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post Jul 30 2009, 04:12 AM
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Im going to thailand on 29th Jan 2010 with Thai Intro.

Has anyone been with this company before and who is going??

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post Jul 30 2009, 06:58 AM
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thaiintro is a low budget backpackers travel tour .I have never heard any thing bad but be prepred to do it rough .But it is the best way to see thailand.
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post Jul 30 2009, 10:30 AM
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Really? The 'best way'? The 'BEST' way to see Thailand?!

Well here's a modest suggestion:

How about saving yourself a s*** load of money and just simply experiencing Thailand as it is, for yourself? That way you'll actually get a 'real experience', an experience you'll actually be able to talk of 'truthfully' about afterwards (if that's what you want of course) and obviously, by doing things real in this way you'll get to do far more than you could possibly have bargained for by 'not' subscribing to the people that are only there to take your money. Unless of course, you're happy to pay some invisible person an extortionate fee for telling you how it is and what to do??


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post Jul 30 2009, 10:33 AM
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Welcome to the forums Luce and Razor. Looking forward to sharing your input.. thumbsup.png


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post Aug 1 2009, 03:36 AM
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I am going to patong in sep with 4 mates and they want to go on some tours.I think it is much better to get a taxi for the day. rather than be waiting for the mini bus out side of the hotel.patong is not my idear of a perfect trip but with 4 first timers it will open there eyes.then i am takeing them to rayong . my wifes famiely lives ther on a pineappale farm .Not one person speaks english but the beer is very cheap and ther is lots to see.Than back to bangkok see the grand finale next day on the train to panang .One week there and fly home shoujd be a rippsnorter of a trip.
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post Aug 5 2009, 12:51 AM
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Interesting you guys are suggesting not using a tour group... I think your right, it sounds like more fun anyways when you do it all on your own. But that's just my option.


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Do it yourself- no need for a tour. Part of fun is planning a trip. So just do some research, buy book and just do what you feel like when you are there.


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post Aug 15 2009, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE(razorsedge @ Jul 30 2009, 06:58 AM) *

thaiintro is a low budget backpackers travel tour .I have never heard any thing bad but be prepred to do it rough .But it is the best way to see thailand.




I have to say I agree with ScottWoz he is 100 percent correct. I have been over there and I am guessing I would have missed a lot more...and spent a lot more...Even a "Low Budget" travel tour has to cost something, and I am willing to bet you can do whatever they do for nothing...and even cheaper......
Plus there is an added incentive of comming out of the whole experience with something that really cannot be placed in writing...however it is defintity an extreme sense of accomplishment...

Anyway you do it...You will indeed love it! Have a good trip...I will be over in September..
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post Aug 15 2009, 09:38 AM
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my tours are never planed i hate haveing to get up at a certen time to leave the inn to get the boat or bus. sometimes i plan a trip that night get up then i want ther are always a taxi or bus speed boat around if it is late in the day stay over night.every thing is ther for YOU.it is your holiday not the tour guides. it is also nice to have a thai girl around if she is from around ther have her take you around where she grew up her family farm or home. this is not looked downby the family you will have a ball plus so will they.trust me that is what i did 20 years ago now i have a thai wife 2 kids 1 grandson and one very large family in thailand.i hope this is not what you want to here but that is my story not yours.get out ther and injoy.
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post Aug 16 2009, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE(razorsedge @ Aug 15 2009, 09:38 AM) *

my tours are never planed i hate haveing to get up at a certen time to leave the inn to get the boat or bus. sometimes i plan a trip that night get up then i want ther are always a taxi or bus speed boat around if it is late in the day stay over night.every thing is ther for YOU.it is your holiday not the tour guides. it is also nice to have a thai girl around if she is from around ther have her take you around where she grew up her family farm or home. this is not looked downby the family you will have a ball plus so will they.trust me that is what i did 20 years ago now i have a thai wife 2 kids 1 grandson and one very large family in thailand.i hope this is not what you want to here but that is my story not yours.get out ther and injoy.



Agreed, having the Thai Girl not only helps you see things you might not see..(indepth look at the Culture)...BUT...your prices will also suddenly go down for many things. Cigarettes will drop by 20 baht, lighters 10 baht, just about EVERYTHING...it is like walking around with a coupon for everything..wink.gif
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post Sep 3 2009, 07:45 AM
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I've been a tour leader - so I'll be more lenient on your choice.

Sometimes going with a tour (SOMETIMES) it means you can get around and see more and get more of an understanding than if you went yourself. You can get introduced to things locals know about and that you may have never found yourself.

If you are particularly un-confident about your first trip, it may be a good way to introduce yourself to travelling.

BUT, having said all that - Thailand is one of the easiest places to travel. There is lots of information available, lots of signs in English, lots of friendly people, ...

It is really easy to travel in Thailand by yourself. And perhaps a lot easier to connect with local people if you are not in an organised group on an organised schedule. You can make your own plans and schedule and use your time as you choose.

So either way. Personally, I'd do it yourself. But if you are really concerned and want to start with a tour - go for it. That company - I have no idea about. Sorry.

Good luck and have fun.
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post Sep 4 2009, 12:54 AM
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not to sure what post 12 is about but thanks for the history lesson.
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