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Military Backpack

Posted by FRAG on 2/9/2009 at 17:08

Hey, I'm going over for a month backpacking around Thailand and Cambodia. Would I be able to use my old Army Cammoflage Bergen (Backpack) to save me buting another or would it cause me problems? Should I bite the bullet and buy a more civilian option? Many thanks Frag ...

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Khao Sok national park.... yes/no?

Posted by boleslav on 30/8/2009 at 03:16

Hello, We plan to travel to Thailand in November and would like to visit a Khao sok national park. We are more independent travelers who prefer to explore hiking trails, kayak, swim, do caving. After reading about the park it seems that we can do many of such activities there. Can they be done without use of the guide, as mentioned above, we prefer to be independent and not to rely on services of the guides, unless we do some serious caving (where the guide is necessary for the trail find ...

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5* Hotel in Bangkok

Posted by miked on 1/9/2009 at 16:51

Hi, I will be spending 3 weeks in Thailand, but the last 2 days in Bangkok getting our last gifts to bring home with us. Was wondering if anyone could suggest a good 5* Hotel. ...

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Airline Requirement Stress!!

Posted by lozza1978 on 31/8/2009 at 18:45

Hello Having just spoke to Emirates airlines who ill be flying with to Bangkok, im stressing hard and really need some help on this please, My initial plan, the one I have been perfecting for at least 6 weeks is now in jeopardy, my plan was arrive in Bangkok, head north cross the border in to Laos, work my way down into Cambodia and cross back in to Thailand for Christmas. Id be out of Thailand within the 30 days, then take a further 30/40 days to travel Laos and Cambodia, Emirates Air ...

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Football in Thailand

Posted by Lakey on 1/9/2009 at 19:37

Hi all I'm going to be in Bangkok from early November and then travelling north from there. I was thinking of trying to get to a local football match if at all possible maybe in Bangkok or somewhere else on my travels. I've not been able to find any info on when the football season is in Thailand and if there will even be any games on when I am there. Has anyone been to a game in Bangkok and how safe is it for a tourist on their own to go? All help / advice welcome Thanks ...

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Travel agency or not?

Posted by mhlow on 31/8/2009 at 22:31

Hey. My family and i are planning a trip to chiang mai and i was wondering whether it is recommended that we use a travel agency to book a tour to go elephant riding and rafting or is it better to do it by ourselves? ...

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The Trip Is planned what do you think?

Posted by lozza1978 on 14/8/2009 at 03:09

Itinerary Arrive: Bangkok 2/11/09 (arrive 19:40) Depart: 5/11/09 night train Chiang Mai Arrive: Chiang Mai 6/11/09 Depart: 13/11/09 (Heading for Laos Border) Arrive: 13/11/09 Huray Xai (Laos) Depart 14/11/09 (Boat Trip, 2 days on slow boat) Arrive: Luang Prabang 16/11/09 (Arrive at night) Depart: 18/11/09 (Heading for Vientiane ) Arrive: 18/11/09 Vientiane Depart: Vientiane 21/11/09 (Heading for Savannakhet ) Arrive: Savannakhet 21/11/09 Depart: Savannakhet 23/11/09 (Headin ...

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chiang mai jungle trek

Posted by halongbay07 on 31/8/2009 at 04:00

can anyone recommend a really good trek in the jungles available to book/leave from chiang mai? i would like something as authentic and non touristy as possibly. thanks! ...

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Transport (bus and train) on Christmas and New Years Day

Posted by jamiemcl on 30/8/2009 at 17:37

Hi all, First of all, I think this site is awesome! It has helped my hours and hours of research to create an itinerary as I will be travelling by myself for two months. Originally I booked only for a tour 21 Nov - 20 Dec 2009, but have decided since (largely reading sites like this) to add on an extra three weeks to go off and roam on my own (having saved for months on end, and having a break in the middle of university studies). First, I have put together an itinerary I am happy with, t ...

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Money matters while in Thailand

Posted by momo82 on 29/8/2009 at 19:21

Hi there guys, I was wondering if you could help. I'm leaving for Thailand next Thursday and I'm trying to establish how much money I need for my stay. I'm going for 6 weeks and also hoping to visit Laos and Cambodia along the way. The real purpose of my trip is to really find myself (I know that sounds a bit corny) and I'm not into looking for girls etc. I plan maximising my whole trip to see as much of this beautiful country as possible. Initial plan is Bangkok for a few da ...

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choosing an island in Thailand?

Posted by damjanco on 17/8/2009 at 16:24

Hi everyone, We're a couple in the early thirties and going to Thailand this November. First we're going to Bangkok and then for 7-8 days on an island in the period 06-14 November. I did some research about on which island to go but i'm still stuck :) Of course good weather is a priority, and our other wishes are: 1. Relatively quiet island, no big-resort and no overdeveloped type of islands. 2. Not overcrowded beaches with clear water. 3. Some good snorkeling close to the beaches. 4 ...

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Viewed 2,668 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by christof on 30/8/2009 at 02:04

Buying Chiang Mai flight from airport

Posted by thesage on 27/8/2009 at 15:05

We are arriving in Bangkok at 14.40 and would like to catch the flight to Chiang Mai at 17.15 from Thai Air. We may have to overnight in Bangkok, but we won't know until we get to Thailand. Is it possible to buy flight tickets to Chiang Mai from Thai Air at the airport, or must be book in advance? (We are coming in on another airline, but to the same airport). What are the chances of there being place on the flight at the end of September? Are these flights usually booked up? Thank y ...

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Viewed 2,359 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by thesage on 28/8/2009 at 13:15

Getting off the "Banana Pancake Trail."

Posted by stevebram on 28/7/2009 at 08:19

Thailand’s “Banana Pancake Trail” and 5 Insider Tips for Escaping it (reprinted courtesy of BootsNall Travel, original piece found at:’s-banana-pancake-trail-and-5-insider-tips-for-escaping-it.html) There’s a story that’s been handed down for years from one backpacker to another as they parley in guesthouse lobbies throughout Thailand. It’s usually told by an elder of the tribe, anointed in patchouli oil and sipping a watermelon smoot ...

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Viewed 10,886 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by stevebram on 28/8/2009 at 10:09

lockers in bangkok airport

Posted by splashtree on 27/8/2009 at 15:48

flying in bkk next week for a 7 week trip. i will have dive bag with me that i will be taking to oz but really dont want to hump round with me for my trip. does anyone know of any lockers or storage system in bkk airport and if there is, any ideas on pricing? thanks ...

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bangkok place to stay open late?

Posted by em22 on 26/8/2009 at 11:56

My flight gets into Bangkok around 1 am. Wondering if most budget type guesthouses are open late at night or are 24 hrs. thanks ...

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Viewed 2,361 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 27/8/2009 at 06:55

Chiang Rai updated

Posted by somtam2000 on 26/8/2009 at 16:40

Just a quick note to let you know that we've just given our coverage of northern Thailand's Chiang Rai a badly needed update. We've added a few more backpacker dens, expanded the travel info and even fitted in one of those fancy Google Maps I keep babbling about. Cheers ...

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Which flash hotel?

Posted by courthag on 26/8/2009 at 00:20

Hi there, I am traveling with my BF for two weeks in thailand. As we will be in Bangkok for his birthday I thought I would splash out for one night. Has anyone stayed at the Lebua and the Le Meridien? I can't decide which one to choose! Thanks Courtney ...

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Thai Boxing Camp?

Posted by incognitachikita on 21/8/2009 at 23:24

I'm looking to travel to Thailand to attend a boxing camp and train in Muay Thai. I'm a 29y/o female with some experience in martial arts, Muay Thai included, but in this context, I would call myself a beginner. I'm not looking to be a professional, or even fight necessarily, but I'd like the experience of rigorous training for a few weeks or possibly months, depending on how things go. I'm looking for a school that is reasonably priced and relatively authentic, whatever that means. That ...

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Travel Plans for Oct - Suggestions Please??

Posted by MichBee on 14/8/2009 at 12:59

Hi, I've got Thailand as my last leg of my trip... hoping it will be the much needed holiday from the rest of the trip :P I wanted to run what I have at the moment to see if its okay!?! And for any other suggestions. Looking for it to be a bit slow paced but still want to see things. Arrive Bangkok - 1/10/09 Bangkok - 2/10/09 (floating markets and temples) Koi Samui - 3/10/09 Koi Samui - 4/10/09 (cooking class) Koi Samui - 5/10/09 Koi Samui - 6/10/09 Phuket - 7/10/09 Phuket - 8/ ...

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bangkok to ko samui scam - getting money back?

Posted by sinstone on 2/8/2009 at 22:02

hey boys and girls, we were taken by the bangkok to ko samui bus scam. got all our big USD and Thai bills stolen from under our noses... both in our checked luggage and in our carry on. We have no clue how they could have been to sneaky to get through our carry on but they did. Thankfully we didn't get our passports or any other stuff stolen. Is there any way we can get our money back? Reporting to the tourist police? Going back to see the "travel agency"? Any suggestions would be appre ...

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