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Trouble Choosing an Island!

Posted by JamieB on 17/1/2008 at 04:00

I have been reading the descriptions for each of the Thai Islands and I still can't figure out which island/s are the best to visit! This will be my first time to Thailand and I have only heard about Phuket, but I have been turned off by the number of negative comments made on the blogs. I am young and looking to meet other travelers but also want a real taste of the culture and the Thai people. Does anyone have suggestions as to what their favorite islands are? I will traveling in early Apri ...

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Mae Sai: sights, cafes or good restaurants?

Posted by myrhmaid on 27/1/2008 at 16:31

Hey there. I'm volunteer-teaching in Mae Sai, northern Thailand (the border town into Burma). The students are great, but the town is fairly charmless as far as I can tell, and since I'll be here for three months, I'd love some suggestions for any good cafes, places to eat, use the 'net, sights to see...anything really to help keep me sane. Thanks! ...

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Travel partner(s) wanted for idyllic Ko Chang(Burma side) Jan 12-19(flexible)

Posted by bigducknfish on 5/1/2008 at 09:23

Hi, my name is Glenn, Australian backpacker heading to a more natural island called Ko Chang, wondering if anyone else out there is interested. KO CHANG - link on the place or do your own search ME - fun, adventurous, laid back and genuine - I am not looking for a romantic getaway. You can follow this link to find out more about me including feedback from other travellers and people I have stayed with. YOU? Male/Female any age. Well if you think I could be okay then we will ...

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Lonely planet india wanted- in thailand.

Posted by g_singh on 27/1/2008 at 20:41

hi, we are travelling in thailand at the moment, currently in Pai, then off to Chiang mai then bangkok, if any one has the new 2007 Lonely planet india in english they want to sell i would like to buy at the right price before we go to india towards the end of feb. thanks, G ...

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Homestay just outside of Chiangmai

Posted by MrMax on 30/1/2008 at 18:59

Excellent place to be see their website and guestbook ...

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Will we make our Koh Tao ferry??

Posted by elena9 on 29/1/2008 at 18:53

Hi there, We are planning to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui and then to catch a ferry to Koh Tao...our problem is that our flight arrives in Samui at 12:30pm and the ferry (seatran) departs at 1:30pm. Is it realistic to expect to make this ferry, or should we book the night in Koh Samui instead? We will only have 3 nights in the islands and would prefer to spend our time in one place. Thanks for any feedback... ...

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Weather in July and August

Posted by huggomartini on 28/1/2008 at 08:29

I'm planning to go in December but there are a possibility to go earlier maybe in July and/or August. I saw the weather maps and it rains a lot in July and August but my question is, there are days in July that you can't go to the beach? It rains everyday or few parts of the day? I saw also in the islands of the Gulf (Ko Samui/Ko Tao and Ko Pha ngan doesn't rain much but in Phi Phi and Phuket it rains lot. Thanks in advance ...

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Posted by RACER283 on 29/1/2008 at 05:27

Hello, Anybody know where the best snorkelling is around Ko Samui or other island close by. How about good tour operators. Thank you for any feedback. ...

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Renting Apartments in Chaing Mai

Posted by firedog on 28/1/2008 at 14:59

Greetings, We are traveling to Asia this year with our 1 year old son and are interested in renting a furnished apartment for 2-3 weeks (minimum 1 bedroom, prefer 3)in Chaing Mai. We are very aquainted with the guesthouse system....but wow wouldn't it be great to have a kitchen and not worry about my babe keeping other guests awake. Thanks for any leads or advice. ...

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where should we stay on Koh Lanta?

Posted by peregrinus on 27/1/2008 at 18:57

my friend and i are going to spend a few days on Koh Lanta around the middle of february and we’re trying to decide which beach & guesthouse to choose. for us, a good place would be neither crowded nor deserted. but it would have a relaxed vibe and there’d be: · some friendly people to mix with, around our ages (late 20s / early 30s); · occasional games on the beach during the day; · parties at night within walking distance (but just far enough away so as to allow a good night’ ...

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Posted by paulascott on 22/1/2008 at 19:14

Can anyone tell me how long I should expect this journey to take. Are there little mini buses which leave Kanchanaburi to Ko Samet and if there are, how much $ and how long does the journey take. Thanks all in anticipation of your answers!! ...

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Gulf or Andaman Sea in June?

Posted by trudat on 25/1/2008 at 04:59

My husband and I are traveling to Thailand in early June to celebrate our 5 yr anniv. We were originally planning to go the Andaman Sea (Ngai or Muk - Sivalai Resort), but are concern about the weather. Should we go to the gulf instead (Tao?)? We only have a week and are looking for something relaxing with good snorkeling and maybe some hiking, and not overly built up like Samui. We liked the idea of being able to go to other islands like Ko Rok, etc. in the Andaman. What should we do? Any th ...

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Pattaya to Ko Samui

Posted by huggomartini on 24/1/2008 at 20:21

Is it possible go from Pattaya to Ko Samui by ferry? Any company or private do that? Thanks in advance ...

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phi phi & lanta & phuket & krabi

Posted by themudblood on 5/12/2007 at 13:09

hi guys, me and some frens plan to spend about 5 days in the islands of phi phi and lanta, in early feb 2008 (wonder if that's a good timing?). i got a couple of questions: a. is it sensible to travel to phi phi from phuket, then to lanta, and back to phuket again? or it's better to end our journey at krabi instead? b. can anyone please suggest places for us to stay in those islands. we have a budget of about usd50-60 per nite per room. we have checked out the listing in this website, t ...

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Southern Sea Travel

Posted by marineboy on 24/1/2008 at 02:02

Whats the easiest way to get from the Trang islands(Kradan etc) to the Satun islands (Lipe etc). Do you have to get back onto land cross the border by bus to Pak Bara ferry port?? ...

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Posted by JADE75 on 23/1/2008 at 19:33

Is there anywhere in southern Thailand that you can work with elephants...bathe them etc as a pose to the usual riding elephant day trips that you can go on? Ta xx ...

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Is it realistic?

Posted by huggomartini on 18/1/2008 at 07:12

Hi there, I will go to Thailand 30/35 days next December. I wanna go to beaches not to the north (the north is for the 2nd trip) but in 35 days is not possible see everything. So what do you advice me to do? I used to read travelfish tips and I agree with many like (less is more). I'm thinking plan something like this. Arrive at Bkk maybe December 1st and stay 3 nights. Going to south (Pattaya, Koh Chang and Cambodja is in the 2nd trip too) to Hua Hin, Prachuap until Surat Thani. December 1 ...

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Cost of TAXIS??

Posted by marineboy on 20/1/2008 at 17:28

Whats the cost of a taxi from Khao San Road to either of the two Bangkok airports? Also the cost of a short taxi ride in Phuket? Thanks ...

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Thai Airways

Posted by jessie604 on 19/1/2008 at 15:37

HI, I have purchased a flight from BKK to Phuket on Thai Airways. HOwever I need to change it because I am afraid I will miss the flight, and I am having a hard time getting in touch with Thai Airways over the phone (I am currently in Siem Reap). I am looking to change my flight from BKK to Don Mueng and make it later in the day (Tuesday, JAn 22,2008), still flying Thai Airways. Is this sort of switch allowed? Can I make it over the computer/phone or do I need to do it in person? Jess ...

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Phuket Airport to Ratsada Pier to Phi Phi to Phi Phi Village

Posted by sandinelau on 19/1/2008 at 23:04

I land at Phuket Airport at 1:05 pm. My end destination is Phi Phi Village (I'm travelling in March 2008). I've read many sites that say the last ferry to Phi Phi is at 1:30 pm, but I have also read 2:30 pm. Is there an official website somewhere that will confirm that the last ferry is definitely 2:30 pm? What is the approximate cost (again, I've seen many different prices quoted) and time? Also, how do I get from Phuket Airport to Ratsada Pier? How much can I expect to pay? Some say t ...

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