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A Treat for Croft

Thai Airways goes Above and Beyond Service

Wow and wow and wow.

Thai airways really went above and beyond in making me comfortable...The Crowne Plaza Hotel was nothing less than decedent, queenly even!!! I took the hottest bubbiliest bath ever, while watching Family Guy on TV, then I went down for dinner, and everything cost SO much money, the appetizers alone were over 27$. There wasn't really a budget option...and since I wasn't paying, i had an amazing surloin steak, something I've been craving for sometime now, it was cooked to perfection, seasoned with thyme and a dijon mustard sauce, along with asparagus and sweet potatoe. When the steak arrived I had a glass of NZ Cabernet. Then I had a Orange Compote dessart topped with semi sweet chocolate flakes. mmmm!! Walking up to my room I was full as a tick, and weary and I fell into the cloudlike bed and melted into the clean warm sheets like butter on a volcano. I flipped back and forht between Fantastic Four the movie, and It's always Sunny in Philidelphia, one of my favorite TV shows from home.

This is the view from my hotel when the sun went down:
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This mornings Enjoyment at THe Crowne Plaza:

This morning the front desk called at exactly 7:45, as i asked them too, I switched on CNN, took my morning paper from the hallway, and drank coffee and got caught up on local an international news. A NEW PRESIDENT IN 5 DAYS!!!! WOOOOOOOW!!!!

THen i went downstairs from breakfast, I had berry yogert with fresh fruit including pineapple, rubharb, melon, and apples, then I had a bran english muffin with butter and honey, then I had another bran english muffin but with NZ cheese, something bree-like and something blue-like. I then ate half a grapefruit. ANd a cup of coffee.

Then I marinated in my room for an hour, took another hot wonderful shower, watching music videos and relishing the bed before checking out at 10.

'I'm back at Central City Backpackers doing the internet thing. I sent an email yesterday to the hostle in bangkok. They emailed back...remailed, shall we say. They said no problem on pushing the room back a night. THey'd not charge me any extra or penilize me. They welcomed me in whenever I arrived. The email was SO nice, I'll attch it

Hiyas Amy,
When you booked at soi1guesthouse you did the right thing!
We don't penalize anyone for being late or changing the dates, even tho in the contract we can.
Why? cause I've been travelling most of my life and I know things happen beyond our control and I don't ever hope to make money on others peoples misfortune.
So rest easy, we have updated your arrival date and we will honour your deposit for your original date on the day you arrive.
ALSO, Please read the attachment as it Will save you money and make your arrival easy. We are open 24 hours so no matter what time you show up is good.
Have a safe trip and we will see you soon.
Soi1david

well, isn't that just dandy.

So I'm off to bangkok today: for real.

I'm going to put a bunch of photos up since travellerspoint, in their infinate kindness, Have allowed an unlimited number of photos to go up....Enjoy!!!

Kitty Sleeps in Tree trunk in MBavatu Fiji
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Worth the Hike up to the second waterfall at bouma National Park, Taveuni Fiji
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Catch!!!! Nananu-i-ra Island...thanks to Guido for daring the take this picture!
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Too good to be true: Splashing in the sunset
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This is a Wai-O-Topo outside Rotorua...i think this picture makes me look like a midget! (no offence to little people!)
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Posted by LadyCroft 14:08

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