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Booking first days accomodation in Bangkok online?

Posted by AK169 on 29/8/2014 at 08:08

Hi, My girlfriend and I are heading into Bangkok on 25th September, to start our 6 months travel around SEA. We were thinking it would be a good idea to book our first 2/3 days of accommodation online so that we don't have to worry too much when getting off the plane. The problem we are having is everything looks quite pricey and suspicious especially compared to what we've read on here. Any recommendation on specific sites we should be using? / Places to check out? Or are we better off, headin ...

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I am traveling to Thailand from sep 10 to sep 15.

Posted by vinkerala on 1/9/2014 at 03:14

Hi I am an IT professional from India and nature photographer traveling to Thailand from 10th Sep 2014 to 15 sep. I am looking for a friend to company me. ...

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Watch AFL football in Bangkok ?

Posted by sandyfreckle on 30/8/2014 at 19:27

Does anyone know of a bar in Bangkok where I can watch AFL football games ? ...

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Viewed 713 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by DLuek on 31/8/2014 at 09:17

24 day Itinerary Thailand

Posted by ManWithNoPlan on 27/8/2014 at 05:24

Hi, I've booked tickets for a solo trip to Thailand for 24 days starting in the middle of October. Just looking for any suggestions or tips on my itinerary. Here is a rough outline: 6 nights Bangkok at beginning 2 nights Ayutthaya 5 nights Krabi 4 nights Phi Phi 4 nights Lanta 3 nights BKK Home Is this a reasonable amount of time in each place? I have been to North Thailand before so this is pretty much a BKK+Islands oriented holiday. I was going to go to Khao Sok instead of Ayutthaya but no ...

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Essential Spots in Thailand?

Posted by caroquette on 17/7/2014 at 19:49

Hey everyone, sorry if this is a repeated post. What are the key-essential spots to visit in Thailand? I am already going to: - Chiang Mai; - Ayutthaya; - Bangkok; - Ko Pha Ngan; - Ko Tao. Thank you so much for your help! ...

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Viewed 1,236 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 26/8/2014 at 11:32

Hua Hin or Krabi in July for honeymoon

Posted by Rosieni on 20/12/2012 at 17:21

Hiya, my partner and I are in the process of booking our honeymoon, so far we have flights to and from Thailand booked and are hoping to stay a couple of days in Bangkok, fly to Combodia for 3 or 4 days, a week in Koh Samui and a week in either Hua Hin or Krabi . I have been to Thailand twice before to Samui, Phuket and Hua Hin but it would be about 7 years ago (can't wait to get back). I liked Hua Hin but there are mixed reports on it now and have never been to Krabi so don't know what it ...

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Thailand 30 days or longer with this itinerary

Posted by Hilde_1 on 22/7/2014 at 08:05

Hi everyone! We are 4 19-year old girls heading to SE Asia in December 2014. This will be our first longer trip ever. We will start in Vietnam, and stay there for 15 days. After this we'll explore Thailand. The question is - should we get a visa for 60 days or try to keep up with 30 days. Our very open plan looks like this: Bangkok Autthaya? Chiang Mai Chumpon/Surat Thani (from which place is it better to leave for Ko Tao and Ko Samui) maybe? Khao Sok National Park Ko Phi Phi Ko Lanta? Ko Li ...

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2 Weeks for Adventure & Relaxation

Posted by hannahsquidge on 5/8/2014 at 07:55

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are planning a well deserved holiday in November and are thinking of heading to Thailand. We want a bit of adventure and to see some of the culture, whilst also having some beach time for R&R. We also fancy diving. So we're thinking of splitting the holiday into three sections - Bankok, National Park/Explore (e.g. Chaing Mai or Khao Sam rot), followed by some beach paradise and diving. Can anyone recommend a good itinerary based on this? We'd be travelling from a ...

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First time family backpacking

Posted by Shelnictom on 19/7/2014 at 10:15

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone can help me?? I'm looking to take my teenage boys who are 14 and 15 backpacking in Thailand next Aug. I know this is possibly not the best time for us to go but due to school and work this is our only option. I'm completely clueless having never been out of Europe before. We are wanting to spend around 2 weeks travelling. So where is the best place to start, finish? Does anyone know if there is any voluntary work that we might be able to do for a couple of da ...

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Viewed 1,319 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by FelicityP on 26/8/2014 at 03:34

2 week Thailand itinerary advice

Posted by buffalonomad on 17/6/2014 at 15:24

Trying to decide which way to go with some plans for a 2 week span in Thailand in december. I will already be in bangkok with a couple friends and another friend is flying in to meet us for two weeks 11/29 to 12/14. We are planning to go to the full moon party on 12/6 but before and after is kind of up in the air. I know if we dont get to haad rin a few days before the party getting a place to stay will be tough, I would ideally like to get up to chiang mai on the 30th and stay there until the 4 ...

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Viewed 2,213 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by KaseyMose on 26/8/2014 at 03:18

Box Jellyfish Risk?

Posted by pollitoriquito on 26/8/2012 at 10:03

I was reading of the seeming infestation of Langkawi by various species of lethal box jellies and, looking at the map, realized Ko Lipe is quite near this island plagued by the stingers. With Langkawi suffering from hundreds of stings yearly the situation is quite grave. I plan on going to Ko Lipe in early October, but my plan was to spend a lot of my time in the water swimming and snorkeling. Is it safe? Does anyone know of the risks of box jellies around the island? Would I be better off go ...

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Viewed 5,177 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/8/2014 at 02:24

From yao yai to Ao nang or close by

Posted by lorean811 on 21/8/2014 at 14:25

Hi all. I'm new to this site so please bare with me. I'm going to thailand in January, and we are spending a few nights phuket, then over to yao noi for 3 nights then yao yai for a few. From here we are going to krabi. This is where I'm confused. Krabi is just a stop off for a few nights before our flight but I thought it would be nice to stay near a beach and I heard ao nang was nice, then into krabi town to get our bus to the rest of our journey. Thing is I'm really unsure of how to get from ...

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Viewed 1,011 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by lanathai on 26/8/2014 at 01:24

Thailand - 25 days - MADMAC & Co please help

Posted by Abruzzi on 24/8/2014 at 13:48

Dear Travelfish Friends, Please can you help me with my itinerary? I'm male, 35, and will be travelling solo in Thailand (first trip to SE Asia) for 25 days: arrive BKK on 23 December and depart BKK 17 January. I know it's very little time, and so am looking for quality rather than quantity. Your advice in other posts has already been hugely helpful (my original plan also included Southern Vietnam and Cambodia). I've already done a fair bit of research but would greatly appreciate tapping ...

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Thailand getting tough on overstays

Posted by DLuek on 22/7/2014 at 09:35

In the past, people who overstayed their Thai visas paid 500 baht per day to a max of 20,000 baht. Even people who stayed in the country illegally for many years paid their 20K at the airport or border and left; many even came back into Thailand the same day. I feel this was overly lax. But it now appears that Thailand is going straight from overly lax to overly harsh. Here are the new rules, the subject of this Thai Visa thread: Overstay between 90 days and a year, offender is forbidden from r ...

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Phi Phi day trip from Railay

Posted by FelicityP on 24/8/2014 at 02:48

Hi! I read so much about tours to Phi Phi from Phuket but I am yet to find any, especially recommended, from Railay. Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! ...

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Viewed 748 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by FelicityP on 24/8/2014 at 05:59

Buying cycling clothes in Bangkok

Posted by Trgovec on 19/8/2014 at 04:47

Hi, I do road cycling and I am going to Bangkok in a few days. I want to get myself some less expensive cycling bibs, jerseys, gloves, leg/arm/feet warmers. Perhaps even some glasses. I am not looking for some branded products, but would like to get some good pieces for around 20 USD per jersey + bib. Is there a place you would recommend me to go? How can i find it? Thanks a lot for your help and with kind regards, ...

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Viewed 1,468 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by wanderingcat on 24/8/2014 at 02:11

Hostel exchange in Bangkok - voluntary work in return for a free bed

Posted by Eldwyer90 on 21/8/2014 at 06:51

Hi guys, I am currently coming towards the end of my travels and I have two weeks to kill before I fly home. I am just wondering if anyone is aware of any hostels in Bangkok or surrounding areas that offer a free bed for the night in return for voluntary work. I would ideally like a base so that I can use my last 15 days applying for work back home in the UK. As you can imagine, money is a bit tight as it's towards the end of my travels! Any help/advice would be really appreciative! Eleanor ...

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Island visit last week of october

Posted by PadThai on 20/8/2014 at 12:53

Hi We're currently planning our trip to Thailand and Laos. Our trip starts on october 26th and we're staying for 3 weeks. Since we're going to a wedding in Laos (fixed date), we would like to start in Thailand with a few days at the beach. I've read that october is not the best month to visit the islands (rain), but we don't have a lot of choice. Can anyone advise us on an island that has pretty good weather at the end of rain season? Since it will already be 26th of october when we arrive, I'm ...

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Mekong River Cruises

Posted by Annielay on 4/8/2014 at 23:51

Hello. Does anyone have any recommendations for alternatives to the slow boat down the Mekong River from Chiang Khong/Houey Xay border to Luang Prabang. I have found a few cruise companies on line but was wondering if anyone has any good experiences they could advise on. We are a fit couple in our 60s who don't particularly want to rough it too much like we have done in the past. Also what is the must see destinations in Luang Prabang. Many thanks ...

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Viewed 1,216 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 21/8/2014 at 07:17

Transfer from Phuket to Koh Yao Yai

Posted by lisagm100 on 20/8/2014 at 01:24

Hi I wonder if anyone can can help me cause I'm at a loss trying to find the correct info. I will be travelling from Phuket to Koh Yao Yai next year and I have already booked accommodation on Koh Yao Yai. I will be staying at the Santhiya Spa Resort. My question is which pier should I get the ferry from which pier on Phuket and which pier on Koh Yao Yai is closest to the Santhiya Resort. On some websites I read that the closest pier on Koh Yao Yai to the Santhiya is Koh Jark Pier whereas on ...

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Viewed 1,005 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by lisagm100 on 20/8/2014 at 01:50


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