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Kathie Nov 10th, 2005 08:01 PM

Any last bits of advice before Kathie leaves for Bangkok?
 
I fly on Saturday and am oranizing all my lists for eaating and shopping in Bangkok. I welcome any last advice anyone has!

By the way, we're having a Fodor's gtg in Kuching with Hornbill!

glorialf Nov 10th, 2005 08:09 PM

Just have a great time! Where are you planning on eating this trip? I know where you're staying. :-)

Lyndie Nov 10th, 2005 08:14 PM

Yes, have a wonderful, safe journey & let us know what great discoveries you make in the food & shopping categories. Have fun!

MaryW Nov 10th, 2005 08:16 PM

Yes Kathie - have a great time. Hope you get the dentist sorted out. Look forward to your report.

rhkkmk Nov 10th, 2005 08:44 PM

ROS is already abuzz with news of your pending arrival...SJ also...

have a fabulous time and take tons more of those wonderful pics for us all to enjoy...

anxious to hear how things are going if you have time and if not a wonderful report upon your return....

when do you expect to be home....??

bob

hobbes Nov 11th, 2005 02:08 AM

Shop till you drop! ENJOY...

CFW Nov 11th, 2005 03:00 AM

Have a great time! And don't forget to share all your new restaurant finds -- shopping too!

Craig Nov 11th, 2005 03:13 AM

Look forward to your report. Have a great time!

Senlek Nov 11th, 2005 03:19 AM

Check out when is Siam Paragon going to open?

hornbill Nov 11th, 2005 03:24 AM

have a great trip, kathie. look forward to meeting you in kuching.

althom1122 Nov 11th, 2005 05:01 AM

Yes, have a wonderful time, Kathie. Can't wait to read your trip report and hear about your newest finds!

laurieco Nov 11th, 2005 05:02 AM

Kathie, have a wonderful trip! I look forward to your reports on Borneo.

Last minute advice:

sleeping pills for the horrid plane ride;
eat at Junk in Kuching--it's great;
try the jungle fern (I'm sure Hornbill will tell you where to get it);
make sure you tell the cab driver to come back for you at the cat museum, I didn't see any taxis hanging around there;
watch out for those leeches--you may not be as lucky as I was ;-)

Gpanda Nov 11th, 2005 05:24 AM

Have a great time. If you find any new restaurants close to the ROS, let us know. Try the outdoor tables at TT.
Ignore the Marriott.

glorialf Nov 11th, 2005 06:17 AM

Kathie-- and if you hear when/if Golden Triangle is reopening I'd love to know.

alibi13 Nov 11th, 2005 06:19 AM

Have a great time, and thanks for all your excellent advice. I feel like there should be some Fodorites reward program, where me and all the other people you have helped, chip in to buy your next plane ticket. Best wishes, Jeff

hawaiiantraveler Nov 11th, 2005 08:53 AM

Kathie:
Have a wonderful, safe trip. Tell SJ that your hawaiian friends will be in bkk in Feb. and will drop by :) . We expect a leech count when you return. Have tons of fun!
Aloha!

Kathie Nov 11th, 2005 09:14 AM

Many thanks for all of your good wishes! I don't tend to post much when I'm on the road, but you will get a full report upon my return (December 3). I'm planning on trying out lots of new restaurants and lots of new shopping this trip, and will give a full accounting of any new discoveries.

Thanks for the reminder to ask about Paragon (where the Golden Triangle is supposed to reopen). Last I hear, the prediction was that it would open in December, so I may be a bit early.

My restaurant list is flexible, we do plan to eat at Bed, and I think we'll try both the Thai and the Indian sides of Face, the Peking duck at China house... On the probably list, I have some old faves like Lemongrass, Thara Thong, and some new possibilities like the new Thai restaurnat at the Pen. I also have that great article out of the NYT and hope to try out at least one of the places mentioned there.

We're very excited about Borneo. I would be disappointed if we didn't encounter any leeches given all of our preparations! (Thanks for your report and tips, Laurie.)

Mary, I think we have our dental appointments set up, and I will give a report on our experience at Bumrumgrad.

And HT, I'll tell SJ that you and Linda will be back for more in Feb.

Bob, if I do make it to the Marriott to have a look around, I will drop your name, and I expect the red carpet will be rolled out for me.

marcy_ Nov 11th, 2005 09:58 AM

Hi Kathie,
Have a great trip!
Can't wait to hear all the inside scoop on new restaurants and shopping in Bangkok when you get back!

BillT Nov 11th, 2005 10:46 AM

Have they named a wing after you at the ROS by this time?

jules39 Nov 11th, 2005 11:11 AM

Have a fantastic & safe trip. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Also any Tibetan shopping you find in BKK!

Take care J


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