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Getting from Suvarnbhumi Airport to Surat Thani

Posted by CaitlinP on 17/12/2009 at 11:21

I arrive in at 1650 at Suvarnbhumi International Airport Bangkok, and the last sleeper train to Surat Thani heads of at 1930. Do people know if this is enough time to get there? And if not, if there's a station closer to the airport I could get on the same train? Thanks for your help! ...

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Posted by miked on 9/12/2009 at 18:07

Hi All, I am looking for some accomadation on Ko Lanta around 1,500/2,000 THB per evening. As going over the Newyear period 28th Dec to 3/4 Jan. It seems that on the net all the place's I have found seem to be fully booked. Any advice would hepl for accomadations or another island to visit for this period which offers the relaxedness of Ko Lanta Regards Michael ...

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Chiang Rai longtail day trip

Posted by mmeckel on 20/12/2009 at 23:48

I'm in Chiang Rai for a couple of days and am wondering if it's possible to take a longtail up river to a village, get dropped off for a few hours, and catch a boat ride back without having to pre-arrange the return boat ride. We tried talking to someone at the pier but only got offers for a tour. Lonely Planet mentions that you can do self-guided hikes so I'm just wondering if anyone can help shed some light on this for us. ...

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Advice on going to Thailand for first time.

Posted by joeg on 17/12/2009 at 09:52

I am 23 years old and work in Alaska 6 months out of the year. I was looking to explore Thailand after I got done working there as a way to blow off steam. I might go with a friend but without a doubt im going by myself if I have to. I Plan on going in early Oct and I have read thats the "Low time" s i should be able to get decent prices. If I budget myself 3000USD how long could i drag out a trip in SEA? It would be awesome if i could spend 6 months there on that amount but not sure if that ...

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Ko Samui for Christmas and Ko Phangan for New Year!

Posted by katiewilliams88 on 20/12/2009 at 16:16

Hey guys, I've been in Ko Samui for 5 days now and it only seems to be full of couples and families are there any single travellers out there keen on meeting up to celebrate Christmas? My hostel is a bit out on the way at the moment, which has stopped me getting about a bit and put me off staying late at night, but on Wednesday I move further down the coast. I don't know if anyone is struggling to find accomodation in Ko Phangan for New Year, but I have stupidly paid for a twin room, so wo ...

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Shambara boutique hostel

Posted by Louw on 15/12/2009 at 16:58

Hi all, I'm having great difficulty in booking a double fan room in Shambara Boutique hostel just off Khao San rd, Bangkok. Our booking is only for Feb 2010. I've phoned them a few times, but each time they put the phone down while I'm speaking. They were quite friendly though. I've also emailed them about 7 times over the past two weeks, only my 1st email got answered. So I've gone ahead and booked the room on HostelWorld for the 6th -8th, but now the 1st day, our arrival date, (5th Fe ...

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Massage course in Chiang Mai

Posted by shadek on 21/12/2009 at 01:47

Hi all, I've been thinking about taking a 5-day massage course in Chiang Mai at the Wat Pho branch there. Has anyone done it there or at any other place in CM? According to my initial plans, I'm planning on spending about 12 days all together in CM, but not sure if I would be bored during the massage course, since it takes 6 hours a day and after that I'm afraid there will be little to do. I'm not looking for parties, will be travelling on my own, but wouldn't like to spend the five nigh ...

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PLEASE HELP ASAP Phuket to Ko Pang Yang for the full moon party

Posted by tex4s3w on 20/12/2009 at 06:57

Hi there. I really really want to go to the Full Moon Party at Ko Pang yang but the only flight left was a flight to Phuket which lands around midday in Phuket on the 31st December. Is there anyway that I can get to Ko Pang Yang in time for the full moon party on such a tight scedule from Phuket?? Please help. If you could let me know asap that would be great Best regards Sophie x ...

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Best place to stay for Christmas 'n' New Year

Posted by zencooler on 19/12/2009 at 14:47

Hello friends. We are a couple away from our family so we would want to stay somewhere in Cambodia or Thailand during the Christmas time. I mean some place to feel the Christmas atmosphere and eat the Christmas dinner at 24.12. Preferable near the beach. Could you recommend the best place for this, please? Thanks in advance! Zen ...

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Chaing Khong at Christmas??!

Posted by sarahandpaul on 19/12/2009 at 13:10

Can anyone tell me whether there is anywhere in Chiang Khong that we'd be able to treat ourselves on Christmas day? We'd like to just have a nicer than average meal and ideally some wine! I'm guessing it's a no, but any info welcomed! Thanks. ...

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Help with first time trip to Thailand, getting rather desperate :(

Posted by allykat on 7/12/2009 at 21:46

Hi, I am travelling to Thailand from Australia with a 4 day stop in Singapore. I will be flying into Bkk and I am travelling with my boyfriend who has never been out of Australia. I was thinking of going to Koh Chang (or one of the islands around there) but I would be open for any suggestions. We would be looking for a nice relaxing break as we have both been working way to hard over the festive season. Also as we are both chefs are there any good schools any one can suggest. Also we are on a f ...

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Viewed 2,205 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by allykat on 19/12/2009 at 07:30

First time in Thailand...HELP!

Posted by Janaver on 12/12/2009 at 02:49

Hi, I just booked my flights to Bangkok, arriving on 12 Feb, at 12.00 (lunch) and returning back home on 2 March. I need to be in Chiang Mai from 14 to 26 Feb. I would prefer to travel to Chiang Mai by train. So my plan was to take a sleeper train on the same day (12th), arrive in CM in the morning on the 13th or stay a night in Bangkok and travel to CM the next day. I am not bringing any clothes with me except what I will wear so I'll need to go to some market to buy something. T ...

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Calling mobile or cell phones in Kanchanaburi

Posted by husqvarna on 14/12/2009 at 15:03

I hope someone can help me with a particularly frustrating challenge. I am trying to call a tour company (Toi's Tours) in Kanchanaburi from my home in the US. The phone number on their website in 081 856 5523. When I call it, I get a recording saying that "this number is not assigned." Their fax number, 034 514 209 gives me a fax tone when I call it, but I don't have access to a reasonably inexpensive international fax machine. I tried emailing then and have gotten no response back yet. ...

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Bangkok to Surat Thani

Posted by greenman42 on 17/12/2009 at 14:14

I'm in Bangkok at the moment, and tommorrow I want to make a move to the islands. What is the best way of doing this without flying? I've spent too much time in planes and airports. I'm staying just off Khoa San Rd, and am thinking of the sleeper train. Please help with fares(tuk tuk,taxi, train), departure times, and travel times. I don't want to use a Khoa san rd travel agent if I can help it, too many horror stories. I also don't want to be ripped off by the drivers, I still look too well k ...

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Personal safety in Kanchanaburi

Posted by husqvarna on 9/12/2009 at 08:34

As a middle-aged caucasian non-Thai speaking man traveling from BKK to Kanchanaburi, my relatives (who know Thailand) have expressed concern about me going on my own rather than on a commercial tour. I have read the (Roll Your Own in Kanchanaburi)information. I do not want to be "targeted" by locals that might not have the best intentions or to be seen as a farang looking for little boys or girls (I am definitely not!!!) Is there any substance to my relatives concerns? I plan on spending ...

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Car or minivan from Chiang Mai to Soppong?

Posted by Louw on 16/12/2009 at 18:22

Hi, What is better, hiring a car to do the 4hour drive from Chiang Mai to Soppong or just taking the minivan? If you hire a car, how does it work? do you leave the car in Soppong and then just get another one back to C/M. Like a one-way thing. Or do you have to pay for the entire time you're in Soppong? Does anyone have prices/places for renting a car in Chiang Mai? thanks. ...

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Good Weather in September?

Posted by martin1989 on 15/12/2009 at 23:14

The girlfriend and I will find ourselves in Thailand in Mid-late September in the summer due to work/uni time constraints. I know this is not the time for sun kissed beaches but does anyone have experience of a relaxing beach region with half decent weather? Had a look at the weather pages but wasnt too sure how the rainfall is going to mount up ie short storms then clear skies or all day downpours! Does not necessarily have to be in thailand, anywhere in SE. Asia would be mega appreciated! ...

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Russada Pier in Phuket town to Mai Khao beach?

Posted by Louw on 17/12/2009 at 01:46

Goeie dag almal! Good day everybody! What is the best and cheapest way to get to Mai Khao beach from the Russada pier. Its our 1st time in Thailand. Dont want to pay 4 a taxi... Any direct transport? Thanks ...

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Langham Place Samui at Lamai Beach

Posted by lho on 4/12/2009 at 06:53

Does anyone have experience with this new resort? Expedia shows 50% discount on this 5-star hotel. Just wondering if it's on a nice stretch of the beach in Lamai and if anyone has had experience with it. Thanks! ...

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Ang Thong marine park from Ko Tao or Phangan

Posted by bay68 on 16/12/2009 at 04:54

Everyone on here seems to be so knowledgeable, so I am hoping you can help. Is it possible to do a day trip to Ang Thong Marine Park from Ko Tao or Ko Phangan? I can find numerous day trips from Ko Samui but nothing from Tao or Phangan. Is this because of distance/cost or am I just looking in the wrong place?! If it is possible who can I book with? Thanks so much ...

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