Greg Curtis

Greg Curtis

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    If visiting for three days what are the essential things to see/do?

    I quite like shopping so I would recommend taking the train to ShenZhen, China for the day. Its a different food and shopping experience than that in Hong Kong. Massage, manicure, pedicure etc is good too! You could also take a Ferry trip to Macau, its rather pretty and the mix of portuguese and Chinese is interesting. In Hong Kong I took the escalator upwards but got off to check out the shops, markets and eating places. At the top of the escalator I caught a taxi to the base of the funicular railway. When you get back down you can catch a bus back into town. A walk down Nathan Road at night is good too. Stop in at the Peninsular Hotel for a "cheap" beer or champagne. The views of the city, at night, from around the star ferry terminal are spectacular. almost 11 years ago

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    What is a good way to get into Laos from Thailand?

    If you want to start further north you could enter from Chiang Rai. An AirAsia flight from Bangkok ( http://airasia.com au$65 ish ) could get you there by lunchtime. You then go to the Thai border town of Chiang Khong and cross the Mekong by small boat to Houei Xai. From there you take the 2 day, slow boat trip down the Mekong to Luang Prabang. I am planning to go in May. I have been doing a Mekong Country theme. Yes, did all that and it went very well. Its a fairly remote area but the river trip was a bit uncomfortable but all well worth the bother. Its a beautiful place to be. GC almost 11 years ago

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    Can someone recommend a good hotel in Bangkok?

    I stayed at Windsor Suites at about au$100 but I think that if you are travelling around town a spot close to the "Sky Train" is best. Its not expensive and its air conditioned and not subject to the traffic jams. We abandoned our over hot taxi during a gridlock and got back to the hotel in a few minutes on the sky train. We stayed in China Town on another trip and found it difficult to catch a hotel taxi to the destination we wanted. Everthing was aparently "closed" and the drivers would only take us to their commision paying friends. We had to walk to the main road and hail a passing taxi. almost 11 years ago

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    whats the best way from phuket to malaysia? train or plane?

    I have flown AirAsia quite a bit. Its been pretty reliable and cheap! see http://www.airasia.com Its about au$100 for international flights. I usually pay the extra au$10 for a selected seat and don't forget to pay for the right luggage weight when you book. Its a lot cheaper that excesss at check in. (In country flights are much cheaper au$10 to $50 ish in Malaysia and Thailand) almost 11 years ago

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    What's a good day activity in Chiang Mai?

    Also, hire a moter scooter. We had a ride into the hills where its a lot cooler and visited some waterfalls. almost 11 years ago

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    What's a good day activity in Chiang Mai?

    The panda house at the zoo was worth seeing. The huge airconditioned buildings (and the pandas) were donated by China. We stayed for quite a while as we were entertained by the 2 pandas playing together. The rest of the zoo was in a bad state but was under redevelopment. almost 11 years ago