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Resorts getting in on the spam game

Posted by antoniamitchell on 21/3/2016 at 02:12

Hi everyone. This morning I received an email from someone claiming to represent Mavaree Village (formerly Fevrier Resort) in Koh Lanta. The message starts: "Lek handed me 4 notebooks full of email address of friends who stayed at the Fevrier. She asked me to email everyone and tell them she sold the Fevrier and now has a new resort, Mavaree Village." Not only have I never been to that Resort, but I've never been to Koh Lanta (and I certainly didn't consent to this company sending me ...

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37 days Thailand and Cambodia in August.

Posted by Arikara1985 on 15/3/2013 at 18:43

So I got my flight booked, I arrive in Bangkok on the 17th of August and will be there for 37 days. Going solo and it will be my first trip like this (to be honest, never really been outside of Canada). I just wanted to get some time suggestions based on what I currently have planned. Bangkok - 4 days From here I wanted to go north and see Chiang Mai. From the north I plan on going into Cambodia. I want to keep this second between 6-10 days max. Kanchanaburi - ? Sukothai - ? Chiang Mai - 2 days ...

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best way to travel from Phuket to Koh phan gan?

Posted by malveena on 7/3/2016 at 02:11

Hi, we are arriving in Phuket early in the morning from australia around the 5th May and want to travel on the same day across to Koh phan gan. We would love any suggestions for a quick and easy way to get there? We are doing a yoga course at Agama Yoga on the north west coast of the island for a few weeks and are open for suggestions of places to stay while there, as we wont be staying at Agama, but somewhere close so that we can walk there would be perfect. Then at the end of may we fly o ...

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Foosball Table Thailand

Posted by johnn1 on 29/3/2016 at 05:28

Hi everyone, I would like to know if someone where can I get a foosball table in Bangkok? I saw many pool tables but nothing about foosball, thank you. ...

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Southeast Thailand Advice - Travelling Late June/July

Posted by EllyMonroe on 27/3/2016 at 08:02

Hi everyone, I'm looking for some personal advice from other travellers please Looking to travel to Thailand in late June for 2-3 weeks. Taking the weather into consideration, I've narrowed my search to the Southeast. I'm not necessarily 'feeling the vibe' from Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, but perhaps this is misguided. In 2011, I travelled alone to Thailand in January for 3 weeks from Qatar (where I now live). I stayed 2 nights in Phuket, 2 on Ko Ngai and the rest on Koh Lanta. K ...

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Advice on re-entering Thailand

Posted by Wiganer on 24/3/2016 at 13:32

I was refused entry by immigration at Bangkok 3 years ago because my passport was missing a page they said it was incomplete I now have a new passport will I be allowed to enter Thailand now ...

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Visa with 1 way ticket

Posted by Jpegwun on 3/3/2016 at 05:41

HI! I am new to this forum. I will be going to Chiang Mai in May this year. I plan to stay at least 3 months, maybe a year. Someone online has told me he works with an agency that provides 1 year volunteer visas for 30,000 Thb and you don't have to do much volunteering. I will only be getting a 1 way ticket because I do not know when I'll return OR If i'll continue traveling to other countries. So the questions: Do I NEED a visa to board the plane from the USA to Thailand if I only have a 1 wa ...

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Bioluminescent Plankton in Krabi - How to see them?

Posted by eoflaherty on 24/3/2016 at 03:17

Hello! After doing some research I can't seem to find a variety of options for seeing bioluminescent plankton in Krabi area. I've seen one packaged snorkeling trip but it's all afternoon long with only an hour stop for seeing the plankton. It also seems that long tails have a set rate in Krabi Provence. Has anyone heard of any tour operators that do specifically night snorkeling? Preferably, has anyone had experience with renting a long tail for the evening for a private trip? Thanks for t ...

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Visa requirements, do I need to send my passport?

Posted by swiggle on 21/3/2016 at 16:06

Hi everyone. Just wanting to find out whether I need to send our actual passports with our visa applications or if I can just send photocopies. If so, which parts of my passport do I need to photocopy? Am I better of sending something else as proof? Thanks in advance! ...

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Killing time in BKK airport before 6 am flight

Posted by cusekyi on 20/3/2016 at 11:44

Hi all, I am going to Myanmar for a month this summer, and will be flying to and from the US through Bangkok and then taking an AirAsia flight to Myanmar. I have done this trip before and know that AirAsia flies into Don Muang, and that there is a free shuttle from Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi. On my way back to the US, my flight leaves Suvarnabhumi at 6 am. I will have to fly from Myanmar the day before, but am unsure how to kill the time before my next flight. I know I won't be allowed to check ...

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Thailand in August - Alternative Itinerary

Posted by tiagosorio on 21/3/2016 at 08:59

Hi everyone, I'm traveling to Thailand in August for 2,5 weeks. Because of the weather it's a bit difficult to choose the itinerary. With the exception of Bangkok for 3 days, I would like to travel a bit off the beaten track: - do some trekking, preferably without drowning in mud - contact with wildelife (not zoo-like experiences) - 4 days of beach / snorkel - would like to get a flavour of the culture, but not that into temples. Any tips? Kind regards, Tiago ...

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Searching for Full Mooners Pre 2005

Posted by juliannemacd on 21/3/2016 at 08:16

Has anyone attended (or know anyone) who has attend one of Thailand's famous Full Moon Party's pre-2005? I am covering a story on the evolution of the party over the years and would love some feedback or someone I can contact. Thank you!! ...

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Posted by bman88 on 14/3/2016 at 21:54

whats involved in getting 2-4 week extension on my visa? ...

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Trat and the Islands

Posted by ChrisJenko on 29/11/2010 at 18:06

Hey guys, after some information in regards to banks / int ATM's. Im looking to use Trat as my base for jumping to the islands of Ko Chang, Ko Mak and Ko Kood and im wondering how i go about getting cash withdrawals on my debit card. Is there an abundance of Int ATM's in Trat or the islands or would it be advisable to organise cash before leaving Bangkok? Cant find much info about it that isnt dated back to early 2000's ...

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getting US dollars in Bangkok

Posted by andrej123 on 1/3/2016 at 08:00

Hi all, I know a lot has been written on this topic, but I was wondering whether the information I read is still up to date. So, I need to get US dollars for my onward travels into Laos to buy the visa at the border, as well as for buying a vietnamese visa later on. Since I am not going to Myanmar I don't care if the dollars are pristine, I just want to minimize my loss through exchange rates and commissions. I have an american bank account. (i) as far as I've read, there is no way I can direc ...

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From Chiang Mai to Bangkok to Siem Reap - transfer time problem!

Posted by Brammio on 7/3/2016 at 09:26

Hi everyone I am currently travelling through SE Asia with my girlfriend and we were planning on going from Chiang Mai to Bangkok with the night train, arriving at 5:25 AM. Then we want to take a flight to Siem Reap from there but the cheapest and most convenient flight leaves at 7:25 AM (Suvarnabhumi). Do we have enough time to get the flight? And are the night trains from CM often delayed? Any help will be much appreciated! ...

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'Thaintro' or STA travel

Posted by benjturner95 on 11/1/2015 at 14:51

I'm going to be travelling to Thailand in April for about 6-8 weeks, I'm 19 and I'll be travelling on my own! I want to do a tour at the start of my trip to ease myself in and meet some new people, hopefully who I can travel onwards with. I'm torn between the week-long 'Thaintro' and an STA tour, the 20 day 'Cambodia/Vietnam' tour. My concern is that the tour involves a lot of really long bus journeys, so i could spend half my time on a bus rather than seeing a country, whereas Thaintro is mor ...

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Crappy Ko Phi Phi

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/3/2016 at 07:50

A story in the Phuket Gazette about Ko Phi Phi's ongoing pollution woes. Read the story if you'd like to see a photo illustrating a very good reason why you shouldn't swim on Lo Dalam. Interestingly: "A stink about the untreated wastewater was raised after it was revealed that about 1,800 cubic meters of wastewater was produced on the island each day, but only 300 cubic meters could be handled by the Wastewater Collection and Constructed Wetland System in place." The processing pl ...

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Andaman island hopping advice

Posted by Bilbo1 on 26/2/2016 at 05:55

Hi everyone, I'll be travelling from Krabi to Ko Lipe but also want to visit Ko Kradan and Ko Libong and will be finishing in Ko Phi Phi (after which I have to catch a plane from Phuket). I'm wondering which route would be ideal in terms of cost and time. My initial route would be the following: 1. Ko Lipe 2. Ko Libong 3. Ko Kradan 4. Ko Phi Phi but was wondering if going to Libong first then Lipe followed by Kradan and finishing with Phi Phi would be better? Any advice would be a ...

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Chiang Mai burning season

Posted by Swmphot on 20/2/2016 at 15:43

Hi all, I know burning season starts around now. I'll be in Thailand in a couple weeks and was hoping to spend some time in the north. I was wondering if anyone had a local report on the climate status or the forecast for the next few weeks. Thanks! ...

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