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Join us if you want to have lunch with a great bunch of people of mixed nationality, who speak English at any level. Each venue is recommended by our members, so if you've been somewhere you thought was amazing, let us know so we can check it out.

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Code of Conduct:

The person/s named as the ‘host’ will be in sole charge of the MeetUp. So, if you are often a host but not named as host on any particular MeetUp, you must allow the named host/s to direct the MeetUp without interference.

We are an inclusive group wherein we are non-political, and as such expect all members to respect the laws of the land.

If you fail to show up on your first MeetUp (over 50% do) without any communication with the organiser, we will assume you no longer wish to be a member and remove you from the group.

We will not tolerate disparaging comments about other members, race, sex, religion or anything else deemed offensive.

This is not a dating site and we have a 100 % zero tolerance for sexual harassment. Most complaints to the organisers/hosts are from women about men who become overfamiliar, too quickly. There are MeetUp sites appropriate to your needs.

Members are expected to sort out personal problems or conflicts between themselves, the organisers will not get involved in any personal conflicts other than in regards to the safety and well-being of members, and in regards to setting an all-inclusive, kind, gracious, and respectful tone for the MeetUp Group.

If the organisers have a problem with you, you will be informed as to which part of our ‘code of conduct’ it refers, and be expected to adjust to the group values. We will neverenter into any written or verbal communication with a member who has broken our code of conduct. Why? Because we do this FREE and wish to spend our valuable time enhancing the group for members who understand what we are about.

We encourage members to suggest positive changes to this ‘code of conduct’ as it’s not in place to hinder those who come to us for a pleasant day out.

If members are not active for six months, they will be removed unless they have agreed upon a good reason with the organisers (such as staying in touch with group activities).

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Steam Train to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai

Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station

Major Revision of the March 26 Trip Description (updated March 4, 2019) The steam train trip to Ayutthaya (with optional tour there) will leave Bangkok promptly at 8:10 AM (be at the Bangkok Railway Station by 7:30 AM so you don't miss the train) on Tuesday, 26th March 2019. The train will arrive at Ayutthaya at 10:15 AM. For the return trip, the steam train leaves Ayutthaya at 4:40 PM and arrives back at the Bangkok Railway Station, Hua Lamphong, at 6:45 PM. COST The steam train goes from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. Tickets are 250 Baht for just the return trip (round trip) **or** 1,250 Baht for the train plus a tour in Ayutthaya as well. The tour price includes breakfast box (on the train), lunch at the Chao Phaya Maruay Restaurant on the Ayutthaya riverside, and supper (on the train). Dial 1690 (the State Railways of Thailand Call Center) to find out if tickets are still available. As of March 3, there were 67 seats available. If you call the 1690 Call Center, refer to the train as "Train #901, March 26, Bangkok to Ayutthaya" because I found that if you say just "Steam Train" without giving the train number, the agents are often confused. (The phrase "Steam Train" doesn't seem to ring a bell with them.) BUYING YOUR TICKET Buy your ticket at the Bangkok Railway Station, Hua Lamphong. For instructions on getting to that station, scroll down. To be in our train car #5, ask for ticket for: - March 26 - Train 901 (Steam Train) - Car 5 - - - > if full, try Car 4 or Car 6 (to be near the rest of us) - A seat near Seat 64 (Organizer Mr. Art's seat, where you check in) - 250 baht for round trip (return trip) train ticket - 1000 baht for Ayutthaya Tour (optional) You will be sold a 3-part ticket: - Bangkok to Ayutthaya - 250 baht - Ayutthaya to Bangkok - 0 baht - Tour - 1,000 baht Buy your ticket **SOON** because the steam train tickets always sell out quickly. OPTIONAL TOUR OF AYUTTHAYA As mentioned above, at the main Bangkok railway station, you can buy a State Railways of Thailand (SRT) optional tour of Ayutthaya at the same time as when you buy your railway ticket. The tour ticket (1,000 baht) will be attached to your rail ticket (250 baht). The tour is listed by State Railways of Thailand as being in Thai language but I have contacted the tour guide (whom I have used in the past for tours of this Meetup). She has excellent command of English and will be able to speak both English and Thai during the tour. GETTING TO THE TRAIN Take the MRT subway (it opens at 6:00 AM) to the last station, Hua Lamphong MRT Station. Use **Exit 2** to enter an underground passageway that connects to the Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Check in with Organizer, Art, on Steam Train #901 to Ayutthaya. He will be Car 5, Seat 64. Train leaves at 8:10 AM. Art, Organizer Bangkok Travel Meetup Group

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Market then lunch at Bon Marche

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