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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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Mae Sariang

Posted by ano_1 on 10/9/2009 at 11:27

Hi, Was considering staying at Mae Sariang whilst driving Mae Hong Son loop. Seeking information from anyone who has taken the Mae Sariang day trip to Mae Sam Laeb and the Salween River... is it worthwhile? if so who did you arrange thru and approx cost? Many thanks for any help ...

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Clothes & embroidery in Bangkok??

Posted by husqvarna on 10/9/2009 at 02:56

I will be in Thailand in January and have heard that custom clothes are very reasonably priced. Any advice please. Also, I am interested in getting a daily wear ( not a suit ) jacket made with embroidery and/or patches. I have heard that it may be better to buy one in the USA and get it embroidered in Thailand due to the possibility of low quality jacket material. How do I go about having embroidered patches made in BKK. Thanks ...

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Need help working out how to get from Ko Mak/Chang to Phuket

Posted by RuthJ on 9/9/2009 at 19:02

Hi. We're going to be in Thailand for just over 2 weeks at the beginning of November. We've not been to Koh Chang before but would like to go but from what I've read we'd probably prefer Koh Mak. After going there we want to visit friends in Phuket. As we've only got 2 weeks we'd rather fly and save time than do buses. I have found out we can either fly direct from U-Tapao (near Pattaya) or via Bangkok from Trat. I thought I read there were boats from Koh Chang to Pattaya and Koh Samet but ...

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Thailand Islands in mid September

Posted by MineyMoo on 2/9/2009 at 02:46

Hello, I'm sure this question has been asked but I can't find any answers! Can anyone recommend a nice Island to stay in mid September, We are flying in to Bangkok on 19/9 and going to see Ayuthaya and Sukothai for a few days but I would love to have a few days or more relaxing on a lovely quiet island with beautiful beaches. Every time I look at the weather map I get more confused about where to go! Any suggestions will be really appreciated. Many thanks. ...

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Koh Phangan - Accom away from Hat Rin

Posted by brizzichick on 8/8/2009 at 01:50

hi all i'm planning to be in kpy for a week or so from around 27 Dec...I was thinking Thong Nai Pan Noi....basically i want to chill but have some places to go to eat and visit some other areas of the island whilst chilling... i'm up for the full moon party for NYE but want to stay away from that area for the rest of the time as i stayed near HR when i went to a full moon party many moons ago.... any ideas or recommendations?? ...

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Full Moon Party Ko Tao/Ko Pha Ngan

Posted by bwayne on 1/9/2009 at 01:49

Hi I am arriving in Ko Samui on the 31st of Oct '09 I really want to see both Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao . Should I go to Ko Phan Ngan for two nights providing I can get accomodation (have a possible on- line reservation for bungalow in Haad Yao...Your thoughts on staying here?)and then head out to Ko Tao for two days or rather base myself in Ko Tao and catch a ferry over for the FMP? It the latter possible at all? This will be the last leg of my journey so would like to relax and not ru ...

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Ko Si Chang

Posted by outofthebubble on 9/9/2009 at 10:09

Hello everyone! My partner and I are about to take off on a 6 month journey throughout southeast asia. When we first fly in to Bangkok we are going to take off to Ko Si Change for a bit to rest and relax before moving on to more exciting places. It's close and easy to get to and looks beautiful. Do you have any recommendations for us while we are there? Any great spots to camp? We have read that the beaches there are terrible (full of trash) and we have read they are surprisingly beauti ...

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Calypso Cabaret Show and Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Posted by mhlow on 9/9/2009 at 10:51

I'm nearly done with my planning! Just need to ask u guys a few more questions. 1. What is the actual price for the Calypso? The actual website advertised it to be 900 baht but i;ve seen others that are selling them for only 700 baht. I'm just worried that the other websites are not trustworthy. 2. We were thinking of going to the Khao Kheow Open Zoo? Is it worth the trip there? Or shud we just stick to somewhere within bangkok? Thanks guys! ...

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bus from sungai kolok

Posted by locatellisilvi on 7/9/2009 at 14:10

We are going to spend a few days in the Perhentians asnd want to get from there to Krabi . I know i have to go to Sungai Kolok but i dont know how to get from here to Krabi. Does anybody know how long it takes. Means of transport? Buses minivans etc? And the times they leave. Can I make it from the Perhenthiens to Krabi in 1 day? Any help is appreciated. ...

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Getting Clothes made for women in Bangkok

Posted by MineyMoo on 7/9/2009 at 19:40

Hello, There is lots of info on where men can get suits made, but can anyone recommend places where women can get dresses etc made, good quality & good prices? many thanks ...

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Posted by baanforty on 7/9/2009 at 12:19

Is it ok to update an info about a beach resort website here? ...

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Amphawa hotels?

Posted by ccalvin09 on 7/9/2009 at 05:15

what are the overnight options near amphawa market? The only thing I seem to be coming up with is the resorty Baan Amphawa, which is too much $$$. A homestay or simple little hotel is all we need. Thoughts? ...

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Boat to Phuket from Siem Reap?

Posted by ccalvin09 on 6/9/2009 at 06:17

The flight price from Siem Reap to Phuket is killing me. Is there anyway to cross the Gulf by boat? Any info on how to do this, the cost and how long it takes? ...

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delay between flights

Posted by thesage on 2/9/2009 at 03:58

We are flying from Chiang Mai to Krabi. I understand this is only possible via Bangkok. What is the minimum rcommended wait time between flights to guarantee our luggage travels with us?We have 50min between flights, is that sufficient? Thank you. ...

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Starting with Thailand...

Posted by bronzedwarrior on 4/9/2009 at 05:01

On 31st October the missus and myself will be deserting the misery that is 'Brown's Britain' for nearly 7 months of fun in the sun... And we can't bloody wait! The trip will take in Thailand, Oz, The Philippines, Malaysia and finally Bali/Lombok before heading home in May next year. The reason for my post is this... We've travelled in the area a few times before but only ever towards the end of the 'season'( Feb-March etc ), just wondering what to expect in November and December. We int ...

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Trekking in Northern Thailand ?

Posted by boleslav on 2/9/2009 at 02:50

I keep tossing this question back and forth and can not decide on the outcome. Would like to go trekking while in the North, my idea is (maybe naive) to trek somewhere to enjoy the nature, views, local life, do not care for rafting, elephant rides, other tourists. Can you please help me with some direction, Your input is very appreciated. ...

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Chiang Mai>Chiang Rai>Luang Prabang>Vientiene

Posted by mukapecah8 on 2/9/2009 at 22:57

Hi guys, My question: starting from chiang mai>chiang rai>luang prabang>end up at vientiane. IN 10 DAYS. I know it will be definite rushing, so any ideas for this 10 days?i might cut chiang rai? or luang prabang? or how? is this possible:? 24-26/12 - chiang mai 3days 27-28/12 - chiang rai 2days 29-31/12 - luang prabang 3days 01-02/01 - vientiane 2days What do u think for 10 days my 'speedo' travel itineraries? ...waiting for the opinion now. plz guide me.thx ...

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Win a holiday to Thailand

Posted by travelfishnews on 2/9/2009 at 10:09

AP reports "The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched a new campaign Tuesday offering five couples fully paid trips to the country's most popular cities and beaches. In return, they will be asked to blog, chat and tweet about their holiday in a bid to win a grand prize of $10,000, a BlackBerry and a video camera." To enter, all you need do is submit a one minute video to the competition website here: Good luck! ...

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