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    Apurva Khemka talks about her trip to Thailand with her husband Praveen and son Piyush. She describes her experience in the island nation and elaborates on how this country is perfect for all those young at heart. She booked her 6-day land and air package through Travel Triangle which included her flights, hotels, sightseeing, and tours all for a cost of INR 86,000.

    We were excited for our trip to Thailand. My husband and I wanted to visit the country for its nightlife, scenic beauty, and also probably because such a happening place might not be practical during the later part of our lives.

    Being frequent travelers, we have traveled to a lot of places, the last one being Europe. So this time, when we got the 4-5 day break during the festive season, we decided to make the most of it.

    Apurva and her husband in a Buddhist temple in Bangkok

    Since my husband already knew someone in Travel Triangle, our choice to try the portal was already made and boy, we were not disappointed! As soon as we gave the necessary details; suitable itineraries and quotes matching our requirements were sent to us. After selecting the best tour package for Thailand, we were ready to chill in the island country. Me, my husband and our 2-year-old kid, Piyush.


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    Day 1: Phuket – Traveling for the sake of beauty

    Apurva in the lobby of her hotel in Phuket Thailand

    The first day went into traveling since we boarded the flight in the afternoon (Kolkatta) and reached Thailand (Phuket) at night. Because it was late, we decided to roam around the streets, before retiring for the night.

    Day 2: Phuket – Exploring the city on a rented bike

    Apurva on a bike with her family near Karon Beach Phuket

    This was one of the best days from the trip. The agent had planned a shopping plaza visit for us, but we decided to skip it and explore the city instead. So, we rented a bike and set out to find new places.
    We found the Karon beach and spent a lot of time there, soaking in the beauty of Thailand and engulfing its fresh air. It was a nice change from the usual monotony. Exploring around on our own gave us a sense of freedom that we usually don’t find in pre-planned vacations.

    Later, it started raining and we were now frantically looking for umbrellas. Looking back at that time, I find it all to be a part of a bigger plan, one which wanted us to have a great time.
    Much to our delight, we also managed to find a nice vegetarian restaurant and enjoy its delicious food.

    Day 3: Phuket – Visiting the Phi Phi Island

    Apurva with her son in Phi Phi Island Thailand

    The third day was the Phi Phi Island visit via cruise. This island for lack of better words was simply incredible. There were a lot of water activities and the buffet organized for us was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tropical feel and the scenic beauty of the island was a feast to the eyes.

    Day 4: Pattaya – Hotel chilling

    Apurva and her family posing for the camera

    The fourth day mostly went into travel, since we were transferred to Pattaya. After checking into our hotel, we went to the pool area and had a good time there.

    Later, my husband took me out to a romantic candlelight dinner under the trees and it was beyond perfect. I will always remember this dinner, for it was a blissful experience.

    Day 5: Coral Island, Pattaya – Up above the world so high

    Apurva on the beach with her son Piyush

    The fifth day was one of the most adventurous days of the trip since it involved a lot of fun activities. The Coral Island tour was awesome, it offered a lot of activities like parasailing, paragliding, and snorkeling among others. I did parasailing and it was an out of the world experience for me. The whole of Pattaya was visible to me from the top and it was a magical, once in a lifetime experience! We decided to keep snorkeling for Maldives for also plan to go there in future.

    Apurva doing Parasailing in Coral Island

    Coral Island was crowded but nice. There was music, fun and frolic happening all around and it was at this point that my son Piyush started to dance to the hit numbers playing there. He entertained the whole crowd with his dancing skills.

    Apurva and family on the cruise to Coral Island Bangkok

    The water in the Coral Island was absolutely blue and I will never forget the view.
    We were transferred back to Pattaya in a speed boat but before heading to the hotel, my husband and I got us a tattoo. A permanent reminder of the good times we shared! The ink of love.

    Day 6: Going Back

    We checked out of the hotel early morning and were transferred to the airport for our return flight to India.

    Apurva and family on a cruise

    Thailand was a mesmerizing experience for me and my family. It was a fun-filled destination that gave me so much to explore. The memories that we created with each other will forever remain in my heart and its reminder shall always be there on our skins.
    The perfect holiday!

    Piyush on the beach in Coral Island

    High Points – Friendly people, good culture, scenic islands, water sports activities, and great ambiance.

    Low Points – While on the cruise to Phi Phi Island, we were not informed about the activities on the deck.

    Tips to future travelers – A perfect place for all those young at heart. Apart from clicking pictures, make sure you live in the moment and enjoy every bit of the places you visit.

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