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Postby Mungo » 25 Aug 2019 07:16

This summer saw us visiting Thailand. :thumbup:

My son has been living in Bangkok for 4 years so it was time for us to visit. A new continent for us. It was a big ask for me, long haul flights, taking all my supplies. Yes, I was stopped at security once. Fortunately I had my colostomy travel certificate with a page in Thai so all was well. I also survived the heat and humidity as well as far spicier food then I usually eat!

We took my son’s advice and started with a stay in Krabi followed by time in Bangkok. My daughter, son in law and grandson came with us and my daughter booked our hotels. She made excellent choices. Holiday Inn resort at Krabi

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnresorts/hotels/us/en/krabi/kbvan/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-RS-_-TH-_-KBVAN

And Hilton Millennium Bangkok
https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/thailand/millennium-hilton-bangkok-BKKHITW/index.html?WT.mc_id=zELWAKN0APAC1HI2DMH3LocalSearch4DGGenericx6BKKHITW

It was good to see where my son lives and took his advice on places to go. Definitely a number of highlights. The scenery around Krabi was beautiful. We took a long boat to Railay beach where you have to wade to get from/to the boats! :o

Bangkok is full of temples. Wat Arun was amazing. Did the Hop on Hop off boat, took a canal boat tour as well as visiting the Artist’s House to get a real feel of Thai life.

In all a very different experience, but did miss cruising but with 3 booked it’s good to try other things. :mrgreen:

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Postby Gillzajoker » 25 Aug 2019 08:22

Lovely pics., Sue - I've been to Thainland a few times and always enjoyed it.
Glad the trip was relatively stress-free for you, and it will have been wonderful
catching up with your son, making it a real family affair! :D
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Postby bobbyoscar » 25 Aug 2019 09:07

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Welcome home, Sue. Glad to hear that you had a brill time and virtually stress free, as well.

Love the photos. xx
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Postby grannyM » 25 Aug 2019 10:12

So glad to know you and the family had a good trip Sue. Especially nice to visit your son and see some other places in Thailand too.

Thanks for taking the time to share this and your photos with us. :D
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Postby judgegeoff » 25 Aug 2019 12:16

Great pictures Sue and I am so glad that you enjoyed such a different holiday (if somewhat tiring at times). Chris and I loved Thailand and thought that the colourful temples and palaces were amazing. Thanks for posting! :thumbup:
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Postby Dave » 25 Aug 2019 15:17

Thanks for that Sue and I'm glad you had a good time. We've been to Thailand, but have only seen Bangkok Airport! ;)
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Postby Camela » 26 Aug 2019 12:52

Glad you had a lovely holiday. Land-based are definitely more 'full on' than cruises! I haven't been to Thailand for forty years but enjoyed Indonesia more recently.
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Re: Thailand

Postby rdw123 » 27 Aug 2019 15:34

Glad you enjoyed your trip. I haven’t been stopped with my supplies luckily although I have been frisked on several occasions and questioned about what is the thickness under my waist! Security has been ok about it so far, but always a first time.
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