Thailand – Food

Before I went, I was told that the food there is totally completely amazingly AWESOME! I expected that, and was really looking forward to it… Now I am back, and I say the food was good. Thai Green Curry & Red Curry are awesome, and the Shrimps with asparagus and garlic is also very good. I enjoyed it, until I met with something called Gastritis. It’s a disease, you know, of the stomach, which is well food poisoning. One day of sheer nausea, vomiting and passing outs was what it gave me, but that’s it. One low point, but the food is still good, not totally completely amazingly AWESOME, but good – so enjoy it when you/if you go there, but don’t over-expect. Well one highlight of the trip was that I tried snake, and it was not that...

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Thailand – Phi Phi: A Conversation With A Tsunami-Surviving-English-Speaking Thai-Scuba-Dive-Master

Thailand – Phi Phi: A Conversation With A Tsunami-Surviving-English-Speaking Thai-Scuba-Dive-Master

Aeg. He is only 26 years old. He started scuba-diving at the age of 13, and is now a renowned Dive Master (the highest Scuba Distinction) He survived the Tsunami. What could be worse is that he witnessed it. He, along with his friends saved 3 lives, from the rubble. Here’s the fascinating story… It was a 26th December, the day after Christmas. Half of Phi Phi (which basically means all the foreigners, which means all the back-packers from the west) was hung over from what was probably a drunken, late, late “Celebrating Jesus” night. Aeg was one local included in that list. Aeg worked as a Scuba Diving/Snorkeling Tour organiser, and was damn good at his work. He was so good, that the local people held mini-rebellions to stop him from doing...

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Thailand – Phi Phi Islands

Thailand – Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands are these 2 small islands constituting the southern part of Thailand. They are only reachable by a ferry. Secluded – yes, totally. Only two years ago, the devastating Tsunami knocked the life out of this little town, but today it is back on track, buzzing with an outrageous number of tourists. Back-packers, largely from the west (actually all, I could find not one Indian backpacker there) flock to this island like sheep, to perceive the breath-taking marine life that the ocean around the islands has to offer. It sounds pretty laid back, well it’s not. There is an ‘ADSL High Speed Internet Service’ connection every 2 metres, yes every 2 metres. Fake Movie DVDS/Music DVDS/Music CDS are rampant, with availability of movies which...

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Thailand – Foreward

What will precede (and not follow, due to the publishing-policy of blogspot) is basically to serve as a collection of memories, which will be near dear to me for a long time to come. Thailand – I didn’t know what to expect from this country. Some said it was like a well, “cleaner” India, others framed Bangkok as Bombay-ish, but all of that is rot. Thailand cannot be compared to India, in fact it puts my country, and retrospectively me, to shame. It is simply beautiful. The white sandy beaches and the coral islands of the south, littered with the most colourful of aquatic creatures, along with green outback and the beautiful “trek-able” forests of the north, and a brilliant mix of modern and ethnic cultures, with the friendliest...

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