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Posted by mattd on 13/12/2007 at 06:21

I am going to be spending two months between Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam starting next March. I have done some research about what sorts of shots and medical precautions I should take but I'm not sure my insurance will cover them, plus I am in Japan now and seeing a doctor can be confusing to say the least. Does anyone have any advice about specific precautions to take and whether or not it would be a reasonable idea to get stuck in Bangkok? I was thinking Hepatitis, Japanese Encaph ...

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Reservation by e-payment

Posted by Harry05 on 23/11/2007 at 02:09

Hi, just made a reservation by e-mail and this is what I got for e-payment -------------------------------------------------- "Reservation No. : 7221167 Total Payment : 214000 (equal to 2,140.00 Thai Baht) Remark: 1. Please be noted that our system does not accept any special characters. 2. The amount of payment, you have to fill up in satangs i.e. 123456 equals to 1,234.56 Thai Baht (THB). The number that you've to put in the first page is in "Satang" (just like "cent" in US$). Then it ...

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Saffron on the Sea Koh Chang

Posted by Steffitom on 9/12/2007 at 20:08

Hi, did somebody stayed in the saffron on the sea resort on Koh Chang and know something about it? Do the have an email address or homepage? Greetings Stefanie ...

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Email Address's for Guesthouses on Koh Phangan

Posted by HayleyFC on 8/12/2007 at 20:01

Hi there, I have read the Sticky about trouble reserving rooms on Koh Phangan for New Year, but my friend is already in Thailand and could get to the guesthouse to confirm the booking and pay a deposit in cash within the next week or so. We want to stay on Haad Yuan and I have found list of places to stay but I can't fins any email address' for them. I know electricity to that side of the island is limited will the guesthouses still have internet access? If anyone has any email address's f ...

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Southern Bus Terminal???? Khao San vs. Hua Lamphong

Posted by neuroticallyzen on 7/12/2007 at 13:54

I have been to BKK a number of times, but always used the Northen Bus Terminal. I want to get to Champhon and my guides tell me I have to go to Sai Mai. i would like to get there fast so I need to know where to say. Is it easier to get their if I stay in the Khao San area (god help me) or Hua Lamphong area? ...

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A homestay in Thailand

Posted by somtam2000 on 5/12/2007 at 15:54

We've just added a new feature story covering a home-stay in Ayutthaya that we did during our recent update of the area. You can read the full story here: Thailand homestay -- Ban Lan Khe, Ayutthaya Have you done a homestay in SE Asia? If you have, please let us know what you thought of it. ...

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Secure Storage for Laptop in Bangkok

Posted by anandap on 5/12/2007 at 13:24

Hi I need to store a laptop in Bangkok while traveling for a couple weeks. The airport website says items like this are not allowed in the "left luggage" storage ( Does anyone know of secure storage for such things, preferably close to the airport? Very appreciative, Ananda ...

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Hotel Resort & Spa in Krabi/Phuket

Posted by BaznChaz on 3/12/2007 at 16:29

Hi, Can anyone recommend a nice hotel resort and spa in Krabi/Phuket? Our budget is upto £90 per night and we would like something different, not just hotel, something with a WOW factor. Thanks in Advance BaznChaz ...

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Transportation from Krabi to Phuket

Posted by BaznChaz on 3/12/2007 at 16:26

Hi, Can anyone advice on the best way to travel from Krabi to Phuket? Is it better to go by BUS/CAR(taxi)/Boat in terms of saving time and getting the most of the journey? Thanks in Advance BaznChaz ...

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Budget in Thailand

Posted by hongandrewp on 3/12/2007 at 13:35

I'm planning a 20-day trek across Thailand. Do you think a 2000/baht day budget is reasonable? ...

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fern paradise

Posted by darrenh on 27/11/2007 at 17:23

anybody ever stay at it seems like an amazing place but i was wondering if it is hard to get in and out of chiang mai from there? any other information as well is much appreciated. thanks ins advance. ...

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Patpong Area Accomodation

Posted by jenperry on 3/11/2007 at 12:35

Hi, Has anyone stayed in the Patpong area of Bangkok, & can they recommend accomodation - ($US30-60)for here for a single person. Also - I am not the partying type so have been told not to stay near Kho Sang Road, and it's been suggested by a few to say in the Patpong area. I'm a single female traveller, so can anyone confirm that htis is a good spot, is there somewhere else that's central,e tc? Thanks for your time, Jen ...

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Wild Orchid Villa Still There?

Posted by creativeguy on 26/11/2007 at 11:43

Hello, I've been checking to make a reservation for the Wild Orchid Villa and their web site appears to have vanished. Does anyone know if they are still there? In the meantime, I'm looking for other accommodation in that general area near the river and would welcome any suggestions. I'll be there in early January. Thanks! ...

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Kanchanaburi OR Hoi An???

Posted by kelpeta on 30/11/2007 at 00:25

Hi I have an option of extending my time in Thailand by a day or two, or extending my time in Vietnam. Any suggestions on which place is nicer / more interesting between Kanchanaburi (thailand) OR Hoi An (Vietnam)?? Thanks! ...

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travel to thailand

Posted by beemeers on 26/11/2007 at 07:29

Just wondering if anyone has any advice about traveling to thailand in april-june.. we are going to hopefully spend most of our time in southern thailand ...

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travel partner from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or any part along the way!

Posted by applejy on 26/11/2007 at 19:37

Hi..I am arriving Bangkok on 16th Dec late evening and will be spending 2 days in Bangkok then will be heading to Chiang Mai with a train (not sure train or bus is the best way).Tentatively thinking of stoping by Ayuttaya for a day (maybe) then see what else along the way to the north is worth seeing, if nothing much , then i will go strainght to Chiang Mai.I have 2 choices, planning to spend 3 days in Chiang Mai from 19th or 20th Dec then will take a bus to Pai.I have found a homestay at Pai (n ...

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Coconut Bungalows Koh Samet

Posted by Canadiana2007 on 30/11/2007 at 20:16

Hey Everyone, I'm new to this board and can't seem to find a msg search there may be something on here about this already, my apoligies if so. Has anyone ever stayed at the Coconut Bungalows on Koh Samet? If so, what did you think? They're listed in Lonely Planet, but I can't seem to find anything about them online... Thanks! ...

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Pai or Soppong ?

Posted by jojo on 30/11/2007 at 10:33

I was in Pai the first time in feb. 2002, and again this year (nov 2007). i must say it changed alot. seems like they are upgrading this small town in the mountains to be an up-market destination. the hippie-flair is almost gone. so what to do ? i went 30mls farther to soppong / Pang Ma Pha and was surprised how unspoiled and neat this area is - amazing ! even good accommodation is available, i.e. Little Eden or T-Rex guesthouse. but i stranded at a place named Rim Doi, a cosy little resort r ...

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Hornbill Huts Koh Phayam

Posted by Steffitom on 30/11/2007 at 02:02

Hi All, is there anybody who has experience about Koh Phayam? We would like to stay in the hornbill huts or at Mrs. Gaos. Did somebody know that bungalows and could perhaps tell me something about them and the location? Greatings Stefanie Greithanner ...

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