A Warm Hi From Thailand

2:45 PM

  From the Ramayana to the National Epic of Thailand,Oh Yes! Ramayana does exist in Thai folklore                                                      and in many ways,Thailand is quite similar to India
                                                                               yet very different.        
                                                       To know more:  Thailand Official Website               

Sawadee Kha,welcome to the land of happy smiling faces.Guess where I have been all the time,while you were missing me?Thailand it is,my second time but I feel like I hadn't known Thailand until now.While Thai Curry has also been my favorite,it was no less than a surprise that red,green and yellow curry are not the only choice we have like what we are used to believe in India.It was an alternative way of travelling Thailand.Thailand which is not Pattaya or Phuket and I am glad it wasn't Pattaya and Phuket.It is what Thailand really is.Into the most basic "Land of massive temples,kick boxing,waterfalls,cooking Thai Food,staying in a river camp,cycling and offering food to the monks,and of course shopping!".It was an year end soul cleanse in December with colors,cultures,history and adventures in Thailand.

"Sometimes its strange and you may not understand us.But the Thai people,we can smile and laugh all the time.Sometimes we know it's bad behavior to laugh at something but its our nature to always laugh before whatever has happened.Like when you see the kid's fall under,we laugh first but we know.Because we believe when you laugh the crisis is getting  better.Because we also believe if a kid fall and you scream they will stop and they will cry and they might think it's a serious thing they have to cry.But if you smile,they feel ok "its not that bad,I should not cry" they get stunned a little bit and then they laugh - Says Poom,happily smiling with enthusiasm.

Here's a quick photo essay before we discuss about visas,where to stay,how to plan,travel video and etc in the upcoming Blogpost. And if you have been to Thailand,you have to share a story.I am sure,for those just back from Pattaya,the stories are going to be strange,sweet or wild(You know what I mean!) but if you haven't explored Thailand as we did,you are missing the real Thailand the way It is supposed to be explored ;)

 The longest place name in the world is the full name of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand: Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. It means “City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate, Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest.”

High five for all those who love Thai food?
Here's what on my platter made by me,and taught by this super cute sweet lady "Amita"

Child's play! Or My new pet ?

When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting here.
River Camp where we stayed :)

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  1. @Student Josh:I wish it was and I wish I could carry it home :P

  2. @R Niranjan Das:Thanks,I am happy you loved it :)

  3. Universal Truth - nicely framed Anki - When you laugh the crisis is getting better. Woowww.........

  4. @Paresh:Thanks Paresh.There's still much more to come.

  5. @Purvi:I know,its so different and strange than how we think but I kind of like the optimism that is with them.

  6. river camp looks awesome ... oh wow u took a cooking class over there ,amazing :)

  7. I am so glad you got to a trip to Thailand, Anki! The real one! Your pictures speak of all the wonderful times you have spent there and the memories you have brought back or us. That tiger is definitely no child's play?! Love the pictures and all that you have written, looking forward to an amazing trip ahead! :)

  8. Wow, simply beautiful. I wonder how long does it take to pronounce the full name of Bangkok. No wonder they prefer the shorter version.

  9. @The Tales Of A Traveler:O Yes,I guess that's going to be a highlight of the upcoming blogposts.The easy,yummy and delicious Thai recipes :)

  10. @Arti:I think we all should join a mutual admiration club.While I admire the way you write about Australia,Thailand too is a great place to be,culturally or otherwise.May be next FAM trip we go together :)

  11. aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar:Thanks,I am glad you liked it.Have you been to Thailand before?

  12. @Kiran Acharya:I tell you initially even I was shocked.Such a loooooooooooooooong name,and yeah I am happy we call it by shorter name or else imagine the pain!

  13. Recent bike trip has been most memorable to me...

  14. @Shrinidhi Hande:I saw dat,and I envy your enthusiasm.Wish I could ride a bike :)

  15. Hello,
    Looks like you had a great time. I have lived here almost eight years ...my adopted home.
    Let me know when you return, I will be happy to show you some "unseen" places,

  16. No doubt Thai food in Thailand is out of this world. Even if you're a vegetarian there street food is a must try.


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