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Just got back from 2 weeks in Thailand: Bkk to the Northern loop!

Posted by Airborne082 on 16/7/2016 at 00:41

2 days in Bkk on Khao San Road, more fit for the young drinking crowd but i had to experience it and glad i did. Walked roughly 2 miles from Khao San to Grand Palace, Wat Pho if your able, the walk is worth it. FYI- unless its a national holiday the temple IS OPEN. I had 2 different people at seperate times tell me that temple is closed. After leaving BKK took overnight sleeper cabin to Chiang Mai. I LOVED the train, well worth the baht! After a day in CM we took 3 day jungle trek to Karen tri ...

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Which island is best late July/ early August?!?!?

Posted by Maruchita13 on 12/5/2016 at 22:59

I am a 30-year-old female solo traveller. First time to Thailand. I have about a week and a half in the country before finishing up with a few days in Vietnam. Planning to see Bangkok and a few sites around there, a weekend trip to chiang Mai, and then 2-3 days on an island. I am NOT looking to party- I just want beautiful white sand beaches (no, really- I want that picture of paradise that you see in pictures- I've never really experienced a beautiful island vacation before and this is my chanc ...

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Any one travelling To Bkk

Posted by nicoglobos on 5/7/2016 at 02:48

This October Iv a twenty day Hua Hin is lovely any ideas im on backpack-asia ...

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Bouldering partner Koh Tao

Posted by Harryw21 on 2/7/2016 at 08:55

Looking for someone to come bouldering with me in Koh Tao, will be there around the 3-4th July for about a week! Whattsapp me (+44)07500111360 and/or email me ...

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Island hoping accommodation

Posted by helenclaireaz on 22/6/2016 at 03:30

Hi. Advice please for a couple of first timers hoping to take three months in Thailand. Ideally plan to arrive Bankok and stay a few days in a hotel, see some sight and get aclimatised. Ideally would like to spend a month or so in one place before moving on to the next. A beach bungalow or somewhere we can be self sufficient is the dream - buying local food and cooking it ourselves. On or walking distance to beautiful beach, we don't want party places (we're semi retired, mid fifties) but do ...

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Can you fund a trip on the go?

Posted by backpackingdreamerman on 30/5/2016 at 09:34

Hi guys, I am looking some suggestions and advice... Basically I am trying to persue my backpacking dreams asap. My last trip I got the funds together for going. This time I just want to get money for a ticket and go! Have any of you funded your trip to Thailand as you went along? I know people teach snorking and english (with the required qualifications)... unfortunately I don't possess such skills All advice welcome! ...

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Tiger Temple - dead cubs, illegal pelts, 1000 rangers.

Posted by khunwilco on 2/6/2016 at 02:40

I would never say that about wraps it up for the Teflon temple, but it looks as if finally ALL the tigers are being removed. along with the 40 dead tiger cubs found in the freezer, several other endangered species found alive and some animal pelts - including a large tiger skin. I wouldn't bother a visit - maybe some will realise how naive they have been. ...

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Trafficking at the tiger temple

Posted by khunwilco on 23/1/2016 at 18:58

If you are still, after all the negative publicity, interested in visiting the tiger temple, Kanchanaburi, please read this Nat Geo article first... ...

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Time to pass on squat loos

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/5/2016 at 04:20

"As his wife Sawittree Shooyoung would tell Thairath, that’s when she heard him scream for help and call for a rope. Entering the bathroom, Sawittree found her bleeding husband fighting with the nearly 4-meter long python. She gave him the rope as requested. Just before he passed out from loss of blood, Atthaporn grasped the serpent by its head and managed to use the rope to tie it to the bathroom door." Guess which bit of him the serpent had attached itself to. The photos. OMFG th ...

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Hotel for one month in Ekkamai (Bangkok)

Posted by LuiggiRizzo on 27/5/2016 at 05:53

Hello, I need travelers/locals advice on a hotel in Soi Ekkamai in Bangkok. I need to stay for 45 nights in a cheap hotel, as my own company pays for it. Maximum 40usd per night is my budget, better with swimming pool. Any ideas? Thank you ...

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Advice on a doctor near the Khoa San Road please

Posted by GillMum on 4/7/2010 at 13:32

Hi - My daughter's (19) travelling atm - has got lousy sore throat. She's taking an overnight bus into Bangkok and staying in Khoa San road - can anyone recommend a suitable doctor she can go and see please? She's anxious about picking one off the street and would feel much more confident if someone has used it before - Thanks - worried Mum -! ...

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How terrible is the smog in Pai right now?

Posted by samleetv on 26/4/2016 at 01:47

We are currently in Chiangmai and it's definitely hot and hazy right now. We were planning to go to Pai in 4-7 days but we worry that it may be miserable and full of smog. Can anyone there confirm or deny this? thanks! ...

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Looking for location suggestions for a few months living in one spot in SE Asia

Posted by wkistler on 11/4/2016 at 17:55

I see a lot of requests for extensive itineraries for folks looking to see it all in a month. This one is different. I'm seeking some solace for a few months to work on myself, read, meditate and become a better human, and leave wherever I go better than how I found it, in whatever way is allowed by my Visa. I could do this in the States, or anywhere really. But it's also an opportunity to see a part of the world and a culture I've never experienced before. For many of us these opportunities ...

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Best Thai destinations when pregnant

Posted by FindlayLJ2427 on 4/5/2016 at 08:09

My wife and I are looking to take a trip to Asia before we have our first child. I'm concerned that island hopping and travel between locations might not be easy with a pregnant wife but we don't want let it stand in our way. Can anyone suggest any islands/coastal locations that offer luxury accommodation but easy access. Thank you! ...

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visa for thailand- cambodia tour

Posted by asankow on 5/5/2016 at 16:31

hi , i (indian citizen ) will be traveling to thailand and cambodia next month , ill arrive at phuket airport and will apply for VOA , then after 5 days in phuket ill be traveling to bangkok and stay there for 2 more days , from there ill travel to cambodia by bus , will spend 3 days in siem reap and return back to bangkok by bus to catch my flight back to india on same night ,my whole trip will be of 13 days i have few questions related to visa 1. will my thai visa be void when i leave th ...

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Horrendous assault in Hua Hin over Songkran

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/4/2016 at 22:11

A security video emerged last night (viewer discretion advised!) of a horrendous assault on three elderly British tourists in Hua Hin in Southern Thailand. While the assault happened some time ago (over Songkran) the video has only just surfaced online. While sadly assaults like this are not uncommon in Thailand, especially by groups of young Thai guys (and is probably one of the reasons the video is being largely ignored by Thai media), this is unusual for it happening in the heart of a to ...

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Thi Lo Su Waterfall (biggest in Thailand)

Posted by DLuek on 22/4/2016 at 09:23

Heading up to Tak soon and not finding much info on visiting Thi Lo Su Waterfall out of Umphang. Anyone been? I'm especially looking for info on doing it independently. Any help appreciated. ...

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Trip to Thailand during Dece?

Posted by kidfunk on 2/5/2016 at 00:11

We are planning on visiting Thailand from the US during December with our young (6-year) daughter) for a couple of weeks. We'd like to fly into Bangkok, go to beaches for about 10 days and then fly back out out of Bangkok (3 days). Any suggestions on where to head for the beaches? We are considering Phuket, because we'd like to have a place lined up before we get to Thailand. ...

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Private market/food tour in Bangkok?

Posted by Quietlymagicallife on 30/4/2016 at 01:48

I'm looking for a private or really good small group tour of markets and food in Bangkok. Ive been touring for a month and eating amazing things at many local markets. Now i want some history and cultural information, and to be told what some of the mystery dishes are I tried Chili Paste Tour, but she is booked the only day I'm free, May 5. Any suggestions? ...

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Backpacking trip to Thailand:) HELP

Posted by daisybai on 27/4/2016 at 02:11

Hi fellow travellers, Im currently planning a backpacking trip to Thailand for approx 2months starting from December, and would like some help and advice with the itinerary. I want to visit as many places as possible (a south to north loop would be ideal!) but isn't too sure where to go and if a detailed trip can be covered in the span of 2 months? I will definitely hit up on the big backpacking spots e.g.: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai, Ko Tao etc. (was thinking of doing a diving course on Ko Ta ...

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