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Hellfire Pass to Nam Tok Station, Kanchanaburi

Posted by Lazer on 10/7/2013 at 05:27

Hi all, I will be in Kanchanaburi in August for three days. On the last day I plan to visit Hellfire Pass museum and trail, then make my way to Nam Tok for the 12:55 train all the way to Bangkok. Does anyone have any advice on the best way to get to Hellfire and then on to Nam Tok? Money is not so much an issue so would be happy to get taxis if there are taxis waiting at Hellfire Pass, or are there other alternatives? Also, how reliable is the train in terms of time. Reason I ask is its sch ...

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Arriving in Bangkok around 10:30pm..too late to check in anywhere?

Posted by Travelguy76 on 30/6/2013 at 00:38

Hey folks...how late can I check into hostels or hotels in bangkok? I probably won't be walking out of the airport until 11:30 or midnight....should I just wander around all night, or are late night check-ins pretty normal? Any recommendations on where to stay? Budget is anywhere from hostel prices to $75 a night. Thanks. Brent ...

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Skype on A380 Singapore airlines?

Posted by NowhereMan on 8/7/2013 at 23:11

Does anyone know if it's possible to use Skype via the inflight Internet on a Singapore Air A380? ...

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Do I really need an onward ticket?

Posted by NowhereMan on 8/7/2013 at 10:01

Hey folks... So I bought my one way ticket to BKK, and plan on staying a while ( teaching english ). Do I really need to get an onward ticket, and if so, should I just buy some cheap flight to wherever and eat the cost? I have a non immigrant B visa, so I'm hoping that immigration will look favorably upon me; I just don't want the hassle of getting turned back or having to book a flight at the airport once I touch down. Thanks! Brent ...

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Thai products

Posted by cherry on 28/11/2006 at 16:34

Hiya I was in Thailand recently and bought some skincare products in Bangkok. I'd like to get some more but can't find anything online - does anyone know of a website where I can buy Thai skincare products? Thanks a lot x ...

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Luggage storage in Thailands train stations

Posted by Robee3 on 7/7/2013 at 03:43

Hello,we are taking train from Chiangmai to either Kanchanabury or any other closer station near the Erawan Waterfalls,but we have suitcases with us. We are planning to visit the falls throughout the day and then take the train in the evening to start our journey south...Just wondering if anybody knows if train stations in Thailand offer places to put the luggage in some locked places? Or what are other options to leave our luggage? Thanks:) ...

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bankok to chang mai

Posted by L100 on 30/6/2013 at 15:10

Hey, would love advice on traveling after a long flight to Thailand, arriving around 6pm, going from Bankok's international airport to chang mai. How many hours of traveling, and how much would it cost to go by bus. which buses are the safest and most comfortable ? Is it better to take the train-how long & how much would that cost? Are there local websites with this traveling info? Thanks. ...

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Best exchange rates in Bangkok

Posted by ckcrane on 13/7/2007 at 05:40

My wife and I will be traveling to Thailand for the first time in January and were wondering where the best places were in Bangkok to change money. From what we have gleaned so far, we will probably be traveling with AA travelers' cheques in $100US denominations. Thanks. ...

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What to do when it rains in Phuket

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/7/2013 at 21:12

From our Thailand wire: "Phuket can be a wet place during the southwest monsoon from May through October. But as Thailand's largest and most developed island, there are plenty of things to do and places to escape to on a rainy day when the beach is not an option..." Read the full post or add your thoughts below. ...

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Chiang Mai

Posted by L100 on 3/7/2013 at 23:58

would love a recommendation for a good inexpensive massage in Central Chiang Mai. planning on heading to Laos, is anyone making a similar route who i can join to? Do you recommend going through pi. I'm into being in nature and getting to know locals and their culture... ...

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Polio and JE Vaccines?

Posted by NowhereMan on 6/7/2013 at 22:57

Hi all....I'm wondering if I really need to get these vaccines, or if they're more precautionary ( as in, not highly likely to contract). I'm going to be living in Chiang Mai, and as of now I've had Hep A and B, Typhoid, Diptheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus shots. Thoughts? ...

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thailand 21-26 jul 2013

Posted by iktron on 6/7/2013 at 11:28

hai.. im 23 male,im looking for who in thailand betwen 21-26 jully2013.. can i join? ...

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Manchester United Tix 7/13?

Posted by NowhereMan on 7/7/2013 at 03:18

Anyone have an extra ticket for the Man U game this Saturday??? Brent ...

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Japanese encephalitis : vaccin to go to bangkok in september ?

Posted by zobizoba on 5/7/2013 at 15:26

Hello, i have a big question, i booked a travel consultation to know what kind of vaccin i need to come to Bangkok in September, i have all the "basic" vaccin, dt polio, hepatitis A, B and rabies. i came already 2 times in Thailand but it was the high season, i'm worried for the raining season... do you think i need the Japanese encephalitis for Bangkok ? i read it's more in rural area but there are some case in Bangkok too... any advice ? thank you ! ...

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Khao Sok: How long to stay?

Posted by karibou on 5/7/2013 at 18:13

Are there compelling reasons to stay in Khao Sok NP more than 3 nights? I'm planning to spend one of those nights on the lake. Would a second night on the lake be worthwhile? I'll be in Thailand for 30 days, visiting Khao Sok fairly early in March. I'm really into natural attractions (especially swimming and birds) but not able to hike long distances. Hoping to stay at Smiley's Bungalows and arrange the lake tour through them. As a woman traveling alone on my first trip to Asia, I'm not comf ...

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Middle-aged woman alone: Sore thumb?

Posted by karibou on 16/2/2013 at 18:41

I'm a woman in my 50s planning a month-long solo trip to Thailand and a little worried about feeling out of place. I've happily traveled solo before, but this will be my first trip to Asia. I'm probably somewhere between flashpacker and backpacker, preferring low-key, friendly, characterful places that are a little off the beaten path. I like meeting people but am also very comfortable alone. Not looking for romance or night life -- just want to soak up Thailand's natural beauty and "real&q ...

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Late Flight to Surat Thani

Posted by CarbonBased on 30/6/2013 at 21:02

Hello I fly into Surat Thani on July 17th at 8:20 p.m. Ideally I would like to catch the night boat which departs surat thani town (Am I correct on this?) to Koh Phangan at 11:00 p.m. but I am unsure if I will be able to make it from Surat Thani airport in time to catch the boat. Should I book a night or should I go for it and if I do miss the night boat will I have much trouble finding a place to crash? Your help is much appreciated, Craig ...

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Visa Help

Posted by Starving_Sound on 29/6/2013 at 18:56

This is all very confusing. Much help would be appreciated. I have a Non-Immigrant Type O Multiple Entry Visa (year). I don't understand what exactly I have to do or do not have to do. I'm hearing many different things and the official websites are confusing and mostly talk about how to get one. What do I have to do with this type of Visa every 90 days? Is making a border run all I have to do? Do I have to go to Immigration to and get a resident thingmajig? That's the main part I don't unde ...

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island vacation &monsoon ???

Posted by idit on 30/6/2013 at 01:06

hello!! we will be returning from 20 days in Laos &Cambodia on the beg of September & still have about 2+ that we will want to spend on the beaches.. we are with 3 kids (4;7,11) and i wander where is a good chois considering its monsoon time.. we thoght about kochang since we come from Laos but i understand it gets lots and lots of rain and though Samoi is suppused to be the driest I wish for somthing more calm.. tks idit.. ...

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Krabi to Ko Samui

Posted by lorievans121 on 27/6/2013 at 15:48

Hey Guys, I land in Krabi at 2.00 pm and I want to go to Ko Samui . 1. Am I best off staying in krabi for the night and travelling the next day. Or would i manage to travel to Ko Samui in the same day? 2.Where in Krabi can i find a bus to Surat Thani? How much does it cost? How long does it take? and how regular is it? Thanks in advance Lori ...

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