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Old 11-07-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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I have the opportunity to travel overseas in November and December on business. Each trip is a week long and should have 1 to 2 free days in them to see sights or whatever.

1st trip is to Bangkok, Thailand.
2nd trip is to Belfast, Ireland.

For those of you travelers that have been to these places, is there anything you recommend I do or see while there?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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It's been awhile since I was in Bangkok.

1. See the Snake Charmer/Handler show.
2. Try the seafood in a decent restaurant. If you like spicy food, you will love eating Thai food.
3. Take a river tour...ride on a boat with the long shaft out the stern.
4. There are a LOT of temples to see. Don't try to see them all.
5. Jewelry shops are a must-see. A good place to buy. They don't add a big premium to the gold because labor is relatively cheap. The reputable shops are government-regulated, so your chances of being cheated are a lot less than you might think.
6. Motorized rickshaw-taxis are an experience. You won't feel safe, but you will get there.
7. Bangkok is the world headquarters for most STDs.

That's about all I can think of right now.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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1. If you need dental work, Bangkok is the place to go. Much cheaper than US and the standards are just as high (had mine done there in July, EXCELLENT JOB). Can give you the name/address of the clinic.
2. Weekend flea market at one of the parks (N. Part of the Skytrain line, can't remember name of park). EVERYTHING you can imagine is sold there. Great place to spend the day.
3. Shopping for everything (except electronics, cheaper in the USA).
4. The Art Museum is excellent, and free.
4. Yes, stay away from Sol Cowboy.....unless you just want to watch the freak show. :-)
Have a fun trip...
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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Haven't been there since the mid 60's but all my memories of Bangkok are good ones, I do think if it is in Bangkok I have seen it so see all you can and take loads of pictures and remember to say Sa-Wa-Dee.
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I used to travel overseas for work a lot. I would leave home on Sunday and come home six weeks later. When I had down time in an area for the first time, I would find a half day (sometimes whole) tourist bus tour of the area. You will endure all the forts and temples you can stand, and will stop at some real rip off stores (you do not have to buy) but you will see areas you want to go back to by yourself. You can also many times get some inside information from the bus driver about safe areas and off the beaten path gems (a decent tip helps this information flow). Enjoy your trips. Stay safe.
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I traveled to Bangkok for work in the early 90's. Fascinating place, very polite people. However, lots of air pollution so this may be an issue if you have respiratory problems.

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I have the opportunity to travel overseas in November and December on business. Each trip is a week long and should have 1 to 2 free days in them to see sights or whatever.

1st trip is to Bangkok, Thailand.
2nd trip is to Belfast, Ireland.

For those of you travelers that have been to these places, is there anything you recommend I do or see while there?
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Haven't been there since the mid 60's but all my memories of Bangkok are good ones, I do think if it is in Bangkok I have seen it so see all you can and take loads of pictures and remember to say Sa-Wa-Dee.
If a male saying hello it should be Sa-Wa-Dee-Kap
If a female saying hello, it should be Sa-Wa-Dee-Kaa

Just a quick add-on that I was taught when I arrived.
Also, reverently placing the hands in front of you in the prayer gesture when saying hello is looked on very favorably.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:15 PM   #8
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I go to BKK at least twice a year to work with my software programmer. Some things to do are great no matter where you stay (river tour but skip the dinner, floating market, temple visits). If you are near Sukumvit, eat at the Seafood Market (the new one). Very touristy, but great seafood. Can find any type of food here, mostly good restaurants. The tuk-tuk's are neat, but costly and hot. If a taxi driver volunteers to take you to a certain restaurant or entertainment center, he will be getting a commission and you will pay more. Just ask at the hotel desk. For a great room at cheap price use Agoda.com. And NEVER, EVER speak poorly of the King. Unlike the USA, they really do respect their leader.
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