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Any last bits of advice before Kathie leaves for Bangkok?

Any last bits of advice before Kathie leaves for Bangkok?

Old Nov 10th, 2005, 08:01 PM
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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!
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Old Nov 10th, 2005, 08:09 PM
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Just have a great time! Where are you planning on eating this trip? I know where you're staying.
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Old Nov 10th, 2005, 08:14 PM
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Yes, have a wonderful, safe journey & let us know what great discoveries you make in the food & shopping categories. Have fun!
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Old Nov 10th, 2005, 08:16 PM
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Yes Kathie - have a great time. Hope you get the dentist sorted out. Look forward to your report.
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Old Nov 10th, 2005, 08:44 PM
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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....??

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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 02:08 AM
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Shop till you drop! ENJOY...
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 03:00 AM
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Have a great time! And don't forget to share all your new restaurant finds -- shopping too!
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 03:13 AM
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Look forward to your report. Have a great time!
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 03:19 AM
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Check out when is Siam Paragon going to open?
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 03:24 AM
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have a great trip, kathie. look forward to meeting you in kuching.
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 05:01 AM
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Yes, have a wonderful time, Kathie. Can't wait to read your trip report and hear about your newest finds!
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 05:02 AM
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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 ;-)
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 05:24 AM
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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.
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 06:17 AM
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Kathie-- and if you hear when/if Golden Triangle is reopening I'd love to know.
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 06:19 AM
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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
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 08:53 AM
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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!
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 09:14 AM
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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.
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 09:58 AM
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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!
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 10:46 AM
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Have they named a wing after you at the ROS by this time?
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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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