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June 23

I am in Bangkok for another week and a half. I've been here 18 days already and have been confined to my hotel recovering from surgery. It was fine, but boring, but now my fiance has had to return to the US ahead of me, and I find myself wondering if I can keep it together and maybe even have some fun while here. I've been cleared to leave the hotel as of today, but can't go far. I'm also having anxiety and some post-surgical depression (that's a thing, right?) that's making me wonder what I can do in this situation to stay sane? [more inside]
posted by polywomp around Bangkok, Thailand at 10:29 PM - 16 answers has best

September 17, 2013

Traveling with an international travel newbie...is Angkor Wat too much to add to a Thailand itinerary that already includes Bangkok, Samui, and Phuket / PhiPhi? Timeframe: 2 weeks. Also...think more hot-stone massages and less hostels this time around... [more inside]
posted by jnnla around Thailand at 1:36 PM - 12 answers

July 8, 2013

My days of tramping around Thailand are long over so I must turn to Ask MeFi for help. Friends from the Czech Republic want to visit northern Thailand for two or three weeks sometime between this coming December and February next year. They do not speak Thai. It will be low cost holiday, no luxury hotels, no expensive restaurants. They want cheap hostels or tenting, bus or bicycle travel, partake of rural life and culture in the north, eat food from the markets, and perhaps some forest trekking. They are looking forward to an impromptu type of holiday with little planned itinerary. Is this type of trip even feasible during Thailand’s tourist high season? Has anyone undertaken such an unstructured adventure? Was it what you hoped? What downsides did you encounter? Any advice I can pass along would be very much appreciated.
posted by thaivagabond around Thailand at 4:39 AM - 8 answers

June 30, 2013

I am writing my PhD thesis and this is my final year. I am worn out and it's winter where I am so I saw a nice holiday package for a beach resort in Phuket, 6 nights. I am single and can just take off. Is it crazy to consider this? [more inside]
posted by sabina_r around Phuket Island, Thailand at 9:56 AM - 20 answers has best

December 29, 2012

Bangkok, New Year's Eve: idiot free destinations? [more inside]
posted by holyrood around Bangkok, Thailand at 8:53 PM - 9 answers

December 12, 2012

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 around Thailand at 9:53 PM - 5 answers

November 27, 2012

Our hotel reservation for the week of New Year's Eve in Phuket, Thailand just got cancelled... #argh! Where would you look for mid-to-high-end hotels with prices that are still reasonable, one month away from the busiest time of the year in Thailand? [more inside]
posted by meso around Thailand at 1:44 PM - 6 answers

June 17, 2012

For those familiar with the Bangkok airport: On Wednesday morning, my flight from Koh Samui will land at 7:05 a.m. , and my flight from Bangkok to Taipei will take off at 8:25a.m. I'll have carry-on luggage only, and a Canadian passport. Will I have time to get from domestic arrivals to international departures in time to check in, get thru security and get on my Taipei flight? (They are two separate tickets.) Alternatively, will it be relatively easy to get on the later flight to Taipei if I miss the first? Its on China Airlines, I have no familiarity with their policies. [more inside]
posted by Kololo around Bangkok, Thailand at 8:09 PM - 10 answers has best

April 26, 2012

Travelling to Thailand in July. Hoping to do some snorkeling, probably at Ko Mak. Need some tips. [more inside]
posted by snarfois around Thailand at 6:29 AM - 3 answers

February 23, 2012

I'm going on a business trip to Bangkok. What do I do with my two extra nights? [more inside]
posted by Elcee around Thailand at 9:00 PM - 10 answers

January 25, 2012

We will be spending 2 weeks in Thailand (Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok). My wife has anaphylaxis to peaches which has been recently discovered. In my research, it seems that peaches aren't prevalent in Thailand at all, but to be safe, I'm looking for some help translating key phrases into Thai and general advice. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop around Thailand at 8:14 AM - 9 answers has best

January 1, 2012

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 around Thailand at 6:54 PM - 3 answers

December 2, 2011

Is anyone here from Bangkok? I'm planning on visiting in January for a medical procedure. How bad is the flooding right now? Would you advise me against visiting in January? Also, I can't speak Thai, if that's relevant. Thanks.
posted by surenoproblem around Bangkok, Thailand at 12:54 PM - 3 answers

November 16, 2011

We're honeymooning in Thailand for 2 weeks in February. I have questions about everything from jet lag, budgeting time between the north and the beaches, intra-Thailand travels, and the ethics of elephant rides. [more inside]
posted by Viola around Thailand at 12:49 PM - 13 answers

October 25, 2011

Did we miss the magic window for buying affordable tickets to Thailand? We'd be flying out of NYC around December 22nd and arriving back after the New Year. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet around Bangkok, Thailand at 10:40 AM - 7 answers

October 15, 2011

I'm thinking of going backpacking with a couple of friends in Southeast Asia for two weeks, and using a GPS tracker with an alert function. Only trouble is, who should I alert, and what could they do? [more inside]
posted by edbyford around Thailand at 4:34 AM - 7 answers

September 19, 2011

What are family-friendly destinations in Thailand accessible by train? [more inside]
posted by snarfois around Thailand at 9:37 AM - 5 answers has best

Are there any tour operators in Phuket who do half-day cave canoeing trips? [more inside]
posted by PercyByssheShelley around Ko Phuket, Thailand at 12:31 AM - 1 answer

August 17, 2011

When is the best time to book tickets to Singapore or Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by emily37 around Thailand at 8:25 PM - 5 answers

July 5, 2011

I have 2 nights and 3 partial days in Bangkok before meeting up with family to head to Koh Samui. Where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove around Thailand at 9:17 PM - 10 answers has best