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Similan Islands Stopover.

Posted by Robsterios on 26/9/2007 at 10:50

Could anyone please tell me if you need to book in advance for those 2 day/1 night Similan Island trips which include snorkeling and beaches. This is one of those speed boat trip out, overnight in tents on the beach ones heading out from Khao Lak.....thanks in advance to anyone who can answer this one.. ps, if you have done it, is it good? !.... Thanks, Rob. ...

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Accommodation over Xmas and New Years

Posted by psychiq on 2/8/2007 at 13:15

I've just booked my plane tickets to fly into Phuket on 21st December and to fly out of Bangkok on 4th January. We havent planned too much yet but our rough itinerary will look something like this... 21/22/23 Dec - Phuket 24/25/26 Dec - Phan Nga or Krabi and surrounding islands 27/28/29 Dec - Khao Sok 30/31/1/2 Dec/Jan - Koh Pha Ngan 3/4 Jan - Bangkok I really dont want to book everything in advance but I realise I may have to book as much as possible seeing as its over the busiest per ...

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Viewed 5,371 times, with 14 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 25/9/2007 at 22:23

Koh Samui via Surat Thani?

Posted by chrisa77 on 19/9/2007 at 08:29

Hello. We're finalizing the details of our Dec.07 trip and are in the midst of booking flights for the various destinations within the country. The cheapest Bangkok to Koh Samui flight I could find was $258 usd (via Bangkok Air.) I noticed flies to Surat Thani for much cheaper, but I understand that we would have to transfer via bus and then ferry to get to Samui. Is this a big deal? Is it worth it to save a few bucks? Many thanks in advance. :) C. ...

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Money on Ko Chang, Ko Mak, Ko Wai

Posted by sarah100 on 21/9/2007 at 16:03

Does anyone know if there are places to get cash/atms/use travellers cheques on the smaller islands around Ko Chang? Do the small hotels/huts take cards or should we take all our cash with us. A little worried about carrying large amounts of cash around. Thanks ...

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Koh Tao accommodation

Posted by Yun on 7/9/2007 at 15:37

I've been looking through the options and am very indecisive. I'll be staying on Koh Tao from 1-3/1/2008 - during that time my priorities are snorkelling (not diving), general beach lazing, and good (preferably well priced) thai food, but still able to wander freely at night and see whats happening around. From my reading, it seems very few places have both good beach and snorkelling, and none of the island areas fulfil all these wishes. Therefore I'm considering staying in Sairee or Ma ...

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Minivan from Krabi airport to Koh Lanta

Posted by swag on 17/9/2007 at 12:17

Hi all, does anyone have update pricing for the above transfer for 2 people. I am assuming the quickest is via a/c minivan direct to accommodation on Lanta ...

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Getting to Nakhon Si Thammarat town

Posted by kay_kay on 21/8/2007 at 18:20

Does anyone have any advice for getting to NST? We will be returning from Koh Pha Ngan and wanted to do a stopover in NST. Do we have to get the bus from Surat Thani or is there a bus running from Donsak ferry port? P.S. Has anyone stayed in the Nakhon Garden Inn there? Thanks! ...

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Any recommendations on hotels/hostels in Bangkok

Posted by sarah100 on 21/9/2007 at 16:07

We're going to Bangkok next Monday and need to book a room for the night. I know Bangkok pretty well but does anyone have any recommendations of somewhere to stay? Haven't been for a few years! Thanks ...

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Viewed 1,974 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 22/9/2007 at 00:06

First time in Bangkok - a few questions

Posted by santsingh on 27/8/2007 at 02:17

Hi All, My husband and I are on our way home to Oz from an epic 14 month backpacking stint via Bangkok. In Bangkok, we want to do some shopping (from clothes to crafts to furniture) and we want to do a one day cooking school. Can anyone recommend the best area to stay, a guesthouse/hotel to stay in (up to 20 euros a night) and a good cooking school. Cheers. ...

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Viewed 2,997 times, with 25 replies. Last reply by alisonmilliken on 20/9/2007 at 17:44

Plane crash at Phuket

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/9/2007 at 19:41

Media is reporting that a Orient Thai Airlines operated 1-2-Go budget flight has crashed on landing at Phuket. The aircraft apparently broke in two and The Nation is reporting at least 66 dead including many foreigners, of the 128 on board. "A surviving Thai passenger said the plane "landed hard" and "bounced" and then skidded off the runway. Civil aviation official Chiasak Angkauwan said, "the airplane requested to land but due to the weather in Phuket -- strong wind and heavy rain -- maybe ...

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Viewed 2,717 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Jon_Mak_Mak on 19/9/2007 at 23:04

accm on phi phi

Posted by uglyeng on 19/9/2007 at 19:54

hi! we're planning a three week trip to thailand in jan/feb and are planning to do our PADI open water diver course wit "Blue View Divers". We're after some cheap, preferably beach front accomodation near view point resort in Loh Dalum Bay. has anyone any suggestions? Or any reviews on Blue View Divers? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! cheers all!! ...

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tailor made clothes in Bangkok

Posted by jasminsingh on 10/9/2007 at 00:52

Hi, I'm gonna be in Bangkok soon and would like to get something done there. is there anyone who had a real good experience at a tailor store? or also a really bad experience? thanks for any recommendation, jasmin ...

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Viewed 11,980 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by MJS on 19/9/2007 at 00:21

Way from Bangkok to Phuket ***Urgent***

Posted by fitzlee on 23/1/2007 at 20:50

Has anyone been to Phuket from Bangkok? How was the journey? By bus or by plane? Your share of experience would be appreciated! Thanks! ...

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Koh Tao to Bangkok via land

Posted by Yun on 14/9/2007 at 14:56

I've read the Bangkok to Koh Samui/PN/Tao guide, as I am planning a trip in the other direction (Koh Tao to Bangkok). My question is regarding buses - the guide says do not take any private buses from Khao San road. However if I am in the opposite direction, how will I know which buses are safe and which are not? Can anyone recommend any safe options to leave Koh Tao in the afternoon with an overnight bus/train to Bangkok? ...

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Viewed 2,619 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 16/9/2007 at 09:14

Advice on global itinerary

Posted by Harry05 on 15/9/2007 at 15:43

On december 2nd I will start my South East Asia journey in Phuket. In the beginning I wanna take my time in the south of Thailand and then head up north till the border with Laos. After Laos I will also visit Cambodia and Vietnam (maybe good to know if you want to give me some advice). I am a quite experienced traveller but it’s my first time in SE Asia so it’s always good to get some good and actual advice. I don’t care about luxury (and prefer atmosphere above that): a private, clean and ...

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Posted by KRStamm on 13/9/2007 at 00:48

I was wondering about the bus situation in Southern Thailand? Is there a site or does anyone have any info on bus schedules. I plan on going from BKK to Chumpon via bus or train... what is better and then take the overnight ferry to Ko Tao (hopefully it doesnt rain on me). What is quicker? Bus or Train? Also anyone know about Ko Tarutao? Accomidations or is it better to just do a day trip? Thanks a million Kirstin ...

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Viewed 1,982 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by cybervlad on 14/9/2007 at 14:55

cautionary tale regarding organised tours

Posted by steveandlesley on 13/9/2007 at 18:17

Whilst in Bangkok we booked an organised one day tour to the river Khwae through our hotel. Whilst on the way there a few of us in the bus were concerned about the speed at which the driver was driving, but said nothing. On the way back during a very heavy monsoon storm, the driver was racing along the very wet road. He braked to avoid a vehicle in front, lost control, the bus skidded 180 degrees and then rolled onto the central grassy area. Luckily it was stopped fron rolling to much by a tr ...

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Viewed 2,229 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by namaste970 on 14/9/2007 at 06:12

Ko Maak, Ko Kut, Ko Wai etc in October

Posted by sarah100 on 13/9/2007 at 17:45

Off to Ko Chang on the 3rd October and plan to visit Ko Maak, Ko Kut, Ko Wai etc until Oct 13th. A lot of places I've found tend to open on the 15th October.... Does anyone know if there are ferries running/places to stay during this time? Ideally it won't the be 'package deals' though as I'd like to be more flexible. Any tips/help would be gratefully received! Many thanks ...

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Viewed 4,469 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 13/9/2007 at 23:42

Market Selling Buddhist Statues, Bangkok.

Posted by chaytiong on 11/9/2007 at 10:41

dear all, i would like to know the market or rather bazaar that sells a wide array of Buddhist statues in Bangkok. it has been aired once in Lonely Planet and it seems to be the place for me to purchase some for my collection. however, i am lost in terms of what the market is called in Bangkok and i am truly grateful if you could provide me that name. thanks and regards ...

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Viewed 8,073 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 13/9/2007 at 20:15

Suvarnabhumi Airport to China town

Posted by g_singh on 12/9/2007 at 19:51

hi, im arriving in bangkok in october, in the middle of the vegetarian festival- which is perfect as im a vegi. from the airport i need to get to chinatown to the Yaowarat Rd. after a long flight im hoping to cab it there, how much should i pay for a taxi and how long does it take if my plane lands at 2.00pm?? im thinking 300 baht and 1 hour in traffic. ...

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