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Safe to arrive at BKK at midnight?

Posted by bellatrx on 18/5/2009 at 10:38

I am considering purchasing a cheap ticket that gets into Bangkok at 10:30 pm -- so it would be quite late by the time we got to a taxi, let alone a hotel. I am wondering how smart it is to do this. How safe is it to navigate the taxi system in the middle of the night? What's the trek like to hotels in Bangkok? Would you recommend this, or should we look at flights at a more reasonable hour? Thanks! ...

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Mosquito repellant advice

Posted by BruceMoon on 6/6/2009 at 05:55

Hi, fellow travellers I was confronted with a dilemma regarding mosquito repellant. Here, in Australia, DEET is no longer readily available. I did a bit of research, and posted on the 'Health' page. Today I discovered some alarming facts about DEET. You may also be interested: http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/travelhealth/3962_deet-or-picaridn- Cheers ...

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ko tao or ko phangan?

Posted by xontros on 4/6/2009 at 23:55

We will spend 4 days at the beginning of July in either Ko Tao or Ko Phangan. We are mostly interested in beautiful beaches. In fact this is all we are interested in. Which one do you recommend? Is it possible to combine the two (for example 2 and 2 days or 3+1)? thanks in advance ...

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Please help me with Cha Am Hotel.

Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 20/5/2009 at 19:42

Hi, I'm looking for a hotel in Cha Am for next year. There will be 5 in our group including myself and 3 and a half of them are Thai and also travelling with a baby. We are looking for a hotel thats not only full of European package tourist and maybe a hotel popular with Thai guests. From what I have read, the south part of the beach is the Thai part and the north the western tourists part. So would like to stay in the south if poss. Hotel needs to be - baby friendly, near to bar ...

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NEW Word Association Game

Posted by brucemoon on 2/6/2009 at 12:02

Some 3 years ago, tsargood, initiated a Word Association Game. tsargood wrote: I thought it would be interesting to create a Word Association Game here on Travelfish. How does this work? I will write a word and then the next person will write another word, whatever comes into your mind when you read the last written word. And that’s how it goes, on and on…… I will start it off with an obvious choice. ‘Travel’ - - - - - A week ago, khunwilko sought an explanat ...

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Getting around Ko Samui

Posted by brinner on 3/6/2009 at 23:23

Hi, Looking at the map of Ko Samui, is it hard to get from Thong Ta Kien Bay to Tailing Ngam Beach and then onto Mae Nam Beach? Is it hard to get around the whole island? Many thanks ...

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Ko Samui - Ko Phan Ngan in 17 days

Posted by brinner on 2/6/2009 at 20:07

We will be in Thailand in July on our Honeymoon for 3 weeks. We are spending 4 days in bangkok, then fly to Ko Samui. So we have 17 days in the islands. We want to mix it up between relaxing and lively. We are thinking of going to Chaweng for lively. Then more relaxed for Thing Ta Kien Bay, Choeng Mon Beach and Mae Nam Beach . These are all relatively close to one another, so relatively easy to get to. We were thinking of Taling Ngam Beach but it looks far away on the map. Is it har ...

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Word Association Game

Posted by tsargood on 31/8/2006 at 19:44

Hey Somtam, I thought it would be interesting to create a Word Association Game here on Travelfish. How does this work? I will write a word and then the next person will write another word, whatever comes into your mind when you read the last written word. And that’s how it goes, on and on…… I will start it off with an obvious choice ‘Travel’ ...

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How does this itinerary look to you???

Posted by misterwoods on 20/5/2009 at 23:49

We are a couple in our mid 20's, fairly fit and eager, and hoping to see and do as much as we can in 1 month. Our budget is approx 30 euros/40 dollars per day, plus a couple of hundred on top for extras (hoping to spend no more than about 1200 euros / 1650 dollars). Our accom will be 'flashpacker' - somewhere between budget and mid range! I have checked out all travel between places we want to go and have a good idea about it all. The only things we have booked ahead are accom in BKK on arri ...

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anyone currently in nth thailand heading to cambodia?

Posted by lia444 on 30/5/2009 at 08:50

Hi :) I am in Chang Mai until Sunday/Monday and then continuing on my own perhaps to pai and eventually in to laos over the next week. Is anyone else traveling alone (or in a group) and looking for travel friends?? -Lia ...

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Exploring Ko Tao?

Posted by beachfunguy on 29/5/2009 at 17:52

Hello, I am styaing with the masses in haad sairee right now and really enjoying it. But am keen to explore the island... specifically places like: Ao Hin Wong, Ao Leuk, etc. I saw Johnny posted on the Ko Tao for Non-Divers page that you can walk to the east coast? Is this really possible, anybody have anymore information on it? Read everything about the roads... With it not being wet season, could a scooter make it to some of the eastern coast places? Or do you need a motorbi ...

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Best sushi in Bangkok - within reasonable budget?

Posted by jessieo on 28/5/2009 at 18:46

Hi! Can anyone recommend a good sushi place in Bangkok, preferably near Sukhumvit or Silom? Last time there I tried Oishi Grand - and it was pretty good (mind boggling selection!) but at nearly 800 Baht a person I cannot do it this time! I would prefer a smaller place- hopefully Japanese run. My only stipulation is that the restaurant does not serve shark fin. Any help would be great! Thanks in advance. ...

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Discovery Airpass Question

Posted by cbaumga2 on 21/5/2009 at 00:40

I am in the process of purchasing tickets w/ the Discovery Airpass. I have contacted the agent in Chicago listed on Travelfish. She will be sending me a Paypal account where I make the payment for the tickets. Once the tickets are paid for, she will send me the e-tickets via email. Is this similar to the process others have used? I just want to make sure this is legitimate. ...

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From Peninsula Hotel to Khoa San Road

Posted by brinner on 25/5/2009 at 20:07

Hi, We are thinking of booking the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok. Address 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan. It is the other side of the river and I am wondering if it is too inconvenient to get to places like Khoa San Road etc especially after a few beers on the way home! Could someone let me know if it is far away as I am having trouble figuring out. Many thanks ...

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Traveling from BKK to one's hotel, alone, at 22:30

Posted by srk052004 on 18/5/2009 at 07:51

Hi all. This is a newbie question, but for some reason I'm missing some key info. It seems that there have been some problems (cf. Mexico City) with taxis at the airport hijacking you and robbing you. Is this correct? If so, then it is very important to get these instructions clear. Here is what it says in the FAQ: "[Take a ] Taxi and preferably not alone. Ignore all the touts inside the terminal. Leave the terminal and follow the signs for Taxi to get to the rank, where you tell the a ...

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Mulibile entery visa for thailand,,How long is it valid for? 3 questions for you!

Posted by tropicaladventure on 25/5/2009 at 17:02

Hi all,,,,will get a multible entery visa for thailand soon, i enter for 90days then have to leave and coross into to country again,,, I will get a 90days stamp at the border???? how long is the visa valid? Do I have to pay for the 90stamp each time? ...

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Claims of Police 'corruption' in Phuket

Posted by brucemoon on 20/5/2009 at 12:15

Some may be aware of the plight of an Australian being held in a Phuket jail following what has been described as a 'prank' gone wrong: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/travel-news/nightmare-in-phuket-after-bar-prank-20090519-be9j.html Following this, more stories have emerged of foreigners (apparently) on the wrong end of the Thai legal 'process'. For example: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/travel-news/return-to-phuket-turns-into-holiday-from-hell-20090519-be71.html ...

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Single travelling, koh samui/koh phangan advice?!

Posted by summers357 on 23/5/2009 at 23:50

I am a female travelling alone to Koh Samui for a few weeks at the beginning of July...i'm after any advice anyone can give me really! Where is best to stay? Somewhere cheap (with hot water!), friendly (possibly to meet some like-minded people!) and by the beach. A lot of places seem to be set up for familes/couples and i'd rather meet other groups/single travellers. I would love to take a dive course out there however have been told Koh Tao may be best for this...there is also a full moon p ...

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Rooms per person or flat rate?

Posted by jsham84 on 8/5/2009 at 21:14

Sorry I know this has probably been posted a billion time but I looked for a long time and couldn't find it. Anyways I was just wondering if rooms in Thailand and in southest asia in general are usually paid per person or by a flat rate? Thanks for any help! ...

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ATM charges complain to these people...

Posted by mikethediver on 22/5/2009 at 15:33

Can't find the original thread for the 150 Baht ATM charges, but if you are unhappy with the charge complain!! Email the following people: [email protected] and cc [email protected] (NOTE the address' are correct it is or.th and NOT org.th as you might expect). I even got a reply! Don't suffer in silence, let the banks and TAT know you are unhappy (if indeed you are!). Who knows the more people who complain, maybe, just maybe, some thing will happen....(Don't really believe that but it ...

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