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SE Asia Tips for Solo Lady?

I'm a solo female traveler with 3 weeks free in Dec/Jan. Thinking of checking out SE Asia - maybe Laos + Cambodia. Do you have other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Oct 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Gift ideas for friends traveling to Africa and Thailand this summer

I have several good friends who will be traveling abroad this summer to work with elephants in Thailand and wildlife in Zimbabwe. I wanted to get them each something that would be thoughtful, useful or fun, especially in a foreign land. I have never traveled abroad, so I am having a hard time deciding what is needed or wanted when one is in Thailand or Africa. So, I am looking for something small and not terribly expensive. What would you have wanted on your trip to Thailand and/or Africa?
posted by Seppaku on May 4, 2013 - 11 answers

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Which script / language is this tattoo? What does it mean?
posted by Akeem on Apr 10, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I spend time with the elephants?

The Thai elephant tourism industry advertises itself as pro-conservation, but according to reports, it is more often cruel and exploitative. Are there any legitimate opportunities to spend time among elephants in Thailand or elsewhere in a way that benefits them and fulfills my desire to see them up close? I am looking for information on short term visits, not long term volunteer gigs. Knowledgeable replies would be most appreciated. I've already done my own Internet searches on the matter.
posted by Wordwoman on Feb 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me plan a 3 month trip to Southeast Asia: Thailand,Laos,Vietnam,Cambodia, and Malaysia

I will be backpacking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, so any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Dec 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Bangkok to Ko Mak — Make it happen!

Bangkok to Ko Mak and back again: Help me solve an impending travel conundrum in Thailand (Transit nerds and Thai-speaking timetable readers welcome!) [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Trip to SE Asia in winter, but where and for how long! Please help!

The boyfriend and I are trying to plan a trip to SE Asia From Xmas Day to the first week of January. We are looking to fly to Bangkok or Singapore and then taking a train to the other, stopping at Kuala Lumpur and Penang on the way. Suggestions and tips on what to do, whether this is feasible or a good idea in that time of year would be greatly appreciated! We know there won't be enough time to do everything but aren't sure how much time to allocate to each city. We're open to any and all recommendations!
posted by picarosado on Jun 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Southeast Asia travel suggestions

Southeast Asia travel advice desired. Where should two vegetarians who speak English go for a 5 day vacation in mid December? [more inside]
posted by holyrood on Apr 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Help get Stagge Llee kicked in the face, Thai style.

Kickboxing classes in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Jan 4, 2012 - 3 answers

chiang mai to Krabi: what flights options?? air asia to phuket? discover with Thai airways? other?

Thailand travel planning: trying to get from chiang mai to krabi to Denapasar,Bali as effectively as possible. So far I found these options: use Air Asia to phuket from chiang mai and take a cab for a couple hours to krabi. (to and and back) Use discover thailand fares from thai airways, but they dont have direct flight to krabi, so travel takes like almost the entire day :( Suggestions? travel time would be cnx to krabi 02/22 and krabi to bali 02/25.
posted by kirikara on Jan 1, 2012 - 3 answers

What are family-friendly destinations in Thailand accessible by train?

What are family-friendly destinations in Thailand accessible by train? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Sep 19, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm blindfolded as to the name of this blindfolded music video

I recently saw a Thai music video and I'm hoping to find out the song and artist... [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jul 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Help us time our trip to Asia?

WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
posted by unionsquarepark on Jul 4, 2011 - 5 answers

To reach the unreachable... No matter how hopeless... No matter how far...

How can I find someone in Thailand, who probably doesn't want to be found, without having to contact the one person who can contact him? [more inside]
posted by peagood on Jan 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Heading to Thailand - Business etiquette or customs and things to do

I am going to be traveling to Thailand to on business for an a while and need advice on business etiquette and also fun things to do and the best places to see. I know there are guidebooks and yet I really enjoy off the beaten track scenes and local color. Should I be worried about safety as an American? This seems silly but bear with me, I just found out today and am trying to digest this....
posted by sfts2 on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated.

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Dec 12, 2010 - 11 answers

What do I need to do before booking the first flight of a 5-month backpacking trip?

I'm about to book a flight from the UK to Bangkok (flying late Feb) to start a backpacking trip. I've got a recently renewed passport and funds for travel. I haven't got a flight back (not using a RTW ticket), travel insurance, VISAs, vaccinations or anything else yet. I want to book the flight so that it's real and happening, but is there anything else I really need to do FIRST? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Nov 6, 2010 - 13 answers

One night in bangkok...then what?

Where to visit with an extra week (or just short of) in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by gyroscope on Sep 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011?

Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Aug 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Mystery sticker on candy packaging

What does this "sleepy level" sticker on my candy mean? [more inside]
posted by PontifexPrimus on Mar 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Low-cost Joburg

Which low-cost airline has the best fares from Bangkok to Johannesburg around Late June / early July? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Mar 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Banana Pudding/Jello?

Does anyone have a recipe for this Thai banana pudding dessert? [more inside]
posted by entropyiswinning on Feb 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Going on a round the world trip. Am I starting out right?

[TravelFilter] I'm leaving the country next week, with no return ticket. I'll be starting off in Thailand (Bangkok), with a basic itinerary including other countries in Southeast Asia, Australia, and (eventually) Europe. I feel mostly prepared. But I'm curious as to what I'm forgetting? Your help is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by sacrifix on Dec 10, 2009 - 45 answers

International calling fail

Trying to call a number overseas... Despite having a international calling as part of my phone plan, I can't seem to get through! [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Aug 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Temple vs. Beach

5 days in August: Angkor Wat or Koh Samui? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Jul 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me figure out what to do in Thailand.

I'm going to be in Thailand for a week with my brother. Need advice on where I should go and what I should do. In the very early stages of researching. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on May 8, 2009 - 18 answers

Can I learn yoga from a book?

Can you recommend a good yoga book for a beginner? [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Mar 27, 2007 - 11 answers

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