A Visit to Ban Don Kai Dee, the Benjarong Village of Thailand

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Drawing and painting don’t come naturally to me. In school, my teachers would not fail me in drawing because I was good at other subjects! Even today I can hardly draw a straight line with a scale. However, on my trips, I often end up in experiential crafts set up. Truth be told, such events … Read more

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Royal Muang Samui Villas, Koh Samui

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Chhavi and I took a short break in Koh Samui, Thailand as soon as her summer vacations started. We stayed at the Royal Muang Samui Villas. We are really thankful to TAT New Delhi and the property for hosting us with such care. This was my 11th visit to Thailand and the first for Chhavi. We … Read more

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Visa on Arrival at Koh Samui on Indian Passport

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Thailand is my most visited country, I have been there 11 times as I write this. On all my previous trips, my point of entry was Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok. And if you enter from Bangkok, that is where you get your visa on arrival for Thailand. However, on the most recent trip my daughter, Chhavi and … Read more

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Dusit Thani Hua Hin- A Fabulous Stay

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When I came out of my Dusit Suite 222 I told the staff, it such a beautiful room, you have to drag me out of it! I had a stupendous view of the Gulf of Thailand both from the living room and the bed room! Alas I stayed there only for one night! I certainly … Read more

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Photography Tips for Maeklong Railway Market Near Bangkok

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I have been lucky to visit the Maeklong Railway Market near Bangkok twice, the first time in 2016 and then in 2018. I was not too thrilled with my photos on the first trip. But the second time around I was better prepared. So, this post is about photography tips for Maeklong Railway Market near … Read more

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A Day Trip to Koh Nang Yuan from Koh Samui

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I have visited Thailand 9 times by now. I am quite at home in the country. I went back to Thailand in September 2017 with Getaway Goddess to Koh Samui. I did a day trip to Koh Nang Yuan from Koh Samui. While Koh Samui is beautiful in its own right, Koh Nang Yuan is … Read more

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My First Flyboard Experience at Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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The year feels a little incomplete if I do not visit Thailand at least once. I have been a regular visitor to Thailand since 2013, I have been there nine times already. On this trip to Koh Samui I realized that it doesn’t feel foreign to me any more! I feel at home in Thailand! … Read more

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Maeklong Railway Market Near Bangkok is One of Its Kind

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I first saw a video of Maeklong Railway Market on Whatsapp. And I almost refused to believe it. A few months later I was standing at the market known as Talat Rom Hoop (ตลาดร่มหุบ) locally, about to witness the phenomenon myself! The local name means “umbrella pulldown market” as that is what the vendors do … Read more

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Rock Valley Hot Spring and Fish Spa, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Rock Valley Hot Spring and Fish Spa in Kanchanaburi, Thailand was an experience like no other. You can check out the company website here. I am going to concentrate on the hot springs and the mud treatment because I realized long ago that fish spa is not for me! Kanchanaburi is located in the West … Read more

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The Bangkok Motorcycle Taxi Experience

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I have been lucky to visit a few capital cities of the world. And while all of them have their charm, they have one thing in common, traffic jams! It seems to be true all over the world. Delhi has it, so does Bangkok and London. I heard of motorcycle taxis right from my first trip … Read more

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