Ratt- Waiting Time, Touring and Dining?

Nov 7th, 2005, 05:04 PM
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I have not detected any kind of attitude on Lyndie's part. I think that many times when you read something as opposed to hearing someone say the same thing, especially not knowing a person, it's easy to read a comment in a way it wasn't meant. I find Lyndie to be humourous and a breath of fresh air. Also, having traveled to Australia many times and having Aussie friends, maybe I see it differently. I guess I'm just getting a little discouraged that lately this forum has taken a turn to the mean and nasty. People seem to be less civil in their comments. Maybe I'm guilty of this too, I hope not. I understand that Ratt is beloved by many here but it seems that if anyone has a different opinion, they get pounced on. When did this forum become a dictatorship?

Craig, this isn't meant as a diatribe against anything you said so please don't take it that way. It's just the attitude in general these days in some posts. And, I'm having a bad day and feeling down so maybe I'm being overly sensitive.
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Nov 7th, 2005, 05:18 PM
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laurie, you are a kind person & I want to say thanks again for defending me. I know I'm a loooong way from perfect!

Aussies are renowned for being, some would say, a little too forthright & sometimes too honest & too direct. You know what I mean. We are an egalitarian society and we treat everyone as equals or many of us do, or try to!

I'm sending you lots of hugs and every good wish that your day turns into a joyful one.

Let's all lighten up and thank our lucky stars we live where we do and we have what we have.
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Nov 8th, 2005, 01:53 AM
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on a completely different note but still about Ratt

we've booked a car/driver for four days December 27-30 to drive us from bangkok to Sukhothai to Lampang to Chiang Mai.

It won't be Ratt as she is already busy herself but someone who works for her. Do you know are her other drivers/guides usually good?

Also does the fee include all the necessary car insurances?

thanks
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Nov 9th, 2005, 01:03 AM
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Could someone supply Ratt and Poon's email address or website address
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Nov 9th, 2005, 07:08 AM
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I've hired Ratt for Monday, 19 December.

I'll let you all know what I think of her service when I return from my trip to Bangkok.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 08:06 AM
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brussels:
Here is part of an email I recently received from Ratt explaining her drivers:
Please accept me to show you our ratebr />


Our rates in Bangkok arebr />


The driver with experience service with Taxi car rate 2,200 Baht / 10 hours, Half day 1,500 Baht, for O/T 220 Baht. Out off city charges more for gasoline. Hour rate is 400 Baht. For 4 people Asia size



For better English than the first group with car rate 2,500 Baht/10 hours, O/T 250 Baht per hour. Half day 1,800 Baht, for 4 people Asia size around the city. Out off city charges more for gasoline. For hour rate 400 Baht.



The English license guide with his car rate 3,000 Baht / 10 hours. Half day 2,000 Baht. For 4 people. Over time 300 Baht. Out off city charges more for gasoline.



The English license guide with his van rate 3,000 Baht / 8 hours. Half day 2,000 Baht. For 8 people. Over time 300 Baht, out off city charge more for gasoline.



The driver with experience service with The Mercedes Benz Van rate 3,000 Baht/ 8 hours 10 people, O/T 200 Baht per hour. Half day 2,000 Baht around the city, out off city charge more for gasoline. My father will be the driver.



The driver with experience service with New Toyota van can not speak English 3,000 Baht / 10 hours. For 12 people. O/T 200 Baht per hour, half day 2,000 Baht, out off city charge more for gasoline.



This price will not include parking and express way.



Airport picks up or drop not goes anywhere else will be 500 Baht for small car and 1,000 Baht for a van

hope this helps
Aloha!



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Nov 9th, 2005, 09:53 AM
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thanks for sharring this....her prices are slightly more than 2 years ago but still a bargain overall...if you can get her as your driver, you have hit the jack pot...

she has obviously branched out and found some good associates to work with her....as we say it is the american way...entrpeuneural
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Nov 9th, 2005, 09:54 AM
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She's really grown her business. Last December/January it was just her and her husband! Obviously word of mouth is working for her.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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hank you Hawaii those are the same prices we got (english speaking guide for 10 hours a day at 3000) except as we are travelling from BKK to Chiang Mai over a four day period we also pay the guide's board and lodging 1000 per day and some additional cost for the gasoline all of which is understandable...

For RHKKMH: we are getting a driver/guide called (Ms) Kaew. I'll let you know what she's like

bye
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Dec 8th, 2005, 12:31 AM
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I do not seem to be able to get a reply from Ratt at the Yahoo email address or the contact email on her web site, does anybody know any other email address ?
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