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#16 GRINCH

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:23 PM

i think you should go.. with the bombings and natural disasters.. it just has happened and we have to move on. we can't always live in fear

however in saying that.. i'm kinda going against my own words because i'm scared to go to places like thailand or bali.. and not because of the above.. and everyone will probably laugh.. but i'm scared about the drugs. probably because i've read a bunch of books and seen movies.. and i'd be scared someone would plant something in my bag and i'd be in jail for the rest of my life or something like that! really ridiculous i know!!! i think i must've dreamt about it once or something because it really affects me tongue.gif maybe all that bali 9 stuff i saw on tv when i was in australia or something. i'm sure it's so slim that would happen.. but i dunno.. it just is on my mind. but ignore me, i'm silly tongue.gif

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:30 PM

On drugs, I'm a firm believer that if you watch your bags well it's very unlikely to happen.
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 04:37 PM

My theory is youcan get blown up driving over the harbour bridge. I think yourun a risk of something happening anywhere you go. The problems in Thailand are very small and it is more in the jungle areas.

Just watch your drinks and be careful what you buy from people on the streets. I think you run more of a risk of catching 'jippy runny tummy' than being blown up.

We are going to Thailand for our honeymoon. I have never been so thats why we decided to go. It looks beautiful and I cant wait to do my Thai cooking class and have massages every day (oh and cocktails in the pool). I beleive that we make our own destinies. A physic I went to got ecerything right for my sister and not a thing right for me. I am supposed to be with someone who's name starts with H ( I did get excited and think of Heath Leadger but alas I got my super fine Adam)

Have a great honeymoon whereever you go. Only 31 dys till I leave for mine

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 12:59 AM

I totally agree with the gals who have pointed out that some of the places we think of as 'safe' are probably the least safe these days. Who would have thought a New York office building, or the London underground would be deadly ? Or even Bali before the bombings - no one ever used to think of Bali as unsafe (unless you're talking about the risk of STDs of the non-telephonic variety !). Plus, as Gidget said - I actually prefer to go to places that have been the victim of terrible events - some of these poor places rely on tourism to survive and need people to go back and spend their holiday money so they get their lives back to normal....
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:16 PM

While we're at it, I agree that places like London etc are just as potentially dangerous as anywhere else.
And another thing about drugs and luggage, if you think you can bear to take a small bag you can always carry it on board with you, that's what D and I do now and I must admit it gives me great peace of mind that my bag doesn't leave my possession smile.gif
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:02 PM

You're going to love Thailand!!! We honeymooned there.

Gee, I wonder how your family would feel about the destination my husband has just chosen to go to for a Mountaineering trip for 5 weeks - Pakistan!!! laugh.gif Had hubby's mum in MY ear telling me that Osama hides in the caves there blah, blah, blah.

Soon we'll all be so frightened, we won't go anywhere and isn't that what the terrorists would like in a way?

Go - enjoy yourself - just be safe & sensible as you would anywhere.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 01:43 PM

Well I just had my mum on the phone telling me once again that I should rethink travelling overseas based on whats been happening on the news last night and today...

I of course don't watch the news much laugh.gif




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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:55 PM

I find the news reports we get here in Aus throuaghly biased and limited in fact....
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 04:11 PM

Something else that you can do to help put your family's minds at is ease is register with the Australian Embassy in your country of travel. This way if they get any warnings etc they can contact you and help get you out if required.

We were due to fly to Bali the morning after the first bombings but didn't, our travel agent diverted us to Phuket instead. They were on high alert as well but the security levels in the tourist areas were great and we didn't feel unsafe at all. We had a such a good time and are heading back there for our honeymoon aswell!!
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 06:43 PM

I would go and have fun though be very careful of what you eat and drink....completely off the topic i know......i was supposed o be getting married in two weeks in krabi just opposite phuket.Went last year with mum in law to be and ended up getting flown home with severe semonalina some bizzare strain so hence wedding now in safe grounds of oz.... go and have fun on your honeymoon what will happen will happen but at least you are together having experienced a beautiful experience of your wedding and you'll be trully happy....xxxx

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:28 PM

we're going to thailand too for our honeymoon....but i haven't heard of anything to cause me to think its not a good idea???

Have i been living in my own little world & not noticed something or is it fine?

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:37 PM

well we are doing the same trip but slightly different. We are leaving october 18th 2006 and we are spending 5 nights in bangkok, 5 nights in ko samui, 5 nights in phuket and then we are flying to singapore for 5 nights too.

When do you leave?

I am not too worried. I really dont want those people to run my life. Thats what they want. They want us to be terrified of them and I am not going to put my dreams of travelling on hold because of them. Like they say, when its your time its your time.

I too think that every single decision we make could alter our lives in any way. I just think if you make sure you have all the emergency numbers available and are sensible - i think you like us will be fine.

I would love to hear more about your trip. when are you leaving? What hotels are you staying in and did you get your holiday for a good price?
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 01:25 PM

We're going to Thailand too - cannot wait! I think, just keep your wits about you and you will be fine.

I'd love to hear all about everyone's travels! We're going for three weeks on 29th of Jan!
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:01 PM

Thanks girls smile.gif


Leesa, we are going for 2 weeks on the 27th November. smile.gif
We will be flying into Bangkok and then going straight to Koh Samui where we will stay at the Evason Hideaway Spa for 4 nights. This is where we will just spend out time probably relaxing and getting over all the wedding hype!

Then we go to Phuket for 8 nights where we will be staying at the Aquamarine. It's a relatively new place I think and it was a toss up between that place and I think the Le Meridien? I can't remember..! We looked at so many places and by the time we looked at all the deals and pricing and luxury we decided on the Aquamarine. Not that we plan on being there much because there is so much we want to do in Phuket and head over to other islands etc.

Then after that we are going to Bangkok where we will stay for 2 nights in the Princess Pathuman (sp?).

We basically just had a chat with the travel agent about how to work it out. We wanted to head straight to Koh Samui first so we could relax and just enjoy having some time together. We wanted to stay at Phuket the longest because there is so much to do there and then leave just a couple of nights in Bankok for markets and spending some time looking around at everything. We only planned on going for 2 weeks so that was the best breakdown we could figure out tongue.gif

I'm looking forward to every part of the trip!! I think we will have earned it after all this wedding stuff.

As for the cost, well I dunno if we got a good price, but I think we got a good priced based on the time of year and travelling around we are doing. Alot of the great deals finish at the end of October so that sort of sucked. Pm if you want to have a chat about prices smile.gif

What sort of things are you looking forward to about Thailand?? Where are you guys staying?

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