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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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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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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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Craziest parties in Thailand

Posted by Undertoned on 10/12/2008 at 23:30

Hello Which resort in Thailand is best for these crazy full moon parties? ...

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travel and visa deals bangkok to vietnam

Posted by sayadian on 13/12/2008 at 00:35

I have heard about 'flight plus visa deals' going from bangkok to vietnam.Has anyone had any experience of these. I assume it would be a KhaoSan Rd operator.Prices and comments would be gratefully received ...

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Penang to Krabi

Posted by cathg on 10/12/2008 at 00:01

Hi all Does anyone have any experience of travelling overland from Penang to Krabi? If yes, maybe you could help: What's the best way to do this - train & bus? only bus? Can it be done in one go, or would I have to do it in bits? How long approx is the journey? And is getting the visa at the border relatively simple? Thanks! ...

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Flights from Chiang Mai to Hanoi

Posted by Haych on 6/12/2008 at 09:57

Does anyone know if this flight path exists? and if so how much and who with? I dont want to backtrack back to Bangkok.. Cheers ...

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Posted by magdabis on 22/10/2008 at 12:39

Hi. I'd like to try meditation for a few days. Can you recommend a temple/monastery or other place? Thank you ...

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Wanting to find the Utopian life. Beer find for repliers;)

Posted by BellsCinnamon on 3/11/2008 at 18:26

I'm landing in Thailand the first of May next year. This is the beginning of a long trip for me. First of all I'm doing my Dive master in KohTao, and I'll probably be finished around the end of August – 09. I might do a few sailing courses since I might try to get a job on a boat when I’m bankrupted. Besides that, I got no plans. Then my questions start: I’m thinking of exploring Asia, before I maybe go down to Australia or/ and South America. The whole idea with this is to stay abroad ...

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How to get from Bangkok to Phnompenh by bus?

Posted by timthmt on 7/12/2008 at 12:37

Hi, I am thinking of making a trip from Vientiane to Bangkok. Then from Bangkok to Phnompenh. what are the best ways to travel if my choice is only bus and train. Thanks, Tim ...

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Koh Maak or Koh Kood?

Posted by Pinefire on 7/12/2008 at 02:56

We are thinking of either Palm Beach resort on Koh Maak or Shantaa on Koh Kood. Which place should we choose? What are the main diferences between these two islands? We are a family with two kids age 7 and 10 who wants a relaxing week on the beach with some diving and snorkeling after a week in Cambodia. ...

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Across Thailand

Posted by wawa83 on 3/12/2008 at 11:13

Hi to everybody, I just come back from Thailand back to home. I really enjoyed. I spent three marvellous weeks around Thailand. I was travelling alone. And I visited Koh Chang, Koh Samet, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phitsalunok and Pattaya. I was using services of thai travel agency. And I must say that all services which I bought through them was excellent. They secure accommodation in real paradise at Koh Chang Island, managed transfer transport from Pattaya to Ban ...

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Thailand: State of Emergency declared

Posted by bembot on 29/8/2008 at 05:52

hi! we are scheduled to fly to bkk tommorow unfortunately, the PAD protesters have apparently decided to take their protest to the government house as well. would it be foolish and dangerous to push through with our vacation plans? ...

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Thailand .... advice

Posted by clb76 on 4/12/2008 at 08:45

I’ll be traveling to Thailand Dec 21-Jan 5. First Bangkok and then on to Chiang Mai…. From there I’ll be in Koh Samui for NYE ….. Any suggestions on what things I must see and do in BKK and Chiang Mai?? HOw many days should I stay in BKK and are there days trips I should take from there? Any recommendations on places to stay ($30 or so)?? I would love to take a cooking class and mediation class while in Chiang Mai... and recommendations? I'm staying at 3 Sis Bed and Bre ...

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