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SE ASIA FOR OVER 60'S

Posted by Jay7777 on 10/10/2017 at 04:49

Hi, I am an 63 year old, and would love to back-pack across Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. However, accepting the limitations posed, I have decided that it may be easier to join a tour group. I would like to spend 2 months on tour, mainly cultural, with good amenities, tour guides, organized, with visas etc If you have done this type of trip, please recommend, the Tour company and any other advise, will be much appreciated. ...

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Thailand travel itinerary in May?

Posted by Monica07 on 21/1/2018 at 05:48

Hello! I'm new here and hoping for some advice on Thailand in May - We have two weeks from 6th to 21st and are flying into and out of Bangkok. From what I've read of the weather we are best to completely avoid the south west and head straight for the south east? Any advice or confirmation of this would be greatly appreciated, as I was looking forward to seeing Phuket/Krabi/Phi Phi islands but if we're going all that way I don't want to be uncomfortable the whole time. If Koh Samui/Koh Phanga ...

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Viewed 740 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 25/1/2018 at 00:39

Update on buses from Phuket airport to Phuket Town

Posted by antoniamitchell on 16/1/2018 at 18:23

Hi everyone, Just a quick update on my recent experience of the buses and mini buses from Phuket airport into Phuket Town . Although the mini bus desks all still list Phuket Town as a destination, none of them will sell you a ticket to Phuket town. I was variously told no buses went to Phuket town and I should take a taxi; that the buses did go but I'd missed the last one for the day so I should take a taxi; that the buses did go but only once every 3 hours so I should take a taxi; etc. ...

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Viewed 661 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 17/1/2018 at 17:12

Travel with DSLR camera?

Posted by fleet114 on 4/12/2017 at 11:53

Hi - I'm about to leave from the US on a 3 week solo-backpacking trip to Thailand. My itinerary will look like this: Bangkok>Krabi>Railay>Koh Lanta>Khao Sok>Chiang Mai>Bangkok I plan to stay in flashpacker style hotels and guest houses for most of the trip. Should I plan to travel with my DSLR camera or should I live with taking pictures from my iPhone? I plan to do a good bit of hiking and adventuring on my trip. I'm not concerned bringing the camera hiking with me as ...

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Viewed 1,676 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Tennouji on 17/1/2018 at 04:14

Palmy Home in Ranong

Posted by corihiggins on 1/12/2017 at 08:29

The review of the Palmy Family Guesthouse in Ranong was so so about the food there and suggested eating next door. I was surprised to find that there was a new Japanese restaurant serving authentic food right at the Palmy front door. After traveling through Thailand for most of the month it was a real treat to have an alternative to the usual Thai food I’ve been eating. It’s reasonably priced, clean, and the owner obviously has been trained in Japan, he’s doing a really good job with au ...

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From Phuket airport to Koh Jum

Posted by Annammeer on 24/11/2017 at 06:37

hey guys, I will land in Phuket on 12. 2.with my 4 year old daughter and we have 2days to get to Koh Jum. As far as I found out,we need to travel to Krabi and catch a boat, right? Or are there shortcuts? As it is her first long flight and her first time in thailand I thought to chill down and stay for 1 or 2 nights at a place close to the airport or direction to Krabi. Can anyone recommend a nice place to stay? Or the best way to Koh jum? Thanks a lot* Anna ...

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Things to do in northern Thailand

Posted by lohdennis on 29/12/2017 at 18:45

My wife and I (we are both in early 60's but in good general health) have spent a total of 3 weeks in Thailand in the past. 10 days in Bangkok (in two separate occasions) and the rest in Ayutayya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Now we are doing a megatrip (10 weeks starting January 17, 2018) to SE Asia flying into Bangkok. For Thailand, we plan to spend a few days in BKK then fly to Chiang Mai. Then bus to Chiang Rai as our main base to visit Mae Sai, Mae Salong, Golden Triange, and Chiang Sa ...

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Viewed 1,019 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 16/1/2018 at 15:08

Would you like fries with that?

Posted by Captain_Bob on 18/12/2017 at 23:48

It had to happen sooner or later. Ronald McDonald has landed on Phi Phi Island. Paradise lost, with cheese https://www.facebook.com/McThai/posts/10155888300617866 ...

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The state of Thailand’s beaches

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/1/2018 at 23:24

Richard Barrow has a neat summary on the appalling state of Thailand beaches—out of 390 beaches which were surveyed only 13 were awarded five stars—and there are some pretty obscure ones in the list. As Richard says: "Back in the day, Phuket and Samui may have made this list. But sadly, those days are long gone. What we have now is not sustainable tourism. It is crazy that only 3.33% of the 390 beaches assessed are deemed clean enough to deserve a five star rating. With millions more ...

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Travel Trang : Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan on MAY,2018

Posted by andrewboo on 4/1/2018 at 03:07

Travel Date : 1-May to 21-May I would like to cross check, if travel between above date, will it meet the raining season ? Or anyone have better suggestion ? Please share your experience, thanks. ...

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Viewed 611 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 4/1/2018 at 08:36

Best affordable guesthouse in Bangkok.

Posted by Cateyze9 on 15/9/2017 at 02:21

Hi, I'm looking to stay in affordable private bedroom in Bangkok. Preferably easy to get to from the airport. I arrive at 9:30 at night and am a solo female traveler, so I want to make sure I reserve a safe place. Thank you ...

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Viewed 1,540 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 19/11/2017 at 07:24

Khao Sok as a solo traveler

Posted by pobrien1902 on 17/11/2017 at 03:04

Does anyone have suggestions for a solo traveler in Khao Sok? Specifically, I’m interested in touring the lake and possibly staying the night on a floating house but would like to do so economically. I’m not crazy about the idea of taking a typical one day tour with 15 other tourists but would love to split the cost with a few other people-perhaps by hiring a boat at the pier. Is anyone there now that would be interested? Or has anyone been recently who might shed some light on what a typica ...

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Viewed 691 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by N6017J on 17/11/2017 at 06:56

Khao San Road Guide - What to do, etc.

Posted by patjk on 21/10/2017 at 20:41

Hey guys, I've been living in Bangkok for several years and put together a Khao San Road guide that I think would be useful to people visiting. http://khao-san-road.org Any feedback would be much appreciated. Works good on mobile and working on a pdf download for offline too. Thanks. ...

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Viewed 1,705 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 8/11/2017 at 00:06

Five friends looking for a cycling tour to get to know Chiang Mai

Posted by trey2993 on 4/11/2015 at 00:52

Hi to all. We are five friends from Slovenia. We already made our way into the South and now we are planning to visit the North of Thailand for a week. We are going to spend 2 days in Chiang Mai and would like to get to know the city and get some info about the cultural aspects, temples, historical landmarks etc. We are thinking a cycling tour would be the best option as chiang Mai is quite flat. Any input on cycling tours in the area? What is the best? We are looking for something not expens ...

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Viewed 7,730 times, with 49 replies. Last reply by trey2993 on 31/10/2017 at 17:38

Thi Lo Su Waterfall - restricted access.

Posted by khunwilco on 11/10/2017 at 01:12

Thi Lo Su waterfalls - Umphang Please be aware there is NO PRIVATE VEHICLE ACCESS TO THECAMPSITE ANYMORE even 4x4s - you have to pay between 2000 and 2500 baht pervehicle The official reason is " Because policy of Tak Governor,he wants the people to have income" - which seems to back up my beliefthat this is a cartel or monopoly by local businesses. Apparently the governor seems to have overlooked the factthat many people who would normally stay there now won’t come atall....dep ...

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Viewed 943 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Megaworldasia365 on 12/10/2017 at 23:44

Samut Prakan

Posted by BillGood on 25/9/2017 at 17:41

I wish to visit Erawan Museum then go to Seafood market at Pak Nam. Does this market have restaurants or just fresh seafood? Would like to have lunch there ...

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Viewed 875 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by wanderer143 on 9/10/2017 at 12:40

Uber late-night from BKK airport?

Posted by CKDexterHaven on 27/8/2017 at 09:50

Arriving too late at night to take BTS into city. ATM withdrawal at airport would be too large demoniations for metered cab drivers to make change. I do not respect Uber as a company or an employer, but is it a good alternative for a flat fee paid by credit card? An online search suggests that Uber was banned from the airport earlier this year. Accurate? Information on where to meet driver or other tips? It's my first visit to Thailand so hope to reduce stressful unknowns after 24 hours of ...

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Viewed 1,606 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 9/10/2017 at 12:36

2 weeks trang / krabi

Posted by doobieninja on 26/9/2017 at 08:52

Hi peeps I need help...as I'm very confused! After a few forum questions we decided that Dec25th we are going to fly to Krabi , straight to Ko Lanta until the morning of Jan 2nd (7 full days) then up to Railey until the evening 4th where we will return to Bangkok either that evening or the next morning. We like nature, snorkeling, mopeds, hikes and like some night life but we don't want to be mega busy party zones with no escape. Also, we need to consider where we will be for NYE. ...

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Viewed 1,725 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 9/10/2017 at 12:31

Old Skool type Islands?

Posted by JohnnyM on 7/8/2017 at 12:50

I'm looking for recommendations for "old skool" type Island - bamboo huts on the beach, decent beaches, pretty chilled etc I've been to Thailand quite a few times over the years, but not so much recently, and places change.. Last time I was there (4 years ago) I really liked *Little* Ko Chang, though it was maybe a bit too quiet and beaches weren't great. I wasn't overly keen on its neighbour Ko Phayam, which had a lot of building work going on, so it maybe even more developed now. I ...

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Viewed 3,211 times, with 14 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 9/10/2017 at 12:30

The Nan loop

Posted by Idan78 on 7/10/2017 at 03:53

Hi In 1/2018 we will do the Nan loop as described in Travelfish by Mark Ord. We are limitted by max 3 days (2 nights) 1. Does anyone know the distances for each day/section as described. 2.Any ideas how to combine also the 1148 route as it is described as one of the best motorbike toads in Thailand? Thanks Idan ...

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