Vaccinations

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before taking any vaccinations. While researching for …

Shuttle between Bangkok airports

There are two International airports in Bangkok – one is Suvarnabhumi Airport (big one) and the other is Don Mueang Airport. I was dropped at the Suvarnabhumi airport by my taxi driver and my flight was at Don Mueang airport. There were many taxi drivers who tried to mislead me in taking taxis. The taxis cost money, where as there …

5 hours in Bangkok

While travelling to Perth from Bangalore, I had about 5 hours transit in Bangkok. Even though I have traveled to Thailand twice, I have never stepped out of Bangkok airport. So, I decided to utilise these hours to see this city. I was advised by the Ministry of Tourism guys (at the airport) not to step out of the airport …

Storage in Don Mueang (Bangkok airport)

One of the biggest problems while travelling alone is managing suitcases. They are heavy and not very easy to manage. I had the same problem when I was in Bangkok at the Don Mueang International airport. After asking around and searching for quite some time, I found a place on level 2 where one can store the luggage for Thai …

Visas during Career break

I admit that visas are one of the biggest contributors for the expenses during travels. And also the effort that it takes to get visas and the stress that we go through during those visas processes cannot be debated. My biggest savings during my career break will be obtaining these visas. One of my main reasons to take the Australian …

Chai Lai Orchid – an elephant camp

Chai Lai Orchid resort is a place where elephants, cats, dogs and chickens roam around freely. They live in harmony and together. I am glad to have found this place. Chai Lai Orchid is about 1 hour drive from Chiang Mai city and it is an elephant camp. They have about 20 elephants with small baby elephants as well. The camp …

Best Thai massage centre

Who doesn’t love body massages? Who doesn’t love pampering? I am sure everyone loves them. I love them too. While I was in Chiang Mai for my birthday, I got body massages done almost everyday. I tried places that had the best ambience as well. But one place which was very nice and cheap was the Gold Hand Thai Massage. …

Reliable taxi driver in Chiang Mai

It was by accident that my friend Vijay and I met this amazing taxi driver ‘Mon’. We took a three hours trip with him and he charged us a reasonable fare. He is very friendly and more importantly he is local. He knows most of the stuff and also tells you the history of the places. I would definitely recommend …

Phuket & Phi Phi in 3 days

Phuket is Thailand’s third largest island and has another 32 small islands along its coast. It lies in the Andaman Sea. Phuket was formerly known as ‘Thalang’. The letter ‘h’ is silent in when pronouncing the word ‘Phuket’. Phi Phi islands are the largest group of islands in Thailand. The largest island of the group is Ko Phi Phi Don, …