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Old 29th November 2007, 10:10 PM
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Ooh I'm excited! After 4 long years, we've just booked flights from London to BKK on 28 Jan (9 weeks on Monday). This time, my hubbie and I are taking our little boy, who'll be 2 years old. Yay!!!!!!!

Our last trip to Bangkok ended up with me so excited I couldn't sleep on the plane (ok it was also the several glasses of wine I had in the airport first ) Slightly hyperactive, I kept trying to open the shutters on the plane 'to see the sunrise over the world'.

Got to Bangkok, went on La Noya river cruise that night which was fab, then a little wander round Patpong and back to the hotel. Next day was sightseeing and we headed for the Palace only to be stopped by a 'palace official' who told us it was closed, and next thing we know we were in a Tuk Tuk with a little man who took us to lots of shops (yes I know we fell for it big style) and dropped us off at the Palace later absolutely bewiildered. THEN we couldn't get a taxi to turn their flipping meter on to take us back to the hotel.

That night, which was New Years Eve, we had a great time watching the fireworks from the bridge and then drinking Thai whiskey buckets in KoSan Road with a load of ex-pats and a couple of Dutch guys until 7am the following morning (midnight back in Britain you see). I still hadn't slept properly since we left Britiain by this point so was a little confused

Needless to say we missed the next day of sightseeing trying to sleep and caught a train to Chaing Mai that night, and FINALLY I calmed down a bit, and fell asleep for 12 hours. Woke up in Chaing Mai, flew to Mae Hong Son, onto Krabi and Ko Lanta and had a fabulous, fabulous time

So my first post on here is a plea for help with making Bangkok a better experience this time. We've done the river and the temples, but nothing else. I know part of my last experience was lack of sleep and jet lag, but I don't think I planned it properly either. Can anyone help
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Old 30th November 2007, 02:22 PM
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you will need to plan in a bit more sleep time with a 2 year old.

Not much good to you as i can't think of anything that would attract toddlers in Bangkok. He will love the pool.
of course shopping is a big thing in Bangkok MBK centre etc.
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Thanks for the reply and apologies for not acknowledging it till now - busy week!

I've bought Thailand Islands and Beaches which has a great section for children in both Bangkok and Samui chapters.

So far, I've only tried to book Lamai Wanta in Samui which is fully booked :( but I'll keep researching and I'm sure we'll get sorted.

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We have stayed at the Lamai Wanta it is a little gem. It is a great little hotel. There are other options now in Lamai.
have a look at sawadee for reviews and this may give you some idea from what others say.
Smile resort in Boput is very child friendly too much for us when we stayed ere LOL
Also the waterfront at Boput. both are in fishermans village.
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Thanks again

I'm currently holding a booking with Smile House for a superior bungalow. Do you remember if the superior bungalows have a terrace? They don't have any delux bungalows left. I'm having a right job getting booked; I didn't book this late the last time.
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I think so in fact i am almost sure. We stayed in a deluxe and it was really nice with lot's of space etc. what we did not like which won't be a problem for you was so many families. Been there and done that years ago.
I did not go in a superior bungalow i know at the back there were some family bungalows- hence the kids Doh !!!!!!!!
fishermans village is a nice place and a better place for kids than the madness that is chewang.
Eveyone seems to be having trouble with bookings it seems to be really busy. It was January when we stayed there.
have a great time i know that you will.
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Thanks again - all booked!

3 nights in the Pathumwan Princess, followed by 10 nights in Smile House

I know 10 nights is a long time in Ko Samui, but I'm making this as child friendly as possible, and I want the little fella to settle in. I can't quite believe we're flying in 7 weeks!!! I never thought we'd make it back there...
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19 nighs is not too long we go for 3 weeks at a time.
I think that you are doing right by not moving him around too much it would just unsettle him and you want some down time yourself.
It will fly especially with christmas in between.
The Thai's love babies and small children and you often see the staff in eating places walking round with the little ones so that Mum and Dad can eat in peace.
I have just told my 5 year old Granddaughter that we are thinking of going for 12 weeks around May next year and she said "Charming!!"
enjoy and let us have an update on your return.
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I realise i just put 19 nighs instead of 10 nights !!!!!!!!!!! what was all that about.
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