Saturday, February 20, 2010
Swadika Friends, Swadika, Hello in Thai language. I learned it when I was in my trip to Bangkok.
We booked for Bangkok and Pataya through makemytrip.com. As soon us we reached the Bangkok airport, we were told that a couple will be joining us with whom we will be going to Pataya. Thai people are very particular about their check in time which is 12:00 AM.. We reached our beautiful hotel at 10:00. We are given our room at above 10:30. Then we met our Touring guy Jackie with whom we discussed about going to see Riply Belive it or Not which was not in our Itinerary. We planned to see some places which were not in our list, had to pay separate like Ripley in Pataya and Safari World and Underwater world in Bangkok.
Ripley Believe it or Not Museum had many things to see the where you get to see weird and strange things like a illusion diamond which you can see but cannot touch. Then we head to Haunted house, which was interesting and spooky too. Main thing was the sound effect inside the dark room. You should find your way to exit without meeting the most dangerous man with the chain saw who is waiting for you in the exit point. My brother and mother stayed back, as they both were scared to enter, I joined the couple Nandini and Praveen who came with us. Nandini and myself were walked just by touching the wall in the dark room which was filled with skeleton coming out of it's coffin. The whole place where surrounded by scary looking zombies who will pop anywhere. Even fly among you. The house is pitch dark and suddenly there will be light and you should make your way towards it. It was scary and we tried our best not to encounter with the chain saw guy and we also succeed too by leaving the haunted house before the freak catch us....
Then we went to a Maze which was unbelievable. Here also we had find our door in a room full of mirror. You should see to believe it. Lastly we saw 4D movie which was also great. The next day we all headed to Coral Island, which itself was like a mini adventure, hoping from one boat to another. The water is so clear that you can see what's underneath.
Our tip ended with the Jewel Museum which was really great. We went for a ride which was like a mining field where they showed how they find different kind of Jewels.
Then we traveled back to Bangkok reached our hotel, Imperial Tara, though i was not like Pataya hotel. On our first day we had City tour with our tour guide Linky. We went inside a beautiful Buddha temple. Then the next day we went to Safari World. I really enjoyed taking the animals pics which were in good mood and gave good pose for my camera. There were many shows like Seal, Dolphin and you can even feed the Tiger cubs and cute Parrots, i also shook hands with the naughty Orangutan. It was a nice experience. I had opportunity to get a kiss from a dolphin (the dolphin was inside the water and i was outside the glass, what a kiss, sigh) Anyways the next day we went to Under water world, which was also good, we went for glass boat ride where we saw different kind of sharks which was interesting and ended with another 4D movie.
The Climate of Bangkok and Pataya was cloudy. The people there were kind and sweet.
If you are strict Vegetarian, it is always difficult to find good veg food, but our guide Jackie took a good care of us. He took us to a good vegetarian restaurant in Pataya Shahi and we also found a good restaurant in Bangkok too. The trip was exiting, though one bad thing happened that in the Bangkok airport, they took my wiped cream which took me hrs to find and they said that it was mixed with water and something, God only know, they did not allow people to carry water to the flight, it is strange when they serve the same kind of cream and water in the flight. That was only the depressing part in my trip...
Kopun Ka (Thank you in Thai) for reading my Biggest Post