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Old 03-16-2010, 02:16 PM   #11726
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cm's gotta be the most difficult major area of thailand to take a holiday wherever in thailand. still not that tough tho. plus the commute to the airport is really fast from anywhere.
I didn't mean it was easy, but direct flights to BKK and Phuket are not bad at all. Last year I flew 5 times back and forth Europe and Thailand... Compared to that "taking a holiday" when you live over here is a peace of cake.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:02 PM   #11727
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I want to go to koh chang, but I have to go through bangkok, will I face any problems with the protests if I only have to be in bangkok for 2 hours in the morning and get from huampalong to ekkamai bus station by bts?
You can fly down to Trat now from bkk,wouldnt think it would be that expensive.
Koh chang is part of Trat btw,even tho its obv an island.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #11728
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I'm coming to Thailand for 4 weeks starting the 17th May.

I want to do the following:

Full moon party
Tubing (think thats what its called)
Ride an elephant (may not be thailand)
Drink lots

Any other suggestions? I just want to do things I haven't done before. Maybe even scuba dive, bungee jump whatever is about really!
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:44 PM   #11729
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Well you can do all those things but the Full Moon Party is in KPG which is a fair way from any white water rivers that I know of, so you might have to travel around a bit.

There are probably places you can Bungee Jump in Thailand too but if you saw the attitude to safety over here I'm not sure it's something you would ever seriously consider.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:26 PM   #11730
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how long is that smoke gonna stay in chiang mai? or when would you stay is it starting to get better.
Rain will instafix it, but it's hard to say when that might happen. The last couple days have been just terrible, I hope it'll at least go back to a normal smoke level first. This **** is not healthy.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:01 AM   #11731
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

I'm planning to take my desktop apart and bring the motherboard/hardrive ect... in my carry on and i have to go though customs.

do you think they will harrass me? and think its a bomb or something when it goes though the scanner? has anyone done this before? thanks
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:04 AM   #11732
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I'm planning to take my desktop apart and bring the motherboard/hardrive ect... in my carry on and i have to go though customs.

do you think they will harrass me? and think its a bomb or something when it goes though the scanner? has anyone done this before? thanks
I think there's a pretty good chance they will, yes.

Why not just bring a laptop?
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:10 AM   #11733
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Rain will instafix it, but it's hard to say when that might happen. The last couple days have been just terrible, I hope it'll at least go back to a normal smoke level first. This **** is not healthy.
yeah this is awful. you can't even go outside. hope that seeding thing works. miriam, tell your ppl to stop burning everything!
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:50 AM   #11734
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I think there's a pretty good chance they will, yes.

Why not just bring a laptop?
my laptop is a piece of **** and i just spent 2k to get a pretty good desktop so i wana bring that. no one tried to bring a desktop on the plane before?
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:53 AM   #11735
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damn reading this i can't wait to go to thailand...kap
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:30 AM   #11736
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I assume all USA players in thailand that play on stars have to use the wire transfer to their USA bank account when cashing out, correct?
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:38 AM   #11737
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I assume all USA players in thailand that play on stars have to use the wire transfer to their USA bank account when cashing out, correct?
echecks works fine
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:17 AM   #11738
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my laptop is a piece of **** and i just spent 2k to get a pretty good desktop so i wana bring that. no one tried to bring a desktop on the plane before?
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:22 AM   #11739
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Put desktop in bag
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:12 PM   #11740
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echecks works fine
Are you able to cash them at banks like kasikorn if you have an account there?
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:30 PM   #11741
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wait, u cannot cashout from stars to neteller/moneybookers in thailand?? and what are the limits at the ATM's? I heard something like 300$...

are there any good sites like phuketindex.com where I can find a nice resort in phuket?
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:18 PM   #11742
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wait, u cannot cashout from stars to neteller/moneybookers in thailand?? and what are the limits at the ATM's? I heard something like 300$...

are there any good sites like phuketindex.com where I can find a nice resort in phuket?
I use moneybookers m8y,to withdraw 2.
But you cant deposit using moneybookers from here to a gambling site,mb pick up ur ip.

Limits for atms i think have gone up to 20k baht a day,think it depends on the bank you use tbh and ur country of origin. (its at least 15k a day for me,im from the uk)

As for agencies for a nice resort,try agoda and asia rooms,what i use.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:21 PM   #11743
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2K/night? WAT?

2 weeks ago they were down to 1K/night
Best to go there in person. Unless they just got massively booked up for some odd reason in bake season, they are gonna be a lot closr to 1K/night.

Tks for the weblink though.

EDIT: Ok yeah, that 2K comes from a not recently updated website. They deffo 1K in you walk in. So for anyone coming from afar, make the call and book over phone.

If you are in PHuket just show up in person.
Any idea how much a month would be here? (Said 40k on the website) Thoughts on staying there for a month? No internet by the looks of it?

Also you say that was your 2nd recommendation, what was your first?
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:17 PM   #11744
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wait, u cannot cashout from stars to neteller/moneybookers in thailand?? and what are the limits at the ATM's? I heard something like 300$...

are there any good sites like phuketindex.com where I can find a nice resort in phuket?
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I use moneybookers m8y,to withdraw 2.
But you cant deposit using moneybookers from here to a gambling site,mb pick up ur ip.

Limits for atms i think have gone up to 20k baht a day,think it depends on the bank you use tbh and ur country of origin. (its at least 15k a day for me,im from the uk)

As for agencies for a nice resort,try agoda and asia rooms,what i use.

Hope this helps.
obviously your withdrawal limits are not up to thai banks but the limits you have set to your accounts in your home country

most atm's here allow max 20k per transaction, bangkok bank (blue atm's) allow 25k and ayuttthahhththahthaha (yellow atm's) allow 30k per transaction

I've also read that if you go inside the bank you can withdraw more per one transaction which might be better for you if have some sort of flat fee issued by the bank in your home country to make the total fees less

for me the cheapest way easily is to wire money to the kasikorn(green bank) account
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:22 PM   #11745
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Any idea how much a month would be here? (Said 40k on the website) Thoughts on staying there for a month? No internet by the looks of it?

Also you say that was your 2nd recommendation, what was your first?
1st Recco: KataBeachstudio

cooking facility in room and rooftop pool

2nd recco: aloharesidence

no cooking in room and rooftop jacuzzi


Both have in room free wifi


KBS is more expensive but BOTH will be <20K/month after1 APR
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:54 PM   #11746
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anyone from the US use a visa service to get their visa processed faster? if so which one?
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:01 AM   #11747
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anyone from the US use a visa service to get their visa processed faster? if so which one?
http://www.traveldocs.com/visas.htm

This is what I used, took a few days and they handled everything for like a $50 fee or something.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:19 AM   #11748
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actually have carbomb in cm. bueno.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:35 AM   #11749
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1st Recco: KataBeachstudio

cooking facility in room and rooftop pool

2nd recco: aloharesidence

no cooking in room and rooftop jacuzzi


Both have in room free wifi


KBS is more expensive but BOTH will be <20K/month after1 APR
tyvm
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:29 AM   #11750
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actually have carbomb in cm. bueno.
was not beuno
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