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Colin Mar 4th, 2002 04:08 AM

Thailand Travel Journal On-line
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have contacted my to express their enjoyment on reading my journal about my three week trip to Thailand.<BR><BR>The hits counter has now exceeded 5000 !<BR><BR>For those of you who have yet to see my trip diary, then you are more than welcome to visit the following web address.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Thank you for all your comments.<BR><BR>Colin

meira Mar 4th, 2002 05:29 AM

Thank you Colin<BR>I've read your diary and it was fun!<BR>I am going to Thailand next week and sure like hell will avoid all street food vendors.....<BR>Meira

sue Mar 4th, 2002 02:45 PM

Hi Colin,<BR>I,m not surprised that you have so many visitors to your site.It is an excellant journal.It,s now only 4 weeks now till we go to Bangkok,Phuket and Krabi.Reading bits from your journal everyday makes the wait even more exciting,.Thanks for all the help you gave us a few months back.Have you another trip planned yet??? <BR> All the best<BR> sue

Colin Mar 8th, 2002 01:28 AM

Meira,<BR><BR>Have a wonderful time in Thailand !<BR><BR>I hope you don't get the Siamese Squirts!<BR>

Colin Mar 8th, 2002 01:43 AM

Hi Sue !<BR><BR>only 4 weeks to go !!! WOW !! <BR><BR>I can remember how exciting the anticipation was with only weeks to go. I'm planning a return to Bangkok, and beyond sometime next year. I really do miss the thrill of the adventure.<BR><BR>Have a fabulous time in Thailand ! It truly is an amazing country!

Carol Mar 19th, 2002 01:25 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed reading your journal !<BR><BR>I'm off to Thailand at the end of the year and found your story very informative.<BR><BR>Thanks!

margaret Sep 1st, 2002 08:16 AM

As I've just mentioned your brilliant journal I thought I should top this for more people to read.I hope you manage to see the Grand Palace the next time! (You must be about the only visitor to BK who HASN'T seen it!!!! Seriously, you will be astounded with it,it is quite overwhelming):)

Kathy Sep 1st, 2002 09:18 AM

We are cruising from Bangkok to Sydney November 26th. The cruiseline offers a pre-cruise tour of Bangkok. My question: would we be better off to tour on our own? Safety etc, with just the two of us. Most often we just get our own cabs or go it alone, this part of the world is new to us. Best hotel, what not to miss and anything else much appreciated.

fiona Sep 1st, 2002 10:29 AM

Kathy<BR>I don't normally like tours either but we took them in Bangkok. We only had 2 full days there and decided just to pick tours as BK is vast and we didn't have the time to "find our feet". How long have you got? Our first day we went on a "temple tour"- an absolute must is the Grand Palace, it is breathtaking and as , a previous poster said, a little overwhelming with so much gold and glittering stones. We visited Wat Po with the gold reclining Buddah and Wat Bin where we lucky enough to see a monk being invested. We also saw a lot of the districts of BK, including Chinatown.Our second day took us to the Summer Palace and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya followed by a cruise down the Chao Phya river. One thing we did do on our own was a visit to Jim Thomsons house. He was a famous silk merchant. It is well worth a visit- just beautiful and in such a tranquil setting it is hard to believe that it is right in the middle of BK. If you go there be prepared to spend a fortune in the shop- I certainly could have!!!<BR> Other things we didn't have time to do this time are a dinner cruise,the floating market , the Rose Garden and , if you are there at the weekend you must go to Chatuchak market.<BR> Try eating at Cabbages and Condoms.Very well known, superb food and some interesting decorations!!!!!!( all profits go to HIV awareness and family planning programmes).We can also recommend Lemongrass , a restaurant that is actually a large house - try their lemongrass chicken.<BR>The nightmarket is also a bit of an experience.If you go, whatever they say the cost of something is, pay about half! <BR>For hotels, not being sure of what you want to pay, do a search here and you will find loads of info on hotels. If you are new to this part of the world you will be very happy with what you get for your money there! Our hotel room looked like something out of a film set!Hope this helps.

Colin Sep 10th, 2002 02:53 AM

I would recommend that if it were within Bangkok, then do it yourself.<BR><BR>With the Sky train and the river boats, tuk tuks and taxis, it's easy and safe to navigate the city.<BR><BR>If you are interested in doing day trips out of the capital, then it would be far easier to tag along with an organise tour.

Mary Sep 29th, 2002 08:49 AM

I've tried to get your report numerous different times, but although the URL brings me to the university's website, there does not appear to be a record of your travelogue. I get nothing at Has it been erased or moved?

Colin Sep 30th, 2002 01:11 AM

The URL should still work. <BR><BR>With it being on an university server it is however constantly being maintained. Especially overnight here in the UK.<BR><BR>All I can say is do please try again.<BR><BR><BR><BR>If you are still unsuccessful then drop a note here, and I can send you the text.<BR>

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