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First time family backpacking

Posted by Shelnictom on 19/7/2014 at 10:15

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone can help me?? I'm looking to take my teenage boys who are 14 and 15 backpacking in Thailand next Aug. I know this is possibly not the best time for us to go but due to school and work this is our only option. I'm completely clueless having never been out of Europe before. We are wanting to spend around 2 weeks travelling. So where is the best place to start, finish? Does anyone know if there is any voluntary work that we might be able to do for a couple of da ...

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2 week Thailand itinerary advice

Posted by buffalonomad on 17/6/2014 at 15:24

Trying to decide which way to go with some plans for a 2 week span in Thailand in december. I will already be in bangkok with a couple friends and another friend is flying in to meet us for two weeks 11/29 to 12/14. We are planning to go to the full moon party on 12/6 but before and after is kind of up in the air. I know if we dont get to haad rin a few days before the party getting a place to stay will be tough, I would ideally like to get up to chiang mai on the 30th and stay there until the 4 ...

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Viewed 2,485 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by KaseyMose on 26/8/2014 at 03:18

Box Jellyfish Risk?

Posted by pollitoriquito on 26/8/2012 at 10:03

I was reading of the seeming infestation of Langkawi by various species of lethal box jellies and, looking at the map, realized Ko Lipe is quite near this island plagued by the stingers. With Langkawi suffering from hundreds of stings yearly the situation is quite grave. I plan on going to Ko Lipe in early October, but my plan was to spend a lot of my time in the water swimming and snorkeling. Is it safe? Does anyone know of the risks of box jellies around the island? Would I be better off go ...

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Viewed 5,786 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/8/2014 at 02:24

From yao yai to Ao nang or close by

Posted by lorean811 on 21/8/2014 at 14:25

Hi all. I'm new to this site so please bare with me. I'm going to thailand in January, and we are spending a few nights phuket, then over to yao noi for 3 nights then yao yai for a few. From here we are going to krabi. This is where I'm confused. Krabi is just a stop off for a few nights before our flight but I thought it would be nice to stay near a beach and I heard ao nang was nice, then into krabi town to get our bus to the rest of our journey. Thing is I'm really unsure of how to get from ...

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Thailand - 25 days - MADMAC & Co please help

Posted by Abruzzi on 24/8/2014 at 13:48

Dear Travelfish Friends, Please can you help me with my itinerary? I'm male, 35, and will be travelling solo in Thailand (first trip to SE Asia) for 25 days: arrive BKK on 23 December and depart BKK 17 January. I know it's very little time, and so am looking for quality rather than quantity. Your advice in other posts has already been hugely helpful (my original plan also included Southern Vietnam and Cambodia). I've already done a fair bit of research but would greatly appreciate tapping ...

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Thailand getting tough on overstays

Posted by DLuek on 22/7/2014 at 09:35

In the past, people who overstayed their Thai visas paid 500 baht per day to a max of 20,000 baht. Even people who stayed in the country illegally for many years paid their 20K at the airport or border and left; many even came back into Thailand the same day. I feel this was overly lax. But it now appears that Thailand is going straight from overly lax to overly harsh. Here are the new rules, the subject of this Thai Visa thread: Overstay between 90 days and a year, offender is forbidden from r ...

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Phi Phi day trip from Railay

Posted by FelicityP on 24/8/2014 at 02:48

Hi! I read so much about tours to Phi Phi from Phuket but I am yet to find any, especially recommended, from Railay. Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! ...

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Viewed 1,106 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by FelicityP on 24/8/2014 at 05:59

Buying cycling clothes in Bangkok

Posted by Trgovec on 19/8/2014 at 04:47

Hi, I do road cycling and I am going to Bangkok in a few days. I want to get myself some less expensive cycling bibs, jerseys, gloves, leg/arm/feet warmers. Perhaps even some glasses. I am not looking for some branded products, but would like to get some good pieces for around 20 USD per jersey + bib. Is there a place you would recommend me to go? How can i find it? Thanks a lot for your help and with kind regards, ...

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Hostel exchange in Bangkok - voluntary work in return for a free bed

Posted by Eldwyer90 on 21/8/2014 at 06:51

Hi guys, I am currently coming towards the end of my travels and I have two weeks to kill before I fly home. I am just wondering if anyone is aware of any hostels in Bangkok or surrounding areas that offer a free bed for the night in return for voluntary work. I would ideally like a base so that I can use my last 15 days applying for work back home in the UK. As you can imagine, money is a bit tight as it's towards the end of my travels! Any help/advice would be really appreciative! Eleanor ...

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Viewed 2,100 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Eldwyer90 on 21/8/2014 at 09:34

Island visit last week of october

Posted by PadThai on 20/8/2014 at 12:53

Hi We're currently planning our trip to Thailand and Laos. Our trip starts on october 26th and we're staying for 3 weeks. Since we're going to a wedding in Laos (fixed date), we would like to start in Thailand with a few days at the beach. I've read that october is not the best month to visit the islands (rain), but we don't have a lot of choice. Can anyone advise us on an island that has pretty good weather at the end of rain season? Since it will already be 26th of october when we arrive, I'm ...

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Viewed 962 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by PadThai on 21/8/2014 at 09:22

Mekong River Cruises

Posted by Annielay on 4/8/2014 at 23:51

Hello. Does anyone have any recommendations for alternatives to the slow boat down the Mekong River from Chiang Khong/Houey Xay border to Luang Prabang. I have found a few cruise companies on line but was wondering if anyone has any good experiences they could advise on. We are a fit couple in our 60s who don't particularly want to rough it too much like we have done in the past. Also what is the must see destinations in Luang Prabang. Many thanks ...

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Viewed 1,506 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 21/8/2014 at 07:17

Transfer from Phuket to Koh Yao Yai

Posted by lisagm100 on 20/8/2014 at 01:24

Hi I wonder if anyone can can help me cause I'm at a loss trying to find the correct info. I will be travelling from Phuket to Koh Yao Yai next year and I have already booked accommodation on Koh Yao Yai. I will be staying at the Santhiya Spa Resort. My question is which pier should I get the ferry from which pier on Phuket and which pier on Koh Yao Yai is closest to the Santhiya Resort. On some websites I read that the closest pier on Koh Yao Yai to the Santhiya is Koh Jark Pier whereas on ...

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Viewed 1,474 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by lisagm100 on 20/8/2014 at 01:50

haeo suwat waterfalls

Posted by muskey on 17/8/2014 at 08:44

Hello everyone. Could anyone tell me if you can jump off the top of 'haeo suwat falls'... I have read of tours around the area, but nothing as been said about the awesome jump which was featured in the 'beach' film. Im not saying id do it... but it would be fantastic. ...

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Viewed 1,488 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 20/8/2014 at 00:44

Where to from Krabi??

Posted by amylou_d on 18/8/2014 at 09:16

I am hoping you can help. We have 3 and a bit weeks to spend in Thailand, landing in Bangkok on Christmas Day. We stay in Bangkok for 3 nights, the fly to Chiang Mai for 4 nights before flying to Krabi ... From there we are not sure what is next. We are in our mid thirties, want to enjoy authentic Thailand and chill out. Having done lost of reading it would seem that we need to be careful where we head to once we go South to avoid the mass tourist trail .... so any help or guidance would ...

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Viewed 1,764 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by DLuek on 18/8/2014 at 20:53

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 1,029 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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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 805 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 10,804 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 1,052 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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