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Visa or plane ticket first?

Posted by cubedweller on 3/2/2009 at 23:23

I'll be in Thailand (and possibly the surrounding countries) for about 2 months starting in March. I've yet to buy my plane ticket but was going to do so soon. My dilema is, with only given a 30 day visa on arrival, I will need to apply for a 90-day multiple entry tourist visa (just in case I decide to leave and travel without having to worry about the 15 day pass) before setting off. Should I just go ahead and buy the plane ticket and then head to the Thai Consulate in order to arrange my V ...

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Nana House - Cha am.

Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 2/2/2009 at 05:36

Hi again! :) This is another hotel im looking at. I've seen this one listed on here and want to know if the location is good or not for us. We will have a young baby with us so want to stay somewhere right init so we don't always have to travel. It seems to be quite far up one end of the beach. Has anyone stayed here and is trasport from the hotel to the main part of Cha am a problem or not? Ta, Ant. ...

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Shambara or Refill now

Posted by simonmobiledisco on 3/2/2009 at 23:55

I am arriving in Bangkok for the first time on Friday. What would be the best start for a novice solo traveller. Looking somewhere where I can mingle with people and find some people to go out with and am planning to go to the Muay Thai as well. I am planning on being in BK for 3 days then heading south. ...

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Kaenchan Hotel - Cha am.

Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 2/2/2009 at 05:32

Hello fishers. Has anyone stayed in this hotel? Its right in front of the beach at cham am. I can't find it on the travelfish listings but have found other sites with info. It looks pretty good for the price but I want to see if anyone can personally recommend it or not, or maybe youve seen it and know about the location? Thanks, Ant. ...

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Bamboo saxophones

Posted by pythagnz on 4/2/2009 at 06:42

Does anybody know if it is possible to buy a bamboo saxophone in Chiang Mai (they have recorder fingering)? And if so, where? Thanks. ...

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Free WIFI hotspots in Bangkok

Posted by eleven on 4/2/2009 at 13:53

I found this site while I was bouncing around in Bangkok with my laptop and its the best list of free wifi I've seen yet. Just thought I would pass it along.. http://www.travelmonks.com/search/results?query=Bangkok+wifi&channel=home§ion=SE+Asia ...

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Visa extenssions in Thailand

Posted by vvish on 1/2/2009 at 13:35

Hi, Is it possible to get an extensionfor the 15-day free Visa issued at a land border crossing? If yes, where can i do it and how much would it cost? Thanks, Vita ...

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how do I access government bus timetables in english?

Posted by cjt on 1/2/2009 at 03:55

After researching and reading some threads, I typed in a URL which no longer works. Shortening the link to www.transport.co.th does work but is all in Thai - anyone know how to get it in english? Thanks. ...

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A Few Questions

Posted by storm17 on 30/1/2009 at 11:28

There are 3 of us heading to Thailand May 1st our plan doesnt land until midnight. Can anyone reccomend a good hotel near the airport or are we better of heading down to koh sahn road right away? Secondly how is the overnight boat from chumphon to koh tao... or are better off staying overnight in chumphon and catching a boat in the morning over to the island? ...

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kayaking in thailand

Posted by lillejenta on 7/1/2009 at 03:49

Hi, I am planning a trip to Thailand in March. Main point is do do some kayaking there. We will be a group of about 10 people - does anyone know how much it costs, where is the best place to rent, any places worth seeing? Really any tips are appreciated!! Thanks, lillejenta ...

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Viewed 2,224 times, with 20 replies. Last reply by lillejenta on 30/1/2009 at 20:37

enough money??

Posted by bewillis on 29/1/2009 at 11:36

hey guys! First off I love this site, i'm so happy i stumbled upon it. I have never come across a travel site with as much help and info as this one. So thank you!! now to my question, I'll be leaving to go to Thailand on Feburary 27th for 4-5 weeks, will $1800 cdn. spending money last me that long?? now this is just spending money (transportation, entrance fees, food, clothing, and i do enjoy my singhas, sometimes to much!!)i have separate money put aside for my housing for the month.. thank ...

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Krabi/Koh Phgan/Phuket and Trang

Posted by katematuska on 28/1/2009 at 07:19

Ok, here is what Im looking at... Koh Samui - maybe hire a motor bike to ride around the island for a little sight of culture. Koh Phangan - Full Moon party, beautifl base where i cna get to even better beaches/day trips. Also heard its not so good anymore? Koh Tao - heard there are beautiful beaces and island tours here? Krabi - donmt know too much, heard its worth going to and a good base? Phuket - loved patong for a little hussle and bussle maybe at the end of my trip insetad ...

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Viewed 2,344 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by travelrock on 30/1/2009 at 08:17

Bangkok hind sight

Posted by simonmobiledisco on 30/1/2009 at 03:41

If you could go back and give yourself advice for visiting bangkok for the FIRST time, what would it be. Please bear in mind this would be your first time visiting and I am most interested in the what TO do and rather than the NOT to do ...

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Travelling for 2 months - Recommendations?

Posted by luchy1309 on 30/1/2009 at 04:49

I'm planning to take a trip to Thailand and nearby countries for 2 months or more. Anyone could please give me advice on where to start? - I would like to go to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and if recommended Singapore and Malysia. - To which Island in Thailand? - Where first, then where to? The trip will start in the beginning of June. We're a couple. Thank you! Lucia ...

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BKK airport

Posted by jacqueline252 on 12/1/2009 at 01:12

Hi, Im flying into BKK international airport from hong kong landing at 23.35 and just wondering how long it will take to go through customs, baggage, immigration etc as am hoping to catch the last airport bus to khao san which leaves at 00.30 is this wishful thinking? ...

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Viewed 1,929 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 30/1/2009 at 01:07

Bang Saen/Ko Chang/Ko Mak

Posted by kvleiva on 20/1/2009 at 04:06

Hi. We're heading to Thailand for two months w/our three children (all under 5 years old). We'll spend first couple weeks in Eastern Thailand in Bang Saen We'd like to visit some animal-friendly zoos/gardens/etc. -- know of any near Bang Saen/Pattaya? We'll then head to a nice, sandy child-friendly beach. Two years ago, we were in Ko Chang and liked White Sands -- nice, sandy, wide and long beach, lots of restaurants to choose from. But we've heard that in the last couple years, Whit ...

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SRT to offer e-tix

Posted by CunningMcFar on 28/1/2009 at 21:19

for those who have wanted an easy way to book train tix online, it appears you may be in luck--from Bangkok Post: www.tinyurl.com/at557c ...

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Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai

Posted by DannyJ on 22/1/2009 at 11:46

Hey people! So everyone has heard of the Tiger Temple in KanChan, but how about the Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai?? JUst arrived in CM and am seeing adverts all over the place,am interested but having heard stories about the KanChan Temple place and how the tigers aren't kept in proper conditions, was wondering if anyone has personally been to the Kingdom and can say how well the tigers there are treated?? Might get an answer 'on the ground' soon but no-one i've spoken to has actually been ther ...

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bangkok to aranya prathet to poipet to siem reap

Posted by joaomacau on 16/1/2009 at 23:28

hello guys!please help me with some info for my itinerary:from bangkok to aranyaprathet then cross the border to poipet,cambodia. is there bus going directly to aranyaprathet or is it much convenient for me to go to northern bus terminal, and what's is the last trip for both terminal?any suggestions please i really appreciate it....thanks guys!more power..... ...

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Bangkok bus station ticket counters open on Thai New Year?

Posted by wessatong on 28/1/2009 at 09:27

I'll be getting into Bangkok on April 15, and I'll need to buy a ticket for April 16 to Chiang Kong, from Mor Chit bus station... I heard that I'll have to buy a ticket a day before, but since April 15 will be the last day of Songkran/Thai New Year, I'm worried that the counters will be shut. Anyone have any idea whether the counters will be operational? Or whether I can actually buy a ticket to Chiang Kong on the day of departure? ...

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