My travel agent (Terri Hirsch, 212-679-6818) just called with an amazing offer. I can't go, but maybe some of you will be interested.
I'm not benefiting in any way by posting this...I'm just doing it for the benefit of anyone who might be interested in the offer.
Roundtrip airfare to Bangkok on Thai Airline
4 nights in a hotel "very clean, and suprisingly nice for tourist class" (either mandarin hotel--not the famous one--with 400 rooms, on major shopping area near rr station, or manohra hotel, close to new road, 10 minutes from the river). [I believe her...Terri's never steered me wrong]
All transfers, daily American style breakfast, full day tour to floating market and rose garden, morning tour to grand palace temple of emerald buddha,a nd
afternoon cruise along bangkok canals on rice barge (you don't have to attend any tours, of course).
Best of all: the supplemental charge for single travellers is only $50, you can change the return leg right up until flight time without penalty, and extra nights are under $20. I'd consider staying indefinitely at that price.
from LA: $739
from NYC $999
(plus $46 airport departure tax)