My must sees are in the south, Phuket, koh phi phi, and khao sok. Phuket has such a bad reputation because of Patong, but if you take the time to explore it is amazing. More beach than anything. Wasn't impressed with Samui, but enjoyed koh phangman more. over 7 years ago
I will be in Chiang Mai on 14 April for a week and coincides with the Songkran festival. What can I expect to experience?
Everything was open as usual as I remember. Seriously don't drive a scooter during that festival, my introduction to it was an icy cold bucket while driving, which almost caused me to lose it. Not so great at the time. Fatalities aren't funny, but if you walk and carry a water gun with you, you'll have a good time. over 7 years ago
Hi, I'm looking at going to Vietnam and would like some advice on things to do / where to go? Best place fly into etc?
My vote is to fly into Hanoi, overnight train to sapa in the north, back to Hanoi, over to halong bay, that's about a week or even less. For the other week you could head south on long bus or domestic flight. Get tailor made clothes in hoi an, an cool river town with great great clothes. All that's left is to find a beach and relax, favorite is Mui Ne but far south. There is lots of adventure or relaxation or shopping or whatever you want to be had on this trip. Beauty and culture in sapa, craze and cobra (to eat) in Hanoi, sweetness in halong bay, luxury in da lat, sand dunes and beaches in Mui ne...enjoy! over 7 years ago
Hell yes it is, stayed there for three nights, and it was definitely worth the trip. Stay on the lake with the floating raft houses, and stay on the river. over 7 years ago
Heading to Cozumel soon. Any idea of gang or drug issues on the island, and any first hand knowledge of Fiesta Americana there?
In the year that I lived on Cozumel, there was one or two issues that I heard of, but was not a concern at all. Never stayed at Fiesta but the divers I'd meet from there generally liked it. Did not seem like anything special. Out from town a bit, on a cool little stretch of beach road with other hotels spaced out with some ok snorkeling. over 7 years ago