The Bangkok Motorcycle Taxi Experience


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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Explore Bangkok by BTS #themetroproject


I realized that I was in love with the London Underground on my recent trip. It also reminded me that Delhi Metro is my preferred mode of transport in my own town. So when the opportunity came to visit Thailand I decided to extend my stay. My sole purpose was to explore Bangkok by BTS … Read more

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Of Cruises, Dresses, Shopping and Tummies in Bangkok


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 … Read more

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Discovering Thainess at Wat Benchamabophit the Marble Temple at Bangkok


This was my seventh trip to Bangkok but first to Wat Benchamabophit the Marble Temple at Bangkok. I noticed the Italian marble walls only when the guide pointed it out. My attention was captured by the ornate roof of the temple! It is also known as the temple of the walking Buddha. People usually do Reclining … Read more

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Photo Feature on Pak Klong Talat the Flower Market in Bangkok


This was my second visit to the beautiful 24 hour fresh flower market in Bangkok called Pak Klong Talat (also spelled Pak Khlong Talad). I absolutely loved the flower market, so I was delighted at the second chance! This time I also wanted to click people apart from the flowers! So here is a photo … Read more

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Bangkok Canal Tour- A Fun Activity in Bangkok

Doing a Bangkok Canal Tour is popular with tourists. A canal is called ‘khlong’ in the local language. I went on a tour called Khlong Bang Luang. My guide for the day told us there are many routes on the canals. She added that doing a canal tour is mostly a tourist things. Locals seldom … Read more

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Asiatique the Riverfront, Bangkok

As I was staying at the Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside in Bangkok, the Asiatique was a short walk away. I spent two nights walking around the place and I quite liked it. This was my second stay at Ramada Plaza but I could not go to The Asiatique on the first visit. On that trip we … Read more

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Bhawa Spa, Bangkok

It is raining spas on Travel Tales from India these days. I have been to three spas in last two months and by my standards that is  lot. When I was in Thailand (on invitation from TAT New Delhi) I visited the Bhawa Spa, Bangkok. I wonder how they do it, but the ambiance itself … Read more

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Of Lunch and Conversations at Bawarchi, Intercontinental, Bangkok

When I travel I usually eat local food. I am a vegetarian but I do not hanker over Indian food while I am traveling. heck I like to travel so much that I could eat just bread and butter and never complain as long I get to see new places or even revisit old ones. … Read more

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How to Photograph Songkran?

When I was invited by TAT New Delhi to attend the Thai New year celebrations my first concern was how to photograph to Songkran? I mean it is a water festival and my camera doesn’t mix well with it. It was totally not acceptable to me that I would attend the festival without clicking pictures. … Read more

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