Koh Samui,Thailand- Guest Post

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This is a post from my friend- Kimberly, who does not blog, but she chose my blog to share her travel tale of Bangkok-Thailand visit.

My Visit To Koh Samui, Thailand

My first impression of Thailand was a stop-over at Bangkok Airport and Thai food… The first was a bit frightening and the second one was overwhelming… I must say the saying ‘a straight path to men’s heart is through his stomach’ in this case proved to be right, Thai food is still my favourite food. Then I decided to have a proper holiday in Thailand, and it was a holiday of my dreams, I booked a villa and flew to Koh Samui for a week. It was a like living in a Paradiseor as close to it as it can be.

I flew to Bangkok International Airport for like 13 hours, and arrived at a busy Terminal fool of shops and bright colors, especially yellow, red and green. Lots of Buddhist souvenirs and really gentle, smiling people and that could be a main epithet I would use for Thailand and Thai people: smiling and friendly. Today when we are a lot more familiar with their spiritual tradition we know why, Buddhism is proving to be a ‘way of life’ for a modern inhabitant of this planet. Further hour or so I spent on a plane flying to Koh Samui and felt like going to the oasis that will help me recharge my ‘batteries’. You may find this funny but it really did so.

The taxi ride to my hotel didn’t last long, 20 minutes or so, but when I got out and went to the reception I felt ‘at home’. It was made all out of wood with lots of plants and incense sticks burning giving the place such relaxing atmosphere. The receptionist was a beautiful Thai girl with the flower in her hair and the most welcoming smile on her face, I bet she is going to live until she is 100 year old! And then the path to my bungalow surrounded by palm trees and shrubbery the greenest of the specter. Finally my room with a beautiful big, again wooden bed and ‘white chocolate’ linen with matching thick towels, I refreshed at that point.

It was still light at 8pm so I decided to go to the pool which was quiet and illuminated at the bottom. Around the pool were scattered cushy and comfortable chairs with small mahogany wood tables and scented candles burning inside the burners. The whole ambience was enriched with the sound of water falling, there was an artificial waterfall built within the pool. I know it might sound like a cliché but “living in a paradise” really described the scene, at that point I made a decision to move to Koh Samui. All I needed to do is find a place like this simply coz I couldn’t live in a hotel permanently.

For the rest of my stay I read about 4 books I brought with me, one of them was Dalai Lama’s interview, I ate only Thai food prepared ‘wok style’ with lots and lots of seafood, I drank lots of mango juice and spent most of my time on the beach. Well must admit I did a bit of shopping went to the local market where the local produce and souvenirs can be purchased, and hand dyed batik fabric garments were really beautiful so I bought quite a few of those as presents for my friends.

The trip back home was somewhat sad but plans for another trip to Koh Samui were in their embryonic stage at that flight back to Europe

Koh Samui - an exotic beach

The colorful Bangkok

The amazing nature of Koh Samui

 

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Recommended Travel Sites In India

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As summers are approaching, everyone must be excited to plan the summer holiday itinerary. One of the main worry that comes to mind while planning for a holiday is to find a travel site with good travel deals and offers.

I have been contacted by Gayathri Pillai , who wanted me to publish an article for her to let all my readers know of the recommended sites to keep in mind while travelling in India. I am sure the below information will be good while planning your dream destinations across India.

Book Your Tickets Online & Travel More At Cheaper Price

Summer holidays are round the corner and I am quite sure most of you must be planning for a long vacation. It can be a fun-filled journey with friends to relieve yourself from the stressful office hours, or a relaxation time with your family as your kids must have done with their exams as well. Whatever it is, travelling makes you happy, relaxed and comfortable.

Imagine what if you get a chance to travel to your most favorite destination at the most cheapest price? It is sure to be a wow! There are plenty of online travel sites that help you in having the most luxurious and comfortable journey. Have a look at some of the top online travel sites that ensure that their customers get the best comfort while they travel.

Musafir

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Musafir is one of the best online travel sites that caters all the travel needs of its customers in the most luxurious and comfort way. Right from booking your flight tickets (both domestic and International) to your accommodation at the most reasonable hotels, Musafir can be your ideal choice. They also help in deciding your holiday, making you pick the right choice for the kind of holiday you really want to have!

They have a wide choice from both Indian as well as International places. They are the best when it comes to Business travels. Look for Musafir Coupon Code if you are planning to book your journey for this summer vacation to avail great discounts in your expenses. Pay less for your tickets and shop more where you travel!

RedBus

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RedBus is also yet another online travel site that helps you in getting your bus tickets at the most affordable rates. You can also book your hotels for accommodation along with your travel, thus ensuring a comfy journey.

RedBus is currently giving an exciting offer where you can book tickets for Volvo

or any other luxury buses for just Rs.99 for a journey to selected places from Ahmedabad. You can book your tickets till March 31and the journey will be valid till April 7. Look for RedBus Coupon Code for availing attractive discounts on your tickets. You can also look for RedBus offers and discounts for enjoying a luxurious travel at the cheapest price guaranteed.

Yatra

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Alike Musafir and RedBus, Yatra is also one of the most trusted online travel sites in India that helps its needy travelers with the best and affordable travel facilities including booking tickets for flights, bus, trains, accommodation at reasonable hotels, planning the most reasonable holidays for you and lots more.

Look for Yatra Coupons, offers and deals for availing attractive discounts on your travel package. Now, you have many reasons to plan a wonderful journey. Book your tickets now and enjoy one of the most memorable journey in your life!

Affordable Dream Destinations in South America

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One of my reader Cristine has asked me to publish a post on my blog on her behalf. She loves my blog and want to spread her knowledge on South America to my fellow readers. Hope you find it useful.

SOUTH AMERICA AT A GLANCE

-South America is a sub-continent of America. It is bordered on the north and east by Atlantic

Ocean, Pacific Ocean to the south and the Caribbean ocean on the northeast.

-North America has twelve sovereign states which include Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and

Argentina among others. It also has two non-sovereign area which are Falkland Islands, which is

a British territory, and French Guiana, which is an overseas department of France.

-The continent covers a space of about 17,840,000 km squared and has a population of

approximately 385, 742,000 million people as per 2011 census making it the fifth most

populated continent.

-Some of the most affordable tourist attractions in South America include,

ANGEL FALLS

-Angel falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. This is waterfall is has a height of about 979 meters and

a width of 807 meters making it the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall.

-Historians believe that the waterfall was first discovered by Spanish explorers during the 16th

and 17th centuries. The waterfall remained undocumented until the 19th century.

-The fall was named in the mid-20th century by Jimmie Angel, the first explorer to fly over

Angels falls. His ashes were scattered over the fall in mid-1960.

-The fall is the greatest tourist attractions and also a major landmark in South America.

AMAZON RIVER

-The Amazon River discharges an average of 209,000 cubic of water per second making it the

largest river globally in term of water discharge. It is also considered the second longest river

after River Nile and that contains largest drainage basin in the globe.

-During the dry season, the river’s width can be between 1.6 kilometre on narrow strip and 10

kilometres on wide strips but during wet seasons, the river swells covering a width of 48

kilometres or even more.

-The river is also a home to thousands of animal and bird spices.

RIO DE JANEIRO

-Rio De Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and the sixth largest city in the United States.

The city was founded in 1565 and is probably the most exciting places to visit in South America.

-One of the major landmarks in Rio De Janeiro is the great statue of Christ the redeemer on top

of mount Corcovado. The statue is considered to be a new wonder.

-The city held the 2014 world cup event and will hold the 2016 summer Paralympics as well as

the 2016 summer Olympics.

-The city has numerous shopping malls and cafeterias and the mode of transport is marvellous.

CUSCO

-Cusco is a south eastern city in Peru near Urubamba valley of the Mount Andes range. This city

was the historic capital of Inca Empire which ruled from 13th century to 1532 and was declared

a world heritage centre by UNESCO in 1983.

-This ancient city is a major tourist attraction with more than two million visitors touring this

region annually.

-The city holds some history about the evolution of the South America continent.

BUENOS AIRES

-Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina and also the second largest city in Argentina after

Sao Paulo. The city was established in 1516 when it was a major trade route.

-The city has very fine gift shops and ancient buildings. The population is estimated to be about

2 million people as per the 2001 national census.

-Foreign visitors are required to apply for estahttps://www.estavisaonline.org/ in order to visit these tourists’ attractions.

Shopping Mood | Aviva Dresses

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This is one of the most awaited post for my friend Zoe, who had asked me to write a post for their online shopping website Aviva Dresses. [http://www.avivadress.co.uk/] This post is for Zoe and all the fellow bloggers who are looking to add some new collection of dresses to their closet 🙂

Summer Summer Summer- When you hear this word what comes to your mind Beaches, Sunlight, Parks, PIMMS. Bliss. What summer brings with itself is a lot of parties- BBQ parties, cocktail parties, evening parties. You meet a lot of new people, You want to look good in those amazing dresses that makes you feel like princess, you plan dinner out with your husband, boy friend or may be a girl night out. For such days, your never ending search starts for a perfect dress that fits to the occasion.

Aviva Dresses has come for your rescue on such days. Aviva team has worked hard to create beautiful collection of dresses for each special occasion whether it is red or black cocktail party, ball gown party, formal party. They have special offers going on at the moment with discount upto 85% on various boutique collection.

Sharing some of the pictures of my favourite dresses on her website. I am sure everyone has their own taste, I will definitely recommend you to visit her website and give it a try. You will get to browse beautiful colours, dresses of various sizes and length, and shipping is just in 48hrs. Damn I am already tempted now, Zoe would make me buy one dress today 🙂

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