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Is this itinerary good for what I'm looking for??

Posted by Preacher on 17/1/2010 at 09:56

Hi, I'm looking to spend 10-14 days in Thailand this coming February and am looking to spend some time relaxing by the beach, diving, snorkeling, swimming, etc. The more isolated the better - I'm not a fan of crowds. Right now I'm flying into Bangkok and then from there flying to Phuket and then to either Ko Phi Phi, Ko Kradan, Ko Rok, Ko Tarutao, Ko Adang, Ko Lipe, Ko Bulon Lae, or Kao Lao Liang. Which of those would you recommend for a 10 - 14 day trip of relaxing on the beach? ...

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points of interest phuket-bangkok

Posted by mic59 on 16/1/2010 at 14:08

I will be holidaying in Septembr and my first port of call will be Phuket. After a bit of time there I intend to make my way to Bangkok and then travel north. Instead of just going straight to Bangkok I was going to go gradually towards it, staying maybe 2 or 3 days at places along the way. Or possibly longer if a place takes my fancy, I have 6 weeks for the holiday. The first place I have decided on is Phang-Nga. Would anyone like to make any other suggestions? ...

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Possible Itinerary...Is it realistic?

Posted by MrSB on 15/1/2010 at 20:19

Hey, Me and some friends are planning to travel Asia for about 60 days in June/July time. Was wondering if our possible itinerary is a bit stretched and would make us feel like were constantly travelling and not being able to see everything in the time were there. We would like to visit the following... Sandakan KL Ko pan Ngan Ayuttahaya Bangkok Siem Reap Phnom Penh HCMC Hanoi Vientiane Shanghai Beijing We plan to use AirAsia mostly and then a few trains for shorter hops. Al ...

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Getting 2 month tourist visa for China in Bangkok

Posted by williamtaylor on 16/1/2010 at 18:10

Is getting a 2 month tourist visa for China in Bangkok possible? I went to several travel agencies and was told that they could only arrange a 1 month tourist visa. Am I likely to have better luck by visiting the embassy? Is it possible to extend a 1 month visa after entering China? I plan to enter through Vietnam overland and fly out of Chengdu to KL. ...

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air asia ??

Posted by rc on 8/11/2009 at 05:52

if air asia a reliable airline to book internal flights ???is from bangkok to phuket and kho samui ?? ...

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Climbing/Bouldering partner for Ko Tao

Posted by pspoulin on 15/1/2010 at 14:08

Hi guys. I am currently in Ko Tao. Im looking for a climbing partner to explore the climbing/bouldering possibilities here with. I'll be in ko tao for another week (jan14-21). Let me know if you're interested. Paskal ...

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Niyana Guesthouse

Posted by think87 on 25/11/2009 at 17:29

Sad news since the review said you loved this place so much, but was was in that phanom the other day and all thats left of Niyana is a boarded up place with a Niyana sign on it. When i asked someone they pointed me to chai von, but i guess its been closed for a little bit or in the process of moving... ...

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Elephants in Southern Thailand?

Posted by cheeco on 15/1/2010 at 16:38

Hi everyone, I was just wondering if there is an Elephant center in southeast Thailand, specifically on Koh Tao/Phangan/Samui? I see the Eco Nature Tour on Phangan, but I don't want to see an elephant show of any kind- something more like the Lampang center or the center in Chiang Mai. This might be a stretch, but I thought I would ask as I can't seem to find info elsewhere. Thanks! Robyn ...

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3 week itinerary tweaking

Posted by kbjhtravel on 10/1/2010 at 02:12

My friend and i are going to thailand April 29, for about 3 weeks. we are flying into Bangkok and will arrive late that night, would you suggest we stay in a hostel or hotel the first night being there? We are planning these Places and are not sure how long to stay at each place, Bangkok--> Chaing Mai--> Phuket + islands--> a city right outside of bangkok--> bangkok im not to sure how to allocate our days in each place, i want to make sure we have enough time at each location to expe ...

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A few things

Posted by jeffuk on 15/1/2010 at 15:26

Hi guys, I land in Bangkok next week, can't wait. My girlfriend has decided to join me on the 27th, she's flying into Koh Samui but wont be there until around 5pm will there still be boats over to Koh Phangan at this time? Also she really wants to stay in Haad Rin for the full moon party, does anyone know of anywhere that might not be overly advertised where we may get a room, what are the chances of me turning up on the 24-25th and being able to secure a room? everywhere seems booked up ...

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Posted by L_Graham on 8/1/2010 at 04:28

hey guys im going to pattaya firstly at the start of my 5-6 month travels mainly because i have a friend who is comin over for 3 weeks for a holiday and he wants to go, after that i shall be travlling around on my own which i am so much looking forward to, i jst would like to know the main area in pattaya like the liveliest part or street, ive been to patong, phuket and it was bangla road there what is it in pattaya? thanks all Liam ...

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Following the Mekong from Nong Khai (Tilapia?)

Posted by exacto on 13/1/2009 at 23:52

This question is primarily for Tilapia but I'd love to hear from others too. I'm looking to spend some time later this year following the Mekong both up and down river from Nong Khai. I did this nearly a decade ago now and it was very charming, old-school Thailand backpacker with bamboo along the waterside. You'd mentioned in an earlier post about hiring a motor scooter from Nong Khai as an option for travel. What about other possibilities? How good/frequent/reliable is the local transpor ...

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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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