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cheapest islands at the moment?

Posted by liam123 on 13/3/2009 at 12:03

hi im going to be in thailand next week and looking for the cheapest island to stay at in terms of accomodation? dont want nowhere to hectic was thinking maybe ko lanta? any names of any cheap guesthouses and what island would be a big help :-) ...

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Shore Diving?

Posted by citizen on 6/3/2009 at 19:31

Anyone know if there's any shore diving in Thailand - or is it all boat diving? Any info on spots to do this much appreciated.. (I dive but really dislike boat diving) ...

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BKK,Nong Khai, Ayuthaya, and Kanchanaburi in October

Posted by LancasterLad on 31/8/2008 at 17:38

Hello. Any help with fine tuning the following would be appreciated. We'd like fairly good accommodation (up to 1,000 bahts a night), and places where a decent nights kip is a reasonable expectation. Arrive BKK on 15 October, and booked in to the Navalai River Resort in Banglamphu, for a couple of nights. Then taking the overnight sleeper train to Nong Khai. We've been to Nong Khai before and stayed at the Mutmee, but we'd like to try somewhere else. Any suggestions? We'll stay in No ...

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College Student first time traveling to Thailand

Posted by kungltg on 20/3/2009 at 22:17

Hey all, I'm currently a college guy who is going to be studying abroad in South Korea starting next September. I wanted to fly out early into Thailand for 4-6 weeks and do a little island hopping. I'm looking at being there from sometime in the end of July until the last week in August. The plan is to fly from the US into Bangkok. Then again out of Bangkok to Seoul. The islands I am looking at visiting is Ko Tao, Ko Pha Nhan, Ko Samui, with substitutes or others possible also. So I ...

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Travelling around Phimai Lao/Songkran?

Posted by DLuek on 21/3/2009 at 20:22

Hi, I'm heading into Laos on April 1 and am planning on getting to Luang Prabang around April 7. My dilemma is this: I want to spend at least 4 days in LP, and would like to be in either LP or Chiang Mai for the new year. I also have commitments in Chiang Mai starting April 21, so I have to get there by that date. Would it be best to leave LP by boat or bus on the 10 or 11th (flying is not really within my budget) and try to make it to Chiang Mai just in time for Songkran? Or, if I s ...

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Safe accomadation/trek in chiang mai

Posted by paulshuttle on 21/3/2009 at 18:17

I am planning trip in July. We really want to do a trek, probably 2N3D in chiang mai. So 2 questions.... need a place to stay in Chang Mai, i have read quite bit bout bags being stolen whilst on the trek. Where is a good place? And what companies to avoid for the actual trek? And the best 1s stil on a budget? Thanks ...

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money matters!!!!

Posted by barrylad66 on 21/3/2009 at 15:04

hi everyone having travelled a fair amount to se asia,namely tahi laos viet cam,i have just booked a flight back to bkk(itchy feet!!)...this trip i am planning to travel to malaysia and indonesia.could anyone give me an idea what i will get for my pound?.i have heard it is fairly cheap in indonesia,but i'm not not really sure about malaysia..gratefull for any replys regards adrian ...

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Are there lockers for backpacks at Bankok train station?

Posted by cjt on 2/2/2009 at 02:02

I've heard conflicting reports. Can anyone shed any light on whether there is a safe place to store baggage at Bankok train station? Thanks ...

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Chiang Dao - trekking, transport, etc

Posted by citizen on 19/3/2009 at 19:30

Hello all -- Thinking about heading up to Chiang Dao for a couple of days and doing a short trek. Has anyone got any experience of trekking out of there? E.g. I was looking at some of the guesthouses in Chiang Dao on here that offer treks - seem very expensive but has anyone used them? Is it possible to get up there and back in a long day from Chiang Mai - or would an overnight be better? What's the transport like there and back? (believe it's about an hour each way) Someone I wa ...

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Ideas for a short trip out of Pattaya?

Posted by cubedweller on 13/3/2009 at 00:00

Currently in Pattaya and would like to take a short (2 night) trip somewhere. I've been to Koh Samed so I would like to go somewhere new -- flying is an option (out of Bangkok or Pattaya) but would rather not -- any ideas? ...

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weather in september

Posted by halongbay07 on 18/3/2009 at 01:34

can anyone advise me on what parts of thailand will get the best weather during september? in particular the islands! cheers. ...

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new website

Posted by barrylad66 on 18/3/2009 at 14:40

no question really,just to say that the new look website is looking "boss"!!! ...

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Posted by Jellena on 18/3/2009 at 18:57

I would like to travel to Thailand in October. Could you please tell me about outside temperature and tepmerature of the sea in that time? Are those days in october (first half)very raining? Thank you! ...

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Any Accommodation recommendations for Full Moon??

Posted by hupourdat on 18/3/2009 at 20:47

Hi All, we are hoping to pre-book accomodation for the Full Moon party on Ko Pha Ngan on April 9th - hoping to get there around the 5th and stay until the 11th. Has anyone got any hostel/guesthouse recommendations? Thanks. ...

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Rentals for months in Bangkok

Posted by mcbees on 16/3/2009 at 23:46

Anyone have knowledge of renting in Bangkok for 6 months? Any good agencies or places to look? Is it easy to do. Would be grateful for dos and don't on the subject. Cheers ...

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Bangkok's top 10 guesthouses for 2009

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/3/2009 at 07:18

We published this story yesterday, but I didn't have time to mention it here on the blog, so here it is! During a recent foray through Bangkok, we put together a list of what we think to be the top ten guesthouses/hostels in Bangkok for 2009. The list covers different budgets and we've tried to cover all the "main" districts in Bangkok -- it was a difficult list to boil down to ten -- that's why there's actually 12 places listed. Our final list is: 1) Sam Sen Sam Place 2) Shambara Bou ...

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plan from bangkok to the islands?

Posted by halongbay07 on 17/3/2009 at 23:27

im heading to thailand for the 1st time in september and plan to only stay in bangkok for 1 night before heding out to the islands, after reading up on here i definetly want to avoid phuket, koi sumi and any of the other heavily touristy & commercial islands. so i would just like to know which route of bangkok people recommend to get to the best islands, im also thinking about going into cambodia to see angkor watt for a day or 2 if anyone has any thoughts on thats as well? Thanks. Ben. ...

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Viewed 1,782 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 18/3/2009 at 09:46

Ko Chang and surrounding area

Posted by davythelegend on 18/3/2009 at 01:44

Hi, I'm heading to Thailand in April/May. I'm planning on going from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Phenom Pehn and then down to the Ko Chang area. 2 questions for anyone who has been 1. Is Trat worth spending a night in? 2. Is Ko Chang much of a party island? (I'm planing to split my time here and one other island maybe Ko Wai which will be quieter) ...

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First time to Thailand

Posted by demoncleaner on 11/3/2009 at 06:38

Hello everyone, My girlfriend and I are planning an 8 week trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. I have been doing some research/planning for it and I have found this site to be very helpful, though I still have several questions. 1) Many people/articles mention bartering. I have been about before, but was just wondering of the general tone/feel of it, and whether it is appropriate to barter over budget accommodations. Is it more like Latin America where the vendor will state a price and yo ...

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Viewed 2,502 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by khunwilko on 17/3/2009 at 14:48

anyone ever bought a tuk tuk?

Posted by peppermintpaddy on 17/3/2009 at 04:38

i was recently in udon thani,and saw brand new tuk tuks for sale-from£1000,-£1300 uk.anyone ever bought one?Anyone know if they can be taken across borders-eg,laos and cambodia.Thinking of a mad trip with 2 mates-It depends on cross border feasability.Any suggestions?/ideas/experience? ...

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