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Revised comment policy on Travelfish due to the Thai coup Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/6/2014 at 07:46

As Travelfish regulars will be aware there was a coup in Thailand in late May and since then there has been a steady and relentless wind back on freedom of speech, freedom to gather in public, and, well, freedom in general. Earlier today, in the junta's infinite wisdom, they've decided to extend their grasp to the internet. As of today, according to this story on the excellent Prachatai website, "Thai police warned Thai Internet users on Monday that "liking" or expressing approva ...

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Taxi from Bangkok BKK Suvarnabhumi to DMK Don Muang & Khao San Road Sticky!

Posted by adammcintyre on 27/2/2014 at 03:16

The whole point of this thread: The price of taxis in Bangkok: Last weekend, this is what I paid for taxis in Bangkok. Note: due to the riots, our taxi from BKK to Khao San and Khao San to DMK had to take slightly longer police patrolled one way routes. The city was on lock. - (DMK) Don Muang to >> (BKK) Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, 4pm, 45 minutes, 317baht + 75baht toll - (BKK) Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to >> Khao San Road , 7pm = 375baht + 125 baht toll - Khao San Road to >> (DMK ...

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Welcome and Terms of Use Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2006 at 16:28

Hi, I'm somtam2000 and I'll be moderating the Travelfish travel board. I'm here to answer all your questions -- or at least the ones I know the answer to -- as for those that are mysteries to me, perhaps other Travelfish members will be able to answer. You'll see you need to be a member to post a new question or answer an existing one, but if you're already a Travelfish member, you don't need to join again. Your existing login works just fine. A few of general pointers; 1) I do have t ...

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Hong Island + 4 Island sunset trip same day

Posted by thomas9059 on 18/8/2017 at 11:39

Hi, can anyone please advise those tour agencies which has the 4 island and hong island tours combined and how much cost for that? Actually I want to take the full day tour for both hong and 4 Islands(Poda, Chicken, Tup & Phra nang)tour as compared to taking both tours on separate days. We are couple and budget traveller. So I can not afford 15000 baht spending for 2 person(private boat). We have no problem to share and we want this trip by long tail boat. So please help me with tour operato ...

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Mountains and Islands – a two week sampler

Posted by mvlu on 8/8/2017 at 22:03

Hello! I am traveling to Thailand with my boyfriend for two weeks, and we would like to do the two week sampler itinerary (Mountains and Islands) that is proposed in this website. Could anyone help me with the day by day planning? I just want to know how many nights per place it's ok. We would fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai . Thank you! 1) Bangkok -> Chiang Mai 2) Chiang Mai -> Pai 3) Pai -> Mae Hong Son 4) Mae Hong Son -> Chiang Mai 5a) Chiang Mai -> Bangkok -> ...

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Old Skool type Islands?

Posted by JohnnyM on 7/8/2017 at 12:50

I'm looking for recommendations for "old skool" type Island - bamboo huts on the beach, decent beaches, pretty chilled etc I've been to Thailand quite a few times over the years, but not so much recently, and places change.. Last time I was there (4 years ago) I really liked *Little* Ko Chang, though it was maybe a bit too quiet and beaches weren't great. I wasn't overly keen on its neighbour Ko Phayam, which had a lot of building work going on, so it maybe even more developed now. I ...

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Nakhon Si Thammarat

Posted by BillGood on 16/8/2017 at 21:45

I would like to stay in town for 2 nights and wondering if it's better to stay near the big wat or the railway station. Would like to be within walking distance of restaurants, shopping centre and street food. I would also like to do a tour to Khao Luang Np and wondering if they run day tours from the city or whether it is better to self drive. Budget for room is 1000 to 1500 baht So far I have looked at the Heritage tropical resort as an option. ...

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Entire Mae Hong Son Loop by Public Transportation?

Posted by CKDexterHaven on 12/8/2017 at 11:50

How easy are the connections by bus or van to do all of the Mae Hong Son Loop? I do not want to drive a car or motorcycle and am not enthusiastic about engaging a private driver. Two of us are going to Soppong for 2 nights from Chiang Mai. The service that gets us there offers several trips back in the same direction. It's not clear from the posted itinerary how connections would line up to travel on. Also it's a lot longer trip. If it is a reliable option is there a good place to bre ...

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From Isaan to Ko Kut?

Posted by Shining on 14/8/2017 at 06:40

Hey there, we are planning a trip through Isaan in November and for our last couple of days a short intermezzo at the sea. I thought, it might be an idea of trying Ko Kut, as the Ko Chang Archipelago is also in the east... But it seems, it is not so easy to connect it to our route. I thought about taking a train, probably from Ubon, and it seems, as there is a connection to Kaeng Koi (?), where it might be possible to jump on the green line to Pattaya or Marp ta Put (?). But I was not able to f ...

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Khao Sok and Surin Islands in Dec- family with 2 kids

Posted by kasheshe on 12/8/2017 at 10:49

Hallo everyone! We recently moved to Bangkok (a week ago to be precise!) and already feeling excited. Currently looking at booking our first holiday in Thailand and was thinking of visiting Khao Sok NP and then making our way to the Surin Islands during the school holidays in December 2017 (would be over xmas and NY). Would appreciate some advice on how to get to Khao Sok from Bangkok- (we have our own car but not sure whether we can move around easily within the park?) and from there how best t ...

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Help!!! Islands late mid september

Posted by mvlu on 12/8/2017 at 14:02

I'm lost. I don't know if I should go to the west or the east coast between September 16-19 because of the weather... ...

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Share expenses - 4x4 to Laos

Posted by deeral on 12/8/2017 at 07:07

Sometime this month I shall be doing a short 4 to 7 day trip to Thailand or Laos from Chonburi/Bkk. If anyone is interested in coming along and sharing the expenses diesel etc, please contact me. I am mostly interested in some leisurely sight-seeing and a bit of excursion into national parks etc. I can take up to 2 passengers (maybe three.) as for itineray, I'm open to suggestions - I have driven extensively in Laos and Thailand I do of course mean "4x4" - at least that's the p ...

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Koh Lipe - Koh Lipe Homestay, has anyone stayed?

Posted by paperboats87 on 10/8/2017 at 05:26

Hello! I'm hoping to find anyone who has stayed at Koh Lipe Homestay? It looks really nice on the Agoda photos and there is a positive review on this website, but it doesn't appear to be on Tripadvisor yet which I normally use to get "real" photos of a place. It would be a no-cancellation booking, so I just wanted to get personally views on the place before going forward... Thank you! ...

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Bangkok to Penang by train

Posted by Antaro on 27/7/2017 at 04:23

Hi there, from what I found out, it seems as if the way to go from Thailand to Penang has changed last year with the introduction of new electrical trains in Malaysia. Two questions about that, as I didn't find any info: - Is there still a train running from Thailand all the way down to Butterworth with border formalities in Pedang Basar or do I have to change trains there? - Is it still possible to buy a ticket in Thailand for the whole way or do I need to get a new ticket at the border for ...

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Help! What to cut out of itinerary???

Posted by pch2nd on 22/6/2017 at 17:56

Hello all, I am traveling with my father for 20 days through SE Asia. Starting in Bangkok, leaving out of Hanoi. I have to cut something from our itinerary bc i'm thinking it is too packed already and i don't want the poor guy to be completely exhausted. Can you guys give me some insight...i don't want to cut a thing...but i have to, i think. Here we go: bangkok (arrive..a few days to settle) angkor wat chiang mai krabi or phuket hoi an ha long bay hanoi (fly out..end of trip) I am leanin ...

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Two weeks in Thailand !

Posted by chptvh on 27/6/2017 at 10:19

Greetings, My girl friend and I will spend two weeks, the last week in July and first week in August in Thailand for the first time. We don’t know whether or not we should book hotels in advance for that particular period. We will fly in and also out from Bangkok. I would love to spend sometimes on nice beaches, to have good food and to do some sightseeing of natures but not really interested in man made things like ruins or temples. Our plan is to stay in Bangkok one day to taste delicious st ...

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Floating Market

Posted by karyn on 16/7/2017 at 23:33

Any suggestions on a floating market that a family with two children can enjoy? ...

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Bangkok splurge on meal?

Posted by CKDexterHaven on 16/7/2017 at 01:20

Is any fairly costly restaurant—or other extravagance—in Bangkok highly recommended as an exception to a fairly moderate travel budget? My father used to speak highly of afternoon tea at the Oriental, but it may not be all it was decades ago. I've never been to Thailand and hear that market food, etc. is of such high quality that anywhere really "nice" may just be about marketing or an atmosphere least challenging to Westerners. Any tips on how to assure the best, least disappoin ...

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Discovery Passes for Flights

Posted by karyn on 11/7/2017 at 07:07

We are flying two flights within Thailand and one to CM. Do airline Discovery Passes of any sort still exist and if so, what one would be recommended for those flights. It will be for 2 adults/ 2 kids. ...

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dusita koh kut

Posted by janmanessi on 11/7/2017 at 07:17

how far is the resort from the ferry stop- and from Klong Chao where I gather most shops etc. are? Can you get tuk tuks there? ...

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