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money - what to take and how to change

Posted by tanglz on 6/1/2016 at 11:25

Hi Am living in France and travelling to Thailand in a few weeks. Was advised to take US$ traveller cheques but my bank or post office don't do traveller cheques!! Am taking both visa card for hotel payments and debit card for ATM withdrawls but would it be wise to take cash and use ATM if necessary? If so, can I change euros or would US$ bills be better?? ...

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How to get a cheap price for Angkong Marine Nation Park in Koh Samui island.

Posted by shadowtranvn on 10/1/2016 at 09:43

Hi guys! I have a small tip for you guys. I had been backpacking in Koh Samui on January 2016. The best thing i like in here is the islands activities. I looked around on Chaweng Beach to find a cheap tour to go Angthong Marine National Park. And they have many price, but normal price is 2000 bath. But, i got a good tour with speed boat, snorkeling, breakfast, lunch, kayaking, swimming, see the Angthong National Park view. I just told him (a man in tourist information company) give me the bes ...

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from Yao Noi to Thaleh Noi (phatthalung)

Posted by bouchatc on 7/1/2016 at 07:59

Hi, I will be in Pasai cottage in Kho Yao Noi, then need to go to thaleh noi in Phatthalung. What is the best way via public transport? I thought to take a boat to krabi thalen pier, how can i get to the bus station from there? how much would that be? then I thought to take a bus towards Hat Yai any suggestions? Many thanks Christele ...

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Recommendations for Thailand islands requested

Posted by Henrik1985 on 5/1/2016 at 14:17

Hi all, Thank youfor making this a great site and thanks to the writers for interesting posts.My girlfriend and I are going to Thailand in February and - after a couple ofdays in Bangkok – heading down south. Last year we went to Ko Lanta which wasvery relaxing and not too touristic. This year we’re planning on trying somethingelse - maybe Ko Lipe or Ko Jum. We prefer somewhere not flooded in tourists butalso a place with possible activities besides swimming and sunbathing. I guessthat ...

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Getting to ko Muk and Diving centers

Posted by woodyuk on 5/1/2016 at 00:59

Hi All I am planning on heading back to Thailand in March and have decided this time to head down south to Ko Muk as I am looking for a nice place to relax which is not too touristy. Unfortunately I only have 2 weeks this time and I am looking for the best way to get to Ko Muk from Bangkok directly or with a stop over somewhere interesting [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img] Also does anyone know of any dive schools on ko Muk as I mainly want to go Diving relax and do some thai cooking lessons. ...

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Multi-day trekking / hiking / camping trails in Thailand?

Posted by NickHope on 5/1/2016 at 00:56

Does anyone have any recommendations for long-distance trails to trek in Thailand? Most of my research brings me to commercial operations at Chiang Mai etc., but those don't really appeal, especially those that include elephant trekking, rafting etc.. We have all our own lightweight trekking and camping gear, and prefer tent camping to hammock and tarp. We'd prefer to do our own navigation and not use a guide, but we're quite happy to use a guide if the terrain is too difficult (e.g. dense ...

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Rock art paintings near Lampang

Posted by thomaswpa on 1/1/2016 at 03:34

Has anyone visited the rock art paintings near Lampang? How do I get there from Lampang? I do not have a vehichle ...

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First solo trip to Thailand in mid-June

Posted by omegatrees on 15/2/2015 at 21:17

Hi all, I'm a 22 year-old South Asian female from NY planning to travel to Thailand mid-June to mid-July. My budget is $2500-3000 max (will that be enough?). Was going to go with another friend but she cancelled SO it's a one-[wo]man wolf pack now. From the reading that I have done apparently that's not the best time to go as it's wet season and peak season for internal tourists so prices tend to be higher, but unfortunately those are the only months I have free to travel. I enjoy the outdoors ...

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Craft Beers in Thailand

Posted by randylahey on 29/12/2015 at 12:02

Beer lovers headed to Thailand can rejoice! There are quite a few craft beer places not just in Bangkok, but down south, Chiang Mai , and even Loei . From weizens to 100 IBU IPAs, you will be surprised at the variety of craft beers being brewed here. In Bangkok check out Chit Beer on Ko Kret island or Let the Boy Die which is a new bar offering exclusively Thai craft beers. Also, Soi Beer, Happy New Beer, Sandport. Info is available on Facebook. If you are in Chiang M ...

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Thai banks raise ATM fees to THB200 per withdrawal

Posted by altmtl on 9/11/2015 at 02:37

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Two week itinerary in February 2016

Posted by davidmc on 8/12/2015 at 06:21

I'm trying to work out a two week trip to Thailand starting mid-Feb next year. I arrive and depart from Bangkok. I'm a 55 year old male travelling solo this time, interested in food, culture, art and the natural environment. I've been to Thailand once before spending time in Bangkok and Koh Samui. I don't particularly want to head to the islands in the south this time. I've done a fair bit of solo travelling in India and enjoy getting around by train, so I thought I might try to do the same in T ...

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travel from bangkok airport to khao san road

Posted by heyshorty on 22/12/2013 at 11:20

hello all newbee to this site , i land in bangkok 29th december and plan to stay in khao san road (hotel already booked)for two nights befor moving down the west coast .best not nessaserily cheapest way to get there from airport ? ...

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''Secret'' Jungles and Waterfalls

Posted by eya on 22/12/2015 at 10:23

Hi, I'm desperately looking for a jungle to hike with waterfalls, that are not packed with tourists. Or a tour guide that offers cool tours for small groups, in the untouched places, far away from the ''tourist places''. thanks guys!! ...

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Itinerary Thailand,Burma,Laos,Cambodia

Posted by broy on 26/12/2015 at 12:01

Sorry if this has been covered before but I got overwhelmed searching. We will be traveling for 4-6 weeks from mid January to late Feb, after landing in Bangkok . We have spent much time in Thailand (years ago) and would like to explore Burma, Laos and Cambodia. Could folks help with an itinerary that minimizes backtracking. I expect a few days in Bangkok is advisable as jet lag will make me too dopey to focus on logistics. ...

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Shar Bay and Rocky Resort on Koh Tao

Posted by michalkos on 25/12/2015 at 11:48

Hello everyone! I want to visit Koh Tao in the end of February (20-27) to meet my friends. They will be staying in Haad Tien Beach Resort in Shark Bay. This place is out of my budget and only reasonable priced place in the area seems to be Rocky Resort. But the problem is that there is no website of this place and there is no answer from email I've found ( Anyone know how to contact them? Maybe I can email some particular travel agent on Koh Tao which can help and book i ...

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Beach hut for Jan & Feb 2016

Posted by whirledpeas on 17/12/2015 at 19:11

My ideal spot is a beach bungalow with wifi, clean, decent bathroom with hot water, a desk and chair, white sands, restaurants nearby, not touristy. Would prefer long term rental and no more than $500/month Any recommendations from previous experience greatly appreciated. . Looking at Koh Lanta and Koh Tao and Koh Phangan but open to suggestion especially is someone found a gem. I am fairly solitary by nature but like to get out and socialise occasionally to break the monotony of writing. Int ...

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Recommendation for CV25 Guesthouse in Udon Thani

Posted by DaveDur on 19/12/2015 at 06:43

I stayed at CV25 Guesthouse for a week during November 2015 and I had a great timethere. Itis actually my second visit to Udon Thani and this time I wanted to find aguesthouse which I can feel the atmosphere. This guesthouse has a big lobby andback garden. The stuff are so nice, smiling all the time and serving an hotdrink for free. This is also a greatspot right near the sisters pub and famous Nutty park! I recommend to do the booking ahead of time, because the place is full most of the ti ...

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gym in Chiang Mai

Posted by loudneighbors on 24/11/2015 at 22:02

Hey all.. Am here for the festival week and exploring the city. I thought to share a few things. Tawan Dang.. A great place with live band and performer s, drinks and food - awesome place and experience Thai style. Located between the University and Zoo area. A couple nice waterfalls and great viewing point of the city are pass tyhe zoo. A nice park at the southwest corner inside the moat. A gym for my morning boost, no hastle and cheap for day (40B) Fitness44, located across my hot ...

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Having trouble deciding which beach area to go to

Posted by chronofar on 14/12/2015 at 10:05

So I'm in Chiang Mai and want to go beach side in mid January for a week or two, and the plethora of options Thailand offers has me a bit dizzy. Let me tell you what I'm looking for, and if you have any suggestions to narrow the field down for me let me know: - Relaxed beaches not too crowded but not so far so as to be overly difficult to get to - Decent accommodation options. Would ideally like to stay in a very nice place for a few nights for up to ~$150/night USD, then for other nights fin ...

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BKK Transportation

Posted by j2016 on 20/12/2015 at 07:42

Hello, Couple of questions so to finalise some of the travel arrangement for our holidays in Thailand. @ BKK Airport tohotel on arrival: We arearriving on the 29th December at 6.55am at Bangkok, SuvarnabhumiInternational Airport Thailand. Two of us. What do youthink is the best option? Taxi straight to our hotel in khao san road area? Or Trainfrom airport and then taxi to hotel? Would the trafficbe busy into getting into BKK at that time of the morning? @ On the returnjourney, our flight on ...

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