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Trip Report Phu Nam Ron - Visa run only 200km from Bangkok

Posted by relaxedTrev on 19/1/2014 at 22:12

Trip report from Phu Nam Ron, closest border to Bangkok for Visa extensions being only 200km via Kanchanaburi and or quickest overland route to Myanmar. I left Bangkok in the morning taking the shuttle bus which leaves throughout the day at 20-40 minute intervals. The minibus cost $110 Bhat, but equally I could have bused or the train. The mini van dropped me at the Kanchanaburi bus station. From there we then caught the 11:30am (also 10:30 & 12:30) bus from Kanchanaburi to Phu Nam R ...

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Weather info July / August

Posted by Esusino on 19/1/2014 at 13:07

Hi all i'm planning a trip to Thailand from mid july to mid august and i'm trying to figure out how much does it rain and for how long Do you think this itinerary will be feasible? BKK --> Chang Mai (some trekking + villages) --> Laos --> Luang Prabang by boat from the border --> Phnom Phem (by plane) --> Angkor --> BKK --> Some island in the south Any suggestion is more then welcome Andrea ...

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Viewed 989 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 19/1/2014 at 21:51

Islands: Gulf vs. Andaman Sea

Posted by Tetso on 17/1/2014 at 16:29

Planning a trip back to Thailand for some island / snorkeling time and wanted to get some advice on the Gulf vs. the Andaman Sea. I've been to Ko Tao (AMAZING) and Ko Pha Ngan (both in the Gulf) - but that was 10 years ago. I really liked Ko Tao, it wasn't too crowded, it was quiet for the most part and had easy access to amazing snorkeling all around the island. I'm looking for something similar with good snorkeling - no need for big hotels / resorts. Ko Kood and Ko Mak look good. I was a ...

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Viewed 5,424 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 19/1/2014 at 05:18

Thailand Coffee Farm

Posted by stever1000 on 24/12/2013 at 18:03

Has anyone been on a coffee farm tour? I have some free time in Northern Thailand and would like to learn more about coffee. Thanks ...

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Another Bangkok Layover Question

Posted by SoloGirls on 18/1/2014 at 23:21

Sorry guys"¦ I've been reading through the other questions on this topic, but everything seems to be domestic or in regard to using two different airlines. I'm looking to book a flight on Air Asia from HCMC to Phuket. There are a few options. One of them has a 1.5 hour layover. I could assume they wouldn't offer this option if it weren't doable, but I've also had airlines give me a 40 minute layover in Atlanta. If you've been to Atlanta's airport, you'd know how ridiculous that is. ...

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Thailand Tour Companies

Posted by mgallo on 16/1/2014 at 10:35

Hi all.. I'll be heading to Thailand solo Feb 24 - Mar 9, 2014. I'll be in Bangkok from Feb 24 - 28 and was wondering if anyone knew or had any suggestions for tour companies / plans etc.. Ideally would like to join a small group but if anyone has their experiences or recommendations they'd like to share it would be appreciated! -Matt ...

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Any recommendations on budget Andaman island hopping during Dec-Jan?

Posted by cbg0927 on 7/12/2013 at 23:02

Hello all - arrived in Bangkok a few days ago for my first time. Already loving it here. I'd like to head down to the coast and start visiting some islands. I'll probably be doing this for roughly a month before I head north. Does anyone have any recommendations on budget island hopping during the high season months? I'm a solo male backpacker and am adventurous and don't mind staying in very budget accommodation. Some islands I have initial interest in: Coral and Raya islands? Ko Rok Ko Chan ...

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Chumphon - north along the coast & then Sangkhlaburi via Kanchaburi...

Posted by altmtl on 17/1/2014 at 08:24

Chumphon - north along the coast & then Sangkhlaburi via Kanchaburi... I'll be returning to Thailand from Malaysia in late Feb. and was thinking of this route... Thap Sakae (can't find much info) - Prachuap Khiri Khan - Petchaburi - Amphawa Market - Kanchanaburi - Sangkhaburi. (I've been to Bang Saphan) - should I skip Thap Sakae or Petchaburi? Not sure I want to go to Hua Hin, but do want to visit some parks and go off the beaten track a bit. Of course I'll be looking for budget p ...

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Viewed 1,058 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 17/1/2014 at 19:42

Job in Thailand while backpacking

Posted by JajaCubbins on 16/8/2011 at 07:48

Hi everyone, I was wondering about how to find jobs while backpacking through Thailand. Is there any specific visa that we should apply? ...

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Hockey in Ko Lanta

Posted by Craigor on 8/1/2014 at 07:27

Hello I will be in Koh Lanta during the Olympics and wanted to know if anyone knows where I can catch some of the Olympic hockey games. Fingers crossed Canada will be playing for the gold and would love to be able to watch it. Any cool places to watch some sporting events? C. ...

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Cheapest and quickest way to reach Sihanoukville from Ko Chang?

Posted by MartinaSmartiz on 16/1/2014 at 08:11

Hi everyone! i'm currently in ko chang and planning to head to cambodia in a couple of days. A tour operator offered to take us to sihanoukville for 750baht, is that fair? Otherwise i will have to take a ferry to lem ngoep, a bus or taxi to trat, another bus to the border and a last one to sihanoukville,right? Anyone knows how much it would cost and how long it would take? Any advice is warmly welcome! Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,353 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by captainbkk on 17/1/2014 at 02:31

Need rec for 2-3 days in the north

Posted by dpassin on 14/1/2014 at 23:23

I'm in Chiang Mai but want to get away for a couple nights to see something different. Have been to Chiang rai already. Any suggestions? I will be coming back to Chiang Mai after. I am traveling alone and would love to go somewhere I might meet other travelers. ...

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Looking for a nice beach in Thailand with yoga and meditation classes available

Posted by Itsme on 29/12/2013 at 07:50

I am travelling to Thailand in early January. I've been a few times before but this time am hoping to do something slightly different. I'd love to find a nice, safe beach to stay on with a laid back vibe, where there are some good budget accommodation and food options and also places to attend yoga and meditation classes. If anyone knows of anywhere that might fit this description I'd love to hear about it. Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,676 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Itsme on 16/1/2014 at 10:13

Connection time at Don Mueang Airport

Posted by mmoody on 15/1/2014 at 11:38

We are flying from Siem Reap to Bangkok, arriving at 1:10pm on AirAsia. Ideally we would like to connect to another flight heading down towards koh Samui that same day. There is a flight leaving Don Mueang at 2:30pm. Initially I thought this would be tight, but doable, now I am wondering about clearing customs and still having enough time to catch that flight? Would it help that they are both Air Asia flights? Although not booked together, could my baggage be checked through? Anyone have an ...

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Bangkok Protests

Posted by kanda on 11/1/2014 at 04:38

how much mind should I pay to this image? I was planning on staying in the Sukumvhit area but this map makes it look like I should stay in Silom or KSR instead? I arrive on the 23rd. ...

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Solo traveller in Thailand, end of March!! Advice needed!

Posted by Talv on 13/1/2014 at 18:53

Hi, I'm a 24 year male travelling to Thailand on the 22nd of March till the 5th April.. My plan so far is to visit Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Ko Samui and then Surat Thani.. Any advice on Travel methods and best way to go round all these places? I herd trains are one of the most efficient way of travelling round! And doesn't cost a fortune as well. If any of you are travelling at that time, let me know we can go round these places or just go with flow. ...

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Viewed 1,454 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 14/1/2014 at 20:57

Tourist Visa for thailand??

Posted by kellyireland92 on 14/1/2014 at 15:18

I am planning a 4-5 month trip around SEA, i am an irish citizen. I am entering bangkok and travelling north for 2 weeks, then heading around loas,vietnam and cambodia. Then i am heading to singapore and indonesia. I am planning on flying from Indonesia to Phuket or Krabi, from my knowledge i am going to get a 30 day(Exemption) again, but i would like a 60 day tourist visa this time as i want to spend 5 weeks in thailand to end my trip. As i will be travelling around i can't get the tourist vi ...

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Be a Hero and Become and Soi Dog Flight Volunteer!

Posted by JoM85 on 14/1/2014 at 05:21

Are YOU or anyone you know flying to Thailand on holiday? If so, why not help a rescued street dog get to their new home! We especially need people flying to Canada and the USA, as well as Europe. (But for the UK, please see below.) Please sign up today: Soi Dog Foundation sends many dogs from Thailand to homes all over the world, and sending them air freight is quite expensive, so it's often more affordable for adopters if we can send them w ...

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Long time reader.... Southern Thailand with Parents - Advice?

Posted by Phynss on 12/1/2014 at 02:07

Hello all as stated long time reader. We (wife to be and I, early 30s) have my parents (early 60s) visiting us late Feb for 10 days in Thailand. We have been on a year of travel since March 2013, and here in SE Asia until end of March 2014. Anyway we have 10 nights with my parents who fly into Phuket, their first time in Asia (they also leave from Phuket). Have booked the first 4 into a place near Phuket Town we visited 2011, will explore, eat, catch up, day at local beaches, probably stay a ...

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Viewed 1,133 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 14/1/2014 at 04:40

260v plugs in Thailand?

Posted by cbg0927 on 7/1/2014 at 08:06

I've only seen 220-240v here in Thailand so far. The past two places I've been (khao sok and koh tao) show 250v and 260v faceplates on the outlets though. Can anyone shed some light onto this? I was under the assumption that the outlets can only output as much power as the generator provides them, and something tells me all of koh tao isn't running on 260v. ...

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Viewed 1,029 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Geer1 on 12/1/2014 at 18:05

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