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Old 02-17-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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alright punks: i got my ticket!

$730 r/t from lax to bangkok - since i've never been in the market for tix to bangkok, i'm assuming it's a good deal.

the vacation request has been approved by the boss.... 20 days, not too shabby.
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I'm so jealous. Even though I'm taking a 5-week trip in... lessee... 33 days! -- I really want to go to Thailand too! And tickets from Seattle are about $250 more, joan, so I'd say you got a pretty good deal. Lucky girl!!
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You go girl! Now all that's left is counting down the days!
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You'll love it, Joan! My recommendation is to use the river "bus" -- the Chao Phraya River Express -- to get around to see all the cool temples in Bangkok.

If you're into historical sights, you've got to see Ayyudhya (spelled about 100 different ways). Hire a driver dude for the day and have him zip you around to all the sights. Some really otherworldly look architecture...

Have fun!

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5 weeks! ooooh - that's sweet..... you know, i think 3 weeks is perfect for me though - anymore and all my furniature would be shredded by my spoiled cat! i start to miss my bed a lot too - it's really nice...

i am stoked, for sure. mike, i hope you mean (another spelling) ayuthayya, i bet you do... it's about an hour out of bkk, right? yeah, i'm planning to visit there... the river express is a good idea too, so far wat arun (temple of the dawn?) looks prettiest to me - the grand palace didn't really impress me through the pics i've seen online.... i don't care much for gilt - anyway - thanks for the kudos!

i'll report back in september!!
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Yeah, Ninja-Joanie, Ayyuthaya is the same place. I took the train, but it was s-l-o-w. So, if you find a faster way, by all means, go for it. Wat Arun was cool, but the Grand Palace was neat, too. The palace was probably the only place where I felt overwhelmed with tourists.

Have fun...I'll bet you're pumped! How could you not be, with the GAH-vah-nor that you have?

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Yeah.. enough about ninjas....

Here are some pics from thailand. They are not mine. I'm too poor. However they are pics of a friends, so I figured why not post them for people that would truly appreciate them.

Pics of the Thai Land.
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hey, thanks sijuki!
those are some cool pics - and you know (well, maybe you didn't) how much i love travel photography... it's so inspiring.

i can't wait to just chill, chill, chill.....
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Cool pictologue, Rob!

Hey Joan, what days are you going to be in Thailand? I have a coworker who will be there March 9-15, I'm pretty sure...

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oh, it's months yet, mike...

august 5-26... and i can hardly stand to wait.
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Hi all,
My first post. I joind this board (travelpunk) because I am also planning to travel to Thailand/Cambodia/Malaysia towards the latter part of this year. Not sure when yet; flight prices will determine that for me.

This message board has been inspirational and helpful thus far!

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I just sent my hotel (Asia Bangkok) an email to see if they do transfers. No they dont but their response was:

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Thank you for your email but we are really sorry to inform you that we do not arrange the Airport Transfer to pick up you from the Airport to our hotel (Asia Hotel Bangkok). Kindly when you arrive in the Bangkok International Airport, you can either take a
Thai International Limousine at the Airport Limousine Counter Service to our hotel
by yourself. It cost at around 550-650.- Baht per trip (Hyundai,Volvo,Benz) or take a Taxi-Meter at the proper counter outside the arrival hall at around 250.- Baht per trip.
550-650 - that's like $20AUD for a limo!!!! 30km to the city. This is the place to lead the high life!
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And for a cheaper way, you can take the train! Yep, Thailand's train has a stop at the airport and hopefully it will also have a stop near your hotel. If not, you can still take the train downtown and then find another way to your hotel (cab, walk, tuk-tuk or whatever).

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i'm planning to take the bus... it's 100 baht = $2.50 ... might as well since i'm gonna stay at the shangri la the next night which is $150.00, haha!
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yahoooo joan! mmmm sounds a like 5 star luxury hotel. live it up!
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joanofarc....enjoy your trip to Thailand. I can give you more info.
about Thailand if you want. I live there.
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sounds like a match made in heaven!
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howdy,

just quit my job and am headed to south east asia for about six months. i would like to travel in thailand as well as in indonesia. ive traveled around quite a bit but never alone and never for this long. i arrive in bangkok on April 23rd. were should i go first north, south, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Originally posted by joanofarc@Feb 26 2004, 04:14 PM
might as well since i'm gonna stay at the shangri la the next night which is $150.00, haha!
Bwahahaha - shameless!

Now, those sparkling aqua waters sure are tempting, wow!
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