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3 Nights in Bangkok - where to stay?

Posted by ebrown12 on 29/10/2013 at 11:07

I am starting my SEA trip with three nights in Bangkok and am very undecided about where will be a good base to stay. From reading many posts and looking at a map, I am undecided between somewhere like Baan Dinso, in the old town area - the accommodation itself looks amazing, not too close to KSR, but in the old town - which is where it seems like most of the attractions I will be visiting in 3 days are. Only negatives, seem to be public transport, flying into Suvarnabhumi would have to make ma ...

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Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai?

Posted by Boohoo on 11/11/2013 at 05:20

Hi, I'm currently in Chiang Mai and thinking about my next move. I had thought of Chiang Rai as its on the way to Chiang Khong for the border crossing and slow boat. Wondering if there are any alternatives worth considering other than Chiang Rai. If anyone can suggest some other options I'd love to hear about them. I am looking to leave here on Wednesday and would like to be on the slow boat by/over next weekend. Although I do frequent the bars at night I'm not really interested in a ...

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3 Weeks in Thailand!! Help where to start

Posted by cococommando on 9/11/2013 at 10:05

Hello im going to Thailand in January,im flying into Bangkok my question is should i go to chiang mai first then to the islands or vise versa!and what island to visit for diving thanks for your time, cheers! ...

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Elephant Nature Park- Chiang Mai

Posted by adbeats06 on 6/11/2013 at 20:20

Hello, I am looking at various elephant parks to visit while in Chaing Mai, and Elephant Nature Park or Patara seem to be the highest rating (from reviews I've read) in terms of the ethical and humane treatment of their elephants. I know both are quite pricey, however I am willing to pay a bit more to ensure the animals are well looked after and are not made to do any tricks, painting etc. Can anyone who has been to either (or may have heard through others) let me know if they would recommend ...

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Isaan specialities?

Posted by boleslav on 28/10/2013 at 19:49

We will have one evening in Udon Thani and will stay near the night market. What are the local specialties do you recommend we should try? Thank you. ...

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Beach bumming Thailand 7 days help

Posted by giguerj on 11/11/2013 at 04:15

My boyrfriend and I are going to spend a week in the andama coast for 7 days in late January before we head out for the rest of my SE trip. We know for sure that we will stay in Ko Phi Phi but we are trying to figure out if we should also book some nights at ko lanta and Railay or just visit there during the day. We would just like to spend our time lying on the best beaches and relaxing. Whats the best route for us? Is there anywhere else close we should stay/visit? Thanks! ...

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FDA Thailand Warns About Taxis

Posted by theloner on 31/10/2013 at 06:09

It has been reported on the Thai News both in papers and tv to be very careful with Taxis in Bangkok. Story in the Pattaya News website today. Do not believe me about how bad the taxis are getting read for yourself. ...

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Khao San Road or Not?

Posted by adbeats06 on 3/11/2013 at 23:11

I will be traveling to BKK for a few days before I head up to Chiang Mai, still trying to decide whether or not to stay on KSR. I am a solo traveler so the opportunity to meet other travellers is important to me, however I am 30 and while I still enjoy partying, that is not the main focus of my trip. Am I putting myself at a disadvantage to meet others by not staying on KSR? My next choice would be a guest house in Silom area. Can anyone who has stayed in Silom give me an idea as to how easy i ...

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Thailand - Pattaya - Alone - February 2014

Posted by Samantha87SRT on 17/10/2013 at 07:19

Hello! Anyone else planning to visit Thailand, Pattaya in February 2014?! I really want to visit the Monkey Island (Koh Ped) and the coral island (Koh Lan) ... would like some suggestions on some places to visit! Thanks. Samantha. ...

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Getting from Kanchanaburi to Prachuap

Posted by karibou on 4/7/2013 at 19:20

I'm hoping to travel from Kanchanaburi to Prachuap Khiri Khan in a single day without going through Bangkok. I was thinking of first getting to Nakhon Pathom somehow and from there taking a train the rest of the way. I've read, though, that trains on the southern line are notorious for lengthy delays. I'm concerned that this might make it a really exhausting day of travel. My preference is to go by train; second choice government bus. Can anyone weigh in? Any realistic estimates of travel ...

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Bangkok --> Siem Reap Travel Options?

Posted by rustythomson on 4/11/2013 at 22:47

Hey guys, We are travelling from Bangkok --> Siem Reap via Aranyaprathet on Christmas Day 2013. We were planning on either taking a bus or a train to Aranyaprathet from Bangkok in the morning and then getting a private taxi to our guesthouse from Poipet in Cambodia (4 of us travelling together). Does anyone know if we can skip the bus/train and hire a taxi to Aranyaprathet? Or if we can even share a minivan with someone? Do people often use a minivan to Aranyaprathet and if so how would ...

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guest house or hostel in Bangkok

Posted by maori1234 on 4/11/2013 at 18:26

I am looking for a place to stay for a month in Bangkok . I can spend up to about 500 bht a night. If anyone has a suggestion i would be grateful . A place that has common area / places to sit and read/ socialize etc would be good. Thanks ...

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Posting Mail to Bangkok

Posted by gregreg123321 on 4/11/2013 at 16:12

Hello, Slightly random topic but I am sure there are a few expats out there that can help me. I am looking to send a parcel to Bangkok (weighing roughly 1.1kg) from England. Does anyone have any idea what the best method to do this is/price/time estimation? Thanks for any help. ...

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Recommendations on places to stay in Koh Lanta?

Posted by chonkyt on 18/3/2013 at 01:29

I'm headed to Koh Lanta next week for part of an Andaman Islands honeymoon. We're unsure of what areas to stay, and if it makes sense to hop around from one place to the other while on the island or whether we should just stay in one place and motorbike around. We'd like to stay away from the more populous northern area, and we're looking at a few days on the west coast about halfway down the island (Khlong Nin, Khlong Khong, Relax Bay) and a few more in the south (near Kantiang, Khlong Jak). Id ...

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Sukhothai to Don Muang Airport

Posted by Madara on 4/11/2013 at 00:26

Hello! I am trying to find the easiest way to get to Don Muang when coming back from Sukhothai. I read on LP that there is a bus from Ayutthaya to Bangkok, which stops at Don Muang (I have to be at the airport at about 8 am). Can someone give me some details or pointers on this, please? Thank you! ...

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Where to go for 13 days in Thailand!

Posted by giguerj on 28/10/2013 at 00:57

I'm planning a SE Asian trip in January and need help with the Thailand portion of my trip. My main priority is to get in a lot of good beach time but would also love to try activities like cooking, yoga, snorkelling/diving and muay thai. What I was thinking of doing was to start in Ko phi phi and explore the beachy areas around there like Railay, Ko Lanta and Ao Nang then make my way up to Ko Tao and then Bangkok. Is this too much travelling around for such a short time? Should I squeeze ...

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Railay Beach or Ao Nang

Posted by adbeats06 on 1/11/2013 at 21:22

I am planning to spend some time on, or around Railay Beach in January and wanted to know if I should look for a place to stay on Railay, or stay in Ao Nang and boat over to Railay. I know West Railay in January is very expensive, so I'm not interested in that however I have heard it might be worth staying on East Railay and walking over to the beach on the west side? Help solving this dilemma greatly appreciated! As is everything else I have been asking about ...

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Travel agents in Trang

Posted by WonderingTsar on 4/11/2013 at 06:46

As the subject comes up a lot, I went around all the travel agencies near the train station in Trang and took their numbers email addresses etc. They are up here, together with some practical info about getting to/around Trang and the Islands hth ...

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ayutthaya to chiang mai by bus

Posted by dolicadol on 1/11/2013 at 02:28

hi, we would like to travel from ayutthaya to chiang mai by night bus,so I was wondering if anybody know exactly timetable and prices for this trip? I can not find anything on the web,so can you please help me. should we book in advance the bus or there are always free places?we are traveling on 13.November. tnx ...

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Drop in Yoga classes, Chiang Mai

Posted by jackymoon on 2/11/2013 at 10:50

I'm based in Chaingmai for the month and want to keep up with my yoga practice. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have found a few options online, but the going rate seems to be 200 to 300 baht per session. If anyone knows somwhere cheaper I would love to hear about it. Thanks! ...

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