I have been coming to Thailand for many years and tend to go where the wind blows me. Last year when I was in Chiang Mai, I hired Bird of Birds Travels (Click for link to Birds Info) and had a GREAT time! He took me to places I would have never seen but raved about whenever I am asked about my trip to Chiang Mai. He was a great guide and while he was with me the staff in the bars did not bother me requests to buy another drink. When we went to a disco, he was prepared with a bottle of whiskey and told me that we will only have to pay for mixers at 20B (I think that is right... I know the mixers were dirt cheap!).
Well now I am wondering if I could recreate the magic? I am thinking of hiring a guide for a night in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. When I go back to Chiang Mai I plan to re-hire Bird for 2 nights! (The money he saves me in Tips, Taxi and drinks..... He almost pays for himself! hahaha
Anyway... Have any of you guys hired a guide that you could recommend? I don't want to go to a gogo bar and pick some guy off the stage and ask him to be a guide...... :)