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Receiving mail in Thailand

Posted by Lisa4521 on 4/2/2016 at 08:37

Hello, so I just realised my debit card will be expiring at the end of the month. However I am leaving the UK for a 3 month trip around Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on Sunday. Understandably, my bank aren't able to send me a new card in this short space of time. The guy on the telephone explained that my only option is for my family to send my new card to wherever I'm staying. I'll hopefully be in Chiang Mai by the time it arrives, so does anyone had any experiences with receiving post ...

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Book your Thailand travel tickets online
  Buy train, bus and ferry tickets online.

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Posted by craigyyz on 10/4/2016 at 10:39

Hi, I need some help with my first significant trip to SEA. I have a flight booked to BKK from late Oct to mid Dec, otherwise my plan is a blank piece of paper. I am travelling solo, 57 yrs, male, very fit and much more a backpacker by nature than 5 star guy, though I will be willing to splurge here and there. Also would love to do most of the trip by motorbike if possible but I'm thinking if I do that, then border crossing is not so feasible. Otherwise I would be keen on Laos and Cambodia i ...

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Trek & Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand

Posted by jonberardi on 18/4/2016 at 23:19

Hi All, I will be in Northern Thailand with my two children (ages 6, 9) for about one week. We would like to experience a somewhat off the beaten path trek for a couple days to explore nature and visit hill tribes. I did a trek in Pai about 12 years ago and loved it but get the sense that it's more heavily flooded with tour groups. Any recommendations (areas, specific guides) that can fit our needs? Would it be worth the visit to the Mae hong son area or somewhere further west? We're ultima ...

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Vietnam Vias While Traveling

Posted by Mirandamiller on 17/4/2016 at 12:47

I am an American and my husband and I will be traveling to Southeast Asia in October and November 2016. We will be visiting Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and possibly Vietnam. I am not sure of the exact dates in which we will visit Vietnam is this a problem? Can I apply for the Visa while I am in Thailand? ...

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Little help with itinerary

Posted by Airborne082 on 5/2/2016 at 19:06

Plan on taking train from BKK to CM, i would like to see Ayutthaya , should i buy a tic from bkk to Ayutthaya then a separate tic from Ayutthaya to CM? ...

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From CM to Mae Hong Son

Posted by Airborne082 on 7/4/2016 at 19:20

Traveling from CM to Pai, Soppong(Cave Lodge), Mae Hong Son. Any must see/do expeirances on our travels? Looking forward to just chilling out and seeing sights, don't want to miss anything. ...

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Finding/booking accommodation in Koh Lanta and Koh Jum

Posted by Brad1234 on 6/3/2016 at 18:38

Hi everyone, I'm planning to go to Koh Lanta and Koh Jum for about 3 weeks in March and was wondering what the best way to find accommodation would be. I'll be looking for budget guesthouses. In Koh Lanta and Koh Jum, how do you find what hostels to stay at and how do you book them? Do you use sites like hostelworld, and Agoda or do you contact the guesthouse directly to make a booking? How far in advance would you recommend booking accommodation at these places for this time of ...

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Mapping out Bangkok to Southern islands roundtrip

Posted by Ejonswold on 31/3/2016 at 12:17

I'm looking to spend 1-1.5 weeks at Koh Tao, Phuket, Krabi/Railay, and Koh Phi Phi. I'm trying to map out the most logical/feasible route from Bangkok roundtrip. I plan to dive at Koh Tao 1-2 days so that puts restrictions on my ability to fly and dive in the same day ( ...

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Hang drum

Posted by asiantraveler on 2/4/2016 at 02:15

Anyone who has visited Chiang Mai and the temple on Doi Suthep has seen this spot. The long stairs up to the temple and the little square in front of it with the souvenir shops. In a corner just before the stairs a group of people gathered and listened to some music. To me it was the sound of an instrument that I've never heard before. A bit mystical. 2 Backpackers playing the hang drum just fitted the location. Very nice to watch! Is anyone familiar with this ...

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From BKK airport to Kanchaniburi

Posted by bman88 on 30/3/2016 at 04:05

What is the best way to get from the new BKK airport to Kanchanibui? And, what is the best way to get from the airport to the train station, assuming I'm going to take the training to Kanchaniburi. ...

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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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