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Bangkok Markets and Guest Houses

Posted by rsthomas on 30/9/2008 at 20:24

Greetings everyone! I was curious if any of you had any suggestions on the best markets to hit up in Bangkok. I know there is some weekend market? Where is it and what is it called? Also, any neighborhoods or areas with good CHEAP market shopping would be good to know as well. And if you have any recommendations on good/cheap places to stay near Khao San or Ratumburri, that would be great. Thanks so much for you help! Cheers;) ...

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Umpang. Tak Thailand.

Posted by sysunwah on 12/11/2008 at 16:19

Anyone thinking of going to Umpang and needs advice you may email me as I live there most of the year, Stan Randall . British retired ...

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First time planning trip to Thailand

Posted by sr78 on 10/11/2008 at 05:04

Hello Fellow Travelfisher's, I have decided to plan a trip to Thailand with a buddy of mine sometime with in the first half of 2009. I would like to go on a off season and plan a trip as cheap as possible but still have a great time. Bangkok would be our main destination spot then travel to others cities like Phuket, Pattaya, Chaing Mai etc. We would be in Thailand for about 25 to 30 days. Any information on were to stay, places to eat, places to see, tours and activities would be great ...

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Teaching in thailand

Posted by beemeers on 1/10/2008 at 00:50

Hello everyone, just wondering if anyone has ever done teaching in thailand, as in the TEFL, teaching english. I was just in thailand in april-june.. and of course fell in love.. now would like to go back to asia for awhile, but also be able to work a bit so the funds don't go to fast. ...

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Surin Elephant Festival Advice Needed

Posted by oreganoman on 12/11/2008 at 11:10

Hi. Planning to go to the elephant festival in Surin this year (November 21-23). Have heard that hotels charge double and triple their usual rates during this time. Anyone know of any affordable places to stay either in Surin or close by? I don't mind staying a bit outside the city and would in fact prefer that. Thanks. ...

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From Koh Phi Phi To Koh Lanta

Posted by curly on 11/11/2008 at 10:42

Hello Guys, Pls advise if you can. I'm on a 2 week holiday in Phuket. Will be traveling to Koh Phi Phi first, then to Koh Lanta for a week. Is this a good route? I'll be staying at Ao To Koh in Koh phi phi, but can't seem to look for a good recommendation to stay in Koh Lanta. Pls advise! I love to snorkel.. a resort/hut near a good snorkelling spot would be ideal. Pls help! Thanks ...

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To reserve... or not to reserve?

Posted by nickdawes on 11/11/2008 at 06:37

Hi :) I was hoping for some up to date advice from those who know better. I land in Bangkok on the 30th of December for the start of (visa extension pending) a 3 month stay in Thailand. I have visited a few times before and I know what an ordeal it can be to find accommodation in the more popular tourist areas during peak period. I'm pretty sure December 30th falls into that catergory, which brings me to my point. I want to stay in or around the Khao San area. I'd love to start my adventur ...

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Need a quiet place to stay

Posted by OlgaGa on 8/9/2008 at 17:17

Hi, please advise a peaceful place to stay on Krabi. Firsttime in Thai. fly in on 23 of Oct. ...

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Phuket to Ko Phra Thong

Posted by owsleybeck on 5/11/2008 at 06:39

I was hoping someone could help me. My girl and I are flying into Phuket on Nov. 17th or so as we are planning on staying at Pavilions Resort starting on the 20th. but we would like to get off Phuket and see what else is around. My girl found Ko Phra Thong and the Golden Buddha Resort. This place looks really freindly and beautiful. But they charge about 250 USD to get you to their resort from Phuket...which is a little pricy for the distance involved. Does any one know where i can get some info ...

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Beaches and Islands in December

Posted by KittieKat on 7/11/2008 at 20:18

We are heading to Thailand in a couple of weeks for our first visit. We have the first part of our three week stint sorted. We're heading to Bangkok for a few days and then off to Chiang Mai. After that I am at a bit of a loss. . . I have had a look at the weather info on this site (and others) and was wondering if anyone with direct experience could advise as I appear to be going in circles. . . Ideally we'd like somewhere that is sunny with minimal rain (there's a surprise) with nice beaches, ...

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Help - stuck in Pai...ideas for a few days

Posted by kramer05 on 8/11/2008 at 10:23

Hello everyone! I am currently in Pai. My friends and I fly out of Bangkok on Thurs. morning. We wanted to relax on a beach (ko samet or phuket or something) from Mon - Wed but there are no flights from Chiang Mai down south on Sunday because of the national holiday. We would love to do something on a beach near Bangkok or something relaxing in between Pai and Bangkok in the next few days. (Leaving Pai on Monday morning or Sunday night.) Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciate ...

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Xmas and New Year in Thailand

Posted by mrkarlholland on 5/11/2008 at 19:57

Hi im off to southeast asia on 1st dec, starting in thailand heading north until xmas then heading to bangkok. However im willing to change my plans if anybody can suggest a good place to spend xmas and new year? i know of the moon parties but im heading to siem reap very early jan so want to be close to bangkok and not head too far south jus to cut down on my travelling!! any suggestions for places to stay, bars, clubs, restaurants would help a lot!! cheers ...

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Fake TAT officials

Posted by mic59 on 5/11/2008 at 17:31

Just been in Bangkok which brought up to me the point of fake TAT officials. They will be outside Hualamphong station and tourist destinations waiting to direct you to the accomodation or tours they get kickbacks from. And they will often tell you downright lies, for instance the bloke outside the station said there was no train to Pattaya. There is one at 6.55 and there is also a station inn so it is easier to catch in the morning. This train costs 31 Baht where a bus would be at least 500. Th ...

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How to travel to Ko Adang

Posted by brigittahorvath on 29/10/2008 at 19:30

Hi guys, Does anyone know how to get to Ko Adang from phuket or Koh Phi pHi or from around that area. I have been searching the net but did not find any straight forward solutions as how to get there. Please help! Many thanks in advance. Brigitta ...

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Staying on Ko Panyi

Posted by tezza on 5/11/2008 at 11:43

Has anyone stayed on Ko Panyi, the sea-gypsy village in Phang Nga Bay? Any details would be helpful - maybe costs if you can remember, who you organised it with, whether you thought it worth the effort (I'm gonna have to cut a day of somewhere further south) etc. If you can suggest good budget places to stay in Phang Nga town that too would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance for ANY information. ...

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budget question (4 weeks thailand, X?)

Posted by erzo on 4/11/2008 at 05:03

hey everybody! I really like this site- so many useful informations! bookmarked it and will spread the good word :) A lot of ppl are looking for this kind of infos like you are giving away for free! keep up the work! to my question. i'm planning a trip from 15th januar to 15th februar (maybe a day or two more) from BKK to Laos or Cambodia and then back to thai's islands for week or two... - which one to choose? Laos or Cambodia? Don't really know what I should expect from any of those ...

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bangkok to chiang mai

Posted by kantin on 4/11/2008 at 23:05

hi i m now in bangkok in kaosan street...i wanna go to chiang mai for 3 or 4 days.does somebody knows what is the best way to get there? by agents or by train or by normal bus? and also how is it with maleria in 'chiang mai' and later in 'laos 'vietnam' and 'cambodia'?do i need to get tablets or injection??? thanks for the answers ...

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Bus from Chiang Rai to Udon Thani?

Posted by frankithai on 4/11/2008 at 10:48

Is there a direct bus that goes from Chiang Rai to Udon Thani? ...

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Motorcycle Tour of Northern Thailand

Posted by aajackson on 2/11/2008 at 10:06

The article about riding a motorcycle on the Chiang Rai loop is inspiring me to do the same trip. Has anyone else done this trip? Where should I rent the motorcycle from in Chiang Rai? I plan on going the middle of December. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Samui house rent (low season)

Posted by wufei on 3/11/2008 at 17:54

We count on the price of not more than 20000 THB. Choose between the following beaches: choeng mon, chaweng noi, lamai. We want to find a house (apartment) for one month. My family consists of three people (one child age 2.5 years). Conditions: 1 (or 2) bedroom with conditioning air, living room with TV and kitchen full furniture, swimming pool. Who has experience? Respond. ...

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