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Help: info re: bus/taxi from Khaolak to Chumphon to take boat to Ko Tao?

Posted by jhe1945 on 16/6/2008 at 02:19

Is there an easy way (or any way) to cross the penninsula from Khaolak or the area near Phang-Nga natl part over to any town (Chumphon or any more southern town) so we can take a boat to Ka Tao. we are going July 22-july 29. thanks so much ...

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best island in september???

Posted by luna86 on 14/6/2008 at 19:15

off to thailand in september wondering which island would have the best weather at that time?...looking for a lush beach to chill on..... ...

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Ko Tao

Posted by gijsvanpelt on 13/6/2008 at 19:02

Hi To start with, very nice and informative site!! I am planning to finish my trip through thailand by hitting one of the thai islands. this for about 8 days, dont want to do too much of hopping btween islands, and ko tao will be my preference. Will 8 days be to much for a small island like tao, or will there be plenty to do, have diving plans as well. And you know any nice resorts there, don't mind if it's a bit upscale, as long price and quility equalls. THANX ...

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Transport from Perhentians to Krabi?

Posted by smithjo3 on 11/6/2008 at 05:55

Can someone help me in determining the best way to travel from the Pulau Perhentian Islands to Krabi? I've heard to avoid Sungai Kolok, although this looks like a critical train stop along this path. Someone mentioned a westerly route, but I'm unable to find much information on it. ...

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Ko Samet or Ko Tao

Posted by BernH on 12/6/2008 at 09:10

Hi, I'm flying into Bangkok at 10pm on Friday 4th July and flying out again at midday on Friday 11th July. I really just want to relax on the beach so was planning to head down to Ko Samet. I'm now worried Samet will be very busy & crowded so wondering if i would be better off travelling down to to Ko Tao instead? Any suggestions from experienced travellers would be grately appreciated? Cheers Bernadette ...

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Krabi Airport to Phi Phi

Posted by deity on 13/6/2008 at 11:16

I'm traveling to Phi Phi and I want to find out how to get to the pier from Krabi airport? Any help? How much should I expect for the transportation? Do I have to book in advance? same with the Ferry to Phi Phi Island. thanks ...

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Questions about Backpacking

Posted by CharFlorica on 8/6/2008 at 05:13

Hello, I have backpacked Europe before, and I know that we often left our packs in the hostel for the day whenever we went sightseeing. We always had our valuables with us in our daypacks when we were out and about. I was just curious whether or not this is the same deal with Thailand and the such.I don't imagine it to be as safe, but I have no idea what so ever. Do you always carry your packs, or is it safe enough to leave it in the guest houses. ...

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Thailand in 14 days at the beginning of September

Posted by ruzickaf on 2/6/2008 at 17:33

Hi there! Me and my wife, we'll be travelling in Thailand from Sep 7 to Sep 21. We'd like to spend a few days in Bangkok, of course. Next we're planning a trip to the hill tribes near Chiang Mai (about 3 days/2 nights in the mountains), visit to the Angkor Wat in Cambodia and at the end of our vacation we want to relax on some island with a good weather conditions (despite of the monsoon season culminates in this period), white sand beaches, cheap accomodation and so on. So, and my questions s ...

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Travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Posted by Ikkersheim on 10/6/2008 at 18:10

Hi all, I will travel from Bangkok to Chaing Mai vice versa with to kids (15,17). Can you give me some tips on activities along the road because they are not that patient to see all the temples etc. After arrival we will stay 3 or 4 days in Bangkok. The question is will I go then straight away to Chiang Mai or via via? And if so via what route? Via Ayutthaya to Sukothai to Chiang Mai? Better to do this on the way back? The last week we will spent on the coast or an island. What is best to fl ...

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Natural Resort, Ko Phi Phi Don

Posted by dande on 27/5/2008 at 18:46

We are planning a holiday in Thailand for early next year and have already chosen accommodation in two locations. We'd also like to visit Ko Phi Phi Don and the website for Natural Resort looks good - and so does the price. BUT, there are mixed reviews from several Forums - from the sublime to the downright disgusting! Has anyone stayed there recenltly? We're looking for a quiet location, simple clean rooms with private bathroom and good snorkelling. Any recent information will be hel ...

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Thailand to Cambodia to Laos

Posted by Layabout on 15/4/2008 at 21:17

I've been to Thailand a few times but never tried backpacking so this is my plan to fly to Bangkok then bus or train to Cambodia, visit Siem Reap, then back to Bangkok, train to Nong Khai cross into Vientiene, bus to Luang Prabang and boat trip up Mekong to Thailand,head to Chiang Mai and train back to Bangkok. I have about 3 weeks to do this in and spend a few days in each place. So I am seaking advice about travel and accomodation along the way. Thanks ...

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Posted by Brisbod on 9/6/2008 at 17:47

I would really appreciate some advice on a leg of our holiday in October. We will be flying to Chiang Mai for a few days from Laos and then want to make our way down to Bangkok. Thinking about stopping in Ayuthaya for a night and then want to spend time at River Kwai and the Tiger Temple. Need to know firstly if it is worth seeing Ayuthaya, bearing in mind we will also be spending time at Siem Reap. If so, what's the best transport option from Chiang Mai - should we train it to Ayuthaya, stay ov ...

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Surat Thani (SW Thailand) - Singapore by train

Posted by tinamars2000 on 21/2/2008 at 02:22


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Thai Air: JFK to BKK canceled after July 1 - is this true?

Posted by thegrailer on 4/6/2008 at 21:06

I've read on a couple different frequent flier chat boards that the Thai Air direct flight from JFK to BKK will be canceled after July 1, 20008 - does anyone have information about this? Is it true? Thanks ...

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Posted by Ikkersheim on 10/6/2008 at 18:00

Hi all, I will be traveling in a week time with my kids, 15 and 17, they want to try diving. Has anyone a tip for as reliable and payable diving school on Koh Samui or Koh Tao? Thanks, Donald ...

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help! Chiang Mai - Bangkok train?

Posted by sputnik0 on 10/6/2008 at 09:09

I read all about traveling to Chiang Mai from Bangkok on the recent travelfish post and went to the website that Somtam2000 posted. We decided to take the sleeper train to Chiang Mai and fly back. So I went to the website to purchase the tickets but upon confirmation of payment, the total was listed as 244.78 DOLLARS for three people! Is this right? It doesn't seem right as the seat61 website said it would be 21 dollars for the second class sleeper. What ...

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Chang Mai - Trek - Help please

Posted by meabhd on 10/6/2008 at 17:44

Hi there, We (a group of 3 girls in there 20's) plan on being in Chang Mai in early/mid July. We will be traveling from Bangkok. We would like to do a trek in Chang Mai and was hoping on any recommendations of trek organisers etc as have heard some dodgy stories - any help appreciated! Thanks ...

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Ayutthaya to Khao Yai

Posted by rosandjohn on 6/6/2008 at 18:26

I'd like to get from Ayutthaya to visit Khao Yai National Park and then pick up a bus or train to Aranya Prathet. Is it best to go via Pak Chong to the north or Prachin Buri to the south? Transport ideas would be helpful, also a place to stay to visit KYNP with a guided tour. Many thanks ...

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Bangkok to Singapore route

Posted by craigwatson on 5/6/2008 at 15:25

Hi, me and two friends were planning on overlanding from Bangkok to Singapore in July. We have three weeks and around £500-600 to spend and would appreciate any advice on what would be a good route to take. We were originally planning on heading into Laos for a couple of days from Bangkok but having looked into it it doesn't seem worth the travelling time etc. We are completely open minded so would appreciate any suggestions that would fit into 3 weeks and see what in your opinion are the highl ...

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Weather in May/June

Posted by CharFlorica on 6/6/2008 at 04:00

Hello, I am looking at planning a trip to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam for May-June 2009. I am unable to travel during the dry season (as I am in school). Is the wet season going to be too much of a problem? Is there a "best" place to start traveling to avoid extremely rainy weather? Thank you! Charlie ...

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