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Thai name for favourite dish

Posted by swag on 29/10/2009 at 11:19

Am heading back to thailand next week for a weeks break. One of my favourite dishes has been deep fried squid with whole cloves of deep fried garlic sprinkled on the top. Does anyone know the Thai name for this. cheers ...

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Viewed 1,439 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by swag on 30/10/2009 at 05:56

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Help with riverboat trip to Luang Prabang??

Posted by chris1dna on 24/10/2009 at 02:22

I am looking to book a trip from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang Laos. I have transportation from Chaing Mai via friends but dont know the deal about what is the Best boat opperation going right now. I am looking for better accomadations than say backpacker this go around as I am accompanied by my parents on thier first trip to Thailand. I am married to a Thai and have one 18 month old along with my folks. I have been to Chaing Mai and the surrounding area about a half dozen times along with Cha ...

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Viewed 2,128 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by chris1dna on 30/10/2009 at 01:01

similan islands- daytrip or stayover?

Posted by Seba on 9/10/2009 at 20:42

Hi, I'm planning on going to the Similan Islands (leaving from Khao Lak) on December 11 and am curious to other people's experiences with daytours or stayover a ...

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Viewed 4,711 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by tezza on 29/10/2009 at 17:14

Northern Thailand from Chaing Mai one week Itinerary advice please

Posted by jodie6104 on 16/10/2009 at 20:52

As part of our honeymoon, my husband and I plan on spending a week in northern thailand. We fly into chiang mai and were wondering if anyone had any good itineraries for how to spend a week. We want it to be relaxing and relatively luxurious ( we can spend up to 2500 baht a night) and would like to spend some time in the golden triangle area/countryside as well as a bit of time for shopping/cookery course many thanks ...

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Viewed 8,874 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Travel1221 on 29/10/2009 at 13:03

Chiang mai to pak chong

Posted by seacucumber2000 on 29/10/2009 at 12:38

I want to do the wildlife tours in pak chong after leaving chiang mai. is a train the best option tp travel between the two?? the rough guide is no help! how often do they run, how long do they take and whats the rough price?? thanks!! ...

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Bangkok to Phu Quoc?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 29/10/2009 at 05:36

what are my options to get to Phu Quoc, Vietnam from Bangkok?? ...

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Proof that you're leaving?

Posted by emma066 on 28/10/2009 at 20:45

I am heading to Thailand in May, travelling North and then entering Laos by bus, travelling across Laos by bus/boat, into Cambodia, into Vietnam and up the coast. The only flight I am taking is at the end when I fly Hanoi > Bangkok and this is around 3 months later. My question is - How do I prove I am leaving Thailand within 30 days for VISA purposes? Ta! ...

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Viewed 1,405 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by emma066 on 28/10/2009 at 21:24

Budget Travel from Koh Samui to Phuket

Posted by gcrave on 27/10/2009 at 23:41

Hello, Does anyone have any ideas or websites where I can get information on buses and ferries costs and timetables? My girlfriend and I are island hopping from Koh Tao to Samui to then travel over to Phuket, we are trying to work out a budget for this trip. I know you need to travel from Samui to Don Sak/Surat Thani but can't find information from there. Thanks in advance. ...

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Viewed 3,538 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 28/10/2009 at 19:31

Air Asia - - HELP!

Posted by GregL on 28/10/2009 at 02:38

Hi All, First, great forum. I used the search function and was able to find most of what I needed to know for my upcoming trip to SE Asia. But now I've hit a snag - I planned to buy an Air Asia ticket from BKK to Phnom Pen as my proof of onward travel when I land in Thailand. But the Air Asia website repeadedly rejected my card and the rep at AA tells me that they do not accept cards from a bank issued in the USA. Is this true? Anybody have a workaround for this? Travel agency may ...

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Viewed 2,895 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by GregL on 28/10/2009 at 11:44

best way to get from Bangkok to Ko Libong

Posted by jwgacy on 28/10/2009 at 04:17

Hi can anyone please advise me on the best way to get from Bangkok to Ko libong, I have time but would like to spend as much as possible on Libong,Ngai,Muk ...

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Viewed 3,304 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 28/10/2009 at 10:16

Thai language classes, Bangkok

Posted by Gorey on 27/10/2009 at 21:03

Hello there, i had a hunt around the forum since i was sure this had been asked before but couldn't find anything too useful. anyway, At the start of next July i am moving out to Bangkok for 6 months, as part of a study/and currect uni project. Its not part of a formal exchange and so i'm not going to be with thai students or studying in any classes. With this in mind im looking to find somewhere to help me learn the language while im in bangkok. I intend to keep learning for the entirit ...

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Viewed 1,684 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Gorey on 28/10/2009 at 00:34

Where to stay near Ko San Road

Posted by emma066 on 26/10/2009 at 19:50

Where's the best place to stay near to Ko San Road? It's our first 2 nights of a 4 month trip and we want it to be fairly nice / quiet / close to Ko San / budget of £25 per night for the room... Any suggestions? ...

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Viewed 2,056 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by mifox2 on 27/10/2009 at 21:05

Ayutthaya or Sukhothai or both?

Posted by buecax on 21/10/2009 at 18:46

At the end of my SEA trip I have one week left before I fly home from Bangkok. I arrive at BKK airport on the evening of Oct 23rd and fly out from BKK airport on Oct 30th. So if I spend the first and last night in Bangkok that only leaves me 5 days to somewhere else. I understand Ayutthaya is very close to Bangkok but Sukhothai is about 5-6 hours away. So is there one to be preferred over the other or is it worth seeing both? ...

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Full Moon Party - accommodation

Posted by Travel1221 on 26/10/2009 at 14:21

Hi there, We will be attending the Full Moon party in December 2009. Thing is we are looking at booking accommodation (budget style) but having difficulty finding budget options. Can anyone advise on sea-front bungalow accommodation (not too close to the main FMP beach)which is relatively cheap and where we would not have to book a minimum of say 5 nights as our time on the island is limited. Our other option is to rather stay on Koh Tao and ferry it across for the party - but also a bit wei ...

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Viewed 4,567 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by tezza on 27/10/2009 at 18:27

The ten commandments for living in Thailand

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/10/2009 at 05:18

Bangkok resident Greg G has put together a pretty interesting list making up his Ten commandments for living in Thailand. What do you think of the list? ...

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Viewed 3,591 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 27/10/2009 at 17:42

hostel booking..

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 22/9/2009 at 04:03

im trying to book hostels/bungalows for december on this website, but it only shows availability for next three days or so..? how can i book for 2-3 months in advance? and what other websites provide great range of budget hostels/ bungalows with reviews? ...

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Viewed 2,403 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by jasonkim8486 on 27/10/2009 at 01:36

Flights - Phuket to Chiang Mai

Posted by Travel1221 on 26/10/2009 at 14:17

My boyfriend and I will be in Thailand in December '09 / January '10. We were thinking of flying from Phuket to Chiang Mai in order to avoid the long-haul bus/train travel on this route. Would you recommend we purchase flights over the internet prior to our trip or are there cheap deals which we could purchase once in Thailand - taking flight availability into account. Thanks. ...

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Viewed 1,899 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/10/2009 at 23:31

Where to go for good hilltribe treks in Thailand

Posted by sfinn on 4/10/2009 at 13:50

Hi All, I'm currently in Chiang Mai and interested in doing a 3 day trek but would prefer to get off the well-beaten paths around Chiang Mai. I'm very interested in spending some quality time in a hill tribe village but not one that is an exploited tourist attraction (don't know if there are any left). There are so many different towns that offer good hilltribe trekking: Nan, Soppong, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Chian Dao, Phayao... Having trouble picking one! Has anyone done a trek ...

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Viewed 2,570 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by sfinn on 26/10/2009 at 21:50

Loi Krathong***

Posted by soQQuadro on 9/9/2009 at 10:59

I'm pretty lucky, just found out that this year LK is going to be around the time I'm in Chiang Mai [according to MENTAL ITINERARY]week end 29th Oct- 2nd Nov and looks like an awesome festival to witness. Do you reckon it will be crazy busy so that booking is essential in guest houses? ...

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Viewed 3,196 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/10/2009 at 01:17

Getting in to Bangkok late at night

Posted by spaswink on 25/10/2009 at 19:01

Not sure if this is a stupid question (this is my first trip to Thailand, indeed my first trip overseas anywhere!) but here goes: My plane gets into Bangkok at a bit after 11pm; I'm heading in to the Khao San Road area to stay and just wondering if I'll have any difficulty finding a hostel where I'll get in alright around midnight or thereabouts (assuming the flight comes in on time)? I'm looking to book the first few nights accom in advance, so any suggestions of any particular places t ...

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Viewed 3,634 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by themuths on 25/10/2009 at 19:30


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