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Advice on Thai island hopping between April/May

Posted by Natashasusan on 21/1/2016 at 03:43

Hi all. I'm embarking on an extended backpacker trip throughout Southeast Asia following 1 week in Bali. From April 20, I'm looking to loosely plan a month of island hopping in the Thai Gulf. I've only ever visited Koh Yao Noi (twice) and this island is a must see for me, again! I am wondering the best town/route to start with. The other islands I want to visit are Ko Lipe (to make day trips across to Ko Adang), Ko Bulon Lae, Ko Muk (maybe) and Ko Jum. I'm an experienced traveller and hav ...

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Ko Phayam in May?

Posted by geo_shack on 21/1/2016 at 08:41

Hi folks. Just going to be ending a trip in Myanmar with 10 days or so relaxation in Thailand. We intend to spend a few days at Koh Sok National park then on to an Island... I realise the rainy season will be starting in May...will Ko Phayam likely be too wet to enjoy the beach around this time? (Mid may). Or would we be better off trying to find a quiet part on Ko Pha-Ngan or Ko Samui at this time of year for a few days beach bumming? No interest in partying etc. Thanks in advance for ad ...

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Ban Krut

Posted by freiburger on 8/4/2015 at 17:01

I am heading to Ban Krut end of this month for a week. I will stay at Ban Krut resort, this is already decided. But besides that, does anyone have some uptodate information on Ban Krut. I am looking especially for infomation on "bars" and restaurants since these tend to change quite fast. Any good advises out there? How about snorkling? Worth taking all the stuff or better leave it in BKK? I am going to Bali for scuba diving later on, so if there is nothing to do, it makes more sen ...

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Fee for visa on arrival to double from 1,000 baht to 2,000 baht

Posted by Captain_Bob on 19/1/2016 at 15:27

WTF? Another brick in the wall. ...

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30 y/o Solo Female in Thailand for 8 Weeks

Posted by wanderwoman22 on 12/1/2016 at 13:41

Hi All, I'm in the process of planning my first trip abroad from the Midwest USA, and I've pretty much settled on Thailand. I plan on spending eight weeks in the country beginning mid-March 2016. I'm not really interested in partying or drinking, so my main goals are to experience the outdoors (trekking, scuba diving, and beach bumming), see temples and other interesting cultural places, eat fantastic food, and take some classes on meditation and cooking. I realize that this is a very HOT ti ...

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Which Data SIM card should I get?

Posted by Bilbo1 on 14/1/2016 at 06:38

Hi everyone, I'm travelling in Thailand for 3 weeks mainly island hopping in the Andaman sea and would like to buy a data sim card to use mostly for Skype and email and make the odd domestic phone call. Can someone recommend the best SIM to get (not too expensive) that gets good coverage? I know it's possible to get SIM cards at Suvarnabhumi Airport but I arrive at 6am and have a flight from Don Muang at 10am so I'm not sure I'll be able to buy one so early in Suvarnabhumi. Is it possible ...

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from Khao Lak to Krabi Town

Posted by Baloon on 17/1/2016 at 11:35

Hi im looking cheap transport from Khao Lak to Krabi . and if someone can tell me how long this trip take ? and from where i can take this transport ? cheers ...

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Koh Lipe ATMS: Do HSBC VISA DEBIT cards WITHOUT cirrus, plus or maestro symbols work?

Posted by bnotm on 16/1/2016 at 11:01

Hi all, Can anyone tell me if they have successfully used a HSBC VISA DEBIT card without the maestro, plus or cirrus symbols on the back at the ATMs on Lipe? My banks says I should have no problems but I want to be sure of course. Many thanks in advance! ...

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Proof of onward travel from Thailand - I finally got asked...

Posted by altmtl on 13/1/2016 at 17:51

In all my years of travelling to Thailand I always had a return ticket home and usually a visa. This time I didn't get a Thai visa because I knew I was going to Indonesia before the end of my 30 day visa exemption. - my return flight home is 86 days later from BKK - I had my 60 day visa of Indonesia. Much to my surprise at my home airport in Montreal British Airways asked me if I had proof of onward travel, otherwise I would have to buy a ticket out. Fortunately I did have proof as you need it ...

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Get me out of Thailand

Posted by escapethailand on 12/10/2015 at 07:21

I have been setup by Thai business people and they have put me on a travel blacklist. Can anybody suggest any real solutions to get out of Thailand? I booked a flight out of Thailand but was stopped at the airport and they said criminal charges have been filed against me for fraud. All the charges are fake and my accusers want 1.5 Million in cash to allow me to go home. My lawyer said it could take 4+ years for the courts to hear the case and for the appeal process to end. We are not talking s ...

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Anyone on Koh Lanta at the moment?

Posted by altmtl on 13/1/2016 at 18:49

arrive tomorrow from Bngkok, so if you're bored and want to grab a beer let me know - staying for 2 weeks ...

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taxi fares from Bangkok to...

Posted by asiantraveler on 13/1/2016 at 12:34

In a lot of taxis in Bangkok there is a laminated piece of paper hanging from the passenger seat with destinations and prices. Always handy but probably not when you notice it. And back home when you want to find out what the fare would be to a certain destination you can't remember the prices. Well just check out this vid: ...

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Sailing Ko Tao?

Posted by northland on 11/1/2016 at 21:03

Does anyone know of a sailing outfit out of Ko Tao? I have seen postings about a sailing school/sailing safari but they are a few years old, and the last posting on their web site isn't recent either....? ...

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Inexpensive long term storage facility in Bangkok?

Posted by cloud on 2/11/2013 at 01:42

I need to keep my bulky winter clothes for 3~4weeks in Bangkok and searched some for this. It seems that the Suvanabhumi Airport has a long term facility but the charge is 100B per day even though it is long term storage. It means 2,100~2,800B. That is too expnesive to me. I remember there was a storage facilty also in Mocit bus terminal. How much is the long term charge there? What about in the train station? Or other places? ...

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Best route to Koh Lipe from Krabi/Koh Samui

Posted by Bilbo1 on 8/1/2016 at 04:53

Hi guys, I'm planning to go to Koh Lipe end of February but I'm not sure yet whether it will be from Krabi or Koh Samui as I haven't decided yet. Could anyone advise which is the best (quickest but not too expensive) way to get there? I know travelling from Koh Samui will be the longest journey but I don't know whether I can still arrive on the same day. Thanks in advance for any advice! Bilbo. ...

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money - what to take and how to change

Posted by tanglz on 6/1/2016 at 11:25

Hi Am living in France and travelling to Thailand in a few weeks. Was advised to take US$ traveller cheques but my bank or post office don't do traveller cheques!! Am taking both visa card for hotel payments and debit card for ATM withdrawls but would it be wise to take cash and use ATM if necessary? If so, can I change euros or would US$ bills be better?? ...

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How to get a cheap price for Angkong Marine Nation Park in Koh Samui island.

Posted by shadowtranvn on 10/1/2016 at 09:43

Hi guys! I have a small tip for you guys. I had been backpacking in Koh Samui on January 2016. The best thing i like in here is the islands activities. I looked around on Chaweng Beach to find a cheap tour to go Angthong Marine National Park. And they have many price, but normal price is 2000 bath. But, i got a good tour with speed boat, snorkeling, breakfast, lunch, kayaking, swimming, see the Angthong National Park view. I just told him (a man in tourist information company) give me the bes ...

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from Yao Noi to Thaleh Noi (phatthalung)

Posted by bouchatc on 7/1/2016 at 07:59

Hi, I will be in Pasai cottage in Kho Yao Noi, then need to go to thaleh noi in Phatthalung. What is the best way via public transport? I thought to take a boat to krabi thalen pier, how can i get to the bus station from there? how much would that be? then I thought to take a bus towards Hat Yai any suggestions? Many thanks Christele ...

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Recommendations for Thailand islands requested

Posted by Henrik1985 on 5/1/2016 at 14:17

Hi all, Thank youfor making this a great site and thanks to the writers for interesting posts.My girlfriend and I are going to Thailand in February and - after a couple ofdays in Bangkok – heading down south. Last year we went to Ko Lanta which wasvery relaxing and not too touristic. This year we’re planning on trying somethingelse - maybe Ko Lipe or Ko Jum. We prefer somewhere not flooded in tourists butalso a place with possible activities besides swimming and sunbathing. I guessthat ...

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Getting to ko Muk and Diving centers

Posted by woodyuk on 5/1/2016 at 00:59

Hi All I am planning on heading back to Thailand in March and have decided this time to head down south to Ko Muk as I am looking for a nice place to relax which is not too touristy. Unfortunately I only have 2 weeks this time and I am looking for the best way to get to Ko Muk from Bangkok directly or with a stop over somewhere interesting [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img] Also does anyone know of any dive schools on ko Muk as I mainly want to go Diving relax and do some thai cooking lessons. ...

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