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best beaches on lanta for swimming

Posted by dovers on 7/11/2007 at 00:43

hi we are planning our 3rd visit to thailand in jan 2008, travelfish pointed us in the direction of ko libong last year and we were not dissapointed, so thanks to Tezza for that, i would reccomend Ko libong resort to any one who wants it quiet , friendly and kinda village style, this time round we are heading to yao yai and then want to move south to ko lanta, we have spent plenty time in the andaman area but never actually visited lanta before... anyway we've been looking at the beaches to the ...

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Ideas for Christmas and New Year

Posted by dee27 on 1/11/2007 at 19:19

Hi Guys Im travelling on my own and hoping to stay in Phi Phi for Christmas and New Year, good idea for a start? Id be grateful for some recommendations for places that are value for money (im prepared for an increase in prices!) and good to meet other travellers to spend the holidays with. Cheers! Dee ...

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Ayuthaya - storage for bags?

Posted by rocketgirl on 8/11/2007 at 09:08

I'm currently in Kanchanaburi and want to head north towards Chiang Mai. I was thinking of travelling via Ayuthaya as I love old temples and architecture. My friend is not that interested in these things, so was just planning on having an afternoon there. how feasible is this? Is there anywhere we could store our bags for the afternoon, while we wait for the night train or would we need to book a guesthouse for the night. Also can you see much of the sights in just an afternoon? Lastly how ea ...

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Staying in Ao Nang, Krabi?????

Posted by pippaodonovan on 8/11/2007 at 13:40

Attenion all backpackers heading to Ao Nang. About 200 meters up the road from Ao Nang beach is a guest house called 'Non Geed' It is situated opposite McDonalds. Under no circumstances stay here!!!!! The staff have access too all the rooms, they watch to see when you go out and enter your room and steal your belongings!!!!!!! They did this to me and got away with about 800 dollars all together! they are very clever and know the there is nothing you can do once they have stolen from you. I mad ...

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Visa Run in Ranong

Posted by Harry05 on 8/11/2007 at 03:39

Saw quite a few topics about visa runs in Ranong, but not about this concrete question. Will enter Thailand from the south (Phuket), travel around and then head up north. Maybe after 12-13 days I will be in Ranong where I wanna do a visa run so I can take my time travelling in northern direction till Laos (maybe totally I will stay max. 35-40 days in Thailand). Do you have to be a certain amount of days in Thailand before getting a new permit for 30 days? If yes, what's the minimum? ...

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Travel into southern Thailand

Posted by marbob on 6/11/2007 at 19:47

Hi, we are planning to travel by train from Malaysia into Thailand around mid January. The British government have a travel warning out for the southern provinces, saying that one shouldn't travel through them, even by train as there have been numerous attempts to sabotage the lines and more and more frequent terrorist attacks. Is it really like this or should this be taken with a pinch of salt? We were considering the Jungle line up the east of Malaysia? ...

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Desperatly need Travel tips for Thailand

Posted by jadeox on 30/10/2007 at 14:03

Hello hello, I am flying over from Australia with my Best friend mid november for 2 weeks. We fly into Phuket. I have never been overseas before and am a very adveturous person. I have done heaps of travel around Australia and am very good at "roughing" it out camping, but also enjoy luxury and beauty. I am looking for tips on the following, please help if you can... 1. My basic plan is to fly into Phuket and out of Bangkok. But what to do on the way. I want to see some beatiful beaches ...

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Thailand First-timer advice - head off in 10 days!

Posted by andreatravel on 6/11/2007 at 00:22

Hi all, I'm off to Thailand for 4 weeks next Thurs and needed a wee bit of advice. I arrive in the morning of 16th Nov in bangkok and would like to spend a few days there, head to Chang Mai and down to the islands. I really want to get to the full moon party in Ko Pha Ngan on the 24th. Originally I was gonna head straight to the isalnds first, but ideally would like to finish my trip down there. My question is really, would I have time to head north first and see Chang Mai and then head ...

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Going to Thailand in a week for 2 weeks, what should I bring?

Posted by shore9 on 1/11/2007 at 11:19

I am heading to Thailand next thursday for 2 weeks. I will be visiting Bangkok for a few days and the Phuket area. Just wondering if I should consider bringing pants at all, what abour a sweater, or should I not bother? I also hear that many toilets have no TP, should I bring a roll, or will I be fine? Any other suggestions as to what to bring with me? ...

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10 days in Thailand with my dad!

Posted by atousa on 5/11/2007 at 19:25

Hi everyone. I'll be in Thailand from November 7th to the 17th. I'll be traveling with my dad. He's 57, healthy, pretty adventurous, but hasn't traveled in years and likes nice hotels and good food. He's on an around the world trip right now, and doesn't have a budget. So no cheap hostels, crowded city buses, or street food for him. He's depending on me to set the itinerary for the trip. My plan was to hang out in Bangkok from November 8th to maybe the 12th, and then fly off somewhere ...

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Nok Air

Posted by Lars on 5/11/2007 at 19:34

Hi. I have tried several times to book and pay (with visa) for flights tickets with Nok Air directly on their website but with no luck. Any other experienced the same? ...

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Koh Lanta - Anda Lanta or Sea House?

Posted by stilli on 3/11/2007 at 11:29

Would welcome any feedback on the Anda Lanta Resort and Lanta Sea House Bungalows. We are a family including a three year old and "grandpa" (well travelled and somewhat easy going). Looking for a nice bungalow, sandy beach and good for swimming. A couple of nice places to eat within walking distance would be nice too. The above mentioned places have availability for the first week of Jan which is what we need - not much else to choose from it seems. Appreciate input! ...

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How do I book a trekking guide?

Posted by brittanytyler on 5/11/2007 at 08:24

I really want to go trekking in northern Thailand but am not having much luck in finding any specific companies to hire. Is it nessecary to book a guide before departing? I would love any advice on the subject. ...

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Which trekking in northern Thailand?

Posted by Harry05 on 5/11/2007 at 01:05

Wanna do one trekking (3d/2n) in northern Thailand. But even almost every guesthouse seems to offer a tour, like a lot of agencies. Which are good trekkings starting from Chang Mai (any recent experiences)? Or will it be better to do a trekking from Mae Hong Son (which one)? Will be there in the end of december, need to make a reservation? Thanks answering, Harry. ...

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Ayutthaya to Sukhothai transport

Posted by msaw on 3/11/2007 at 07:37

Hi, I would like to go from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai, what are my options? Also would 1 day in each city be sufficient to see most things there? Thanks for any info. ...

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Best bang for our buck

Posted by dlewingt on 25/10/2007 at 07:26

We are from Canada and are planning a trip to Thailand in Feb/08. My wife read that it is best to take US traveler cheques. I'm wandering if it wouldn't be better to just take Canadian traveler cheques and then exchange them at a Bank for Bahts. Do you forsee any problem? I know American is more widely accepted internationally but the way the US dollar is falling I think I might get a better rate on CAD. ...

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Contact "Indian Summer" Guesthouse on Ko Samet??

Posted by matc on 1/11/2007 at 10:16

Hi everyone! Has anyone contact information for the "Indian Summer" Guesthouse on Ko Samet? I've been on Samet last weekend and got a flyer of this place - now I want to contact them in order to checkout a room because it really looked nice - so if anyone could provide an email-adress or something I would be really happy... :) Thx & regards, matc ...

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East or west coast this time of year?

Posted by sallymaher on 30/10/2007 at 16:58

I am already in Thailand and currently staying near the beach in Krabbi, I visited Phi Phi today which was beaytiful and am unsure as to hjow to spend my next two weeks here before heding to Cambodia. I was really keen to head to the East coast then Bangkok before leaving but here that the weather will be really bad and there will be no boats running on the east coast at this time of year, I wouldnt like to iss out as I really want to visit the east coast althouigh I would like to have good weat ...

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Chiang Mai

Posted by sagred on 31/10/2007 at 20:52

I've heard Chiang Mai is a must see in the north of Thailand and i've heard the name mentioned many times by my friends who have been to Thailand on many occaisions. Would anyone recommend seeing it, i read that it's second only to Bangkok and the most culturally significant city in northern thailand. I'm planning on spending 3-4 weeks in Thailand and would like to travel around to see some of the sites. I heard the palace in Bangkok is a must see and heard something about an emerald buddha :) ...

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Travel tips

Posted by sagred on 31/10/2007 at 20:58

I read a brilliant post by a user in another thread that gave some really good travel tips for thailand, that answered a lot of questions i had in mind when joining the forum but one final question i had was with regards to travel insurance. I had a look on http://www.moneysupermarket.com/travelinsurance/ which is as the name suggests the travel insurance section of a uk website (as I'm a uk resident :O) ) I've looked through some of the policies and been to see my local travel agent for some ...

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