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Backpacking Dec 13-Jan 8

Posted by mboconno on 23/10/2008 at 03:33

I am a first time backpacker and was planning on going to Thailand from dec 14-Jan 8. I just got the idea for the trip and have done little to prepare besides purchase airfare and read travel books/online blogs. I was hoping to spend a few days in the north and a majority of the trip in the south. However, I am concerned that I will not be able to find places to stay at night on my measly backpackers budget. Are my fears off? Will I be able to find good accomadations in nice areas of the nor ...

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Pai to Luang Prabang to .........?

Posted by mic59 on 22/10/2008 at 19:19

I am currently in Pai one week into a 6-week holiday. I intend to stay a week in Soppong and Tham Lod and then return to Pai where I have purchased an open ticket to Luang Prabang. Slow boat so I would assume I would get to Luang Prabang by about 1st November. Is there a way to get directly back into Thailand as I would like to be in Nong Khai to see Loy Kratong on 12 November. All I have seen so far is that you can take a plane to Bangkok and I would prefer not to have to do that. Apart from th ...

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Viewed 2,484 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by mic59 on 24/10/2008 at 17:15

Motion sickness

Posted by mic59 on 22/10/2008 at 10:55

Thought it might be an idea to point out that motion sickness can be a problem on the minibusses in the Northern area of Thailand. Mainly because of speed, road quality and the huge number of turns and rises. Try otherwise to not use a minibus or if you do sit in the middle of it to keep your motion to a minimum. ...

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Looking for a nice small island like Koh Lipe

Posted by wessatong on 7/10/2008 at 10:11

Okay, I know it's a silly request since I should just go back to Koh Lipe, but I was wondering if there are any other islands as cool as Lipe which I can check out this December. Something that is small, has only about 3-5 beaches, is not too overpopulated or touristy, and decent sand and water quality. Is that too much to ask? Or should I just return to the paradise that is Lipe, content in the fact that it's one-of-a-kind? ...

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Thailand during peak-peak for ultra-runner/yogini couple...need guidance

Posted by 4erica on 20/10/2008 at 08:24

Hi all I am really impressed with the information that is available here. I have already done a lot of reading on Thai Islands during the peak travel season...and Im feeling a bit anxious. My boyfriend and I booked our tickets to BKK from mid-December through to mid-January and we just need some help sorting out our trip. We dont drink and are more into active pursuits, massage, vipassana meditation, swimming, sunning, and some people watching. We are not into the 20-something party ...

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VIP-999 bus tickets

Posted by jofml on 19/10/2008 at 19:54

Hello, does anybody know if and where it is possible to do a reservation for a VIP-999 bus ticket to southern Thailand in the Khao-San area or via internet (in English)? The Southern bus terminal is a little far away to go there for this reservation. Thanks in advance Frank ...

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Thai-Cambodian border

Posted by alexlazarus on 17/10/2008 at 15:33

Hi all, We are planning a trip to the islands closest to the thai-cambodian border (Ko Kut & Ko Chang). Is this still advisable in light of the current sitaution, or is it far enough away not to be of concern? Thansk in advance for any replies Alex ...

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Fly from Phuket to Ko Phi Phi

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/10/2008 at 07:10

I've mentioned before that it is possible to fly from Phuket to Ko Phi Phi, and today, Phuket-blogger Jamie Monk has added some great pics of just what the flight is like. You can see the full post here. ...

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Viewed 2,737 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tezza on 20/10/2008 at 18:57

Suvarnabhumi Airport to don muang train station

Posted by woodyuk on 16/10/2008 at 06:07

Hi I am flying into Suvarnabhumi Airport next week at 18:10 and was looking at catching a train at 20:50 from don muang train station to Nong Khai.. 2 Questions: 1. would it posible to do this in the time mentioned? 2. How would I organize a ticket I am arriving next Tuesday? Could I just book the sleeper ticket when i get to the train Station. Cheers for any info... ...

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Ko Chang in High Season

Posted by oweka540 on 18/10/2008 at 14:52

We are thinking about going to Ko Chang for 3-4 days while in Thailand in late November. Normally we wouldn't make reservations in advance, but would this be a good idea because of November being 'high season'? ...

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Viewed 3,551 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by khunwilko on 19/10/2008 at 19:29

rainy season

Posted by devondudley on 13/10/2008 at 18:00

just looking for some advise ill be around the islands from 2nd week in november till 7th of dec looking to get some sun and chill out. i read some where that somme islands are bad this time of year. any advise on which ones to go to would be great to avoid the rain ...

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Viewed 2,727 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by tezza on 17/10/2008 at 09:34

Honeymoon Planning, Weather in May

Posted by lars6685 on 14/10/2008 at 01:28

We are trying to plan our honeymoon and are dying to visit Thailand, but are concerned with the weather in May. We have seen some conflicting information and want to know if it is worth postponing our trip. I know it's impossible to predict the weather, but we would probably consider other alternatives if the chances for cloudy/rainy days was high. ...

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Viewed 2,773 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by tezza on 17/10/2008 at 09:22

Budgeting for 5 month trip to South East Asia

Posted by alisonbrown08 on 16/10/2008 at 04:07

Hello, My friend and I will be heading out to Bangkok from the U.S. mid-November and are planning on staying until the end of March. We were thinking about teaching for a while, but with the teaching regulations getting tougher this might not be possible. I am planning on bringing $5000USD with me to last between November 11-March 31, with a 2 week layover in Japan on the way back (which will be relatively more expensive than SEA). I was wondering if this was an adequate amount of mon ...

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Rail line from Suvarnamphum

Posted by swag on 13/10/2008 at 07:44

Hi any up to date info on how this project is progressing and when it might be finished. Regards ...

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The Down Low On Nakorn Si Thamarat Beaches and Kanom.

Posted by Spencerh on 12/10/2008 at 15:30

We just got back from Kanom and the surrounding beaches. We used travelfish exclusively for our info and would like to clear some things up. 1. It's easiest to get to Kanom from Surat Thani. There are mini buses that leave all day for 100 baht a person. If you pay anymore than this, you are being ripped off. You get on the bus in the back left corner of the old market in town. 2. There is only one guesthouse that is in a backpackers price range. It is in the town of kanom and called ...

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Viewed 1,611 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Spencerh on 13/10/2008 at 19:12

Necessary Immunizations?

Posted by jessnagy on 30/9/2008 at 02:50

Hi there, My girlfriend and I will be traveling to Southeast Asia in January of 2009 for four months. We're trying to avoid the fees at the travel clinic, so wondering if anyone knows of shots we will need other than tetanus, hep A & B, and yellow fever? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jessica ...

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Viewed 2,347 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by ChangFai on 13/10/2008 at 01:28

New Years in Southern Thailand.

Posted by Prototype on 9/10/2008 at 07:54

G'day all, I hope life finds you all well. Me and 3 or 4 mates are heading to Phuket on the 22nd of December, and staying on the mainland until the 26th when another friend arrives and we will be heading to an island for New Years festivities. The rest of the crew will be leaving on the 5th of January, bar me and one other friend who plan on heading North for 6 weeks. I have a couple of basic questions for you lovely people. 1) We'll more than likely stay in Patong on arrival to Phuket. ...

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Viewed 2,000 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 11/10/2008 at 15:59

cambodia to Thailand

Posted by ee104 on 10/10/2008 at 18:46

Hi guys, we will be coming from Siem Reap back into Thailand and i was wondering about a few places to stop off en route to the islands? is it possible to go from Koh Chang across the water to the islands? any advice would be great! ...

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Koh Jum oct 08 with kids

Posted by Tissi on 3/10/2008 at 20:45

hi e'body we r planning to go to koh jum on oct 19. any good ideas how to get to koh jum lodge from krabi airport, or what is the cheapest way? also, anything special to care about because we r travelling with 2 kids [5 and 1 yrs]. any sandflies etc? how long to get to Jum village from Golden Pearl Beach by feet? any special suggestion when being on koh jum? except hanging out.... TIA tissi & beuger ...

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Viewed 2,428 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Tissi on 9/10/2008 at 17:43

Leaving next week

Posted by mic59 on 7/10/2008 at 18:02

I'm going to Thailand on 15th Oct. If anyone can give me a few more tips on what to do I'd appreciate it. At the moment I'm intending to go to Chiang Mai, Soppong, Tham Lod, Nan, Nong Khai and then finish up at a beach, possibly Ban Saphan Yai. I've got 6 weeks, is there anywhere else I should consider? Remembering this is a holiday and I don't want to be rushing around trying to catch connecting buses with a minute to spare. ...

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