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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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Is this itinerary too ambitious?

Posted by flea on 12/12/2008 at 20:40

Hello, I've been glued to this website for the past few nights. So informative! If anyone can offer some advice on this itinerary it'd be greatly appreciated. I plan to get the Discovery Airpass to save time and fly between each place. Arrive Bangkok 23/12 (2 nights) Chiang Mai (3 nights) Luang Prabang (6 nights) Vientiane (3 nights) Siem Reap (2 nights) Bangkok - Thai island (5 nights) Fly out of Bangkok 13/1 Would love to get some feedback on how viable this is. ...

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Viewed 2,144 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 18/12/2008 at 23:35

Ive been firedf rom my job for this trip- so I need to make it worth it!

Posted by Haych on 3/12/2008 at 09:45

Hey guys, Firstly this site rocks on so many levels, so informative and great to see everyone giving their advice. Im heading around Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam and have posted my itinerary below. I want to make this trip with my partner amazing. Not only see sites that has made these countries famous, but also I want to experience them in a way which not many ppl see. Any help or suggestions would be great. I dont know how long to spend in most places, but Ive guessed. Cheers Guys ...

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Viewed 2,600 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 18/12/2008 at 23:00

QUIET, romantic Islands

Posted by steveslie on 11/12/2008 at 09:48

Hi there! My fiancee and I are planning our honeymoon to Thailand from 20th Jan to the 12th of Feb and are trying to figure out where to go that will be quiet and secluded without stacks of tourists. Can anyone reccommend? Should we go to the Adang islands, near Phuket or to the ones like Ko Samui? We hear that Ko Samui is packed with tourists but that if you travel out of the hub it's good and quiet and you wouldn't know you were there, where are those areas and beaches? We are not wanting to s ...

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Viewed 2,396 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 18/12/2008 at 21:38

My journey to Thaiand's island - Samui

Posted by jaat on 5/12/2008 at 08:45

Hi, Sounds like you had a great time! Ko Samui is a cool island indeed. Doessn't sound like you done much outside the resort tho??? Did you like the Thai Food, what was your fav dish? Did you try any of the Thai whiskys or beers? Ko Phuket is a similler tourist spot like samui on the west cost. But if you want a real taste of Thailand check out Isaan. (North East Thailand) The thing I love about Thialand is you can have so many different 'types' of holidays in one county. :) ...

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Pai -anyone been?

Posted by MEvans on 15/12/2008 at 16:16

My boyfriend and I are travelling to Thailand in Feb and planning to spend 4 nights or so in Pai, I have several questions - Can anyone recommend anaywhere nice to stay (we are willing to pay up to £20.00 per night), would also ideally like to book in advance if poss? Any good trekking companies? My doctor has advised that I take Malaria tablets when visiting this area, do you guys agree? Also any tips on cool things to do and see would be great. Thanx :o) ...

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Tentative Thai Traveller

Posted by Canudigit on 17/11/2008 at 10:41

Hello Fellow Thai Travellers, I am a first timer to Asia and thought Thailand would be 'Asia Light'. I leave Jan. 5 for two months, and have applied for the 60 day Thai tourist visa from the embassy in Ottawa. (Am Canadian) Am also a little scared. If you can answer the following, from your experience, would appreciate it. 1) What is the best wary to carry money - I heard they charge for each traveller's cheque cashed, and that the bank machine fees are also high. 2) Any chance of getti ...

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thailand visa

Posted by rhysie01 on 17/12/2008 at 19:31

Hi I'm travelling to thailand end of jan 09, flying in from london and intend on staying 7 days before moving on to loas. Because I've only a one way ticket do I need a visa because I have no return ticket. Thanks ...

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bangkok ot chaing mai

Posted by basejump on 15/12/2008 at 18:26

hi if you only had 2 and a half days in thailand would you choose to spend it in bangkok or chaing mai or split your time? We have a stopover in thailand on the way to Luang Prabang and can either fly out of bangkok or chaing mai and could even spend a night in bangkok and two nights in chaig mai before heading into laos. we are traveling to LP for pii mai in april 2009 via bangkok we currently plan to be in LP for 4 nights we can fly to LP ...

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Viewed 1,922 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by basejump on 17/12/2008 at 22:25

Accomodation in Phuket for March

Posted by Isobel_123 on 5/12/2008 at 11:23

It should be so easy... but for some reason its the hardest. Its pretty expensive in comparison, which is to be expected. Dont want to spend more than 1800baht a night for a nice place on the beach, close to Patong but away enough to be able to get a spot on a nice beach. Kamala, Surin? I dont know... Help! ...

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Do you need Laos Kip - are you in Chiang Mai now?

Posted by scottandcarro01 on 10/12/2008 at 17:33

Hi there We are in Chiang Mai now and are looking to exchange our excess LaosKip with someone who is heading to Laos. We are offering it at a good rate!!! Please contact us on We are staying in Chiang Mai for the next few days - we are in a central location and are happy to drop into a guesthouse! Cheers Scott and Carro ...

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Is Nagi of Mekong still in business?

Posted by terryMac on 17/12/2008 at 04:05

We are planning on going down the Mekong to get to Luang Prabang and this Nagi of Mekong looked like a nice affordable option from the apparantly less comfortable boats. However I don't hear much about them anymore. Are they still in business? ...

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Is there an "unlost" paradise, with great snorkeling, close to Krabi?

Posted by talder on 7/12/2008 at 06:27

We're heading to Krabi in mid-February, and have been looking at Phi Phi, but following our research are feeling that it's too much of a tourist trap. Any suggestions? ...

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Viewed 3,530 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by irisheyes on 16/12/2008 at 12:33

Ko Lanta - Lanta Paradise Bungalows - really cheap deal for Christmas & New Year!

Posted by VandM on 16/12/2008 at 05:51

Hi If you're looking for accommodation on a thai island for Christmas & New Year you've just come to the right place! We were due to be on Ko Lanta for the holidays as part of a long trip through Asia. Unfortunately due to illness we had to bail out early and unfortunately for us (not for you) we had already booked and paid for 10 nights at the Ko Lanta paradise resort from 23 December. We thought we had some takers but they've decided to stay in Cambodia so now we're offering this up ...

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