Your Thai Guide was easy to book with from the beginning, communication was clear and excellent. I picked Joker as my guide, because, his reviews are great, and he seemed like someone I would get on nicely with, personality-wise. My intuition was correct!
We toured the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and had lunch after. We could have done more, but I had only been in Bangkok a little over 24 hours, and was still adjusting to the time change, so I voluntarily cut our trip a little short to go get some rest.
Joker is an amazing guide. From the time he met me at my hotel, he was showing me and explaining things on the cab ride to the Grand Palace. He went over important emergency phone numbers that I needed to know as well.
When we got to the Grand Palace, Joker was able to navigate the crowds smoothly, and get us in quickly.
Once inside the Grand Palace, (the size and beauty is staggering!) Joker took me around to the many sites, explaining what I was seeing, the history, and cultural context. This was priceless! It made the visit so much more richly rewarding and meaningful. In addition, as a solo traveler, he was very helpful taking pictures of me to share with friends at home.
Then we went to Wat Pho, where the enormous reclining Buddha resides. It was wonderful as well, much as the GP, with Joker guiding me through the site, its history, taking pictures, and sharing the Thai culture with me, as he clearly enjoys. (Tip: Don’t point your feet at the Buddha!)
Though I am certain that Joker has taken guests to these sites many times, it never felt scripted, or that he was just going through the motions.
At the end we had lunch and adjourned, because I was tired. I mentioned that I was interested in seeing the Muay Thai Live show…Joker hooked me up with tickets, and provided clear directions for transportation to the venue. Fantastic! He also gave me a card with his phone number, insisting that I call at any time for any reason.
Thank you, Joker, and thank you, Your Thai Guide!