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Need help backpack shopping

Posted by Andreph on 24/9/2009 at 22:48

I am going to be spending about a month in Thailand. This is going to be my first big adventure. I need to get a backpack. I have spent quite a few days doing research, and yes I did read the top of the page that says Gear: Picking a Backpack. I am still kind of confused(or just and idoit). I just don’t know what to get. This is the most important piece of equpiment on any trip. Can anyone give me some good suggestions, and maybe a couple of links to websites? I will be spending most of my ...

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Nimmanoradee Boutique Resort, Ko Samet, stayed or dropped by?

Posted by Tennouji on 6/7/2009 at 21:43

Hi Yes an annoying "Has anyone stayed at..." question, I'm afraid! Has anyone either stayed at, or dropped in for lunch, or had a look as your tour boat passed - there is supposed to be good snorkeling nearby? I have trawled the net and have only found three reviews in English for this place which seems odd as it is supposed to have been open since 2005. It is on the last beach Ao Karang -past the flashy Paradee Resort & Spa. I walked to Karang from Sametville in 2004 and at that tim ...

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horror stories from thailand?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 18/9/2009 at 03:44

any one NOT enjoy there visit to thailand due certain circumstances? just had to ask ...

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Viewed 8,837 times, with 28 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 25/9/2009 at 11:47

weather in the south

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 25/9/2009 at 05:02

whats the weather in southern thailand bordering malaysia[ ko tarutao/ko lipe ] during december and january? does it rain alot? ...

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Looking for 1 more island to Ko Kradan...

Posted by boleslav on 24/9/2009 at 03:57

After slots of reading we are set on the Ko Kradan island for few days. But still looking for one more island to visit in this area where one could enjoy the nature, walks, kayaking, not the crowds. Can you help me please? ...

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True Thai story

Posted by MADMAC on 23/9/2009 at 12:58

I came to Thailand to live in June of 2007. My wife, myself and our little girl first stayed in my wife's village. Two days after I arrived, along came a fortune teller. Now, I think it's all hocus pocus, but it was only 20 baht - so why not? The lady tells me to go outside and find a leaf that talks to me. I tell her maybe plants talk to her, but they don't talk to me. My wife tells me to just go do it. So I walk outside and grab the first leaf I see. She takes it, mixes it with some powde ...

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When the dorm is a squat

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/9/2009 at 17:51

Matador has a good piece on a joint in Bangkok that isn't really quite what is seems -- you can read the full story here While we do incorporate third party listings into the booking side of Travelfish, rest assured we probably wouldn't write this place up, quite, well, how they write up themselves... ...

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Khao Lak to Trang - how?

Posted by boleslav on 23/9/2009 at 08:55

Our next stop will be the islands in the Trang province, Ko Kradan. How can we get there quickly from Khao Lak? thank you, ...

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More remote, less touristy and more 'Thai' culture in the south western islands

Posted by jojow25 on 23/9/2009 at 14:46

Hi guys, anyone out there been to any of the islands: Koh Ra Ko Phayam ? We want to explore an island or two and since we are going to be seeing a friend in Khao Lak (who is working there) we thought it would makes sense to do these islands rather than the more widely covered Koh Samui, Koh Phag nan etc on the East. Would love to hear anyone who has been to stay in any of these places. Could you recommend somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay (between 600 - 1000B) and also good walk ...

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Chiang Mai to Khao Lak- what's the best way?

Posted by boleslav on 23/9/2009 at 08:49

Hello dear travelers, we'll be coming to Khao Lka from Chiang Mai, what is the best transportation method so that we do not spend too much vacation time on the road? Thank you. ...

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travel itinerary..

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 23/9/2009 at 04:10

how long are bus/train rides from bangkok to ko tao? am i better off taking bus or train? same question for chiang mai to bangkok? anyone suggest nice places to visit between bangkok and ko tao? im on a budget ...

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nakhon si thammarat anyone?

Posted by fondo on 11/9/2009 at 08:09

Not a regular destination I know, but if anyone has information/recommendations about parks, beaches, accom, cultural interests - whatever - feel free to post! I'll be driving down the Central Coast from Hua Hin, so anything along the way would be good to know too. BTW, I've done extensive internet research, so I'm really looking for personal suggestions and experiences. Cheers! ...

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House to Rent for month

Posted by billbevan01 on 21/9/2009 at 01:55

Hi, my partner and me are returning to Thailand with our 6 month old baby. We're looking to stay in a couple of places for at least one month in each location. We'd like to stay in a small semi-rural location in the north with access to walks and in a quiet beach with some snorkelling and walking. We've been thinking of Chiang Rai and Koh Lanta but wonder if there are other places worth considering? Is Pai worth looking into? We're looking to avoid the high malarial risk areas near the borde ...

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Khao San street food

Posted by kerouac2 on 20/9/2009 at 01:10

Yes, I know that most of you have seen it and appreciated it in the past, but here is a small gallery of what was available in the KSR area last week: ...

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Viewed 2,799 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 22/9/2009 at 15:42

Cotton weaving in the south

Posted by wombatrois on 20/9/2009 at 08:00

Apart from the industry on Ko Yo in Songkhla Province, does anyone know of any other cotton-weaving industries along the southern gulf area? I guess somewhere between Bangkok and Surat Thani - Nakhon Si Thammarat - I don't think we'll be going down as far as Songkhla. ...

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What cigarettes available?

Posted by pamjane on 22/9/2009 at 09:31

We're finalizing our packing list and have a question... can we find Marlboro Menthol cigarettes in Phuket? How about around the rest of Thailand? ...

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question about ultimate Thailand explorer contest by TAT

Posted by Jake on 21/9/2009 at 15:35

Hey all, Just wondering...has anyone heard about this or signed up to do it? It looks like there isn't that much competition yet. I'm thinking about doing it, if I can just find a video camera. It says I have to apply for a specific city in Thailand out of: 1) Bangkok 2) Pattaya 3) Chang Mai 4) Phuket 5) Koh Samui Which one is the best city to go for? Thanks, J ...

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Posted by jasonkim8486 on 19/9/2009 at 03:01

im going to be in thailand from the beginning of december thru the end of january [62 days]roughly, i understand this is peak season and im on somewhat of a low budget. im a bare necessities type a guy, minimal to almost no shopping will be done. just accommodations, food, and beer.whats a reasonable amount of money to be spent within that time period? [us dollars] ...

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Survanabhumi Airport to Kanchanburi by Bus

Posted by ano_1 on 21/9/2009 at 05:03

Hi, Could I please get some assistance with the logistics of getting from Survanabhumi Airport to nearest/easiest bus departure point to Kanchanaburi. Many Thanks ...

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Oh dear, here we go again

Posted by sayadian on 19/9/2009 at 23:14

Reports today of running battles between yellow shirts and Thai riot police as the yellows attempt to 'reclaim Thai land at Preah Vihar' in Sisaket.Also a huge demo by the reds in Bangkok.At least this time they aren't in the same location. Let's hope this does not escalate as the high season approaches. ...

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