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New Siam II/III without a booking in Feb - OK?

Posted by TonyG on 5/1/2009 at 11:31

Four of us are going to Bangkok in early Feb and our best guess for quiet, clean but cheap rooms is the New Siam II or III guesthouse, but not very happy about the booking fee and credit card surcharges online. What's the chances we'd get OK rooms on a walk-in at that time of year? Will the prices be different? Is this place usually pretty full up? ...

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20 days: advice on how to spend?

Posted by amz155 on 31/12/2008 at 00:34

We have 21 "useable" days to spend in Thailand after days in transit to/from Thailand are accounted for. How does this sound: -Bangkok -2 days (Sat/Sun)(Grand Palace, Chatuchak, Suan Lum night bazar) -Kanchanaburi -2 days (Mon/Tue)(Mon early train to Kan.; back to BKK Tue afternoon to catch night train to CM) -Chiang Mai + surrounds -8 days (Wed-Tue)(fly CM-BKK- Krabi) -Krabi/Koh Lanta/Koh Jum -8 days (Wed-Wed) -Bangkok-1 day (Thur)(fly Krab ...

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Thailand in 4weeks

Posted by benjammin3 on 4/1/2009 at 09:04

I'm traveling to southeast Asia for 6-7wks this summer, starting in Bangkok in June. After spending a few days in Bangkok and Chang Mai, I wanted to go sit on an uncrowded island with clean beaches and clear water. Any suggestions for this time of the year? I've never been to Asia, so I'm pretty clueless. Thanks! ...

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Ko Chang and Ko Maak

Posted by fernery on 2/1/2009 at 00:39

Hello, I will be heading to Ko Chang for about 5 days, mid of Jan. I am considering Ko Maak in this trip. I read some reviews on Ko Maak and have concerns about the sandflies situation mentioned, amongst some other positive comments. Questions: 1.Is Ko Maak worth spending 2 nights? 2.Is there another island that is definitely worth checking out instead? 3.Is staying in Ko Chang good enough for the short few days I have there? Appreciate any advice. Thanks a bunch! ...

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recommendations for acommodations in bangkok

Posted by smponsaa on 28/12/2008 at 14:36

will be flying in from melbourne first week in january. looking for budget accommodations in bangkok to get acclimated. any recommendations would be appreciated. ...

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What can one do in 5.5weeks in SE Asia without feeling overstretched

Posted by Tazzfalcon on 30/12/2008 at 01:33

Hi, to reintroduce myself: Im going to SE Asia for five and a half weeks from mid March to Late April, Now, im really getting into the idea of doing the whole backpacker/independent traveller thing (all be it with my girlfriend). However I 'am keenly aware than some people do SE Asia in 5 months and still complain they haven't had enough time and I don't want to feel like all ive seen is the inside of a bus/train/taxi etc. I should clarify the SE Asia I 'am really talking about is: Th ...

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Thai Visa Advice Needed

Posted by alitrfc on 27/12/2008 at 21:29

Hi, we are currently in Cambodia and are looking to get to Ko Samui for new year, the problem is we have been told that if we go over the border by land we will only get a 15 day visa? Can this be extended to a 30 day visa at the Thai Embassy in Bangkok if we prove that we have a flight leaving Thailand at the end of January? or is there any other suggestions on what we could do? thanks in advance ...

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Diving Similan and Surin Islands?

Posted by littlemisstypeA on 21/12/2008 at 15:54

I need help with two things at the moment. First, could anyone tell me how exactly to get from Bangkok to Khao Lak via train/bus/taxi, and about how much it would cost? Second, are there any recommendations for dive centers/guides for the Surin and Similan Islands? I would really like to dive Richelieau Rock, Ko Tachai, and the Similan Islands, but would prefer day trips. What is the cheapest/best way to go? Third (I know I said only two), are Hin Muang/Daeng really only suitable for experien ...

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Beware Fake 1000 Baht Notes.

Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 27/12/2008 at 20:41

Just a heads-up really. Apparently alot of fake b1000 notes around at the mo and many people/places refusing them. ...

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August -Thailand 1st time trip please help!

Posted by paulshuttle on 24/12/2008 at 08:14

Ok so here is the plan, open to suggestions! PLEASE!! Arrive Bangkok- A night or 2 Chang Mai- 1 night then a trek into villages and jungle 3/4 night Back to bangkok train to Penang/kuala-lumpar to singapore (48hour train) 3 nights there Back to KL 2 nights Back to thailand for the islands- this time to relax and not be touristy 5 nights (hoping to catch full moon) Back to Bangkok 1 night then fly back!! So................. 1. What have i missed out that i shouldnt miss? ...

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denpasar/Bali flights

Posted by tomlo1981 on 24/12/2008 at 20:44

hi i'm travelling south from Bangkok to Singapore from 02/01/09 to 10/2/09. i plan to stop at some islands on the way. i was planning on taking the train. i wouyld like to go off course somewhere on the journey and fly to Denpasar Bali. i was thinking of stopping in Kuala Lumpur, flying from there and returning to Singapore where my arranged flight leaves for Cairns. HAs anyone flown to Denpasar? If so, where is the best place to buy the tickets from? What is the rough cost for a ticket that wo ...

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Viewed 2,606 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 26/12/2008 at 07:21

Where would you rather spend a month?

Posted by mattocmd on 18/12/2008 at 11:06

I want to get my TEFL in Thailand in Feb. and wanted to get the opinions of some of you fine travelfish readers. Here are my options: Phuket Chiang Mai Ban Phe Could a few people give me some opinions. I have been to Phuket and Chiang Mai. It's a hard choice between beaches and mountains - all beautiful...but I wondered what people with more experience would say. Thanks!! ...

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bangkok to north thailand

Posted by tomlo1981 on 24/12/2008 at 20:49

hi i'm going to attempt 'the region' itinerary suggested oon this site in a reduced timescale (4 weeks) however am going to miss/fly some destinations. Pretty much want to start in Laos. what is the best way to get from Bangkok to Laos (north, somewhere like Luang Prubang maybe via north Thailand). i arrive at BK airport at 23.10 on 3/3/09 but would like to leave ASAP to begin the tour. I'll have already visited Bangkok so would like to start the journey immediately. Any suggestions are greatly ...

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Koh Lipe for New Year

Posted by ecoldwell on 22/12/2008 at 23:46

We are travelling to Koh Lipe for NY and are now concerned that we haven't booked accomodation and there will be nothing available. What are your thoughts about turning up on the 28th hoping to find somewhere to stay? If it's a no for Koh Lipe can anybody recommend another island in the region? ...

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Anyone been to Chiang Dao?

Posted by bethbackpacks on 23/12/2008 at 04:08

Hello everyone, New to this forum so hi! I'm Beth, I'm off to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Queensland and New Zealand exactly a month today. Been on a gapyear forum so far but think I might have exhausted it slightly. Just stumbled upon Chiang Dao while reading stuff on here. Was planning on going to Pai but far more excited by this place! Caves look amazing, would love to go birdwatching and meditate near the caves. Has anyone been and if so, wheres good to stay, do you have any recommen ...

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Accomodations near Phuket airport for early morning departure.

Posted by trex on 21/12/2008 at 08:44

Does anyone know of a reasonable place near the airport for the last night on Phuket? I have a 0905 departure to BKK the following day. Or is getting to the airport a big deal in the mornings from anywhere on the island? ...

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Budget Railay Beach guesthouse??

Posted by jenniemcmartin on 20/12/2008 at 18:52

My husband and I would like to spend Christmas in Railay Beach and would love feedback from anyone who has recently stayed at great, inexpensive (under 1000 baht/night) rooms in the area. Thanks in advance!! Jennie. ...

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motocycle rentals and passports

Posted by stevenrussell on 20/12/2008 at 08:06

just wondering how to deal with traveling on a rented motocycle to areas of northwest thailand where they say there are security checks near the borders and they ask for your passport,[ which you gave to the rental place.] can you give a photocopy of passport to rental places. or is the only way to just rent the motocycle and ride in the specific area where you will be. advice would be helpful thanks,as I would like to rent a motocycle for weeks. ...

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TRavel plan

Posted by mowgli on 20/11/2008 at 18:16

Just after some advice, headin to cambodia and thailand on saturday for 4 weeks. Just wondering what people thought of ths itinerary, as in maybe to many places? Siem Reap - 3 nights Phnom Penh - 2 nights Kampot - 1 night Sihanoukville - 3 nights Koh Kong - 2 nights Bangkok - 2 nights Overnight train to Surat Thani - 1 night Ko Pha Ngan - 8 nights Bangkok - 2 nights Id like to arrive in Pha Ngan later but we arrive on the 8th of december, for the full moon on the 12th. You reckon ...

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Change in plans

Posted by Isobel_123 on 18/12/2008 at 07:32

Unfortunately due to some complications, my g/f and i have to reduce our, once amazingly fanstic 6 week trip of thailand, vietnam and cambodia down to only a bit over 3 weeks- eeekkk!!!! 23 days in total.. im devo'd but need your help to break it down. i know ppl will say dont do as much and cut out some countries, but after planning it so well, and getting my hopes up i really want to fit all three countries in. Is it worthwhile making room for chiang mai? i really want to see it, but will ...

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