(Closed) Thailand Recs?

posted 9 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My cousin actually just got married there on the 4th of July, so I’ll ask!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

I’ve been to Bangkok as part of a 4 day side trip from Hong Kong… so we didn’t use a company. We did, however, hire a private tour guide while we were there. They are super cheap actually, and SO much better than being part of a really large group.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I planned my own trip to Chaing Mai. It’s up in the north so there isn’t a beach or anything but it was still really awesome. I’ve heard great things about Koi Samui and Koi Pi Pi down south. I hope I spelled those right. One thing I would recommed would be to talk to your doctor before going and get some antibiotics for your trip. I was so, so careful about not drinking the water- no ice cubes, brushing my teeth with bottled water, etc. But I still got dysentery and trust me, that is NO way you want to spend your honeymoon!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

yeah, antibiotics for the GI track would be essential. Plan your own big picture itinerary and hire local tour guides. ratio length of stay in BKK versus beach would probably 2:5 or 3:5. There are alot of beach areas and can accomodate pretty much whatever you want to do unless you have a more specific interest focus, e.g. big resort beaches? diving? climbing? more reclusive?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I go to Thailand a lot for work, and always take time off to explore the country. I plan my own trip — unfortunately, Thai Airways got rid of their NYC – Bangkok direct flights a couple of years ago. But I still recommend that you do your own travel arrangements if you are on a budget.

I’ve been to Koh Samui, Phuket (and Koh Phi Phi), and Koh Lanta. All islands are beautiful, and you should pick your island based on the monsoon season. Regardless of where you go, I recommend taking snorkeling and other excursion trips that will take you to other islands off of these larger islands. If you go to Phuket, I highly recommend doing John Grey’s Sea Canoe trip.

Bangkok is fun, and if you are into clubbing, I recommend RCA, where all the locals go party. I went to Route 66 a couple of years ago. It’s a large hip hop club with no shady men trying to hit on young Asian girls. (I’m Asian, and when I go to Thailand, all these old western men hit on me, thinking I’m looking for a sugar daddy or something.)

For shopping, I like going to Suan Lum night bazaar – it’s accessible and they also have eating/drinking areas with live entertainment.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just got back from my honeymoon in Thailand!  We went to Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok before moving on to Cambodia and Vietnam.  We planned our own trip, which was not too stressful.  Feel free to PM me if you’d like any info on hotels, shopping, etc.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Mrs. Toucan – do you remember who you used for your private tour of Bangkok?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

Her name was Nook.. a local tour guide. I think my dad found her from tripadvisor, where she was highly recommended. We really had fun with her too! Her English was a little hard to understand sometimes, but not bad, and she didn’t mind repeating things a little more slowly.

Contact info: cnnchinlawan at hotmail dot com

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hi!

My favorite beaches are Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Koh Tarutau (hiking). There are also nice beaches  3-4 hours from Bangkok that have pretty nice local food.

My family lives there, I can tell you more:)

Annie

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Ms. Swan,

I’m going to Thailand for my honeymoon and will be staying in Krabi for some R&R. I heard it is a nicer town than Phuket and the beach is more secluded. After that we’ll go for a few days to Siem Reap in Cambodia finsihing in Bangkok. I used this website as a guide to plan the itinerary but in the end we made the plans ourselves. I have a few friends and family that have gone recently so I took their experience along with a lot of reading from Trip Advisor to make the final plans. PM me if you want to know more about our trip.

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