ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

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ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jcameron » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:58 pm

Signed up for the "Thailand on a Shoestring" tour leaving Feb 16, 2013!
Who else is coming adventuring?
First trip to Asia, by myself. Arriving three days early and staying on the southern beaches 3 1/2 weeks longer - so excited.

See you all soon!

Jill
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby elisar » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:32 am

Hey Jill,

i am joining the trip Thailand on a shoestring as well. It's also my first trip to Asia, i am excited and curios ;-) I will arrive one day earlier and I'll stay in the Hostel LubD Bangkok Silom. I am staying in Bangkok 3 more days after the trip, see you soon!

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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jcameron » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:40 pm

That's great! I am so looking forward to meeting everyone (and escaping the last bit of Canadian winter) :)

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Hi there from Toronto

Postby prity » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:51 pm

I'll be joining you ladies also, should be arriving in Bangkok a day earlier but I'll be staying at our joining hotel. I'm excited too, just realized I might need to buy a large backpack rather than dragging my suit case :s

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Postby jcameron » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:26 pm

I was reading a lot of the forum topics on here which are helpful and I think a backpack is definitely recommended over a rolling suitcase for these trips. I'm buying one before we go as well. Is this your first trip to Asia, Prity?

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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby prista » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:02 am

I am not on this trip but I have traveled with G Adventures before, and I would definitely advise you to buy a backpack with wheels and handle. I bought one and it was the best thing I could have done! All the best, F.
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby prity » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:18 pm

I've been to Asia before like India and Hong Kong but that was to visit family. I've been part of a tour group once before through contiki and that was to see Europe. I'm looking forward to see how this group will differ from that one. Jill, be sure to add some posts when you arrive there ahead of us so it'll give us a good idea of what the weather is like.

In regards to our tour after I read through the trip details it seems like atrt is a combination of 2 tours combined. I'll be part of the group during the whole duration. I'm hoping we'll have 1 CEO for the entire trip.
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jcameron » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:53 am

Yeah I will definitely try and let you guys know how the weather is when I arrive.
I'm doing a contiki tour later on in my trip - interested to see how the two compare!
I agree with you Prity, 1 CEO would be nice.
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jacques433 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:19 pm

Looks like I'll be joining you guys on this one. Is everyone staying at the Bangkok Centre Hotel?
I couldn't get it booked through GAP. Tried myself but they haven't replied. Can anyone recommend another hotel nearby?

I get in on the 14th.
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jcameron » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:06 pm

Getting so close!!
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby tonto75 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:53 pm

Hi I leave for the thai trip on the 12th so excited just not looking forward to28hrs on a plane ha ha I beleive we stop in Mumbai for the night though is this true??
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jacques433 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:38 pm

Depends on which way you are going.

I'm Feb 12 Toronto/ LA / Tokyo / Singapore / Bangkok > Feb 14, basically 48 hrs. Had an airfare credit had to use or lose. But I guess we jump ahead 12 hours too. What do you call that? Jet lunge?

One consolation is that its all Singapore Airlines from LA.
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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jcameron » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:30 pm

Wishing everyone who isn't already here safe journeys!
Also, the weather is hot hot hot! Bangkok is a great city so far, looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Re: ATRT130216:Thailand on a Shoestring Feb 16th, 2013

Postby jacques433 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:05 am

Confirmed meet-up is 6 pm on the 16th in lobby / GAP counter.

Hot indeed!
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