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My start to life on the open road. What shouldn't be missed?

Posted by SimplyKitty on 15/4/2014 at 10:32

Good Day to you Travel Fish Folk... I am a 31 year old female closing down on the easy life in the west and hitting the road on my own on the 3rd November. Bit of a late starter...? Yeah well no one else was going to pay for me to do this so I have had to work my a** off and still will be until the month before I go.. The plan is simple - I have ended work and will be on the road for a minimum of 5 years. I don't assume this will be an easy ride so spare me the lectures...[img]smileys/wink.gif ...

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Chiang Khong crossing to Laos

Posted by Pjotra on 10/12/2013 at 02:42

For those, wanting to cross the Mekong at Chiang Khong : as from December 12, 2013, the old ferrycrossing from Chiang Khong stops to exist, as is the Visa office on the Laos side. From then you have to use the new BRIDGE, 9km. downstream from Chiang Khong ( 4km. on the road, then left and another 5 km) I am probably the first to cross on that date, when I experience difficulties on either side of the river, I will report about it later. Hopefully the old taxfree, which used to be very inetersti ...

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Koh Jum to PKK

Posted by karibou on 11/3/2014 at 07:55

What's the simplest, most hassle-free way to get from Koh Jum to Phuket International Airport? I'm flying home from there late Friday night. Thanks! ...

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Itinerary that beats all other Itineraries

Posted by bamanugnug on 9/4/2014 at 22:36

Say it five times fast now. Any and all thoughts/criticisms will be appreciated. But keep in mind I have already booked my flights and these dates are more or less set in stone. Mainly, would be interested to know in: (1) Jungle Treks/Camping stuff in Chiang Mai . Anybody have any first-hand experience? (2) Koh Samui---how easy is it to travel among the islands? Can you do Ang Thong National Marine Park in one day, or does it take 2 days to really experience it? Saturday, June 28, High No ...

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Booking Tours on Ko Phi Phi

Posted by simonesa on 13/4/2014 at 20:25

I am looking to book a snorkeling tour that includes a short stop at Maya Bay (I already know what I am getting myself into!). However, I would like to get to Maya Bay early in the morning, because, based on reviews, this is the best time. So, If I am staying 10-15 minutes outside of Ton Sai Bay, can I just walk into town at 6 am and book a tour for that day, or will I be better off booking the tour while in Ton Sai Bay the night before? Also, if anyone could recommend a touring company with to ...

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serious help flying in 5days time pretty please

Posted by sham116 on 10/4/2014 at 09:02

hey everyone please please can I get some advise and help im flying to Thailand in 5days time 1) where to stay in Bangkok I will be backpacking and I want somewhere cheap where I can meet and mix with other people yet be in the centre of most attractions 2) spending 4 days in chaing mai . should I book my activities while there or should I do it before? I want to do as much as I can in 4days and possibly visit chaing rai if I can 3) going Phuket for 4days I want to stay in phatong in the centr ...

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Viewed 997 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 14/4/2014 at 15:59

Lanta Sunmoon Bungalow/Sun Moon Bungalows

Posted by percyverance on 14/4/2014 at 02:19

Whilst researching for accommodation on Ko Lanta I was concerned to read these reviews for the above guesthouse where I'd been considering staying. I thought I'd share them as they make for a terrifying read! Has anyone had similar guesthouse experiences in Thailand? And would anyone be able to recommend an alternative budget place to stay? I've two nights booked at the Chan-Cha-Lay, 55 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi - following Travelfish's recommendations for a fan room at the back for 500B a night ...

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Medication: Citalopram advice

Posted by schweltzer on 10/4/2014 at 06:39

Hello, I need to know if citalopram (known by various other brand names eg Cipramil/Celexa/Etc) is available with a prescription in Thailand. If noone knows or has experience of this does anyone know of a reliable resource I can check in with. Thanks for the help Dave ...

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Thailand island in July/August HELP

Posted by Esusino on 8/4/2014 at 13:41

Hi all we need some advice regarding Thailand in July/August We will spend 4 weeks in SE Asia, so far we planned: - 5 days Siem Rep - 6 days in northern Thailand (Mae hong Son loop) + cooking course The big question comes now: - where shall we head to spend approx 5 days relaxing/diving on an Island? (for us quitter is better) We were thinking of Phi Phi because the diving seems better but the weather could be bad there...Otherwise we might consider Ko Tao. Any suggestions? Which other ni ...

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Viewed 1,001 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 10/4/2014 at 05:37

Seeking good tailor in Patong!

Posted by peader14 on 9/4/2014 at 08:15

Hi All, I'm new to travelfish so please be kind. I'm going to be arriving in Patong, Phuket in June and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the local tailors. I've been to Patong before but never purchased a suit so I'm looking for advice on a good tailor that is not expensive. The reviews on the net are mixed so I would like to hear directly from someone with first hand experience. I will be using Patong as my base to do some Island hopping so I won't be on the Island all the t ...

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Thailand Island in Late July

Posted by mrhesed on 8/4/2014 at 20:24

Hi everyone! I'm doing my first ever solo trip overseas, lookin for some adventure, just for 4 days. thinking of just heading over to islands in thailand, krabi province! After lookin up some review, there are so many on it about the island and resort/hostel what to do etc. my budget around 400-450USD What would you guys would have done if you were me? Thanks Regards Hesed ...

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Mountain resort lipe

Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 7/4/2014 at 20:41

Does anyone know if there are some decent restaurants within 500m of this resort? Or is the resort restaurant itself good for food? How far are the deluxe garden bungalows from the beach and how steep is the walk? If one.books a snorkelling trip do u have to walk to another part of the island to join.the boat? Do think 4 nights is enough to see the nearby islands or would u recommend a week stay? ...

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Thailand Islands/Beaches

Posted by Jacqueline16 on 3/4/2014 at 19:34

Hi Guys, I'm heading to Thailand/Laos in May and was hoping to get some advice on the second half of my trip. I fly into Phuket on the 14th May and will have 8 nights to spend on the islands before flying to Bangkok (hopefully from Koh Samui) on the 22nd) I was originally thinking of spending 3 nights on Phi Phi Island and then 5 nights at Koh Samui but the more I look into it the more I think there might be a better island to see. I want somewhere with a beautiful beach and a lively (but n ...

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Trek with Chiang Dao Nest

Posted by Dorotich on 12/3/2014 at 13:21

We are planning to visit the Chiang Mai region this July. Since we love doing overnight backpacking trips here in Canada, we thought we should see what is available in Thailand. We are considering booking an over-night trek with Chiang Dao Nest and would love to hear from others who have experience with them. Thanks. ...

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First time backpacker

Posted by rossm18 on 6/4/2014 at 12:22

I am at the very early stages if planing a 3 week trip in thailand in 2015...was wandering if it would be possible to do few days tracking in Chiang Rai, visit Angkor wat (I know it's not in Thailand before any1 corrects me) and would also like to visit a few islands in the south...would this be too much for a 3 week trip, would appreciate any help and what would be the best order to do this in? Cheers ...

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Thong Nai Pan

Posted by Saranne44 on 26/3/2014 at 14:25

Hello, I will be staying on ko pha-ngan during August this year and was looking at staying in either Thong Nai Pan Yai or Thong Nai Pan Noi. We don't want to stay in a fancy resort but a beach hut with warm water and air con. Any recommendations as to where to stay? Which is the livelier of the two places? Also how long does if take to get to the full moon party from this destination? Many thanks, Saranne x ...

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Ko Sumai Island Hopping + Boutique Hoitels?

Posted by cgamon on 3/4/2014 at 11:00

Hello, We are a young couple arriving in Ko Sumai airport on June 6 and departing June 14th. We are looking to spend the 7 days island hopping but are not sure of the best way to plan it. Do we pick one hotel and make short 1-2 night trips, and leave our luggage at the main hotel? Which islands would you recommend if we need to narrow it down? We are looking for a beautiful beaches, jungles, marine life, some culture (I know the islands are not really the place for it), street markets, and m ...

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Cool Down in Ayutthaya

Posted by Architeuthis on 2/4/2014 at 09:28

Hello All. I´m planning a 4 week trip to Thailand from december to january 2014/2015. On this trip I´m going to stay in Ayutthaya for a couple of days. I´ve been here before and found the city sometimes even hotter than Bangkok. For a cool down I only found two dingy pools at some hotels a little outside the center. So, does anyone know of some other good spots to cool down and take a swim? Maybe some river a little outside the city? Thanks in advance Andreas ...

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Backpacker accommodation all gone? confused.

Posted by SamJames on 14/3/2014 at 02:30

I used Travelfish way back when, I think at the time you only covered Thailand then, mebbe 8 years ago. now I've saved up for another trip. Before anything else congrats on expansion to loads more of South East Asia. Very nice. Great for readers and I guess great for you too. Nice. BUT, where is the budget accommodation gone? Im flying into Bangkok and when I looked at your Khaosan section it seems a lot more slim than it used to be. Theres more words given to stylish places over those that a ...

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5 Day Gap: Should I Just Go With the Flow?

Posted by simonesa on 30/3/2014 at 23:09

So, I will be spending a month in Thailand during the upcoming low season. I am somewhat of a planner, so I have mapped out an itinerary that takes me to all my major interest points. However, I have five days, including days spent traveling, that are completely left open. I plan to fly into Bangkok and jump on the night train the following evening to head to Ko Pha Ngan for a few nights. From there I will spend a few nights relaxing on Ko Samui . After that, I wanted to visit Ko Lipe or ...

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