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Which island ?

Posted by robynb on 16/11/2009 at 08:32

Hope someone can help? Family holiday in Thailand towards end Jan, and the idea is to go from Chiang Mai down south for a beach holiday. Have 3 boys (10,13,15) in tow and so don't want the journey to be a huge mission, but also want to avoid the very touristy islands. However, want more than just a beautiful beach (we're from New Zealand so not at all beach-deprived)- Thai culture, some activities etc - and keep going around in circles as I read all the guides and reports! Have thought of ...

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Best Bodysurfing Near Bangkok

Posted by themuths on 19/11/2009 at 12:42

I'm looking for the best (or a reasonably good) beach to bodysurf that's near Bangkok. I'm finishing up my cycling trip and will have a few days in early December, so I don't want to have to travel far to get to the beach. Already spent time at Ko Samet, so currently Ko Chang is the top choice. Is there a particular beach that's the best for body-surfing waves? Or is there a better beach somewhere else entirely? Thanks for the assistance... ...

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Accommodation in Kho San Road

Posted by Travel1221 on 8/11/2009 at 15:31

Hi all, When I was last in BKK, I stayed at a very nice guesthouse in Kho San Road called Mom's Guesthouse. Trying to mail them (but with no luck) for our next trip in December. Can anyone please recommend a nice budget guesthouse in Kho San Road in the region of about 400 THB per night for a double. ...

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Long Term Luggage storage in Bangkok

Posted by Stancy on 20/11/2009 at 05:01

Hi I will be travelling SEA for 2 months and have some excess baggage that i cant throw away bt dont want to backpack around with and tips on somewhere cheap i can store a bag in Bangkok (airports and train stations seem to be on the expensive side) ...

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Bangkok???

Posted by Kiah on 18/11/2009 at 00:10

Can anyone suggest a good area to stay in Bangkok. I'm currently looking at hotels but overwhelmed by the size of the city. Want to stay in quiet a central location with good public transport links and in a mid range hotel. Any suggestions would be most welcome! ...

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Ko Samet Adventures

Posted by husqvarna on 10/11/2009 at 08:36

I will be in Thailand in January and plan on spending a few days on Ko Samet. 3 nights or 4 nights better?? I am rather adventurous, how about kayaking and deep sea fishing? Thanks ...

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Urgent Thailand visa query - in Trat and ready to go

Posted by lozza1978 on 21/11/2009 at 11:36

Hi Everyone I arrived in thailand via Dubai and received a 30 day stamp in my passport, 3 days later I flew to Cambodia to meet a friend and give him a letter containing money from his parents. I flew back into Thailand and received another 30 day stamp. However my 30 days are nearly up and im in Trat right now wanting to go to Phnom Penh and apply for a tourist visa. I was under the impression I could do this, but I have just been speaking to some travellers and they say I wi ...

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Is £2000 enough?

Posted by alllondonuk on 20/11/2009 at 06:41

Can anyone help? I leave on Sunday, have barely £2000 and was going to slum it all the way through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Doing as much as i can. It's all been a last minute thing and very rushed but i am worried about money. Any tips and ideas? Ta ...

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Khao Sok solo on a budget

Posted by damo on 18/11/2009 at 22:04

Khao Sok looks amazing and I would definitely love to visit while I'm in the area. Only problem it seems to be aimed more towards families and tourists with prices to match. It would be way out of my budget to go with say Limestone Lake tours. Is there any way to do this on the cheap? I don't mind roughing it, walking a lot or anything like that. ...

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From Ao Nang to Ko Lanta...

Posted by themudblood on 19/11/2009 at 15:30

Hey guys, Can anyone pls advise me on the following: a. The best and cheapest way to get to Ko Lanta from Ao Nang? b. Is it possible to do a day-trip to Ko Lanta? If yes, what are the highlights? Thank you vm! themudblood, my ...

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cavelodge - Mae Hong Son

Posted by miked on 18/11/2009 at 16:00

Hi, My partner and I are thinking of spending 5 days here http://www.cavelodge.com/ from 22nd Dec to 27th - Were thinking about do a trek and some kayaking. Was wondering if any one has been and think this is a good idea. We are in Thailand for only 3 weeks and thought we would do this after 2 days in Chang Mai before heading down to Southern Thailand for a few days on the beaches. Cheers ...

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Getting to Chiang Mai airport from Pai

Posted by rose51 on 18/11/2009 at 15:10

Hi we have to get to Chiang Mai airport from Pai in two weeks time. The flight leaves from Chiang Mai at 12.30 to meet a connecting flight at Bangkok to Krabi (we booked before the direct Chiang Mai to Phuket fights became available much to our annoyance). I'm told a mini bus takes about 3.5 hours to get to Chiang Mai and may drop off other passengers at different locations making the journey longer. We do not have the budget to fly from Pai to Chiang Mai and I think all Nok air fli ...

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Viewed 3,551 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by rose51 on 19/11/2009 at 23:23

festival's in thailand & maleysia ?

Posted by Hadi on 24/10/2009 at 19:06

let's know something about festival's in thailand & maleysia i know thailand has a rain festival i'v been there .. it's wet and beautiful ...

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Khao Sok (with out a preplanned tour)

Posted by Andreph on 19/11/2009 at 02:32

Hello I am curious to know about doing Khao Sok Tours, with out doing a tour. Things I would like to do: Stay in a tree house Stay in a raft house Go toobing And do some hiking The price’s I find during my research are around $250 US – am I just being froogle, or does that seem like a fair price. It’s hard to justify 4 days = $250 dollars Any advice or info will help Thanks Andre ...

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what do you know about these festivals ?

Posted by Hadi on 4/11/2009 at 15:58

Halloween Now a children’s holiday. Halloween was originally a Celtic “ festival for the dead . celebrated on the last day of the Celtic year , October 31 . one story was that , on that day , the disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year . it was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife . naturally , the still-living did not want to be possessed . so , on the night ...

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rock climbing

Posted by climbg on 21/10/2009 at 14:53

hi, can anyone give me advice to what rock climbing is like in thailand and laos? i'll be travelling alone and will be taking my climbing shoes and harness with me. is there an organisation running the climbing activities in thailand and laos? any tips will be greatly appreciated. cheers, :) ...

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Any Ideas Please!

Posted by jwgacy on 5/11/2009 at 04:27

Hi Has any one got any idea how to get from Koh Yao Noi to Ko Mook ...

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Train/Bus from and to Ayutthaya, Lopburi and K'buri

Posted by jamiemcl on 15/11/2009 at 16:40

Hi all, Thanks for the hugely useful information for my questions regarding itinerary a wee while back. I am off at the end of this week, and had originally had the idea I would move from Chiang Mai (a few nights up in Pai) down through Sukhothai , Lopburi , Ayutthaya , Kanchanaburi and down to Bangkok (over 17 nights) leaving each place as I felt like it (within the limit of 18 days). However, it looks as though trains for the time I'm going (19/12 - 3/01) need to be booked in adva ...

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Why should I travel to Thailand?

Posted by gapyearescape on 13/11/2009 at 09:18

When I first planned my RTW trip I originally planned only 3 nights in Bangkok and then straight on to Australia. What a mistake that would have been! The whole of Thailand is amazing (why do people miss the north?). Saying that the whole of south east asia is amazing. If anyone needs any inspiring check out this video. Hope this helps someone. Amar ...

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Haad Rin Nai Haad Rin Nok

Posted by Andreph on 15/11/2009 at 00:44

(Silly question) - I will be going to the FMP at the end of January, and I have been looking for places to stay, and I was just curious how far the walk is from Had Rin Nia to Had Rin Nok ...

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