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Forbidden City Tour to Bangkok 6th April 2012

Christmas is coming. For religion of another sort, here’s a little update for those dreaming of a Bangkok Easter…

Easter weekend is April 6-9, UK/HK etc public holiday.
Qingming Tomb Sweeping is April 5-7, official China holiday.
GAS Bangkok Far Easter Tour is April 7-8  – see the 2011 rules attached.

The tournament is played at Pattana School on beautiful grass pitches and is an 11 a-side, 11 min-half, no off-side, bonus for 3 goals open to all cup played over two days.

I’ve looked at some flights, Thai is looking good, as always.

FOR THOSE WITH LESS TIME:
1. TG615 FRI 06/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG674 SUN 08/04/12 BKK-PEK 23:50 – 05:30

OR WITH MORE TIME:
1. TG615 WED 04/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG614 MON 09/04/12 BKK-PEK 10:10 – 15:50

These flights are daily and at the moment all the same price
Total Price: ¥ 3,240

Or with Air China maybe a little cheaper
1. CA979 WE04APR PEK-BKK 1935 2340
2. CA980 MO09APR BKK-PEK 0100 0630
Total Price: ¥ 2,990

There are flights with Air Asia from Shenzhen to Bangkok for ¥ 1,900 (or from Macao for ¥ 1,200 !), but then you have to get there.
HOTELS
You can book a nice spacious apartment hotel like the Grand President for ¥ 360 per night for a double.
Or just around the corner you can have a the DS67 Suites, with rooms for up to 4 people, for B2,500, that works out as ¥ 130, per person, per night.
These places are on Sukhumvit Soi 11 / Soi 13.

Not forgetting social spending and a tournament entry fee (maybe RMB300 each depending on numbers), you can work out how much you need to budget for this trip. I suppose realistically if you book flights soon, the minimum will be ¥ 5,000

Let me know what people think, date wise, hotel wise and I will then start collecting deposits. Of course, I am up for suggestions if others want to do some planning as well.

Pikey

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    Just to add to this, we will probably arrange for a (Bang)bus to take us from our Hotel area to the pitches and back. So logistically speaking it’s probably preferable we all stay in the same area. Special lady(boy) friends will be encouraged to join us on the BangBus and provide encouragement at the pitch.

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