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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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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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Viewed 2,974 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by fondo on 23/9/2009 at 07:21

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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Viewed 4,291 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 22/9/2009 at 22:25

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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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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questions about water purification

Posted by briep on 20/9/2009 at 15:14

I'm heading to Thailand for my first time in a couple weeks and I want to know what the best water purification method is. I'm wondering if the tablets or the drops change the taste of the water, and how long you have to leave them in before the water is safe to drink. Also, is the UV method (Steripen) worth paying for? How dangerous is it to drink the water in Thailand? Should I be worried about ice cubes in drinks? ...

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Viewed 4,976 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by SBE on 21/9/2009 at 02:46

SE Asia Itinerary

Posted by MikeObrad on 19/9/2009 at 06:35

Hi All, I am new to these boards and recently found out about them and was glad to find a wealth of knowledge here, as I have some questions in putting together a SE Asia trip for my fiance and I. This is going to be our first trip to Asia, however, we have been throughout Eurpoe, Central America, South America, and Australia and futunately for me she has been a good sport when we have had to rough it. Anyway, I am looking to put together a trip next summer (sometime between June and August) ...

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Viewed 1,311 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by mattocmd on 20/9/2009 at 10:46

Travel from ko Phi Phi to Trang Islands

Posted by Bigsterrules on 19/9/2009 at 16:40

Hi there Myself and my GF are staying at Wally's Paradise Lost in mid November and we are wondering if anyone knows the best way to get there in one day and how much it would cost? I have looked at Tigerline Ferries and they dont start rnning until December. Are there any other ferry companies that couldtake us? If we have to go Phi Phi - Krabi - Trang - Pak Meng - Kradan then it seems like this would take longer than a day (i.e. a stopover would be necessay in sy Trang) Thanks fo ...

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The south - Slow and cheap in the month of May?

Posted by fliplap on 16/9/2009 at 19:11

A friend and I will spend 30ish days backpacking up through southern Thailand on our way from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok in May of 2010. Budget and time constraints are keeping us out of the north unfortunately. We're slow travelers and like to camp (will have tent). We like to walk and trek and aren't really partiers. We don't mind if the resorts are closed as long as there's somewhere to stay and somewhere to eat. I poked around the forums but didn't see any solid info on where to be in M ...

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Trang islands in the beg. of November?

Posted by boleslav on 18/9/2009 at 00:12

I am looking at the weather charts and it seems that it's not such a great idea to visit the Trang islands in the first two weeks of November, after all. They seem to be so perfect for laid back vacation, with snorkeling, no crowds.... Being stuck, can you, please, advise 1/alternative or 2/if you think that it's still worth going, let me know. The question how to get there from Trang remains. thank you. ...

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Thai Island Weather/Accomodation Request-Realtime

Posted by 44cuse on 18/9/2009 at 09:04

Hi All, Thank you in advance for any assistance anyone can provide. 1st off, this is fairly immediate request which is why I am making it versus reading the other posts on the topic. I have read most of them and they have played a part in my decision. We just got through with 10 days in Northern Vietnam and 5 days in Chiang Mai. We are looking to head to Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, or potentially Ko Tao . We have done our research to know that is likely where we will be getting our best we ...

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Viewed 1,910 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 18/9/2009 at 18:12

Thai Beaches Next Qee

Posted by 44cuse on 14/9/2009 at 13:54

Can you elaborate just a teeny bit? ;-)) ...

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Viewed 2,184 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 18/9/2009 at 15:49

Kanchanaburi to Bangkok during Songkran

Posted by ano_1 on 17/9/2009 at 16:44

Hi, Have just realised travel plans I have made rely on the mini or other buses running between Kanchanaburi and Bangkok during Songkran, has anyone any ideas/experience re this. Thanks for any help. ...

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Viewed 4,194 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by mikethediver on 18/9/2009 at 14:32

Vietnam Info Available

Posted by 44cuse on 18/9/2009 at 09:09

If anyone on this forum is planning to head to Vietnam (Northern only) and would like any real time (or near real time) info...please respond here and let me know. I can help with the following: 1. Hotels: Hanoi, Sapa, Ha Long Bay (no tour information as we did everything on our own in Ha Long Bay) 2. Tours: Can help in detail with tour info for Sapa. motorbikes are the way to go after you trek. 3. Restaurants: Detailed restaurant info including great street food and restaurants in Hano ...

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