Of Cruises, Dresses, Shopping and Tummies in Bangkok

By Mridula Dwivedi December 1, 2015 22 Comments , , ,
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Story I

I started wearing dresses in my forties. I too busy to pay any attention to what I was wearing before that! Busy with what, that I don’t know. It is not that I pay a lot of attention to what I wear even now! But when I entered my forties I decided I am going to do a lot of new things and wearing dresses was one of them!

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Beautiful Bangkok

It was a beautiful evening in Bangkok. We were going on a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River. Finding the driver in our crowded hotel lobby was a task. Finding all my team members was another task. We were staying at Eastin Makkasan Bangkok which is a large hotel, very popular with Indians and foreigners! The hotel lobby is at a higher level that the car park lobby. That would lead to further confusion. Some of us would wait at the hotel lobby while others at the car park lobby!

We, a friend and I, were in the lift, going down from the hotel lobby to car park lobby. Both of were wearing evening dresses. She looked pretty in red. There was a hotel employee in the lift, a bell boy I presume.

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Chao Phraya River Cruise

My friend and I both were lamenting the fact that we have tummies which made wearing the experience of  dress a little less enjoyable. I caught the reflection of the bellboy in the lift door. He was highly amused and as far as I could read it, his expressions said, “Don’t worry, you both look good!” I am thankful to him for his silent addition to our conversation!  The cruise dinner was beautiful. I love watching the Bangkok City from the boat.

Story II

I was shopping alone in the Indra Square, it was at  walking distance from our hotel. I love shopping in Bangkok. I am someone who is not into brands! But in Bangkok you do get a lot of casual clothes at a throwaway price. Of course, there are high end malls in too, but they are not my scene.

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Shopping in Bangkok is Fun!

I was looking at a denim dress which I liked.  I asked the shopkeeper, “Don’t you have one in A shape? With the elastic at the waste, I have a lot of tummy, I am not sure it would look good on me!” She laughed and said she too had a lot of tummy (which was a lie) and the dress would look good on me! After all she was wearing one like it too! I ended up buying the dress.

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Cuteness Overload!

In spite of not working since May 2015, my fitness routine has only marginally improved! So, I am sure the tummy is going to be a companion for quite some time! But then, I am also not giving up on wearing dresses!

PS. My 7th trip to Thailand was in association with Byond Travel.

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22 thoughts on “Of Cruises, Dresses, Shopping and Tummies in Bangkok”

  1. Glad to know that you’ve enjoyed shopping this time :-). I love street shopping a lot… the choices are more …. 😀

  2. Beautiful night shots. Thanks to e-commerce boom i no more go to shops. Its good in a way that no need to drive through traffic but bad that i need to keep guessing whats gonna get delivered.

    1. Arun I do not like to shop online for clothes, too many surprises. I do not shop much but Thailand is another story!

  3. Great post! Lovely pics….why dont u post a pic of u wearing the denim skirt u picked up!! ?? 🙂 Would love to see! Thailand shopping is awesome coz u get great stuff at affordable prices…i remember my visit to Naka night market! It was totally worth it!

    1. Vinitha net time I talk about dresses I will make sure I have a few presentable pictures too 😀 I too love night markets in Thailand, day ones too.

  4. Thailand is amazing for Shopping …..I went beserk here…..

    And well, dresses look good …tummy or none….just go with confidence and that pretty smile that you have….am sure you will look great.

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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