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ubon ratchathani to ko samet...

Posted by bonbongirl on 2/6/2006 at 08:54

after three very cultural weeks in cambodia and laos (i WILL be templed out) in july i wanted to spend some time on the beach on my way to bangkok (more or less!), and it seems like ko samet is pretty much the best option... only thing is - how on earth do i get from ubon ratchathani to ko samet? the only thing i've found so far is a bus from ubon ratchathani to khorat, then another one to chanthaburi and ban phe from there... but if that's the case (and if it's the only option) is there any ...

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Posted by somewherenew on 1/6/2006 at 14:16

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Phuket or Ko Samui late august

Posted by xtrinh on 31/5/2006 at 04:19

Hi, I planned to go to Phuket on late August but it seems to be a bad time because of the Monsoon. Which beach would you recommend at this time of the year for nice beaches, great hotels, calm and quiet? I thought about ko Samui, what do you think? Xuan ...

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Suggestions on where to go for a first time longhaul traveller....

Posted by samanthas2goode on 12/5/2006 at 19:41

Hello Firstly, this website is excellent, I'm already getting more ideas from this site than from travel books I've purchased. My boyfriend and I are travelling from the UK to Thailand, 2nd week in June for 2 weeks in Thailand. As we arrive in Bangkok around 8pm, we've booked into a hotel in Bangkok for the first 2 nights and also on our last night, as we have an early morning flight back to England. We both want a somewhat relaxing holiday, we would ideally like to avoid touristy p ...

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Travel from Samui to Ko Samet

Posted by dion1927 on 31/5/2006 at 18:44

Does anyone know best way to get from Samui to Samet? There are flights from Samui to Pattaya I believe, is this closest airport to Samet? Many thanks again! D ...

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Where to go in June

Posted by dion1927 on 31/5/2006 at 17:47

I am going out to Thailand in June and meeting a friend there to go to Samui and Ko Pha Ngan for a couple of weeks. However, will be in the country on my own for the first 5-6 days and was trying to think of somewhere to go. I've already seen Samui and Ko Pha Ngan, so would like to go somewhere else. Can anyone recommend anywhere? Was thinking of Ko Chang until I was told the weather will be utter pants. Preferably somewhere vaguely lively as I'm quite sociable. Many thanks! ...

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Weather in Gulf of Thailand/ Ko Chang in June

Posted by dion1927 on 31/5/2006 at 17:04

I've been out to Thailand for the past two years in June, and have learnt to avoid west of the country (rained all day every day for 4 consecutive days when I wasin Phi Phi) but that weather on Samui and Ko Pha Ngan is ok. Am due to go again next week, but want to see somewhere different. Coudl anyone tell me what it is is like on Ko Chang weather-wise? I mean, do I expect it to be like the west of thailand (i.e. days without seeing much sun) or is it more like Samui and Ko P. (i.e. heavy rain f ...

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Thailand to Turkey flights

Posted by cheapswill on 30/5/2006 at 14:38

I am doing a long journey home from Korea to Canada in the fall. I am going to be heading through SE Asia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Spain on the way back. I was curious if anyone can give me some insight on booking an airline ticket to Istanbul from Bangkok. Is it better to book it in advance or when I get to Thailand? Can anyonr recommend a good BKK travel agent who could help me with this and some of the other tickets I need to arrange? Thanks ...

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National park in Phutburi

Posted by steebee on 28/5/2006 at 10:26

Has anyone been to the big National Park in Phutburi? What was your impression of it? It sounds great in your section on it. I am thinking of going late June early July. Is it better to stay at the cottages at the park or in town? Is there things to do there at nite if you stay at the park? I am traveling alone. Is it usual to get a group tour together there? Also, I would like to travel from Phutburi to Ko Tao. Any suggestions? ...

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New Way Diving?

Posted by Benjamin on 28/5/2006 at 17:22

My wife and I are planning on doing our Open Water Padi course on Koh Tao. We are trying to decide between 2 schools and would really appreciate advice if anyone has any. The 2 schools we are trying to decide between are Coral Grand Divers and New Way Diving. New Way diving seems like a much better deal. They are 500 Baht cheaper and throw in free accomodation. I have read good reviews on Coral Grand divers but it is 500 Baht more expensive and doesn't include accommodation. If yo ...

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Koh Tao Accomodations

Posted by Benjamin on 26/5/2006 at 15:23

I Love this site!! My wife and I are making a trip to Thailand (6/22 - 7/2) and I have been researching like crazy (i.e. internet, friends, lonely planet) and this is far and away the best resource I have seen. We are planning on getting or padi diving certifiacation on Koh Tao. I just booked the train+ferry online (which I also learned about on this fantastic site) and am thinking about the accomodation. Do you recommend booking ahead or just getting acommodation when you show up? Al ...

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No Moon Party?

Posted by Ellen on 26/5/2006 at 07:50

I've booked a trip to Thailand for the end of June/early July, its 4 years since I was last there, and I bet a lot has changed, but I'm still really excited. I had wanted to go to the full moon party, but will miss that and the black moon party because of my travel dates. I've googled everywhere but can't find any schedule of the no moon party for this year (or any year actually) is it as big and organised as the full and black moon? will it still have the same atmosphere, but most i ...

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Ko Samui weather report

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/5/2006 at 11:15

Just in case you're thinking of heading to Samui at the moment, just a heads up to let you know the weather has been lovely. While it has rained every afternoon so far (over last four days) but the mornings through till about 2pm each day have been stunning and today is yet another stunner... Just thought you'd like to know ;-) ...

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Ayutthaya or Sukhotai?

Posted by robbo on 23/5/2006 at 15:21

Hi somtam 2000! Love your work!! Hope you can enlighten us. As we are going to Laos in October and to Thailand in November, we are trying to work out our trip. At the moment the Thailand trip is crammed: We arrive Chiang Mai 31 October; Sukhotai 10th Nov.; Ayutthaya 14th Nov.; Kanchanaburi 17th Nov; Hua Hin 21st Nov.; Bangkok 26th Nov. flying back to Sydney Australia on 30th November. Does this sound ok to you? We thought perhaps you could recommend which of either Sukhothai or Ayutth ...

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Which islands would you recommend?

Posted by tokyobelle on 22/5/2006 at 19:00

I'm wondering if anyone could recommend an island/s and or beaches for two women in their late twenties? We're looking for something that's an all night party pit but neither a family friendly locale with zero nightlife. Ideally, it would be something inbetween the two extremes. We'll also be there in August and we're leaning towards the East Coast, but could be persuaded to the West. Thanks in Advance! Belle ...

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Big Johns guesthouse BKK

Posted by DannyJ on 30/4/2006 at 21:28

Hey people, hope everyone's happy today! Has anyone stayed at Big Johns guesthouse in Bangkok?? i've been looking at their website ( ) and i'm quite interested as it seems like quite a cool place in a decent area. Anyone got any comments they'd like to share? about the place or area?? Cheers in advance, Peace and love, Danny J ...

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Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chaing Mai

Posted by Blueeyedboy13 on 17/5/2006 at 22:01

I want to travel from Bangkok to Chaing Mai, stopping off for a day in Ayuttaya. Is it possible to get the bus/train to Ayutthaya in the morning, do the tourist thing during the day, and then get a train/bus in the evening to Chaing Mai? Thanks. ...

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Udon Thani to Siem Reap

Posted by scudder3 on 17/5/2006 at 10:54

Hello fellow Travelfish, I am taking a trip to Thailand & Laos for 6 weeks in July. I am heading north to Chang Mai, Pai and then across to Laos (to take the slow boat, fast boat or bus to Nam Tha is a whole other post). Once back in Bangkok I head south for about a week (or whatever time is left before my flight home) to briefly visit Raileh Beach, Phi Phi, Phang Nga and east for some time on Koh Phangan & Koh Tao. I would like to see at least one ancient ruin site while on my trip. As ...

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The twin towers or Thai hotel

Posted by Lecker on 18/5/2006 at 00:07

Any suggestions on wich one of both to stay at? The Thai hotel is featured in the lonely planet but otherwise litlle reviews about it. The twin towers vs. Thai hotel thanks for you help ...

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which beach/island?

Posted by VeganAlex on 17/5/2006 at 06:20

I finally got my tickets to Bangkok! I'll be there the whole of septmber and 1st week of october and most of the time I´ll be travelling through northern thailand and laos. But I definately want to spend a few days laying on a hammock on the beach before I get back to madrid. I don't know how long I'll be at the beach because I don't know how long I'll be travelling around N Thailand and Laos, but I suppose I'll end up having one week. I narrowed my options down to three. Krabi (and around), Ko ...

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