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Midrange Hotel Options in Rattanakosin area of Bangkok

Posted by scomoore1 on 28/6/2008 at 20:43

I am wondering what experiences folks might have of hotels in the royal city area (‘aka’ Rattanakosin) in Bangkok. This area is so interesting, especially in the southern neighborhoods, the markets, the area around the ‘amulet market’ between the Pinklao Bridge and Thammasat University. The river walk between Thammasat and Phra Athit Fort is great. It is a great walking area. In addition, not so apparent to firsttime visitors is the incredible mobility afforded by way of the river ...

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Guesthouse warning for Ao Nang

Posted by narcodave on 1/7/2008 at 11:06

I write to warn people who are looking to stay in Ao Nang for more than 2/3 days that they will be charged extra for water and electricity at incredibly inflated prices if they stay at Warina's hotel and apartments (previously Cartoon apartments) without explanation or warning and will fight to get the room cleaned regularly. Having read the sign outside (1 month 6500 Baht) I paid for 3 months a/c for 20,000 Baht (price shown for a single fan room). I checked in as per usual and was told room ...

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Christmas & New Year - North or South?

Posted by Diamond_Dog on 28/6/2008 at 02:54

Hi everyone, long-time lurker first-time poster here. My girlfriend and I are planning our first trip to Thailand; 30 days from mid-December to mid-January. After much research (largely based around this wonderful site - obsequiousness over!) we aim to split our trip between the North and South, based primarily around Pai and Ko Phangan respectively. Our primary concern is the best place to spend Christmas and New Year? We're leaning more towards Pai, as I've heard that the weather down So ...

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Friendship Beach, Phuket (Vijitt Resort) - good place to stay?

Posted by marmo on 30/6/2008 at 17:05

Hi We're spending 8 nights in Phuket on our honeymoon in January and are looking for somehere that is away from the hue and cry of Patong (very far away). I work in the travel industry and have been offered a great deal at the Vijitt Resort ( which is opening in September at Friendship beach on Chalong Bay. Everything I've read says it's a good area to visit for the seafood but not a great place to stay. I'm wondering if anyone has stayed in the area a ...

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Koh Chang - Thai side (East Coast?)

Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 8/3/2008 at 23:04

Hello, I've read that the west coast of Koh Chang is the touristy side and that most of the Thais stay on the east cost? I want to take my brother and sister-in-law to ko chang with my wife (all Thai) and would like to stay away from the big 4 star hotels and over priced tourist restaurants and stay with the Thais. we will have a budget of about £20 -£30 a night (per room) and need air conditioning and a safe room. Any recommendations on the east coast? Thanks, Antony ...

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Travel info and visa requirements

Posted by Jamboelle on 28/6/2008 at 22:24

Please help, my husband and I are flying into Bangkok at 9.30am on 22nd July for 3 weeks. We have been to Bangkok a couple of times so just want to get straight out. My thoughts are flying straight to Vietnam and stay there for about 8 days then fly back to Bangkok and want to fly to Ko Phi Phi for the remainder of our trip (head back 11th August). Is this a possible itenary? We are looking for a bit of travelling and a bit of beach relaxing. What visas would we require? Have I left it a little ...

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Thailand in 2 weeks in August. Suggested itineraries?

Posted by Ramon187 on 28/6/2008 at 06:57

I'd rather spend my time truly exploring 2-4 locations, rather than running around, trying to see everything. Ideas? I'd appreciate any suggestions at all (destinations, sights, suggestions for travel within Thailand), as I know basically nothing about Thailand. Thank you VERY much. ...

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Short trip near Bangkok

Posted by stroked11 on 15/5/2008 at 10:45

Hi Some friends and I are going to Thailand and Laos in June. However two of us arrive in Bangkok approximately 5 days before the others arrive and we all take a night train north to Laos. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions regarding a small trip the two of us could make for 3 or 4 days before heading back to Bangkok to catch our night train. We are on a fairly tight budget and werent sure if there were any destinations reasonably close by Bangkok that would be cool to visit. ...

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Transit Visa (Thailand) with only one-way ticket to Bangkok

Posted by Conni on 20/6/2008 at 05:54

I will work for the WFP in Laos but plan to travel there via Bangkok as flights to Thailand are so much cheaper. From Bangkok I would take the train to Nong Khai, then the bus accross the border. All direct travel. I am German so technically I don't need a visa for stays shorter than a month. I could also get a transit visa, but that would not change my problem: I only booked a one-way ticket, and so far I have not found a way to pre-purchase tickets to Laos (did so for the train but not the bus ...

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1 week to see Thailand

Posted by lannypeg on 24/6/2008 at 03:00

I have up to one week to spend in Thailand before moving onto Cambodia. I am not particularly adventurous whereas my husband is looking for elephant spotting and maybe jungle walking. We will fly into Bangkok but then I just don't know where to go. Somewhere where I could shop/ relax on a beach whilst my hubbie does something more adventurous would be perfect. We don't like really touristy resorts though. Can anybody make any suggestions?? ...

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Three Week Itinerary Suggestions

Posted by tlsaborido on 24/6/2008 at 09:32

Hello Everyone: My husband and I are in the process of planning a three week trip to SE Asia in January (approximately the 3rd to the 23rd). As of now our tentative itinerary looks something like this: Fly into Bangkok -- spend just enough time in Bangkok to get settled, showered, catch up on sleep, etc. (I am thinking about 2 days) before flying to Chang Mai. We plan to spend about three or four days in Chang Mai. Then we would like to rent a motorbike and spend about five days ...

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Best Island/ Beach to visit in July?

Posted by jeanick on 24/6/2008 at 03:58

Hi there, I'm planning to go for 3 days to one of the Thai beaches or Islands near Bangkok. Which is the best bet if i want a place to relax and enjoy the beach. Thanks so much for your advice! Jeanick ...

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good island in july

Posted by itchyfeet72 on 22/6/2008 at 22:40

hi all will be back in thailand beginning of july to sort indian visa(does anyone have the adress) also want to relax for 10 days on an island pref near bkk anyone any good suggestions and what will the weather be like around this time thanx ...

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Bangkok to Koh Phanagn by train & boat?

Posted by hayleyj on 22/6/2008 at 02:59

Hi! I was hoping for some advice on traveling down to Ko Phagnan from Bangkok in July. Was thinking to take the sleeper train and boat and heard that you can get combined tickets for this? How do I go about getting a ticket? Do I need to pre book before I get there or do you buy tickets at the station? Thanks! ...

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How can a make a booking of the New My House Guesthouse??

Posted by JotaR on 17/6/2008 at 16:30

I'm planning to go to BKK in Sept and trying to find Hostels.. I frined of mine recomended this one: My House.. looking at the reviews on this page i thought it would be a great option. Not too big, not too crowded and superb price. But I can't find a link or something like it to make a booking or at least check for avaliablity. If any one could help it would be great!! Thanks ...

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Koh Samui - weather in september

Posted by Flacha on 18/6/2008 at 17:24

What weather is in september in samui? I read i some www that in september when in other taihland regions is lot of rain then in koh samui is better and more sun days. Is this true?? ...

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Viewed 5,901 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tezza on 19/6/2008 at 15:45

Flights to Bangkok

Posted by anya_lukover on 17/6/2008 at 16:32

My friend has found a very reasonable direct flight to Bangkok in August but it's with an airline we haven't heard of - Eva Air. Have you heard anything about this airlines, and do you think it's ok to use them or would you advise to pay a few hundred more pounds for a more recognised name? Thanks ...

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Day trip from Ko Samui?

Posted by michmich11 on 16/6/2008 at 21:26

Hi, I was wondering if it is possible and/or worthwhile to do a day trip from Samui to Ko Pha Ngan? How long does it take to get from one to the other? Assuming that is doable, would you recommend going to Ko Pha Ngan or alternatively going to Ang Thong National Marine Park? Thanks! ...

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Koh Samui August/September

Posted by Flacha on 16/6/2008 at 14:13

Hi I'm looking for some cheap ang good resort in lamai beach on samui island. I prefer bungalow with A/C for two people. This is my first time in thailand with my wife. ...

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Viewed 3,731 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Flacha on 16/6/2008 at 19:07

Koh Chang to Hat Lek

Posted by swag on 16/6/2008 at 10:51

Hi all,a couple of questions on the above subject.Can you arrange a speedboat to do this trip or do you have to head back via Trat. I was on Koh Chang in March 06 and after speaking to a couple of travel agents it seemed most minibuses were heading from the island direct to the airport.We were also quoted prices upwards of 2,000 thb to get to Trat by our own minivan. As we are heading to Cambodia there must be a cheaper way of doing this leg to head to Sihanoukville. Regards ...

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