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Ko Yao Yai (3D2N) - need loads of info!

Posted by cuffedbloke on 3/11/2009 at 00:38

Hi Kind Souls, Need some advice as I've never been to this island. I'll be arriving in Phuket early on the 13th of Nov by air (8:30am ETA). I'd like to head straight to Ko Yao Yai instead of Phi Phi as originally planned (if this is a silly idea let me know!). Need to know: 1. I read somewhere renting a motorbike in Phuket and ferrying it over is possible. a. How much is the bike rental per day? b. What do I need to rent the bike? c. How much to ferry it across one way? d. Can ...

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Railay beach - Lanta

Posted by will_hutchings on 30/10/2009 at 21:03

Hi there was wondering if someone could help me out. me and my girlfriend are going to be in Ko Lanta for Christmas and i am a bit confused on the best way to get there. our flights to krabi are booked (Air asia, only about £15 each ha ha aha) and get in at 12.45 on 22nd Dec but our accomodation in Lanta is booked from 23rd so thought we might check out Railay beach for the day. I've read conflicting reports about the ferry that picks up from Railay (ie if it actually does or not) and w ...

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New Year in Tahiland 2009

Posted by elgeras on 5/11/2009 at 00:03

Hello!!!! My girlfriend and I are going to spend new year in thailand. By the 27th of december we will be in Phuket, willing to travel around or to the islands. We want to party a bit, but not blow our brains out. What city or island and what place do you recommend us to be in new year with out spending $hundresd$ in accomodation? ...

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Carrying cash

Posted by mattocmd on 18/12/2008 at 03:49

Hello, I am in the US at the moment and I fly to Thailand in a few weeks. I have about $2000 US worth of Korean won. I did my research and decided it would be best to carry the won to Thailand and convert it directly into baht. This avoids getting screwed twice. This will leave me with a large sum of baht and I don't know what to do. I would really hate to carry that much around but I think I am stuck. I will be in Thailand for about two months and will spend all of this money but I w ...

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Viewed 6,066 times, with 23 replies. Last reply by marjolijnc on 5/11/2009 at 16:18

Air Asia to offer direct Chiang Mai - Phuket flights

Posted by Captain_Bob on 4/11/2009 at 19:14

Starting Dec 1, 2009... Phuket (HKT) - Chiang Mai (CNX) FD3974 10:35 12:50 Chiang Mai (CNX) - Phuket (HKT) FD3975 13:30 15:50 Some all-up 1,290THB seats available in December for those who grab early. ...

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1 month thailand/singapore: advice is welcome!

Posted by BlackFlag on 4/11/2009 at 15:24

Hello, My wife and I are travelling in Thailand/Singapore from the 24th of december till the 24th of januari. It’s are second time in Thailand, so we visited already: Bangkok (several tilmes), Kanchanaburi, Ayuthaya, Sukhothai, Lopburi, Chiang Khan, Nongkhai and Koh Samet. We also have visited Cambodia and Vietnam for a month, so we don’t mind travelling in less comfortable circumstances. We like a little bit of everything, so I tried to make an itinerary with some culture, nature/trek ...

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Showers in Koh Tao

Posted by Soontobethere on 3/11/2009 at 20:55

Strange question but alot of places to stay in Koh Tao offer cold showers for the cheaper rooms. Are these actually cold or does the water heat up naturally so the water actually comes out quite warm and bearable? Going to Koh Tao in January. Thanks Soontobethere ...

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Viewed 1,399 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by greenman42 on 4/11/2009 at 11:24

Thailand from Singapore

Posted by grinders on 18/10/2009 at 18:21

Hi everybody, My friend and I are flying to Singapore on Jan 5th 2010 for a month in Asia. We need to be in Bangkok for Jan 14th and are looking at the best (and cheapest) ways to travel up there whilst seeing places on the way. I've heard by train is the best - anybody have any tips or links? Thanks for your help! Amy ...

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Chiang Rai 2 days and which Gibbon?

Posted by NewbieC on 3/11/2009 at 17:24

Hello We're flying from Bangkok to Chiang Rai and then crossing into Laos from there. Is it worth spending only 2 full days in Chiang Rai (as I've read Chiang Rai best for trekking and don't think we'll be doing and there) or should we head directly into Laos after one night in Chiang Rai?....Wouldn't normally ask such detailed question but we're trying to figure out dates to book Gibbon experience. Also - any thoughts on whether it makes for a much different experience whether we do the ...

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Ko Lanta or Krabi

Posted by westcoastmimi on 2/11/2009 at 05:36

We are traveling in Dec/Jan for about 4 weeks with 2 kids, 8 and 10, arriving in BKK. After getting over jetlag, we will head down to Ko Jum for 4-5 days to decompress and then would like to spend a week in either Ko Lanta or Krabi before heading back up north to visit Kanchanaburi, Ayuthya, Lopburi. Which would be more suitable for our family - Lanta or Krabi? We want quiet, but not that quiet. Where would you stay? So many choices... ...

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Viewed 5,249 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by westcoastmimi on 3/11/2009 at 12:47

maya bay

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 2/10/2009 at 08:04

does "the beach" live up to the hype?? ill be there end of december/ beginning of january...is it overcrowded during this time? ...

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Viewed 1,838 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by jasonkim8486 on 3/11/2009 at 04:42

Trekking agencies

Posted by monicav on 12/9/2009 at 18:45

Hi, Looking for good agencies for trekking in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. Any suggestions Thanks ...

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Viewed 2,137 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by nat888 on 3/11/2009 at 00:42

Bangkok Hotel - First night treat - Advice?

Posted by Tazzfalcon on 20/12/2008 at 23:44

Hello, this is my first post. Im going to Bangkok in mid march 09 where im meeting my girlfriend for the first time in 4 months, shes been away doing the packpacker thing through Oz, NZ etc. As a bit of a treat id like to stay somewhere a bit more upmarket the first night there before downgrading to standard backpacker guesthouses. Does anyone have any advice of any nice (min 3* pref 4*) hotels in "central" bangkok (there or there abouts...) max im looking to spend is about £40 GBP (g ...

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World Series in Bangkok? Nov. 4th

Posted by Dylan on 1/11/2009 at 12:01

I know this may come off as kind of crass... ...but I'm a die-hard New York Yankees fan, arriving in Bangkok late on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Does anyone know any expat bars that might be playing the World Series on Wednesday morning? I suppose I can always resort to a quasi-legal internet stream, but there's no fun in that. ...

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Viewed 1,870 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 2/11/2009 at 15:55

Trat Accomodation

Posted by 4439 on 15/10/2007 at 19:42

We will be spending a night at Trat and take the ferry to Koh Kood the next morning. We are looking for places to spend the night. Nothing flashy, but a place that's clean, has attached bathroom and is easy to get to from the point where our bus (from Bangkok) would drop us. Budget would be something around 750 Baht. Please do let us know if you have any suggestions that fit the requirements above! ...

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Viewed 3,315 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by bensadlier on 2/11/2009 at 13:13

travel from Bangkok to Khao Lak?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 2/11/2009 at 05:24

what are my options from getting to Khao Lak from Bangkok? on a budget so will not be flying. ...

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Viewed 7,730 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by tezza on 2/11/2009 at 09:28

Ko Tao

Posted by Stormbag on 2/11/2009 at 06:02

Hi, My girlfriend and I are planning our trip to Thailand, we are arriving in BKK on 6th Jan and plan to spend 3/4 nights there before taking the train to Crumphon and onto Ko Tao , before heading back out of BKK on the 22nd. I am worried whether that 10/11 nights on Ko Tao would be too long in one place bearing in mind neither of us dive but are more than happy mixing relaxing on beach with activities such as watersports, exploring etc. Samui and Phangan do not appeal to us as want so ...

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Viewed 1,423 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 2/11/2009 at 08:29

From Nakorn Shri to Krabi town

Posted by lenjac on 1/11/2009 at 17:12

Is it possible to make a one day trip to Krabi when we are staying in Nakhon Sri Thammarat? ...

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Viewed 1,698 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 2/11/2009 at 08:00

Chiang Mai accommodations

Posted by PDX on 14/9/2009 at 03:35

I'm planning on visiting Chiang Mai for a month, Dec. 15h - Jan. 15th, and need to find a quiet clean place with wifi in room, and a fridge. Is this possible for under 400 USD? TIA! ...

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60 day free visa for those going overland is rubbish!

Posted by furneburner on 8/10/2009 at 14:37

Well today i contacted the consulate in Brisbane about a free visa, as i am going overland from Malaysia. I have an outbound ticket from Bangkok to Manila. After two conversations with my thai girlfriend and one with me, the lady said I am not eligable, because i do not have a inbound and outbound ticket to thailand. The free visas cannot be gotten if going overland. BULLCRAP! I dont have a problem paying, but thats not the point. Everyone else gets it for free, so why should i pay? ...

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Viewed 3,410 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by exacto on 1/11/2009 at 22:51


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