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Chiang Rai Expat Bar for USA Election Watching?

Posted by chellie99 on 4/11/2016 at 06:11

We're two Americans traveling in northern Thailand, and will be in Chiang Rai during the USA election - results should start to come in early morning on Nov. 9. We were hoping to maybe find a good ex pat bar or hotel to watch the election returns - any thoughts on what the best bets might be? Obviously, early morning is not typical bar time, but given the amount of interest in the election, maybe somewhere is opening early? If you have a suggestion of where the ex pats hang out for us to check ...

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Ko Tarutao and Ko Adang, do I need to book for early December?

Posted by AlexSEAsia on 4/11/2013 at 05:19

Hi everyone My girlfriend and I are planning to stay 3 nights on ko tarutao followed by 3 nights on ko adang from 1-6 December. Does anyone know if we should book the 2 person bungalows or will we be fine just turning up at this time? If we need to book then has anyone had experience using the online reservation system at the national park website? I tried to make a reservation but it requests payment by bank transfer as I am outside Thailand at the moment. Does it really work or is there an ...

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Viewed 2,586 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by samorrego on 4/11/2016 at 09:57

Chiang Mai Travel in March - What to expect?

Posted by goldylockz on 3/11/2016 at 10:01

Hello, I have planned to travel to Chiang Mai March 11-15th, but after reading about smoke being an issue this time of year I'm second guessing my plans. Does anyone have any experience in Chiang Mai this time of year? Is it worth a visit or should we make other plans? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 700 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 4/11/2016 at 07:26

Phrae To Chiang Khan Bus

Posted by jsmadrinan on 1/11/2016 at 01:09

Hi! Would anyone be so kind to help me find information about buses from Phrae to Chiang Khan ? Particularly the following questions. (1) Is there a direct public transport/bus going to Chiang Khan from Phrae? (2) If not, can the route Phrae-Phitsanulok-Loei-Chiang Khan be covered as a day journey by public transport/bus, probably leave Phrae 5:30AM and arrive Chiang Khan 7-8PM? (3) what's the schedule of the buses Phrae-Phitsanulok, Phitsanulok-Loei, Loei-Chiang Khan? I hope someone c ...

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Viewed 772 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 2/11/2016 at 07:32

phi phi to khao sok in 1 day ?

Posted by ChrisBee on 31/10/2016 at 09:33

Hi, My wife and I are in Thailand in January and planning to travelfrom Phi Phi to Khao sok in 1 day. I’ve been to Thailand a few times before andknow about the combined (boat/bus) tickets you can get at most travel agents. What I can’t seem to find out though is ifthis particular connection is possible, particularly in relation to the ferrygetting there in time to catch the bus/minibus leg. Has anyone done it ? Do you recommend the Phuket of Krabi route ? Thanks Chris ...

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Viewed 647 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 31/10/2016 at 19:36

6 week itinery

Posted by jbrown89 on 9/10/2016 at 06:47

Its my first time travelling to SE Asia and looking to see as much as I can. I am flying to Bangkok. I would like to go to Chaing mai and also make it down south to places such as Phi Phi. Then i was hoping to go to Cambodia to see Angkor. Does anyone know if 6 weeks is doable and does anyone have suggested route? ...

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Visa free arrival rules: are they enforced?

Posted by JeremyNicholl on 24/10/2016 at 13:22

The Thai UK embassy website says that people arriving and wanting visa free entry must have evidence of onward journey (e.g. a plane ticket to another country) and $250 in travellers cheques. I don't recall being asked when I last arrived in Thailand, but that was in the last century and I had a return ticket; this time I only have a one way ticket since I plan to travel around the region for a few months. So does anyone know if these rules are actually enforced? I don't want to arrive and get ...

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Viewed 716 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by JeremyNicholl on 30/10/2016 at 13:28

Kamphaeng Phet to Si Satchanalai

Posted by Sknew on 17/10/2016 at 17:53

Hi all. I am finding it surprisingly difficult to get basic bus information to travel from Kamphaeng Phet to Si Satchanalai. While I have visited Sukhotai before, if the only way to visit Si Satch is via Sukhotai, I will do it. But this seems burdensome. I have yet to find a decent website to get such bus routes, as they leave out the intermediate stops, and Si Satch will always be one. I notice a couple of homestays mentioned under Si Satch. While I'm not young, they should suffice for ...

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Viewed 997 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by Sknew on 23/10/2016 at 11:51

Travelling to Thailand - Which mosquito repelent do I need

Posted by psantacreuming on 14/10/2016 at 09:44

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a good and natural mosquito repellent for my Thailand trip next month. I will be in Luang prabang and Siem Reap too but mostly Thailand. I've heard that eucalyptus oil or lemon.. are more effective than the ones that contains DEEP. Can someone recommend a good one? I used Goibi brand but it's disgusting and I guess not very healthy. Thanks for your support and help. ...

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Viewed 1,099 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by Sknew on 20/10/2016 at 18:21

Travel koh samui to phukett

Posted by MelbourneMuzza on 29/8/2016 at 22:46

A 600 baht bus trip is being offered around the island for a direct trip from your hotel on koh samui to phukett. A minivan picks you up, takes you to the ferry office, you hop on a clapped out bus to the ferry terminal where you go upstairs and the bus loads onto the ferry. During this voyage THEY GO THROUGH YOUR BAGS ON THE BUS. My battery pack was taken even though it was well packed inside (my valuables were with me) After we alighted the bus shoots of to Surat thani on this bus, after a pas ...

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Viewed 934 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 20/10/2016 at 04:53

Sukhumvit area or Khao san to meet other backpackers ?

Posted by adam0702 on 13/10/2016 at 03:51

Hi guys, I've booked a flight to Bangkok mid Jan 2017 to start a 3 month long trip to SE Asia visiting Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. It's my first time backpacking and I am travelling alone. I have been searching the internet for Facebook groups and forums where I can meet other backpackers to chat with before I leave. I've came across a website which offer backpacking inductions in Bangkok. What is the best way to meet other backpackers in Bangkok? I can't really afford a ...

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Why should I visit Khon Kaen?

Posted by maesantos on 21/10/2013 at 05:34

Hello, I wonder what this place can offer for a tourist like me? Any thoughts please? ...

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Viewed 38,202 times, with 72 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 18/10/2016 at 11:18

Visa Exempt Extension Clarification (That's a mouthful!)

Posted by TropicTeaTime on 17/10/2016 at 19:00

Hello there, I was looking for a quick bit of advice on Thailands seemingly always changing visa policies. I'm thinking about planning a trip to Thailand that will be longer than 1 month, so I will presumably need something more than the 30-day by-air visa exemption. I read that you could previously get another 30-day extension once you arrive in Thailand at an immigration office, is this still the case? If that doesn't exist anymore, is it better to just make a border run part of my itinerary ...

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Viewed 553 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 18/10/2016 at 06:57

King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/10/2016 at 06:57

Multiple sources are now reporting that Thailand's Royal Palace has released a statement announcing the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IV, who was the world's longest-ruling monarch. It is near impossible to describe how highly regarded he was by many Thais and to say this is an unprecedented event in Thai history is not an overstatement. Our condolences to the Kingdom of Thailand and her people. Because of Thailand's strict lese majeste laws, there has been virtually no official dis ...

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Viewed 1,841 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 17/10/2016 at 00:50

traveling from chiang mai from bangkok

Posted by ytothelo on 12/10/2016 at 12:47

A friend and I will be in Bangkok 10/27 - 11/1/16. We want to visit Chang Mai for a few nights, what is the best way to get there and to stay? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 702 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 15/10/2016 at 05:50

Phuket to Koh Phi Phi - Ferry alternatives?

Posted by kpottermn on 12/10/2016 at 13:54

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to SE Asia in March, including 3 nights in Phuket /Koh Phi Phi. The problem is that our arrival/departure times from Phuket would seem to make it impossible to spend more than one night on Koh Phi Phi based on when we can catch a ferry back to the main island. Are there any alternatives to get across the Andaman at an earlier/later hour that won't cost an arm and a leg? What little I've seen on private speedboats suggest they're pretty pricey. ...

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Fireworks places in Bangkok-31-Dec-2016

Posted by connectingsouls on 28/9/2016 at 11:57

1. Can you pl suggest 2-3 places where one can go to see the fireworks in Bangkok? I remember seeing it (organised by govt) in front of some mall ten years ago where locals had gathered. 2. is the skytrain available after midnight? I read about taxi scams and was worried about that. Thanks connectingsouls ...

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Posted by candrajayas on 10/10/2016 at 19:19

Hi, I have been looking through net and can't find any information of how to get from Satun bus station to catch bus going to Hat Yai. We will arrive from Langkawi by ferry to Trammalang pier in Satun. Does anyone know can we catch bus to Hatyai and how much does it cost? and also schedule ? And what is the name of that bus operator..Any help would be much appreciated ...

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Viewed 1,206 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 12/10/2016 at 05:18

Where to go on the Andaman Coast?

Posted by MagsTravels on 27/9/2016 at 13:55

My husband and I are visiting Thailand and want to spend 6-7 nights on the Andaman coast at the end of October/early November 2016. We likely only have time to stay on 2 islands. Any favorites? We are looking for seclusion, and a more luxurious experience but still with lots of natural beauty and culture. Although we are only staying on 2 islands, it's possible to see more thru day trips, right? Any good day trip islands? Thanks so much! ...

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Viewed 812 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tezza on 11/10/2016 at 19:57

Phuket or Phi Phi?

Posted by MagsTravels on 28/9/2016 at 15:31

We have 4 nights and can stay in Phuket or Phi Phi. Which is a better choice? We would do a day trip to Phi Phi if we stayed on Phuket, but would it be better to stay on Phi Phi? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,132 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 11/10/2016 at 19:00

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