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HELP...Thailand itinerary with young kids

Posted by Dorothy on 13/8/2013 at 17:23

Hi, I'm a first timer to Thailand planning to spend a month there this November with my husband and 2 kids (4 & 2). I'd be really grateful of any itinerary advice, tips on what to see, where to stay, places to eat and how to get about. We'll be flying into Bangkok from the UK and then hoping to get a no frills flight to Australia from Thailand. We'd like to spend some time in Bangkok when we first arrive. Then we'd like to spend some time in the mountains/jungle. With such young kids we won ...

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phuket to krabi by boat

Posted by caymansplash on 16/8/2013 at 11:03

hi all. as per title, looking for any advise on getting from patong beach, phuket to ao nang, krabi by boat. as i understand it all of the tour operators can arrange this. does anyone know of the cost or the times they run. thanks ...

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Viewed 1,130 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 16/8/2013 at 11:31

Expired Antibiotics Sold in Pai

Posted by travelfisher on 15/8/2013 at 06:40

Hi there, for your information: Drugstore next to Duang restaurant and Government Savings Bank office in Pai - it's "main corner" of "walking street" there, bank has pink board- sells expired antibiotic (Dicloxilin in my case, expired Dicloxilin can cause kidney damage)- expiry date is 20.02.13, so it's been 6 month since it actually expired. I was stupid enough to trust "pharmacist" there, so it came out after I took a course that didn't work, and came back to ge ...

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Viewed 1,873 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by travelfisher on 15/8/2013 at 20:44

don mueang airport to ksr cost?

Posted by caymansplash on 15/8/2013 at 05:36

hi all, long time reader but have another account and cant remember log in details so not a total newbie. as per the title, does anyone have any idea on the cost of a taxi from don mueang airport to around ksr on a saturday early/mid afternoon thanks for any and all comments enjoy s.e.a ...

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Viewed 1,502 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 15/8/2013 at 20:03

1 week in Thailand Islands

Posted by Islandseeker on 10/8/2013 at 08:13

My partner and I are flying into and out of Phuket in the middle of October. We have 7 days in the area. We are quite keen to escape the crowds of Phuket and head to a couple of islands close by. We are looking for some nice beaches, in the hope we will get sunny breaks. We are in our 30s and looking for a place to chill and to avoid the party scene, but not to be the only tourists in the area. We are looking at breaking the 7 days up over a couple of different places. Any suggestions? ...

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paradise lost

Posted by pad_thai on 23/7/2013 at 13:53

what is the most 'off the beaten track' island (or beach) you have visited in Thailand. I love Thailand, I've been a couple times. I like mellow and slow - not full moon party. I've been to a few islands in Thailand (Ko Chang, Ko Tao, Ko Samet) I've also visited Ton Sai. I loved all of these places probably Ton Sai the best but I'd love to know if there are any more obscure beach/island spots I could (should visit). Thanks! ...

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3-month SEA itinerary - please critique

Posted by adaminasia on 7/8/2013 at 00:02

Hi, I am taking a 3-month solo trip from September through November to Southeast Asia, leaving in just a few weeks. This is my first time going and I am really excited! Travelfish has been super helpful to see other people's itineraries and learn more about the area, so thanks to this community! I'm hoping for a life changing / building new perspectives type of experience. Not sure whether/if I'll make it back to this region so I've packed in a lot. I'd love to get your thoughts on my itin ...

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Live aboard Phuket

Posted by boaby on 7/8/2013 at 17:04

I would like to do a live aboard from Phuket. With view to doing Burma banks Any recommendations ? Safe travels boaby ...

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Critique the Itinerary- do I have time to do more?

Posted by Sidiki on 7/8/2013 at 00:18

Hey Travelfish Friends! I've seen some itinerary critiques before and I was hoping you guys could do it for me? I'll be traveling in SE Asia for the first time next year with my girlfriend. We plan on being in Thailand for 3 weeks. Psychology of the trip: we'll be coming right out of our Peace Corps services, so there will probably be conflicts between wanting to experience "genuine" Thailand and wanting to experience "vacation" Thailand after having been genuine for two ye ...

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Food in Southeast Asia!!!

Posted by cdnexplorer on 7/1/2010 at 07:34

I'm leaving in a little over 6 weeks for a 6 month tour of SEA. Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and shorter stops in the Philippines and Bali. What are some 'must have' dishes from each respective region? I understand that everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but if people could jot down 4-5 from each region it would be appreciated. I've always wondered why there isn't a 'food' subcategory in the forums - but I suppose you can't cover every base. ...

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Ko phi phi or Ko tao

Posted by hacohenamit on 16/7/2013 at 04:49

Hello, Im heading with few friends to southern Thailand on the 11 of September, I have doubts rather i should visit phi phi island before Im heading to Phangan, or instead visit Ko tao. what are the differences between the night life of those two islands?. the original plan was to land in bgk travel to phi phi for 4 days and then heading to Phangan. Thanks. ...

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Oil spill hits Samet Islands Ao Phrao area?

Posted by exacto on 29/7/2013 at 13:55

Does anyone have first-hand information on the oil spill washing up on Samet Island? The news report I saw said the oil was hitting the Ao Phrao area on the west coast. Is it impacting the popular beaches on the east coast as well? Either way, bummer. ...

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Critique my Thailand itinerary!

Posted by TorontoJay on 1/8/2013 at 22:59

Hi all, I've spent some time reading this forum and I finally decided to register and post my itinerary for a trip I am taking this fall to Thailand. I hope I can get some good suggestions/advice from you fine folks here First, some basic facts: Travelling with my GF, we are both Canadian 30-somethings and it's our first time in Thailand. We're both looking to have a "comfortable" holiday, i.e. we are not backpackers. Here's what I have so far: Sept. 26th: Midnight arrival at BKK ...

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Viewed 2,257 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by gregmccann1 on 5/8/2013 at 00:44

TIGER TEMPLE UPDATE PLEASE

Posted by razztravel on 22/7/2013 at 11:02

July 2013 A major highlight in my family's upcoming visit to Thailand in November 2013 was to be a visit to the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi. I am bitterly disappointed at all of the negative posts that detail dreadful living conditions for these and other animals and mistreatment of the tigers, written by visitors and significantly by traveling volunteers who have worked at the property and "see it all" while there. One thing though, most of the posts are years old and I would like t ...

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Best buddy and I in thailand for a month

Posted by Jralph on 30/7/2013 at 21:33

I would like to start off by letting anyone who wants to help me out know that im not a sex tourist so i dont care where the best whore houses are. I am 23 and am looking for an adventure and Im looking for advice on a good itinerary based on my time and money. Im looking to spend 2000 to 2500 (canadian) and im going for a month with my friend who is looking to spend 3000. Rowdy crowd or not it doesnt matter to me, a good time is a good time. I would also like to take a trip down that river in l ...

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Viewed 2,570 times, with 33 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 3/8/2013 at 00:21

The Atlantic Gallery - Koh Samet Oil Spill

Posted by Tilapia on 2/8/2013 at 07:10

Everything we didn't want to see ... http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/07/oil-spill-blackens-thai-island-beaches/100564/?utm_source=Atlantic+Media&&utm_term=0_f2eeb0a9f3-9471034252-310354198 ...

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Bangkok from 1-9 of Oct needs help !

Posted by tantan on 24/7/2013 at 03:57

Hello all, Me and my wife are doing our first backpacking in Bangkok and need some help for the itinerary would be much appreciate.We'll landing Don Mueng airport,my plan is to Khao San road and the interesting places near by....Samut Songkhram,Maeklong train market,Kanchanaburi....... If anyone doing the same plan are most welcome to join together. Thanks and Regards, tt ...

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Itinerary help

Posted by Zach on 1/8/2013 at 10:35

Hi there! My girlfriend and I are traveling to Thailand this coming February and it would be of great help if anyone could give some advice as to where to go. We will travel for 2 - 3 weeks on a student's budget, however would like to splurge for a few nights in a beach resort. Despite us both being active individuals, we would like the holiday to be relaxing and largely beach based. I know there's a LOT to do and see in Thailand, however I've always preferred spending at least a few days in ...

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Viewed 1,145 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 1/8/2013 at 11:12

month on the beach in the fall

Posted by gregatsea on 28/7/2013 at 21:28

Hey All, I'm looking for one maybe two people to travel with from the states to Thailand, and basically sit on the beach for a month. I'm flexible on dates but sometime in the fall. Nothing too fancy, a cheap vrbo rental or something for a homebase should do. I've travelled extensively in Europe and the Caribbean/Latin America, just looking for a change of scenery. I want to visit a school friend in Bangkok at some point but other than that, lead the way if you like. Me - mid 30's mariner w ...

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Viewed 1,305 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 29/7/2013 at 07:42

Is traveling Southern Thailand/Malaysia in September a bad idea due to rainy season?

Posted by adaminasia on 22/7/2013 at 23:32

Hi - If you are in the area or have been I'd love your advice! I'll be starting a 3-month solo trip through southeast Asia starting in early September. My flight gets into Singapore, and I was originally planning on taking a flight from Singapore to Bangkok to do Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos, but have recently thinking that as long as I'm in Singapore it may be worth trekking overland through Malaysia and southern Thailand to get to Bangkok. Do you have thoughts? I think it would be a fun ...

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Viewed 2,838 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by adaminasia on 27/7/2013 at 10:20


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