Guides in BKK all booked. Help!

Nov 2nd, 2006, 06:29 AM
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Guides in BKK all booked. Help!

I have contacted all the Guides highly recommended in this Forum (Cherry, Julie, Rat and Tong). They are all busy during the time of our visit (Nov 16 22). I would appreciate any comments about the substitutes they offer? I have read that Tong's husband, for example, is not a guide and has poor English. Other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Nov 2nd, 2006, 07:37 AM
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Tong's husband is not a guide and generally not offered as one. (There was one instance recently but it was an exception to take someone to an obscure place her guides are unfamiliar with) The other members of her team are good and if one is available, I would recommend them.

Don't know about the others.
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Nov 2nd, 2006, 07:40 AM
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You don't really need a guide in Bangkok. Some people like to book a guide or a driver, but really you can do anyhting you want to do in Bangkok without a guide. If, once you get there, you really feel the need for a guide (or a driver) for a day, your hotel can easily arrange one for you.
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Nov 2nd, 2006, 06:43 PM
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Pick up a copy of Nancy Chandler's map at Asia Books or Bookazine. It has everything you need to know about BKK. You don't need a guide.
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Nov 2nd, 2006, 11:30 PM
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i am spending the day with cherry tomorrow and will see if she has someone that can help you....i will post on the weekend

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Nov 2nd, 2006, 11:31 PM
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exactly what days and what do you want to do?? i will ask
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Nov 3rd, 2006, 02:44 AM
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We are looking for a guide/driver 16 to 22 Nov. Party of 5 including an 8 year old. I have already sent email to Cherry so look forward to results of your talk with her. Thanks Jerry ([email protected]).
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Nov 4th, 2006, 06:04 AM
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contact cherry again for more info
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