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Old Oct 26, 11, 1:08 pm   #1
 
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cancel trip to bankgkok due to flooding?????

planning on FIRST trip there around Nov 18
saw news of flooding---is it in tourist zones??
would you go elsewhere?..will be flying from singapore
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Old Oct 26, 11, 1:26 pm   #2
 
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Hold off. In SIN, you're already in the neighborhood. I'm booked a week after you and I'm thinking SGN or PNH. The rest of Thailand will be open for business though. I'm leaning toward BKK still being a mess in 3 weeks. wj
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Old Oct 26, 11, 3:17 pm   #3
 
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I'm crossing my fingers things start to dry out by mid-November. You may want to start looking for back-up options. Siam Reap, Chiang Mai, Krabi maybe?

I'll be in Thailand starting Dec 3, and although we aren't spending heavy time in Bangkok, we do have two planned nights there. I'm less concerned about not seeing the tourist sites then just about being able to get to and from our hotels and flights. Definitely nervous at this point.
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Old Oct 26, 11, 3:38 pm   #4
 
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I'm crossing my fingers things start to dry out by mid-November. You may want to start looking for back-up options. Siam Reap, Chiang Mai, Krabi maybe?

I'll be in Thailand starting Dec 3, and although we aren't spending heavy time in Bangkok, we do have two planned nights there. I'm less concerned about not seeing the tourist sites then just about being able to get to and from our hotels and flights. Definitely nervous at this point.
From what I have been seeing Siem Rep is flooding as well
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Old Oct 26, 11, 4:09 pm   #5
 
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From what I have been seeing Siem Rep is flooding as well
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Old Oct 26, 11, 8:46 pm   #7
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planning on FIRST trip there around Nov 18
saw news of flooding---is it in tourist zones??
would you go elsewhere?..will be flying from singapore
Get your Plan B ready.

I had planned to visit by end of Nov. I figured even if the flood was over, many of the areas would still be a mess.

I've already re-booked to SGN. Too bad, was looking forward to getting to BKK again.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 1:03 am   #8
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From what I have been seeing Siem Rep is flooding as well
The river turned about 4 weeks ago and, while still very high, the lake level is slowly dropping. There are scattered intense storms still, but there have been a number of completely rain free days.
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I'm leaning toward BKK still being a mess in 3 weeks. wj
As am I which is going to cause alot of problems for my wedding celebrations.

The canal tours I planned to take people on will be very NOLA-Katrina-esque.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 3:22 am   #10
 
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As am I which is going to cause alot of problems for my wedding celebrations.

The canal tours I planned to take people on will be very NOLA-Katrina-esque.
Congratulations D ! Best wishes. Maybe you can get a tux-wetsuit. A good opportunity in the chaos to push a couple in-laws overboard. It'll be picturesque though. The whole town will be a floating market. Just wondering, has ex-FEMA chief Michael Brown been advising FROC ? wj
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Old Oct 27, 11, 5:23 am   #11
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Congratulations D ! Best wishes. Maybe you can get a tux-wetsuit. A good opportunity in the chaos to push a couple in-laws overboard. It'll be picturesque though. The whole town will be a floating market. Just wondering, has ex-FEMA chief Michael Brown been advising FROC ? wj
FROC should get a 'You're doing a heckuva job Brownie' any day now from YL or the man himself from Dubai.
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Old Oct 27, 11, 2:26 pm   #12
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As am I which is going to cause alot of problems for my wedding celebrations.

The canal tours I planned to take people on will be very NOLA-Katrina-esque.
You might consider moving to Hua Hin.

It's a long drive, but it'll be well out of the path of the flood and the Sheraton Hua Hin is very nice.
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