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Quiting my job in software, following a dream for 2 months, and I have ???'s!!!

Posted by shaolindoman on 11/4/2007 at 08:56

Hello all and thanks for the great resource. The site and forums have been an excellent resource. My life is taking a turn in high gear. I’m quitting my career as a software engineer in a month and heading to Thailand for 2 months from May 17-July17 before I start law school. I just booked my tickets on Saturday. And man I am excited (much to the demise of my family haha). I’ve looked through the site extensively and had some questions I was wondering some of you may have answers for. Some o ...

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Tailor prices

Posted by CalgaryJen on 15/3/2007 at 01:51

One of my friends wanted me to look into getting her wedding dress (very simple design) custom made in Bangkok. She'll be giving me her sizes and pictures of the design she wants and she does have enough time that if it doesn't work out she can just buy one in Canada. Anyway, my question is: Does anyone know the approx. price of getting a dress made? thanks. ...

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Tha Len (the pier in Krabi province) Accommodation

Posted by woodyuk on 23/4/2007 at 07:29

Hi Can somebody recommend some nice bungalows near Tha Len (the pier in Krabi province). Also is it worth staying around here for longer than 1 night. Basically need to stay over night before getting the ferry. ...

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Air Con or Fan?

Posted by tails101 on 9/4/2007 at 19:09

Well it's Easter Monday - and don't ask me why, but I suddenly thought I'd stick my personal opinions/experiences about whether to go air-con or not on here! Hope someone may find them useful... feel free to agree or disagree! Bangkok - for me, air con is a must! I love the place but the smog and lack of breeze that seems to exist at all times really does make walking into a non-air con room like walking into a wall of heat! Fans just don't seem to help... Outside of Bangkok I think a lot ...

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which bank have lowest surchage for cash withdraw by visa credit card

Posted by sandyyou on 20/4/2007 at 12:03

hi, does anyone have idea of which bank in bankok have lowest surchage for cash withdraw by visa credit card. normally the bank in laos will charge 3% for USD withdraw, i just guess it will be lower in bankok. thanks and best regards. sandy ...

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Thailand June/July--a monumental error?

Posted by jcampbell3 on 4/4/2007 at 07:29

We (wife, two sons aged 13 and 15) are visiting Thailand for ten days in late June/early July. Not the best time of year, I know--but school schedule needs to be accomodated. It's our second visit, first was 20 years ago in February, weather was great. Our plan was to see Bangkok and the north only--are we crazy? I see it is the rainy season but don't know if we'll be flooded, just dealing with two hours a day of rain, combined with sun, or have it be cloudy the whole time or what. We can't ...

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Invitation to do university survey of tourist experiences in Thailand

Posted by roberthoward on 19/4/2007 at 13:15

INVITATION TO TAKE UNIVERSITY ONLINE SURVEY OF TOURIST EXPERIENCES IN THAILAND Have you visited Thailand as a tourist? If so, you are invited to take an anonymous survey conducted by the University of New South Wales in Australia. The study looks at tourist experiences in Thailand (positive and negative), images of Thailand before and after visiting, tourist impacts, and a few other issues. The survey will take only about 10 minutes to fill out. A summary and analysis of responses will ...

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Chaing Mai to Luang Prabang to Siem Reap Travel Suggestions?

Posted by jenwhalensf on 19/4/2007 at 08:05

Hi All! Leaving San Francisco in a few days, bound for my first trip to SE Asia! Looking for advice on how I should travel from Chaing Mai to Luang Prabang and then on to Siem Reap? Initially, we thought we'd fly to all destinations, but is there a way to travel between LP and SR that would be more "scenic" or "experiential", not to mention, better than flying? Also, is it our best bet to fly from CM to LP? We don't have enough time for the 2 day long-boat trip, unfortunately. ...

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Weather in May - Koh Pan Nang - Hat Yao Beach (west side of island)

Posted by deano_marino on 17/4/2007 at 11:50

Hello Anyone have any idea if i should head to Hat Yao beach in mid may?? Not usre what the weather or the beach are like? Never been to Thailand!!! Cheers Deano_MArino ...

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SUGGESTIONS - Northern Thailand Itinerary??

Posted by AmandaJordan on 16/4/2007 at 23:20

I will be travelling Bangkok and north for just under two weeks including time at the end to make it up to Huay Xai to cross over to Laos. We are planning to spend most of our time in and around chiang mai. I have many things I would love to see and don't have time for all of them so I would love some reccomendations. We originally had Sukhothai in our itinerary but Im now considering cutting it in favour of heading over to Mae Hong Son and doing a trek from there. Are these treks really sig ...

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Ko Yao Noi / Yai

Posted by woodyuk on 24/3/2007 at 15:25

HI We are looking at heading down to Ko Yao Noi / Yai at the end of April for ten days. What should the weather be like at this time of year and can anybody recommend good Beach hut resorts with nice quiet beaches. If anybody has pictures or other recommendations for the these islands info would be appriciated. Thanks.. ...

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Don Muang re-opens this weekend

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/3/2007 at 06:10

The Bangkok Post reports that Don Muang will be officially reopening this weekend. Initially both Nok Air and Orient Thai Airlines will be using it for all their flights while THAI will be using it for their non-connecting domestic flights only. On all new ticketing the code for Don Muang will be changed from BKK to DMK. According to the Thai Airways site, flight operations at Don Muang Airport will be numbered 4 digits starting with 1 (TG 1xxx) such as TG 1203 and those operated at Suvarnabh ...

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Bangkok scams

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/4/2007 at 09:00

Richard and Steve have a couple of great write-ups of typical scams tourists may come across in Thailand. Well worth a read. Richard on tourist scams Steve on the Tuk Tuk scam Found via Friskodude ...

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URGENT apple computer needed in Bangkok

Posted by geoffraffe on 11/4/2007 at 16:10

I'm going to South America soon and I need to download a spanish course to my ipod. The trouble is that I downloaded all my music from a mac and if I download from a pc now it will format my ipod. The good people at apple are truly magnificent sometimes. Does anyone know of a place in Bangkok(I'm there in a couple of weeks) or Singapore that has internet on apple computers? Or does anyone knows someone with a mac that would let me use it and I will pay them for their time. Any help on this ...

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Travelling from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

Posted by robinmak on 3/4/2007 at 17:47

I am planning to travel from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta. Anyone who has been on this route please advise how it the best way to get to Koh Lanta from Koh Samui. Thanks alot. ...

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Flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap

Posted by ChrisM48 on 31/3/2007 at 11:06

Can anyone help on this one? Wanting to fly from Bankgok to Siem Reap one way. The advertised flights on Internet all seem a bit exorbitant. Is it possible to arrange flight in Bangkok through local agents and is the price cheaper than those advertised on the net? Thanks heaps ...

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Warnings on Travel to Thailand from the Australian Government

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2007 at 04:39

The Australian Govt has warned about the possibility of bombings in Thailand to coincide with the Songkran holiday period. You can read the full report here. We view these warnings as being pretty conservative in nature, but travellers to Thailand should try to keep informed of any developments -- Thai TV and newspapers are a pretty good start. The vast majority of the problems are restricted to the far southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat -- none of which are "key" tourist d ...

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Which Phuket Beach? Late June/Early July Travel

Posted by epessin on 10/4/2007 at 09:17

Travel to Phuket in Late June/Early July - Where should we go? East or West Coast? Which Beach? There are too many to just choose one at random. Any advice? THANKS! ...

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'Minibuses' in Krabi

Posted by skinnylatte on 9/4/2007 at 21:22

I'm wondering if anyone could help me out... I'm going to be in Krabi, then I'd like to (ideally) head straight to Sangkhlaburi w/o going to Bangkok first. Does anyone know if the minibuses in Krabi go there -- or near enough? ...

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looking to bus a round trip from bangkok?

Posted by mick110971 on 6/4/2007 at 11:21

Hi everyone was wondering if it is possible to bus from Kanchanaburi to Sangkhlaburi then on to Ayutthaya and back to bangkok? Any suggestions on guest houses or sightseeing would be appreciated. Planning to stay one night in ech place. Thanks, MIck & Treen ...

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