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Bangkok shirt tailoring advice?

Posted by carelesswhisker on 15/8/2012 at 13:43

Hi folks. I'm new to this forum but have been reading, and spreading the word about travelfish since my first Seasia trip in 2007. I'll be in BKK sometime this month and was wondering if anyone had good experiences with suit / shirt-makers? I've read countless reviews about the high end, westerner owned shops but I'm looking for something a little cheaper, a little more local. On my last trip I used Sarto Di Moda on Sukhumvit. They did a really nice job and charged me about 1200 Baht per shirt ...

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Viewed 9,523 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by JohnnyCash on 15/11/2014 at 02:22


First time Thailand, Itenary for 23-24 days ... North, South, Bangkok

Posted by Aryx on 17/10/2014 at 09:07

Hi, ll be going to Thailand somewhere at the end of January and be staying there for 23-24 days... landing in Bangkok ... I want to visit north ( Chiang Mai for sure but dunno where else to go there... ), do some quality trekking and adventure.. and secondly spend some time on at least 2 southern islands... i was thinking Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan (one for relaxation, swimming, beautifull scenery and not to crowded; other for some partying and having fun...)... but still not sure which.. ...

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Thailand/Vietnam travel advice 20 days, help!

Posted by bbroche on 8/11/2014 at 23:58

First travelfish post! Going to Thailand and potentially Vietnam for a 23 day trip December 27 - January 18th (20 days on the ground) and am looking for some advice on itinerary. As someone who's travelled quite a bit (mostly in Europe, South America and a bit in Asia) and want to strike a good balance between not trying to do too much and hitting some real gems. My wife and I have been talking about doing this trip for quite some time and finally went for it when we found some cheap tickets ...

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Viewed 1,247 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 13/11/2014 at 12:56

online bus tickets - did someone book it before by mobile phone?

Posted by GuideLion on 6/3/2014 at 01:10

I came across the website of www.12go.asia and saw they have all the bus routes and schedules in there. Youu can even buy a ticket with your phone. Do you know if the schedules are accurate and did someone have experience with it? I installed the app on my iPhone and it looks really useful. ...

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Viewed 4,460 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by zvzz on 13/11/2014 at 04:25

Surin Elephant Festival 14.-16. November 2014

Posted by Juljitschka on 12/11/2014 at 17:59

Dear all, I'd like to see the Elephant Festival in Surin from 14th to 16th Nov. I'd very much appreciate any advice on the following questions: 1. Is it a free festival that mostly takes place on the streets of Surin? Or do I have to buy tickets? If so, could I still get some on location or may they already be sold out since I'm a bit late?! (-: 2. Could you recommend any cheap place to stay in Surin; I don't mind staying in a dorm? 3. What' the best way to reach Surinam from Laos? I could ...

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First Time Backpacking in Thailand

Posted by snicola on 23/10/2014 at 18:31

Hey guys, I was hoping someone could help give me some itinerary advice! I am 22 years old traveling with 3 other girls my age to THAILAND!! I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do, but I was hoping someone could help me out with how long we should plan to stay in each place, good budget accommodations, and just general backpacking advice. We are planning to leave Toronto on May 24th and arrive in Bangkok on the 25th. Here is a list of the places we want to see: -Bangkok -Chiang Mai - ...

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Isaan to Chiang Mai route advice

Posted by altmtl on 5/11/2014 at 19:48

Here's a route I'm thinking about in Feb. BK to Pak Chong (Khao Yai National Park) do a 1 1/2 day tour Loei & Chiang Khan for 3-4 days maybe Ubon T. (Red Lotus Lake) On to Nan and/or Chiang Mai , then Pai/Mae Hong Son It's about 2 - 3 weeks in all Just wondering the best way to get to Chiang Mai from Loei (maybe with a stop in between) or a direct bus if I don't go to Nan. I hate overnight buses but may have to bite the bullet here. Wondering if some of these spots will just be red ...

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Extending Thai Visa within Thailand...

Posted by altmtl on 9/11/2014 at 11:22

I thought I posted this already but I can't find it sorry... I have a single entry 60 day tourist visa which I plan to extend for 30 days for 1900 baht. How soon can I actually apply for the extension? I know most people do it a week or two before. Is it possible to do it at the airport when arriving or a few weeks later. Just curious. Thx ...

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Viewed 827 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 10/11/2014 at 00:43

CHeap Lonely Planet Books

Posted by Gerry on 22/5/2008 at 04:09

Is it still possible to buy the cheap LP and Rough books in Bangkok. When I was there last time they were available at a very reasonable cost (cheap enough not to feel too bad about abandoning them at your last stop!). ANy suggestions on where to find them? ...

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Spent $3000 in 24 days..oops?

Posted by roro1990 on 8/11/2014 at 22:50

Have I way overspent? I thought Thailand was gonna be cheap but a look through my bank statements has revealed that I've spent 3000 dollars in a little over 3 weeks. A summary of what I've done: I've mainly stayed in hostels but sometimes hotels, I've eaten Thai food but usually in restaurants, I've drank a lot of beer and cocktails. I've eaten at Gaggan (crazily expensive restaurant), I've went to the hospital 3 times and been on 2 organized day trips. I've got a massage nearly every day. Does ...

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Viewed 1,010 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 9/11/2014 at 11:00

Camping Toh Tarutao - end december booking?

Posted by swati8 on 5/11/2014 at 11:23

Hi, I'm planning to go to Tarutao last week of December. Is prior booking required for camping at the national park, since it would be peak season? Where can I book it online? Any help on this would be great. Thanks. ...

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Viewed 684 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by swati8 on 6/11/2014 at 04:11

November Weather

Posted by vwgtivr6 on 4/11/2014 at 18:53

My wife and I are traveling to Thailand for the first time November 14th - 28th and I am trying to get a good idea on the weather. Numerous sites are saying different things. We are staying in Ko Phi Phi the 17 - 21, Koh Yoa Yai 21 - 24, and Koh Pangen the 24 - 28. The Thailand Meteorology Report is saying that it is going to be a complete wash with thunderstorms basically the entire time we are there, while other sites are saying its going to be fine. Anyone currently living there or been ...

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Viewed 740 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by vwgtivr6 on 5/11/2014 at 18:07

Yi Peng festival local event date

Posted by aandzy on 2/10/2014 at 22:49

Hello everybody! Does anybody know the date for the local event this year? Everywhere I look it says that it is from November 5-November 7, however that seems to be the one aimed at tourists. Thanks in advance! ...

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For sale: One ticket for Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event at Mae Jo (Chiang Mai)

Posted by bharpiy on 4/11/2014 at 09:50

Hello - I have one regular ticket for sale for the Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event at Mae Jo in Chiang Mai. Please message me if interested. Asking price is 6,500 bhat. Thank you. ...

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Chiang Mai - Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event

Posted by bharpiy on 28/10/2014 at 11:33

Hi, I arrive in Thailand (Bangkok) on Nov 7th. I know the Mass Lantern Release Event is in Chiang Mai on Nov 8th. I do not have a ticket for it and am unable to find one from here (USA). Do you advice I should still try to get to Chiang Mai by the 8th and try to get a ticket once I'm there? Or do you feel that chances of getting a ticket are very low and I should just spend the first few days in Bangkok and then go to Chiang Mai later (I'd miss the Nov 8 event). Thanks Piyush ...

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Viewed 1,012 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 3/11/2014 at 01:31

Hotels in Bangkok

Posted by Connal on 30/10/2014 at 16:39

Hi, Im flying into BKK in a few weeks with the girlfriend, its our first time travelling like this and our first time to Thailand. So I was hoping for some advice regarding finding hotels in Bangkok. What is the area of Bangkok that you would recommend we stay? As this is the start to our journey, we don't mind staying in the tourist-y areas and don't really want to be miles away from the things we want to do (also some ideas for what to do in Bangkok would be appreciated). Is there a particu ...

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Family Accomodation in Bangkok

Posted by limpingfox on 30/10/2014 at 12:14

Hi, Travelling to Bangkok in January and looking for a place to stay to explore the city. I'll be with my wife and kids aged 7 and 8 so we'll be looking for a convenient location that allows us to easily explore the city rather than close to late night bars and clubs. Would happily consider guest house \ apartment or even hotel and happy to spend up to £100 per night. Welcome your recommendations. Thank you. ...

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Viewed 804 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 2/11/2014 at 01:29

Thailand to Laos to Cambodia to Thailand

Posted by limpingfox on 30/10/2014 at 11:37

Hi all, Would welcome some guidance from more experienced travellers. I'm travelling with my family for 3 months in Asia. We are planning to arrive in Thailand on 27th Jan and then travel to Laos, Cambodia and back to Thailand to fly home. total trip time 90 days. At this point the only thing we have booked is the return flight to Bangkok and which we fly to from London where we are UK residents. I'd welcome some help to ensure border crossings are as hassle free as possible. Some concerns b ...

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Viewed 992 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by wanderer143 on 2/11/2014 at 01:15

Traveling the remote province of Loei

Posted by changnoi1 on 29/10/2014 at 00:13

OK this is not a travel question but a kind of "Just Back Report". I am living in Khon Kaen, the center of North East Thailand. And in my free time I like to ride motorbike or just travel in Thailand, Laos or Cambodia. And my favorite province (nearby) is Loei . Thai people tend to say "Pai Loei" as in "Go far away". Well and that is what the province of Loei used to be .... far and remote in the beautiful mountains. And actually it still is. Riding up route 2331 ...

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Viewed 836 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by noddytravel on 30/10/2014 at 05:39

Really disappointed by phi phi

Posted by roro1990 on 28/10/2014 at 01:05

Anyone else feel this way? I am a young guy of 23 so obviously you'd expect phi-phi to be like paradise for me with the constant partying. But as soon as I stepped off the boat I hated it. 20baht tax for entering the island (strange) and the place smelled so bad. The scenery, whilst nice, was nothing compared to the likes of Raileh for me. I mean Raileh was 1000x nicer. I'm not sure what the big deal about this island is. I've left after 1 and a half days. The repetitive overly loud crappy techn ...

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Viewed 1,110 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by lanathai on 29/10/2014 at 11:17


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