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Old 11-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #9026
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you could try agoda.com ? I don't know if its the sort of site you mean but I always find some good deals on their
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:59 AM   #9027
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WTF! yeah that would suck. you sure you didnt accidentally get on some immigrant smugglers boat...
Haha now you mention it it's possible! It was deffo the most busto boat journey I've ever been on. I'm sure their are better ways to get to koh samui
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:00 AM   #9028
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perfect link, ty! there is a huge selection of rooms it looks like for cheap .... was slightly concerned about leaving this to last minute.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:16 AM   #9029
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np! I've booked through agoda on the same evening, whilst being in the hotel lobby on their internet. So you should be able to book last minute fine!
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #9030
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sweet, staying a S Sukhumvit Suites, 55/night w/ brekky off the link MIT.

Not sure if the place is good but did a quick web search and reviews were positive. Google maps shows I'm what 1km from Soi Cowboy .... party time imo.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:39 PM   #9031
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checking out your location on google and you're def closer than 1km to cowboy - enjoy
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:54 AM   #9032
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anybody know a travel agent, preferably around nana district thats speaks good english.

i found this link about coaches from bkk to samui

http://www.kohsamui-info.com/transportation/coach.html

and it says that "generally" coaches go inside the ferry and leave you in nathon, which is perfect. but spoke to a couple of travel agents to clarify that the coach they wanna book for me does, deffo, abso-bloody-lutely do the trip all the way with same coach, they smile profusely, and say, yes, possible, but there is no doubt in my mind that they really havent got a clue what i'm on about other than its a coach ticket that will get me from bkk to samui.

any help appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:16 AM   #9033
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most hotels should be able to help you out...or at least point you in the right direction
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:33 AM   #9034
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yeah, cheers, it did cross my mind, its just i seem to have lost a bit of love with them after i extended my stay online rather than at the desk,

desk price 1,600

lastminute.com 1,000

hell, they even advertise 1,400 on there own website!

i must have looked like a juicy fish.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:37 AM   #9035
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you do not want to take a travel agency they will book you in a bus very small with 60 backpackers, make you stop at overpriced spots to eat, they will advertise 10hours ride but it will end up being about 24 because they will transfer you to a stupid tuktuk or city bus for the last 100km

you have to go to the bus station and buy your ticket there.. or use
http://www.transport.co.th/

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Sai thai mai

any taxi knows where it is(a lil outside bangkok)
lol, thanks dude, i'll check it out.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:13 AM   #9036
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just checking out sal thai mai, although wiki says it closed a while back and moved to Sai Tai Taling Chan.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:45 AM   #9037
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bored with phuket, thinking about 3-day holiday to somewhere in thailand

choosing between james bond islands, samui and ko racha atm

anyone that has been to those please list pros and cons and stuff. i am just looking to something different from phuket

other suggestions are welcomed too
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:53 AM   #9038
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Racha Island was great when I went, 3 days might be too long though. It's hardly even a holiday from Phuket though as it's only round the corner!

If you've never been to Samui then you should check it out there, I really enjoyed it
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:22 AM   #9039
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for "different from Phuket" i would try Kanchanaburi. i had a blast there, Erawan Falls, Tiger Timple, bridge over the river kwai. the people were amazingly friendly, and i thought it was a great little area. i was a real big fan of the falls, though, so maybe that swayed me too much.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:48 AM   #9040
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on Cowboy, what bars:
a) have the hottest bar girls
b) have the most interesting shows for a noob

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Old 11-08-2009, 12:34 PM   #9041
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Is there anywhere in BKK that is good place to go for a good jog? (would i need a respirator?) Also, has anyone been to California Wow? I signed up on their email list and they sent me an "invitation" for 1 month free membership coupon lol. I hope not to come across the typical douchebaggery that gyms in the US show: Gym douchebag salesmen says hey pal sign up TODAY to take advantage of the special membership pricing. It's only valid TODAY lol.

I'll be in LOS in January..
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:58 PM   #9042
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Is there anywhere in BKK that is good place to go for a good jog?
I think Lumpini park is your best option. I go there once or twice a week for a run. Think the lap is a bout 2.5km. I like afternoon/evening when its pretty busy, has a nice atmosphere & its not to hot.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:51 PM   #9043
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on Cowboy, what bars:
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b) have the most interesting shows for a noob

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a) Shark Bar usually has hot girls
b) I think Suzy Wong's has a lesbian show
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:54 PM   #9044
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Is there anywhere in BKK that is good place to go for a good jog? (would i need a respirator?) Also, has anyone been to California Wow? I signed up on their email list and they sent me an "invitation" for 1 month free membership coupon lol. I hope not to come across the typical douchebaggery that gyms in the US show: Gym douchebag salesmen says hey pal sign up TODAY to take advantage of the special membership pricing. It's only valid TODAY lol.

I'll be in LOS in January..
California Wow is definitely gonna have the scum salesmen. I walked by the one in Silom and they were handing out cards for 1 free week so I went to grab one in case I felt like going. The lady wouldn't let go of the card and told me to go to the office or something. They always hang out in front of the gym in Paragon trying to solicit you also. Its basically just like a scummy US gym.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:50 PM   #9045
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epic thread, working my way through. anyone know of good bars on sukhumvit? new to BKK and was recommended it, understand it's a long road with good nightlife? looking for good/unique/interesting nightclubs music and atmosphere-wise that aren't seedy/too touristy/a rip-off. gonna be here for a year at least, the best places seem to be tucked away and hard to find so far
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:50 PM   #9046
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for "different from Phuket" i would try Kanchanaburi. i had a blast there, Erawan Falls, Tiger Timple, bridge over the river kwai. the people were amazingly friendly, and i thought it was a great little area. i was a real big fan of the falls, though, so maybe that swayed me too much.
Sounds cool, i has a gik out there that keeps on bugging me to visit her but i can't be bothered. after reading this im thinking...can! she tells me its like 1 hour or so from Bkk so ima have to ship that in the near future.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:32 PM   #9047
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can i play on stars from thailand?
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:34 PM   #9048
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:48 AM   #9049
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epic thread, working my way through. anyone know of good bars on sukhumvit? new to BKK and was recommended it, understand it's a long road with good nightlife? looking for good/unique/interesting nightclubs music and atmosphere-wise that aren't seedy/too touristy/a rip-off. gonna be here for a year at least, the best places seem to be tucked away and hard to find so far
well its a restaurant/bar not night club but i'd seriously recommend soi 8 at the end of well soi 8 suprisingly, if you want somewhere to chill.

you can NOT pick up girls there (well there's a few randoms you could probably pick up but not the staff) so it keeps away a lot of the sad/fat sex tourists, and have met some interesting farangs there. good music (been there several times and they havent played money for nothing, which is a big plus in my books)

they do top notch western food and some thai, full english was so big i couldnt move for an hour. same with the burgers. imported NZ lamb, all very good.

and nana plazas just 5 mins away if ya wanna get jiggy, jiggy afterwards.

enjoy!

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Old 11-09-2009, 12:56 AM   #9050
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well its a restaurant/bar not night club but i'd seriously recommend soi 8 at the end of well soi 8 suprisingly, if you want somewhere to chill.

you can NOT pick up girls there so it keeps away a lot of the sad/fat sex tourists, and have met some interesting farangs there. good music (been there several times and they havent played money for nothing, which is a big plus in my books)

they do top notch western food and some thai, full english was so big i couldnt move for an hour. same with the burgers. imported NZ lamb, all very good.

and nana plazas just 5 mins away if ya wanna get jiggy, jiggy afterwards.

enjoy!
i 2nd soi 8, had lunch there almost everday, excellent wings
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