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Thais Staying At Foreign Guesthouses Or Eating Where Foreigners Eat.

Posted by theloner on 17/10/2013 at 20:15

Question: Why is it you very rarely if ever see Thais staying at guesthouses where foreigners stay? An example Fame's guesthouse in Chumphon. Nor do you see them eating where foreigners go such as a guesthouse or restaurant aimed towards tourists. Nor do you see them using travel agents. I have my theory. What is yours ? ...

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Picaridin repellent available?

Posted by karibou on 16/10/2013 at 14:26

Is picaridin-based mosquito repellent (aka icaridin) readily available in Thailand? I'm allergic to deet and have found picaridin very effective, especially at a 15% concentration. Should I pack enough for my 30-day trip or plan to buy some there? Thanks. ...

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Dating other farangs? Successes-failures?

Posted by Travelguy76 on 27/6/2013 at 01:30

Anyone have any experience dating other farangs while living in thailand? Perhaps you met in class to be teachers, or on a dating site? Logistical issues? Are there different rules when you're in a country other than your own? I'm curious to see what it's been like, and I'd I should just avoid it altogether. ...

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Ko Kut - is the 1pm boat the last one?

Posted by tonyjb77 on 16/10/2013 at 00:03

Hi there, I want to get to Koh Kut on my next trip to Thailand. Problem seems to be the last boat of the day is it at 1pm. Is this the case? I'll be coming from Chaing Mai.. so will be on the Bangkok Airways flight that gets me to Trat at 1240.. so missing the 1pm boat. Anyone have any suggesitons? Tony ...

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11 nights arriving Phuket with 3 kids

Posted by trinityau on 11/10/2013 at 04:17

Hi there, I am travelling for 11 nights into Phuket with my 3 kids (14,12, in June 2014. Was initially going to stay around Karon however have now had recommended to me to check out heading up towards Khao Lak . So thinking perhaps to arrive and head up to Khao Lak for 4 days or so and then head back down to southern Phuket area for the remainder of the trip. Would be really interested in anyone's opinion on other options, places to stay, things to do with the kids during our trip. Thanks ...

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Yi peng lantern festival DATE?

Posted by natasia1 on 25/9/2013 at 17:24

Does anyone know the official date for the local event? rumour is it's on the 16th of november...anyone able to confirm? is it best to organise through a tour group where pick up and drop off is included or rather arrange yourself! I'm travelling solo! ...

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is there somebody wants to accompany solo male in thailand

Posted by milkchocolate7 on 15/10/2013 at 08:39

Hi guys, I am single and living in dubai. Planning my 7 days vacations in thailand(14th Dec 2013 to 21 Dec) I will go bangkok, pattaya and then phuket or koh phagan for the full moon festival. I will be coming alone. Is there any body male or female coming to thailand these dates and wants to accompany. Frankly I am very open and friendly in nature and won't disappoint my companion Pls answer on this thread or reply on my email thanks ...

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Where would you go for New years?

Posted by pdropl on 14/10/2013 at 22:47

Hello everyone! Where would you go in Thailand for new years? ...

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Koh Samet update?

Posted by Hbuttemer on 13/10/2013 at 12:12

Anyone been to Koh Samet lately? We are an older couple about to begin a six month backpack exploration of SEA. We have scheduled rabies vaccinations at the Thai Travel Clinic in Bangkok beginning on November 1. Our plans at this point are to spend four days in Bangkok and then escape to a nearby beach for a few days before returning to Bangkok for the second rabies shot on November 8. Is Koh Samet a reasonable option at this point? It's hard to find an update on conditions there since the oil s ...

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Viewed 28,376 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 14/10/2013 at 21:36

to book or not to book

Posted by ricardo4 on 10/10/2013 at 06:21

Im going to be going to thailand for basicaly the month of feb, i shall be going to bangkok for a few days, then ayuttaya, kanchanburi then down to krabi and koh lanta, do you think i need to book hotels in advance or should it be fine to play it by ear and see whats available when im their? Thanks in advance Rich ...

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Weather & impact in Thailand, next week & November

Posted by somanights on 10/10/2013 at 14:21

Hi all Myself and my partner are flying to Bangkok on Monday, starting a 6 month backpacking scoot around SE Asia, planning to head North towards Laos (after reading your excellent general weather pages). I've read what I can about flooding there at the minute, but am unclear - so can anyone tell me please: 1 - which parts of the country north of bangkok are hit by flooding? 2 - how this can effect getting around by road or rail, and picking somewhere to stay? Never been backpacking or to SE ...

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Where's best to stay in bangkok for first time solo traveler (hostels where mainly solo backpacke

Posted by Paddy1888 on 10/10/2013 at 04:36

I'm traveling to thiland in November for 7 weeks this is my first time backpacking and I'm going solo would anyone no any good hostels where solo backpackers stay I'm 35 male from Ireland (KSR bit to mad for my first couple of nights)thanks ...

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what to do in Udon Thani with 1/2 day?

Posted by boleslav on 11/10/2013 at 16:04

We will have an after noon fee in Udon Thani and are looking for some suggestions on what can we do there. Will arrive from Vientanne in the morning and fly the next morning out. I came across a name of Phu Prabat, but it is not listed on Trip advisor, so would you recommend to visit, how far is it from Udon Thani and how to get there and back? What would you suggest we can see in Udon, or do for half a day, we are not into shopping. If we would like to try local Isaan cuisine, what dish do ...

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renting a condo in bkk near skytrain 1 or 2 month, how to do it?

Posted by catweazle on 27/9/2013 at 05:50

arrived in bkk and now im looking for apartments/condos to rent for one or two month close to skytrain! i can manage 10000 baht (less could work too) rent a month and yes, there are many options, but i don´t know the steps. somebody told me there is one central website, where you should start looking for offers, but i don´t know the domain. the whole process seems to me very intimidating, sitting here at khao sarn and not knowing the first steps. i googled it and there are too many of th ...

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Islands to visit from Khao Sok N.P. (Thailand)

Posted by caseyprich on 9/10/2013 at 22:58

So - I've got my usual Chinese New Year holiday coming up (3 weeks) and a friend who started working at my school has never been to Thailand. I'm going to put on hold plans to travel to Burma or another trip to Laos and we were considering a flight into BKK and travel down to Khao Sok National Park and then from there hit up an area for beaches. Questions as follows, I read LeonardC talk about how nice Ko Hong is, anyone have anythoughts about the place? Can you get there via Krabi or P ...

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New border crossing in Chiang Dao district planned

Posted by Captain_Bob on 10/10/2013 at 02:40

"Chiang Mai Getting Ready to Open Kiw Pa Wok Border Crossing to Burma in Chang Dao" It's 120 km due north of Chiang Mai, so border-hoppers might go up and back in a day or stop over at Chiang Dao, Doi Angkhang, Mae Ai, Thaton, etc. See a lonely but beautiful corner of the far north. Chiang Mai City News Google map ...

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3 weeks in thailand in February

Posted by Natb502 on 22/9/2013 at 07:32

Hi. I was wondering whether anyone could give me any advice about my planned itinerary for my boyfriend and I next February ( I've never been to thailand or really travelling) : 4 nights/5 days in Bangkok including day trip to Ayutthaya Then fly to Chang Mai and stay for 5 nights ( including thai cookery course, elephants etc) Then fly to Phuket and then this is where I'm not sure what to do with the next 9 days..... I'm been religiously reading blogs/guides/ posts about recommendations for ...

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going to Thiland from 15 Nov till 23 Nov 2013

Posted by mrpower on 9/10/2013 at 04:17

Me & my friend booked for going to Thiland on Nov 2013 the plan will be to phuket 5 days ,,, from 15 NOV till 20 NOV . & To pattaya 3 days ,,, from 20 Nov till 23 Nov . We are looking for couple of girls or one to join us . Plz add & msg me on facebook my email is : ...

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Ko Lanta or Khao Sok with kids?

Posted by kseybold on 8/10/2013 at 17:54

I am traveling to Thailand with my husband and our two kids ages 7 &9. We are staying in Phuket for about 5 days (Surin Beach), and then have 4-5 more days that we are trying to decide between going to Khao Sok for some jungle adventure, or Ko Lanta for some more beach time and tying in activities like treks, snorkelling, fishing village etc. Originally we were going to skip Phuket and go straight to Ko Lanta, but have been offered accommodation with friends at a fairly nice place at n ...

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Viewed 1,377 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 8/10/2013 at 21:19

Returning home to winter

Posted by tolstoy on 6/10/2013 at 12:23

Not really a major issue but I'm wondering how people cope with returning to a place like England at the start of February as I will after three months in a hot country? Are their cheap options for picking up winter style clothes before heading home? ...

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