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    What is an efficient itinerary a Philippines & Thailand tour ?(family trip)

    This is a trip for the family in a couple years.

    Manila to Koh Samui is an 8 hour flight. That sucks. Manila to Pattaya is just 3 hours. More acceptable. Pattaya has good shopping and has the water park. Would be fun I think.

    I was just wondering if there was any insider knowledge in doing the Philippines/Thailand tour.

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    I doubt it takes 5 hours to fly from Bangkok to Samui. Maybe 45 minutes.

    Why do you want to visit the PI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I doubt it takes 5 hours to fly from Bangkok to Samui. Maybe 45 minutes.
    Please don't give him any ideas..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I doubt it takes 5 hours to fly from Bangkok to Samui. Maybe 45 minutes.

    Why do you want to visit the PI?
    My significunt other is from there. I went there already in 2014 for 3 weeks. Did Manila , Makati , Burocuay, maranducay.

    But the casual trip infrastructure just isn't there compared to Thailand. So for the R&R, I just want to go to Thailand

    I just googled flight distances. I. Knew it sounded wrong. Must have been Milan instead of Minlila
    Last edited by Backspin; 12-08-2020 at 12:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I just googled flight distances. I. Knew it sounded wrong. Must have been Milan instead of Minlila
    Good to see your mental capacity is up to par . . . so, just go to Thailand and let your 'significant other' visit her family. You know you want to catch up with some of your previous 'girlfriends'.


    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    My significunt other
    Charming. I'm sure she is a lovely girl, an accountant perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Good to see your mental capacity is up to par . . . so, just go to Thailand and let your 'significant other' visit her family. You know you want to catch up with some of your previous 'girlfriends'.



    Charming. I'm sure she is a lovely girl, an accountant perhaps?
    Im happily retired from sport-fucking. Will visit some family in Manila and then onto somewhere like Pattaya or Koh Samui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Im happily retired from sport-fucking. Will visit some family in Manila and then onto somewhere like Pattaya or Koh Samui.
    You still believe Thailand hasn’t changed since your last visit? lol
    Have at it dipstick. Thailand is relying on idiots like you, just to get back to pre-Covid levels of dumb tourism.
    Samui does have a few good points, but you will never find them where you’re looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    You still believe Thailand hasn’t changed since your last visit? lol
    Have at it dipstick. Thailand is relying on idiots like you, just to get back to pre-Covid levels of dumb tourism.
    Samui does have a few good points, but you will never find them where you’re looking.
    Heard it all in 2008. That was a bigger wipeout than this in some ways.

    Still can get big bikes for 1000 baht a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Must have been Milan instead of Minlila


    Good job you've got a couple of years to plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post


    Good job you've got a couple of years to plan.

    Wait... what gave Topper the idea that it was 45 minutes ? I just checked again. Either Im fuct, googles fuct or he's fuct

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    You probably need to read his post properly.

    Third time's a charm.

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    Christ socal, I'm surprised you didn't end up in Taiwan on your first trip to Thailand.

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    Today's morning flight moron.


    BKK






    USM
    Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Wed, August 12 Ko Samui Wed, August 12
    Departed Terminal Gate Arrived Terminal Gate
    8:19 am [COLOR=#212121 !important]-[/COLOR]
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    9:19 am [COLOR=#212121 !important]-[/COLOR]
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    Scheduled departure 8:30 am Scheduled arrival 9:35 am

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You probably need to read his post properly.

    Third time's a charm.
    Well wtf. My post said Manila and he changes it to BKK.

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    Christ on a bike.

    Maybe he can be bothered explaining the rest.

    I can't.

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    ^ I was just trying to do some research on the fly , while I'm driving . Just trying to get a feel for the fiesta distances. I remember seeing flights from Borocay to Thailand when I was there. Judging by those prices , it didn't seem that far away

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    Take a walk on wild side and get Katie to take you up the Khyber Pass with one of her walking poles spinner.

    It is an eye-watering experience by all accounts...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Christ socal, I'm surprised you didn't end up in Taiwan on your first trip to Thailand.
    He was supposed to be flying to Taipei that time, ended up in Bangkok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Just trying to get a feel for the fiesta distances
    Well, the flight time from Christmas to Easter is a long one, so that translates to USD$3.18/km

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    When I first moved to Bangkok I got off the train and asked the taxi driver to take me to Soi 1.

    He asked which one and I had absolutely no idea there was more than one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Heard it all in 2008. That was a bigger wipeout than this in some ways.

    Still can get big bikes for 1000 baht a day
    In November 2008 Swampy was closed for two weeks, by political protests, just before the high season for tourists. When the protesters were removed, flights were available at 50% of normal costs. Of course your experience may be affected by local events. Other countries are available, assuming of course that you can spell them.
    HTH

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