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Booking hotel ahead in Thailand?

Posted by KlausN on 27/10/2015 at 12:08

Hi, My girlfriend and I are traveling to Ko Muk and Ko Kradan in mid November. Do you guys think it's necessary to book hotels ahead or is it possible to find a placebo stay once you arrive at the island? Regards, Klaus ...

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Viewed 744 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by exacto on 27/10/2015 at 20:52


is it good idea to take Night ferry from chumphon to koh tao

Posted by mrinal on 27/10/2015 at 06:56

we are planning to take night ferry from chumphon to koh tao. As per online info it leaves around 11 or 12 in the night and reaches early morning. This saves us time and gives full day on Koh tao. Has anyone recently done this trip and is it a convenient and safe way to travel? ...

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Viewed 694 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Gogomobile on 27/10/2015 at 09:31

Sprained ankle in Bangkok!

Posted by emmiebebe on 25/10/2015 at 14:10

So after using this site religiously in the lead up to my 8 week trip through Southeast Asia, my first post comes after spraining my ankle 2 days in. Just the worst luck. I've been really trying to tough it out, but after a day and a half of sucking it up the swelling is even worse, and I'm now worried about doing real damage that could ruin the rest of my trip. So I guess my question is twofold. First, does anyone have any suggestions for things to do in Bangkok that don't require a lot of wa ...

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Viewed 759 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Gogomobile on 25/10/2015 at 23:10

7 days in chiang mai...what to do?

Posted by alexizfresh on 5/10/2015 at 17:38

Hey all, 1st and foremost I want to thank everyone who participates in this forum and works on this website -- fantastic stuff. Planning my trip has been much easier with your help. Anyhow, I have 7 days planned in Chiang Mai from Nov 20-Nov 27. This is my honeymoon but we aren't really the sleep in bed all day kind of couple -- we traveled around the world, we want to see and do things! So far I have the following activities planned; 1) an all day cooking class 2) a full day at the elep ...

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Viewed 1,820 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by guernseydan on 25/10/2015 at 14:33

Meditation retreat on Andaman Coast

Posted by NourishingRoots on 10/7/2014 at 19:24

Hey all, I'm heading out to Thailand solo this upcoming December for two weeks, and I was interested in doing a short-term meditation retreat on the Andaman coast. I know that Chiang Mai is well known for its meditation retreats/classes, but I only have two weeks and still want to see the coast in addition to visiting Chiang Mai. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! ...

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Viewed 1,851 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by AldoMoore on 23/10/2015 at 02:19

2 weeks in thailand solo...good itinerary?

Posted by Bball3212 on 29/8/2015 at 08:43

Wed fly to bkk Friday wake up after flight sat bkk sun bkk Monday train or flight to chaing mai Tuesday elephant sanctuary Wednesday Chaing Mai Thursday chaing mai Friday fly to Cambodia wherever the main temple is Saturday Cambodia Sunday Cambodia or fly back Monday go to kao thao Tuesday ka tao Wednesday ka tao Thursday ka tao Friday fly back to bkk and home Any suggestions on any must sees in thailand besides area around Chaing mai? ...

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Viewed 1,314 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by shreyamadhu on 20/10/2015 at 06:37

Getting to Ao Phang-Nga from Krabi or Railay?

Posted by commadon on 13/9/2015 at 23:37

I am flying into Krabi Airport in late October, and want to do a kayaking tour of Phang Nga Bay the day after I arrive. I'm having trouble figuring out where I should stay and how I should get to Phang Nga Bay from Krabi. I could stay in Krabi Town, Phang Nga Town , or Yao Noi/Yao Yai. Later in my trip, I will also be staying at Railay for a few days, and that is an option as well. So, what is the best place to tour Phang Nga Bay from? Is it easy to organize something from Railay and/or Krab ...

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Bangkok airport arrival late night

Posted by quotaquasi on 18/10/2015 at 18:18

So I'm a traveler from the USA and will arrive Bangkok airport around midnight. I'll need to book a hotel for one night nearby, and various hotels have included airport transfers. But I won't have a phone that works in Thailand until sometime the next day, when I can hopefully buy a Thai phone chip. It's always nice to have someone waiting to meet you at the airport, but as far as I can tell, all of the hotels ask for a phone call before they send their transport out. Should I just plan on taki ...

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Songkhla for a few days, or still a bit unsafe.

Posted by Jadeknots on 13/10/2015 at 06:26

Hi. We're currently in Krabi, and we have accommodation booked in a few weeks in Melaka. We thought we'd like to slowly make our way down, stopping at a couple of places on the way over a week. Songkhla appealed but we were unsure how safe it would be, and onward travel the same. It seems there is continual trouble there. Is it serious enough for us to think about avoiding it? Most posts here are a few years old. Any current updates? Any alternative suggestions. Not interested in nightlife. ...

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Viewed 690 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Jadeknots on 14/10/2015 at 04:22

Women Who Have Traveled in SE Asia Alone?

Posted by emc on 15/11/2012 at 01:16

People keep telling me that it's fine as long as I am cautious, but I am worried because I like to travel off of the beaten path, to remote wilderness, to jungles and other unreachable and non-touristy places. Is it safe to take tuk-tuks alone as a woman to a nature reserve? Is it safe to hire guides to take me to jungles alone? Or should I really try to pull some other travelers along with me to stay safe? I am planning my trip to Thailand and perhaps Vietnam or Malaysia, and I am actually get ...

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Phuket Party

Posted by amerman212 on 12/10/2015 at 04:45

Looking for travel companions to Phuket in November 2015. Adventure and Party. ...

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snorkling

Posted by snyman on 12/10/2015 at 00:49

Hi, our family and friends(all with teenage children) are planning to travel to Thailand July 2016. Could somebody please recommend a island or 2 where we can stay where the kids can snorkel off the beach, so that we do not have to go on expensive trips for snorkling. Thank you Lindie ...

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Viewed 648 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Gogomobile on 12/10/2015 at 01:30

Have you already bought a guidebook? Will you?

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/9/2015 at 19:36

Shooting the breeze this morning to a friend in the same field about Q&A travel forums (like this one Trip Advisor, Thorntree etc etc) and she suggested (jokingly) that people should be asked if they have already purchased a guidebook to the country they're asking about. Technically this would be really easy to set up! But jokes aside, I think some of the questions are indeed just lazyweb at work (it's easier to ask the question online than open a guidebook) but if you're not buying a guide ...

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Viewed 3,611 times, with 62 replies. Last reply by Aldehulme on 11/10/2015 at 12:14

What route should I take - Thailand - Laos - Cambodia - Vietnam?

Posted by LeenieMac on 8/10/2015 at 15:58

Hi Everyone, Would be really grateful for some advice on a travel route. I arrive in Bangkok on Jan 31st 2016 for 5 months and plan to visit Thailand, Cam, Viet, Laos, Indo, Malaysia. I would like to take part in the Sihanoukville Half Marathon in Cambodia on March 6th and need to know how easy / feasible it is to travel as follows: Bangkok - Laos - Cambodia - Vietnam - Malaysia - Indonesia. Travel wise how easy will it be to connect to these countries in this sequence? I really want to ...

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Viewed 958 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 10/10/2015 at 12:54

bangkok to chiang mai, fly or train

Posted by tanglz on 7/10/2015 at 10:19

Hi We are planning our first trip to Thailand for Feb. next year with our 3 kids aged 15, 9 and 4. Flying into Bangkok and going straight up to Chiang Mai for the first week but can't find much info about the overnight train or how to book it, if indeed I need to. Have seen a few comments and would like to know peoples suggestions on whether to take the train or to fly directly up there?? We are then planning to go over to Cambodia for a couple of days then back into Thailand to head south ...

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Need some advice.

Posted by Mayb31 on 4/10/2015 at 08:33

Hi,I hope you have som advice for us. We are are a family with small children. We are seeking paradise beaches where we can play,swim,snorkel and more. We have visited Koh Samui and Kih Tao,and want to try out other destinations,so we have been looking at Ko Lipe and/or Ko Chang and surrounding islands. We have to travel in June/July because of school holiday. But we are getting quite confused now, because some say DONT go there at that time of year,because of strong current ...

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What does it really cost to live in Bangkok at an expat?

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/7/2015 at 07:18

This is a great, very detailed cost breakdown for living in Bangkok as a European expat. The author has a conservative approach (note the insurance) without a big spend on booze, and this reads pretty on the money to me. Sure you could spend less -- you could also spend a lot more -- but I thought it is a handy counterpoint to the "living in Bkk on 350baht a day" stuff that tends to get a lot of traction online. ...

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Visa exempt reentry

Posted by chronofar on 25/9/2015 at 11:55

I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the visa entry requirements in Thailand. I am from a visa exempt country and was there for 10 days in August before heading to Laos and a day early September to renew the Laos visa for 30 days. I'm now looking to reenter again to see Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai but am having trouble figuring out the best way. Does the 30 day exemption reset after leaving and coming back or is it cumulative for some period of time? Can I extend the stay without a visa or would ...

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Viewed 874 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 28/9/2015 at 09:14

Musical instruments in Thailand

Posted by Valieman on 25/9/2015 at 17:12

Hi there! I'm new on this forum and i'm planning to go to Thailand next year (first time outside Europe!). I'm really interested in music and musical instruments and i want to ask you guys if there are any nice places where i can see people crafting musical instruments. I already found an area in Bangkok (Thon Buri) where flutes are made, but i was wondering if there are other places (for example in the North-East, direction Ubon Ratchathani) where people are making drums, stringed instruments ...

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Advice on visiting Bangkok, the islands and Siem Reap in one trip?

Posted by cthailanduk on 24/9/2015 at 08:38

Hi all - myself and a few friends will be coming to Thailand in late February/early March. We'll be getting return flights into Bangkok as this works out cheaper, and will have about 2 weeks for the trip. We'd like to spend a couple of days in Bangkok, get down to the islands - either around Ko Samui or towards Krabbi/Phi Phi, and if possible, get to Angkor Watt in Cambodia. I've been to Vietnam before but missed Siem Reap and figure if I'm so close again, I need to make time to check it o ...

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Viewed 735 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by exacto on 24/9/2015 at 12:19


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