Pattaya Trip Day 1

1st Jan 2013
New year was great, we came home early n packed our bags for 2 days stay in Pattaya n slept for an early start. Morning we were all ready to leave, enjoyed the swing outside my friend’s house and took a pic of lush green garden till out Cab came to take us to the bus station.

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Once at bus station, we took our tickets n settled in our seats in the bus, i was lucky to get frontal seat coz i am one of those who get motion sickness so any seats at the back are like not too good for me, got water for the way 😀Image

The ride was not that bad, i was sleeping most of the way. Finally reached Pattaya, got a taxi pickup that can accommodate atelast 8 comfortably. we were lucky to have just 6 with every one’s luggage it was comfortable enough and am sure there couldn’t have been room for another person. The pick up truck asked every one where they wanted to go and kept dropping off people as their hotels approached
i didn’t take a pic of that pickup so picked it form the web for posting here

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The pickup dropped us to our hotel, A One Royal Cruise Hotel. very nicely done had two wings, the reception was friendly and had a happy new year sign since it was 1st Jan, Felt welcoming 🙂

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The check-in in took almost 45 minutes, i was tired n starving n cudnt wait to get settled in the room, freshen up and hunt out for food, so while waiting o took a few more pics of the lobby among which i really liked the flower pots hehe

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Finally in the room, the entire hotel is themed and built in the shape of a cruise, and so the rooms were the same theme, the mirror was in a big emergency floating tire, the pillow covers were in navy blue n white. and the walls had paintings of a sailor’s hand salute and a couple holding hands by the sea

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After settling in we went out in search of food, it was almost late afternoon, so we hardly found any thing open for lunch. we start to the right side from the hotel. Walking for a good long 15 minutes (it felt long with the sun n hunger) lol we found a restaurant named Tavern by the sea.

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We ordered stir fry chicken with cashew nuts and sticky rice (our fav dish), orange juice for hubby and water for me ( i was sorta dieting) and attacked it so instantly that i hardly got to take any pics of it.

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Back in the room, i made tea for my self n hubby from our complementary Tea set, and i really liked the stirrer  it was in the shape of a oar. sooo cute i totally wanted to bring it home as a souvenir  😛

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Our hotel was at the sea front, like u can just walk out the back side, cross the road and ur at the sea, we hubby n I went to the shore to enjoy our evening, they have a good arrangement with loads of chairs that they take 50 baht for an hour, and u can sit on them n enjoy the sea n the waves, the breeze and wat not.Image

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We spend some good two hours there, time just flew. we enjoyed the sunset took like a million pics, also a few of our hotel that now looked amazing with all the lights on

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From the beach we decided to walk in left direction and see what all is there, finally decided for Italian place, that had a long lane with chairs on one side and sort of an art gallery, well not really but had alot of paintings kept here n there, probably for the tourists to buy. some of them were really amazing

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We ordered garlic bread n pina colada for hubby, coke for me and chicken pizza. I wanted to be safe and not order any thing i would’nt wanna eat.

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The garlic bread had big chunks of garlic, ewwwww

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The pizza luked a lil burnt and the chicken just seemed like boiled pieces with hardly any taste, but we still had it coz we were way too hungry.

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After dinner we walked back to our hotel, picked a few munchies from 7/11 for the night but tired from the entire day, we retired to bed almost instantly 🙂

Our first day at Pattaya was amazing over all, we simply loved it and couldn’t wait for our second day where we planned to explore a lil more and do some activities

Take tuned for more from the Pattaya trip in my next post. 😉

Bangkok Trip story

Part 1 (Day 30th Dec 2012- Day 31st Dec 2012)

So i have been putting up writing about my trip for so long now, so much has happened in between my arrival back till now but am not gonna get into that at this point, will share that in a diff post 🙂 So since it had been such a long time that i actually thought i will not remember what all i wanted to share. thank god i had the pictures saved in a separate folder, and while editing them today it all just came back to me, fresh as it just happened yesterday.
So here we go

On blog the last thing i shared was me on the airport n the a sunrise at Bangkok airport n my friend was at the airport with her hubby to collect us 🙂

we went home all happy and cheering  although i was a lil tired form the flight n coz i wasn’t too well it felt more tiring then usual. after a light breakfast we slept for a while since it was only early morning that we reached. For lunch we went out to to a Mall and from there i told my friend that i wanna visit another Mall so she and hubby can go home and me and hubby will take a BTS (Bangkok transit system) to the mall n then will come home in the Cab. Since it wasn’t my very first time to Bangkok  i just revised the routes with my friend n off me n hubby went exploring the world hehe. got a few stuff for friends back home from that mall and by late evening reached home all tired. i cud have just hit the bed instantly but instead we had dinner and then watched a movie with my friends. finally the day came to an end, by now my head was spinning with the flight travel (u know how u feel disoriented and loose balance every now n then after almost a train travel) i felt miserable.

But nothing that a good nights sleep cant do, so the next morning we woke up fresh and ready for the day. My friend had to take her 4 months old daughter for a doc chk-up so we tagged along and after the doc’s visit stopped at Starbucks for sum yummy caramel coffee n cinnamon roll for hubby and hot chocolate and sum yummy Espresso brownie for me . OMG its like out of the world n literally melts in the mouth 😀

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Cinnamon Roll, Caremal coffee and Espresso Brownie

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“Melt in the Mouth” Espresso Brownie

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Hot Chocolate

We went home after our yummy for the tummy session. Left the sleeping baby at home with the maid. and again left for a near by new mall that had just opened. this time my friend’s Shih tzu “Ruby” came along.

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Off course we had to leave her in the car. we weren’t sure if the mall allows pets in. and we planned to come back quickly. in the Mall we saw the most adorable little Pomeranian . i get a better picture of this happy hyper lil puppy. and we thought if we knew we wud have brought Ruby in with us.:)

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Lil furry Pomeranian

It was a nice mall but alot of shops were still waiting to open up, so our trip to it was much quicker since we just strolled along the entire mall to see wat all is there, n took a few pics of me n hubby 🙂

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Back home we relaxed a little. There is a nice little pond along with a walking strip in the condominiums where my friend lives. I have always enjoyed walking there and sitting by the pond, watching koi’s swim by, so i took hubby out for a walk and later sat on the benches near the pond and enjoyed the fresh breath of Bangkok night.

It was all so peace, i wanted the moment to cease.:))

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Finally its the New year so we kept it light for the day since we knew we will go out in the night, yet had to come back early coz me n hubby planned to leave for Pattaya the very next morning. All dressed for the celebrations we went off to a roof top of a high rise hotel to celebrate the new years eve while watching the fireworks

 

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Our sofa’s boomed with the vibration of the fireworks. It was amazing.

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With the count down, it was a beginning of a new year. Cheers and whistles all in the air along with the fireworks wishing it to be a Very Happy New Year 🙂

Sooo wat did u all do for the new year?