I was just wondering if you could tell me if there are any nice beaches between BKK and Hua Hin? We would like to have 2 or 3 days at a beach area before we head home. We don't really want to go to the more popular areas because of the time and distance from BKK. If we can go by bus of train to one of these areas that would be fine. I've read that Hua Hin is a nice little fishing village and has a reasonable beach, but if there is anything around that area also, that would be fine.
I love this site!! I have two Questions :)
My b/f and I are going to travel through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for 5 weeks in Sept and Oct.
1) We are planning on travelling overland from Bangkok to Siem Reip (through the poipet boarder). Will we make it there in a day? Is there a better overland option? And how much should I budget?
2) We are on a budget and would like to spend the last week (last week of Oct) on a beautiful beach in Thailand (or anywhere) to chil ...
Anyone know any nice riverside guest houses in the Samsen District? I've been staying around Phra Athit for years and am looking for something different and, preferrably, on the water.
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What is the weather like in Thailand in May, particularily the southern region? Websites say it is the start of monsoon season, does that mean it will rain hard for an hour, or rain all day?
I have heard mixed reviews on whether fan or aircon is best when getting accommodation? Most places I have ended up opting for fan (eg: the resort in Koh Phangan said I was much better with fan due to sea breeze). Is this the case or should I have gotten air con in December? The places I have chosen fans are Ko Phangan, Chiang Mai & Khao Sok...
Are there other things to do in lampang or is visiting the elephant training centre regarded as a day trip from Chiang Mai? I am having trouble finding detailed (or any) info about this.
Me and a friend will be in Ko Pha Ngan around Xmas and New Year and just wanted to check if we are best booking our accomodation before we arrive and can anybody recommend a good place/area to stay over this period??
OK - so I read the previous posts regarding this issue - Im just interested in knowing if anyone has actually had any first-hand experience. I'm particularly concerned about security, cost and limits. I'm looking to store a laptop and a guitar for a month so Im a little weary about the matter.
Any info would be much appreciated,
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I've decided to take the Malarone pills when travelling throught the North of Thailand/Lao/Cambodia/Vietnam but the prices here in the UK are really expensive. Will I be able to buy them in Bangkok at a cheaper price, and is this wise??
Can anyone recommend a place where I can hook up my laptop and still enjoy the beauty of the country? Like a resort, a small bungalow or alike.
I'm searching for a place to stay in northern thailand for one month. Provinces chiang mai, chiang rai, lampun are prefered. For my one man business it's essential that I have a fairly reliable internet connection in my room.
Other than the ADSL connection (wifi or cable) I don't need much, starting from a one room place with cold water 220V. Basi ...
We've just added the first in a series of stories that is tackling some of the more common routes that travellers are undertaking during their trip. We decided to start with one of the most common, the Bangkok to Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao journey. You can read the full story here.
We'll be doing Siem Reap to Ko Chang next week, and if you have other requests, please add them into this thread.
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Hi gang. This is my third post and I have wicked success with my other posts. This site rocks.
1) I am hearing that deet is a Thailand must. Do I need to buy it before I get to Thailand or is there ample opportunity to buy it there?
2) Do i need long pants and long sleeves to check out temples? I'm bringing a small pack and don't want to bring what isn't essential.
I have never been to Thailand and am planning a two week trip for the last week of August and the first week of September.
I am wondering what the wheather should be like? If it rains a few hours a day and then the sun will be out again that's okay, but might it be raining all day for several days in a row?
I've heard that the eastern side of the peninsula is dryer than the western side - does anyone have any recommendations for destinations on the eastern side?
Thanks so much,
My original travel plans was about one and a half week in Northern Thailand and I was hoping to incorporate Chiang Mai, Pai, Soppong and Mae Hong Son in that time - for some trekking and then relaxing generally.
(by the way it's my first time in Thailand)
Anyhow, I'm now restricted with time as I realised I'll only have about 5 days in the North. So - I'd like to get some opinion from people as to whether it would still be worth it to try and get to Pai (because it sounds great! ...
Hey guys, hope everyones happy today! I was just wondering if anyone could let me know how long i should allow for this journey? I won't be in any hurry but a rough idea would be nice... I was thinking about getting the train rather then the bus for the trip to Suri Thani as it's suppose to be a more comfortable trip, any comments? Also a ball park figure for a price would help?
I'm demanding today, he he!
Thanks in advance for any help or comments. Peace and love, Danny J ...
Hi, I am looking for contact details for the above resort have stayed there twice but cannot find anything online. I am looking to book in advance this time. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Australian woman, a nurse who specialised in looking after the disabled and was on holiday in Thailand, was shot in a bar in Kanchanaburi early Monday morning has tragically died. Our condolences to her family and friends.
The story goes on to say:
"Since the beginning of 2006 a number of small bars have been hit by local youths in drive-by shootings. At least five people have been killed and a dozen bars shut down."
I follow the papers in Thai ...