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Sep 302015
 
October 2015 Calendar – Download Desktop Wallpaper from Thailand

  October 2015 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper Yai Chai Mongkhon Ayutthaya, Thailand October  is here and so is our October  2015 Calendar desktop wallpaper for download,  from your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler. The October calendar features the magnificent – Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, one of the biggest Buddhist Temples in the former capital city of Ayutthaya. It is here in Ayutthaya only at the Wat Mahathat, you find the famous Buddha head in tree roots. At its peak Ayutthaya had no parallel in east or west for its magnificent palaces, great Buddhist stupas with sky-kissing Chedis ( sprires) , visible [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 302015
 
June 2015 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

June 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Nightlife in Bangkok  Dear Readers the June 2015 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper is here for you to download and share with your friends.  Bangkok is a young city compared to the ancient history of Thailand. In 1782, King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) succeeded Taksin, moved the capital to the eastern bank’s Rattanakosin Island, thus founding the Rattanakosin Kingdom. The City Pillar was erected on 21 April, which is regarded as the date of foundation of the present city. – From Wikipedia Thus one can say that Bangkok has been formal capital of Kingdom of Thailand only since 1782, which makes it around same age [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 092015
 
A Volkswagen Kombi in Koh Samui

Hippie Trail and a restored Volkswagen Kombi Chalo lets us continue our love affair with nostalgia, this time from remembering old scooters let us go the Volkswagen Kombi, that literally carried a whole generation from Europe and beyond all the way to Kathmandu via countries like Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, crossing into Pakistan and then India. A whole subculture of Hippies developed in isolated pockets like Goa, Manali, Chitral and Kathmandu etc. Not just in Hollywood and Europe there were movies dedicated to the same even in India with Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman playing brother and sister in Hare [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 152015
 
Buddha Head In Tree Roots- Amazing Thailand

Buddha Head in Roots of Bodhi Tree Ayutthaya   It is believed that Buddha attained supreme enlightenment under a Peepal tree in Bodh Gaya, so ever since I first saw the picture of a Buddha Head in the roots of a large Peepal Tree it was very high on my wish list. So when I was told that I will visit the Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya I could not believe my luck.  As I vividly remember when I first saw the picture of Buddha’s head in tree roots I could not take my eyes off the same. The moment we [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 072015
 
Amazing Thailand In Instagram

One of the things that I starting following actively in Amazing Thailand was Instagram, not that I suddenly discovered my love for Instagram but as almost anywhere you go you get free Wi-Fi so it is very easy to immediately upload your pictures without spending a single penny from your pocket.  I think except for when I was in plane and on a boat to the remote islands in the Gulf of Thailand we were never more than 5 feet away from free Wi-Fi either it was from the Hotels we were staying or the restaurant we went for lunch [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 012015
 
Ganesha In Thailand

  Ganesha Worship in Amazing Thailand   In India, we see Ganesha the remover of obstacles in every single temple and most Hindu homes. He is considered to the wise one and remover of all obstacles. When I was visiting Thailand more than a decade ago I was happily surprised to find Ganesha being worshiped in almost all Buddhist temples in Amazing Thailand also. Not only in temples, I found Ganesha idols in front of various homes, shops etc. in Thailand. In Thailand, Ganesha is called Phra Phikanet, but his importance is same as in India.     So in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 112014
 
Kirikayan Boutique Hotel Koh Samui Thailand - A Review by desi Traveler

 A Little Surprise in Koh Samui: The Kirikayan Boutique  Hotel Ah Koh Samui, so many memories, each better than other, every time I want to write about Koh Samui I am in a dilemma – should I write about the clean beaches that are great for water sports and even better to do nothing, or I should write about the eclectic Chewang road with its Thank God Its Friday attitude every single day ? So after the Koh Samui airport let me focus on the hotel we stayed in Koh Samui, the Kirikayan Boutique Hotel, Chaweng Beach. Luckily the hotel is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 052014
 
Replica Paintings Thailand : Buy the master pieces in Koh Samui

The Replica Paintings and artists of Koh Samui Thailand The Joker with his piercing eyes stares at me sending a chill down my spine, I look away to find The Godfather giving an ear to one of his Consigliere. Only when I find the Buddha in his infinite wisdom smiling benignly I regain my composure, slowly moving my gaze to the New York skyline in Koh Samui. No ladies and gentlemen I was not on a set in Hollywood but in the tropical paradise island Koh Samui in Amazing Thailand and walking the eclectic Chaweng Beach Road, the most happening [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 202014
 
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort

Hotel Review : Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort As I mentioned in my post on my Top 10 experiences in Amazing Thailand that we stayed in some of the finest hotels and resorts during my trip to Thailand on invitation of Tourism Authority of Thailand New Delhi. During the last leg of the trip in Bangkok we stayed at Anantara Riverside Resort and Spa, on the banks of Chao Phraya the river of Kings.  A major challenge that most hotels face is to be a business hotel or to be a resort to relax. This dilemma multiplies when you are in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]