Rum N Rouge’s Trip to Thailand Part – 2

 

 

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Go to ‘Pizza Pizza’ at  Pattaya Avenue for some awesome Pizza and Ice Tea

 

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The Sanctuary of Truth

 

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Was so mesmerized by its beauty

 

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105 mt high, this beautiful building is made of all wood

 

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The wooden sculptors, represent religion and mythologies of India, China, Cambodia, and Thailand

 

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What a pretty Goat, you can actually feed it, or dress it up with flowers accessories!

 

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Awestruck, obviously!

 

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It was not just beautiful, but serene as well.

So here’s the 2nd installment of Travel Story from Thailand.

If you are in Thailand and if you are not exploring the Thai culture, then what the hell are you doing? So on my second day here, that’s what I did, I thought of exploring places, that were a bit offbeat and not your typical touristy spots.

I started my second day in Thailand by treating myself to some yummy lunch at the Pattaya Avenue, and by lunch, I mean a vegetarian Pizza (which was also one of the few places to have a vegetarian pizza). The place goes by the name of ‘Pizza Pizza‘, great ambiance, and great food, I just thought it was bit expensive. A big slice of Pizza cost me about 300-400 TBH, which is about 800/- in Indian currency. So that’s definitely not cheap, but then again, in a country where vegetarian food is a luxury, I was just relieved to find something veg on the menu, I didn’t care what it cost me.

After my lunch, I moved to the next spot, which was The Sanctuary of Truth. Situated close to the sea, this was one example of architectural brilliance. About, 105 meters in height, this building is made of all wood. The wooden sculptors inside the building are truly breathtaking and represent the imperial setting at Angkor, in Cambodia. If you are into arts and culture, then this will truly leave you impressed. The ticket per head was 500 THB, which at first, I thought was expensive, but given the fact, that the building is still in the phase of construction, I guess it’s only fair that they make money out of tourism. All in all a great experience, if you love exploring non-commercialized places, then perhaps you will like this one.

By the time, I got done with The Sanctuary of Truth, the sun was already setting, which

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A beautiful summer evening, by the Pattaya beach

meant, that I was to plan, where I would spend my evening. Without much thought, I just walked straight out of the Sanctuary, took a Tuk Tuk (costs only 10-20 BHAT per person) to beach road, which has some awesome shacks by the Pattaya beach, but since those shacks shut by around 6ish, I just thought of taking a stroll by the lovely beach road.  Just like the movies, you discover the best stuff, when you are not exactly looking for it, and this my friend, is the joy of traveling! Guess what, while randomly strolling around, I came across a beautiful flea market, right below The Hilton Pattaya hotel. Sure, there are markets everywhere in Pattaya, and you can buy all the souvenirs from just about any shop, this market, however, was different. I found some of the most exquisite dresses and footwears here, and they were all beautiful, to say the least. The market was slightly expensive, but the kind of stuff I bought here, I did not find it even in Bangkok. So a traveler’s tip – Do explore the flea market by the Hilton Pattaya hotel at the beach road. The vendors come around in the evening and leave by about 10ish. Hoard some cash, as you might want to shop a lot here, and if you find something, do buy it, chances are you won’t find it anywhere else in Thailand again.

After my shopping spree, I found another amazing spot. Right next to the flea market, I found a very hip cocktail van. Not so much to look at during the day, the van completely transforms in the evening. After few hours of the shopping spree, I came back to the cocktail van at around 8ish, and it had completely transformed into this trippy-alcohol serving-cocktail car! Their menu had practically every cocktail under the Sun, not just that, the cocktails were actually delicious too!

I ordered myself a Big LIT, and then a Mojito, and both were exceptionally delicious.! The pretty little lights, the cool breeze from the beach and the sonorous music, set quite the atmosphere, one, that I definitely didn’t want to come out of.

This was my second night in Thailand, and I was already feeling like the time was slipping away. The third day was all about exploring islands, which I will cover in my 3rd and last post. The last post will also comprise a list of ‘Must Do’s’ and ‘Don’t’s, so don’t forget to check this space out tomorrow!

 

Rum N Rouge’s trip to Thailand – Part 1

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D Varee Hotel’s pool where I stayed in Pattaya

 

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View from my balcony

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Another one, from my balcony

 

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Acting all goofy at the Ripley’s Museum

 

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At the Ripley’s Museum

 

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Sunset at the Pattaya beach

 

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Post -Sunset, they light-up the Pattaya sign board

 

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know already, that I visited Thailand last month, and I have to say, that I had the time of life on that trip.

I went on a 5-day trip and obviously had a lot of fun! (Duh!) So instead of cinching all the details in one post, I am going to divide it into two parts. Here’s the first part, for your pleasure.

I had planned my trip in a way, that I would get to spend 2 days in Bangkok and rest of the 3 days in Pattaya. The first day, as soon as deboarded my plane, I took an Uber to Pattaya. If you’re a fan of scenic drives, then this one you would definitely enjoy. You will see the countryside, and if you are lucky it might even drizzle which will make the journey even more beautiful.

After I got to Pattaya, I checked into my Hotel D’Varee at the Jomtien beach. Now, of course, there are plenty of hotels in Pattaya, but if you want something comfortable as well as close to the beach, then would say, D Varee hotel is the best option. Sure, it’s a  little far from the Pattaya beach road, where all the fun happens, but it’s worth the effort because if you take a sea-facing room, the view from your balcony would be priceless, and their staff is very friendly too! So you won’t any problems related to your stay.

On my first day, I decided to explore the Pattaya town and chose to visit the ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not’ Museum. If you are not into history and arts, I am not sure if this is a great idea for you. I, for one, enjoyed it, as it was a different experience, and I had fun checking out all the artifacts and peeping into the records and history of all the people documented at the Ripley’s. I was such a fan of the T.V show, so for me, it was actually fun! The Ripley’s museum is inside a mall, so it’s a win-win for anyone who wants to explore and shop and eat on the go. However, just a little heads-up, if you are vegetarian like me, then brace yourself to pay for overpriced Indian food at Indian restaurants, or you can find solace, at Subway and eat a sandwich filled with veggies. I did pretty much do that, during my stay in Pattaya, but for what it’s worth, I was having so much fun, that I didn’t the ordeal of going to Subway everyday half as much!

After Ripley’s I decided to just chill by the Pattaya beach watch the sunset and do nothing, which, trust me was a completely legit idea! Sunsets in Pattaya are beautiful, so you can just grab some beers from 7/11 and watch the sun go down, which in itself, is quite a soothing experience.

That was all from day 1, the next day I had some yummy vegetarian lunch and visited another historic sight. Details shall be covered in the next post, stay tuned! 🙂

The Lust list for S/S’15

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While I am too broke right now to go and buy all these shoes, I am going to settle for just writing about these and burning with envy, but some of you rich ladies may want to go and buy these! And if you do then I’ve got only one thing to say, ‘Good for ya ladies! Good for ya!’ Hmph. :p