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Luxury resorts versus backpackers on Ko Phi Phi

Posted by Tallybalt on 7/9/2009 at 21:07

This will be my first trip to Thailand, and I will be spending most of my time on Ko Phi Phi . Is there a significant advantage at saying at a luxury resort versus a backpacker bungalow organisation closer to the ko phi phi town? I don't need luxury comfort or fancy restaurants, but I do want to have access to pristine beaches with spectacular snorkeling. Are the beaches on Ko Phi Phi privately owned by the resorts, or will most of the beaches have sections that are generally open to other t ...

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Bangkok Late Arrival - Transfer to Ko Tao

Posted by tristan99 on 30/11/2009 at 19:04

Hi All - seeking advice: am arrivinginto Suvarnabhumi at 10.45pm on a Sunday, looking to get to Ko Tao - quickest seems to fly to Surat T (Nokair have flights for B1250/person leaving at 7am - but from Don Muang). Is there a way to do it that isn't totally painful? wondering if we'll get through customs before midnight - where should we cab to and stay the night in order to make the connection? (some have suggested loitering around the airport...) Or should we can the idea and stay a few n ...

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Viewed 3,371 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tristan99 on 6/12/2009 at 10:45

Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok

Posted by woden1809 on 5/12/2009 at 05:09

Hi, I know this has been covered before, but I have some questions regarding timetables! I want to get the Bangkok-Vientiane train which leaves Bangkok at 6:30 in the evening. I will be setting out from Siem Reap and want to arrive in Bangkok by the time of my train departure, but it looks like I will just miss it. I will get a bus to Poipet, but as I understand buses and trains which run from Aranyaprathet (other than very early departures) tend to arrive at or around the time of departure ...

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Ferry to Phi Phi

Posted by adelaidean on 19/6/2008 at 05:34

Do all ferries to Phi phi leave from Rassada pier (phuket town) We need to get there in July and have had varying reports that different ferries leave from different piers??? How far is the pier from Phuket town?? Thankyou ...

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New years, Koh Samet or Bangkok

Posted by sabenemmons on 1/12/2009 at 16:25

We are currently on a RTW trip and are heading to SEA. This will be our first time in Thailand. My younger brother is flying out to spend the holidays with us and it is his first time abroad at all. He will be in for Christmas through the new year. We are really stuck on what to do for New years and are looking for a little advice. We would like to stick around the Bangkok area (4-5 hours). We are down for a party but not a stupid cluster*&$% like the full moon parties. We were looking at Koh Sa ...

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Phuket to Ko Lantra

Posted by miked on 2/12/2009 at 18:05

Hi, Could someone please help. What is the quickest was to get from Phuket to Ko Lantra. Was told this would be a good island to spend some time just relaxing on a beach, reading and chilling out in the evenings. Hopefully will be spending 29th Dec to 05th Jan. Looking for some accomadation also, around 1,000 to 1,250 THB per nigh - Any suggestions. Is it a good option ? We would have just finished in the north for 10days - Changi Mai and then to Cavelodge in Mae Hong Son for some trip ...

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Thailand re-entry

Posted by mishacookie01 on 24/11/2009 at 04:57

I am traveling in and out of Bangkok from Dec 9- Jan 18. I got a tourist visa, but they only let me in twice. I am planing on doing BKK-Laos-BKK-Burma-Chain Rai-Vietnam-Cambodia-BKK. So I need to enter Thailand at least 4 times. Guy at the embassy was not helpful at all and said I need to check with immigration once I get there. Do you know how easy it is to get re-entry permit or visa? ...

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30 day Thai visa

Posted by pdrysdale on 23/11/2009 at 12:45

Hi, I'm here in Thailand for 35 days but my visa is only valid for 30 days. Do you think i could "get away with it" when i leave back to the UK or should i extend it beforehand? If so, how do i extend it and can I do this in or around Phuket? Many Thanks in advance Paddy. ...

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Travel buddy - Phuket (Dec 26-29)

Posted by ronaldev on 1/12/2009 at 18:58

Hi there, Anyone traveling to Phuket on Dec 26-29? Looking for a travel buddy and good itineraries for the trip, any suggestion? ...

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train tickets

Posted by Renee2383 on 26/11/2006 at 01:16

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this. I need to be in Chiang Mai the 23rd of Dec. So, I wanted to take the overnight train( #13) leaving at 7:35 on the 22nd of Dec. How possible is it to just be able to book this ticket when I arrive in Bangkok the 17th of Dec, or should I just go ahead and book it now? Thanks for all help. ...

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Lake Safari from Bangkok, a new and unique experience in Thailand. Trip report

Posted by jonasnilsson888 on 1/12/2009 at 08:52

Hey Fellow travelers and expats, I have been traveling in Thailand for many years and I d I just had my best Thailand experience, One of our friends old us about this trip that he and his family had just been on and it sounded very exiting and different. They had been on a 4 day lake safari trip on the Khao Laem lakes in the Kanchanaburi province. We booked the trip looked forward to this unknown adventure. We got picked up from our hotel in Bangkok and went to Kanchanaburi, where we visited t ...

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Viewed 4,275 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Thaiman on 1/12/2009 at 14:50

THAILAND HELP!!!!! (DESPERATELY!)

Posted by omalleyjulia on 27/11/2009 at 09:45

Hi everyone, i really need help, im very stressed out about trying to plan my holiday to thailand. i have 2 weeks from the 17th of dec untill the 1st. i havent booked any accom yet, but i dont really want to do too many islands in such a short time. i want to go to phuket,phi phi, krabi, samui and ko pah yan. where should i spend xmas and where should i spend new year? keeping in mind i have to be back in phuket to catch my flight home in the late afternoon of the 1st. i wanted to go to ...

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From Phuket to Krabi

Posted by shadek on 30/11/2009 at 18:15

Hi all, I'm still on the planning stage of my trip and one of the options is to fly from HCM straight to Phuket , but I would get to Phuket Airport at around 23.35. Is is possible to get any kind of transportation (without being overcharged) to a hostel nearby at this time? I checked some options at Mai Khao. Perhaps I would spend the next day there, or just move on to Krabi. Any tips, please? Thanks Sani ...

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PHUKET AIRPORT TO PHI PHI - HELP

Posted by rc on 26/11/2009 at 23:30

Hi guys can anyone help need the easiest way to get from Phuket airport to Phi Phi ... we are staying at : Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort & Spa (49 Moo 8 | T. Aonang, A. Muang Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand) please help cheers rc ...

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Going to Cambodia and Thailand Itinerary help

Posted by melloluis on 29/11/2009 at 22:39

Hey!! Im going to Cambodia and Thailand in the last week of December and im planning on staying about 1 month in each country, I really appreciate if somebody can recomend me cities to visit. Im travelling on budget and looking for adventure and off the track places. Thanks for your help ...

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Viewed 2,270 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Lother on 30/11/2009 at 04:18

Travelfish Guides..is there a Thailand Pack ?

Posted by jakethedog on 25/11/2009 at 08:55

Just wondering if there is a Thailand Pack for the Travelfish PDF guides ? Our trip is coming up in 13 weeks so I need to start doing some serious planning and research. Thanks in advance Dan ...

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Viewed 2,301 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 29/11/2009 at 12:38

Itinerary help!

Posted by jellyfishies on 28/11/2009 at 21:19

Hi, Myself and my best friend are heading over to Thailand for just over a month starting on 10th December. We were just wondering whether it is best to book in advance or see how things work out when we get there as we're aware that it's peak season and we're picking some of the more popular places to go? Also, if anyone has any suggestions on places to stay it will be much appriciated! Out itinerary so far looks a little something like this: Bangkok (4 days) Chaing Mai (7 days) Fly to ...

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Booking bus, train and ferry during high season

Posted by JesseNYC on 28/11/2009 at 15:03

I'm going to be traveling quite a bit by bus, train and ferry starting December 24th. How far in advance should I be booking all my transportation? Do buses, ferries and trains fill up frequently? Here's my route Chang Mai -> BKK -> Ko Phagnan -> Ko Tao -> Ko Phi Phi -> Ko Muk -> Malaysia ...

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Viewed 2,545 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 29/11/2009 at 12:07

Khao Sok to Phuket- any info highly appreciated

Posted by Seba on 26/11/2009 at 21:53

Hi guys, does anyone when the latest bus from Khao Sok national park to Phuket runs? Is there only public buses, or also minivans? I have a late evening flight from Phuket and would therefore like to stay as long as possible in Khao Sok... ...

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What's there to do in Ko Muk?

Posted by JesseNYC on 28/11/2009 at 06:42

I've heard good things about using Ko Muk as a jumping off point for other islands. What other islands can I get to from Ko Muk? Is it expensive or time-consuming to travel to/from Ko Muk? Starting December 28th, I have around 23 days to see spots in southern Thailand, so here's my itinerary. Does it make sense? Thanks for the help!! Here's what I'm thinking for my itinerary: Ko Phangan - 5 nights Ko Tao - 5 nights Ko Phi Phi - 4 nights Ko Muk - 5 nights ...

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