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Khao San Road clean up

Posted by sambrown on 14/10/2014 at 23:37

The Bangkok Post reports that Khao San Road is set to undergo a clean up, with some of the new regulations including "a 1m-wide space on footpaths for pedestrians, and that the makeshift stalls will be put away every night after the market closes." A step towards dull sanitisation of a colourful, iconic strip, or a good move to help safety and pedestrians? ...

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Where to get cellphone unlocking software or universal unlocking smartphone SIM card?

Posted by altmtl on 17/1/2014 at 08:33

A friend of mine has asked me if I can pick her up some cell phone unlocking software or universal unlocking smartphone SIM card in Bangkok - I assume I can get this at MBK? Would anyone know the idea of the cost and if it would work in North America? Which is the best choice? And of course reliable... thx ...

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Thailand in 5 weeks

Posted by kitkat85 on 17/10/2014 at 14:53

Hi, I have a rough plan of where we'd like to visit but i would love if someone could advise on the best route and if we are trying to do too much or if there is somewhere else we could fit in. We only have 5 weeks so will probably pre-book internal flights where possible to save on time although i'm interested if there is a train journey that is worth taking for the scenery. Flying from london into Bangkok and then we wish to visit Ko samui/surrounding islands, Phuket/surrounding islands. Chi ...

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Thailand in November...Koh lanta/ koh lipe or koh chang?

Posted by Chad2709 on 10/10/2014 at 05:05

Hi there.... My husband and I will be travelling to Thailand from the 4th November for a week, and can't decide which island to visit? We only want to go to one and have nice beaches, snorkelling and maybe some hiking to see natural sights. Not into noisy night life! Want somewhere reasonably easy to travel to from Bangkok and not too touristy. We were also wanting to find self catering there any? All seem to be resorts including breakfast and need to eat out every night? ...

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Which Beach - Bang Saen - Koh Samet or Hua Hin?

Posted by altmtl on 13/10/2014 at 18:38

I've looked at the descriptions here on TF & checked out a few reviews on TA. But the question remains... Which one? I've been to Cha am. (about 5 years ago) I thought it was OK, but not on the weekend. Looking for a nice affordable beach for 3-4 days during the week near BK Koh Samet seems to have the nicest beaches, but food a guesthouses seem pricey Bang Saen appears affordable with cheap food but a lousy beach Hua Hin seems a bit pricey too, but has good food options & the beach s ...

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Viewed 2,165 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 13/10/2014 at 21:43

Sleep Sheet-Is It Necessary?

Posted by jcro on 30/9/2014 at 12:08

Hello! I was reading some feedback on several posts regarding bringing some sort of sleep sheet to Thailand and am still not sure one way or the other. We are going to be backpacking for about a month starting in early November so I wanted to know if I need to add a sleep liner to my "must pack" list. Thanks for any input! J ...

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Anti-depressants in Thailand?

Posted by roro1990 on 11/10/2014 at 10:54

Hi, I'm coming to Thailand soon with a stopover in Dubai and I can't bring my SSRI's with me as I lost the prescription (and a quick bit of research tells me bringing medication without a prescription into UAE is a terrible idea). Just wondering does anyone here know if they are readily available to buy over the counter in BKK? I take Zoloft. And if it's possible to buy OTC, which pharmacy is good? ...

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Chiang Mai taxi share to Doi Suthep

Posted by rudder6 on 13/10/2014 at 01:03

Hello! Anyone in Chiang Mai planning on visiting Doi Suthep within the next couple of days fancy sharing a taxi with me and my girlfriend? Both from Uk 24 and 25 year old. Looking to keep costs down and sharing a taxi seems best way to do this! Roughly 50thb there and 50thb back of we have enough people to make it worthwhile for the driver. Thanks Greg ...

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Posted by kopite on 12/10/2014 at 22:51

Hello I plan to visit Krabi Town and make it a base to some some trips from. Does anyone have any suggestions of a cheap place to stay and good trips to do from the town. I will probably spend about 5 days there. Thanks in advance ...

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TC's now 153 baht instead of 33 to exchange...

Posted by altmtl on 12/10/2014 at 22:49

I guess I was out of the loop, but the fee for changing TC's in Thailand is now 153 baht instead of 33 since March '14 - WTF! Not that many people use them any more, but now just going to an ATM makes more sense as most branches charge - 150 - 180 baht on a max withdrawal which is usually 20,000. SuperRich & Vasu are good options if you have cash, but otherwise... ...

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12 Nights in Thailand - 3 Days in Bangkok - what to do with the other 9?

Posted by jamtastx on 12/10/2014 at 12:06

Hi guys, Just came across the forum a couple of days ago and some really good information on here. Myself and by boyfriend are headed to Bangkok from Brussels - arriving Sunday morning the 19th. We are nature lovers who love adventure and not really up for the touristy spots. We never the less plan to spend 2 or 3 nights in Bangkok but afterwards we're not sure. There's so much to see! We'd like to split things between trekking and spending some times in either the lake or the sea. We would ha ...

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Famous Bamboo Tattoo Artist in Thailand?

Posted by rsthomas on 27/8/2008 at 09:55

Hello! I am looking for a recommendation for a tattoo artist in Thailand. There are so many places and artists, but I would really like to get it done by someone who is well known with the bamboo practice. If you can give me any sort of referral, I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers~! ...

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Udon Thani to Bueng Kan - bus times

Posted by stekmer on 6/10/2014 at 00:30

Hi, I'm planning a trip from Bangkok to Udon Thani to Bueng Kan to Nakhon Phanom to Sakon Nakhon and then back to Bangkok - for 2 weeks in early Feb 2015. I was planing an early flight into Udon Thani and then to catch a bus out the same day. Can anyone help with information on bus schedules from Udon Thani to Bueng Kan? Thanks in advance for any information. ...

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Island Hopping Andaman sea

Posted by Sjors1989 on 6/10/2014 at 12:22

Hey all, As part of an almost 4 week trip from Bangkok - Singapore we are planning some island hopping in the Andaman sea for about 12/14 days. We, is 3/4 friends all 25 years of age. We are into nature/chilling out and also partying a bit. Time of being around the Andaman coast would be 26 dec - 8 jan. Especially for the party part I got some questions, we do not need to party every night but some island would be fun. Obiously Phangan & Samui are more the party islands but it's probably t ...

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Best Hostel for Full Moon Party NYE?

Posted by chris9393 on 10/9/2014 at 10:21

Hi, Would anyone recommend a good and 'relatively' cheap hostel to stay in over NYE? I've been reading some reviews online about various hostels but I can't come to any decision and it looks like they are all £200+ for a week. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated ...

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Chiang Mai help...

Posted by rudder6 on 6/10/2014 at 21:39

Hey fellow travelers! Just arrived in Chiang Mai today. First impressions are I will love this place. Left Bangkok on the sleeper train which was a pleasant journey aswell. We are just finding out feet as we have never been backpacking before. We found out the hard way in Bangkok being naive and over charged for stuff (1000thb for boat) which is only 40thb !! Took us a couple of days to get wise. In hoping to avoid this in Chiang Mai and wonder if you have any tips on saving money how much sho ...

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Mosquito Nets - Are they available in Bangkok??

Posted by SteveHickey on 11/4/2007 at 19:54

Hi again guys, Just a quick question? I was about to buy a double mosquito net yesterday, when a mate of mine said I could pick one up in Bangkok cheaply enough, considering they were €55 at home? Is it wise to wait until bangkok before we buy one? Thanks, Steve ...

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Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam to Japan? Oct 20 till my money is gone

Posted by JoeFries on 3/10/2014 at 21:29

Hey, I'm trying to make this trip the best trip that I'll ever take in my life because I have no idea when I'll have both the time and money to do something like this again. I'm looking for adventure and an immersive cultural experience. I don't to spend all my time on touristy beaches. I want to explore the natural landscape, pristine waters, and visit national parks. I'm also not the type of person that will have a very specific, down-to-the-day itinerary; I'll be staying in places until I fe ...

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Where to spend Christmas in Southern Thailand?

Posted by chris9393 on 23/9/2014 at 06:15

Would anyone recommend the best places to stay around christmas time in Southern Thailand? I'm going to be travelling solo and will be in the southern islands in time for the Full Moon party at Koh Phangan. I'm wondering if it's best to just head to Koh Phangan around December 20th and spend christmas and new year there. I have already got my accommodation booked for new years eve in Koh Phanghan as I have heard ever where gets booked up but is this the same for christmas day etc? Thanks ...

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Tips? Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Northern Thailand, Ko Chang area, Khao Yai, Krabi & islands

Posted by sophiepops on 28/9/2014 at 12:30

Hi guys Me and my boyfriend are planning our trip to Thailand and Cambodia en route to Australia. (We arrive into Kuala Lumpur from the UK on the 28th October and Bangkok on the 30th. I have been researching it and have put together a rough itinerary... I'd love to get some opinions on whether youthink it sounds OK and doable . Bangkok: 2 nights Kanchanaburi (to do Erawan Falls mainly): 2 nights Sukhothai: 1 night Chang Mai, Chiang Dao, Chang Rai, Pai: 7 nights Ko Chang, ko Maak, ko kut: 3 nigh ...

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