Date: March 29, 2015
To: Diana Bonar, Bee Kalt Travel
David Thomas, Wanna Tours
Cc: Tanit Montientong (Nid)
From: Meg & Ray Lope’
Re: Thailand Experience
We have just completed our Thailand adventure and what we consider one of the best trips in all our travels. This is thanks in large part to Diana Bonar at Bee Kalt Travel, Wanna Tours and our exemplary guide,
Tanit Montientong (Nid).
From the moment Nid met us at the airport in Bangkok on through our travels to Chiangrai to Chiangmai everything was well done and far exceeded our expectations.
The itinerary couldn’t have been better with both variety and flexibility. Each day was an adventure and one day better than the next from the glitter of the Grand Palace to stepping back in time with the hill tribes in the north.
But it was the personalization and flexibility to go behind the scenes and see how the people live and work that we enjoyed most. We loved eating in “neighborhood” restaurants that we never would have found on our own or stopping in the countryside to meet a Thai family at work. Even our elephant ride was a special, personal experience just for us as we watched busloads of tourists unload at the other elephant sites. We felt like we had seen an authentic, insider’s view of Thailand rather than the typical tourist approach.
The accommodations were excellent with no surprises. We especially liked the Ramadan Hotel in the old city in Chiangmai.
It was like an oasis in a bustling city with service and surroundings that took you to a time long past.
But it was our guide, Nid, who really made the trip. Nid was not only punctual, professional, and extremely conscientious, he was very likable and easy to be around. He was amazingly knowledgeable about Thailand and its people and shared insights that only a true Thai would know. He used the itinerary only as a roadmap and was ready to seize any new opportunity that might present itself. He made everything easy for us and turned our trip into a true adventure. We can’t say enough about Nid.
Our Thailand trip is one we won’t soon forget. Thank you for all that you did to make it happen.
Meg & Ray Lope’
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan