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questions about islands

Posted by aimee1986 on 13/7/2008 at 19:07

1) how far is it on a ferry from ko tao to ko samet and how much would this be. 2) we are going end of august- september time and want to know what the best islands are to visit we are already going to ko pangnan, ho samui and ko tao! 3) we want to stay in nice hotels in thailand - as it is low season is it best to just walk in for the best rates in 3-4 star hotels - how muh would we expect to pay? ...

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first time in Chang Mai - want to see all the best sights etc

Posted by aimee1986 on 11/7/2008 at 22:04

Hi, a friend and me are travelling to Thailand on 20th August and plan to go to chang mai for 5-7 days. This is our first time so we want to make sure we don't miss anything and want the best experience! We want to see all the sites: e.g. waterfalls, tribes, temples, elephant rides, river cruise, golden triangle, and markets... My friend found this site that does tours of chang mai and it looks really good: http://travelhubchiangmaitours.com/chiang_mai_package_tours/6day_complete_north_ ...

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Dengue fever

Posted by cmz11 on 1/8/2008 at 09:56

IS there any real great risk of contracting dengue fever in Thailand or is it very rare? I saw a few articles on the internet saying that there were a decent amount of cases this year but know that most articles just get you overly worried. If so where are areas that precautions need to be taken in and should I be very concerned about this or just travel normally? Thanks! ...

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phanganbungalows.com

Posted by Kennyd on 2/8/2008 at 17:15

I treid to reserve a bungalow via this agency website for Sea Scene resort on Ko Phangan next January. Back came a reply telling me they are fully booked and offered me an alternative resort. I thought it didn't quite ring true for them to be fully booked so far in advance so I contacted Sea Scene via their own website. Low and behold they have plenty of bungalows for that time. So watch out if you try and book through phanganbungalows.com!!! ...

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Dolar or euro?? cash or card??

Posted by Flacha on 30/7/2008 at 15:35

What to choose? dolar or euro? cash or maybe card ? ...

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how to book a Seaside-hut?

Posted by julia89 on 31/7/2008 at 03:12

I found a nice bungalow on travelfish.org: http://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/thailand/southern_thailand/surat_thani/haad_rin/all/699 but you cannot book online! do I have to call from Germany to Thailand?! can anybody help me? ...

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Thailand info- Please help

Posted by richahiker on 1/8/2008 at 18:32

Hi Need some info on Thailand-Please help 1) Im planning to travel to thailand from India next month.Would like to know if it is safe for women to travel alone. 2) Considering this is the off season, which places can be recommended. 3) My travel plan is fo 15 days, and want to stay at cheap and best accomodation.Whivh place in bagkok would be cheap, safe and centarl 4) My itineary consist of Bangkok,Phuket/Pattaya, Koh Sumai and Chaiang Mai. My interest is to shop in bankok, see ...

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Silom Hotels

Posted by CunningMcFar on 1/8/2008 at 00:00

OK, my wife and I will be spending about 4 days in BKK at the end of our Nov trip this year and are keen on staying in the Silom area, preferably near Sala Daeng BTS. We've checked out some of the boutique hotels like Inn Saladaeng and Baan Saladaeng, but I think we might prefer to forgo the boutique atmosphere for somewhere with a few more amenities, notably a pool, and the more desirable rooms at Baan Saladaeng are already booked out at that time. Our budget is 3000 THB/night max. Any recomm ...

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Nice hotel for a 30th birthday

Posted by lannypeg on 21/7/2008 at 03:00

I am going to Bangkok in early December and will be celebrating my friends 30th birthday. Can anybody recommend hotel and the best area to stay for going out at night? We are not backpacking and so would be willing to pay a little extra for a special night out. Any advice on bars and restuarants also appreciated as there are two vegetarians in the party. ...

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Bankok Airport to Khoa San Road

Posted by Loena on 10/7/2008 at 07:35

Hi all, This is my first oveaseas trip on my own, very excited! I want to know how far Khoa San Road is from Bankok airport. Also, do i need a visa to get into Thailand? I'm from Australia if that hepls. Thanks. Peace and love to all. ...

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Ya Ya resort railay

Posted by carolynwhitaker on 29/7/2008 at 10:20

Disgusting, filthy, rats, cockroaches, frogs jumping around room. Just a bucket of water and container to flush the toilets - how does one get rid of the floaties? Bathroom/shower black with mould, nails to hang up clothes. Restaurant meal was disgustingly bad. Certainly not like the photos on their website. Paid the money but could not bring ourselves to stay there and shifted the same night as booking in. Should be had up for false advertising. ...

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Viewed 2,038 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tezza on 30/7/2008 at 17:38

Group Travelling

Posted by josh4321 on 27/7/2008 at 19:59

Hey guys A group of 7 of us are gonna be travelling to thailand, laos, cambodia and maybe vietnam at the end of the year. Any tips or warnings bout any problems we could encounter with such a large group. Thanks ...

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overland =pattaya to phnom penh

Posted by peppermintpaddy on 29/7/2008 at 01:54

hi,anyone out there who has done pattaya to phnom penh?Is there a direct route/bus?thanx... ...

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postage service is this a good idea?

Posted by mick110971 on 24/7/2008 at 08:34

Hi all I am an Australian waiting in Australia for documents so i can apply for my visa to travel and work in China. I had planned to stop off in Thailand on the way through but due to the delays this may not happen. Would the following be safe to do 1 Fly to Thailand and wait for the document(AEL) to arrive (email) 2 Send all documents and passport through the mail to Embassy in Australia once form arrives. 3 Wait for visa passport etc to be sent back through mail to Thailand. will ...

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Charlie House Pinklao

Posted by pam80 on 24/7/2008 at 09:13

A warning to first timers in Bangkok, this small hotel advertises itself as central to all attractions and although it is clean and comfortable, central it is definitely not. It is situated down a grimy 500 metre alleyway off a busy road, and has a tuk-tuk with which guests are shuttled to and from to a nearby petrol station where the taxi's stop. But the main problem is getting back to the hotel from other parts of Bangkok after a day out - most taxis and tuk-tuks refuse to take one there excep ...

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Thailand August/How to get around

Posted by cmz11 on 23/7/2008 at 11:15

Hi- I'm I just found this site and think its great how much useful information it has!! Anyways after doing some reading i'm still have some questions/concerns. I was thinking of traveling to Thailand for the month of august but was concerned because Of how much rain certain areas which I really want to visit receive ex: southern Gulf islands of Samui/Phangan/Tao, KO Phi Phi, Chiang Mai, and Krabi. I think this may be one of my only opportunities to go so don't want to pass it up, how ...

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Samui, good choice for vacation in thailand?

Posted by Flacha on 22/6/2008 at 22:00

Is Koh Samui good choice to travel in september ? This will be my first time in thailand with my wife. ...

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Koh Yao Yai

Posted by ruzickaf on 21/7/2008 at 15:59

Hi everyone, I've been attending a diving course and it is divided to the two parts. First part runs in a classroom and in a swimming pool in Prague and the second one can be finished on the island Koh Yao Yai in Thailand (Elixir Resort). Has anyone ever been to this island? Which is the best connection between the Yao Yai island and Bangkok? Is it good choice weatherwise at the beginning of September? Thanks a lot. Filip, Czech Rep. ...

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Koh Lanta and Phi Phi - a few questions

Posted by clare84 on 8/7/2008 at 17:25

Hello, I'm new to the website and finding it really useful so far, so thought I would join in and ask a couple of questions! My boyfriend and I are planning a 17 night trip to Thailand late November-early December. I have been before but he hasn't, so I was thinking of starting off showing him Bangkok and surrounds (maybe Kanchanaburi if I have enough time as I love it) for 5 days or so. He is also keen to go to an island, I've been to Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan so would like ...

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Transportation Issues & Diving bookings

Posted by Py on 18/7/2008 at 04:18

Hi there, I'm trying to figure out the next few things: - how to get from Chiang Mai to the Mae Sa valley? Is this only possible through organised tours or via own motorcycle/car? Or is there a public bus, if so, any idea where I can get my hands on practical info about that mean of public transportation? - how to get from Khao Sok National Park to Ao Krabig? Is it so that the only way to do this is to catch a minibus to Krabi city and from there on head to Ao Krabig? - Also, we've quite ...

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