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Thailand Travel December 2012 - Queries and Recommendations

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11. Posted by chardcrest (Budding Member 20 posts) 1y

Cool! Von voyage, wishing you a very happy trip. Don't forget to visit beach in Phuket, Thailand.

12. Posted by shah88 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

all the dudes:) lets meet up all togather:) i will be in thailand from 27th dec till 4th jan

13. Posted by holiday123 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

thailand accommodation travel is good idea to njoy your weekend.....

14. Posted by Jenner89 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y

Hey, I'm going travelling in April for at least 6months but have no idea about it all! Lol. How do u guys know where to go and how to get to these places? All I know is that I will be flying out to Bangkok then staying in a hostel for a few nights and take it from there!

15. Posted by michellecareyy (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y

Hey!

I am so excited for you! This time last year, I did a trip with about a dozen other students as part of a program called World Challenge and we travelled all over Thailand and Laos. Chiang Mai was one of the places we visited and it was fantasic! The night markets in Thailand are really great. We met heaps of solo travellers, one that stands out in my mind was this one man that was on the same long boat trip as us. He was sick of his job and needed a change, so he turned his back on a map, covered his eyes and threw a dart. Wherever it landed, he would go. It landed on Thailand, so he quit his job and left. A quote he left us with is "Once you get comortable, move on." He was really great and we shared riddles and tricks. Also, the longboat ride was amazing, the views were wonderful. We arrived at our destination just as the sun was setting, which was nice. So I'd definitely reccogmend Longboat rides :)

We did a trek for a few days as well. I would definitely reccogmend trekking. You can find heaps of very experienced english speaking trekking guides. Ours were absolutely fantastic. They cooked every meal for us, using bamboo in all sorts of creative ways. There was one man who was great with tricks with string, and one guy that loved to sing and play guitar by the camp fire, and the main chef was also really great. The trek leader was also just a really nice, good, gentle man. He lead us through the jungle, he provided rafting boats, elephants and tents (we had to carry them ourselves, but we didn't carry nearly as much as our guides, who carried all the food with them, along with personal tools etcetera). They do these treks for any number of people and are very eco-friendly. They used elephants that were cared for very well, and they were just very respectful in general. We all developed good bonds with these men. They're featured in the lonely lanet Thailand Guidebook. I've also heard these guys are very good www.pooh-ecotrekking.com

Aside from that, make sure you take all preccautions against mosquitos and get your injections. Have Fun! :)

16. Posted by Gudders (Budding Member 23 posts) 1y

i would recommend getting the night train to Changi Mai.

Night trains are great if you get a sleeper and they are really comfortable. also saves you having to spend a day travelling/waiting at the airport.

also - make sure you visit Pai! Its is amazing!

17. Posted by Jenner89 (Budding Member 32 posts) 1y

Awsome!!! Was thinking of getting the sleeper train to chiang Mai anyway after a couple of nights in Bangkok then working my way down! Yeah all booked in to get my injections sorted... Do they cost alot?? So how do you find out about these tours, treks and boat trips once over there? Do they have many places to go to book them up?

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