Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bangkok at a glance

  1. Its just like any other city in India. Only the language and the faces of people are different
  2. Lovely temples. "Wat Arun" (Temple of the Dawn) in particular was awesome!
  3. The sunrise and sunset happens on the same time as in India unlike Singapore. In Singapore the sun rises at 7 and sets around 19.15-19.30, confusing me many a time.
  4. Thai food is my new favourite! It has such an amazing flavour. My mouth is watering thinking about it. You can read more here and I will be putting up an entire post on the lovely breakfast we had at the hotel.
  5. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of finding vegetarian food. Although most of the dishes were not vegetarian, the chefs were more than willing to make them with only vegetarian ingredients. They also easily understood what is meant by vegetarian unlike Singapore and Malaysia where vegetarian food is apparently not referred to as normal food :O
  6. I have no idea where we get Indian food in Bangkok. Didn't even bother finding out! To all those people who say non-Indian food is bland and does not have any flavour, I have only one thing to say - Go to Thailand and eat Thai food. Ofcourse, its just called food there :P
  7. Was not at all impressed with the new Suvarnabhumi International airport. It was quite crowded. Changi International airport is way better in my opinion.
  8. The dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya river is a must do!
  9. So is shopping at the Chatuchak weekend market.
  10. Errr... was that a wooden dildo that they were selling in one of the roadside stalls ?
  11. Massage parlours are almost everywhere.
  12. Multi coloured taxis. I could spot green, pink, red, orange and blue coloured ones.
  13. The MRT, Skytrain and the river taxis are the fastest means of transport.
  14. Traveling by the BTS sky train is not exactly cheap.
  15. They have two-wheelers which serve also as public transport (speaking in a broad sense). You engage one of the riders and he drops you where ever you want to go. Ofcourse, you have to pay :P Such riders can be easily spotted wearing an orange sleeveless jacket.
  16. There are so many westerns touring Thailand. I had no idea it was that popular. I saw more Americans/Europeans that what I see in Singapore.
I shall leave you with this picture as a preview to what is coming up next.

Is the keyboard wet already ? *wink*

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Big Bang

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! Off to Bangkok! :D

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tagged with Crazy 8's

Pixie has tagged me with the Crazy 8's tag and here are the answers -
(Some of the titles do not have 8 items under them as I could not think of so many of them)

8 Things I am passionate about

Hindi movies

8 Things I want to do before I die
Drive a train
Visit New York City
Visit Australia
Visit Europe
Learn Spanish
Learn to swim
Be able to play a musical instrument

8 Things I say often
Had blogged about it recently

8 Books I've read recently
The Kiterunner
The Fountainhead (not completed)
Atlas Shrugged (not completed)
Neither here nor there (not completed)
Lexicon of Pasta

8 songs I could listen to over and over
Title track of Kal Ho Naa Ho
Its the time to Disco from Kal Ho Naa Ho
Tumse Hi from Jab We Met

Sawan Barse Tarse Dil from Dahek

Bulla Ke Jaana by Rabbi Shergill

Zara Zara from Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

8 Things that attract me to my best friends


A good conversation

Similar wavelengths

A good sense of humour

Gossip ;)

Love for food and travel

People interested to take up the tag are welcome!