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Last drinks at Cheap Charlie's......, when ?

Posted by sandyfreckle on 20/2/2017 at 05:58

If it has not already stopped trading..., can anyone tell me when Cheap Charlie's on Suk soi 11 is due to serve it's last drinks ? Regards Dr. Freckle ...

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boat/ship from bangkok to vietnam

Posted by ricardo4 on 9/3/2013 at 20:46

Is it possible to go from bangkok to vietnam direct via boat/ship? Any information would be a great help! Thank you! ...

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Treking at ko phi Phi AnTreK is hard ?

Posted by Andy25thom on 15/2/2017 at 11:23

Hi. I have book the Antrek phi phi at ko phi phi thailand but I never trek before. I don't now if it's hard Trek or not. The guy when we book online say everybody will finish if you do the first Part of the trek. Somebody have do this first part already? My friend really want do this one because they se many good review of them but I am not the treking guy. I hope I will finish lol I will tell you in one month but if someone know ? Thanks you. ...

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Ko Bulon accommodation

Posted by Bilbo1 on 14/2/2017 at 09:59

Hi, I’ll be heading to Bulon early March and was wondering ifanyone can recommend a good place to stay? I’m looking for something basic,clean and safe close to a nice beach for up to 1500 THB max with twin beds. I’ve already checked out Pansand Resort website but that starts at 1700 Baht. Also, would it be necessary to book ahead or is it safe enough for that time of year to just turn up as I’ve heard that tourism in Thailand is down this year? Cheers, Bilbo. ...

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RIP Gill Daley, co-founder of the Soi Dog Foundation

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/2/2017 at 01:57

We've just learned of the passing of Gill Daley, the English co-founder of the Soi Dog Foundation on Phuket . She was just 58. The Phuket News has a good obituary up for her and you can read our coverage of the foundation here. The official site is here. Over the years the foundation has saved thousands of animals and inspired both locals and foreigners alike to volunteer, assist, donate and even adopt animals in need. RIP Gill ...

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Ideas for 1 month in Isaan and North Thailand?

Posted by Kmcgregor1 on 30/1/2017 at 05:41

Hi there I will be in Thailand from the end of March (arrival either 30/31st into Bangkok) for 1 month and would like to visit some areas in Isaan and head north to Chiang Mai (my friends will be there 11th-18th April so i would like to see them on one of those dates. I was wondering what the best route would be for exploring Isaan over 12/14 days whilst heading up to Chiang Mai? I'm interested in temples, nature, walking, maybe couple of days in a city. Once in North Thailand I'd like to v ...

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Getting from Si Satchanalai to Lampang

Posted by Sknew on 9/2/2017 at 23:11

Can someone tell me how I get from Si Satchanalai to Lampang? Do I rejoin the bus that dropped me off from Sukhothai? Or are there songthaeows (sp) from somewhere? I don't know why I forgot to ask this question in the planning stage. I'm learning how, after all my travel experiences, Thailand manages to bewilder me. I need to travel tomorrow (Saturday)! ...

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Avoid this bus from Bangkok to Kampaeng Phet

Posted by Sknew on 7/2/2017 at 00:13

The 12:30p bus waited for 45 min past departure so far, apparently to fill more seats? There may be a way to embed a photo of the company, but I don't know it. I am beginning to think that I should just have rented a car. ...

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Visa Extension - How far in advance?

Posted by altmtl on 7/2/2017 at 07:32

Hello, I am a Canadian citizen with a single entry (2 month) visa, which I would like to extend for one month. I entered Thailand Jan.10th & would like to extend it on Feb. 15th - Is this possible? In Krabi? Thank You ...

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Trat airport to Ko Kut - transport & route?

Posted by JeremyH on 7/2/2017 at 23:23

Hi there, Been a few years since I last visited Ko Chang & some of the nearby islands. This May 17 I'm heading to Ko Kut . Are there direct boats to Ko Kut from Trat or do I have to get one from Ko Chang? Any recent knowledge/advice most welcome. Thanks, JeremyH. ...

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I have no idea how to sum this up.. haha read me.

Posted by Purplehayes on 6/2/2017 at 04:01

Hi there! I arrive in Bangkok on the 13th at 3:30pm and I will be starting my PADI course at 4:30pm the next day. My question is: Where should I stay for the first night? The way I see it there are 3 options which I have listed below. I am curious as to whether it is worth going to Bangkok for the afternoon/evening? I will return to Bangkok so there will be other opportunities. Should I go straight to Samui and spend 1 night there? I won't be back except to alight. Or just spend the night near ...

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Ko Tarutao accommodation and onward travel

Posted by Bilbo1 on 2/2/2017 at 08:50

Hi fellow travellers, I'm planning to travel from Ao Nang to Ko Tarutao on Friday February 24th for a couple of nights and was wondering if I need to book accommodation at Ao Phante Malaka beforehand or is it safe to just turn up? Also, I want to travel onward to Ko Lipe so is it possible to buy a ticket on Tarutao or do I need to buy one before getting there? Thanks in advance for any advice! Bilbo ...

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Thai railways on line booking

Posted by amnicoll on 30/1/2017 at 05:25

As from 1st Feb you can book train tickets on line at www.railway.co.th or www.thairailwayticket.com 2-60 days in advance ...

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Visiting Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai area

Posted by Sknew on 31/1/2017 at 19:37

Hi all. I planned a day trip to see, finally, Doi Suthep. But the costs of transportation seem to vary widely depending on the source. I'd prefer to hire a taxi with A/C for half a day. I'd use this for Wat Buak Krok Luang, Wat Suan Dok, and then Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Ratchawarawihan (the main attraction). Where can I negotiate this deal, and what would be fair? I really dislike songtaews, they tend to give me headaches and take forever. Note I will start this trip from Lampang. Woul ...

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Car ferry to Koh Yao Yai

Posted by MyThaiPhilip on 1/2/2017 at 07:16

Hi there, I want to bring a car to Koh Yao Yai. The car ferry information on the Yao Yai page is unfortunately out of date and no longer accurate. It is difficult in the extreme to get current information (phone numbers go unanswered, web searches turn up little, et cetera). I had a hotel owner there tell me there was a daily car ferry from Ao Nang (I assume she means the Nopparattara pier) but no one else seems to know about it and she could not provide further details. The car ferry servic ...

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Ko Kradan or Ko Libong (or both?)

Posted by maristia on 9/3/2016 at 19:14

So, we're heading to Trang from Bangkok next week, and we've read great things about both island. However, we can't decide if we should go to both, or choose one, and which one for that matter. Do you think it's worth it to visit both, or are they too similar? Thanks! ...

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Nana to airport via Makkasan: Is this cutting it too close?

Posted by NamManao on 31/1/2017 at 14:16

I've got a Thailand trip planned for March. On March 6 (a Monday morning), I would like to take the 7:10 a.m. flight to Krabi on Thai Smile from Suvarnabhumi Airport. I'll be leaving from the Nana area (Soi 11) and plan to take a cab the short 2 km distance from there to the Makkasan Station so I can take the air terminal train to the airport. Here's the thing though: I see that the first of those trains running in the morning leaves at 6:18 a.m. Information I find online says that the trai ...

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Vipassana Meditation at Wat Doi Thusep near Chiang Mai

Posted by skinny1 on 18/1/2017 at 21:11

Folks Tomorrow I will finish and check out from my 10-day course at Wat Doi Suthep. I will be in Chiang Mai for the day from about 10am. If you are interested in going to Wat Doi Suthep I can tell you about it and you can have my 10-day old white clothes and scarf (meditation uniform) for half price ($13). Email Robert at kittyandrobert1@gmail.com. RH ...

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Pai to Mae Hong Son Motorbike?

Posted by Thebutterfield on 23/1/2017 at 19:20

Hi all, I've read the related posts on taking a bus to Pai and from there renting a motorbike to get to Mae Hong Son and I am interested in doing this. However, the only issue is that I don't know if I can rent a motorcycle in Pai and then drop it off in Mae Hong Son so to take a bus on to Mae Sariang. Anyone have any tips? Thanks. ...

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3 Days in Bangkok

Posted by GratefulGypsies on 19/1/2017 at 12:41

Hey TF community! We just finished a post that was a long time in the making - 3 Days in Bangkok. Would love some feedback from Bangkok experts or fellow travelers. We didn't really like the city so much on our first visit, but after coming back quite a few times it's become our favorite in Asia. With a good plan I think you can have an amazing few days here - far too many people skip over Bangkok just to catch a plane to an island. If you ask me, sitting on a beach is only fun for a day or two ...

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