“City of Contrasts” – Day 3, mind-blown!

I am so excited to write about this. I know I have delayed writing about the third day of my trip. But, here it goes. You can read about Day 1 and Day 2 here, if you haven’t. While my husband was busy with his meetings at Centara, I took a quick day tour of nearby malls and landed in fashion mall. I saw the crowd in there, and was repulsed. But, I decided to give it a try because it is very well known. Almost a must go in any review I saw online. So, who cares for the crowd?  I thought I will click a couple of pictures inside and come out but you know what, I forgot to click pictures inside and came out with a couple of shopping bags. haha. You got to visit that place once. Many have said that already and I won’t say anything different – IT IS a shopping paradise for women. Each floor is dedicated to one category – First floor, cosmetics. Second floor, clothes. Third floor, shoes. Fourth floor, bags (if i remember the floor to category combination right). From the sort of stuff you will find in movies, to everyday wear you will find […]

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“City of Contrasts” – Day 2 and unexpected “first” of its kind

I had written about my first day at Bangkok and the experience on the roads of Siam along with a few photos. So, let me tell you what happened next Both of us woke up the next morning, went for a lavish breakfast cooked by the most amazing chefs at Centara Grand. The buffet had over 50 varieties of dishes you could eat depending upon your choice and it all tastes so damn yummy! Mr. Daaku dresses up, goes to work, attend meetings, meet people and get back by late afternoon. We still haven’t gotten our luggage, btw. So, we dress up in the pair of clothes we bought from the super night market and get going to explore more. On the way out we stopped at the concierge to ask for baggage updates, disappointed with the answer, we started to talk towards the elevator. While I had read a lot about Patpong market and we were on the way to go there, the concierge guy also advised us to visit the place for a rich shopping experience. Let me tell you, Bangkok has several means of transportation and the cheapest and reliable ones are the metros & the buses. While we did […]

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Things to do in Bangkok – Part I

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Bangkok wasn’t really ever on my wish-list so I did not know what things to do in Bangkok. But, my husband had an official trip to Bangkok for a few days so I decided to go along. I started to quickly google places to see, things to do in Bangkok and made a detailed itinerary for the trip. I am happy to have returned from that city, mesmerised by all the city had to offer. While I could have covered my trip to Bangkok in one post, I really felt I would be doing injustice to the city. After all, it has something to offer for everyone. It is a destination you can visit with your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, kids, family and yet you will never feel that the city lacks places to cater to your need. If you are the kind of a person who likes visiting all sorts of places  (like I am), you must add Bangkok to your travel list! So, I am going to write a series which will detail all the things to do in Bangkok along with my personal experiences. So, lets begin. I. Flights to Bangkok, Thailand from Varanasi, India We took a […]

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Scuba Diving experience in Pattaya: Sand, Fish & Coral

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Scuba Diving is one of the adventures which has found a place in mine and Mr. Daaku’s bucket list. So, during my trip to Thailand recently, we planned out to dedicate an entire day to scuba diving. After all, it was one activity I was desperately looking forward to. It was going to be my first dive ever, almost 20 feet into water. There were several thoughts whirling around in my mind – for all of you who do not know me, I don’t know how to swim and the thought of going 10-20 feet inside water gave me shivers. After spending a week in Bangkok, we headed off to Pattaya (read here about my unexpected encounter with pop-pop show and the experience on the roads of Siam). We researched a lot of places to stay in Pattaya but we weren’t very happy with the choices. It was either very far away from the places we wanted to visit or it was very expensive. Both Mr. Daaku and I are not very keen on luxury for our stay because most of the times we are exploring the city, far away from the vicinity of the room. We preferred a place close to the beach and while […]

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