Wat Arun #ThailandDiaries : Wordless Wednesday

Was waiting for the Wednesday, to show the world how beautiful structure in middle of Bangkok city, you can expect…scroll down 🙂

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Island Hopping from Phi Phi #ThailandDiaries

Island Hopping from Phi Phi #ThailandDiaries

As promised in last post, presenting the visual treat about Island Hopping from Phi Phi Island and yes, as promised, I will not use many words.

BTW, don’t forget to scroll down to the end of the post…..I have added magic there 🙂

So, that was the island hopping morning from Phi Phi Island. Believe me, the beauty I could capture is not even 20% of what you will experience being there.

And yeah, I know, I promised to show some magic…..look at the below image….Don’t they look like two lovers far apart from each other in ocean?

How would you feel if you see them hugging suddenly? Yes, you start believing in love…..:-)

Phi Phi Island : The beauty crown of Thailand

Phi Phi Island : The beauty crown of Thailand

Thailand was never on my list as I always believed it was overrated (yes, I assume things), but when it happened the first thing I wanted to visit was Phi Phi Island. Had read and heard many things about this vehicle free tiny island where culture is great, parties are great and weather is romantic. Let me show you the whole episode of journey from Phuket to Phi Phi (the second Boracay?), via pictures…

Flight from Bangkok to Phuket was sleepy…..It took too much time to reach Phuket (or that’s what I think).

But surprise was waiting on Phuket airport. The jetty to get a boat to Phi Phi was an hour travel from airport. Hooh, I said silently but with no option, got into car. And soon, my disappointment vanished. Traveling to Phuket roads was beautiful. Finally, reached jetty almost on time to catch the boat but managed to get that thirst killer and got into boat.

And the journey started…..everywhere you see, its water, beautiful islands and blue sky. The beauty was wordless….

Finally, after almost 1.5 hours of comfortable boat ride, saw first sight of Phi Phi island.

Got down to pier and waited for next boat to reach to hotel, while drinking beauty of nature around…

And yay, there is the hotel….the beach looked awesome from that long tail boat

BTW, I did notice that NoRegrets tag and its so right….No regrets, if you get to travel 🙂

Evening at Phi Phi was one of the most memorable evening in Thailand.

Walking through the beach street bare foot, next morning and boozing with sunlight was something, I would do again and again. That little street, where you do not see any vehicle but only aromatic food, candle lit dinner tables, fire shows, pool parties, rock dances, happy faces and beautiful structures…..

Saying bye to Phi Phi was the most difficult task but knowing the next destination was soothing. Want to know, what was my next destination? But before that, you will have to tolerate photo story of island hopping around Phi Phi

Stay tuned :-)….I promise, I will use less words and more pictures for it 🙂

Love is an Adventure : Part 1

Love is an Adventure : Part 1

And Keya stared at her phone screen….The bright screen stressed her eyes in dark room but she could not put it off. At the age of 36, when you are too busy with kids, family and social life, if you read “I Love You” from someone special (who is not your husband) at 2 am in the morning, it surely makes you numb. And that is what Keya was….

Meeting with Ankur was just a co-incidence.  A year back, at annual function in school, where her son grabbed 3 prizes,  Keya was beaming with pride and that is where Ankur came to her with a warm smile, congratulating her. In 2 minutes talk with Ankur, Keya learned that Ankur’s daughter was a classmate of her son and a good friend of his too. Keya asked for Revati, Ankur’s wife and he said, she was not well. A formal bye and back to real life…that’s how first meeting ended.

Later in the day, while talking with Nimit, her husband, Keya mentioned the talk with Ankur. As usual, Nimit was busy with business call. This was routine for the couple. No fights, no arguments, no discussions and no excitement. Sometimes Keya wondered what she was looking forward in life. But a self-talk about society praising Nimit so much as husband, was always used to be helpful. Keya did not have any complaint but life was not she had thought of or imagined.

A creative mind with full of life, Keya was used to be a leader personality. Her confidence always put her ahead of crowd. “I get what I want” was her mantra for life. When girls of her age were used to worry about make-up and fashion, this girl with thick glasses was used to lose herself in romance novels. But romance never happened in real time for Keya. May be because of her personality, may be because of her expectations, may be because of her attitude or may be because of her patient nature to wait for right person. Again, when other girls were used to talk about BFs, Keya was used to be happy with her daydreams.

Time flew by and before Keya could realize the loss of golden teenage years, Nimit was in her life – of course, arranged marriages work that way only. You blink and you are in lifelong, society approved bondage with the most unknown person and whether you like (forget about love) or not, you are supposed to make a lemonade from sour limes. Keya accepted Nimit with whole heart but Nimit kept failing in meeting her expectations – those little gestures, she was waiting for him to do, she was excited to share with him, never happened. And Keya started shrinking. That bubbly, independent, leader had transformed to kind, confused, introvert and respectful mother after 10 years of marriage life. Occasional fulfillment of biological needs, constant stress to meet expectations from everyone around and almost no time for self, that’s how life was for her, until……

When you think you are settled with life and have accepted the circumstances, life surprises you :-). And with silent but strong intention to change her life, Ankur entered into her life….

Stay tuned to know more about what happened to Keya (and Ankur)…..