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Sth thailand floods

Posted by Pamanderson on 15/1/2017 at 18:25

we are travelling to kho ngai begining of feb for a few days of r&r after other travels. Have booked at kho ngai but wonderering whats happening with floods. I know the trang river is still very swollen and heard ferrys were having to get through 3/4 metre waves even on the west coast. Has anyone taken a long boat or ferry recently and how was it. Im not great on the water and so not so good with bumpy rides. Any idea how long the ferry would take from port outside trang. Thanks Thanks ...

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Camelia Resort, Kanchanaburi

Posted by Herbie47 on 16/1/2017 at 07:13

This is in the TF guide but read on google it now permanently closed. Reviews were bad anyway. Just shows how quick some places seem to change. Anyway if anyone can confirm this is closed then the guide can be amended. ...

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What Island should we stay on in Thailand after Bangkok?

Posted by adanma92 on 13/1/2017 at 12:20

Hi, my boyfriend and I (in our mid-twenties) will be going to Thailand in April for the first time, for 2 weeks. We are spending 3 days in Bangkok and want to spend the rest of the holiday relaxing and exploring one of the Islands. I was going to do Phuket but have read so many discouraging things about it online. Should we fly to Krabi instead or the Phi Phi Islands? I'm having a really hard time deciding, any help or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks! ...

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Booking hotels well in advance

Posted by NamManao on 10/1/2017 at 18:25

Sorry... already asked and answered, I just realized! ...

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Family Accommodation in Kanchanaburi

Posted by goodmclean on 13/12/2016 at 03:44

First time users of the forum. We are a family of 5 (kids 9, 7, 5) looking for family friendly accommodation in Kanchanaburi around the beginning/middle of March 2017. We are travelling in the backpacker/flashpacker range, but are hoping to get accommodation with a swimming pool and be in a great location as we are keen to walk most places. We don't mind the backpacker scene, but we don't want to be next to a pub with music blaring until 2am! Does anyone have any good suggestions? ...

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Diving Schools for Young Teens

Posted by BaliThai on 28/12/2016 at 17:35

I am traveling to Koh Tao in June, 2017 with my two daughters who will be 12 and 15 at that time. We are looking into getting our PADI open water certifications while in Koh Tao, and we hoped someone had good recommendations (preferably based on personal experience) for dive schools that are particularly good with young teens. We've looked at the articles on TravelFish related to diving on Koh Tao, and we'd also love hearing from people's experiences, good, bad, otherwise with the various dive ...

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Need a recommended dentist - broke a tooth or to have stitches removed

Posted by tlm44 on 3/12/2008 at 12:20

I met a man on the plane who recommened a place here called dental land - near amari racome... or something like that.... I am staying at the Smile GH - fairly central and need this fixed asap.... it hurts.... also if any one has suggestions for a Dr that would be great as well. GH says to check out hospital..... Now if renting a bike make sure the back brakes works and wish you were really drunk cuz then it would be far less embarassing.... (It is a back tooth at least....) anyo ...

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From Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport to Ayutthaya

Posted by Sonialib on 28/12/2016 at 06:01

Hi guys, we're going to Thailand on february, I'd like to know if it is possible going from Bangkok international airport to Ayutthaya? By train or by bus ? Thanks ...

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Latest news on visiting Preah Vihear from the Thai side

Posted by Sknew on 7/1/2017 at 20:05

Hi all. Is it possible by now to visit Preah Vihear from, say, Ubon? I'll be in the area and would like to visit if possible. Anyone here have current, accurate info? ...

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Help needed with forgotten teddy in khao sok national park

Posted by spoonz on 27/12/2016 at 22:14

Our daughter left her beloved teddy bear at the hotel in khao sok. Staff have kept it but its complicated to get it to us in bangkok. Is anyone leaving khao sok to bangkok? The teddy bear is at tree tops river huts, right at entrance to national park. We will be in bangkok until morning of 31st. Other option is if someone could post form somewhere and we can refund you postage ( and reward). This bear has been all over the world for 7 years with my daughter so much missed. Thank you. Another op ...

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Changing money

Posted by Sarahkpd on 24/10/2016 at 05:49

Hi, Just wondering if i would get a better conversion rate changing money in the UK before I arrive in Thailand or after I arrive? I read a thread on trip advisor that said the best rates could be obtained in the airport when you arrive, but this goes completely against what I'd normally do for other countries? ...

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How does this itinerary sound?

Posted by Sknew on 20/10/2016 at 18:45

I'll be back in Thailand this February. I am mainly interested in art and architecture, and this will be my third trip. So, my itinerary is a bit unconventional. Arrive Sunday in Bangkok, stay Sunday and Monday, Monday devoted to a day trip to Ayuttaya. Tuesday bus to Kampaeng Phet, staying two nights. Thursday bus to Sukhothai, staying for two nights. Both days to be used for Si Satchanalai. Saturday bus to Lampang , for two nights. On day two I'll probably do a day trip to Chiang Mai for ...

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Posted by theburningheart on 18/12/2016 at 21:10

Hello all, I will be traveling into Thailand at the end of April, early may and I'm looking for a Wat to practice meditation. Either Chiang Mai or any of the beach areas is what I would prefer. I don't know much about the process. I believe that I would like to stay between a week and a month depending on the situation. This is my first post on the topic so I really don't know what questions to ask so any answers or directions would be greatly appreciated. Jason ...

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How much pre-booking do I need to do for a March trip?

Posted by NamManao on 25/12/2016 at 15:35

Hi all, I'm no newbie as I've been to Thailand four times, but I haven't been there since 2003. I'm looking at going in March 2017, but am wondering whether I can still "wing it" on the accommodations and domestic flights the way I have always done there in the past. That is to say, not pre-booking any hotel rooms (or flights, or anything else from the US before leaving) and just waiting until I'm there to survey the situation and choose suitable things from what's available. I've nev ...

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Free Thai Visa from Dec to Feb.

Posted by altmtl on 23/12/2016 at 03:08

Hi, Much to my surprize today I got a free Thai visa for a single entry at the Bangkok consulate ...

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New Limit on Visa-exempt Entries at Land Borders

Posted by Captain_Bob on 17/12/2016 at 06:33

"Only 2 Visa Exempt Entries At Border Crossings Per Calendar Year Effective Dec 31st" Article here... ...

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Any experiences with Koh Tarutao and Koh Adang?

Posted by pedahlen on 10/12/2016 at 17:12

Hello! We are going to Thailand i February, and we would like to visit either Koh Tarutao or Koh Adang, but we don't know, which of the two islands that is the best? We are travelling with our 4 children in the age of 1½-11 years, so it won't be easy for us to do long walks or biking... We would like to see some beautiful nature and hopefully some exotic animals, so is there anybody who has visited one or both of the islands, and can tell us, which island they would recommend? Or is it ju ...

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My Time in Thailand

Posted by Gageman on 16/12/2016 at 01:44

I've been living in Thailand for a bit now traveling and have been filming a lot of my time here. Just wanted to get peoples opinions on some of my videos. Here's an example of one of my vids, let me know what you think and if you have any questions about where I have visited! Weekend in Krabi: Check my channel for more videos of my travels in Thailand! Feel free to like, share, and comment as well! ...

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What do you think of my final itinerary?

Posted by leftfield on 7/12/2016 at 18:58

22 Arrive in Bangkok at lunch time 23 Bangkok 24 Fly to Krabi. Transfer to Phi Phi 25 Phi Phi 26 Phi Phi 27 Morning flight to Siem Reap. 28 Siem Reap 29 Siem Reap 30 Siem Reap. Evening flight to Bangkok 31 Bangkok 01 Bangkok 02 Depart home Total: 4 nights BKK, 4 nights Siem Reap, 3 nights Phi Phi Do you think it's fine or too rushed? ...

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Reduced Koh Wai speedboat service

Posted by jps9122 on 8/12/2016 at 11:29

Hello to all. Has anybody travelled to Koh Wai lately? We're travelling there next month & have been advised that the speedboat service from Laem Ngop Pier has been reduced to one boat per day departing at 11.30am due to storm damage. As a result of the reduction in service it is now impossible to travel there in one day from Bangkok. Has anybody any experience of reaching the island by any other means, longtail hire from Koh Chang for example? I have attempted to contact the resort but to n ...

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