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    • stay in another place

      Krabi Feb 5, 2017 at 4:12 AM

      hi i am visiting krabi in november and would like to stay a couple of nights somewhere else besides phi phi any sugestions as have to travel back to krabi so not too far

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      King's Burial

      Bangkok Jan 23, 2017 at 3:26 PM

      I was told that the king is about to be buried or cremated this or next week. Is this true? I also heard everyone must wear dark, black, clothes to show respect to the king? So how far is this going? I am sure we will need to dress appropriately at the grand palace, but the travel tour leader that we talked to by phone said respectful clothes are required throughout Thailand. In the past, tourist areas were exempt from this. What places are covered by this? Thanks!

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    • Train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

      Thailand Feb 10, 2017 at 12:47 AM

      We have heard about and want experience train ride to go from Bakgkok to Chiang Mai. Need advice on which train (time) cost as compared to bus and any other details someone thinks important. Thanks very much.

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      Night time temperatures in March

      Thailand Jan 23, 2017 at 6:08 AM

      Hi there,

      I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks from 3rd March. Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park and Ko Yao Yai island in the South. I know the days will be hot, I'm wondering how cold it gets at night. Would rather not bring a bulky jacket as I'm backpacking and trying to pack as light as possible. Will I get away with a light sweater?

      Thanks for any answers :)

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      any ide from pattaya to this island koh kham

      Pattaya Jan 31, 2017 at 1:53 AM

      any ide from from pattaya pier to koh kham island ? google.com.ph/maps/dir/patta...

      thank you

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    • Train ride from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

      Thailand Feb 10, 2017 at 12:47 AM

      We have heard about and want experience train ride to go from Bakgkok to Chiang Mai. Need advice on which train (time) cost as compared to bus and any other details someone thinks important. Thanks very much.

      4 Answers Feb 10, 2017 at 5:51 PM
    • stay in another place

      Krabi Feb 5, 2017 at 4:12 AM

      hi i am visiting krabi in november and would like to stay a couple of nights somewhere else besides phi phi any sugestions as have to travel back to krabi so not too far

      1 Answer Feb 5, 2017 at 5:01 PM
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      any ide from pattaya to this island koh kham

      Pattaya Jan 31, 2017 at 1:53 AM

      any ide from from pattaya pier to koh kham island ? google.com.ph/maps/dir/patta...

      thank you

      5 Answers Feb 3, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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      King's Burial

      Bangkok Jan 23, 2017 at 3:26 PM

      I was told that the king is about to be buried or cremated this or next week. Is this true? I also heard everyone must wear dark, black, clothes to show respect to the king? So how far is this going? I am sure we will need to dress appropriately at the grand palace, but the travel tour leader that we talked to by phone said respectful clothes are required throughout Thailand. In the past, tourist areas were exempt from this. What places are covered by this? Thanks!

      2 Answers Jan 31, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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      Night time temperatures in March

      Thailand Jan 23, 2017 at 6:08 AM

      Hi there,

      I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks from 3rd March. Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park and Ko Yao Yai island in the South. I know the days will be hot, I'm wondering how cold it gets at night. Would rather not bring a bulky jacket as I'm backpacking and trying to pack as light as possible. Will I get away with a light sweater?

      Thanks for any answers :)

      4 Answers Jan 31, 2017 at 4:18 PM
    • Meditation

      Krabi Jan 9, 2017 at 9:43 AM

      Hi is there anywhere where you can meditate as my daughter. Is into the spiritual side of things thanks

      2 Answers Jan 9, 2017 at 4:49 PM
    • Is there any. Spiritual places

      Phuket Jan 9, 2017 at 9:38 AM

      Hi is there any places that you could go and meditate as my daughter. Likes the spiritual side of things. Thanks

      2 Answers Jan 24, 2017 at 1:32 PM
    • Is it better to take English money or baht

      Thailand Jan 6, 2017 at 6:59 PM

      Hi I am going to Bangkok Phuket and Krabi which is the best currency to take English. Pound or baht which is better rate

      6 Answers Jan 7, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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      Time to clear customs at DMK airport Bangkok

      Thailand Jan 5, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      About how long will it take to clear customs at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport (DMK)? We will be arriving on a Thursday at 10:15 am in a few weeks using Thai AirAsia X Airbus 330. We already have Thai 60 days visa in our passports. Thanks.

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2017 at 3:38 AM
    • taxi or bus? which is better? and the cost £££ from phuket airport to patong beach?

      Thailand Jan 4, 2017 at 12:36 PM

      I'm flying from Bangkok to phuket next week, and on my arrival i have to take a taxi or bus to patong?, can u guys give some advice? which is better taxi or a bus? thanks a lot in advance :)

      4 Answers Jan 9, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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      Exchanging euro for Thai Bhat

      Thailand Jan 2, 2017 at 12:46 PM

      Should I change money before I fly to Thailand? Or would I get a better rate on arrival at airport in Thailand?

      7 Answers Jan 3, 2017 at 3:13 AM
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      Overnighter

      Ko Lanta Dec 31, 2016 at 8:03 PM

      People,
      Whats a good hotel on the beach nearby the ferry terminal.
      We have an overnight stay to catch a ferry further south to Koh mook.
      And wat does a cab or taxi or watever charge to get there.
      Cheers,
      Scott

      1 Answer Jan 1, 2017 at 8:14 AM
    • Accomodation and location

      Bangkok Dec 27, 2016 at 1:59 PM

      I am going to bangkok in august for the first time and would like some advice on places to stay and best areas for shopping and nearest to traind etc. do not want luxury stay .

      14 Answers Jan 15, 2017 at 2:10 PM
    • Hot Springs

      Krabi Dec 23, 2016 at 7:46 AM

      And suggestions for Hot Springs near Krabi?

      6 Answers Dec 24, 2016 at 11:38 AM
    • Where to change money safely (+ good rates if possible) in Bangkok?

      Bangkok Dec 22, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      Hello,

      I will visit Bangkok next month, and I'm a bit afraid of all the money exchange related scams. What are some money changers in Bangkok who are trustworthy and offer good rates?

      Thank you!

      15 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 3:36 AM
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      Solo traveler- looking for friends

      Bangkok Dec 21, 2016 at 11:38 PM

      Hello, I am planning to visit Bangkok for Songkran 2017 (April 13-16) and I will be traveling alone.. Are there any locals on here that live there or will be there around that time that could possibly show me around?

      4 Answers Dec 30, 2016 at 9:20 AM
    • Where is it good weather in south of Thailand ?

      Thailand Dec 20, 2016 at 1:24 AM

      Hi
      How's the weather in the south of Thailand ? I Wanted to go to Krabi but it's seems to be raining everywhere in the whole south ??

      8 Answers Dec 20, 2016 at 6:54 AM
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      Drive in Thailand without an international driving licence?

      Thailand Dec 19, 2016 at 6:36 AM

      Hello!

      I've a special demand this time to visit Thailand. I'm french if it's not written on my page and I'm renewing my driving licence after I lost it in a train... The administration in INCREDIBLY slow and I'm not sure if my national french driving licence will be ready on time before I go to Thailand... Plus if I have to make an INTERNATIONAL driving licence which is going to take 2 extra weeks... Needless to say I'm in a hurry.

      I know it's not legal to use only my FRENCH driving licence (if I've it on time!) but I wanted to rent a car (through the agency Thai Rent A Car for example)... But do you know if those rental cars companies ask to see your INTERNATIONAL driving licence at the offices when you come to get the car or is it ok if you just show your own national driving licence?

      I'm not talking about the fines if I encounter a picky Thai policeman, it's ok I can deal with it. But can I rent a car in Thailand simply with my NATIONAL driving licence?

      Thank you a lot! :)

      12 Answers Jan 23, 2017 at 4:05 PM
    • Seeking for Private driver tour

      Bangkok Dec 18, 2016 at 10:27 PM

      Hello
      I am planing to visit Bangkok Damnoen saduak floating market and Maeklong Railway train market in February so I am looking for tour guide that is not soooo expensive. If you have any contact please share with me.

      Tnx

      8 Answers Dec 20, 2016 at 12:47 AM
    • Cook for hire

      Phuket Dec 18, 2016 at 10:33 AM

      We are renting a house while in Phuket during the first week of May 2017. Looking to hire a cook for breakfast and a few dinners during our stay. We will be party of 17. Any recomendations on how I can go about finding someone.

      6 Answers Dec 20, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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      How to get to Cambodia

      Thailand Dec 15, 2016 at 4:55 PM

      Hi everyone
      How do I get to Kampot, Cambodia from Bangkok, easiest way ?

      If someone is kind enough to give me a bullet point breakdown I would greatly appreciate it.
      Im not very bright you see lol

      Thank yooooo xxx

      4 Answers Dec 16, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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      Does Mesaba Airlines still exist?

      Thailand Dec 14, 2016 at 9:19 AM

      Hello,

      I'm checking a flight from Shanghai to Bangkok, and the best flight I've found is operating by a company called Mesaba Airlines... An American company that stopped activity back in 2012...!

      So was the company bought by a Chinese or Thai Airlines Company... or is this a trick? I really don't understand, it doesn't look trustworthy!

      It's URGENT thank you :)

      3 Answers Dec 14, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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      Island hopping best way to do it

      Thailand Dec 11, 2016 at 1:15 AM

      Hi there are 4 of us coming to Thiland in March 2017 we're trying to sort out our trip/movements but there is so much to do in such a short space of time 14-16 days

      We have decided island hopping & spending 2-3 days in each place is the way forward with maybe a few more nights at the last point

      We want to do the elephant sanctuary
      See the baby lions
      Do some scuba diving etc
      Do the full moon party in march (12th) I think it is

      Can anyone recommend the best places to go to, to do the above I imagine there are some shocking animal sanctuarys 

      We were thinking of starting at the furthest point & working our way back

      Where would we fly into? How do you get to the other islands on a boat? What's the longest travelling time?

      Any help/advice would be great so we can start making a plan/itinerary we're flying from the UK either Gatwick or Heathrow & then were planning on booking hotels on booking.com or air bnb

      Roughly anyone that has done this type of thing how much should we be looking at money wise to do this?

      I literally have no idea we're going to look at flights this week then hotel pricing & then I guess food/drinks everyday. Transport & trips

      9 Answers Dec 12, 2016 at 11:25 AM
    • First time to Bangkok!

      Bangkok Dec 10, 2016 at 1:17 PM

      I'm going to Bangkok in January for the first time and I will be travelling alone.
      I'm meeting a Thai women whom I have been talking with online for about 4-5 months..

      Staying on sukhumvit rd.

      I am am asking for advice on where to go and what to look out for?
      Thank you for any replies!

      13 Answers Dec 12, 2016 at 11:15 PM
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      Best time to travel

      Thailand Dec 8, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      I have never been to Thailand and i'm thinking of going there in about 12 months time or so and I was wondering what is the best time of year to travel in Thailand?

      8 Answers Dec 11, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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      Weather - June

      Phuket Dec 6, 2016 at 3:23 AM

      I am planning to stay 4 days in Phuket on June 2017 (maybe from 17 to 20th).
      If possible I want to visit Phi Phi anda Maya, but I m concerning about monsoons.
      I ve read that it gets worse on May, but I also read that june could be bad time to visit.
      Any advice?

      8 Answers Dec 26, 2016 at 12:30 PM
    • Package Transfer Phuket Airport +Ferry Phi Phi + Transfer to Karon

      Phuket Nov 23, 2016 at 4:11 AM

      We will arrive at Phuket Airport at 8:10 a.m. We will need a transfer to go from the airport to Rassada Pier + ferry tickets to Phi Phi tound trip + transfer the following day from Rassada Pier to Karon.
      We have seen the prices at http://www.phuketferry.com/ but it can be risky to take them on-line in advance because if the flight is delayed.... so is it easy to find any agency at the airport to contract this package? and it can be more expensive taking everything at the airport or is better buying the tickets separately? What would you recommend us?
      Thanks.

      4 Answers Dec 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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      Help with Bangkok itinerary

      Thailand Nov 21, 2016 at 3:04 AM

      I'm travelling to Thailand in March and have a bit of spare time in Bangkok. I'm already planning a day trip to Ayutthaya, is there a similar trip that can be done in a day? Would it be worth flying to Chiang Mai just for two nights? Any advice would be really appreciated!

      12 Answers Nov 28, 2016 at 12:47 AM
    • In need of Trainers

      Ko Tao Nov 18, 2016 at 10:55 PM

      If anyone knows where I can buy some trainers I would love to hear where.
      Thanks

      5 Answers Nov 20, 2016 at 5:08 AM
    • What can i do to make Turkish airline to refund my unused tickets

      Thailand Nov 14, 2016 at 11:02 PM

      Is there anybody who had issues with the Turkish airline and their services?
      On the 5th of August. I and my wife purchased Turkish airline flight tickets via Expedia to travel from Bangkok to Istanbul and then to Tel Aviv to return on the 15th of August from Tel Aviv to Istanbul then Bangkok
      We missed the first flight from Bangkok to Istanbul and I received a message from Expedia that Turkish airline canceled all of my 8 tickets, including tickets for the 15th of August.
      Then I and my wife purchased a new ticket on the Turkish airline website on the 6th of August to the same destination (Bangkok to Istanbul and then to Tel Aviv) in order to return on the 15th of August from Tel Aviv to Istanbul and then to Bangkok, with a total of 8 tickets.
      We used the tickets to fly from Bangkok to Istanbul but personal urgent circumstances forced on us in Istanbul airport to buy returning tickets from Istanbul to Bangkok.
      So we used only 2 tickets this time, we didn't use the remaining 6 tickets, out of the 16 tickets purchased from Turkish airline I only used two.
      to Turkish airline to refund my unused tickets. The First time I received an unintelligible reply and the second time, which is one month I wrote ago, I sent Turkish airline another message but until now I didn't receive any message.
      I wrote also to Expedia,you notice it,but this is the next story....
      So how do you think I can resolve this issue?... Any advice?

      8 Answers Dec 10, 2016 at 3:47 PM