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Spent $3000 in 24 days..oops?

Posted by roro1990 on 8/11/2014 at 22:50

Have I way overspent? I thought Thailand was gonna be cheap but a look through my bank statements has revealed that I've spent 3000 dollars in a little over 3 weeks. A summary of what I've done: I've mainly stayed in hostels but sometimes hotels, I've eaten Thai food but usually in restaurants, I've drank a lot of beer and cocktails. I've eaten at Gaggan (crazily expensive restaurant), I've went to the hospital 3 times and been on 2 organized day trips. I've got a massage nearly every day. Does ...

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Camping Toh Tarutao - end december booking?

Posted by swati8 on 5/11/2014 at 11:23

Hi, I'm planning to go to Tarutao last week of December. Is prior booking required for camping at the national park, since it would be peak season? Where can I book it online? Any help on this would be great. Thanks. ...

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Viewed 726 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by swati8 on 6/11/2014 at 04:11

November Weather

Posted by vwgtivr6 on 4/11/2014 at 18:53

My wife and I are traveling to Thailand for the first time November 14th - 28th and I am trying to get a good idea on the weather. Numerous sites are saying different things. We are staying in Ko Phi Phi the 17 - 21, Koh Yoa Yai 21 - 24, and Koh Pangen the 24 - 28. The Thailand Meteorology Report is saying that it is going to be a complete wash with thunderstorms basically the entire time we are there, while other sites are saying its going to be fine. Anyone currently living there or been ...

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Viewed 752 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by vwgtivr6 on 5/11/2014 at 18:07

Yi Peng festival local event date

Posted by aandzy on 2/10/2014 at 22:49

Hello everybody! Does anybody know the date for the local event this year? Everywhere I look it says that it is from November 5-November 7, however that seems to be the one aimed at tourists. Thanks in advance! ...

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For sale: One ticket for Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event at Mae Jo (Chiang Mai)

Posted by bharpiy on 4/11/2014 at 09:50

Hello - I have one regular ticket for sale for the Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event at Mae Jo in Chiang Mai. Please message me if interested. Asking price is 6,500 bhat. Thank you. ...

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Chiang Mai - Nov 8 Mass Lantern Release Event

Posted by bharpiy on 28/10/2014 at 11:33

Hi, I arrive in Thailand (Bangkok) on Nov 7th. I know the Mass Lantern Release Event is in Chiang Mai on Nov 8th. I do not have a ticket for it and am unable to find one from here (USA). Do you advice I should still try to get to Chiang Mai by the 8th and try to get a ticket once I'm there? Or do you feel that chances of getting a ticket are very low and I should just spend the first few days in Bangkok and then go to Chiang Mai later (I'd miss the Nov 8 event). Thanks Piyush ...

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Viewed 1,025 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 3/11/2014 at 01:31

Hotels in Bangkok

Posted by Connal on 30/10/2014 at 16:39

Hi, Im flying into BKK in a few weeks with the girlfriend, its our first time travelling like this and our first time to Thailand. So I was hoping for some advice regarding finding hotels in Bangkok. What is the area of Bangkok that you would recommend we stay? As this is the start to our journey, we don't mind staying in the tourist-y areas and don't really want to be miles away from the things we want to do (also some ideas for what to do in Bangkok would be appreciated). Is there a particu ...

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Family Accomodation in Bangkok

Posted by limpingfox on 30/10/2014 at 12:14

Hi, Travelling to Bangkok in January and looking for a place to stay to explore the city. I'll be with my wife and kids aged 7 and 8 so we'll be looking for a convenient location that allows us to easily explore the city rather than close to late night bars and clubs. Would happily consider guest house \ apartment or even hotel and happy to spend up to £100 per night. Welcome your recommendations. Thank you. ...

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Thailand to Laos to Cambodia to Thailand

Posted by limpingfox on 30/10/2014 at 11:37

Hi all, Would welcome some guidance from more experienced travellers. I'm travelling with my family for 3 months in Asia. We are planning to arrive in Thailand on 27th Jan and then travel to Laos, Cambodia and back to Thailand to fly home. total trip time 90 days. At this point the only thing we have booked is the return flight to Bangkok and which we fly to from London where we are UK residents. I'd welcome some help to ensure border crossings are as hassle free as possible. Some concerns b ...

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Traveling the remote province of Loei

Posted by changnoi1 on 29/10/2014 at 00:13

OK this is not a travel question but a kind of "Just Back Report". I am living in Khon Kaen, the center of North East Thailand. And in my free time I like to ride motorbike or just travel in Thailand, Laos or Cambodia. And my favorite province (nearby) is Loei . Thai people tend to say "Pai Loei" as in "Go far away". Well and that is what the province of Loei used to be .... far and remote in the beautiful mountains. And actually it still is. Riding up route 2331 ...

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Really disappointed by phi phi

Posted by roro1990 on 28/10/2014 at 01:05

Anyone else feel this way? I am a young guy of 23 so obviously you'd expect phi-phi to be like paradise for me with the constant partying. But as soon as I stepped off the boat I hated it. 20baht tax for entering the island (strange) and the place smelled so bad. The scenery, whilst nice, was nothing compared to the likes of Raileh for me. I mean Raileh was 1000x nicer. I'm not sure what the big deal about this island is. I've left after 1 and a half days. The repetitive overly loud crappy techn ...

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Viewed 1,120 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by lanathai on 29/10/2014 at 11:17

Bangkok to Ayuttaya and Lopburi

Posted by malaysiansenior on 25/10/2014 at 13:37

My wife and I plan to visit Bangkok in December 2014. From Bangkok we would like to go to Ayuttaya and Lopburi to see all the must see sights and also the Sunflowers fields near Lopburi. What is the most convenient and safe way of transport we should use? Train? Bus? Minivan? We plan to stay overnight one night in Ayuttaya and one night in Lopburi. Will we have enough time to see all we want to see with one night stay in each place? Any recommendations on clean and comfortable hotels to stay o ...

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Viewed 2,283 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 28/10/2014 at 06:19

Chiang Khong

Posted by MADMAC on 26/10/2014 at 04:01

Went there this weekend and was really surprised at how different it was from the description in Lonely Planet. I expected a total backwater, very quiet, with nothing going on. Wrong. Lonely Planet says there's no 7-11 there and the people of the town are happy about that. There is a 7-11 there. Must have been opened after they published. Lonely planet says it's a great place to go if you want to do nothing. The riverside street was closed to traffick and there were hundreds - maybe a thousand ...

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Viewed 902 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 27/10/2014 at 03:39

Honeymoon in Thailand

Posted by Mandira on 6/10/2014 at 02:38

Hi There I'm looking for help to plan my honeymoon in November 2014. We definitely wanted to include lazy beaches, parties, a little sight seeing to get a flavor of the local culture, shopping and of course, romance ! We'll fly in to Bangkok and spend 2-3 days there... Also wanted to take in a live Muay Thai fight so I suppose that's Pattaya. From what I see on weather reviews, November is heavy monsoon in Koh Samui, Ko Tao etc. Is this right? And how bad does it get? We don't want to be c ...

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Viewed 859 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Johnson6B on 26/10/2014 at 21:55

Where can i find an Affiliate Blogger for my Thai-book

Posted by catweazle on 25/10/2014 at 02:29

Hi everyone, a few days ago i finished my ebook about Thailand . I tried to find travel-bloggers, who do Affiliate Marketing on their blog as a tool to promote my ebook ... but to my surprise it´s quite difficult to get response. Does anyone here know a travel blogger, who might be interested in earning some money with Affiliate Marketing? Thanks in advance Jo ...

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touring in Ranong

Posted by ngern on 24/10/2014 at 01:16

I wish to see some of the sights in Ranong, but at my age, 72, I am not into backpacking. Can anyone recommend a touring company or guide in Ranong? ...

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Viewed 627 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 24/10/2014 at 01:19

Koh Pangan New Years Eve Full Moon Party Accommodation

Posted by StephJayne165 on 1/10/2011 at 00:09

I'm taking a month out in dec/jan to travel around thailand. I'm currently trying to get some accommodation in Koh Pangan but struggling slightly as I've left it a bit late. Can get a bed in a 19bed dorm in the Dancing Elephant in Haat Rin, but not too sure how I feel about sharing with that many people. I'm up for a party and a laugh, and I am travelling on my own so I'm figuring it'll be a good way to meet people... but I do want to get some sleep occasionally as I'll be staying there for a we ...

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What to do with luggage while waiting for Sleeper Train?

Posted by InTheWorld on 21/10/2014 at 22:52

I'm going to be traveling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the next day or two. I've never taken a train before and thought it would be a great experience. I'm told it's a good value because you get to sleep in it overnight and thus avoid another night in the hotel. But what I don't understand is if I check out at 11am from the hotel, and the train doesn't leave until 6pm, what am I suppose to do with my luggage all day between? ...

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Viewed 1,684 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by exacto on 22/10/2014 at 21:02

Bike hire in Chiang Mai

Posted by Stevet1961 on 21/10/2014 at 04:41

Does anyone know any good bike hire shops in Chiang Mai? I hired a bike from one guest house, but the brake lever broke (bike was cheap one!). Have seen one company that does tours, but also rents bikes, but cost is 400baht a day which seems way too high. Any advice would be appreciated ...

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Viewed 798 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Stevet1961 on 22/10/2014 at 00:46

Do I need a tourist visa for Thailand given my schedule?

Posted by Levesque25 on 18/10/2014 at 19:53

Greetings, I looked at the Visa information section on this site, and I just wanted to ask here on the forum just to be sure. I'm a novice solo-traveler so forgive me for asking. I'm a United States citizen and have a US passport, will be booking a round-trip flight from the US to Thailand, and my schedule is as follows: I'll be arriving in Thailand (BKK) on March 2nd from the US. From Thailand, I'll be heading out to Cambodia (by air) on March 18th. From Cambodia, I'm going back to Thaila ...

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