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    Phnom Penh for 1 night

    Looks like I may be making a surprise trip to Thailand next month

    I planned on going to Cuba but Ao has a lot going on right now so thought it would be nice to head there(with an absolute grueling trip from Tampa FL)
    Her mom is 80% blind in one eye and 20% in the other with cataracts so she is having surgery
    It's so busy with my stepson deciding on University

    But I didn't want to just go to Thailand so trying to squeeze Siem Reap in.....but the best flight is to fly to PP, then I'd fly up to SR the next day

    I am not looking for mongering but wouldn't mind being around a bar area

    I liked the Riverside before but what areas are good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Looks like I may be making a surprise trip to Thailand next month
    Latest odds:

    Actually goes to Thailand next month: 100/1
    Still goes to Cuba: 10/1
    Instead goes to Cabo with Dupes: 3/1
    Stays home and Quincy goes on holiday instead: evens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Latest odds:

    Actually goes to Thailand next month: 100/1
    Still goes to Cuba: 10/1
    Instead goes to Cabo with Dupes: 3/1
    Stays home and Quincy goes on holiday instead: evens.
    Well my preference is Cuba just because it was a chance of a short vacation w/o having to spend too much money
    Considering most of my holidays are to Asia and usually cost 4-5kcad I really wanted to do a short 7 day trip to Cuba and spend about 1500
    The flight was the key to Cuba
    Since work would be paying for my flight to Florida my flight expense was only 200usd for Cuba

    But there is so much going on with Ao and the family I just feel bad going to Cuba when I could go to Thailand instead

    I might bail on Cambodia just to cut costs

    It's my dog expenses that really are just adding up

    From November to Mid-February I will have spent around 3500 on his boarding

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    So PP is another place your not going to ..... 555
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    I was in PP a month ago. Stayed at Lux hotel on corner of the river Rd and Street 130. Great Hotel, Rain Shower as well as hand held, plenty of water and as hot as you want. Staff are good and friendly. The bars are very close by. If you are in PP on a Sunday the Sofitel does a great Brunch, all you can eat and French Champagne, spirits, liquers, again all you can drink for about US$100. The Sofitel is a bit out from the bars.

    SR, in my view not woth the effort, unless you like walking around old quarries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    So PP is another place your not going to ..... 555
    I'm sure in the end I will say sod the money and actually do Cambo/Thailand

    Just trying to spend a bit less this year on holidays

    As I said it's the dog that adds up
    Coming home to a 6-700 bill just sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    So PP is another place your not going to ..... 555
    Oh and technically I've been to PP already

    Plus there is a great restaurant in Vancouver called Phnom Penh and I go often 555

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    Well flight is booked, although I can always cancel it

    Man, it took forever to get a proper, decently priced flight from Tampa, and in the end............I really don't have a flight from Tampa

    I booked on Eva Air from Toronto but will be flying Air Canada from Tampa so it's not the same ticket and in the middle of February I am concerned about weather delays
    I have 7hr layover in Toronto so any decent delay I should still be alright
    If weather looks bad I can always start looking the day before to get to Toronto

    I toyed with booking a one way from Tampa-Detroit, stopping in Seoul for a night but then I'd just end up in BKK on Feb 12th and still need to get to Cambo, plus it would have cost 500cad more for the flight

    I will go to dinner with my friend in Toronto if all works out but still a long ass door to door travel, 33hrs!

    Plan on spending 1 day in PP, then 2 or 3 days in Siem Reap


    I mentioned I want to surprise Ao but will have to play that by ear
    I will have to keep checking on what her job schedule is and if it looks heavy I will have to tell her
    But think will be pretty cool calling her on LINE video from the hotel in BKK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    ^ I could do it for you if you like.....555
    Do what>??

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    Give Ao a call to let her know you are coming..555

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    Give Ao a call to let her know you are coming..555
    Ha
    We might have to!

    I get to BKK on Feb 15th
    Her bday is Feb 16th
    I'm worried she will go to Suphan Buri for her bday weekend

    But I think I can entice her to stay in BKK by suggesting she go somewhere she really likes for dinner with her mom and Nut, my treat

    It will be odd being in Asia for those 3 days and her not knowing, to be honest

    When I was looking at flights from Chicago I would have hit BKK on 11th at 9:30pm and go to Cambo next morning
    That would have felt downright weird being in Thailand without her knowing

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    Why you not tell me you in Bangkok? I think you hab gik.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    Why you not tell me you in Bangkok? I think you hab gik.....
    That was my old ploy back in the day

    Used to hit BKK for 2-3 days before my "arrival"
    Switch hotels and then start my holiday with Ao

    Before we were "settled" 5555

    Long past that now...

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    Does Ao know about all your "pretend trips" that never happen? When we go Europe? ..55
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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    Give Ao a call to let her know you are coming..555
    3 weeks out and it seems the surprise may work out

    She thinks I am coming early March and is stoked I want to go to Koh Samet so I know she wants to go....so I already booked hotel on Samet

    Her Bday is Feb 16th and I arrive on Feb 15th

    For occasions I usually treat her and Nut to a nice night out but I was worried because Nut is in his pre-Military school weekends so he won't be around
    So I suggested she go to a really nice dinner with her mom
    Even telling her I think that's much better than just going to the village and getting drunk.....which I thought she might want to do

    So I think it will be sorted

    One funny thing is my buddy Jim will be there....we didn't plan it, just so happened
    So now we will hang in BKK for a couple days and then Samet

    But Jim knows Ao more than anyone of my friends and knows she is notoriously organized and doesn't like to rush things

    So he is happy that I am surprising her on the 15th and he's not with us until the 17th so that she will have calmed down by then if she gets out of sorts 5555

    As he said
    He doesn't think she will love the surprise
    But will appreciate it 55555

    That sums it up about right

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    Oh and I told her I haven't decided where I was going for the week I am supposed to be in Cuba
    Which now half of that will be in Cambo

    She suggested I still go to Cuba and that will give me good cover in saying not having wifi much

    We don't chat every day anyways....text all.day and then chat every other day
    So I don't think the communication will be an issue the 5 days I am travelling and in Cambo

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