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Arriving in BKK on the 16th!

  • gottagetaway

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location United States
    Posts: 12

    I will be flying in to BKK from California (via Dusseldorf! wasn't expecting that) and arriving on May 16th.

    Will any other travelers be in Bangkok the week of May 16th, or in Northern Thailand during the weeks following?

    I plan to explore BKK for a few days, then travel to the north to explore Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, and the rest of the north before going into Laos. After exploring Laos, I will go to Cambodia, and after that I may go to Vietnam, or return back to Thailand to visit the islands

    #1 Posted: 5/5/2011 - 01:39

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  • gottagetaway

    Joined Travelfish
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    Also, in case it matters to anyone, I'm a 23-year-old California male.

    I'm very laid back, but I'm very excited about my adventure.

    If you are on CouchSurfing, my username is 'peaceseekingmissile'

    #2 Posted: 5/5/2011 - 02:00

  • glenton

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    17th December, 2010
    Posts: 3

    Arrived in Bangkok a few days ago as well, will be heading north to Chang Mai next week, probably stopping in Lopburi to visit a friend. How long you planning to stay in BKK?

    #3 Posted: 17/5/2011 - 22:34

  • gottagetaway

    Joined Travelfish
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    I'll be here at least through the weekend, but I will probably leave on monday or so.
    After that I also plan to go to Chiang Mai, so perhaps we can go together!

    Please send me a private message, and I will give you my local phone number
    are you on CouchSurfing? if so, my username is peaceseekingmissile

    #4 Posted: 18/5/2011 - 12:51

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    #5 Posted: 20/5/2011 - 09:57

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    #6 Posted: 20/5/2011 - 09:58

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