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How to pack for Thai Island Hopper West

Hi, i would like to know what to pack for the West tour? I read somewhere that people say its better to shop there because the clothes are so cheap and that you shouldnt put in any hair appliances cause its humid and your hair is wet most of the time. Please give some tips on what to pack and what i shouldnt pack. Thanks

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15 days until I leave for London. So excited! I bet you both can't wait, too :)

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  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    Oh my gosh, sounds like the process is complicated! It'll be worth it when it's done, though :)

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    shopping yes yes lol was just going to ask whether you got your parcel, i am glad you got it, now you probably really feel like you well on your way :-) we have another visa appointment tomorrow, i just want it over and done! When thats done we still have to wait 3 days before we can pick up our passport.

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    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    I know! My packet came in the mail yesterday, so I spent last night reading through it. If you know where to look, there are a lot of things to do for free in Paris. I'm really looking to walking in the Marais, along the Seine. I think I'll find lots of unexpected finds. And, of course, need to set a little time aside for some shopping :)

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    So So So close!!!! Almost there ;-) no wonder you hooked up with allt he information! I need to really make time this week to see what else we can do in Paris, i love it when it is free lol i would actually like to do the Paris bike tour, read it somewhere on the Contiki reviews. We will have lots of fun i am sure, our meetup group is not that busy at all lets hope we all click when we meet and have a crazy time :-)

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    Haha - some of it. Have looked at a lot of travel websites, looked at travel books (a perk of being a librarian :)). The fashion exhibit looks beautiful - and it's FREE! I definitely want to go. Haha - I think I look like both my pictures (but the picture up now is a few months more recent). My hair is a bit more red. Can't believe it's so close!

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    HAHA im sooo sorted!! you got me hooked up with all the best excursions lol where did you do all this research my word, google?? im with you on that exibition fabulous fashion why not! we arrive the Friday evening late at Heathrow and sleeping at a hotel at the airport and then heading to London the next morning. You look different on all your pics i better recognise you, if i dnt just come to me ok lol

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    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    Oh! At the Hotel de Ville, there is an exhibition titled "Paris Haute Couture"

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    I arrive Thursday morning. I did a ton of research on Paris, haha. I looked up the best second hand/consignment shops (aka "friperie") for shopping, I've even found a simple walking tour for the Marais, found a free medieval music program on Saturday, and a bunch of other stuff. I hope that we're able to do a few things together! Let's hope that the weather forecast still being so far off is very, very wrong!!

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    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    Sooooon!! when are you arriving at the Hotel? Do you know that i didnt do any research about Paris, or things to do, i thought we were going to do the Moulin Rouge show so my research stopped there but its too expensive really. I should actually take my time to do that before we leave. I googled the weather for when we are in London and Paris, its cloudy and rainy on most days.. So much for summer weather hay

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    I know! I'm hoping that I will see it Tuesday. It still hasn't arrived, and here in the US it was a holiday (long) weekend. I feel like I'm missing out, not having the parcel yet, haha! There are soooo many things I'd like to do/see in Paris, so I'd rather splash out on something I really want to do. I was even thinking of taking a market to plate cooking class in Paris. I'm so excited to meet you both, and see everyone else on the tour!

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    So Stonehenge and Bath it is hehe, goodness how can you not have your parcel yet? its almost time to travel i hope you get it in this week still, you have to read through it has lots of travel info that will come in handy. Moulin Rouge is expensive yes, well we can find something else to do in Paris when the rest of the tour go watch it :-)

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    Haha - I love the fact that by going to Stonehenge and Bath, I get to say that I saw "England" and not just London. I've heard wonderful things about Bath, so I'm excited to visit. It's where they film a lot of the historical films, so that would be neat. I'm not planning to see Moulin Rouge. , I've read both good and bad, and to spend that amount of money on a single evening's entertainment...a little too expensive since I'm a bit "meh." Still no packet, btw..

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    Oh no if all of those things are part of that trip then i think we should go!! on the other hand these trips makes you see the scenery so let me just go then :-) we not sure of Moulin Rouge yet either, i saw reviews that it is amazing, we had a similar road show like that in South Africa recently and it was amazing! YAY almost holiday time hehe

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    I went through a travel agency as well, which (for things like this) makes it a little frustrating. Congrats on the visas - one more thing checked off your list :) I'm definitely going to Stonehenge/Bath, and I've heard that it's paired with either Windsor Castle or Salisbury. Not too sure about that, but that's what previous Contiki travelers have said. Can't wait to meet you as well :)

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    I also didnt plan too much, besides booking the London eye and the London Dungeon but thats about it, why did they let you wait so long for your docs, i got mine 2 months ago already, did it via an agency. Oh we got our visa approval yesterday my husband picking it up today YAY! We decided not to do Stonehenge we might change our minds though.. Im looking forward to meeting you :-)

  • heather84explorer

    heather84explorer

    over 1 year ago

    It's my first tour as well. I've traveled a lot in the US, so the packing part is easy. I'm in a similar situation. The US Contiki offices said I should get my info two weeks before the departure date...and still no info. I haven't really planned too much in advance of the trip, b/c until I get the itinerary I'm not really sure what our "free time" might be, especially since I'm planning to do the Stonehenge/Bath trips.

  • Chandre A

    Chandre A

    over 1 year ago

    its my first tour so imagine my levels of excitement :-) We flying out in 15 days as well, but still no feedback from our UK visas and still have to apply for our Schengen visas, otherwise i can't wait. How is your plans coming along? any tips you can share? is all your stuff sorted?

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