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ko phan gan 2013

Started by darrickson. Last reply by PiriPiri Jan 4, 2014. 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

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

Thailand 2012

Started by Ryno. Last reply by kat green Nov 20, 2012. 38 Replies

So who's going to be in Thailand from January 2012 onwards?  I'll be there with a couple fruity friends.  Heading to Chiang Mai first to assess the livability there and see about renting a house or…Continue

Anyone in or around Koh Samui in March 2012

Started by Summer Crow. Last reply by Jack Mar 14, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey there just wondering if anyone will be bouncing around Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or ko tao in march, would be nice to meet up with some fruity peps :) I leave next week! wohoo!Cheers,SumContinue

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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.

Comment by Durianwriter on March 8, 2012 at 1:46pm

They say that leaving some durian shells piled in the corner of your room will keep the mozzies away. If you don't mind the odor, I'd love to know if it works!

I've found that leaving the overhead fan on all night keeps mosquitoes away. Not sure why, but its worked for me. Mosquitoes LOVE me, and their bites drive me wild. I can totally sympathize. If this doesn't work, get yourself a mosquito net.

And Jack, if you aren't seeing the mozzies, or hearing them, it's probably bed bugs. They're tiny little brown hard-shelled beetles, and their bites are even worse (for me at least). They live in the wood and the walls and come out only once you are sleeping...

Comment by Victoria on March 8, 2012 at 2:05am
Citronella didn't help me either :-(
In fact, I couldn't fall asleep because of its smell!!!

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