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Travelling after appendicitis

Posted by Jleef on 11/2/2010 at 20:00

I'm writing this in the vain hope that somebody else has been as unlucky as me and had their appendix taken out whilst travelling! I've written a blog entry about it here which hopefully people will take a look at: http://jleef.co.uk/2010/02/fleshwound/ I'm remaining optimistic about it as there's no point getting myself down. My plans for the text two weeks are to do as little as possible and I'll probably stay on Ko Samui, but if anybody has had a similar experience or can share any v ...

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Pickup and food at Relax Beach resort, Phi Phi?

Posted by Hersir on 6/6/2008 at 06:38

Me and the wife are going to stay at the Relax Beach resort August 08 to enjoy some off season calm. We are both avid scuba divers and planned to do some diving at the local reefs since Phi Phi is somehwat protected. My question is do the dive companies offer to pick you up at Relax Beach resort or do you have to hike over to Ton Sai? I'll of course ask when I set foot there but inquiring minds wants to now. Another question while I'm at it. I read that the food is pricey at the "resort". Wha ...

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food sickness: koh phi phi

Posted by melindabh on 10/2/2010 at 23:31

i noticed that on this site, they list koh phi phi as "could have been better." let me say: the island in itself is FANTASTIC, should you avoid a few traps. definitely don't go to barracuda dive shop. this may not be totally applicable to you, but: they hit on women to the point that you feel uncomfortable in their dive companionship. we felt so intimidated we had no choice but to be nice to them and they brought my friend up at at ten bar, which is TOTALLY inappropriate for anyone who is a dive ...

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Vietnam / Thailand itinerary - seeking advice from experienced travellers

Posted by prankmonkey on 9/2/2010 at 18:22

Dear SE Asia travellers, My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Vietnam and Thailand, arriving in HCMC on the evening of 8 July and returning home from Bangkok on 8 August. I've put together an itinerary and would be very grateful if some experienced travellers could cast their eye over it. Recommendations, suggestions, changes would be greatly appreciated. We've included a few internal flights to save time. Here we go... Day 1 - HCMC Day 2 - HCMC Day 3 - HCMC (day trip to tunnels) ...

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Bangkok drinkies this friday

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/2/2010 at 17:30

Yes I know, short notice! But if anyone is about and free for drinks on Friday, lemme know. Will be having a few cold ones on Friday night, somewhere in the Khao San area - most likely Phra Athit Road. Cheers Stuart ...

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Bangkok to Koh Phangan travel advice

Posted by john1200 on 11/2/2010 at 04:36

Hi there I'm newly registered to the forum but I've been reading various posts on here over the last few weeks as research for my first trip to Thailand at the end of February. I know there are loads of threads regarding travelling to Koh Phangan but I have few more specific questions that I hope someone will be able to give me advice on. My plane is arriving in Bangkok at 15:45 on 27th Feb and I am intending to get a sleeper train to Surat Thani that evening, followed by a ferry to K ...

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could someone recommand some good places for getting scuba diving licence?

Posted by googookevin on 12/5/2006 at 22:45

I'm heading to Thailand this July and Augst. I'm thinking getting a scuba diving licence there. What is the good place for getting the licence? How much does it usually cost and how long does it take? Is it possible just a week to get it? ...

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WARNING: dive and restaurant, koh phi phi

Posted by melindabh on 10/2/2010 at 23:19

i noticed that on this site, they list koh phi phi as "could have been better." let me say: the island in itself is FANTASTIC, should you avoid a few traps. definitely don't go to barracuda dive shop. this may not be totally applicable to you, but: they hit on women to the point that you feel uncomfortable in their dive companionship. we felt so intimidated we had no choice but to be nice to them and they brought my friend up at at ten bar, which is TOTALLY inappropriate for anyone who is a dive ...

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4 days in Bangkok...

Posted by jack2408 on 2/2/2010 at 21:30

spending 4 days in Bangkok what should I see before moving onto Cambodia and Siem Reap . Also does anyone know how long it takes to get to Siem Reap from Bangkok and what the quickest route is? ...

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Night bus from Chiang Khong to Bangkok

Posted by the_bending_unit on 10/2/2010 at 01:34

Hello, my wife and I will visit Laos end March/begin April. After this we would like to take a direct bus back from Chiang Khong to Bangkok. We have some questions about this : 1) are there sleeper buses that drive directly between Chiang Khiang and Bangkok? 2) where can I find the time schedules (some website of company)? 3) are they comfortable? can you really lay down or are it just seats? 4) should we make a reservation for this? 5) if yes, where should we make this reservation ...

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koh chang

Posted by L_Graham on 8/2/2010 at 18:33

hi guys im currently in phuket, but im going to koh chang next, anyone ever been whats it like? expense wise digs and nightlife? beaches good? look forward to any replies Liam ...

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Bangkok for a day, where to go, where to stay??

Posted by ruthyevelyn on 1/2/2010 at 21:35

Hi Travelfish! Iv been trawling this site for the last few months and it's been invaluable in planning my 2 month trip to SEA. Great articles and super helpful and friendly members. So congrats! This is my first trip to SEA and I think I have got the itinerary pretty well planned, my bf and I will be arriving in Bangkok on the morning of the 7th and flying to Chiang Mai the next day mid afternoon. While in Bangkok we want to pick up a few supplies (sleeping sheets, some light pants, etc) ...

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Cancelling booking with Travel Agent? Helppp

Posted by markacino on 7/2/2010 at 18:15

Hey all, after having visited a travel agent and arranging flights, we payed a non refundable $100 deposit.We have not paid anymore than that and it is my understanding that you are bound to your tickets from the airlines ONLY once paid in full. Am I able to walk away from this travel agent having only lost my $100 deposit? Or am I now obliged to go ahead with these flights? Thankyou for any help!!! ...

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Tiger Temple sue conservationists.

Posted by khunwilko on 6/2/2010 at 10:50

KANCHANABURI, Thailand, February 3, 2010 (ENS) - Three advocates for wildlife conservation and welfare appeared in a Kanchanaburi court this morning to answer charges of defamation brought by the Tiger Temple, a tourist attraction in Kanchanaburi. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2010/2010-02-03-01.html ...

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Island & beach itinerary help please!!

Posted by stotty on 5/2/2010 at 17:50

Greetings, iam currently at kata beach phuket and am looking to move on in a day or two. Have spent a couple months travelling through Thailand and Laos and am on the last leg of the trip. I have just over 2 weeks left. Can someone suggest the next couple of places to go?? Ideally next place to be more budget backpacker style as I have splurged a bit here in kata. Not really looking for a party scene but more laid back secluded vibes. Cheap beach bungalows would be ideal. Thanks in advance and I ...

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3 weeks in april - itinerary - help/advice wanted please?

Posted by ceedee1 on 21/1/2010 at 03:42

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 a sort of 'all rounder/in betwee ...

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New to independent travel - I think I'm a Flashpacker!

Posted by Louise73 on 31/1/2006 at 00:08

I'm a 33 year old woman, travelling alone to Thailand and Vietnam for 6 weeks in March - April. I'm trying to work out a reasonable budget, for staying in clean a/C rooms, with private shower, hot water. Not sure cost of food and travel in these countries but heard it's cheap. Does a budget of $50/day, including travel (not internal flights), accomodation, food and day tours sound reasonable. In Thailand I presume I will stay in Mid. range places around 1000 bahts per night. Most budg ...

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Help planning 6+ week itinerary. Thai, Camb, Viet

Posted by markacino on 5/2/2010 at 17:53

Hey all, as per thread topic. Have had so much conflicting information aswell as misdirection from travel agents that its all becoming such a headache! Long story short we are looking at leaving at the end of March to start our holiday. We are certainly not considering this a backpacking trip, but looking st staying in comfortable private guesthouses. So a flash-packing budget I suppose this would fall under? Some things to note are that we must start in Phuket. We will be with family ...

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Best itinerary SE Asia March-April?

Posted by Deanglow on 5/2/2010 at 11:37

After doing some research, it looks like Northern Thailand and Laos are not that great March-April because of the heat and smoke. My friend and I want to do three things - visit the Thai islands, see Angkor Wat and travel along the Vietnam coast from Hanoi to Saigon or vice versa. From the weather info, it looks like it might be best to visit the islands first (torn between Trang area, Phuket+Ya Noi, and Lanta area) then travel west through Siem Reap to Saigon to Hanoi (stopping at ...

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Big Chang or Lanta with a toddler

Posted by madam_butterfly on 4/1/2010 at 21:57

Hi everybody, This is my first post here, but far from my first visit (GREAT site ...

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