trip report--rhkkmk

Jun 14th, 2005, 08:35 PM
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trip report--rhkkmk

have a report partially written on one phase of trip and have left it in hotel...will have to wait a day or so until i get back to computer..

trip is everything we wanted and more...bkk traffic is worse this year...costs are up slightly but the people haven't changed at all and niether have the great restaurants...
we have 5 more days to enjoy and karen is in the marriott pool at the moment...off to do some more shopping...

have met wonderful new people, many old friends and even a fodorite or two (more on this)....

bob and karen

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Jun 14th, 2005, 08:47 PM
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can't wait to here more...sounds like your both having a blast!
Aloha!
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Jun 15th, 2005, 06:32 AM
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Enjoy the rest of your trip. We look forward to your report.
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Jun 15th, 2005, 09:03 AM
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Have a blast for me too, Bob! Happy Travels!
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Jun 15th, 2005, 10:22 AM
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Glad you've had a good time. Looking forward to hearing more.
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Jun 15th, 2005, 10:51 PM
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looking forward to your report and my return trip to asia.
have a safe trip home...
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Jun 19th, 2005, 12:45 AM
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home on monday after 34 days....hope to start trip report after that maybe later in the week

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Jun 19th, 2005, 05:13 AM
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We've sold your house in Needham. Don't worry, we've arranged for a time share at the Peabody Marriott. The pool is great and you can take a ferry across the Essex River to Danvers. You just hop on a bus and zoom down Route 1. There's a great Outback Steakhouse near the hotel.
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Jun 21st, 2005, 08:43 PM
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if we need to make a quick trip someplace could you swing over from salem with your bike and take me on the handle bars??? now that would be a site...

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Jun 22nd, 2005, 12:39 PM
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My bike does not permit Suburban passengers. It is strictly an urban transport. Did you ride on a motor scooter in BKK?
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 07:11 PM
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silly boy....i value my life
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:39 PM
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time is taking me over....i can't seem to get to the report....maybe i can start tomorrow nite or if not on saturday...
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Jun 24th, 2005, 04:57 AM
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How is the jet lag?
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Jun 24th, 2005, 08:31 AM
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the jet lague would not be bad if it hadn't been for the extra 5 hours in detroit....we are back to normal...that's because we do not exercise and eat fatty foods....and do not run marathons...
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Jun 24th, 2005, 12:37 PM
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Looking forward to that report. We are going to have Thailand-like weather in Connecticut this weekend - if it is the same in Needham, I am sure you will just want to enjoy the a/c indoors and finish writing it. Then again, you could always start training for that marathon to keep up with Gpanda...
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Jun 24th, 2005, 05:04 PM
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Pandas train hard in the heat and humidity. That's why they are endangered. Craig, I'm begging you to never reference any similarities between Needham and Thailand. It boggles the mind to think there are any.
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Jun 24th, 2005, 06:51 PM
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craig---urban dwellers always look at things differently...
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Jun 25th, 2005, 06:18 AM
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Hi there rhkkmk

My son lives in Needham--- Grant St right near the train staion. Anywhere near you?

I am going to Thailand in Nov. so have been following your adventures. I am most impressed by the Thailand "groupies" I have noticed--- seem to want to return and return. I give you credit: I'm already having panic nightmares over the 24 hour trip to get there.
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Jun 25th, 2005, 08:15 AM
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Barnrt-Don't worry too much. On our first trip, I agonized over every potential disaster. A total waste of energy. Thailand is so welcoming that you could literally book only your plane and take care of everything once you get there.

I've come to think of the long plane ride (28 hours from Boston) as a buffer between Thailand and the hordes of tourists that would overwhelm it if it were closer. If Thailand were only 6-8 hours away, it would be mobbed. Thankfully, it's not.
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Good thought Gpanda---- the long flight will keep the faint of heart and spirit away.
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