DAY 1 THAILAND (Pattaya)

We were excited as this was our first International trip after marriage. Our flight was @ 1:30am. So we decided to start from our place around 9:00pm(we need 1.5hrs to reach airport) we had booked a cab to drop us to airport.We came early from office,took shower and got ready.(Had finished packing previous day)Around 8:30pm my parents came to send off us,she had got chapati n curry. By the time we finished eating cab driver called us.We reached Blore airport by 10:15pm.


All set to fly Thailand...

We finished check-in formalities and waited for boarding time.(There was no much queue we were done by all formalities by 11:45pm).  We had to wait almost an hour to board the flight...


Sleepy..


Shot b4 boarding the flight.


Around 12:45am we boarded the flight, it was Bangkok Airways which is also called Asia's 'boutique airline'flight timings was pre-poned half hour early, as all passengers had arrived, and they took off around 1:00am....Seats are comfortable enough if not posh.(I have nothing to compare as this was my first International Flight, but Ramesh was saying its quite small and less posh compared to Lufthansa).We could manage to get only an hours sleep, as its only 3:35 hours journey from Bangalore to Bangkok...


Bangkok Airways...

We arrived Suvarna Bhumi Airport(Bangkok airport)  at 6:10am Local time(1.5hrs time difference).We finished our formalities and went in search of Bell Travels, which is located on Level 1, Gate No 8.(The Arrival Terminal is on Level 2 we need to  go down one floor to reach Bell travels). Bell travels offers an Air Bus from Bangkok to pattaya. (Charges 400 bahts for 2 of us) We reached Pattaya Bell office by 9:20am. From there we were transferred to mini bus based on the locality of our hotels.)

We reached hotel Riveria in Pattaya around 10:00am(I chose this, as its just 2kms to Coral Islands and Alcazar show).As soon we reached we saw a person holding print outs in hand saying its Suma Ramesh correct,(in broken english). I was happy, as our bookings were confirmed and there was a person to welcome.Later learnt he was one of agents from Sun Leisure world.Before we could check-in he started asking us to pay for package trips we had booked. I was not very sure of him, also there are no receipts for our payments. So i just decided to pay only for Alcazar show.. And paid 900bahts for Alcazar show. (Which was next day).(As other package sightseeings were in Bangkok). He insisted us to pay complete (4 packages) money, and made me  talk to someone over phone, i told them for now i would like to pay only for tommorrow's show, rest i will pay Only once we are in Bangkok.


Once we paid him, travel agent immediately vanished, and we had tough time communicating with this Hotel staff as they hardly understood/spoke English. Hotel staff showed us a room,  we were not very happy with room (It was very clean, but not posh/luxury as seen in photos). We asked him to show much superior room, he took us to 4th floor(No Elevator). We realized its same kind of room with only tiny water tub as difference.(That restroom is tooo small to have tub i would say). We decided to take the first room as it dint made sense to pay more, and climb 4 floors, just for extra tiny  tub. It was around 10:45am, when we finally checked in. We took shower and took rest for couple of hours.





Room we finally decided to stay...


Around 12:00pm. We  came  to reception to ask them, for getting us a cab to travel to our first destination "Truth of Sanctuary"(4kms from hotel). He told it would cost around 300B. By then other guest of the Hotel came by. He told us we can walk 2/3 mins to reach main road and hail a cab from there. We reached main road in 3mins and waited for cab. No Metered taxi turned up. (Only next day we learnt Metered taxi concept is only in Bangkok, In pattaya common means of transport is  tuk-tuk). We saw couple of people using tuk-tuk.( Similar to auto in India). We finally took a tuk-tuk and reached "Truth of sanctuary"  around 1:00pm...





Entrance of room we stayed


Entrance of Riveria resort.. (Ready to visit places)


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