can you tell me the best way to book train travel from bangkok to chang mai, can this be done on the day, or should I pre-book, also should I book it at the station, or through a travel agent?? same goes for a hotel, is it wise to pre-book or will I be able to get accommodation when I get there?? How should I pay for travel/hotel cash or card?? I was told not to use credit cards in thailand as there are so many scams!!!! should I be concered???
Any suggestions for Beaches in the south, I thought maybe Krabi, so maybe would think of flying from chang mai, but will probably travel back to Bangkok by bus/train from here, any suggestions where to stay to break the journey up, again re hotels, should I book ahead, or just arrive, I am trying to make the holiday as flexible as possible, and not just staying for the sake of having made a booking with hotel. Again should this be booked with card, ie: with agents in Changmai/Bangkok??
On arrival back to Bangkok, would like to see Bridge over River Kwai, and maybe have 1/2 nts there
Will 3 weeks be ok for this trip, want to enjoy it, and not feel as though we are dashing all over the place.
finally any useful tips would be appreciated.