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Oct 28th, 2004, 06:49 AM
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Here's another request. My email is [email protected]
Thanks so much.
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Oct 28th, 2004, 03:31 PM
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Hi, europhile, frecklez and lana.
I sent everything to you. Let me know if I can do more.
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Oct 29th, 2004, 03:35 AM
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Sharon-If possible I'd like a copy at [email protected]. Thanks.
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Oct 29th, 2004, 05:00 AM
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Hi gpanda. It's on the way
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Oct 30th, 2004, 04:31 AM
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sharon may i please have the info thans for your time [email protected]
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Oct 31st, 2004, 04:50 AM
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cmazza: i've been trying to send you the info, but the e-mail keeps getting bounced back to me. do you have another address i could use?
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Oct 31st, 2004, 12:37 PM
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Sharon. Your trip sounds wonderful. How kind of you to do all this e- mailing.Would it be possible to send me a copy of your itinerary please. My e mail address is [email protected] so much.
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Nov 2nd, 2004, 08:16 AM
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I would love a copy as well.
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Thank you.
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Nov 2nd, 2004, 09:48 AM
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Hi JH, done!
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Nov 8th, 2004, 11:06 PM
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Sharon, Please email me your Northern Thailand itinerary as well as the telephone # for Go Thailand tours if you have it. Did you visit Chang Rai? Thanks in advance! My email address is: [email protected]
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Nov 9th, 2004, 07:51 AM
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Sharon I'd also like a copy of your itinerary, please.... send to [email protected]

Also, on a scale of 1 to 10,with 1 being rustic and 10 being luxury, what would you say in general about travel in Thailand?
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Nov 9th, 2004, 03:16 PM
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Stefanie and chicago999: I've e-mailed you our itineraries for Thailand and Angkor Wat.
Sai's phone numbers in Bangkok are
66-2-2376910 - 4; 66-2-237 2322 - 3; 66-2-233 6918 and the fax: 66-2-2372321. We made all our arrangements thru e-mail with no problem.
Chicago, as far as rating "luxury," we are not high end in terms of what we look for in hotels. There are definitely some very expensive hotels throughout Thailand. As for us, we're concerned mostly with location, clean, safe, etc. but not ultraexpensive touristy places; we'd rather put our money into the things we do. That said, the places we stayed were all well-rated, quite nice, very clean, with a/c, tv, telephone (except as noted below); all included incredible breakfasts and the food everywhere we ate in Thailand (and Cambodia) was consistently very good. While restrooms in isolated areas were not flush toilets, they were uniformly kept quite clean; usually porcelain type seats (that you don't actually sit on) with troughs of water that you ladle into the toilet to flush. I was pleasantly surprised because I had never traveled in this type of situation before. We did make sure we all had small containers of purell hand sanitizer with us (since there may not always be water to wash your hands) and all carried pocket packs of tissues. In the Fern Resort - which is ecotourist - we were in private cabins with fully equipped bath/hot water shower (heat/no phone). The jungle rafts on the River Kwai were a bit more rustic, since there is no electricity, with propane lanterns at nite and ladle-flushing toilets. There were cold water showers, but we all just swam in the river instead! Again, the food in both of these places was excellent. We did not drink the water anywhere; all hotels provided bottled water (no charge) and we did use it to brush our teeth as well.
We didn't go south to the beaches at all, so I can't speak to that region.
Hope this helps. Let me know if there's anything more I can tell you.

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Nov 9th, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Hi Sharon: Enjoyed your report. Would like to receive a copy of your itinerary. Will be gone a month to Jan 1 to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and then 10 days gto Thailand. What clothes did you pack? for riding elephants and also in BKK? Thank you for your help.
email: [email protected] Johanna
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Nov 10th, 2004, 02:52 PM
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Hi Johanna. I sent you the itinerary. Pretty much all we wore were casual clothes - shorts and t-shirts. It was very hot in Bangkok (end of December), but to go to the grand palace, you have to cover your legs and shoulders so you can just throw a pair of lightweight pants on (even over your shorts) and just take them off afterwards. We didn't run into any other restrictions, altho just as a precaution i avoided tank tops. It was also quite warm up north, but not as oppressive as in bangkok. One morning when we got up at around 6am, we needed a very light jacket for a brief time. But even the evenings are warm and we wandered around the night markets without any jackets or sweaters. We didn't go anywhere where we needed dressy clothes; i had packed a skirt, but never wore it, along with my several pairs of jeans. For elephant riding shorts were fine; throw in a light windbreaker if you're riding around in the longboats just in case.
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Nov 13th, 2004, 08:16 AM
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I would be interested in the portion of your trip report of Nothern Thailand.We have 3 days/4 nights and want 2 day trips within 50-60 miles of Chiang Mai. We have a guide/driver. Thanks.

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Nov 13th, 2004, 08:54 AM
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Would you please forward a copy of your report on Northern Thailand to me too? Here's my email address.
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Many thks in advance.
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Nov 15th, 2004, 04:40 AM
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Hi Sharon,
Your internet information are very helpfull.

Could you please inform how did you get to Ankor Wat? From where? Did you have guided tours from SAI there, as well?

Can I have your itinerary, please?

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Nov 15th, 2004, 05:36 AM
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Hi Renato. I'm e-mailing you the itinerary for both northern Thailand and Angkor. Sai arranged both land portions for us and also took care of all the flights. We flew from Bangkok via Bangkok Air. (There's another thread in this forum about people having trouble getting reservations on the limited flights available, so that might be something you'd want to lock in as soon as you know your travel dates.) I know some people do Angkor on their own (with a good guide book) and in the past, most of my travel has been without guides. However, I really feel we got so much more out of the trip by using a guide than we would have otherwise. There are all sorts of historical, cultural, political, social things a good guide can share with you, not to mention interpretting all the stories in the carvings. There are more places to see in the area than time permits so he helped select the highlights and timed them for certain times of day. Our guide also knew great places to see sunsets, take photos (at certain times of day they were like postcards!), do some climbing, eat and snack, pick up some souvenirs and do some evening entertainment.
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Nov 16th, 2004, 07:47 PM
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Hi sharon815- you shold get paid for all the emailing and advice you're giving! Thank you for all your great ideas-
if possible-I would also love to see your itinerary-Im trying to plan a trip to thailand to iclude chiang mai, chiang rai, angkor wat and phuket in 12 days this december 2004.I know, its kinda last minute...I hope not too late...
thanks!
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Nov 17th, 2004, 06:30 PM
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Hi michelle. I've sent you the info for both thailand and angkor. It's actually been fun for me emailing everybody and talking to all sorts of people - not really work at all.
I'm going to new zealand in a few weeks and got lots of help from people of the aus/nz board, so i'm glad i can have the opportunity to help people back! In fact, we're going to meet up for breakfast on our trip with some people we met on this thread! pretty neat...
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