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Domestic Flights - whats the deal?

Posted by katie304 on 17/8/2007 at 21:43

Hi, I will be going to Thailand for 2 weeks and would like to visit both Chiang Mai and Krabi (and surrounds). I plan on taking domestic flights between the two and also back to Bangkok. Should I book them now before I leave or while in Thailand? Since I will only be there for 2 weeks, I don't want to worry about availability but also don't want to pay too much. Anyone have recommendations/suggestions? Also tips on the best airline will be helpful! Thanks, Katie ...

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one month in sea, is my trip doable?

Posted by annu75 on 10/7/2007 at 05:39

i am planning a trip to bangkok then up to the north, over to hanoi, hue, hoi an, phnom penh, siem reap, kl and then over to the southern peninsula of thailand in 4weeks. is that somehow realisticly doable or is it obviously too much? ...

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Viewed 2,371 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by smartcookie on 17/8/2007 at 12:18

Help with islands in April/May

Posted by Si84 on 17/7/2007 at 01:45

Hi guys, Me and a friend are planning to do the suggested trip on this site that includes Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. We have set aside 10 weeks for this and have allowed 2 extra weeks from the 20th (ish) of April to visit some islands. We would like to experience a mix of good beaches to relax on with some good weather, a bit of exploring and some good old fashioned partying! Any suggestions as to what islands to visit at this time of year and routes? How many do you think we c ...

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Nong Khai to Phimai: how to get there

Posted by reenakukreja on 31/7/2007 at 19:52

Hi everyone, I am planning to travel from Nong Khai to Phimai. WHat is the best way to reach Phimai from there? I know it is close to Khorat. As well, does anyone have recommendations about a place to stay there? My travel plan is to go to Sukhothai, then on to Chiang Mai , Nong Khai and after that I am pretty much open to suggestions about other locations. I do like the culture and history stuff. Do you think that doing Sukhothai and Phimai (perhaps attempting to go to Phanom Rung) is t ...

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Koh Samui Maenam Beach Glass Warning!!!

Posted by bowdie4733 on 13/7/2007 at 12:44

For anyone visiting or planning a visit to the gorgeous Maenam beach area of Koh Samui, please be very very careful of broken glass mainly dumped beer bottles shattered in the tide and scattered all over the beach. So keep your eyes peeled if walking barefoot on the strand or better still dont, wear your sandals. If you got kids scampering all over the beach as they cover large areas during their amazingly energetic marathons be extremly careful, as ive cringed as a little girl got rushed ...

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Viewed 2,978 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by sonicbum on 17/8/2007 at 01:27

KL to Thai Boarder

Posted by princessdisaster on 13/8/2007 at 14:26

Hi, Can anyone tell me how long it takes to drive from KL to the Thai Boarder or even as far as Chumphon. thanks Princess Disaster ...

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Viewed 1,315 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by rukthai2551 on 16/8/2007 at 04:32

how to get to perhentian islands from Krabi....

Posted by aliclaredale on 14/8/2007 at 20:30

hi, I need a little help with how to get to the perhentian islands from Krabi. I know that there is a bus to the border - but I dont know what time the border is open until and also what time boats leave the mainland to the islands. Will I have to stay overnight somewhere? I'd really appreciate any help. Cheers, ali ...

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Viewed 12,606 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by rukthai2551 on 16/8/2007 at 04:26

How is Koh Lipe with the GAYS?

Posted by glynsheard on 15/8/2007 at 03:33

We are hoping to venture down to Koh Lipe over Xmas time but fear that the Muslim religion, which is more prominent in this region, is less excepting. Does anyone have any experience? We had a bad experience at one resort on Koh Pi Pi last Jan - very unusual for Thailand! Glyn and Chris ...

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Viewed 2,253 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 15/8/2007 at 07:24

getting to ko lipe

Posted by tinatina on 12/8/2007 at 16:05

hi everyone, i'd like to go to ko lipe in jenuary. How i get there from ko lanta? best regards from Florence by Tina ...

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Viewed 2,718 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tinatina on 14/8/2007 at 22:00

Dolphins- Oasis Sea World

Posted by murwill16 on 3/6/2007 at 15:10

Has anyone been to this park recently and/or swum with the dolphins? Thanks ...

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Viewed 2,836 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by napoleon on 13/8/2007 at 20:45

Chiang Mai guesthouse, cooking school and trek info needed

Posted by ajetj on 6/8/2007 at 02:44

Hi- I would like to stay by the night bazaar and I will be by myself so I would like somwhere safe and cheap. Also has anyone been to the coking schools I would like to take a class but not sure where is good. I want to do a trek but where do you stay when you go on a 3 day trek, in a tent or a hotel??? Thanks ...

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Viewed 2,752 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by ChangFai on 13/8/2007 at 06:48

Booking train to Chiang Mai online

Posted by erinj on 3/8/2007 at 08:48

Hello, I have been told it is necessary to book the train to Chiang Mai in advance as I'm travelling in December. How do I do this? Can I do it online? I have found one website, however it charges ~300USD, when according to http://www.railway.co.th/English/Time_PDF.asp it should only cost about 70 Aussie dollars. Any ideas? ...

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Viewed 3,978 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 12/8/2007 at 23:31

Koh Kret

Posted by ChangFai on 11/8/2007 at 03:47

Anyone been to Koh Kret ? Did anyone find getting there easy ? Is it possible to get a series of ferries from Saphan Taksin all the way up to Koh Kret ? I have been once before and made a total hash of it . [Okay I listened to a Guide Book I shouldnt have] Ended up getting a taxi that took us to the wrong pier and ended up long boating it . Thanks ChangFai ...

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Viewed 1,456 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 12/8/2007 at 14:19

freedom beach in ko tao?

Posted by Mad on 7/8/2007 at 22:55

Hello everyone, has anybody stayed at the freedom beach resort in august? i am looking for a secluded, quiet and beautiful beach with rooms/bungalows - possibly on the cheap side, even though I would like some comfort, as fan or AC and... well, depends on how beautiful the place is... just looking for an end to our trip in glorious rest and oceanview, and Ko Tao seemed the best choice... ideas? thanks as always, and happy traveling!!! ...

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Viewed 1,759 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by cybervlad on 10/8/2007 at 14:18

Hiking in Chiang Mai

Posted by mariamini on 5/8/2007 at 19:45

Planning on going hiking/seeing hill tribes in Chiang Mai... probably looking for a 2-3 day hike. Does anyone have any recommendations re. itineraries or particular tours? ...

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How long in Chiang Mai?

Posted by mariamini on 3/8/2007 at 14:12

Hi, What is the recommended stay to get a good feel for Chiang Mai? We're on a tight schedule and thinking 2-3 days? Also, we would like to do some trekking. Is it recommended to get a tour guide/package deal or can we have a good experience without? Any thoughts welcome, Thanks, Maria ...

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Viewed 1,724 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by EmjayReet on 4/8/2007 at 17:01

Sairee hut Koh Tao

Posted by swag on 3/8/2007 at 07:24

Hi all, i was wondering if anyone has recently stayed at the above bungalows.As I will be in koh tao late feb next year I have emailed them to see if they have a bungalow/ what price/ deposit etc, and received a rather strange reply saying its too early as your booking and payment (might go "diving" if you know what I mean)I didn't hence the question here thanks steve ...

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Viewed 1,770 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 3/8/2007 at 09:34

BANGKOK - SUKHOTAI BY TRAIN

Posted by evacondes on 31/7/2007 at 18:21

Hi everyone! Does anyone know if we can get to Phitsanulok by train by night? I have seen several messages that the trains depart in the morning... Thanks Eva ...

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Viewed 1,483 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by swag on 1/8/2007 at 07:00

Laem Sing Chanthaburi

Posted by laemsing on 31/7/2007 at 23:08

If you want to escape the madness, you might like to check out Laem Sing Beach in Chanthaburi, eastern Thailand. Unspoilt beach and fishing village - very peaceful. website: www.laemsing.com ...

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MEKONG TRIP

Posted by evacondes on 28/7/2007 at 23:26

Hi, we are going to spend several days in Nan (north Tailand) and we are also interest in see and make a little by boat in the Mekong. Which area do you recommend departing from Nan for example? Thanks E. ...

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Viewed 1,876 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by evacondes on 31/7/2007 at 22:04


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