If you get a thrill every time you pass the windows of a store, or a shiver of excitement at the prospect of going to the mall, or does shiny, silky, and gleaming things catch your eye when ever you step out on the streets, then you will experience the “Thrill of Shopping“ in Thailand. In other words, if Shopping is in your Genes (jeans ), then Thailand is the place for you.
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Having filled our bags with bargains, we left for Phuket the same day. On landing in Phuket, we booked the PhiPhi Island tour for the next day. It is highly recommended that one book such a tour because of two reasons. Firstly, PhiPhi Island is accessible only by ferries and travellers who are not a part of such packages are charged more. Secondly, passengers who book a tour at the airport are given a free shuttle to their hotels. Public transport is nonexistent and taxis are very expensive. Our hotel, Ibis Kata was an hour’s drive from the airport. Had we not booked the tour for about 1000 baht, we would have spent 800 baht just for the taxi back to the hotel! Click for details on Ibis Kata
The temple tour and more…..
Our very first stop was the Reclining Buddha Temple which has the longest statue of Buddha. The statue is 46m long and is gold plated.
Next we visited the Marble Temple which is locally known as Wat Benchamabophit, meaning Temple of the fifth king.
The temple complex has many statues of Buddha in various poses – walking, sitting, meditating, preaching etc!
Guilty as charged, I have been out of loop lately. Everyone told me rather warned me of how little time I would I have for myself let alone blogging after the little ones’ arrival. But, frankly it was more due to health reasons that I could not devote time to writing travelogues or recipes on my other blog site – Akshayapatram, as much as I wanted to. Anyways, am back albeit I will still take it slow.
Today am going to share with you a travelogue about Bangkok and Phuket written by a young traveller Supriya Kurpad, who shares with us her excitement, anxiety and inhibitions, centred on this trip…
This is a guest post by Mr.Q, a quizmaster by profession and a passionate traveler
How many of us would volunteer for a job that doesn’t require you to do anything at all except standing still?? I guess 90% of us would jump at this offer of not having to do anything at all!! But yes, there is a catch, you will have to get your face & sometimes hair painted!! So, there you go 50% of us have already backed out of the job!! And perhaps also have to wear a dress as if you are going for a fancy dress competition. Another 40% of those remaining also are planning to drop out!! And when the final condition is revealed I guess we won’t have any more volunteers!! For the last condition is that – you will have to stand motionless & emotionless – like a statue for over an hour at a time.