Being a designer and having my own company, there are a lot of things to work on a daily basis. Yes, it is hectic and stressful, and oh boy, it is not an easy task. Every day, there are a number of arrangements and glitches to face every now and then from the management to production and then technical things and to order placement …It’s hard work but it’s also that hard work that gives me satisfaction at the end of the day.
There are literally zillion of things running in my mind when I am at work. So yes, I could be a borderline workaholic but with all the heavy-duty work done, every now and then I seriously crave for a trip to some amazing place I have never been to.
I think it is extremely important to balance work and life and to slow down, reflect, stay inspired and to work with a fresh mind. Last year was a time that I could not travel much. However, I thrive to continue to slake my thirst for travel. So finally this February I decisively made my hectic schedules align for a trip to Thailand. It was the first destination for me in 2018 with my best friends to Phuket Island. Despite the proximity to Nepal I had never been to Thailand. So, as a first time visit, we were super excited to experience every bit of the Thai culture.
On my travels I am constantly looking out for inspirations, and Thailand was one in many ways. Thailand is one vibrant land with gorgeous beaches, lush mountains, delicious seafood, great party hot spots and a perfect shopping destination. There was just too much to see, and explore. I and my friends stayed for a week and after our time was up we didn’t want to return back at all. The tropical climate and the beaches were totally hard to part away with.
At first we flew to Subarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok and from there we traveled straight to Phuket Island, which was an hour away. The airport was much smaller and had a local vibe but the pine trees, and the tropical setting was perfect. We stayed in a hotel named Ikon Hotel, which had a very modern and sleek aesthetic. The service throughout our stay was impeccable and the food was wonderful. We felt it was like home away from home, great hospitality.
The major highlight of this trip was also the special ring ceremony of my friend Soniya and her fiancé Deep. It was a magical night in Thavorn beach village and spa. What followed after the ceremony night was beach hopping and tasting the seafood, sunbathing at Dream Beach Club and taking lots of photos and videos in the sand. After three days we got back to the city. The hotel we had booked was the Palace Hotel, and as the name suggests it had a palatial and extravagant ambience. The rooftop pool was the best relaxation spot in the hotel for sure. It was a skyscraper with an old world charm.
Bangkok was definitely very different than Phuket. Phuket was heavenly with its serene charms where as the Bangkok was way too crowded. But, we did enjoy the shopping, the night markets and city clubs, which we could not have experienced in Phuket. One of the best experience I had was visting the grand palace and the temple of the emerald Buddha officially known as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, which is considered as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Wat Phra Kaew has too many buildings within the precincts of the Grand Palace, which covers a total area of over 94.5 hectares (234 acres). It has over 100 buildings with “200 years royal history and architectural experimentation” linked to it. The architectural style is Rattanakosin style, which is old Bangkok style so magnificent and pure work of art. I highly recommend, a must visit if you are ever visiting Bangkok.
Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I certainly want to explore more islands and beaches in Thailand in future. So, C̄hạn ca klạb mā Thailand, until we meet again!
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