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Koh Chang & Koh Lanta - Are They Very Similar?

Posted by borgy on 27/1/2010 at 14:48

Just want to know whether in a holiday of 3 weeks it is worth it visiting both Koh Chang & Koh Lanta?Are the characteristics of both islands nearly the same? If so, I might have to choose one of them...Or the 2 islands have lots of differences between each other making it worthwile to visit both. But if you think it's worth it to visit both islands please let me know..thanks ...

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Getting into Thailand at Hat-Lek corssing from Cambodia

Posted by jainidhi on 3/2/2010 at 19:48

I am an Indian living in France. At the end of the month, I am flying into Bangkok and staying there for a day before leaving for Cambodia. My plan is to stay in Cambodia for a week before heading back to Thailand at Hat Lek- Ko Kong crossing. I want to know if I can apply for a visa on arrival for entering Thailand at this particular crossing. Thai embassy at Paris could not confirm this for me. They just gave me a single entry visa for landing in Bangkok with my flight ticket as proof. Emb ...

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4 week itinerary for July

Posted by Carrelas on 30/1/2010 at 11:50

My wife and I just booked our trip to the south East and we are super excited. We were wanting to do 2/3 of the trip in Thailand and the other 1/3 in Malaysia and Cambodia. We are both 28 years old and are wanting to both party and relax. This is what we were thinking. (If you could let me know if this is to much or I should hit something else that would be great) Thailand itinerary is not fully filled so some advice would be great :D Thailand Bangkok for 3 days Fly to suret tha ...

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First time to Thailand

Posted by 269miles on 2/2/2010 at 20:49

I'm thinking about going (from UK) in Oct 2010 for a 25th wedding celebration for two weeks. I don't want something too quiet or noisy (Phuket seems best for its beaches). Am open minded about a two centre holiday. Can anyone give some suggestions - or point me to existing threads/topics (just joined today after finding this site by chance). Thanks in advance. ...

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What is the best time of year to go for a month

Posted by jakkben on 2/2/2010 at 07:57

Hi, Looking to travel Thailand for a month from Chiang Mai down to Phuket and Ko Samui, Ko Tao. Every forum and site has something completely different to say! I dont mind humidity and some rain. A bit of advise would be fantastic. I was thinking September or October but not sure. Thanks Ben ...

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Changing Nepali Currency in Bangkok!

Posted by BillEB617 on 3/2/2010 at 15:52

Somehow I messed up big time and when flying from Kathmandu to Bangkok I brought about $300 US worth of Nepali Rupees. I misunderstood and thought I could exhcange the money at the airport but I couldnt, and now no one will buy it in Thailand. Does any one have any advice or know a place that will change it??? Thanks ...

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ko lipe

Posted by ceedee1 on 26/1/2010 at 01:36

what are people's general thoughts and opinions on ko lipe as ive heard very mixed reports. i like to chill out and swim om a nice uncrowded beach if possible,was gonna head straight from trang to ko kradan and then to lipe and then back up to lanta or railay but ive been advised to save time it would be better going lipe first as its furthest south and then heading back up to kradan etc. will be going in april,any particular beaches,resorts accommodation i should visit/avoid. thanks fo ...

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Broke down in rural Thailand

Posted by MADMAC on 3/2/2010 at 12:22

My new (second hand) chopper has been having teething troubles. I now think it's just about ready to go, but three days ago I had a funny little adventure. I rode out to my wife's village to visit the in-laws and check on my building site. Wife and kids were coming the next day. Got to Saimun and decided to stop and grab a coke before driving the last ten klicks to the house. Did a little food shopping and threw the stuff in my saddle bags. Got on the bike and it won't turn over. Battery is ...

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vietnam embassy bangkok and Tet

Posted by sayadian on 2/2/2010 at 21:16

I'd be really grateful if someone could let me know when the embassy will be closed for Tet.I suspect it will be for the whole week 15th to 22nd Feb.I'm just hoping it's not so. ...

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Vacation ideas august 2010

Posted by rgoldstein on 2/2/2010 at 05:18

My hamily, 2 adultsm1 child age 12,would like to visit Thailand in Aug 2010 for approx 12 days. We like adventure..zipline,atv, jungle,elephant trek, island hopping, and beach..Any sugestions as to where to go,due to the rainy it sunny anywhere in Thailand during August? Any all inclusive resorts available, that maybe we could do day trips from? Or, would it be better to stay a few nights somehere, then travel to another area..??Any assistance is appreciated/ ...

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Exchanging Euro Money To Thai Baht,

Posted by borgy on 1/2/2010 at 19:26

Is it a possible to exhange EURO cash money in Thailand to Thai Baht? Is it a common practice? I know one can easily do this if you bring US dollars but I'd prefer to take some Euro Cash money instead considering I come from a Euro-zone country. And if this is possible, from where you can exchange the Euro money to Thai Baht?from certain banks only or you can say every bank can do this? Obviously, my primary source for Thai Baht will not be foriegn money as cash but rather withdrawals by means o ...

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Dive courses - Ko Tao (I need some help)

Posted by Dubraatz on 31/1/2010 at 11:51

Hey there, We are going to take our open water and advanced open water dive courses in Ko Tao in the middle of Feb. We have not pre booked anything we are just gonna show up and take it from there, more exciting that way! I would appreciate any comments, experiences and recommendation you might have, cheap places to stay, dive shops that include accom with dive courses, friendly staff, knowledgeable instructors, etc... Anything would help me out. It's always nice to get info from travelers t ...

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Another visa question

Posted by appro on 7/1/2010 at 03:39

Apologies in advance for asking questions probably asked 100 times before. I've read some conflicting info, so I wanted clarification. I'm flying into Thailand so I know I'll get a 30 day visa, but from there I'll be crossing by land into Laos and then Cambodia. I then plan to fly from Cambodia into Thailand to get another 30 day visa, then eventually travel overland to Singapore where I fly to Oz. So: 1) I read recently that I need proof of onward travel to get a 30 day visa. My singapore ...

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Quick response needed on nice 3* hotel in bangkok pleeeease

Posted by Heth24 on 19/1/2010 at 08:27

Hi I've suddenly decided I don't want to chance turning up and finding a hotel when I've got jetlag so pleeeease can anyone suggest somewhere clean, safe and secure for a 30 something first time traveller who needs to get adjusted for a few days before heading off to vietnam for the full on experience? I'm probably looking for 3 star hotel or simple guesthouse with own bathroom rather than shared and I would prefer to be in a quieter area, really liking the look of Thewet but struggling to ...

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Best time of year to go for a month

Posted by jakkben on 1/2/2010 at 06:57

Hi, Looking to travel Thailand for a month from Chaing Mai down to Phuket and Koh Samui, Koh Tao. Every forum and site has something completely different to say! I dont mind humidity and some rain. A bit of advise would be fantastic. I was thinking September or October but not sure. Thanks Ben ...

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koh yao noi/koh yao yai, also prebook?

Posted by sheisaeval on 29/1/2010 at 06:43

First, I'm not sure if I should go to koh yao noi or koh yao yai. I think yao noi is a little more populated and more tourists, but yao is more peaceful and secluded and better beaches? Also, I don't know if I should prebook my accomodations or not. If I do, then they can set up a pickup at the pier and I'm sure to have one, but some of the cheaper bungalows and places (such as tabaek viewpiont) doesn't even have an email to contact, so I am not sure if I should just walk in I'll be there ...

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Ferries from Ranong?

Posted by powderskierman on 31/1/2010 at 09:46

I was wondering if it is possible to take ferries from Ranong all the way to Tarutao with out going to the mainland. I'm going to be there for 7 weeks starting in March. Any suggestions on itinerary would be great. I basically want to island hop and mix in some laid back and some fun. Snorkeling is high on the list and a padi course. Is it worth me bringing my fly rod? Thanks in advance. Cheers ...

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ko kood to siem reap

Posted by boxee on 31/1/2010 at 00:02

what is the best way to get to siem reap from ko kood, as i only have 5 days in cambodia i would like to get to siem reap as quick as possible cheers ...

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24 day Itinerary question

Posted by jakethedog on 25/1/2010 at 13:28

This is what we had planned 4 nites bkk, fly to Chiang mai 8 nites chiang mai and area fly to Krabi or Phuket 9 nites Krabi, Ko lanta and other spots, train to Kanchanburi 2 nites kanchanburi return to bkk would this be do able or should we return to bkk after chiang mai, train to kanchanburi and then go to Krabi and area and return to bkk by plane. Leaving in 3 weeks so any thought, opinions or reccommendations and help would be appreciated. Thanks Dan ...

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Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom - proper information

Posted by shaydan_01 on 30/1/2010 at 08:07

Hi guys, I have done a search on this topic and have so far only found a few debates regarding peoples opinions on wild animals kept in captivity which is interesting to read, is not really what I'm after. I am wondering if anybody can point me in the direction of some actual and presumably factual information regarding the Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom and the welfare of the tigers kept there. I am interested in finding out about their breeding and releasing programs (if any) and how they o ...

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