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Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai: A 10 day trip report

Old Nov 8th, 2010, 03:53 PM
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First class I am told does not have private bathroom--but to be sure, just check online. I believe that the Thai Trains now do not allow smoking. I did not see anyone smoking on our trip--which leads me to believe that it is not permitted.

I am not sure about Air Asia weighing carry-ons. I knew my carry on was over their limit-so I just tossed it onto the belt for check in. Maybe that was a mistake!!!!

One more segment to go on this report---hopefully I will have it finished tomorrow. I need to get it completed so I can move on to other things!!
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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Enjoying your report, Gail.
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Old Nov 9th, 2010, 04:42 AM
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Gail - enjoying your report greatly. We are looking at returning to the area after a long absence so I'm very interested. The info about the aeropress is really interesting too. I usually travel with a french press but this sounds way more convenient.
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Old Nov 10th, 2010, 01:38 AM
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so where to next?

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we love hoi an
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Old Nov 18th, 2010, 06:00 PM
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To "gailmo"
Haven't been to Bankok in years, but did stay at the Royal Orchid. Glad to hear it's still good...Where or how did you get a "crazy rate" that was so good? If anyone else knows, please post.
Thanks!!
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Old Nov 18th, 2010, 08:18 PM
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I found the "crazy rate" in a post on this forum--I think the one titled ROS. It was offered by asiatravel.com about two months ago. I believe this type of rate was ending in early November.

..and to answer Bob's earlier question. I am "off" to Missouri next! I leave Hanoi on Dec. 1 and will be back home for the holidays. I am already sad just thinking about leaving my good friends and "Vietnamese family".
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Gail: I am enjoying this very much.

I have a question about your time in Hanoi: You probably mentioned this elsewhere, but what were you teaching and how did you arrange this?

Thanks..a geography major
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Old Dec 4th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Sorry for the late reply on this message.

I was teaching a class called "GIS for Teachers". This was a geography class that introduced mapping science and GIS to pre-service teachers in Hanoi. It was my second time teaching at Hanoi National University of Education. My department in the US (U of Missouri) has a Vietnam Institute program that works to bring Vietnamese students to the US to study. I was able to arrange my teaching through this program.

A side note: I am back in Missouri --arrived home two daze ago! I plan to return to Hanoi again next fall! I love it!
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