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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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Traveling from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Posted by garthibiza on 12/3/2010 at 21:59

We were traveling from chiang Rai to Chiang Mai, on road #118, looking for a guest house, though none listed in the guides. Found Rabiangdoi, in Wiang Pa Pao, run by the Moo, and his family. Excellent accomodation, quiet, with hot showers. If you want more info, Email: Happy Trails.... garthibiza. ...

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Ferry companies - do any of them speak in English?

Posted by TravelAddictBaby on 8/3/2010 at 16:00

I'm planning on travelling from Bangkok to Koh Phangan by day (to see the sights) and by train. This is the easy part. From there I am unclear as to what I can do next, after I arrive in Surat Thani, to get to my island before nightfall. If you have any ideas then please read on. I believe there are 4 ferry companies that operate these islands (Raja, Seatran, etc.) Most of them run a last trip to Koh Phangan by 16:30 (which I will miss) and most of them don't speak sufficient English for me t ...

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Crappy customer service in thailand

Posted by pspoulin on 18/1/2010 at 18:52

Ive been in Thailand for 2 weeks now and ive traveled mostly in these islands: ko samui, ko phagnan, ko tao. The one thing that really annoys me so far is the horrible service i get in restaurants, shops and guesthouses. After having talked with some of the thais here, they tell me that most of them are overworked(16 hours/day) and underpaid which can explain a lot... Anyway, just wanted to have your thoughts and experience on this. Also, is it better up north, in the chiang mai area? ...

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Great Trek Experience - Chiang Mia

Posted by caseyprich on 9/3/2010 at 09:15

Last year we went with Pooh Eco-Trekking and had a fantastic 3 day hike and hill tribe stay. Many people have told me they had lackluster time trekking around Chiang Mai but ours was really good. Highly recommended. The price is steeper than other treks - but we went with only the two of us. As well, the trek and the people we stayed with were incredible. We left no trash, brought lots of our own food in, and ate some rats and things the locals caught (tarantula egg sack is not fantast ...

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El Nino effects on Thailand

Posted by TravelGod on 9/3/2010 at 00:36

I am beginning to plan a 2.5 month trip to SE Asia starting in June. I know weather patterns in El Nino years are relatively unknown, but I did read somewhere that areas 10-15 degrees north and south of the equator (SE Asia) tend to experience droughts. Anyone know if I may possibly dodge a bullet this summer? ...

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Travel Itinerary Questions for Thailand/Cambodia

Posted by llefranc on 10/3/2010 at 04:17

Hi all, I know a lot of people post their itineraries with questions so thanks in advance for any help/advice you can offer to hopefully make our trip better. My boyfriend and I are traveling through Thailand and spending a two to three days in Angkor Wat/Siem Reap, Cambodia. We will be in the region for a total of 18 days. As of now we plan to spend a couple days in Bangkok and from there we are more interested in off-the-beaten path type beaches. We are also set on Chang Mai and Pai. ...

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Pattaya "Tourist Information" - Beware

Posted by celianz on 22/12/2007 at 18:48

Beware as you get off the Bangkok to Pattaya bus at Pattaya station, there are lovely, helpful official looking reps of "Pattaya Tourist Information". Uniforms, badges etc. This is in fact a private company and not part of the Tourism Authority, they ahve everything (hotels, tranfers, tours) for "their company". We were naive and tired and thought they were official, and ended up 2 kms away and paying 800B. Not too bad motel, have seen worse, but not good area. Just beware as they wont call anyt ...

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Thung Wua Laem Beach at Chumphon

Posted by woodyuk on 1/3/2010 at 16:32

Hi We will be in Thailand next week and are looking at staying at Thung Wua Laem Beach at Chumphon for a couple of days before heading over to Koh Tao. Can anyone recommend some good accommodation at Thung Wua Laem Beach. We are looking for Bungalow resorts if they exist. Also does anyone know how easy is it is to get to Thung Wua Laem Beach from chumphon Train Station. Thanks for any info... ...

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Flying into Phuket late at night. Where to stay? What is our best option?

Posted by mchrysler on 5/3/2010 at 17:02

Hi, we will be flying from Canada to Phuket (almost 27hrs) on April 1st. We don't land until 11:30pm. Once we have gone though customs and received our luggage its going to be pretty late. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good hostel, that we should check into that would still be open. OR if anyone knew of a hostel/guesthouse that would do an airport transfer that early in the morning? what is our best plan for arrival to phuket at that time in the morning? ...

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Non-tailored clothing?

Posted by JavaJunkie on 9/3/2010 at 13:27

Hello there! I'll be in Bangkok in a few days, and since I am a 3XL 120-kilo girl, I assume I'll need to have clothing made. I am just looking for simple short-sleeve shirts to wear while traveling. I'm wondering what sort of place I should have these made -- a tailor, or seamstress, or...? ...

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Difficulty booking online with AirAsia...

Posted by ms1892 on 19/2/2010 at 19:23

I have been trying to book a trip from BKK to Phnom Penh through the AirAsia website but it constantly rejects my debit card, which is issued by a well known UK bank. I have never had problems using this card previously. In fact straight afterwards I used it online to pay for another flight on a different carrier. I was tempted to try and pay for the flight on Airasia using a credit card in my fathers name (with permission of course!) but then i noticed that the conditions of carriage st ...

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The Other (Eastern) Islands - Ko Chang, Ko Maak, Ko Wai

Posted by caseyprich on 9/3/2010 at 09:33

I want to recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed island experience to go to the Eastern Islands near Trat and Cambodia. We went last February and had a fantastic time without all the chaos that my friends have (happily) reported from the other more often visited chains. I prefer lounging with curry, eating fish steaks, having a cool bottle of beer and reading a book - for this we found that Ko Maak was wonderful. The food on the bach fantastic and the people were very cool. Ended up ...

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Travel Help Ko Phangan to Bangkok

Posted by DaviPigg on 9/3/2010 at 06:33

I need to get from Ko Phangan to Bangkok on 3rd April. I need to travel in one day and cheaply. What is the best option? I have checked flight prices on Bangkok Air they are pretty pricey (£100) but is obviously the easiest option. Flights seem really cheap on Asia Air, but only fly from Surat Thani. Is that a pain to travel to? Plus after ferries etc... is it that much cheaper? Any ideas? what other options do i have? Any other budget airlines I don't know about? Many thanks Dave ...

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IT & Digital

Posted by roytangruoyu on 8/3/2010 at 13:29

Is there any good place or online Thi forum to buy digital and IT stuff? ...

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Viewed 1,481 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 8/3/2010 at 17:46

Pai Accommodation

Posted by Husko on 6/3/2010 at 07:32

We are thinking of heading to Pai from Chaing Mai during Songkran (spending 3 days in CM first). Can anyone recommend a resort in Pai with a pool, good food not too far from town or in town up 1500B per night. Have looked at plenty but not sure which is best location. Probably arriving 14th of April so is Songkran busy time or not a problem to arrive and look around for accomm. Any other suggestions welcome - just looking to chill out eat drink swim. Thanks for any suggestions. ...

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Stuck with itinerary - help much appreciated

Posted by Dee123 on 5/3/2010 at 20:43

Ok so we (group of girls in our mid twenties) are heading to Thailand for 17 nights in June. I have a rough itinerary planned as follows: 16th to the 18th June - (2 nights) Bangkok 18th to 21st - (3 nights) - Chang Mai (take flight from BKK) 21st - 25th (5 nights) - Ko Samui 26th - 2nd Jul (7 nights) Ko phangan (for full moon party) 3rd - back to Bangkok for flight home the next evening. Ok guys as I said its very rough. My main difficulty seems to be getting from Chang Ma ...

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why dol i get very little help /replies?

Posted by ceedee1 on 21/2/2010 at 02:07

i know i ask many many questions and my spellin,punctuation and grammer may make it hards to follow the poiunts im tryingb to make but i always do so in a friendly and polite masnner yet i seem to get very little in the way of replies in coparison to other peoples threads. i try my best to answer other poeoles questions to the best of my knowledge. can you please advbise me on how to get the most out of the forum please? ...

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Koh Samet to Phnom Penh?

Posted by hamilove on 6/3/2010 at 10:13

Any one have experience doing this journey? What would be the best option and does anyone have any tips for this route? Thanks ...

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Viewed 3,461 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by hamilove on 6/3/2010 at 20:24

Best places for me near Trang/Krabi

Posted by ceedee1 on 1/2/2010 at 06:44

going on what ive written in this thread which islands in the trang/krabi area would best suit me? ...

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Viewed 3,443 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by ceedee1 on 6/3/2010 at 20:12

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