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Many traveling questions....

Posted by mm716 on 14/1/2010 at 00:26

Hello, I need some help with planing the details of a 14 days trip from Bangkok to Ko Tao and Ko Pha Ngan. The Arriving time to BKK is 8:15pm, I thought the best way is to take the over night train down to Chumphon and ferry to Ko Tao, stay for a few days, than down to Ko Pha Ngan, stay for a few more days, than back to Bangkok for a few more days. (I have budget concerns and have no credit card to prebook anything.) Here are my questions: 1. Is is likely to be able to catch an over n ...

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Monastery stay for females

Posted by idreamofdurian on 13/1/2010 at 01:17

Can anyone recommend a monastery for females interested in Buddhism? A short stay (i.e. < 1 week) is preferable. Location doesn't matter -- I'll go wherever necessary. This would be in March 2010. Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks. ...

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Posted by aryko822 on 13/1/2010 at 03:47

Hello All - I am planning on being in SE Asia for the entire month of April, arriving in Bangkok the first week of Apr. How would you advise I handle the Songkran holiday? What city should I spend it in? Also, i did not plan on booking anything in advance except for the first few nights in Bangkok, so how should I handle accommodations over the Songkran holiday? Thanks in advance everyone! ...

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Backpackers boongalows on Kho Chang?

Posted by zencooler on 20/12/2009 at 20:51

Hi friends! Do you know is there any place on Kho Chang island with relativey cheap boongalows? I am looking for such place with prices max 180 BHT per night. Let me know, please. I've been here two years ago, but I heard a lot cheap places has been removed (or moved somewhere else from the island). Thanks in advance for the help! Regards Zencooler ...

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Low Key things to do in Chiang Rai

Posted by billbevan01 on 13/1/2010 at 20:24

if you like hanging out in a town for a little while doing some low-key visiting rather than just touring big tourist attractions here are some of my favourite things to while away some time in Chiang Rai - Low Key Chiang Rai Cheers, Bill ...

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Ko Samui Songkran accomodation

Posted by NewbieC on 5/1/2010 at 20:45

Hi there Our travels are starting in a month and I can't wait!! We're planning on being in Ko Samui for Songkran in April...does anyone have any ideas whether we need to book accomodation in advance (probably only arrive the day before)? Thanks ...

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Leaving Phuket

Posted by mic59 on 11/1/2010 at 15:06

I am going to Phuket this year but only expect to stay a few days before moving on to some less expensive part of Thailand. What is the best way to leave the Island? And can I get to Bangkok from there other than using Thai which seems to charge like a wounded bull for that flight. ...

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Where to go between Ko Tao and Bangkok?

Posted by Monula on 8/1/2010 at 12:03

HI everyone, My 3 months of backpacking around SE Asia are almost over and I have less than a week to go before I head to Bangkok. I've been in Ko Tao for last 10 days with my friends who are leaving in 2 days. Where would you recommend to see and stay between KO Tao and Bangkok? My situation is AM very overbudget so I can't affort much. ANy suggestion will help. thanks MOnika ...

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Where to go?! Help Please!

Posted by 00becz00 on 12/1/2010 at 08:33

Hey.. Im hoping someone can help me... Im leaving for a month in Thailand next VERY excited..but finding it a little difficult to decide on some sort of route. There are only a few of things that i specifically want to do whilst there... 1) The full moon party on the 30th of Jan...which ive booked accommodation for...and 2) Krabi and Phi Phi 3) Chaing Mai/Rai and Laos Im unsure which way round to do the travelling...go to the north first then the islands or the othe ...

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Bang Saphan Yai?

Posted by MaxEliza on 9/1/2010 at 17:33

Can anyone tell more about Bang Saphan Yai? I've read all information from this site about it, but i would like to know more about place.. has anyone been there? ...

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Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in 18 days?

Posted by npar2696 on 7/1/2010 at 12:14

Fly into BKK on 5th, staying a night there and then thinking of heading straight upto Chiang Mai, spend a couple of days there and then fancy going tubing in Laos, 1) Whats the best way to get to Laos (also is it Vang Vieng where you can go tubing?) after which we want to spend majority of our time in Vietnam, It should be just over 10 days that we have to go to vietnam so I would really appreciate some thought as to the best way to see Vietnam and probably the quickest transport routes? ...

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Bugs in your room

Posted by luce_uk on 8/1/2010 at 03:32

Hi, I am just wondering with the cheaper backpacker beach bungalow/hut type accommodation in and around SEA, what is the bug situation like? Do you get bugs come in the rooms loads, i read somewhere they can drop down from the thatched roofs and i have a massive phobia of pretty much anything with more than 4 legs so serious replies on this, would be appreciated. Thank you! ...

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Looking for a travelmate

Posted by Kamchatka on 24/12/2009 at 17:23

Going to be in Thailand in February, starting from 6th. Looking for someone who does not want,to travel on his/her own. Please drop me a line if ur looking for a company to travel around. ...

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Advice please - easiest island to access from Kanchanaburi?

Posted by JessandScott on 6/1/2010 at 13:57

Hi everyone I'm hoping someone can help... we're doing the early planning for a trip to Thailand in very early 2011 and I'd like some advice. Our (my husb and I) plan is to fly into Bangkok, and then fly directly to Chiang Mai for a week or so in Chiang Mai (though are open to Rai) and Chiang Dao. Then we plan on traveling back to Bangkok to meet up with my Mum and brother (18) for about 4 days in Bangkok, and then on to Kanchanaburi . So far so good. After a few days in Kanchanaburi we ...

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Booking the train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok

Posted by magicpixiejo on 9/1/2010 at 15:37

Hi all...lots of info around about travelling Bangkok to Siem Reap but not alot for the other direction. Does anyone know if you need to book train tickets in advance for the Aranyaprathet to Bangkok train or if we can just rock up after crossing the border and hop on the next train? Thanks! ...

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contact information for hin wong bungalows ko tao...Thanks!.

Posted by elizacass on 9/1/2010 at 03:40

Ive heard this place is great and where to be to get away from it all..Does anyone been to this place and how are the beaches there? do you have an email or any contact information for them? is it better to take the taxi or longboat from the ferry pier? I apperciate any help! Thanks so much...elizabeth ...

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Self Drive Suvarnabhumi to Kanchanaburi

Posted by ano_1 on 8/1/2010 at 05:49

Hi, Can I please get some opinions on the feasability of picking up a car at Suvarnabmi Airport and driving to Kanchanaburi . I have previously driven in Thailand but not in any area that would be akin to Bangkok! I have to move 5 people from Suvarnabumi to Kanchanaburi and then when in Kanchanaburi intend renting a car to get about. If driving from airport to Kanchanaburi is doable, seems easier option than bussing it. Your thoughts most welcome Ano Australia ...

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Great diving with short boat rides needed.

Posted by abj on 8/1/2010 at 12:02

Hi I am looking for a great resort with great diving in Palawan in the Philippines. Key is really short boat rides and/or a great house reef. We have a 2.5 year old son coming with us and so we need to keep close to share care and diving and even sneak a dive or 2 togeather. Places we have been that are similar to what we are looking for are Wakatobi in Indo and Roatan in Honduras... Any ideas welcome! Cheers Alastair ...

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Phuket to Khao Sok in afternoon

Posted by tiare123 on 16/12/2009 at 09:41

I am trying to get from Phuket to Khao Sok at around 4:30 pm on Jan. 3, after all the buses have departed (I will be coming from Phi Phi afternoon ferry). I would prefer not to pay 3000B for a taxi. I saw online that there are minivans near Montree Resotel going to Surat Thani from Phuket that leave at a later time. Does anyone know how to get these minivans and if they drop people off in Khao Sok? Thank you!!! ...

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visiting Australia - need recommendations on places to visit

Posted by melloluis on 7/1/2010 at 19:16

Hey guys, I know Australia is not covered in this site, but I know many of u live or have been in australia, so I was wondering who can recomend me an itinerary or cities/places to visit. I'm going in february 2010 and will stay for about 1 month. Thanks very much for your help!!! ...

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