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Multiple entry Thailand

Posted by FFfietsen on 31/8/2019 at 15:57

Hi, I read you can only travel overland to Thailand twice a calendar year (more often by plane). Is this is correct? And are authorities strict on this? We'll be cycling through SE Asia for 4 months and will cross the Thai Border overland for at least 3, maybe 4 times ...

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Reservations for the Koh Chang/Koh Kood ferries/boats?

Posted by Harry05 on 18/8/2019 at 19:21

Preparing my next trip I would like to go to Koh Changand Koh Kood (and then back to Trat), probably in the beginning of februarynext year. Would it be necessary to make a reservation in advance or can I justshow up and by a ticket (just me with my backpack, no car or bike)? Thanks answering in advance. Harry ...

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Umphang to Thi Lor Su waterfall

Posted by gatoguts on 5/8/2019 at 00:26

Does anyone know how much a car and driver would cost from umphang town to thi lor su waterfall and back to town? ...

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Travel options between Khao Lak and Ban Krut or Prachuap Khiri Khan

Posted by pzakus on 4/7/2019 at 02:48

Hi: We are going to Khao Lak and then to either Ban Krut or Prachuap Khiri Khan. How does one travel between these cities? Thanks. ...

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Ban Krut versus Bang Saphan

Posted by pzakus on 8/6/2019 at 20:56

Hi: Both of these sound pretty laid back. Any comments on either or both would be appreciated. ...

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Avoid Moonhut Bungalows on Koh Samui

Posted by HarleyRiley on 1/7/2019 at 07:44

Recommending that people avoid moonhut bungalows on Koh Samui. Based on travelfish reviews I booked the AC bungalow. Arrived to find out the AC doesn’t work. Staff aren’t really helpful to resolve the issue; three hours later all they offered me is a bungalow with a door that doesn’t lock. So unless you want to sweat to death or get raped and murdered in your sleep, I would pass on moonhut. ...

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Ferry from Chumphon to Koh Phangan.

Posted by CathJones on 27/5/2019 at 13:35

Hello, We want to get the ferry from Chumphon to Koh Phangan to arrive on the 26th July. I think the best option for us is the early morning ferry, but we are also considering a night crossing. Anyone have any advice or recommendations please ? How far in advance should we book our tickets ? Is it cheaper to book with a tour agent in Thailand rather than on line? If we go for the early morning crossing, is there a guest house close by that anyone could recommend please? Thank you , Cath ...

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Spa recommendations for Bangkok, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samui?

Posted by HarleyRiley on 19/5/2019 at 14:55

In addition to checking out thai massage, I also wanted to splurge occasionally on spa days with aromatherapy, body scrubs, etc. Does anyone have recommendations for good but not too pricey spas in Bangkok, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samui? Thanks! ...

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Staying in Hostel Dorms - how much is age a factor?

Posted by exacto on 13/4/2019 at 04:01

The recent post for Ban Rim Nam Hostel near the Phun Phin train station got me thinking about staying in dorm-style hostel accommodation again. I did this a great deal when I was younger, particularly in places like Australia and the United States, but not so much in Thailand, as it wasn't as common an option back then. When I was in my 30's and 40's, I sometimes (but not always) felt made unwelcome by the 20-somethings staying in the dorm rooms, which made me self conscious about it. Now that ...

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3 pairs of kids togs left in Chiang Mai

Posted by goodmclean on 25/4/2019 at 04:46

Hi, we have left some clothing at our guesthouse (Manee house) in Chiang Mai , they will not send them to us. Is there anyone going to Chiang Mai who would be willing to pick the items up (3 pairs of kids togs). We are in no rush, but would like them back eventually as they were birthday presents. We are happy to pay the postage to Brisbane, Australia. Thanks in advance. Any help appreciated. ...

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Krabi and surrounding islands in July ?

Posted by CathJones on 18/4/2019 at 11:14

I’m travelling in Thailand with my husband and teenage daughters for 3 weeks in July/ August. We’d like to spend 3/4 days in Krabi, on or around Railey beach and perhaps head off to some of the islands in that area. I’m a bit concerned about the weather. I would expect downpours as it’s the rainy season, but are the showers short-lived in the main and will there be enough sun to make the most of the lovely beaches? My friend went to Phuket last August and the weather was glorious the ...

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Driving a 4 wheeled vehicle in Thailand....

Posted by khunwilco on 20/4/2019 at 14:59

Driving in Thailand - perception versus reality... ““Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” Foreigners who drive in Thailand frequently turn on the vitriol when it comes to talking about their fellow roads users...automatically excluding themselves from the equation and concomitantly implying that their driving skills are far superior to those of any Thai people..... Self-perception suggests that they are the ...

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New guest house in Phun Phin, near Surat Thani train station

Posted by tilosettmacher on 26/3/2019 at 04:48

Ban Rim Nam is a new, modern hostel style of guest house, offering a dorm and family rooms on affordable prizing. The rooms are airconditioned, for which you need the thick duvets offered. Space is limited, and the location at the river can not promise a quiet night. but their river terrace snack bar is a perfect place to relax in this charmy small town, if you want to spend a night between train and bus and ferry and not stay at the provincial capital. More information on their web presence and ...

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Bamboo Bay Resort - Ko Lanta - Closed

Posted by mtbakerstu on 6/11/2018 at 03:59

Just a quick word to TravelFish admins that I booked at Bamboo Bay Resort in Ko Lanta for December earlier this year. Just received word via Booking.com that Bamboo Bay has closed their business. I see Bamboo Bay as a reviewed and recommended resort in your reviews for Ko Lanta, so thought I would mention it here. Now in search of another place to stay in Ko Lanta in December.... Happy Travels. Mtbakerstu ...

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Update on Ko Jum

Posted by antoniamitchell on 13/12/2018 at 01:09

Having recently (Dec 2018) having returned from my second trip to Ko Jum (first was Dec 2016), I wanted to share a few updates. The island hasn't changed much since my last visit. There is a little bit of new development around the top end of the long beach (the Golden Pearl section) – I saw a new small bungalow development going in between Golden Pearl Beach Resort and Season Bungalow. I also noticed a new coin-operated laundrette opposite Season Bungalows, and a couple of new houses. But ...

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Dentist recommendations in Chiang Mai

Posted by JKretzer on 20/8/2018 at 23:24

Hello I will be in Chiang Mai for about a month and would like to get some dental work done. Teeth cleaning, a crown and one filling. Does anyone recommend any clinic or dentist? Does anyone know the average cost for the work? Thanks ...

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Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai

Posted by mtbakerstu on 20/11/2018 at 10:45

So I'm headed to Chiang Mai next month. Told my dad, who said that he found Chiang Mai boring??? LOL. I'm not sure he knew how to hit it. He did suggest that Chiang Rai is a more compelling place to go, though when he went it was on a travel restriction advisory of some sort, so he didn't get there. Was wondering: 1. Is Chiang Rai an easy travel reach from Chiang Mai, (which will be my home base). If so, how far in time to travel? 2. Is Chiang Rai safe and worthwhil ...

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Ko Rok closes to camping?

Posted by mtnmichelle on 17/11/2018 at 05:03

Hey all, I’m on Koh Lanta staying at Kantiang Beach and we tried to arrange a transfer to Koh Rok to camp at the national park for a few nights and several different travel agencies told us that camping there is no longer allowed. Not sure if that is actually the case, we were unable to clarify whether that just meant until the busier season but one travel agent said it is closed due to trash like Maya Bay. If anyone has any insight that’d be appreciated. Koh Lanta is nice but we are more l ...

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3.5 days in Chiang Mai - What to do

Posted by Pb2484 on 15/11/2018 at 04:10

I'm having some dental work done and have about 3 and a half days where we can explore the city and get away overnight if there is somewhere special to go. I have a bike licence and can rent a scooter. We prefer the non beaten track. After Chiang Mai we are heading to Chiang Rai for a couple of days and over to Nth Laos for a few weeks. Any suggestions please? Thanks, Pete ...

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What other interesting events are in southern Thailand?

Posted by jimby on 6/11/2018 at 11:19

I went to Koh Pha Ngan recently and did the full moon party. It was cool but I don't think I can do that again. Is there any other cool events in southern Thailand that's worth checking out? ...

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