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Nice guesthouses in Chiang Mai?

Posted by myrhmaid on 26/2/2008 at 11:20

Hello there! I've been studying in Chiang Mai for a bit, and my mum's coming over for a visit. The guesthouse's I've been staying in are quite basic and I was looking for a nice one for her visit, clean, inexpensive, friendly staff, in an interesting area with good places to eat. I've heard good things about the Kavil, but any suggestions would be great. Thanks! ...

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Vientiene to Koh Pan Yang

Posted by DannyJ on 16/11/2008 at 02:27

Hey everybody! So... has anyone travelled from Vientiene straight through (without stopping) to Koh Pan Yang? For various reasons it looks like me and my girlfriend will have to do this. I'm pretty sure it will be easy enough to arrange in Vientiene and should be an easy enough journey, abliet a long one! Just wondering if anyone has any personal recommendations regarding the trip, i.e. bus over train to BKK or vice-versa, good travel agents in Vienetiene, etc? Thanks in advance for any h ...

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Koh Samet from Cambodia

Posted by danowen on 17/11/2008 at 11:15

Hi, Can anyone offer some advice for where on the Gulf of Thailand, maybe Samet, we could catch a 4-5 days beach break on our way back from Cambodia to Bangkok? Can we get a bus from Aranya Prathet directly there or must we go via Bangkok? Kind of beach we want is sandy, maybe some diving, snokling etc and not too expensive? Thanks in advance! Dan ...

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cooking classes

Posted by Yun on 8/11/2008 at 19:57

i'm very interested in learning south-east asian cooking, and am planning on going to thailand and vietnam so can do that in either. i've seen all the companies listed from chiang mai. has anyone got first hand experience with any of these? are there any in bangkok? are there good schools in vietnam also? ...

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Chat House Chiang Rai

Posted by crazyhorse on 16/11/2008 at 14:17

Hi , has anybody stayed at Chat house in Chiang Rai lately. thanks ...

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Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong accom

Posted by crazyhorse on 16/11/2008 at 06:22

Hi am arriving Chiang Khong late november, any thoughts on accom There, And transport from Chiang Rai ...

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Ferry Travel from Phuket to Langkawi

Posted by notsotouchy on 15/11/2008 at 14:53

To anyone who knows , is it possible to travel directly by ferry from Phuket to Langkawi ? If not then what options are available. Cheers NST ...

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anyone entered thailand witout an exit flight already booked?

Posted by peppermintpaddy on 13/11/2008 at 00:51

hi there,has anyone entered thailand without an exit flight booked?Every time i have visited thailand i have had to show proof of exit flight,and because i have had one,they allow me a visa to enter.What happens if you enter without that exit flight booked?Has anyone experience of this? ...

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Chiang Mai restaurant

Posted by mattocmd on 13/11/2008 at 11:58

Hello, A little over a year ago I was in Chiang Mai. An expat took me to this restaurant and I must return. Let me describe this... It is a huge restaurant, buffet/bbq style. You take what you want (fresh meat and seafood) and bbq it at your table. The juice from everything leaks into a device that makes soup. Someone must know this place. It was HUGE and extremely popular. I remember it only being 4-5$ a person. My memory is blurry but I remember it being near some kind of cir ...

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FMP places to stay

Posted by psolomon on 14/11/2008 at 07:03

Any suggestions? Not looking for the cheapest of the cheap, something mid backpacker style. ...

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Thai Islands

Posted by candy5 on 14/11/2008 at 07:01

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has any comments for us. We have listed the following Islands that appeal to us..we like to swim, snorkel & dive and just relaxing in the sun, also young and like a good time.. so wondering if we have chosen correctly as a rough guide for our time on the islands? Thinking of allowing 3-4 weeks..are we better just picking a few and sticking to them..Krabi, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Kao Tao. Thanks Candy ...

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Thailand Christmas and NYE

Posted by psolomon on 14/11/2008 at 06:20

Hi, I arrive in Bangkok on 17th Dec and wondered if anybody has any suggestions for Christmas and NYE. The full moon party may be a last resort as I think there would be so many more things to do. Chang Mai or up North ...

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Help needed - itinerary planning headache!

Posted by alexlazarus on 10/11/2008 at 16:33

Hi All, This is hte last post o our upcoming trip to Thailand. After looking at lots of different ideas i think we have settled on something of a plan: 26th /27th December - Bangkok 28th to 1st Jan - up to and around Kanchanaburi 1st - travel down to Pattaya ? ? ? 7th to 11th - Ko Kood We would really like to 'do' the beach from pattaya onwards, but dont know where to go! I have found a great littel place on Ko Chang, but that only has availability for the 5th and 6th. What would pe ...

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Refugee camps on Thai/Burma border

Posted by travelpj on 2/11/2008 at 11:09

Hi, If anyone has any contacts of people working in the refugee camps I would be greatful in hearing from you. I am a photographer hoping to do a story on the issue. Thanks. ...

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Kp Phi Phi - Ao Toh Ko reservations

Posted by Romily on 4/11/2008 at 19:04

I just tried to call them and make a reservation for christmas, but got told that they will have internet booking from 15th of November onwards and I will have to book then. I just wondered if anybody else hard about it, especially the travelfish folks - will you have a link on your site to the booking? Because what I couldn't find out on the phone is how to book, eg which webpage:-) ...

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Viewed 2,177 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Romily on 12/11/2008 at 23:36

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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