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dym888
post Dec 8 2005, 12:41 AM
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I'm headed to Thailand for a week in late January. Any suggestions on what I should do? Do I have enough time to do Bangkok and Phuket? Is flying the easiest way down to Phuket? Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.




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post Dec 8 2005, 06:29 AM
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I'm headed to Thailand for a week in late January. Any suggestions on what I should do? Do I have enough time to do Bangkok and Phuket? Is flying the easiest way down to Phuket? Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.




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You'll probably have to fly into Bangkok so I'd set aside a day or 2 to see some of the sites Bangkok has to offer.

I think flying to Phuket would be the best way to go, I think there is a train but the fastest way would surely be flying.


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closer to Bangkok you have sleepy Cha Am and upmarket Hua Hin - Phuket is far for such short stay.

Don't forget about Ayuthaya - the former Thai capital - some 60 km north of Bangkok.

Check out Talling Chan floating market in Bangkok with it's traditional teakwood homes and homestays.

Don't forget hours of daily thai massage - the best is from the blind therapists.

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I'm headed to Thailand for a week in late January. Any suggestions on what I should do? Do I have enough time to do Bangkok and Phuket? Is flying the easiest way down to Phuket? Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.


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post Jan 8 2006, 10:42 PM
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I agree with Lucky that you should set aside a couple days for Bangkok. Stay on Khao San Rd, book everything from there, saves lots of time which is what you don't have. Why Phuket? I would vote for either Krabi to relax, Ko Tao to dive or Koh Phan Ngang to party your bum off. All depends on what you want to do.
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Hi. You can get a sleeper train to Surat Thani and then a half day mini van to Phuket. Although I agree that Krabi is nicer and similar distance.

Consider staying at Siam Square instead of Khao San Rd, as Khao San Rd is not Thailand - it is just seedy back packer hangout - although if that is what you want go for your life.

The North of Thailand is also well worth a visit.

Teaching in Thailand - look up Ajarn.com. You should find plenty of jobs there. Expect to be paid around 30 000 Baht per month. Try to rent a place for less than 5000 Baht per month to help your money go further. The average foreign teacher seems to always spend so much on rent and then has little money from pay to pay, although a typical Thai one room apartment is generally about 2000 - 3000 Baht per month.

Hope that is all very useful. If you do stay, be careful about the expat friends you hang around with. Thailand and Thai culture is amazing and it is such a happy and wonderful place, but so many foreigners just seem to get in the habit of complaining and wanting things to be like their own country. Never forget you are a visitor here - most Thais will do their best to make you feel very very welcome.
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