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Does anyone know any good hostels to stay in bangkok and chiang mai????

Posted by beachlife27 on 18/3/2010 at 01:18

Hi, was wondering if anyone knows of any cheap hostels in bangkok/chiang mai with air con and clean rooms? thanks ...

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Railay or Lanta in May with a toddler - where to stay?

Posted by ruth678 on 17/3/2010 at 12:07

My husband, 16 month old daughter, and I are planning a trip during the first two weeks of May. We are looking for a beach that is toddler-friendly, a place that is around 3000 baht/night or less. We would like to stay in a place where our daughter can sleep separately from us so that we don't have to go to sleep when she does. My husband also wants to do some diving. We'd like to go somewhere that is fairly peaceful but also not too isolated either. Right now we are leaning towards staying ...

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Black travelers in SE Asia

Posted by CRASHT1224 on 17/3/2010 at 21:54

Heading to Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in next month with my fiance. Just wanted a heads up on the general attitude towards minority travelers. Anyone have any input on this? Thanks! ...

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Hellfire Pass or train journey to Nam Tok?

Posted by DaviPigg on 17/3/2010 at 06:47

Hello Can you help? We are going to Kanchanaburi for 2 nights. I want to see the Erawan Falls, a few museums in Kanchanaburi, Hellfire Pass plus take what I have been told is a dramatic train journey up to Nam Tok. Problem is, not enough time. What would you recommend the train journey or Hellfire pass? Could I take a tour that takes in all of these in my limited time? ...

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Bangkok to Koh Chang

Posted by mellimoon on 17/3/2010 at 05:24

Hi, can anyone tell me the best way to get to Koh Chang (lonely beach) from Bangkok? I want to arrive as early as possible in Koh Chang, but i do have a hotel for the night in BKK so an overnight journey would be silly. So early-ish morning bus might be good. It's on a Thursday. Someone told me to either take the state bus or not to - i can't remember! I really wanted to book a beach hut at Siam huts on lonely beach, but they dont answer their phone or respond to emails. If anyone knows how t ...

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Budda's Birthday Celebration in Koh Phangan?

Posted by juliadee on 16/3/2010 at 09:30

Hello, I will be traveling to Koh Phangan the weekend of Buddas Birthday. May 21st. Does anyone know of any celebrations being held on the island? ...

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If not Ko Samet, which island?

Posted by husqvarna on 15/3/2010 at 07:47

I stayed on Ko Samet last February and had a good time. I will be in LOS next February. Regarding Ko samet, been there, done that. What other islands can members suggest that are fairly easy to get to from BKK? I would rather not fly to Phuket for just 3 days or so. Thanks ...

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Bangkok to Ko Tao

Posted by tbrown801 on 15/3/2010 at 05:34

We are thinking of traveling from Bangkok to Ko Tao by train and ferry. if we take the overnight sleeper train it looks like it arrives in Chumpon at 3:30 in the morning. Has anyone done this? Is it safe to be at the railroad station for a couple of hours in the early morning? ...

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Special Day in Bangkok

Posted by mellimoon on 8/3/2010 at 06:18

Hi, i'm going to be in Bangkok on my boyfriends 30th birthday, i need to sort out 3 things to make the day memorable. 1. Accommodation. 2. Activities. 3. Evening Meal. I don't mind spending decent money, this will be after a month around Vietnam, so a day of luxury will be worth it. The birthday in april 7th - a Sunday i think. We've been to Bangkok before and done the obvious touristy stuff, maybe doing something a bit off the wall would be good. For a hotel, somewhere with a 50in ...

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Accommodation in Khon Kaen?

Posted by emilygayle on 7/3/2010 at 21:12

Hello! We're making a pitstop in Khon Kaen in order to break up an otherwise extremely long bus journey. No "economic" options are listed in any of the major resources - any recommendations of a good, cheap place to lay the head for the night? Cheers, Em ...

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phuket/trang/krabi beaches

Posted by ceedee1 on 14/3/2010 at 18:33

ps sorry to start thread! :P will be arriving april 3rd and leaving april 24th and i would like to fit in as many places as possible. im yet to visit ko samet so that is a must,although its a long way from the other andaman islands im hoping to visit,railay/ko lipe/ko kradan and maybe ko lanta/ko phi phi again because i enjoyed my 4 night on long beach(ko lanta)last april and because its a quietish island but with a bit of 'something else to do'and nightlife if i feel the need,i see it as ...

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Bangkok - Package tours to Angkor Wat

Posted by mendacity on 9/3/2010 at 04:53

Hi, I like lots of people here am trying to get the best out of my 5 weeks in Thai/Viet/Laos/Camb. Squeezing in Angkor Wat without it costing the earth is proving tricky. I have read about land tours from Bangkok - but haven't found any on line. Can anyone advise if this is a viable option and if so how I organise it. Thx M ...

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Malaysia or Thailand for Christmas

Posted by Carlos82 on 11/3/2010 at 23:52

Hi Folks, I’m arriving in Malaysia at the end of November 2010 for a years travelling with my girlfriend and am looking some where nice to spend Christmas and New Year. I had looked at Langkawi but had thought also of moving up into Thailand. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated Thanks Carl ...

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Travelling to thailand in July 2010

Posted by mlaine on 10/3/2010 at 05:14

I would like to visit Thailand in July but I have been reading up on the weather. Some say not to come because of the rain and others say it's ok. Can anyone give me advice on this or maybe what Islands would be best to visit in July? Thanks :) ...

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What island to go to in June 2010?

Posted by skmason on 11/3/2010 at 07:47

Hi All! I am looking for some information on Thai islands! My boyfriend and I and my parents are heading over to Thailand from June 4th - June 29th. We are planning on starting in bangkok, heading up to Chiang Mai, heading down some islands in the south and then over to Songkhla/ Hat Yai area to visit some friends. I am wondering... if we should head to the islands first since June is the start of the rainy season, the beginning of june might be less rainy than the end of june. ...

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Which hotel closest to Bangkok's train station would you recommend?

Posted by TravelAddictBaby on 13/3/2010 at 15:59

Good day all, I'll be staying in Bangkok (on this particular trip) for one night only. Arriving in by the airport and will be getting the train to Surat Thani very early the next day. Would be handy to stay close (if not next) to the Train Station. If there's a hotel you'd recommend, I'd be delighted to hear your choice and why. Thank you, Your World Friend, The Brit :) ...

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Ko Chang to Sihanoukville?

Posted by akhut on 15/2/2007 at 05:17

Tips on the easiest way to get from Ko Chang or Trat to Sihanoukville?? I think that there is a border crossing area at Hat Lek. So would the easiest by be by land from Trat to Hat Lek? Or is there a way by boat from Ko Chang to Sihanoukville? Any advice or help would be much appreciated! Thank you!! ...

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First time travellers! 10 week trip Thailand>Malaysia>Singapore

Posted by rledez1990 on 12/3/2010 at 19:28

Myself and my boyfriend are flying into Bangkok on 1st May and flying out of Singapore on 10th July. I've been trying to put together a rough itinerary but i'm struggling as i've never been to s.e. asia before. The (very rough) plan that i do have is this, and not necessarily in this order: 1)Stay in Bangkok for a few days 2)Travel to the North around Chiang Mai 3)Travel down to the islands- maybe visit some on the Andaman coast if the rainy season permits, otherwise stick to islands on th ...

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Thailand/SE Asia in April

Posted by spearx on 12/3/2010 at 04:16

Hey all, I feel like I made a mistake and booked a trip to Bangkok from April 6 to May 6. After doing some research, I see that SE Asia can be brutally hot during this period. Not only this, some of the areas in Northern Thailand aren't as beautiful as they are during other seasons. My wife and I have the time to travel pretty much anywhere in SE Asia from Bangkok. We love the outdoors and the experience of natural beauty and culture. Any suggestions on where to go to avoid the heat? i.e. ...

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Which SEA route to take???

Posted by scatterbra on 12/3/2010 at 02:25

I’m arriving to Bangkok on March 18th and will spend about a week or so here mainly to get used to the climate (First time in SEA). I’m planning on visiting Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos for as long as each visa allows and travelling throughout each country. My problem is that I’m not sure which route to take, so advice would be much appreciated and taken on board. Right now I’m leaning towards (Option 1) Bangkok to Chang Mai to Laos to Vietnam to Cambodia. The 2nd option is Bangkok to C ...

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