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Independent Bo Koh Chang

Posted by Steffitom on 29/11/2007 at 04:07

Hi, is there anybody, you stayed in the Independent Bo on Koh Chang? If there is somebody, could you please tell me something about the Bungalows, the people and the area, where it is? Does anybody know if they have an email adress, where i could ask about the availability in the high season in march 2008? Hoping for many answers. Thanks Stefanie ...

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Hill Tribes in Thailand vs Hill Tribes in Laos

Posted by nateyu on 29/11/2007 at 01:51

Hi, I was wondering if any of you out there no how different the experience would be between doing a Hill Tribe trek in Chiang Mai, Thailand vs one in Luang Prabang, Laos. Any particular one that people recomend? Thanks! ...

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First Time Visitor Flying in on the 3rd of December

Posted by tulles22 on 28/11/2007 at 11:02

hey all, I'm a 23 yearold Canadian guy straight out of University who's making his first trip to Thailand. I fly into Bangkok December 3rd, and have 5weeks to kill before I start a TEFL/TESOL course in Phuket. This site has provided tons of great information about backpacking and some of the locations to check out, I just have two questions that I would love some feedback on.....1) should I bring my laptop, or will it be more of a hassel then an asset....2)is there any travel insurance recommend ...

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connectin flights

Posted by darrenh on 24/11/2007 at 04:25

was just wondering if anyone had any info on china airlines. im flying with them to bangkok and i want to book a flight out of bkk that day to chiang mai. my concern is about their punctuality?? do they arrive on time?? any info is much appreciated. thanks. ...

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Hi...cheapest and most easy way to town from airport!

Posted by applejy on 26/11/2007 at 16:34

Hi.anyone can tell me what is the cost and time taken from new airport to the town? Which If taking the airport express to the train station,how much will the train or skytrain cost to the town? Thanks! Apple ...

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Diving in Thailand

Posted by kman on 11/11/2007 at 10:28

Hi, I'm hoping to do some diving while in Thailand and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for the 'best' places. I've read that depending on the time of the year divers can see mantas and potentially whale-sharks. Thanks! ...

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planning my First trip in to Thailand

Posted by Maja on 21/11/2007 at 14:36

Hello all! I'm absolute newcomer here :-) don't know too much about Thailand, but know one thing for sure -want visit this country! My idea is to come to Bangkok, rent there a car and go by car till Satun. and then spend there a relaxing week. That's why I want to ask you, who already know Thailand from its "inside" I'd say, some advices :-) 1)how will be the weather in February? cause I'm planning my trip in February. 2) is it possible in general to go from Bangkok to Satun?..is it convinient ...

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Visa

Posted by Louise73 on 19/11/2007 at 18:38

I plan to be in Thailand for longer than 30 days. Will I have problems getting the 30 day visa if my return ticket says longer 30 days stay and I have no other ticket showing further travel? Is there any way I can apply for a extension before I travel? If not is it easy to cross a border and cross back the same day in order to get a new 30 day visa? Thanks ...

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Accommodation near the airport

Posted by paul123456789 on 19/11/2007 at 20:01

Any suggestions for cheap, clean, good accommodation near the airport? - mainly for people arriving late and leaving early. Thanks ...

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south Lanta or Ngai?

Posted by shoreliner on 20/11/2007 at 20:36

Have only 8 short nights in Thailand to fit in one andaman island and khao sok national park (greedy, I know, but…). After checking things out a little my thought for the island where either a south lanta beach (mai pai or khlong jaak) or koh nagi or maybe even koh kradan. The only “problem” is the distance between khao sok and any of these islands. I wouldn’t want to “waste” a whole precious day on the road between them and to sleep in krabi or trang town. Lanta seems slightly clo ...

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Help! I need to get from Ko Tarutao to Phi Phi by boat - is there such a way?

Posted by cat on 21/11/2007 at 01:13

I am traveling from Ko Lipe to Ko Tarutao and then want to get the Phi Phi or Krabi area. Is there a ferry I can get from Ko Tarutoa/Ko Lipe to Phi Phi/Krabi or do I have to go back to the Mainland. I am only there for 10ish days so want to quickest and nicest way to travel... ...

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Phuket Budget places

Posted by sunnyukmarky on 19/11/2007 at 11:00

I have been to thailand 5 times but never to Phuket. Can you tell me where are the best budget places to stay 400Bht max near the beache or even not so near.Thanks ...

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WIFI

Posted by sunnyukmarky on 20/11/2007 at 11:02

Is there internet Wifi on Phuket? ...

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Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong

Posted by korourke on 20/11/2007 at 09:09

Does anyone know a good way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong (to cross the border). Cost and time frame also? Thanks for your help! ...

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Pay accomodation in full in advance

Posted by licasi on 19/11/2007 at 19:31

I have booked one night at the Jungle rafts in Kanchanaburi. I think it looks like such an experience and wanted to book directly through their own web site. I'm supposed to transfer money (100%) to their account, since they don't do credit cards, and I have never been asked to do this before.. Is this ok ?? I'm planning our first trip ever to Thailand and it sure is a different experience.. ...

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Koh Phi Phi quality bungalows??

Posted by timmc on 15/11/2007 at 02:14

I'm struggling to find a good quality bungalow on Phi Phi - the reviews suggest both love and hate for some of the cheaper options, whilst the costlier hotels are too expensive and not what I'm looking for. A good quality place a little away from the nightlife. ...

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Island Paradise - which island and resort?

Posted by jewels on 6/11/2007 at 21:13

Hi All My husband and I want to travel to Thailand for 2 weeks around March/April next year. We are in desperate need of some utter relaxation! Can you please recommend an island and resort which can fit into our dreams of: a) being very quiet and secluded - definately not Phuket, Phi Phi or Koi Samui! b) cabin with aircon, double bed, hot water, beautiful seaview and which is literally ON THE BEACH c) clear blue water and white sand... My husband wants to do some fishing and spea ...

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Island Choice for Next 3 Wks

Posted by jella82 on 14/11/2007 at 18:10

hi guys, i know this q has prob been asked a 1000 times but which side of thai islands has best weather at the moment? I have heard Ko Samui is in middle of monsoon... Just want 3 wks of sun and nice beaches before I head back to wet & cold ireland!! thx.. ...

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Solo female traveller looking for an island around Christmas

Posted by DTQ on 15/11/2007 at 11:54

Hello, everybody. I posted this over at the lonelyplanet site and a user there suggested I ask over here. I guess you guys are supposed to be the most knowledgeable folks around. Hopefully that's the case! Here's the question I'd posted: "First of all, before I get pm's or something, I am not the solo female lol. Just looking up some information for her. She'll be in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 22. Has a flight out of Bangkok on Dec 29. Was trying to figure out where she could go for a few days ...

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Transport rates: taxi and tuk-tuk

Posted by Harry05 on 19/11/2007 at 03:53

Are there more or less typical rates for transport by taxi and tuk-tuk? Per kilometer or units of time? Thanx answering. Harry ...

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