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Who is going to be there? Thailand? Malaysia? Philippines? Borneo? Please leave your schedule here!

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ko phan gan 2013

Started by darrickson. Last reply by PiriPiri Jan 4. 2 Replies

Hi friends.i am currently enjoying KPP.I sleeping in my hammock on beach near Thongsala.I enjoy planting seeds at the Ko Phangan Project garden (the garden is behind the only tall building in…Continue

Thailand 2013

Started by Chris Randall. Last reply by Moon May 9, 2013. 41 Replies

Post when and where you'll be in the Land Of The Happy in 2013!I'll be there from January 11th 2013 (flying into Bangkok) to the end of May, then probably be heading over to Penang, Malaysia for…Continue

Tags: bangkok, chanthaburi, mai, chiang, 2013

Chanthaburi Durian Fest?

Started by Mountain Bike Mike. Last reply by Anna Fay Mar 31, 2013. 11 Replies

Is the Durian Fest happening this year?I'm bouncing around the idea of visiting Thailand in May for the Durian.  Wondering if it's happening this year and if anyone will be there.Continue

The Philippines

Started by Maite. Last reply by Daniela Mar 24, 2013. 4 Replies

This is just an open discussion so that people can post their experiences in this country: fruits and their seasonality (particularly interested in knowing about durian and canistel-eggfruit) and…Continue

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Comment by Yulia Fruitario on October 16, 2012 at 5:51pm

Guys, anyone in Chiang Mai? There is myself and my hubby Paul renting and staying here until 10th Nov 2012. Let us know, would love to catch up! Here is our website if you want to connect with us http://rawsomehealthy.com/ or FB page http://www.facebook.com/Rawsomehealthy or 30 BAD, of course!

Comment by Mr Missing Link on October 11, 2012 at 9:30pm

Argg Dakini I was there at that time but have only just seen your post :( Anyhow its the end of the high season now not the start right?

Comment by Dakini on September 25, 2012 at 1:22am

Anyone heading over to CHiang Mai for september/October, of you are and you need me to show you around, or tell you where is beautiful but cheap to stay then go to my page and message me.

High season is coming so knowing a bit about the area, and where to go to get fruit, where to stay might save you lots of dosh-

Look forward to hearing from you all!!

Comment by Durianwriter on September 15, 2012 at 8:36pm

We're in Sri Lanka, heading to Borneo in October. Lemme know if anyone will be there!

To see what we're up to, check our blog: www.yearofthedurian.com

Comment by sunnied on September 15, 2012 at 8:23pm

How long are you planning to be there?

Comment by Andrea on July 25, 2012 at 9:55am

Yehey for the Asia group. I'm living in NYC as of the moment but I grew up in Southeast Asia (Philippines in particular). Will probably go back there for a holiday next year.

Comment by Lia de Lancey on June 17, 2012 at 11:12pm

Hi I'm going to Thailand (Bangkok and Pataya) in August, can anyone offer me advice as to the best place to buy fruit/greens?  I have two small kids so I don't want to be trekking to far to find them and also I don't speak any Thai (don't know whether this limits my options?).  But obviously I don't want to pay over the odds if I can help it. 

Also I will be breastfeeding my baby, so can anyone tell me if it's acceptable to breastfeed in public?  I'm quite discreet but I know even discreet breastfeeding is unacceptable in some cultures.  I don't want to offend anyone.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Comment by Jack on March 8, 2012 at 2:54pm

Right, will do. I went to the largest market here in the most touristy part of Samui the other day, not much fun and I wasn't impressed by what I found, though it was probably wrong time of the day (around noon). No durians... except when I was fully loaded and on my way home, no room for a spiky friend - then I of course spotted a pile of them on a stand. Oh well, better luck next time.

Comment by Durianwriter on March 8, 2012 at 2:48pm

Try the durian shells will you? I'm very curious. :)

Comment by Jack on March 8, 2012 at 2:15pm

Holy Schmidt Linsay, now you're officially creeping me out, lol! Bed bugs? I thought gekkos were the only nightly visitors to my bedroom. So now I'm a nocturnal smorgasbord for a bunch of beetles living in the wall? Could explain why all the big bites are in my head/upper body, as that's the part of me facing the wall when I sleep, and not covered by a blanket. I know it's mozzies when it comes to my feet / legs though, I sometimes catch them at it while I sit & work. So far, they lead the biting contest against me with something like 50 - 2.


I tried disgusting amounts of citronella spray last night, and I don't think I have any fresh bites this morning. Glad my sense of smell isn't strong enough to gag from the citronella, it's just slightly irritating. No fans where I'm staying, got to work on my popularity rating ;-) I do have AC, but it doesn't provide enough airflow to keep anything away. I'll have fans on Pha Ngan, and a sea breeze.


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