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Suggestion: motorbike rental il Chiang Mai

Posted by Esusino on 22/6/2014 at 06:25

Hi all we plan to do the Mae Hong Soon Loop in 3 weeks time, I'm looking for a reputable shop to rent from in Chiang Mai I've read a lot of stories about scams to tourists (including "simulated" theft of the bike) Do you know if the shops offers full insurance? Including theft Any good experience in Chiang Mai? Many thanks for your help! Andrea ...

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Macky's Riverside Kitchen in Nong Khai

Posted by NongKhaiBart on 11/4/2015 at 03:16


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WWYD - looking for a beach/island for ten days with a toddler.

Posted by Sophiacollins on 2/4/2015 at 03:46

Hi, I'm looking for some advice and hope some of you can help me. We've already spent three months in Thailand, mostly in Pai. For the last month we've been travelling round Vietnam. We're about to head back to Thailand, and will then have 10 days before we fly home to the UK. We'd like to spend that time totally chilling, ideally on a beach. Travelling with a toddler can be a lot of fun, but it can be pretty hard work. Where would you recommend we go in Thailand? I've been reading about so ma ...

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Transfer from Bangkok to Hua Hin and Visa

Posted by nowy on 5/4/2015 at 09:41

Hi guys, I will be arriving to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 2.40 pm I want to go to Hua Hin the same day. Do you know if there is any reliable transport straight from the airport? I've googled it but couldnt find any clear information. I will have to get my visa on the arrival, but not sure how long could this roughly take, anyone knows? So basically I need to go to Hua Hin after 2.40pm and after making visa. Will appreciate any help:) Thank you ...

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Koh Yao Yai getting there

Posted by ismagg on 7/4/2015 at 04:00

Hi, We are a couple who travel to Thailand on June-July. We are wondering if you could give us updated information about how to get to Koh Yao Yai from krabi. We will stay there 3 nights, but we have doubts about time table of transport by boat and from which pier in krabi boat departs. Considering that is low season we are concerned about it. Thanks!!! ...

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Is there a limit to how many times I can enter Thailand?

Posted by roro1990 on 6/4/2015 at 14:56

So i'm from one of the many countries that qualifies for a 30 day stay in Thailand on arrival by air, and 15 by land. My question is whether there is a limit to how many times I can do this within a short period of time? In my case, I went into Thailand in October 2014 for 3 weeks. Returned again in February this year for 4 weeks before leaving and returning again in March for another 10 days. I now want to go back to see Songkran before going to Australia on a working holiday, and my question i ...

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Kangar, Malaysia to Pak Bara, Thailand

Posted by roam on 4/4/2015 at 01:30

Does someone know how to get to Pak Bara pier from Kangar, Malaysia by bus or van cheaply? ...

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Training near Cambodian boarder

Posted by Scottie001 on 23/3/2015 at 06:52

Hey. I will be spending June this year in Thailand. I plan on spending the whole month training somewhere near the Cambodian boarder. I've looked online for Muay Thai gyms close to the boarder but with very limited results. Also I'm not looking for somewhere super modern. Just the average Thai gym Anyone know of any towns etc I should look up ? Cheers ...

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Double Entry Visa and Tourist Visa

Posted by irig0ld on 24/3/2015 at 22:58

Hi there guys, A visa question here. I'm from the Netherlands and I'm planning to stay in Thailand (Bangkok) for at least 3/4 months, but before I stay there (myself) I'm planning to take a little trip around Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines and Bali with my cousin. The plan is to also go to Thailand with him on this trip for about a month at the start of our trip. Here's where I'm getting confused about the visa. I was planning to get a double entry visa that would allow me to stay in Th ...

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Where can I have the best elephant experience?

Posted by karenosullivan on 9/3/2015 at 20:07

I'm planning on backpacking around south east Asia for about 4 months. I believe one of my highlights will be spending time with elephants. I was disturbed to read how about how elephants are treated for the sake of the tourist trade and I do not want to take part in it. Can anyone recommend a place where the elephants are treated well and where I can have the best experience with these gentle beasts? From my research, Elephant world and Elephant Nature Park seem to have a good rep? ...

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Itinerary Trang Islands

Posted by RTD on 20/3/2015 at 05:22

Hi everybody, I am planning a 2 week trip to the Andaman Sea. I will arrive in Krabi on the 5th of April at 4PM and I'll take a transfer to Pak Meng on the same day. I first intended to visit the Trang islands and go up to Koh Lanta and Ko Yao. My return flight is on the 18th of April from Phuket. My first idea was to go to Lipe and above all to Bulon but the latter seems to be difficult to reach from the 1st Apr. as the speedboats (Bundaya and Satun Pakbara) do not operate anymore from Lan ...

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Pajampo bike rental scam!

Posted by Rexmundi on 27/3/2015 at 23:30

Just got done talking with koh phangan police and the owner of pajampo bike rental. When I returned the bike she glossed over the inspection and immediately felt the undercarriage of the bike exclaiming "broken, was new!" I looked to see what was "broken" to find hairline scratches that had obviously been there for some time. She proceeded to show me the cost would be $65 usd! I became extremely upset and said I would not pay $65 dollars, to which she asked "how much can ...

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Getting to Kanchanaburi - May Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted by tigershoot on 24/3/2015 at 16:29

Any help appreciated with my travel plans. I am arriving at 7pm on Saturday 2nd May which is the Thai Bank holiday weekend and plan to get to Sangkhlaburi the next day. Plan 1. Get straight from BKK to Kanchanaburi , overnight there and carry on next day Plan 2. Go straight to Khao San Road and leave early Sunday by bus from Southern Bus Terminal. Re: Plan 1. What is the official taxi fare? I've seen mention of it being about 1300 - 1500 THB. Is this about right? I know that I need a map ...

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Arriving in Bangkok during Songkran

Posted by Sun0186 on 26/3/2015 at 04:01

Long time forum lurker here! I am due to spend the last night of my SE Asia trip in Bangkok on the 15th April before flying home. I am flying into don Muang airport and out of suvarnabhumi the next morning. As this is the last day of songkran it does seem a real shame to miss out on the fun, but I'm a little worried about how easy it will be to get around and how to get near enough to the action to enjoy it without getting soaked getting to the guesthouse! Happy to get wet once backpack is drop ...

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smog in Chiang mai, what is the current situation?

Posted by patrickolga on 24/3/2015 at 08:47

Hello, I am planning to travel to Chiang Mai in 5 days and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice about the air quality and the smog. I was reading some articles online from 13 March 2015 claiming that tourist should avoid the area because of health risks. is anyone in this region now? or does anyone have some more information about the current situation? If there are serious health issues we can change our plans and visit the North of Thailand in the end of April but we would p ...

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Travel route help needed.

Posted by henny2229 on 23/3/2015 at 00:19

I'm arriving in bangkok april 12th too june 1st. 7 weeks. My plan was to head to khao san road from the airport. Me and my friend are both coming to Thailand mainly too party, not every night. Also take life easy and relax. My understanding is that chance of rain in may is high. So I thought getting south to the beaches would be something to do right away. Places Ive been interested in are phuket, koh phi phi and koh phangan for the full moon party. I also need to leave thailand shortly after th ...

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Good quiet beach near Railay or Phuket??

Posted by LauraJ87 on 3/7/2012 at 12:31

Hi I'm planning a trip to Thailand and definately want to stay on Railay beach for a few nights, possibly going to kata beach in Phuket , but I'm struggling to find a white sand/clear water clean beach that is very quiet (couple of sunloungers tops) around these areas and nearby islands, that doesn't take ages and lots of hassle to get to. So far I've read about Ko Lipe and Ko Adang which seem to take 6 hours to get to from Railay, and Ko Racha which I dont think is as quiet as I'd like. Id ...

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Sailing with Ocean Hiker?

Posted by chrismajor89 on 15/3/2015 at 12:42

Hi There, I'm planning to spend a week or so learning to sail on my upcoming travels a have been looking at a 5 day live aboard course with Ocean Hiker ( based out of Koh Tao. Has anyone used or heard anything about these guys and know if they're any good? (their website seems pretty comprehensive). Alternatively has anyone done any sailing with another company in the region that they are able to recommend? Cheers ...

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Koh Rok

Posted by michalkos on 31/12/2014 at 05:44

I will be in Thailand in february/march, mostly Andaman coast. I would like to stay on Ko Rok for 3-4 nights but it's not easy to find informations about transport and accomodation. So maybe someone can help: a) Accomodation- I know there are tents of NP and recently maybe also they have built bungalows (seen some info on Tezza)? Maybe someone has some fresh informations about options and prices? And also any experiences with booking online on from Europe? Or maybe there is option to ...

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Thailand October 7-24

Posted by BrownieThailand on 11/3/2015 at 09:49

Hi travelforum peeps! I want some practical advice on my planned itinerary. Planning to fly to Chiang Mai from BKK and i am wondering what the best way is to travel to Koh Chang from CM. Is this back to BKK and bus to Koh Chang? Or is there another way? Jungle trekking: Is the Gibbons experience in Laos waaaay better than a jungle trek in CM? Ending my trip in Koh Chang, besides the speedboat trips and renting a scooter and checking out the island: what are also nice things to do? In BKK: ...

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