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land or sea?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 17/9/2009 at 08:28

whats the best travel option to get from pattaya to ko tao? by land or sea(if even possible by sea). by land looks like a pain in the a$$ because i would have to travel BACK up to bangkok where im originally coming from then swing back down due to the geography of the sea. by sea looks like a straight shot...any advice?? ...

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ko tao accommodations..?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 17/9/2009 at 08:18

are there any accommodations in ko tao or is it just a day tripper? ...

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Help with my itinerady

Posted by Manumask on 16/9/2009 at 00:42

Hello! Me and my gf have 5 weeks in Asia. Sorry for the long post hehe but we are very close to our first international holiday and still have a lot of doubts!!! We like sun, beaches, nature and culture equally, and we are not looking for nightlife that is why we will spend only 1 day in Bangkok. I wanted to spend only a day each in Koh Phang Nan and Koh Tao but because she found out about the FMP I had to change it, my gf really wants to go I personally don't mind(are HMP any better?).. W ...

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one-two-go airline placed on EU blacklist

Posted by sayadian on 16/9/2009 at 13:59

THE families of a couple killed in a plane crash while travelling through Asia said today their deaths were "preventable". The parents of Alex Collins and Bethan Jones, whose grandparents, Howard and Harriet Collins, come from Mumbles, have also warned about the dangers of flying on airplanes listed on an EU blacklist. Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the air disaster at Phuket, Thailand, when the budget operator One-Two-Go crashed on approach to landing, killing 90 passengers and ...

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when to book hostels/bungalows

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 16/9/2009 at 03:53

im leaving for thailand in beginning of december..planning on staying till end of january[2 months] when should i start booking my hostels and/or bungalows ...

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visa for US citizen

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 16/9/2009 at 01:50

im a US citizen and plan on visiting thailand for 2 months[ dec 1st - jan 31st] do i need a visa? if so do i need it before i get there or when i get there? and how long before it expires? thanks ...

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Chiang Dao Nest

Posted by ano_1 on 16/9/2009 at 07:25

Hi, After reading the many great reviews of Chiang Dao Nest 1, I am seriously considering a stay there. However I have a few reservations which I hope readers may be able to assit with. Is the location so isolated you are obliged to use only the Nest's restaurants? Bungalow size: would a bungalow support 3 teenagers? Re aforesaid teenagers does the area hold enough activities to captivate for a 3 or more day stay? I know and look forward to the bungalows rustic nature, however how rustic, a ...

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What market to visit ?

Posted by boleslav on 11/9/2009 at 21:18

We will be in Thailand for 3 weeks, visiting Bangkok and Chiang Mai. We'd like to visit a local market, to see the color, smell the spices, food, enjoy the local fare. What market would you recommend for us to see for authenticity (not interested in purchasing pirated video, T shirts from China nor electronic ... ) thank you, ...

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best time to visit thai beaches

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 15/9/2009 at 05:43

im wondering when the best time of year is to visit southern thai beaches...when the sands are the whitest and water the clearest. from what i understand after the rainy season the beaches can look a little less appealing? ...

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Which beach/island?

Posted by Susan on 13/9/2009 at 07:34

We will be in Laos and maybe Vietnam or Cambodia for four weeks next February. We want to end the trip on a realaxing beach...Choices we are considering are Koh Pu/Jum, Ko Chang, or the Surin Isands Nat. Park. Also thought about Phu Quoc in Vietnam. Last time we were in Thailand we did the Poseidan Live aboard in the Similans and loved it, but we want to stay put this time at the beach. We are looking for a quiet spot, with good swimming and snorkeling not too far. Any suggestions would b ...

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Chiang Mai-Sukhothai-Kanchanaburi-Bangkok

Posted by ano_1 on 14/9/2009 at 07:46

Hi, I would welcome some opinions of travelling from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai to Kanchanburi to Bangkok. Will have young (and hopefully willing) teenagers in tow, time constraints will only allow 2 nights in Sukhothai (New Sukhothai) and Kanchanaburi. Does the difficulty of the do-ability outweigh the benefits of visiting said Sukhothai and Kanchanaburi. Many thanks for any advice/ opinions offered ...

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Questions and itinerary

Posted by TheAlmightyBob on 13/9/2009 at 10:47

(sorry for the vague title and long message, but it seemed perhaps preferable to starting multiple threads... feel free to tell me if I was mistaken) I'm dragging two friends on a quick (3 week) tour through Vietnam/Cambodia/Thailand. Yes, it's very much the well-beaten tourist path. We probably best fit the "flashpacker" category (a term I never came across until Travelfish)... overland travel, budget-but-not-too-budget guesthouses, etc... First, some questions: 1. Chiang Mai trekkin ...

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Railay and surroundings in October?

Posted by Sampan on 10/9/2009 at 13:25

Hi all, Would the area around Railay be very crowded in October? ...

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Casino bus to Poipet?

Posted by lukebp on 13/9/2009 at 10:33

Hi, I've heard some reports about a "gambler's express" that departs somewhere around Lumphini Park on Weekend mornings and takes you straight to the border. This seems like it's inarguably the best way to get there. Does anyone have the precise details about this service - where it departs from, exactly, and when? ...

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Bangkok->KoSametAfter4pm

Posted by artformsnow on 12/9/2009 at 23:21

Hi folks, I'm planning a trip for this December. My plane will get into Bangkok from Almaty somewhere between 4 and 5pm on a Monday and I'm trying to make it to Ko Samet. Is it possible to do it that day or should I plan to spend the night in Bangkok? From what I've read, it's 3 or 3.5 hours to Ban Phe by bus and the ferries to Samet make their last run around 5 or 6pm so that's out. What about the speedboats? Or would it be advisable to take the bus to Ban Phe (arriving around 9 or ...

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Ayutthaya/day trip where to leave the luggage?

Posted by boleslav on 10/9/2009 at 03:34

Our plan is to take a morning ride to Ayuthaya, explore the wats and hop onto the sleeper train on to Chaing Mai. The questions is what should we do with our luggage while visiting the temples (probably on the bike). thank you. ...

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Viewed 7,645 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by boleslav on 11/9/2009 at 21:19

Best snorkelling in Thailand???

Posted by coopr on 10/9/2006 at 23:34

Back to Thailand later this year... looking for opinions on the best places to snorkel. Already familiar with Koh Tao, Phagnan, PhiPhi, Krabi, Chang but want to try other places. Looking at Koh Lipe, Tarutao and Koh Rok but would welcome other suggestions and opinions on these places. ...

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how is the beaches at Haad Nopphara Thara?

Posted by Sampan on 3/9/2009 at 16:43

Hello all! I'm soon to leave for a 8 month stay in SEA, mainly Thailand, but will also be visiting some of the neighbouring countries. My travel plans are very "loose" and for Thailand they look something like; arrive in Bangkok and spend about a week to get a feel for it and do some shopping. After that (in the beginning of October) i'm heading down to Krabi and plan to find some quiet and simple beach accommodation suitable for recreation and stay for a month or two. So far t ...

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Cooking classes in Samui area

Posted by dgwcooper on 10/9/2009 at 19:05

Does anyone know if there are any good Thai cooking classes available on or near Ko Samui ? I'm in Chiang Mai right now and wanted to do one here, but my time is running short and I don't think I'll fit it in. But I'll be staying on Ko Samui or Ko Tao for about a week later this month; might I be able to get my culinary fix there? ...

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Trekking and Rafting Northern Thailand

Posted by ano_1 on 10/9/2009 at 15:54

Hi All, I would greatly appreciate some information/opinions/advice on trekking and bamboo rafting in Northern Thailand. What areas and operators should I look to? We are a family of 5 with young teenage kids. Trekkng through beautiful country, with some bamboo rafting thrown in the mix would be fantastic. Open to whole day, overnighting or longer. Many thanks for taking the time to help. ...

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