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  • Efrat

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    I tried to order seats at the night train. it was more than week ago, and never get an answer. even not an automatic reply. what sould i do???

    does anyone succed to order via mail lately? how long does it takes?

    thank you.

    #1 Posted: 29/10/2006 - 12:09

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  • sideflip1

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    i emailed last week and haven't heard anything either.
    i heard they can sometimes take around 2 weeks to get back to you, so maybe wait a bit longer? sorry, that's all i know!

    #2 Posted: 30/10/2006 - 18:04

  • Efrat

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    hi,

    just got an answer.
    took them 10 days to answer...

    realy should have to order enough time before you are planing to travell...

    #3 Posted: 30/10/2006 - 18:13

  • LancasterLad

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    sideflip1

    If you followed the guide on www.seat61.com you should be alright. I got confirmation within 3 days, but I thnk I read that up to a fornight isn't uncommon.

    2 days to go - yippee.

    #4 Posted: 30/10/2006 - 18:31

  • sideflip1

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    thanks. i did get a reply. i wasn't worried about, was just trying to give Efrat a response b/c i had heard they take a while to get back to you.
    thanks though! :)

    so you're probably already in thailand as i type this..hope you're having a good trip!

    #5 Posted: 6/11/2006 - 13:52

  • LancasterLad

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    In Vientiane at the moment.

    Arrived at the new BKK airport last Thursday morning. I found the place a little confusing, but it was all new and wew were tired. The Yellow metered taxis are on the Level below leaving Exit 8. A cab to Hua Lamphong train station at 0700 in the morning cost 270 bahts + 65 bahts toll. It took about 50 minutes.

    Hua Lamphong train station was dead easy to work out. The Advance Booking Office is open between 0830-1600. I'd picked up our tickets by 0845, and paid by debit card. We used the Left Luggage facility at the station, which worked fine. It cost 25 bahts per piece for the day, and is open until 2300. There is also a food court selling cheap local food, and also several other small outlets around the station. Though I've rerad to be careful of pick pockets and thieves in the station we never felt threatened. There were quite a few touts who try to flog you day trips and things. Directly across from the station is the Underground Station.

    Our overnight sleeper to Nong Khai left more or less on time. We had a very comfortable nights sleep in our 1st Class cabin, which was well worth the expense. We gave the food on the train a miss, though we did have the breakfast, which was forgettable but the coffee and orange jusice was very welcome.

    Nong Khai was a great place. We stayed at the Mutmee Guesthouse, and can't really give it enough praise, though the pushbikes for hire could do with a little tlc. But you can say that for most of the bikes for hire in the town, though we never let that little thing spoil our enjoyment.

    #6 Posted: 8/11/2006 - 16:56

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    Hi LancasterLad - that's a good read - thanks - if time allows, please don't forget the Trip reports section!

    #7 Posted: 9/11/2006 - 05:42

  • sideflip1

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    LancasterLad:

    good to know Mutmee Guesthouse was a good place to stay at. I've emailed with them informing them of when we want to stay there. they said to confirm a few days in advance. did you just email them or call them?


    glad your trip is going well!

    #8 Posted: 10/11/2006 - 08:12

  • roverinexile

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    Stayed at the Mutmee in 1993. Glad it's still going strong. Looking forward to staying there again in January!

    #9 Posted: 10/11/2006 - 08:42

  • LancasterLad

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    Me again

    Sideflip 1 - I e-mailed The Mutmee to reserve our accom a couple of weeks before we left UK. If you get the train to Nong Khai, take a tuk-tuk to your accom. The tuk-tuk cost us 50 bahts. We had 2 rooms. Our triple ensuite cost 500 bahts and was very nice (though we only need a double). My brother had a double with shared bathroom for 240 bahts, and he has happy with that.

    If the Mutmee can't guarantee a bed then try the Khian Khong Guesthouse, which is nearby and brand new. Rooms are about 300 bahts.

    Somtam2000 - I'll do a trip report when i get back to UK.

    #10 Posted: 10/11/2006 - 12:28

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