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Diving KO TAO in November

Posted by happytrooper on 5/7/2007 at 14:59

Hi Everyone I'm planning a diving vacation in Thailand in november. As far as I have understood the Andaman sea is the best place for diving at that time of year. However what I've read about KO TAO it seems like a great diving location and I was wondering if anybody has any experience or advice in that regard? Should we stick to the Andaman sea (simillion/phuket and Ko Lipe) or is Ko Tao good as well? Hoping for some advice form seasoned Thailand divers! Blue skies! ...

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itinerary for a week

Posted by hang on 16/7/2007 at 22:53

this is my first time to thailand. could somebody help me to create an itinerary for a week. i'll be arriving at bangkok from singapore and that's about it. i would prefer an activity based vacation and knowing the locals there. i'll go there with three of my friends, all male. right now our rough idea was to just like this bangkok - ayuthya - phuket - bangkok. btw we are students and have very tight budget. is ayuthya really worth the trip? ...

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bike riding north to south of island

Posted by ike on 13/7/2007 at 21:36

hi how long does it take to get to maenam pier (for lomprayah catamaran service to ko phangan) from ko samui airport? am trying to estimate timing with flight (bkk to samui) and pickup at 13;00 in thong sala. doesn't necessarily have to be catamaran service. if to bophut or other samui piers, how long does it take to get there from ko samui airport? also, how is bike riding from had khom to ban tai in august? is that an unrealistic distance? or feasible within an hours' time? an ...

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Hua Hin questions

Posted by hotwings on 6/7/2007 at 03:49

Hi everyone, I'm going to Thailand in August and I'm wondering if Hua Hin is too touristy? I noticed somtam wrote that Hua Hin is now more touristy and prices have gone up. Is it still worth a visit? What about Khao Takiab? I read it's suppose to be 15mins away from Hua Hin and more quiet with a nicer beach. I'm looking for a beach close to Bangkok so if there are any other suggestions please let me know. I would be glad to hear it. Also, is there a train that goes directly from C ...

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Help, can't choose resort!

Posted by brallygoats on 11/7/2007 at 03:53

Hey, I'm still really strugglin to choose a good private beach resort for a couple over christmas. Price is not an option, the nicer the better. So far i've found Koh Kood Resort, but the website is under construction and ican't really tell if its good or not. Anyone know anything about koh kood or have any other suggestions? ...

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Posted by morisman1 on 11/7/2007 at 21:05

Can anyone advise me of the e-mail address of Nai Ya Beach bungalows.Phuket ? ...

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ecotourism options - in sukhothai (& beyond)

Posted by cosmickid on 8/7/2007 at 21:55

My friend and i discovered a Fantastic small independent cycling company in Sukhothai (this is halfway on the way from bkk to chiang mai). their website is . Our 6 hour bicycle tour was amazing... the guide is very friendly woman and the infomation we learned about the local economy and old Sukhothai temple ruins was very, very enriching. we felt really great and the end of the day, only part of which was the 35kms we covered on bike! this convinces me ...

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help! can't decide on an island...

Posted by kay_kay on 12/6/2007 at 18:35

Hey everyone! My partner and I are looking to travel to Thailand in September for our annual vacation. I know it is in the middle of the rainy season but from what I have gathered on this forum, it isn't that bad is it? Now our only problem is, which island to spend a week of relaxation mixed with some cultural insights? We are looking for something fairly quiet (so far I have ruled Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui out), somewhere with a little adventure (think hiking, waterfalls, elephant tr ...

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United States customs and Thai products like tigerbalm, m150.....

Posted by mcdonasw on 9/7/2007 at 17:05

I want to bring back some yellow oil, tigerbalm, some m150's, and maybe some valium with me for travelling. How strict are the US customs when returning from thailand and what could be confiscated? I'm not really sure, thanks for any help. ...

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Help! From Shanghai with baby looking for paradise retreat

Posted by torylmcneil on 2/7/2007 at 17:42

My partner and I are planning a trip to one of the Thai islands in October. With us will be our daughter who will be just 10 months old at the time. We recently made a disappointing trip to Langkawi - the beaches were gritty/pebbly, the sea was grey and full of tiny stinging jellyfish (but no other snorkelling as the visibility was so poor!)- and we are really keen to do better this time! Top on our holiday list of must haves is a fantastic beach - and for us that is soft clean (white?) s ...

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Good resort over christmas?

Posted by brallygoats on 7/7/2007 at 11:35

Hey all, Me and my girlfriend are looking for a good resort ot stay at for a week over christmas break. I am overwhelmed by how many options there are. Any advice on a good spot in december that may have some package deals for 5 days or so? ...

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Had Khom to PAC animal clinic in Baan tai

Posted by ike on 6/7/2007 at 22:12

hello everyone, i am planning to stay for a week at had khom while on lovely ko phangan in august. would like to vounteer a couple of days at the PAC animal clinic near Baan Tai. what would be the easiest way to travel early in the morning (around 8:00) to baan tai and return around 19:00 to had khom? any suggestions very welcome! Thanks!! ...

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Layover in BKK

Posted by peachiest99 on 7/7/2007 at 13:08

I am flying into the new airport at BBK at 10:30pm on a Monday night, and departing for Chiang Mai at 10:30am the next day. Ideally, I'd love to be able to head somewhere interesting, sleep, and get back to the airport without too much stress. I am finding most sites still give information in conncetion to the old airport, not the new one. Can anyone offer suggestions of hotels in a mid range budget? ...

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The Region: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam October (ish) 2008

Posted by Si84 on 7/7/2007 at 07:06 Hi guys, Me and a friend are thinking of travelling around south east asia for 3 months next year and really would like some help on how to start! The above recommended route looks good but have many questions. We would like to get at least a couple of weeks on the islands off Thailand. Is the trip plus time on the islands realistic in 3 months? How much money (excluding flights) would we need roughly for the duration? ...

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New Years Eve in Thailand

Posted by ceisel23 on 7/7/2007 at 01:54

Hello all! A friend and I are planning a 2-3 week trip to Thailand, we plan to arrive in Bangkok December 27 or so. Since we are spending New Year's Eve there, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a good place to spend the holiday. We're in our late 20s, enjoy socializing, but not neccessarily in that "crazy party" backpacker place we were in our early 20s. Still, I wouldn't mind encountering crazy festivites. I scuba dive, so woud like to make it to the islands, but also want to hik ...

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? Things to do in Bangkok for 2 days ?

Posted by ndecost1 on 12/6/2007 at 05:00

If you could only do one or two things in Bangkok, what would they be? We are considering doing a half day tour while we're there so see part of the city. Any recommendations? We will be staying at The Peninsula during the month of December. ...

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Diving in Ko Tao??? Then Chang Mai, Siem Reap, or both?

Posted by turismo949 on 3/7/2007 at 05:34

Hi all. I'm new to this forum and amazed by the resourcefulness of this website. Sort of stumped in my planning now. Part of my trip (first time to SE Asia) is a weekend in late July to Ko Tao where I plan to take beginner dive classes. I found the extensive list of dive schools on the different beaches listed here but was wondering if anyone here has any personal recommendations on which diving school has the bes ...

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Discovery Airpass

Posted by erdanan on 30/6/2007 at 02:32

Hi I've been checking out the discovery airpass on Bangkok airways web site, which is a greta way to keep the costs of flights around Thailand down. On the web site it says "Currently, it is not possible to purchase the Airpass through our web site, please contact your travel agent or our representative offices for more details." Can anyone recomend a travel agent in the UK who they have bought an airpass from please? ...

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Transfer between Bangkok airports

Posted by kay_kay on 28/6/2007 at 20:27

We are arriving into the new Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok and then need to take a domestic flight down to Surat Thani which leaves from Don Muang. Does anyone have any info on the distance and what means of transport there are between these airports and approximately how long it will take? Thanks! ...

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Spa and diamonds

Posted by walkingsunshine on 2/7/2007 at 01:15

Can anyone recommand a great spa in Bangkok. And where is the best place to buy diamonds? ...

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