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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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Updated Krabi-Lanta Ferry information?

Posted by rhingo on 31/10/2008 at 21:19

Hi there: we're flying from BKK to Krabi 12/9, and want to catch a ferry to Lanta that day. unfortunately, we're hearing conflicting reports about the ferry schedule, with some sites saying two ferries per day, and others saying only one in the morning. Our flight doesn't arrive until 12.00, so we're hoping there's an afternoon one available. Can anyone assist? Thanks in advance! ...

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Bangkok hotel and area recommendations please

Posted by PT109 on 8/10/2008 at 03:08

Hi, we're two adults and two young children going to be in Bangkojk for the first time. We'll just be in transit for two days looking for somewhere easy to reach, safe and with good facilities so we can recover from our flight. We had thought of splashing out on a luxury hotel although many will be booked full on the New Year's period. Any recommendations on hotels or areas appreciated. ...

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Posted by MarkHall on 27/10/2008 at 21:36

Me and my girlfriend are flying in to bangkok on 15th November and will be staying for around 2 weeks and then returning from Cambodia a couple of month later to stay for another month. What is the best way to obtain the correct visa?? Thanks, Mark ...

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Travel from Phuket to Bangkok & Bangkok to Chaing Mai

Posted by brigittahorvath on 28/10/2008 at 21:26

Hi Guys, Can someone tell me which train I need to catch and where from to get to Bangkok from Phuket and from Bangkok to Chaing Mai after that by train (maybe overnight train or during the day...doesnt matter)? Any info would help, such as fares, location of train station, safety? Many, many thanks. B. ...

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Loy Krathong in Bangkok

Posted by jofml on 28/10/2008 at 20:40

Hello, can someone recommend a place in Bangkok to celebrate Loy Krathong? Last year we were at Phra Sumen Fort, it was nice, but maybe there are better places especially to see the Krathongs in the water. Best regards Frank ...

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How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh - Cambodia - Bangkok

Posted by erbi3285 on 29/10/2008 at 09:12

Hi Everyone, Just wanting some help. Myself and a friend are backing around SE Asia, and will be in HCM and need to arrive in Bangkok. We have approximately 4 days, and would love to check out some of the sites of Cambodia. We are on a budget so need to travel by bus/train. We want to see Angkor Wat and Sihanouk Ville. Can anyone recommend how we do this, and traveling times, shortest route, with maximum sightseeing time. If anyone has done this before would love to hear of some t ...

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Nice place to dine near Moon Bar BKK

Posted by chaosclaire on 28/10/2008 at 17:23

Hi there, I'm looking for a Swanky-ish Thai place to dine near the Moon Bar in Bangkok. I heard the food at the Moon Bar isn't so good, considering the price - or is that wrong do you think? My parents are visiting, and my Mum, had a windfall on the Premium Bonds so she'd like to treat us:) There will be four of us and the win was fifty quid, so that gives us a budget of about 600Baht per person. It has to be within about 5-10 minutes walk as me Dad's knees aren't what they were:) Any sugges ...

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Western Island Early November

Posted by danowen on 26/10/2008 at 18:32

Hi, We have about 5-6 days to spend on a sun kissed beach in western thailand (this much is decided from weather charts and our pre-booked flights to Phuket!) and would like some advice on where to go? We thought Phi Phi but are now in some thought? Any advice welcome? Activities wanted are some diving and some relaxed beach action - oh, and a travellers budget?!?! Thanks in advance D&K ...

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2 weeks in Thailand, want to optimise?

Posted by rakhi on 21/10/2008 at 23:46

Hi, My husband and I want to travel around Thailand, starting from around the 20th od December till the 4th of January. I know that's the peakiest of seasons to pick but we can't get 2 weeks together at any other time. I've been reading up a great deal on the country but am now confused with all the options I have come across. I would like to get advice on planning an itinerary keeping the following things in mind. 1. We would like to see history, lots of nature, nice beaches (uncrowded ...

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Ubon Ratchthani to Trat overland

Posted by TheSnowQueen on 27/10/2008 at 03:22

I'm interested in travelling overland from Ubon Ratchathani to Trat, preferably avoiding Bangkok and, instead, by road or rail, cutting East and perhaps staying close to Cambodian border or stopping off to see Khao Yai National Park. Has anyone done this journey or know how easy it is to travel this route? Planning to do this sometime in January and would be very grateful for any info or intelligence (especially as there have been problems recently between Thai and Cambodians near border (Preaha ...

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