I bare in my mind, around 3 years back.
Just fore my grade 10 board examinations, my fountainheads clinched an all-embracing junket to Bangkok which was more of an eye-opener for me. All this was announced to me just a week earlier from the leaving date.
Out of all this hullabaloo, I started woolgathering. BANGKOK! ❤ __ ❤
For every adolescent, what is Bangkok?
A boom town with people in an ultra voguish mode. Sky scraping domiciles. The metropolitan semblance. THE INTERNATIONAL SHOPPING HUB! For me, Yes! This part fancied me the most. 😉
Finally, the day had arrived. I love the thing about international flights is that they are early in the morning, I don’t know why but yes!
Getting all blasé at 2am after the immigration processes, I decided to sojourn the international airport, yet again with a nostalgic feeling.
The best part about airports is you get to drop a line with people from different parts of the country, the way they portray themselves, their style of communicating and all of that.
That’s when i came across a guy from Philippines who looked alike Justin Bieber so I couldn’t resist greeting him and complementing him, so yeah that’s when he told me he’s from Philippines! *blush*
The flight had arrived, it took us around 6 hours to reach our destination.
FINALLY, WE WERE THERE. BANGKOK BABY BANGKOK! ❤
After all the formalities, we decided to hire us a cab. The linguistic gap gave us a hard time. No cab would grot what we said or where we wanted to reach. Some of them simply rejected, god knows for what reasons?
Then a young thai cab driver wilfully helped us, tried his best to understand, drove along beautiful highways playing those catchy thai songs & dropped us to our hotel. That’s when we hired him for the whole week ahead. 😀
After loosening up for a while we decided to go for a stroll around the Pratunam, for some Thai food because I didn’t want to hogg on Indian food anymore.
Next morning, we planned to go to Wat Pho.
Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple. Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha images of 160 ft length: the Reclining Buddha. The temple has sixteen gates around the complex guarded by Chinese giants carved out of rocks. These statues were originally imported as ballast on ship trading with China. The main temple is raised in marble platform punctuated by mythological lions in the gateways. Apart from being froufrou Bangkok, is pretty deistic. People place confidence in the golden rules of Gautam Buddha.
To figure out every part of this humongous complex it took us a complete day. The place is majestic and mesmerising. Forgetting that complex is nearly impossible.
Later days, we went Madamme Tussauds going gaga over lady gaga, Robert Pattinson, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama etc, shopping at Pratunam, rides around the city in tuk tuks, getting a bunch of thai friends who stayed in the same locality as our hotel’s.
How could I forget the Floating Market?
The floating market is a lifetime experience. Being there once can only make you feel what it is. ;;)
The last day we relaxed on the Pattaya beach, with turquoise blue waters, and corals. Tanning ourselves under the sun on recliners. Complete vacation week!
The junket came to an end. L My uncle came to pick us up in is his car with the radio playing all those cheesy bollywood songs. I missed the thai songs more.
He had a Godrej Aer (www.godrejaer.com) in his car which wasn’t really going along with my mood, not that it was bad but yes, I missed the smell of the rocks, the flora, the holy fragrance sticks, the smell of religion amongst the people, the smell of devotion, the freshness, It was heavenly. Every breath I took I was revived at wat pho.
I really wish Godrej Aer to get inspiration from Wat Pho. It’s gonna be like heaven in home or in your car.
That place gave my trip a meaning. Even writing about it here, I can see the whole complex in front of my eyes, I can smell it. Thaaat special that place is to me.