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Posted by lizzymac on 4/7/2006 at 21:10

How accessible are ATMs in Thailand, including the smaller islands? I will be travelling to Bangkok, Samui, Pangnang and Tao and need to know whether I will be able to draw money out of ATMs or whether I should stick with travellers cheques? ...

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which one Ko Lanta or Ko Chang?

Posted by robbo on 24/7/2006 at 17:30

We are 60 and want to do basic snorkel. beach forest holiday. Own bathroom and fan. which is best please ...

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Help - Chaweng Beach Accommodation

Posted by veron on 23/7/2006 at 23:14

We tried to book a room with at Baan Chaweng Beach Resort since July 20 for 3 nights (check-in on Jul 25 and check out on Jul 28). We waited the obligatory 48 hours and have been enquiring by email 2 to 3 times a day for updates. Each time I enquired, asiarooms would reply back apologizing for the delay but they have contacted the hotel and they will reply shortly. Finally, we called asiarooms and the lady said they will reply withing 12 hours for sure as it is midnight in Samui ...

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Travel from Chiangmai to Bangkok

Posted by DShan on 20/7/2006 at 09:33

Hi Bus or train for such travel? And how much would it cost for bus or train? Also, is it better to buy the tickets from the guesthouses or from the bus station? p/s: Anyone tried Ben guesthouse (From LP) in Chiangmai? OR eagles guesthouse and banana guest house? Heard rather unflattering reviews for the latter two places. ...

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Which currency is best?/Traveler's Checks

Posted by tokyobelle on 20/7/2006 at 09:06

Hi, I'm leaving in two days (yay!) and I'm wondering what currency to take with me. As I've mentioned before, I live in Japan and am paid in yen, but I've read reports that the US Dollar is the preferred currency for exchange, etc. Should I change all of my yen into dollars and then into baht, or can I use yen to buy baht? Also, I'm leaning more towards tc's than using my atm card, but because of the wacko banking regulations here, I can only buy them at the post office between the ho ...

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Posted by Red on 19/7/2006 at 05:46

Hi Everybody, I asked a question about beaches the other day and got a great response thankyou. Now my husband and I would like to go to Pattaya for a few days R&R before heading back home to Australia, as it seems to be the nearest beach to BKK and we don't want to go the regular tourist beaches. So what are the opinions of Pattaya as a beach and a place to go to for 3 nights/2 days. Thanks. ...

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When an elephant ride just isn't enough...

Posted by somtam2000 on 19/7/2006 at 18:30

We're recently expanded our coverage of Ayutthaya and in the process came across the Elephant Stay project... "If a short afternoon elephant ride at the ruins isn't enough, there is an opportunity to stay at the elephant kraal from one to twenty-eight days and learn more about how the 90 elephants in residence are cared for and trained. As Michelle, the Australian-born manager of the Kraal says, We don't sell rooms, we sell an elephant experience." For more information, please see our Ayut ...

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Can I Buy A Swimsuit on Koh Tao?

Posted by Benjamin on 11/6/2006 at 15:00

I am leving for Thailnd in two weeks and I need a swimsuit. I am teaching in Korea right now and they have very few and very expensive bathing suits. Is it possible/convieniant to get a bathing trunks on Koh Tao? I don't wear speedos because I don't have the figure for it. Ben ...

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" Pai " The little peaceful town

Posted by paitown on 19/7/2006 at 17:02

" Pai " The little peaceful town . . Pai ; Thailand Do u want to know this place more ? visit us here >> deleted - please read the FAQ re promoting your own URLs ...

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ayutthaya or lopburi stop on way to chiang mai

Posted by EmjayReet on 5/7/2006 at 15:00

Hi We are taking the overnight train from BKK to CM but were thinking it might be nice to see either Ayutthaya or Lopburi on the way. Is it possible to get a train to either of these places in the morning and then jump on the overnight train to CM when it passes through? More importantly, how does the fare work? Do we just buy one ticket that takes us on both or do we need to buy two seperate tickets? If we buy two seperate tickets will we still have to pay the full journey on the overni ...

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khao yai nat'l park

Posted by Gordon_M on 16/7/2006 at 05:36

Hello again everyone, thanks for all your help it has been much appreciated. Just another couple of questions on some places in thailand. Im making my way from bangkok and plan to head north to vientiene. Im stopping at kachanaburi but was wondering if the 3 pagodas pass is worth the trip. Also i was thinking of spending some time around the Khao Yai nat'l park has anybody been there and what kind of wildlife can you spot. Also is it best to stay in Pak Chong or inside the park itself. Ou ...

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Good places to meet fellow travellers

Posted by Gordon_M on 11/7/2006 at 03:58

Hello everyone hows it going, im travelling to bangkok on 2nd nov this year to start of my trip around sea and just wondered if anyone had any ideas for the best place to meet fellow travellers as i am backpacking on my own, i know theres a few bars and stuff around ksr area but i was wondering if anyone had any other ideas on places to meet people, any help is much appreciated ...

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Posted by DannyJ on 29/6/2006 at 18:00

Hey guys, hope everyone is happy today! Bear with me i'm in the typing mood and want to explain myself properly, he he! I'm due to arrive into Thailand at the end of September, after a few days checking out Bangkok i have myself booked into a thaiboxing training camp for a month on Koh Pan Yang, which takes me to the end of October. At the end of November i have to be in Chaing Mai for a Thaiboxing competition that some of my club buddies from the U.K. are competing in, sadly not myself. I was ...

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Accomodation in Chaing Mai

Posted by Red on 10/7/2006 at 10:34

Could someone please be able to advise me where my husband and I could stay in Chaing Mai,we will be there on the 30th December until about the 4th or 5th of January. I have tried to email Julie GH but have had no reply as yet. I was hoping to book before we go as I would like to be sure of a bed right on the NY eve period. While I know it's not the NY for Thailand, being the High season I would feel better. Maybe a GH similar to Julie's GH and in about the same price bracket.As long as it has a ...

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Phuket Airport/ town to Koh Kho Khao resort

Posted by wailing1 on 16/7/2006 at 13:16

Hi, Can anyone tell me how can I go to Koh Kho Khao resort (near khaolak) from Phuket Airport/ town? I cannot drive. -any car/ taxi hire in airport? how much? -any agents had the transfer service? Thank you. Wailing ...

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Kanchanaburi and Ayuthaya

Posted by Gordon_M on 14/7/2006 at 21:27

Hello everyone, im just at the planning stage for my trip and wanted to ask you guy's for your opinion. My plan is to head to Ayuthaya and kachanaburi from bangkok then make my way to the border crossing at vientiane at laos. From there i will head south into cambodia. I was just wondering if Ayuthaya is worth the trip and how long would you suggest being there and also how long would you suggest spending in kachanaburi. Whats the best way to travel to these places and in which order should ...

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A-One Inn, Bangkok

Posted by ksilon on 15/7/2006 at 02:39

If anyone is staying at the A-One Inn in Bangkok, here is a username and password to log onto the internet for a few minutes: Username: 3-002-890 Password: 3517 I think there are 10 or 15 minutes left on it and we wont be back, so enjoy. ...

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taxis and tuk tuks

Posted by Ellen on 13/7/2006 at 05:22

So I just got back from my holiday in Thailand, will post about it all when I get over my jet lag, but one thing I have to say is, what's up with the taxis? I couldn't find a taxi anywhere in Bangkok that would use their meter, even at the airport, they refused. I also only found one tuk tuk that would take me to my destination (at a ridiculous price) without stopping at a gem shop en route. We got frustrated with the whole taxi/ tuk tuk senario and used public buses and trains instead. ...

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Fishing In Ko Phangan

Posted by EmjayReet on 12/7/2006 at 17:15

Hi, we are looking at doing a day of deep sea fishing while in Ko Phangan. Does anyone know of a company that does this on Ko Phangan? Prefably from Thong NP Noi? We only have 2 full days while there therefore we would love to have it either booked or some knowledge of where to book it before we get there?!?! Emjay x ...

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Andaman Islands

Posted by saskpacker on 12/7/2006 at 05:11

Hi all, first I want to say this is the best Thai forum I've found! this place is pure gold. I am heading to Thailand for the first time in 2 weeks and I am hoping to stay on some of the more "undeveloped" islands like Ko Rok Nok, Ko Tarutao and Ko Lipe. I've heard that during monsoon season some islands aren't accessible, are these ones? and if so, are they worth going to during the rainy season? or is the wind/rain too intense. Any info is really appreciated. Thanks! ...

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