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  • If you are in a rush to get up to Chiang Mai but are looking to keep within your budget, why not fly to Bangkok then take the sleeper train up to Chiang Mai. This will save you money as the night you will spend on the train will be a night you would…
  • Thailand is cheap for most people, apart from Thai people. Whilst I was in Thailand I budgeted for about £15 a day for travel accommodation and food, (always eating out). I was backpacking at the time so it was not luxury by any means but you can ea…
  • Just to add to the last piece of advice, you can also get to Ko Lanta from Bangkok via sleeper train. You can catch the train all the way down to Trang where you'll need to catch a taxi across to the coast where you can catch a ferry to Ko Lanta. Yo…
  • Hi, Travelling in Thailand is a great experience and from my experience of travelling during the wet season I found that it would generally rain pretty hard in the morning for an hour or so followed by the rest of the day clearing up and being qu…
  • Hi, The political situation in Bangkok has been resolved since the surrender of the red shirts on the 19th May, although with upcoming elections it is always worth checking out the FCO website to see what they advise. The FCO also dictate whether yo…
  • Hey Brian, From my experience of Thailand I found that the Islands on the South east, Koh Tao, Samui and Pha Ngan all where free of sandflies. Koh Chang has a particularly moist wet season and so is a breading ground for sandflies. Hope you ha…
  • Sleeper train Bangkok to Chiang Mai best way to travel http://www.railway.co.th/English/Time_HTML.asp
  • On the north east coast of Malaysia are the Perhentian islands which are stunning and not too busy the last time I was there. Also in Thailand Ko Lanta or one of the little islands surrounding such as Koh Hai are really remote and beautiful. Ko Raya…
  • Be aware that visa's durations are dependent on nationality
  • Great website to check out for weather throughout the year in Thailand/ S.E Asia is http://www.travelfish.org/weather_fish.php But the general rule is to stay in the east coast islands, (Samui, Phan Ngan, Tao), wear the weather is better in the ra…
  • Yeah ferrys between the main land and most of the islands run daily and easy to book. If you also want to go up to one of the islands this is possible too and always nice to see a different island. Koh Samui is the biggest of the 3 east coast island…
  • If you are looking for remote unspoilt islands, Ko Raya, Lanta and Hai are off the beaten track and quiet stunning. You can scuba there too, however the weather is not so great in the rainy season on the west coast. Check out this web site for weath…
  • In november Thailand is in it's wet season, however this means in general that there will be a heavy shower in the morning and the sun will come out in the afternoon. A shower in thailand is warm and quiet an experience so this should not put you of…
  • Thai people and tourist continued their lives as normal for the most part in Bangkok during the protests. With the red shirts surrender and the farmers sent home, the FCO have now lowered the alert from All travel to Thailand to All but essential tr…
  • Good website David, I think it's pretty spot on
  • Immediately after the surrender of the red shirts in Bangkok violence was sporadic but not targeted at tourists, as the Thai people realises how important the tourist trade is for their economy. As most of the farmers have returned home now peace is…
  • Information on the FCO website today indicates that things are calming down. Travel advice to Bangkok has changed from "not advised" to "only essential travel". Although this may not sound ideal, the situation is definitely calming down and I would …