I want to go to Thailand. I have a lot of airline miles. Alas, I can't find an award ticket to Thailand for November or December at all. OTOH I can get to Singapore and pay to fly onward. Is Singapore a good choice or is there somewhere better?
Backpacking with a DSLR Camera - Any advice? [more inside]
Where can I buy a classical guitar in Bangkok? [more inside]
An image that my friend has created has been seen before by other people. How has this happened? [more inside]
Years ago I was backpacking in Thailand and came across a combination hammock/tent being sold in Bangkok. They are made of nylon and seemed incredibly light and compact. Has anyone here ever bought one of these hammocks? Was it a good buy? And more importantly, where can I get one? [more inside]
How would a westerner go about participating in the Theravada tradition of Vassa in Thailand? [more inside]
Which city/cities should I cross off my south east asia itinerary? [more inside]
I really love these easy-to-prepare, not-too-expensive A Taste of Thai/India/China
meals for lunch. What else would I like? [more inside]
What is the cheapest, fastest, way to get as many 21 Jump Street DVDs as possible? One (major) caveat --- I'm in northern Thailand.
What's the best way to prove ongoing transit for the purposes of Thai immigration for the least amount of money?
A friend wants to spend 3 or 4 months in South East Asia. His budget is US $3000 (including transportation). Is this enough money, if he stays in mid-range guesthouses? He is a writer, and is wondering if bringing his laptop is a good idea. He's been to China before, but is completely unfamiliar with South East Asia, and hasn't traveled extensively in the past. Any itinerary ideas would be appreciated.
Where should I buy a laptop in Bangkok? [more inside]
Filming without a permit in Thailand? Good idea or no? [more inside]
Make me want to go to Asia. [more inside]
The Postal Service of a few different countries is a factor in where I decide to move. [more inside]
Traveling to Thailand, but we don't want to relive "The Beach." [more inside]
Places to stay in Bangkok, and cool things to do there... [more inside]
Spa recommendations for Bangkok/Chiang Mai? [more inside]
Tsunami-filter: I have a two part question about the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. One involves the BBC/HBO miniseries "Tsunami: The Aftermath," and the other involves the guerilla warfare going on in Indonesia at the time. [more inside]
Help me not miss anything on my "once in a lifetime" trip through southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand! [more inside]
I would like to visit Thailand, Cambodia, Bali, and Singapore during a month I have off this summer. Can anyone recommend an efficient, possibly inexpensive way to get to all the places inbetween here? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good yoga book for a beginner? [more inside]
I'm scheduled to work in Thailand for about 2 months in April, and I just found out Friday that I'm allergic to peanuts. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: She will be going to Thailand to teach students mostly from Burma and needs some advice. [more inside]
Phuket, Thailand family accommodation filter. [more inside]
Are there any fun sites or activities for a 10-year-old boy in or near Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
Why won't my iBook G4 charge in a foreign country, even with a converter? [more inside]
I'm leaving for Bangkok in a few days. Although there's info online already , I'd like MeFi specific recommendations on good tailors. I'm looking for business & casual clothing. I am fashion-challenged, so any advice on materials, cuts, and what clothes look good on a not-very-tall guy are appreciated as well. [more inside]
How long should I expect postcards and small packages sent from Bangkok to New York and Los Angeles to spend in transit?
I am looking for an excellent tailor in either Hoi An or Bankok that would be able to custom tailor a new wardrobe for me via the internet. [more inside]
I'm going to Thailand for about a month. I could really use some tips, resources etc.. anything would help, and if you're in Thailand and want to meet up I'll buy you a beer. [more inside]
I will be going to Thailand for most of the month of January and I was wondering if anyone could recomend a cell phone provider for the month that I could use to call back home to the states. I would like to be able to talk for roughly 10-20 hours and spend less than $100 (including the phone) if possible.
A friend of mine, who is 19 (in college), is planning on taking some money he's saved up (apparently a couple of grand) and moving to Thailand with the intent of teaching English. What are the flaws in his argument, and how can I dissuade him? [more inside]
Southeast Asia in January + February: too cold/rainy? [more inside]
South Asian cooking: what can I make with a can of pandan? [more inside]
How do people in certain regions (e.g. Sichuan, Korea, Thailand) eat super-spicy foods at almost every meal and not be in constant discomfort? [more inside]
After two years of saving, I’m planning my first Asian vacation (!) and will be off to Thailand in approximately six months. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the planning- please help! [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to send a large amount of money (now in the form of Japanese yen) from Thailand to America? [more inside]
Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
I was robbed. Is my Bank liable? To what extent? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a Muay Thai Camp in Thailand or Phuket to train for about a week? [more inside]
I'm looking for a certain story or legend about a woman who's village was invaded by troops. She kills them with kindness (or, more probably, knives) [more inside]
Please help me plan a trip to Asia (Thailand, China, and points in between). [more inside]
I'd like to take a massage therapy training course in Thailand, preferably in Phuket but perhaps in Chiang Mai. I found a place in Phuket that offers the course, but in researching it, I noticed something a little strange. [more inside]
I'm travelling to Thailand alone and I want advice about staying safe and healthy while I'm there... [more inside]
I will be traveling to Vietnam next week, and have some questions regarding getting/staying there. [more inside]
My wife and I are planning a vacation from mid-Sept. to mid-Oct. Is this a bad time to visit Thailand? [more inside]
I will be in Bangkok from 7.30am on a Saturday to 3pm on a Sunday. What shall I do? [more inside]
This is kind of a big one: Tooth abscesses, wisdom teeth, and finding doctors in Southeast Asia. [more inside]
I'm thinking of going to Southeast Asia for a couple (3) months at the end of this year, and would like to spend about a month in Thailand, preferably at a kickboxing camp. I'm not into martial arts, it's just something I've always wanted to do. With the myriad of camps/locations available, I'm wondering if anyone has ever done it, and if they have any recommendations.
I've already been to Pattaya, so I'm not looking to do the tourist thing. Probably quitting my job to do it, so I'll be on the cheap. Also, most airfares are coming up at around $1000 BOS/BKK. Does this sound like the typical deal or does anyone have any tips on cheaper airfares?