ^_^ is there anyone could recommend to me where can i find a 4-5 class rapids i've surrounded thailand from south to northern for about 3 months but i didn't find it now i've been on Phitsanulok with my kayak waiting for your reply bro.. Sabby ...

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Viewed 1,453 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 30/8/2007 at 20:24


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