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BANGKOK 26 May 2019 06:13
cheeryble

Types of berth on BKK night train

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On 4/19/2019 at 7:15 PM, jmd8800 said:

As was mentioned seat61 is the go to info source on trains world wide.

Great site.

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On 4/19/2019 at 8:46 PM, norfolkandchance said:

All the OP wanted to know was about trains. Not Ikea. Have a good weekend. Duh.

"... I wonder if you guys would have an idea of somewhere to hang out, feel safe, maybe swim and gym or whatever, to pass the time as pleasantly as possible. Would prefer to avoid a hotel, but if I must could I stay in one just paying for the one day? After all I won’t be overnighting there."

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In every country the sleeper berth on a train is more expensive than flying.
It's a nice experience.

On seat 61 there is actually a route that takes you from Bangkok to Moscow. The winter pics are stunning. Can jump on and off for short stop overs.

On the bucket list

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I hope you guys can remember I have panic attacks about travelling in the city on public transport and flying.

I was asking about coming to BKK on the night train and trying........no DOING a flight back from DMK evening of arrival with a couple of little jobs to do in the day pretty much in a line from Hualamphong to DMK.

 

Things have progressed and it now may be possible to go in the next few days.

I had asked how to fill the time enjoyably but you have to put yourself in the mind of an agoraphobic. All suggestions welcome to make it easier avoiding being out or walking among big buildings with big views

I don't want to take the skytrain yet....thats for another trip. I must get there when I can though.

 

So it may be mostly taxis.

the first trip is from Hualamphng to Ottobock.....see map.....for fitting an orthosis (Oh walking not so comfortable, PArky's.) Google Maps says 17 minutes drive for this trip.

Can I presume they're allowing for horrible BKK traffic?

Also would Monday early mornigin be extra busy in this area?

Underground train is a bit better maybe I could do this from HuaL to Ottobock?

 

I'd like to be economical but i find I can rent a day room 0800 to 1900 in the Amari Don Muang for 1200 and this may be worthwhile to have a base and a shower and a good swim to relax me for the flight attempt.

But if anyone has better suggestions for a base or a swim and gym where i can get to DMK for perhaps a 20.00 flight please say.

 

 I really want to be able to fly and travel normally and visit family and friends abroad eventuallly before my m9bility decreases which is slowly likely to happen.

 

Thanks!

 

ps: I'd rather not travel Boeing 737Max anyone know which airlines are Max-free from DMK?

 

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Couple of things.

For a mid evening flight say to CM, how long before to turn up at the desk.

 

Is Domestic Terminal 2.......I've been told it's only 7 minutes walk from Amari.

 

Is it possible to insert time of day in Google Maps to obtain an estimated journey time for that time allowing for traffic?

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The Amari, though old is unbeatable for convenience. They have a covered pedestrian overpass from the airport direct into the hotel. No need for a taxi if you can manage the 400m or so walk.

To minimise stress at check in, I would recommend checking in online if you can and then getting to the airport at least 1.5 hours before your flight. After checkin you could always go back to the hotel until 45 mins or so before flight time.

No airlines worldwide are flying the 737-Max at the moment. It will probably be an Airbus A320.


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On 4/19/2019 at 12:49 PM, NancyL said:

I've made several day trips in Bangkok in the past few months planning, designing, ordering and changing the order for items from IKEA Bangna.  The IKEA is open 10 am to 10 pm so I don't have to leave CM at the crack of dawn.  It an easy taxi ride from Swampy to the MEGA Bagna Mall where the IKEA is located, they have a nice cafeteria in the IKEA and I've spend several pleasant days getting to know their product line and returning to purchase after designing a condo remodel with our architect.  Soon, they'll deliver to Chiang Mai and install with their people and our contractor eager to observe and learn their process.

 

One big thing that makes the day pleasant is that I fly Bangkok Air, not in an Air Asia cattle car, so I can enjoy their passenger lounge ahead of flights and Swampy is a nicer airport than Don Muang.

 

I've not spend any time outside the IKEA at the MEGA mall, but it looks very impressive, with all known retails stores in Thailand in a huge location.  One could easily spend a weekend there seeing movies, shopping and dining.  

Just so you know Ikea is online now so no need to go there

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24 minutes ago, madmen said:

Just so you know Ikea is online now so no need to go there

Yes, I've explored the website.  Very handy for ordering all the bits and dabs to complete the closet system and kitchen now that they're installed and I have an idea of how I want everything organized. The Ikea installers did a great job -- very hardworking people who knew their product line very well.  I wish I could say the same about some of the local subcontractors, especially the aircon people and the carpenters who seem to taking forever to do a couple of custom cabinets. In retrospect I should have figured out how to use Ikea cabinets instead of designing a couple of custom cabinets. 

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On 4/20/2019 at 3:09 AM, Enoon said:

 

I looked into the E & O trip from Bangkok to Singapore but when I learned the prices were for one way only I decided to postpone it until my next life.

 

Good read about the  history of the train at  Seat 61:

 

https://www.seat61.com/OrientExpress.htm

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