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11. Posted by pearce22 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

and whats best to take? a suitcase with wheels or a backpack do you think?

much appreciated for this:)

12. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 4y

Quoting pearce22

thanx bex:)

could you tell me if its a good idea to take your phone over?
and how easy is it to make contact to uk from thai?

I didn't take a mobile phone with me in SE Asia, mainly because at the time all I had was a NZ mobile and it didn't have roaming. If you have a smartphone it could be worth taking for wifi access; some people buy local sims in Thailand to save on roaming charges.

13. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 4y

Quoting pearce22

and whats best to take? a suitcase with wheels or a backpack do you think?

much appreciated for this:)

I would take a small backpack - you won't be taking up space with big, bulky clothes so you shouldn't need anything huge. I normally manage with 40L.

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15. Posted by Nods33 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Go for a backpack. You can get a Thai sim card here if you need a phone. Or even buy a cheap 2nd hand phone if you can't change your sim.

16. Posted by darkchild (Budding Member 25 posts) 4y

As for mobile, forget activating roaming. I simply take a local SIM (if you have a GSM phone) and it works out far cheaper and better. A pre-paid SIM can be bought from the airport itself once you are out. I used DTAC the last time but there are others.

Depending on how much luggage you have, obviously backpack but if I this November, I plan to carry just my camera backpack and a strolley bag, because from my last two years of experience carrying my backpack, the weight in Thai heat tired me in the long run.

17. Posted by gskhamba (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hi, I am also planning a short trip (7-8 days) to Thailand in Nov'11. Dates are not fixed yet...!

18. Posted by danny21108 (Budding Member 68 posts) 4y

Alec...

if your wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle and crazyness of most of the big cities and resort type places in thailand get yourself down to Ranong on the southern western side of thailand (right on the burmese border) and head to the small ferry port and get on the boat to ko phayam...

its one of thailands last little secrets,no hotels,no car's,no fast food restraunts,and just a few hundred locals living on the island..its like a much quieter,cleaner version of phi phi and hardly any tourists or backpackers there,im not entirely sure why because i think its the most beautifull place ive found in thailand...maybe because of its location and most people tend to travel down the east coast and also Ranong doesnt have alot to offer..it really is a must see place,i remember i met a few guys who had been going there for many years and just renting a beach hut for months on end through the winters every year,they were like how the hell did you hear about this place,its so off the beaten track and not in many guide books,DONT TELL ANYONE WHEN YOU GO BACK TO THE UK!!!(however i just cant help but tell people about it)i think the general idea on is to keep the island a hidden secret so developers dont turn up and turn the island into a concrete jungle riddled with go go bars and fast food restraunts!!!
there was 2 or 3 nice little restraunts in the main village by the pier and a small shop too,apart from that not alot else apart from a few oldy worldy beach bungalow type places,deserted white sandy beaches and crystal clear sea water!!!

its really a must see and i can gurantee you'll love it!!:):)

19. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 4y

Quoting danny21108

Alec...

if your wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle and crazyness of most of the big cities and resort type places in thailand get yourself down to Ranong on the southern western side of thailand (right on the burmese border) and head to the small ferry port and get on the boat to ko phayam...

its one of thailands last little secrets,no hotels,no car's,no fast food restraunts,and just a few hundred locals living on the island..its like a much quieter,cleaner version of phi phi and hardly any tourists or backpackers there,im not entirely sure why because i think its the most beautifull place ive found in thailand...maybe because of its location and most people tend to travel down the east coast and also Ranong doesnt have alot to offer..it really is a must see place,i remember i met a few guys who had been going there for many years and just renting a beach hut for months on end through the winters every year,they were like how the hell did you hear about this place,its so off the beaten track and not in many guide books,DONT TELL ANYONE WHEN YOU GO BACK TO THE UK!!!(however i just cant help but tell people about it)i think the general idea on is to keep the island a hidden secret so developers dont turn up and turn the island into a concrete jungle riddled with go go bars and fast food restraunts!!!
there was 2 or 3 nice little restraunts in the main village by the pier and a small shop too,apart from that not alot else apart from a few oldy worldy beach bungalow type places,deserted white sandy beaches and crystal clear sea water!!!

its really a must see and i can gurantee you'll love it!!:):)

Sounds wonderful - I want to go!:)

20. Posted by pearce22 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

thanx for the posts people.

could some of you tell me what sort of things you was doing
on a day to day basis?
is there a lot of activities to do?