The Art of the Phallus in PhraNang Beach

Stumbling on a strange 'Phallus Shrine' at the Phranang Beach in Thailand.   Did I tell you about the time I walked on to a beach in Thailand and discovered a shrine full of phalluses? Not one, but two shrines! Thailand never stops titillating your senses. Being from India, I did not find the shrine... Continue Reading →

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ROAD TRIP to Mae Rim and Mae Taman

Wild elephants in the mountains and a serendipitous journey to a bridge in Mae Taeng river. A little research into Thailand and you would see that the best voted activities for families, and people who love wildlife are elephant camps and tiger kingdoms in Chiang Mai. After our first day riding up to the hills of... Continue Reading →

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A kind Thai lady who sang “Chale Chalo” in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Our host who turned out to be my most favorite person in Thailand. That’s Chaibutr in the extreme right. I took this photo when we were leaving Chiang Mai. When we were searching for a stay in Chiang Mai on Airbnb, I zeroed in on her “Ban Come in” stay because of the extremely good... Continue Reading →

Ladyboys are just like us

My first experience in a Ladyboy cabaret show in Chiang Mai, Thailand. An experience you must not miss. An honest confession — I have always been fascinated by ladyboys, beautiful feminine creatures who dance like butterflies on delicate high heels and elaborate headgear. They look nothing less than a peacock in the rain. But, I never thought... Continue Reading →

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Chiang Mai, the most beautiful city in Thailand.

Have you ever experienced the sadness of leaving a place that you knew had etched a permanent beauty in your soul. Tha Phae Gate of the Chiang Mai old city. I felt that immense sadness as I bid adieu to my host Chaibutr in Chiang Mai and left for the airport. When I was researching extensively... Continue Reading →

Why bucket lists are pointless. Swimming with a million stars underwater, on my birthday eve.

That’s me, ready for the first snorkeling around in the Marine park waters We make bucket lists as we grow, and like a machine, we work towards fulfilling those predestined fantasies that we have made for ourselves. Where is the unknown in a bucket list? Shouldn’t the process be reversed? That we go out in the... Continue Reading →

BANGKOK- What is a Wat? Day 1 of my Thailand trip.

What I learnt, ate and experienced. A Wat in South-East Asia is a Buddhist monastery or temple. Thailand has some of the most inspiring and grand Wats of them all. I began my Wat hopping in Bangkok. Bangkok is a crowded, intense city. I was overwhelmed by it. We reached Bangkok early morning at 5... Continue Reading →

Travel anxieties before you travel to a new country. And how to overcome them.

Tonight, I would be sitting on a plane to Bangkok. This is my maiden trip to Thailand. I would be cruising on the busy waters of Chao Phraya, bowing my head in supplication before the ancient Thai Wats, and eating street food delicacies. I would visit the ancient ruins of Ayuthhaya, photograph the iconic Buddha... Continue Reading →

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