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Thai / Cambodia border at Poi Pet shut down (?)

Posted by DLuek on 16/8/2014 at 20:57

Bangkok Post reporting this morning that the Poi Pet / Aranyaprathet border was sealed yesterday as a result of a protest by Cambodian traders... Here's the story. Doesn't say whether the situation has been resolved or not. Any info from travelers attempting to cross would be appreciated. ...

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Viewed 859 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by magicFly on 18/8/2014 at 12:37


Lost camera at Don Muang airport, Bangkok - how safe is it there

Posted by pjputs on 13/8/2014 at 07:11

On 28thJuly, between 7pm and 7:30pm, I have lost my camera at Don Muang airport in theDepartures zone (tax-free zone). It is a Nikon Coolpix AW120 camera (coloursbright red and black) in an orange pouch with 3 storage cards : 1x 32Gb in thecamera, 1x 32Gb + 1x 8Gb in a pocket in the pouch. These contain the holidaypictures of my family : holiday of a lifetime. We are verysad to loose them ... Actually I wanted to put up a reward, but don't know how to post such a message at the airport itself (o ...

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Viewed 1,548 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by antoniamitchell on 13/8/2014 at 12:43

Accommodation prices for New Year in Koh Phangan?

Posted by scotthutch90 on 10/8/2014 at 12:37

I'm looking for prices online for Koh Phangan over New Year as we will be meeting up with friends for the full moon party. Although we have read that you are best to get to the island a few days before to get the best prices most of our friends will be spending Christmas with their families before leaving on the 27th and arriving in Phuket the 29th so won't really be able to get somewhere early. So how much will they be looking to pay, will there be decent accommodation left by the time the ar ...

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Viewed 670 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by magicFly on 12/8/2014 at 09:54

6 months in south east asia. Budget question.

Posted by moss_11 on 8/8/2013 at 15:38

Hello all, So I have just started a 2 year trip. 3 months in Europe, 6 months in SEA, 3 months in north america and 12 months in south america. I'm about 12 days into the Europe leg and have been in Malta and Sicily so far. I've been carefully tracking my day to day expenses. I'm a 25 year old canadian teacher/writer who will be spending roughly a month in each of, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. I've read a lot of different opinions on budgets. i'll definitely be staying ...

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Viewed 10,404 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by Limbonis on 10/8/2014 at 20:05

Muay Thai

Posted by STEEBEE84 on 7/8/2014 at 18:18

Hi all I've heard allot of recommendations to see a Muay Thai event when visiting Thailand. From what i can find, the price of a ticket can range up to $60 in Bangkok. Does anyone know of anywhere else in Thailand where I can see a competitive fight for cheaper, or is it a case of you get what you pay for? I am also travelling to Cambodia and Vietnam are there any alternative Mixed Martial arts events in any of these Countries? Any advise would be appreciated Cheers Ste. ...

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Viewed 868 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by STEEBEE84 on 8/8/2014 at 14:01

ko samui - Cambodia/ HCMC

Posted by ben05 on 5/8/2014 at 05:28

Hi Guys, simple question. Is there a way of getting from Ko Samui to Cambodia/HCMC without passing back through bangkok? Cant seem to find any direct flights. thanks ...

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Viewed 704 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 5/8/2014 at 08:48

Itinerary suggestions 4 weeks

Posted by Esusino on 20/5/2014 at 08:06

Hi all I need some suggestion on my upcoming trip, here some details: - arriving in bkk on 11 july - fly to siem rep on the 12th july and stay until 18th then fly to Chiang Mai (we plan to rent a bike to visit the temples, anything else worth seeing?) - 5 days mae hon son loop by bike - cooking class in chiang mai At this point we still have 2 weeks before our flight back to Europe from Bkk What itinerary would you suggest? - going into Laos and spend 2 weeks there - heading south into th ...

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Viewed 1,445 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by Mark84 on 4/8/2014 at 22:21

Thailand august.

Posted by tyson on 2/7/2014 at 04:18

Hey everyone I'm travelling to Thailand in August for three weeks just to relax and hopefully soak up some sun. I'm just wondering if anyone has travelled there at this time of year due to wet season. I've read koh samui is warm and nice at this time of year, is there any other beachy places anyone can recommend? I also want too spend some time in chang mai, do you believe it is better to go this time of year or other times? Last of all, is Bangkok worth visiting for few nights in august because ...

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Andaman Islands - snorkeling in December - any advice

Posted by Surefolly on 4/8/2014 at 12:55

Looking for an island on the Andaman Sea side of Thailand to spend a week on over Christmas. I'll be traveling with my wife and our two boys (ages 8 & 11). We'd like to find a place to just relax, explore and snorkel. The main goal is to find snorkeling that is on par with Koh Tao - which we visited in 2003. I've heard there are some good places to stay that are close to other islands that you can visit on day trips to snorkel. We're also curious what the weather is like during that time of ...

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1 night, 2 days in BKK - where to stay with easy access to airport & centre.

Posted by jessyb on 3/8/2014 at 07:57

Hi there, We've only got 1 night & 1.5 days in BKK so it'll be hard to get our bearings. Where would you stay if you were me? Area or hostel. Happy to pay a bit more if it means not wasting time getting lost & trying to figure out transport. Thank you! Jess. ...

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Viewed 863 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by exacto on 3/8/2014 at 20:39

Anyone Has Taken 5mW Astronomy Laser Pointer In Travel

Posted by bosummer on 3/8/2014 at 05:37

I am planning to camp near the sea next weekend. My son asks me to take his astronomy laser pointer in his luggage. He will use this 5mW green laser pointer to point fishes and others in the sea at night. Anybody has any experience of playing laser pointer? I am worrying that other people will not be glad once my son point it in the sea at night. ...

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Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted by gregmccann1 on 1/8/2014 at 03:47

Just got back from an incredible 5-day trip to Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary down in Surat Thani. Khao Sok NP is much more popular than Khlong Saeng but, having been to Khao Sok 3 times previously, I can say that the jungle is much better in Khlong Saeng -more wildlife, far fewer tourists, and equally as beautiful in the Chiao Lan Lake section (Khao Sok and Khlong Saeng share this area 50-50). Anyway, have a look at a trip report that I just wrote up here that contains descriptions and practic ...

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Southern Thailand beach - March 2015 for a first-timer to Thailand

Posted by Levesque25 on 14/7/2014 at 22:54

Greetings, Wanted to ask for recommendations for a good beach in Southern Thailand in March for a solo-traveler and first-timer to Thailand. I'll be in Thailand and Cambodia for a month total but can spend 4 nights for the beach. What I'm looking for are (preferably) white sand, clear water, not too overcrowded, clean, nice opportunities for jogging, mid-range accommodations, not into drinking or partying. A beach that's relatively chill but with an atmosphere that can wow a first-timer lik ...

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Viewed 1,500 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by J14Evans on 29/7/2014 at 20:34

Coming to Ko Pha Ngan for the party? Think again.

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/7/2014 at 19:36

I'm on Ko Pha Ngan at the moment and just wanted to let readers know that at the moment ALL parties aside from the Full Moon Party have been cancelled. All of them. It's apparently a part of a military crackdown on drugs and the party scene, among other matters. Ko Tao and Ko Samui are apparently unaffected and I was told yesterday many of the KPN DJs have temporarily moved to Ko Samui till things settle down. Will update this if/when I hear more. Cheers ...

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Viewed 1,410 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by buffalonomad on 28/7/2014 at 23:26

Scuba DIving in Koh Tao?

Posted by jlynnoff on 11/7/2014 at 11:49

Headed to Koh Tao and would love to do my open water certificate. Can anyone recommend a certification course in the area? Looking for friendly guides and a great environment. ...

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Viewed 1,059 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by roundedsquare on 28/7/2014 at 10:47

How to get to Ko Tao

Posted by charlottex on 24/7/2014 at 10:14

Hi there! I am lookingfor the cheapest way to get to Ko tao but I am a bit confuse, I found someinformation online but the price are not the same everywhere and theinformation neither. I plan to catch the train from Ratchaburi (cause I will bein Kanchanaburi before)to Chumbon to catch a ferry. I thought to catch thenight ferry with a cabin, which is supposed to take around 5h and cost 300B,but the price and the schedule are different from one website to the other,does anyone know about a rel ...

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Viewed 966 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by SBE on 27/7/2014 at 08:01

Help with 4am arrival Lop Buri/ Ayutthaya?

Posted by ashsmoen on 25/7/2014 at 20:00

Hi all, I will be traveling in Thailand with my husband and 4 year old boy in January. We've never been to SE Asia before and are starting in Chiang Mai (work related). We thought it sounded great to take the sleeper car train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, seeing Lop Buri and Ayutthaya on that route. The only trouble is that the night train arrives in Lop Buri at 4am (or Ayutthaya 5 am)! What is the likely senario of arriving at Lop Buri at 4am? Will there be tuk tuks? Is anything open? I ...

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Viewed 1,567 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by ashsmoen on 27/7/2014 at 02:16

Koh Lanta: Best Beach for kids

Posted by ashsmoen on 26/7/2014 at 20:10

Hi All, We will be on Koh Lanta with our 5 year old in January. Trying to decide between Khlon Dao (Nobel House or Slow Down) and Khlong Nin (Narima). The bungalows look so appealing at Narima, but is the beach rocky or steep? We prefer a gentle beach. Any advice is much appreciated, thanks! ...

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Viewed 943 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 27/7/2014 at 01:15

the Surat Thani Railway station scam to catch the last boat of the day to Koh Samui

Posted by Terryofcrete on 25/7/2014 at 13:17

The train from Bangkok to Surat Thani can get delayed along the way and this makes it tight to catch the last boat to Koh Samui. When the train arrives there are guys running up and down the platform shouting Koh Samui, and as a first time traveller on that route, coming from Hua Hin, I asked how much to the boat and was told 150baht. Lovely ! However when he had gathered a dozen people into his van he took off at breakneck speed and 10 minutes later stopped and handed us over to another drive ...

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Viewed 1,059 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 26/7/2014 at 07:32

Koh Lanta via Trang or Krabi?

Posted by ashsmoen on 25/7/2014 at 20:20

Hi All, Flying from Bangkok, is it more convenient to transfer to minibus/ferry going through Krabi or through Trang? We are looking for the right balance of convenience (4 year old in tow) and budget friendly. Thanks for any advice! ...

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Viewed 967 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by captainbkk on 26/7/2014 at 07:02


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