Guide for BKK, please

Old May 25th, 2007, 03:42 AM
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Guide for BKK, please

For our travel to Bkk in August we need a private guide. I have been reading a lot of posts here and seen the names Ratt and Tong many times but haven't seen any website address or any email.
Please help me find a guide.
Thank you.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 05:13 AM
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Tong is great. We have been to BKK many times, yet she was able to plan a day that was original and exciting. She can be reached at [email protected].
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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:54 AM
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If you want a guide, Tong does get rave reviews. Ratt is not a guide, but a driver. Decide whether you need a driver or a guide and for how much time. Note that you don't really need a guide or a driver in Bangkok. Bangkok is easy to navigate on your own, with excellent public transport.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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I have used Ratt several times and she is excellent. She is not a guide but she tells you more than you need to know about everyplace we went. She's also a lot of fun. Her email is [[email protected]]. As for whether you need a guide or not -- I agree that it isn't necessary. However, I absolutely believe that a driver is a big plus. Yes there is good public transportation and I take public transportation all the time at home (don't even own a car) BUT the heat and humidity of Bangkok can really get to you. I find I have far more energy and do much more when I don't have to expend energy getting there -- the airconditioned car waiting for me enables me to deal with the heat only when I am sightseeing -- not when I am getting from point a to b. Plus coversation withthe driver (Ratt in Bangkok and Poon in Chiang Mai) give me insights into thai culture and government and life.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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I to am a fan of Ratt having used her 3 times in 8 years for a total of 8 days. She knows all I needed to know and in the 3 places I needed a guide he hooked me up with excellent guides like at the Grand Palance and all it cost was was maybe $8 for 2 persons for the few places but we got outstanding guides for the 60-90 minutes at the few places. Ratt's rates I believe are slightly less than Tomg's so the few dollars for the guides added to ratt's rate I believe come out to equal or less than Tong for a 10 hour day and she does not count an extra 15 minutes her or there.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:27 AM
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cherry is another possibility for you....i have used ratt and tong and both are excellent....cherry's english is, however, the best of the bunch....

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My husband and I are using Tong in a week - so far, communication and planning have been wonderful with her.
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Can someone let me know what is the rate for Tong and Ratt? Is it per hour? We are going mid Oct. Is it too late to book?

Thanks,

Gwen
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Old Aug 22nd, 2007, 03:37 PM
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Tong charges 3000 Baht per day. It is late to book, but give it a try. She may have someone else available if she is not.
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