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post #1 of 23
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I'm off travelling tomorrow, will you miss me?

should be in singapore by 9.30 pm then after four days (i think) onto malaysia then thailand. after that we're heading for cambodia, vietnam and laos.

i'll try to find an internet cafe to keep you all updated and post pics!

wish me luck!!!
post #2 of 23
Absolutely YES.......we going to miss you..........

Susie is off to vacations, Karen too, Candie yup!... now you leave us!!!! ....














....just kidding! ...........

Take Care yourself! and of course that we are waiting for the pics of the trip!

GOOOOOOD Luck!
post #3 of 23
Have fun on your travels. I wish I could go to some of the places you're heading to.
post #4 of 23
Nicky!

Have an amazing time! Take care and enjoy yourself. I can't wait to see all the pics! Oh and make sure you try lots of diff. food while you have the chance to be in such exotic places!
post #5 of 23
I absolutely HAVE to talk to you when you get back. I am going to Thailand (been there before), Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos next May 2006. Have a wonderful trip - try the "tom kah gai" which is Thai hot and sour soup with coconut milk . "gai" is chicken, and I don't know if you eat meat, so if you don't, the magic word is "phak" (pak) which means vegetable and they understand what you mean........
HAVE FUN!!!!!
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by journey
I absolutely HAVE to talk to you when you get back. I am going to Thailand (been there before), Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos next May 2006. Have a wonderful trip - try the "tom kah gai" which is Thai hot and sour soup with coconut milk . "gai" is chicken, and I don't know if you eat meat, so if you don't, the magic word is "phak" (pak) which means vegetable and they understand what you mean........
HAVE FUN!!!!!
i'll pm you all the details you need! lol

found some great websites if you'd like them telling you where to go and what to watch out for?

i cant wait for the food I LOVE thai and vietnamese food! my bf doesnt eat anything any more exotic than fish and chips so he's in for a bit of a shock...
post #7 of 23
I have been to Singapore!!!! You must visit Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling You can have "high tea" there too. It's an amazing building.... Oh and the shopping centres. All the clothes and electrical goods that you could ever dream about all under one roof! Listen out for the bird sounds in Sing airport - it was voted one of the best airports in the world!...
post #8 of 23
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we'r spending our first night at Raffles! ooohhh i'm excited now!

Maverick is sulking already as she knows i'm going away (she sulks at the sight of suitcases!)
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
i'll pm you all the details you need! lol

found some great websites if you'd like them telling you where to go and what to watch out for?

i cant wait for the food I LOVE thai and vietnamese food! my bf doesnt eat anything any more exotic than fish and chips so he's in for a bit of a shock...
It's funny, sometimes with all the books and people telling you what to watch out for, everything seems kind of negative. I remember the Lonely Planet book for Thailand was soooo negative and scared the crap out of me and my boyfriend. Once we got there, we had such a good experience, and wondering what the book was talking about!! I know they have to list every single thing that can go wrong, but sometimes it just seems so negative, you know?

Anyhoo, ask me anything about Thailand if you want!
post #10 of 23
Ooh man, I am so green with envy right now!!!
Have a safe and FUN trip! You're already missed
post #11 of 23
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i'm going to hold you to that, ask Bumpy! lol

Been picking Bumpy's brain for Singapore knowledge for the past month!

i found a lot of the stuff was quite negative too, especially with the crime and scams. i'm guessing its not so bad as it's made out?
post #12 of 23
Nicky, you have a fab time, but be careful while your there as well, and even better if you can check in now and again just to let us know your ok
post #13 of 23
Have fun Nicks!
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
we'r spending our first night at Raffles! ooohhh i'm excited now!
I bet thats costing a packet!!! Enjoy it though
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
i'm going to hold you to that, ask Bumpy! lol

Been picking Bumpy's brain for Singapore knowledge for the past month!

i found a lot of the stuff was quite negative too, especially with the crime and scams. i'm guessing its not so bad as it's made out?
I ran into no crime, no scams. Yes of course the tuk tuk drivers try to rip you off, but when you really think about it, you are haggling over 50 cents where as to them, 50 cents is a huge amount. If you just know that yes, you are going to pay more because you're white, and yes, you can stand there haggling for an hour over 50 cents, but is it really worth it? I mean, we could get across town for 2$, and my boyfriend would stand there haggling and I would be so embarassed. Like, you're really going to stand there arguing so that we can get across town for $1.50? Come on. It's worth more to them than us.
Now I do NOT mean, LETTING them take advantage of you, I'm just saying to not make a big deal about it, and let some things just happen.

Also, always take your shoes off. Even when you go into an internet cafe or something. If you are not sure, ask or watch what everyone else is doing. It's really offensive to go tromping along in your dirty shoes when everyone else has theirs off.

When someone bows to you and says sawadee ka, bow back and say sawadee ka. If it is a little kid, you shouldn't bow but you can say hi or sawadee ka, but don't touch the top of their head (to ruffle their hair playfully or anything).

The little kids will run out to you (especially in more remote areas) and yell out any english they know. usually it is hello or how are you! its soooo cute!

ohhhh, i'm so envious!!! you're going to have so much fun!
post #16 of 23
oooh have fun Nik , i'm so jealous!

You make sure you keep us posted and get loads of photo's
post #17 of 23
Have fun Nicky. Travel well and stay safe. Enjoy Raffles - wow! what a way to start off your travelling. An internet cafe or two would be great so we can all share in your great adventure

Have a great time
post #18 of 23
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i'm here!!

the flight was sooo long (about 16 hours in total!)

havent got much time as am starving so going to have to be quick. just wanted to check in and tell you all i'm safe and sound!

its free internet access at the hostel so i'll be back for the next three days at least!

Nicky xx
post #19 of 23
Glad you got there safe and sound, Nicky!

I'm sure you're going to have a wonderful time! Don't forget to take tonnes of pictures to show us all when you get back!
post #20 of 23
Glad you're OK Nicky! I'm just about to reply to your email!
post #21 of 23
Pleased you got there safely Nicky Have a brilliant time, and don't forget to slap the sun lotion on!!
post #22 of 23
Hi Nicky,

Lovely to hear that you got there okay Have fun and take care!
post #23 of 23
I hope you have a great trip!, can't wait to see pics
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