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Here's a few questions

Posted by michmich11 on 4/6/2008 at 12:36

1. What is the best way to get from Bangkok to Ayutthaya? Train? Van? 2. What is the best way to get from Kaho San Road to Hualamphong Station? How long does this take? Cost? 3. How does one get from Hualamphong to the airport? How long does this take? Cost? Thanks! ...

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ko phi phi

Posted by sammacaster on 5/6/2008 at 08:56

thanks travel fish for putting me off going to phi phi...for christs sake what is it with all you traveling jurno's.. if it aint paradise that no one else has found other than you and your crusty mates then it aint worth it....i hate all your pompose views and i hate this "traveler" mentality, non of you are gonna find paradise its all been done and seen and thats the way of the world! ...

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Taking Buddha Statues out of Thailand

Posted by chaytiong on 3/6/2008 at 10:27

hi all, as the topic states, are there any policies against taking out statues, even newly purchased ones with receipt as proof and passing through customs or placing it in cargo? btw, i will be in Bangkok in August and would like to meet up with some of you then. I am going to purchase some new Buddha statues in Bamrung Muang Road, Bangkok. any of you here could provide some guide around would be much appreciated cheers! chaytiong ...

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advice/recommendations for young adults on southern islands

Posted by chambers on 3/6/2008 at 02:20

Hi there. me and my best mate are going to southern thailand for 3 weeks and we were after some advice as to where we should go/stay. We're both 22 years old (australians), and we were keen to go where other younger tourists would be, whilst having nice scenery/beaches so we can just lay on the beach all day with some partying at nights. ( we don't ask for much do we :D ? ) We are going from late july to mid august so we wondered which side of the coast would be better to stay on this time o ...

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Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong to Laos

Posted by andrea73 on 1/6/2008 at 10:12

Hey there - I want to catch the slow boat this week to LP, but would like suggestions regarding fastest/best way(operator suggestions?) to get from CM to the border. Ideally, I'd like to do this without staying a night in CK or Huay this realistic? I'd like to catch the slow boat on Tuesday or Wednesday if possible. Thanks for the help!!! ...

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island / beach in September?

Posted by dseckel on 30/5/2008 at 01:49

Which is the best island / beach to visit for 4-5 days in early September (tail end of monsoon season)? crystal water / white sand / stuff to do ...

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canadian travellin to thailand from taiwan

Posted by shaenna on 14/4/2008 at 23:32

Im visiting my brother who lives in Taiwan and was thinking of flying to Thailand for a week. But i would be this a safe thing to do? Is it easy to meet other foreigners there or perhaps a place to meet people heading that way BEFORE I go? lol. I heard Khao San Rd is the place to go, any suggestions?? Anyone heading to Thailand soon.... ...

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Spas on Ko Tao

Posted by LLLUCY on 1/5/2008 at 22:18

Hi, I see on travelfish that there are several spas mentioned but not listed. Does anyone know of a good not too costly spa there? Thanks LLLcuy ...

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Best place to get open water diving - Koh Phi phi?

Posted by janujanu on 18/5/2008 at 20:05

I want to get my open waters diving certification. I was thinking of heading towards Phi phi as I've already been to Koh Tao last year. Does anyone recommend any other place in the area for diving?? I'm looking for a place where I can chill out for 4-5 days, where I can find good diving centers and not be be too isolated as I'm traveliing solo and would like to meet other travellers. Cheers. ...

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Diving in July

Posted by autumnleaves on 22/5/2008 at 11:58

Hi All I'd very much like to do some scuba diving while I'm in Thailand in July and August. Is this possible at all with the monsoon rains? I was thinking of going to Ko Lanta. Can you please tell me where, if anywhere, I could scuba dive at this time, and what Ko Lanta (and all the west side) is like at this time of year? Can you still do things or does it rain all the time? Thanks ...

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Bangkok for beginners?

Posted by susiq on 23/5/2008 at 06:19

I was just after some advice for novice travelers heading for Bangkok next week.A friend and I are headed there for 8 days for dental work(aust prices are beyond our pockets) and im starting to worry that we are going to spend all our free time holed up in a hotel room:(..I keep getting told that its a dirty dangerous city with not much to offer..Im sure there must be many exotic delights 2 excited travelers can safely enjoy??? Already from this site , learning about the sign up desk for taxis ...

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Viewed 2,316 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by susiq on 27/5/2008 at 07:44

What is it with the three person rule in hotels

Posted by gfong on 26/5/2008 at 08:29

I have been trying to book a room over the internet for my family of four but I keep encountering this situation where they will only take three people per room. Is this a hard and fast rule? This is not economical and besides I don't feel comfortable leaving my daughters in a separate room. ...

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How do I get from the airport in Bangkok to the Bus Station?

Posted by LizzieR on 26/3/2008 at 20:47

Hi, I am hoping to visit Thailand in Jan 2009 so planning early! I need to travel from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi but do not want to stay overnight in Bangkok. I have been told I can bet a bus from the Southern Bus Terminal to Kanchanaburi but how easy is it to get to the Bus Terminal? Help!! ...

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Ban Saphan to Ranong

Posted by redbride on 21/5/2008 at 23:01

What's the best way to get from Ban Saphan to Ranong? Minibus, bus? How long would this journey take? ...

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SE Asia itinerary...

Posted by michmich11 on 13/5/2008 at 09:58

6/12--Arrive BKK 6/13-6/14 BKK 6/15--Day trip from BKK (TBA--suggestions?) 6/16-6/18 Siem Reap (not sure if we will fly or bus) 6/19-6/21 Luang Prabang (flight) 6/22-6/24 Vang Vieng 6/25-Leave Vang Vieng via Vientiane to Udon Thani to plane to BKK 6/26-6/29 Ko Samui 6/30-BKK 7/1-Return to NY Planning on using Bangkok Airways Discovery Pass for some portion of the travel. Is this itinerary doable? Missing anything? Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated! Thanks. ...

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flights to india

Posted by itchyfeet72 on 21/5/2008 at 20:46

hi gonna be back in thailand at the beginning of july for a couple of weeks to sort visa for india and maybe catch a bit of sun so basically have a couple of questions firstly whats the weather likely to be like on koh chang(the bigger one) also does anyone know of any cheap airlines that fly from bkk-delhi (thinking i need to book it first before i get to thailand-onward ticket n all that!)also not really a thailand question but does anyone know if you need an onward ticket for india cheers ...

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Krabi or Phi Phi?

Posted by Halilee on 19/5/2008 at 04:03

So, doing lots of research and am having difficulty in chosing the beach part of our vacation. I was finally decided upon Phi Phi staying on Long Beach, but it sounds like the accomodations on that beach aren't the greatest ( going by traveller reviews). We were also considering staying at Railay West in Krabi. We want nice swimmable water with a great beach. Snorkelling off the beach is a big bonus, but not totally necessary if it's nearby. Good accomodations, good restaurant choices, some shop ...

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SE Asia- 6.5 weeks

Posted by alexr on 20/5/2008 at 04:56

Hi, I wasn't sure which part of the forum to write on but thought this would be a good place to start! Myself and some friends are planning a round the world trip starting with SE Asia. We arrive in Bangkok in the morning of the 27th August. We leave Bangkok on the 10th October so that gives us 44 days to do Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I have roughly allocated 2.5 weeks to do some of the thai islands and then up to Chiang Mai. Then 1 week for Laos (we are thinking main spots of L ...

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Phuket and other islands weather

Posted by CJHorn85 on 20/5/2008 at 23:00

Hey all, I'm travelling to Thailand from the beginning of September for 3 weeks. What is the weather like around this time for the islands? I'm thinking Phuket, but any of the others as well. Is there a lot of rain around here at this time of year? Just wondering before I consider booking any flights. Don't want to get there, and find I can't do anything cause its raining all the time. Cheers Chris ...

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Phuket and Phi Phi noob

Posted by discoditto on 20/5/2008 at 18:51

any advise or tips or reading for a Phuket and phi phi noob? i'd prefer some life/nitelife minus the partying, like nightmarkets, shops, eateries etc, and don't really fancy bars and stuff. snorkelling is on my itinerary and also some beach exploring, underwater caves, island watching etc. leaving on the 29th may. how's the water for snorkelling during this time? thanks in advance! ...

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