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Wanted! nice travelmate (f/m) may 2014 thailand, cambodja, laos

Posted by Tjalling on 9/1/2014 at 00:49

Hello, my name is Tjalling i'm a male 50 years...feel like 20 (never mind) I land on Bangkok airport 02-05-2014 en take off 02-06-2014. In between i want to travel from Bangkok to Cambodja en then Loas. I want to see a lot of these countries travel by train, i think, see a lot of culture en tast the nature...Just want a nice trip and share this with somebody. Four years ago i went alone...that was fun but i mist the talking and some fun. I hope there is someone out there who wants to ...

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Krabi to Pak Bara for Ko Lipe

Posted by simonesa on 6/1/2014 at 00:40

Hey Everyone, I am currently planning a trip to Thailand for August 2014. I know this is pretty far in advance, but I am currently on break from school and thought I would get the bulk of my research done now. Anyways, I am currently stuck and need a little guidance. I currently have some time in the middle of my itinerary to kill. I am undecided between Ko Lipe and Ko Lanta . Unless plans change, I will be traveling from Ko Samui to Krabi , where I will eventually head to Ko Lipe or Ko ...

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Krabi flights

Posted by sarah6969pink on 6/1/2014 at 11:58

Hi All, As I have previously posted we are doing some of SE Asia for our honeymoon in April / May. So far we have 4 nights Hong Kong 2/3 night BKK 3/4 nights ??? 7/8 nights Krabi areas (exact beaches/islands tbc) 2 nights BKK As you can see we have a 3/4 night gap that we are overwhelmed with what to fill it with - we both want to visit so many places (Cambodia, Golden Triangle, Myanmar etc). We thought the easiest way to narrow it down may be to see about where it is easiest to get to Krabi ...

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Suggested itineraries for first timers?

Posted by jodyj on 4/1/2014 at 09:39

My husband and I are travel writers. We are looking for places to go and stories to write that haven't been done to death, which is difficult since Thailand is such a popular tourist destination. We are planning to stay three weeks in Thailand, with a side trip to Angkor Wat. Arriving sometime in mid to late January. Any thoughts, suggestions or suggested itineraries would be appreciated. Also which guidebook would you suggest getting? LP reviews are mixed at best. We are beyond our backpac ...

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Phi Phi to Maya Beach & back

Posted by Vaishali on 5/1/2014 at 06:51

What are the various transport options from Phi Phi to Maya Beach and back. I would like to spend a few hours at Maya Beach. Pls help! ...

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South Thailand help

Posted by OptsDan on 5/1/2014 at 22:42

Hi! Me and my girlfriend are flying from KL to Phuket on the 15th Jan to spend 1 month in South Tnailand to conclude our travels, flying home from Bangkok on the 14th Feb. My question concerns our itinerary, where are the best places to go in your opinions? Provisionally, our itinerary stands as this... -fly into Phuket, stay a night then travel to... -ko phi phi -ko lanta -krabi -ko samui -ko pha ngan -end in ko tao, spending the most time here... getting our PADI. -bangkok and home In ou ...

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No need for transit visa or exit taxes at Bangkok airport, is there?

Posted by EdwardTrunk on 4/1/2014 at 14:42

We're flying from UK into Bangkok airport, then off on a flight to Laos hours later. Subsequently flying from Hanoi to Bangkok to catch a plane to London. Are there any demands for transit visa or 'exit tax' at Bangkok airport? I had assumed not but would like to check. ...

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Budget Accomodation near Soi Cowboy/ Asok BTS

Posted by Vaishali on 29/12/2013 at 02:40

Hi, Does anyone know of Budget Accomodation near Soi Cowboy/ Asok BTS which may not be available for online booking. We are 3 adults and dorm is fine too. Thanks ...

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Transfer times from BKK Suvarnabhumi to Hualamphong Train Station

Posted by MoreAdventures on 3/1/2014 at 05:19

Hey there Hoping for some advice in relation to whether our transfer plans are realistic on arrival in BKK airport, Boyf and I are first time travelers to Thailand. We arrive on 3rd April 2014 Our flight is due to land at BKK at 7:50pm local time and our hope was to get the 10pm sleeper train to Chiang Mai from Hualamphong station We have been warned by a friend that waiting to buy tickets can take ages so are contemplating booking them in advance through who have a ...

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Bangkok on Strike: Help plan 4 day itinerary

Posted by Vaishali on 1/1/2014 at 04:20

I am trying to see the following SITES in 4 days in strife ridden Bangkok: Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Temple of the Emerald Budha, Wat Traimit (Chinatown), Wat Arun, Wat Saket, Erawan Shrine, Khlong Lat Mayom floating Market and the following MARKETS: Terminal 1, Chatuchak Market, Pratunam Market, Platinum Fashion Mall. Central World, Khlong Thom and Yaowarat Road (china town) And NIGHTLIFE as follows: Patong Street only (not going inside any bar) Soi Cowboy and NEP (likely ...

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Bangkok Tour

Posted by allenginsberg on 6/1/2014 at 02:15

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Chinese New Year in Bangkok 2014

Posted by adamandamydrew on 3/1/2014 at 11:56

Hello, We want to experience the best of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok this year (31st Jan 2014). We're working in the day of Friday 31st January, but have the evening free, and the rest of the weekend. But I'm struggling to find any schedules, or information on the festivities. Can anyone give me any tips like: * When are the fireworks, where is it best to view them from? * When are the parades & what routes do they take (plus are these just on Friday 31st Jan, or also on S ...

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bus from central bangkok to hua hin

Posted by FrenchArt on 1/1/2014 at 00:11

Has anyone caught the bus from the southern bus terminal to hua hin? Did you just turn up and buy ticket at the counter and did you have to wait long for next bus? How long for the journey? Did the bus stop for a comfort stop, or does it have an onboard toilet? Thanks, Art ...

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Advice/Inspiration for a newbie!

Posted by GentlemanLlama on 2/1/2014 at 13:31

Hi all, I've decided 2014 is the year I actually bite the bullet and do some proper travelling. My plan is to head over to Thailand for 4-5 weeks after I finish my degree in May (looking like end of May/start of June to July), and I have a couple of things that I certainly want to do, but beyond that I'm stuck. I should point out this is day 1 following my decision to do this trip, so I do have a lot more research to do! My budget is up to £2000. I definitely want to get a Sak Yant tattoo ...

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South East Asia - Itinerary Feedback

Posted by cgamon on 1/1/2014 at 21:47

Hello, I am so excited to begin planning my trip to SE Asia. I have done some basic preliminary research and am beginning to draft my itinerary. I am trying to restrain from doing too many things but if it seems like I can comfortably fit more in, please let me know! I really need feedback in terms of duration and best modes of travel between the locations. My time frame is about 30 days. Thank you so much! Leave NY Flight to Hanoi, Vietnam- 1 Hanoi/Halong Bay- 4 Fly to Cambodia- 1 Sie ...

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Bangkok shutdown

Posted by zls on 2/1/2014 at 05:38

Hello, unfortunately my long haul from Bangkok leaves on Jan 16. I will arrive by train from the south and wonder if and how I will be able to get to the airport. Right now I plan using MRT and the airport train and I have a lot of time. Anyone have a better idea? I will also have to go through Bangkok on Jan 9, but don't expect major difficulties on that date. Opinions? Thanks for sharing your thoughts, ZLS ...

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Renewing Visa

Posted by pdropl on 2/1/2014 at 19:51

Hello everyone, My 30 days visa is about to expire and would like to stay a couple of months more traveling around the country. I am in an island on the border with Burma and I heard one can take a boat to the border, spend a few hours there and renew the visa. The question is, would I have problems if I do this twice in two moths to get two more 30 days visas? Any tips? Thanks in advance. ...

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Protests / Where to Stay

Posted by ktothej on 27/12/2013 at 13:33

Hi All, First post here, thanks for the knowledge you all impart, I've been doing a considerable amount of reading. I'm looking for some opinions on the protests and where to stay to best avoid them in Bangkok. My wife and I will be in Bangkok for 3 days 12th - 15th of Jan then again on the 30-31, I currently have accommodations booked on Samsen Rd in Banglamphu area. Based on Richard Barrow's map of the protest areas, it seems a bit close to the zone around the Government House so I'm consi ...

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Ao Noi resort, Ko Kut/Kood

Posted by Tennouji on 7/12/2013 at 00:08

Has anyone stayed at this place in one of the fan bungalows as a walk-in customer recently? If so, how much did you pay? I'm not a great fan of booking in advance but as I'll be heading to Kut in the run up to Christmas I thought I might. They don't seem to have their own website and the booking sites have the fan bungalows for 1,400! Seems a bit pricy for a fan room. The beach looks lovely but I'm not really wanting to pay so much to book if is cheaper as a walk-in. However, I've been to Kut ...

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where to buy a new iphone / galaxy in Bangkok

Posted by meronmona on 31/12/2013 at 23:57

hello i'm looking to buy the new iphone 5s / new galaxy. I know there are many shopping malls in Bangkok and that many places sell fake cell phone. anyone has a tip for me ? where to buy ? how do i make sure it's not a fake one ? thank you ! ...

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