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    I went there in June and had a great time. I...

    I went there in June and had a great time. I applied for the E-visa on a Friday morning and it was finalized on the following Monday morning....easy as could be. Surprisingly, their website worked...
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    Jaywalking

    In addition to the jaywalking myth, Singapore has the reputation of being super-clean. Many areas are but there are lots of places where trash abounds. Little India used to be really trashy although...
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    2016

    That's the right festival.....but the wrong year!

    The upcoming 2016 festival will be May 21-29, as stated. It should be a BLAST!!
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    Durian festival

    I'll answer my own question since there may be others interested in attending. The 2016 Durian festival in Chanthaburi is scheduled for May 21st through May 29th. I took a guess at when it might be...
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    I went out there a couple of years ago on a...

    I went out there a couple of years ago on a rented motorbike and I was almost the only one there. I like animals, in general, but there seems to be something special about elephants.
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    Chanthaburi Durian Festival 2016

    I don't think it's usually scheduled until shortly before the harvest but thought I'd ask.......does anyone know what the dates for the festival will be this year? Thanks!
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    I've been to Singapore more than a dozen times...

    I've been to Singapore more than a dozen times and have jay walked in the downtown area many, many times. I've done it in front of cops but only when others were doing it, as well. Never had a...
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    Enjoyed your pictures! I've been down there a...

    Enjoyed your pictures! I've been down there a couple of times and spent 5 months in Xela (Quetzaltenango). I'm sure you'll get there, sooner or later. It used to be a really nice place; I hope it...
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    Sleeper

    I've taken 2nd class A/C a number of times around Thailand, including twice between Bangkok and Nong Khai. I think the advice here is very good but I would add that you should choose a berth in the...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for your thoughts. I already checked into import/duty fees and they are very reasonable on the things I'm interested in. (Importing items for personal use into the US is cheap on everything I...
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    Shipping household good out of Thailand

    I've been to Thailand about 15 times but never bought anything I couldn't carry home. I know many of you have spent a great deal of time there so thought this would be a good place to ask for advice....
  12. Thanks

    Thanks for the pictures and the really great report!:)
  13. Thanks!

    I would like to thank all of you, very much, for the responses! And, TizMe, your pictures were great and much appreciated. I've been to Thailand about a dozen times but always learn so much from you...
  14. Riverboat ride from Thaton to Chiang Rai

    I'll be in the north in early February and am considering taking the river boat from Thaton to CR. Sabang had a very nice thread regarding Thaton a couple of years back but I've seen very little...
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    Good Pix!

    Interesting pictures; thanks for sharing. Incidentally, the reported population of 6.5 million people is a little misleading because that figure encompasses a number of outlying provinces (as of...
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    Good

    That's a nice menu; something for everybody. How's about a tuna melt and onion rings?
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    Thanks!

    You did a fantastic job with the pictures; thanks for sharing!! Isn't London great? We missed the London Mews, I'm sorry to say.:UK: (I'm a yank, by the way!):mid:
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    Not me!

    Why would you need a gun though? Are you not masculine enough to survive a burglary without one?[/quote]

    I'm not sure but why take the chance??:kma:
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    Thanks!

    Great pictures....thanks for posting. I was there serveral weeks ago and the crowds were light....but I was amazed to see how few were there when you were. I've never seen it like that!
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    Well-done!

    These pictures are gorgeous. You did a really nice job. Thanks for sharing!:)
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    WOW!

    Your pictures are excellent; especially the one of the spider. It looks downright professional. I'm heading to Hanoi in February and will depart from Saigon....it looks like great fun! Thanks for...
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    Great contribution. I"ll be there in February and...

    Great contribution. I"ll be there in February and I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks!

    Great pictures!! Thanks, very much, for sharing!:)
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    Thanks!

    Great pictures!! I've been there 6 or 7 times (last time was Feb.). I enjoy the place but it has gotten really expensive and less fun as the years have gone by. Newton Circus used to be really fun...
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    Crabby!

    I'm going to try your recipe. They look absolutely great!! Thanks for the recipe and great pictures.;)

    And, yeah, dungeness crab is the best!
  26. Cool!

    Thanks for the pictures and the entertaining commentary! It brings back memories of my trips there.:)
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    Singapore

    I've been to Singapore 7 or 8 times and really like it....but, it sure has gotten expensive. The hotels on Bencoolen used to be very reasonably priced but are at least 4 or 5 times as expensive as...
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    Eastiny Plaza

    I was recently in Pattaya and stayed at the Eastiny Plaza Hotel. It is almost brand new (so almost everything worked) and located right near the Flipper. I paid 1200B per night which included a...
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    Me, too!

    Ditto. I didn't like it and thought the beach was very mediocre. I was recently on Koh Tao and, boy, was it crowded! I think Koh Lanta is still about my favorite.
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    Koh Lanta

    I've been a couple of times, most recently last February. I stayed at Lanta Palm Beach. We had a nice little hut with fan and mosquito net for 800B....it was about 125 feet from the beach with...
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    Pix

    Great job on the pictures....could have been a travel brochure!:)
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    Beaches

    I don't know if the beach at Kuta is still polluted but several years ago, it was a real problem.
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    Good pix!

    I'll be back there again in mid-February. On my last trip, I enjoyed visiting the English cemetery......right on the edge of town and quite interesting.
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    Cool!

    Thanks for the photos! I've visited Laos twice and enjoyed the place.
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    Cool!

    You English guys 'slay' me with your keen wit!:):):)
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    Thanks

    Thanks, again, fellas. I'm heading out in 30 days for my 7th trip to LOS!:)
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    Jasmine Mansion?

    Those suggestions all look to be very good. I also found a website for another hotel in the same area...Jasmine Mansion; does anyone know anything about it? How about the Nautical Inn? Also, how...
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    Cool!

    Thanks for the great pictures. I've been to Penang twice but never checked it out. I'll be back in February and will be sure to take a look!!:)
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the interesting pics....looks great! I'll be there in January!!:)
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    Koh Chang or Koh Samet??

    You experts have been so helpful that I'm needing to ask for further advice. I am a frequent visitor to Thailand (7 times, I think) but have been to neither island.

    Which is the better choice for...
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    Thanks!!

    Great information!! Thank you all very much!:)
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    Good hotel in Pattaya??

    I'm sort of new to the website but have visited Thailand about 8 times over the last 15 years. I've noticed that some of you folks really, really seem to know a lot about the country...which I don't...
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    WOW!!!

    That looks absolutely great...thanks for sharing!!:)
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    Thanks!

    Thanks to all of you. I always look forward to your posts. I'll be back again in January and enjoy every visit!
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    Recently signed up!

    I've visited Thailand extensively over the years and think I've been there 8 times. I've read this forum for quite awhile and find it to be accurate and interesting. There are a lot of people here...
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