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Trip Report How NOT to travel to Thailand!

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I posted a few questions over the last few months (not too many since I was taking a tour) and got a lot more info from other posts. My much-anticipated trip to Thailand was pretty much a disaster. I offer a few tips so maybe your trip will be better than mine:

Do Not start off the trip with a bang with a flat tire on the way to the airport (good thing I went to NY the night before, so at least didn't miss the plane).

After only two days sightseeing in Bangkok, Do Not let your sandal catch on the top of a few stairs, causing you to trip and fall on your knee.

Do Not end up in the emergency room because your knee is extremely swollen and hurts so much that you can barely step on that leg.

Do Not spend the next week in a Thai hospital with your leg in a cast due to slight fracture in your patella and another in your femur, unable to put any weight on the leg and told you won't be able to drive when you get home.

Do Not be forced to stay in the hospital so long because it takes a while to arrange your early flight home and the nurse escort the doctor says you need,

When you get back to the US, don't have the orthopedic specialist say he suspects more is going on and orders an MRI to see if you have a condition that will mean you have to stay off the leg for three months. (MRI is tomorrow.)

Needless to say, the trip was ruined. A couple of positive things:

Do be glad you purchased travel insurance.

Do be glad two of your brothers can pick you up at JFK, one driving you to his house and the other driving your car so you don't have to leave it at JFK.

Gate 1 Travel was very helpful, had someone bring my stuff from the hotel to the hospital, checked on me several times during the week and helped with the insurance policy,

Hope everyone has a better time than I had!

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