I will be in Thailand for 2-3 weeks in the middle of September. I didn’t expect to have this opportunity and I am quite unprepared. I will probably stay in Bangkok for a few days and then…. no idea. There are thousands of websites and forums about Thailand in the net but recent personal opinions and suggestions from travelers would be much more valuable. Please help me with some advice about:
Where to go? I won’t have much time to travel so one or two not so expensive places with beautiful beaches and good nightlife would be enough. I hate overcrowded and commercialized resorts with big high hotels everywhere(we have enough in Europe). Phuket??? Krabi? Koh Samui?
Some reasonable guesthouses or hostels in Bangkok and in general? Cheap good food? I probably will have about 50 AU$ per day.
Useful health precautions? Whatever else you can think about?