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Thailand Recommendations?
#1
Hey

Everyone,

I just wanted some suggestions for my summer vacation. I want to go to Thailand for sure, but

I have no idea what PART of Thailand that I want to go to.

I want to get in some beach time, good food,

some girl-boy shows as well as some culture.

Is Phuket still traumatized? Does Bangkok have any nice

beaches and all that?

Any info would be much appreciated.

I'm so excited!!!

I've never travelled around Asia before. [Image: thumbup.gif]
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#2
i've

hear that krabi is nice... but i'm not sure how it is now, after the tsunami and all...
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#3
Hey! I'm going to Thailand for summer break too!
My really good friend lives in Bangkok so I was

just planning on leaving everything up to her.....I think we are going to Pettaya which is like 2-3 hours from

Bangkok?
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#4
I

stayed in Thailand for around 5 months and I started in the south to enjoy all the beaches but I found that it

was the north that truly captured my heart. Beautiful lush green jungle, awesome trekking, slow-pace, and still

truly the land of smiles.

If you have any questions about Thailand I would love to answer them. Any

chance to talk about Thailand and stir up my memories of it is always welcome.
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#5
Isn't the end of July rainy season in Thailand? Will it be worth it to go to a beach resort type place?
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#6
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id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> I stayed in Thailand for around 5 months and I started in the south to enjoy all

the beaches but I found that it was the north that truly captured my heart. Beautiful lush green jungle,

awesome trekking, slow-pace, and still truly the land of smiles.

If you have any questions about Thailand

I would love to answer them. Any chance to talk about Thailand and stir up my memories of it is always welcome.

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A friend of mine went to Chiang

Mai and said it was gorgeous. Any specific places in mind when you say North?
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#7
just avoid

Patpong...unless you want to see Asiaphiles in action.
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#8
"lady-boy"
Oh Snap!
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#9
Sorry.

My bad - lady-boy not girl-boy.

Hanako- HAHAHA....I can see the Asiaphilles here in Japan at work. And

it happened all the time in Canada too.
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#10
I

heard that the South of Thailand is bad for people who drink alcohol even Thais. There are many

"terrorists" in the South. Krabi and that area is great for diving and climbing and I heard that they

desperately need to book up their resorts (and are low cost). It's rainy season now and there are lots of

insects where there is lush forest. Koh Chang is definately buggy and there is little to do. Northern Thailand

is a bit more friendly and has more American business owners. Bangkok, I think stinks... though the people are

very pleasant and friendly. There are great people all over Thailand. I really enjoyed watching some of the

sport events on T.V. in an A.C hotel room. Checking out the modern sculpture, and asking where I could get REAL

coffee. I was saddened at missing the Superbowl... and witnessing another Eagles' loss. (haven't done

that since I was a kid!) And, I really liked the Chilies and lemon grass... I don't remember ...


exactly what Islands I travelled to... they were Marine preserves... very pretty away from the resorts. Blue

Jellyfish too! I heard that Sri Lanka is great for diving (someone who just got back from Vay K).

Everything is really clean.
And that at this time of year there are beautiful flower blossoms in the Southern

part of Indonesia. All I know is that they put orchids (kind you can buy at Wal-mart) on the drinks. I kept

saying Shampuii (pink) and they kept pouring WAY too much grenadine ... Dang sweet gak... in the drink I had.

Whiskey is plentiful...
The women are great feminists ... they ask a price to make the men back off... like

1million bhat... instead of being left with a kid and no support.... and the men are like revolving doors... so

many people who they are with... watch a day or two... same guy different woman... all the time..
I was also

warned about the Japanese men there since they are all sex tourists.
I was warned at least 10X about meeting

anyone there because of the rampant AIDS and disease.
Most people were chill...
I can't believe

that they sell White Supremacy T-shirts... I found that repulsive along with the prescence of the Confederate

flag that symbolizes racism, stupidity, laziness, and general lack of respect. Then again, I live above the

Mason Dixon Line...
P.S. B careful on the motorscooter rentals in the rain!



Have

FUN!!!!
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#11
Koh (pronounced Kaw, not Ko) Samui, and stay in Lamai not Chaweng if you want it more laid back. Nice people,

great seafood and a very decent beach.
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#12
In

the north check out Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, possibly the Golden Triangle if that interests you, and a small

little villiage called Pai.

Pai (pronounced Bye) is tiny but is full of awesome laid back people and can

be a good spot to unwind. You can get there from Chiang Mai (head towards Mae Hong Son).
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#13
Thanks

everyone for all the info. I talked to my mom and the friend that I'm going with. I think that we've

decided to go with Pattaya at the beginning of August.

My friend wasn't really up for trekking in the

jungle and all that.

So, my plane tickets are booked and the hotel reservation should be confirmed

soon.....

Now, just another month or so to get bikini-worthy and train myself for spicy-assed food.

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#14
YEAH!!! So I'm set now.

I'm going to be going to Pattaya from August 6th - 13th. I

got a good price for the Marriot and plane tix using Airmiles....yeah for rewards programs.

I should be

heading over to Tokyo again with my friend for the 2nd week of summer holidays as he lives there. Let me know

if anyone is staying in town and wants to meet up!

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maybe a bit late now since you booked everything and all......but I

went to koh p ha ngan last September, next stop from Ko Samui, less touristy at the time I went but it was

fantastic. The Full moon party is a must and you can stay in Beach Huts for like 5$ a night and it

isn't always that busy so it's like you have your own private beach [Image: smile.gif]
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#16
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id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> YEAH!!! So I'm set now.

I'm going to be going to

Pattaya from August 6th - 13th. I got a good price for the Marriot and plane tix using Airmiles....yeah for

rewards programs.

I should be heading over to Tokyo again with my friend for the 2nd week of summer

holidays as he lives there. Let me know if anyone is staying in town and wants to meet up!



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Pattaya? [Image: ohmy.gif] [Image: rolleyes.gif]

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#17
I dunno

about that, but we'll see. At least the friend I'm going with is a guy, so I shouldn't be bothered

by the old bikers that I've been told about.
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#18
Koh

Chang is supposed to be very laid back and a great place to chill. The whole island is supposed to be a National

Park/Reserve, but a few palms have been greased and is started to get developed....

The thing is with

tourism, is that you'll get some old bugger saying, ain't what it used to be.... ie not so hot

now...

IE Koh Chang is like Koh Phangan 10 years ago, Koh Phangan is like Koh Samui 20 years

ago....

If you go a bit further down the coast from Koh Chang (which is malarial and other stuff).... get

past Trat and Koh Krung (ropey border town with a casino).... go to Sihanoukville in Cambodia.

I chilled

out there for a week on Occhental beach.... very relaxing, once you get used to the hawkers...
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#19
so my BF and i are thinking of heading to Thailand and Malaysia next year. found some bloody cheap airfare late July-Aug.

thing is...it is rainy season round that time right? will it be worth going on the cheap flights then? we would like to travel around. would it be better to fork out (quite) abit more for a better season?

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#20
My sister and her BF are in Thailand right now and in every e-mail they send us, it sounds like they're having fun. If you like getting things for cheap while doing some sightseeing, I think you'll love Thailand - even if the weather is mouhitotsu.
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