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This was my second trip to Thailand and I was wanting to explore more this time. Everything about the life, art, music, fashion, and most of all the street food and all that Thai cuisine. The first time I had just visited Bangkok but this time I decided to add Pattaya to my list, experience some adventure activities ,soak up the sun and simply relax. Although I had won a 2N/3D trip with TUI travels, I had to add the expense of two extra nights in Pattaya and that of my travel partner,
my dear husband – Jehanbux Irani in the month of May.
Thailand is a great destination for a family trip because it is cheap, easy visa on arrival, and will prove to be a a great family budget holiday for all ages. Let me take you through a day to day Travel log of my Thailand trip.
Our new Mumbai terminal has that wow factor, Now I can get the feel of an International airport and proudly boast to every one about it. The Air India flight was very comfortable, practically no turbulence felt at all. Pattaya was our first stop.
Straight from the airport by coach to the Loma Resort – A very basic and 3 star hotel. But the pool is the best part here and you can just spend the whole day lazing around and basking in the sun.
The evening was special because we all just had to sit back, relax, and be captivated by ostentatious performances of Pattaya’s charming drag queens or lady boys as they call themselves. You can not leave Pattaya without seeing the “Alcazar Show”. Its a marvelous combination of music, dance and costume.
There was Para sailing and a trip to Coral island. It was hot but the company and lovely beach was a great compensation. Lots of selfies, more friendships and sun tan today.
Post lunch we visited the Pattaya underwater world. It features a 100-metre long underwater tunnel with a capacity of 3.8 million litres of water, which showcases an impressive diversity of 5,000 fishes from 500 species from Thailand and around this region.It was a beautiful experience.
The night is always young and we did visit the night hotspot that evening” The walking street” and enjoyed a few beers and the typical Thai food.It is spicy and very flavoursome.
The evening was relaxed, walking the streets of Sukhumvit, Indra Market and streets around our hotel. Trying out the street from every food cart. The aromas fill up the roads inviting you to try every bit being stirred up in the woks. Rice, noodles and yummy spicy chicken. I especially enjoyed the fruits and coconut water, this was the highlight of my bangkok trip.
#Day4 #BangkokDiary Here goes another day in shoppers Paradise but not before paying homage to Lord Buddha.We visited Golden Buddha and reclining Buddha too. If you go to Bangkok you must visit the temples, with all Golden Buddha blessing you its a different feeling.
I met a Comedy Circus fame Bharati look alike ( who was our tour guide for the day) , quite a comedy queen herself. You can tell from the way she posed for the photograph.
Lucky to be in Bangkok this time to catch the weekend market. The Chatuchak weekend Bazaar is huge and without a doubt, one of the top action packed attractions in this city. Stalls run along both sides of the street so take your time and wander around and soak up the busy atmosphere. Hustling and bustling with locals and everyone having varied shopping interests.
Sipping on cold coffee whilst listening to children performances in the market was a thrilling experience for me. From pets to furniture everything is sold here. Its also a great opportunity to stock up on some of those classic souvenirs and unique handicrafts and yet again savour some Thai street food.
I had to take that ride in a Tuktuk to complete the Thai experience.
We took a group #selfie to lift the mood of waiting in queue for the Air India flight counter to open. I can’t get enough of Thailand, will visit soon for more. So for now its SweetAnnu signing off.
Thailand is one of the most fascinating and thrilling places in the world and whether you’re there for a week, a month or a year, Thailand will be an experience that will last a lifetime.