We had the great good fortune of having Mike as our tour guide for 11 days. He took us around Bangkok, to Lop Buri for the Monkey Festival, Sukhothai for Yi Peng, and Chiang Mai for Loy Krathong.
He is an excellent tour guide. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and super helpful. When we found out we had to get our visas in BKK for Burma, he hooked us up with all the info we needed and went with us to the Embassy, etc.
If we got too hot, he was right there with ice cold bottles of water and the air conditioned van. He was awesome in communicating with our family, and making changes to accommodate whatever whim we had at any given time. (Gee, I think I want to do a cooking class tomorrow. Oh, Mike, can we stop at Tesco? Eww, 8 a.m. pickup? How about 9? We don't like this hotel, can we move? Can we find matches to light our lanterns?) The answer is always yes.
Great sense of humour, always prompt, very good English, and, he is very open and gives you the inside scoop on all things Thai - from being a monk to the ladyboy culture. We learned a great amount from him and had an amazing time.
Thanks, Mike for making our trip to Thailand perfect!