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Samui/Surat Thani to Bangkok

Posted by msaw on 3/1/2008 at 12:00

Hi, we're trying to get from Samui to Bangkok in as little time and costing as less as possible. I've found flights from Surat Thani to Bangkok, how long is it from Samui to Surat Thani? Also are there any frequent buses/trains from Surat Thani to Bangkok and how long would they take? Thanks for any info ...

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metro/bus from new airport to old airport/rangsit

Posted by zachmoore on 26/12/2007 at 10:24

We are flying in late evening; 10ish on korean air (I don't remember exact time as I am writing this) and would like to catch the 11 o'clock train for chiang mai, train 51; is there any chance of making that work; any suggestions on how to make this work or even if it's possible. Thanks Zach. ...

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Koh Lipe from Malaysian

Posted by skinnylatte on 31/12/2007 at 03:52

Sorry, hit enter too quickly without entering text in message, and don't see an edit button anywhere -- I meant to say: I intend to get on the Langkawi Express from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai, get a minibus to Pakbara pier, then catch the 1pm ferry to Koh Lipe. According to malaysian railways' website, the train is supposed to get to Hat Yai at 1120h. This might leave me with too little time to travel to Pakbara, and I would hate to miss that last boat. Does anyone know anything about ...

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Nana city

Posted by nhorldz on 31/12/2007 at 20:09

How could i find Nana city if i'm from Bangkok international airport coz me and my friend are planning to visit there. ...

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Secure car parking in Bangkok

Posted by doktorc on 30/12/2007 at 15:38

Can anyone suggest a secure public parking area (garage) in the Riverside area (near Saphan Taksin BTS) of Bangkok? This is my first visit to Bangkok so please excuse my ignorance. Thanks ...

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Amphur Samphanthawong

Posted by nhorldz on 31/12/2007 at 20:15

what can you about this place? ...

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Pics of Thailand

Posted by Harry05 on 30/12/2007 at 09:20

Hi guys, Just uploaded some pics of my 4 weeks travelling in Thailand. If you wanna see them use the following link On the right hand sight with "options" (and save) you can also see the titles. Hope you like them. Harry. ...

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Posted by annu75 on 30/12/2007 at 10:18

has anyone had any experiences on malarone? we are leaving for sea in two days and we have to start taking that stuff it true it's better to have malaria then taking these pills? how bad are they? thanks for all the tips...;-) ...

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Trying to get to From Bangkok to Ko Samui

Posted by SNG88 on 22/12/2007 at 21:37

Hi all, I am going to be in Thailand over Christmas and New year and have pre-booked my hotels but left the flights till last minute. I'm trying to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui 29th Dec. Ive been on loads of sites this morning i.e. Air Asia, Bangkok Airways and they all say fully booked!!! What are my chances of just turning up at the airport and waiting for a cancellation??? Not sure i can face a 10hr train. I'm getting desperate so even considering hiring a car...what do you think. An ...

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Ko Lipe to Malaysia

Posted by simonfg on 21/12/2007 at 18:33

Gidday, We're heading from Ko Lipe to Malaysia in a couple of weeks. Apparently, there was at some point a boat from Lipe / Tarutao to the Tammalang pier near Satun, where you can grab a boat to Kuala Perlis. But our guidebook says this service has been suspended. Does anyone know if this - or a similar - service is running? Or other suggestions for getting into Malaysia? Our only other option will be to backtrack up to Pak Bara and then bus it to Satun. H ...

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Koh Tao to Railei

Posted by Lucian on 21/12/2007 at 22:07

Advice please I'm departing Koh Tao on Jan 2, and checking in a room in Railei on Jan 3rd. I'm struggling to plan my itinerary (boat/bus times and connection changes). Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Lucian ...

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Language issues

Posted by erinj on 19/11/2007 at 08:27

Last question: My travel agent said I won't need to know any Thai and I won't even need a phrase book. I haven't had enough time to try to learn Thai but I would at least like to *try*, at least the simple things like yes, no, please, thank you etc, so I will certainly be getting a phrase book. But, is language really not an issue? Will I be fine? Or should I crash study some Thai? Thanks :) ...

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Heading from Cambodia to Thailand for beach time

Posted by mmyster on 9/12/2007 at 01:51

Hello there, My husband and I are planning a busy trip through Vietnam (2 weeks or so) and then about 4 days in Cambodia to see PP and SR. We would like to end our holiday with some relaxing beach time in Thailand. We are not sure if we should head to Koh Chang as we can access it overaland...or, if it is actually easier for us to fly out of SR to Bangkok and then on to whichever island we choose. Any suggestions? Roughly how long will it take to travel from SR to Koh Chang? We only have 5 ...

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Backpacking, but where to go swimming? Are there public pools?

Posted by motogirl on 10/12/2007 at 18:17

Hi all. Just wondering how fellow travellers staying in basic guesthouses (not near the beach, eg bangkok, chiang mai etc) cool down? I've never really backpacked before. Stayed in a resort in bali, and when we went out for dinner some restaurants/bars had a public swimming pool for use. ...

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Malaria tablets - Thailand and Cambodia

Posted by erinj on 19/11/2007 at 08:24

Destinations= Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Ao Nang, Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat/Siem Reap OKay My doctor said malaria tabs were not necessary, I insisted as we're going to stay on an Elephant Reserve near Chiang Mai and I don't want to take any chances. He said to start taking them 2 days before, and 1 week after returning. My partners doctor gave him malaria tabs and told him he will *definitely* need them in Cambodia and to continue taking them one month after returning. So.... who is right? ...

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Krabi: recommendations

Posted by sopherie on 13/12/2007 at 22:47

Hi there, I just arrived in Krabi and am a bit overwhelmed by what to do and whether I should stay here or in another location (want to see some of the national parks, but also island hopping, kayaking, snorkelling, climbing and general beach laziness...) It seems very quiet and as i'm on my own would be great to be somewhere where I can meet other travellers, but not so much into meeting mad drunken ones (so i guess Phuket is out...?) also, accomodation here is great value and wondering i ...

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Rapala Resort Railay East

Posted by cbecker73 on 15/12/2007 at 16:40

Hi there Was trying to book in advance in some sort of way. Seems to be a good place. Problem: phone doesn't work plus no email adress. Anybody having recent contact details ? cheers, Chris ...

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Accommodation in Chiang Mai

Posted by BaznChaz on 6/12/2007 at 21:59

can anyone recommend a nice hotel in chaing mai during NYE? ...

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E-mail Viking Place Resort Kho Phi Phi

Posted by Harry05 on 20/11/2007 at 03:07

Anyone who knows if the Viking Place Resort on Kho Phi Phi, still has the following e-mail adress: ? Tried to reach them but now response till know. Other way to reach them? Thanx answering, Harry ...

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Travelfish Guide to Ko Phi Phi updated for 2008

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/12/2007 at 15:10

We've just released the new edition of the Ko Phi Phi Travelfish Guide and it's available for purchase here. It's based on research undertaken on Ko Phi Phi in October and November of 2007 and as such it is far more up-to-date than your Lonely Planet, Rough Guide or whatever other legacy guidebook you have. We've added a couple more pages, expanded coverage of Phi Phi Leh and an extra 7,000 words of detailed travel intelligence. The price has creeped up to a whopping US$3.95 - that's a ...

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