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11. Posted by lukeg1980 (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

loadsafun,

True, it is a fair way out, and possibly they do looks for good ratings, all im saying is that I had a great time there, cheap/late drinks, met heaps of people. Really unsure what "kitchen" your referring to as there is a meals area and seating outside.

Each to their own I say.

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello PJB

4 months in Thailand, and not on a rock bottom budget!!!! U will have such a good time. U will be able to afford luxeries, for the prices we pay for ordinary things, here in Europe.

I have just been to Thailand, for a month. I dont know about fancy places, to stay. But i will just tell u about places i liked, while on my trip.
The Blue Star guesthouse, in Kanchanaburi was good. It had rooms, for various prices. Cheap to more expensive aircon rooms. The rooms were on stilts, beside the river, with tropical vegetation growing around them. A bit like sleeping in the jungle.

On Koh pha Ngan u could try the following, if u want
http://www.coconutbeach-bungalows.com/
The guy who owns it is friendly, speaks fluent english, and will help u out with any problems.
The beach bungalows are set on a height, overlooking the beach. The cafe is also on a height, looking down on the beach. It is a beautiful beach, and a bit isolated. If u contact the owner, he will pick u up, from the pier.

Mel

13. Posted by lodesafun (Budding Member 56 posts) 10y

Luke,
your right mate. It really does'nt matter where or what the place is, If you get the right mix of people It's Golden.
Good travels, Good people, make Good Times and Great Memories.
Hope you have many.
Lodes.

14. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Hi Pamela,

Thailand is a wonderful place you will love it. Living here for almost 20 years I have written many articles to help travelers to the Kingdom. One is "How to plan you Thailand Holiday/vacation" that you can view here at Travellerspoint.

Remember have fun and keep smiling.
Randy and Ning

15. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

4 months in Thailand? you lucky people. Do the usuall tourist stuff first then head out to the country, Up north there is some stunning places off the beaten track and in general all the folk are really friendly, remember to get a phrase book as very few talk english away from the tourist places, we live only an hour and half from bangkok and my wife's the only one in the village who talks english!
you'll not want to leave after 4 months

16. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Ko Chang is very nice, its quite cheap and really friendly. Only about a day by bus from Bangkok, which is near compared to most of the other islands. I stayed at Lonely Beach, which wasn't lonely at all, it was very friendly and had a great atmosphere, accomdation ranged from low key very basic beach huts for under 100baht, to beautifully luxurious hotel rooms for a bit more.

17. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Luke, I got your back buddy. I stayed at Big John's about a month ago and thought it was great. But I think Lodes brings up a good point. There was a time when I would have preferred to be more down in the action of Bangkok and on KSR, but now that I'm much more refined (read old) I liked being in that less hectic neighborhood. Don't get me wrong, I still managed to knock back a fair bit of drink in BKK, just not down with the hordes of other backpackers. To each there own. I really liked the mix of travellers that Big John's seemed to attract.

18. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting draggons

4 months in Thailand? you lucky people. Do the usuall tourist stuff first then head out to the country, Up north there is some stunning places off the beaten track and in general all the folk are really friendly, remember to get a phrase book as very few talk english away from the tourist places, we live only an hour and half from bangkok and my wife's the only one in the village who talks english!
you'll not want to leave after 4 months

You can start learning a little Thai on the internet at The Learning Thai Web Site.
it's free and easy. You click on a word or phrase and it is read back to you by a Thai person. Learning a little Thai will gain respect from the Thai people.

Randy and Ning

19. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 10y

On the subject of taxi prices, there is no way you will run up a fare of 300-400 baht going anywhere around Bangkok. Even a ride to the airport won't cost that much. If you encounter a taxi driver that attempts to set a price ahead of time, decline the offer and walk away. They say "Taxi Meter" for a reason. If they don't use their meter stop and get out. Always flag down a taxi that is driving past, and never use some guy that is parked and waiting for customers. Those guys are usually the scam artists.

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