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I'm off tomorrow!

Perth, Australia
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I'm off tomorrow!

Hi Everyone,

Just signing in for the last time before I leave tomorrow morning for 23 days in Thailand.

I've been ticking off the domestic 'things to do before I leave' - care for oldies organised, said goodbye to daughter and grandchildren, left husband with a 'reminders' list, cleaned the house and done the washing. Now just have to pack.

I'm flying directly to Chiang Rai for 5 nights, then taking the VIP bus to Chiang Mai where I'll spend 8 nights and then off the Bangkok for 9 nights. This will be my third visit to Thailand. I've been to Chiang Mai and Bangkok before, but not Chiang Rai.

This time I've arranged accommodation in private apartment rentals in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai and at Cape House Serviced Apartments in Bangkok. I'm tired of hotels and think that apartments might offer me the flexibility and independence I'd like. I'll let you know when I get back how this worked out for me.

Also, this time I haven't organised any tours or tour guide in advance, except for a Bangkok Food Tour. Last time I booked a lovely private guide for 3 days and although the arrangement was mainly successful, I found that the one on one experience was at times just too intense and tiring. There were times when I just wanted to be silent with my thoughts to take in the spectacular surroundings, and I was unable to do this. I'll play it by ear this time and wander around by myself, taking time to 'be in the moment' and to 'roll with the punches'. If I get lonely, I'll just join a group tour to somewhere.

My main reason for writing this is to thank you all for your contributions to the Forum which have helped me greatly in the planning of this, and my previous trips. Also, thank you to those lovely people who have sent me private messages of support and encouragement.

If I'm successful in getting on-line with my iPad in Thailand, I'll say 'hi' from there, but I'll definitely post JBR's when I return to pay back for all help I've received.

Kindest regards,


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Hey Sue, have a great holiday. I think you've made the right decision in not prearranging any tours.

To be able to free-range like a chicken, a scratch here, a scratch there, then to move on when you've had enough sounds fantastic to us.

We'll look forward to any updates.

Have fun

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Have a safe journey and a great holiday and ley us know all about it when you return.

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Hi Susan my iPad friend :)

Have a safe and fantastic trip, will look forward to your updates and JBR!!

Me too..wish you have lots of fun :)

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Hi Sue,

Have a good journey over and enjoy Thailand.

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Susan, have a safe journey and a great holiday.

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Hi Sue

Wishing you best wishes for your trip to thailand. Hope it will be a memorable one and would love to hear about your trip after coming back.

Cheers and God Bless

Perth, Australia
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Have a great trip, Susan. Stay safe.


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Oh Im so jealous, wish I was leaving in the morning, have a great trip

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Have a wonderful trip Susan, I hope that you have a fantastic time full of lots of adventures, spectacular sights, yummy food and all the best that Thailand has to offer. Looking forward to reading your JBR's

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