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Scuba diving in Koh Tao for beginners

Posted by matthias on 7/3/2008 at 15:30

Does someone know a nice place to start diving on Koh Tao? I would like to do the open water Padi certification. It would be nice to have the accommodation included in the course fees. There are so many offers that I dont know which one is best. Thanks for any suggestions. ...

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Langkawi to Ko Lipe - pls help!

Posted by wessatong on 7/3/2008 at 16:36

Hi all, I'm planning to head to Ko Lipe from Langkawi on the 14th. My questions are: 1) Which ferry would be best for me to take there, the one from Telaga Harbour or the Tigerline ferry from the Kuah Jetty? 2) I know that I'll clear Malaysian immigration at Telaga, but if I depart from Kuah Jetty, do I clear Malaysian immigration from the jetty as well? 3) I read from the Telaga website that all visitors to Ko Lipe have to clear Thai immigration at some resort there. Is that true? W ...

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singapore - bangkok transport?

Posted by fishtails04 on 4/3/2008 at 09:38

aside from flying (not an option) what is the quickest/ easiest/ cheapest way to get from s'pore to bangkok? cheers fishtails ...

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Phuket/Railay in the Rainy Season?

Posted by dawei on 7/3/2008 at 13:42

I'm planning a month in Thailand from May to June. I'm really excited about exploring the rock-climbing and surfing in the Phuket and Railay areas but I'm worried about the climate. I would rather not go to Phuket during the busy season due to an aversion to high prices and huge crowds, but am I going to suffer even more if I go during the rainy season? Rock climbing doesn't go over so well when mixed with rain. I'm looking for a first hand account of what kind of weather I have to look forward ...

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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui

Posted by wenbryant on 3/3/2008 at 13:15

Any other way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui without spending a small fortune on flights? Also this is my first trip to Thailand and I only have 8-9 days--should I skip Bangkok completely? I will stay there at minimum one night. Thanks, Wendy ...

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great guest house near udonthani

Posted by bamboo on 3/3/2008 at 10:22

hi all was traveling on the way to loas and came across a fantastic little guesthouse with swimmingpool and private chalets was called check it out well worth it ...

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Quiet Thailand Beaches

Posted by dande on 7/2/2008 at 17:50

We are seriously considering a holiday on Thailand islands towards the end of the year. I know it’s a long time ahead but there seems to be so much choice and the area is a closed book to us. So many islands, so many ferries, so many ways of reaching them via Bangkok! In the past few years we have enjoyed holidays, in Kerala, Sri Lanka, Zanzibar and the Andaman Islands. We love quiet locations, superb beaches, good snorkelling (preferably from the beach) and although of an age when co ...

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Analysis Paralysis - advice on an island

Posted by trudat on 27/2/2008 at 04:38

Help! My husband and I planning a trip to Thailand in late may for 10 days to 2 weeks - a few days in Bangkok, the rest in the islands. For the life of me, I can't seem to settle on an island. We want to go somewhere not too touristy, but maybe with a little town or village. We were originally thinking of Koh Mook (Sivalai), but it seems like there isn't much on the island and I'm afraid that the rougher seas would prevent us from going on day trips to other islands. I also wonder if we should a ...

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Kanchanaburi --> Surat Thani?

Posted by susan32 on 26/2/2008 at 23:52

Hi everybody, I will be traveling to Kanchanaburi in August and from there, I plan to head to the beaches. It seems like the only way I can get there overland is by first returning to Bangkok and then taking an overnight train to Surat Thani. If possible, I'd like to avoid returning to Bangkok. Is there any way that I can do this? For example, catching the overnight train in another location? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks! Susan ...

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Viewed 9,269 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by susan32 on 29/2/2008 at 21:23

getting from patong to surat thani

Posted by kopite1984 on 29/2/2008 at 17:59

i need to travel from patong to ko phagnan on 23rd march any advice as to how i can get there the same day?i have been told via email from the hotel im booked into that i can go to surat thani by private car in just over 4 hours and costing 4000bht is this a fair price? ...

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An island close to Bangkok - Ko Samet

Posted by somtam2000 on 29/2/2008 at 10:25

We've just added a new feature story to Travelfish -- "A weekend on Ko Samet". While it has its fair share of detractors, for a short weekend break from Bangkok, Samet is difficult to beat. It's an ideal spot to kill a few days while you're waiting for a visa to be issued in Bangkok, or if you're just looking for a few easy days on the beach. This feature story accompanies out new coverage on Ko Samet which has been completely re-researched (new map is on the way!) -- it's easily the most up- ...

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krabi suggestions

Posted by michellouws on 19/2/2008 at 01:24

hai! next week we'll fly into krabi on our way for a two week trip to several of the islands. any suggestions for the first couple of day's to relax on the beach, and within reach of the airport, eta noon. thinking of ko jum and lanta... anything i shouldn't mis???? thanx, michael ...

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Posted by ChrisM48 on 22/1/2008 at 11:36

My wife and I are travelling to Thailand in July this year. Trip is for 3 weeks and plan is to either fly to Chiang Mai and work our way back to Bangkok via bus/train or vice versa. Does anyone have any suggestions on this? ...

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Bangkok guesthouse near train station?

Posted by myrhmaid on 26/2/2008 at 11:25

Hi. I'm hoping to find a good, clean, inexpensive, and friendly guesthouse near the train station in Bangkok. I've heard good things about the Train Inn, and any feedback on that one, or suggestions of another would be great. Thanks! ...

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Need to surrender passport to hotel/guesthouse?

Posted by cdpark on 24/2/2008 at 15:08

I'll be traveling to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Is it mandatory to leave your passport with hotel management in any of these countries? That seems odd to me, but I've read a few posts that seem to suggest this is the case. ...

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BKK airport to Pattaya area

Posted by hannesnaomi on 19/2/2008 at 02:15

Hi again, We'll be landing in BKK March 1st around lunchtime. What's the best way to get to the Pattaya area from the airport? Possibly Pattaya itself. Ideas please.... thanks :) ...

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Tamari Soy Sauce (wheat free)

Posted by urbal on 23/2/2008 at 04:16

Were, if any place, would I be able to buy a bottle of Tamari Soy Sauce. Tamari is soy sauce made w/o wheat, btw. Is this something that would be available in a Bangkok store? ...

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Is Theft an issue?

Posted by hannesnaomi on 7/2/2008 at 04:05

Hi there, Am just wondering if backpackers are having any issues with theft during their travels. Theft of smaller items (ie: backpacks, clothing, personal effects). Is it okay to leave your backpack behind in your room while you venture out for the day? We are planning on backpacking thru the islands throughout March and will be staying at budget places. I imagine there are no locks etc on your rooms - so just wondering what people are doing with their packs while they hit the beach etc? Tha ...

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Need suggestions on clothing....

Posted by urbal on 21/2/2008 at 05:56

I will be spending 30 days in Thailand (7 days in south and the rest in the north) and perhaps a week or so in Laos. We are traveling end of April to the end of May. I have spent quite a bit of time on this site reading the forums and have spent time on trying to figure out what is an appropriate amount/type of clothing to bring. My goal is to go as light as possible. Currently I was planning on bringing in total, including what I wear on the plan ...

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are reservations necessary?

Posted by matthias on 13/2/2008 at 21:43

I will arrive in Thailand (BKK) at the end of February and travel around in Thailand/Laos till the beginning of April. I would like to know if reservations for accomodation are necessary in this time period. Actually, I prefer to look for a place to stay when I get there, but on the other hand I don't like to try 10 different guesthouses because everything is occupied. How do you do it usually? What about booking flights? I will maybe take the plane to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samui or Luang ...

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