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Sanjeev and I went to Bangkok and Pattaya for Holiday this past week. I am sorry I couldn’t tell on blog because of security issues. We came back last night only. I has major tooth ache when we started from here and I was on medicines on almost the entire trip. but who cares? 😛 I had awesome 5 days in Thailand. Shopped and roamed around. It was great refreshing holiday after a long time. 🙂
Also, I would like to inform all of you that Jomol has officially joined IMBB full time. 🙂 All this week it was she who was uploading your posts. This trip would have not be possible without her. 🙂 Thanks, Jomol. 🙂
Coming to the trip. 😀
We started our trip form Pattaya – 2 1/2 days in Pattya and rest in Bangkok. Sanjeev did parasailing and both of us did sea walking; the 35 minute drive on the speed boat was almost breath-taking. We also saw the Alcazar Cabaret Show- it was beautiful. It’s amazing to see that the Pattya is mainly run by women; in fact a lot of men there turn into lady boys. 😛 We also visited Sanctuary of Truth there. It is all wood carved. It has been in the making for the past 30 years and would take another 20 years to complete. They haven’t used a single nail to build that building. 95 % of population in Thailand is Buddhist so you’d get to see loads of Buddhist temples there. People there pray to Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva as well.
Now the shopping. :))
I picked this hot pink bag from a shop in Pattaya. It’s a great bag for travelling or even for office. I loved the colour and design of this one.
This black leather box clutch I picked from Charles and Keith in Central World Bangkok. I saw it and instantly fell in love with it. 😀 We also picked up leather wallets from the Gems Gallery in Bangkok. The wallets are made of cow hide.
Some random stuff form Boots and Watson’s – Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter, Biore Pore Strips ( I picked one first, tried , it was so awesome that I went and picked two more packs the next day 😀 ) , Maybelline Gel Liner (brown), Nivea whitening Roll on deo, Sheet Masks from Etude House and Watson’s, Bikini razors, and got some free Garnier Cream samples. People are obsessed about whitening there. It was quite strange to see whitening products in so many brands there.
Sanjeev picked up two perfumes for himself from the Airport Duty free – Armani Sport Code and Dolce Gabbana the one.
We got this free Armani Pouch with the purchase. 🙂
Both of us bought these coolest slippers ever from pattaya. 😛 Arent’t these cute. 😀
Overall it was a great trip. 🙂 We had loads of fun. We met some Indian families during our trip so it felt very warm and homely. regarding shopping for inexpensive bags and shoes, I would say that although the prices were less, the quality was pretty bad. The ones that were of good quality were not cheap. It could be me as well because once you start carrying good shoes and bags, it’s difficult to pick stuff of that cheap quality. Also, you would never be able to figure out the “right” prices for the cheap or fake products there. I guess you would be able to find pretty good stuff here in India only at the prices that were being quoted there.
Food wasn’t much of an issue there. Since I am a vegetarian, I could find veggie food at most places. But if you are someone who does not eat veg food at places where non veg is also served, I guess it would be an issue for you. However, there are Indian restaurants there where you’d be able to find pure vegetarian food also, you just have to hunt for such places. 🙂
I suggest that you buy some package if you plan to visit Bangkok and Pattaya because it would be difficult to explore places there on your own. The package for two would cost you around Rs 40,000 – Rs 45,000 .
some pics from the trip
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