My trip to Thailand: A few things should be done about Thailand before the trip to Coral Island. From the airport itself, there was a desire of Nathu that he should tell us more and more about his country. Perhaps his intention behind this is that we should be able to know that the only thing is not in his country, besides this, he has a lot of things which are either like us or better than us.
Later it was decided that whenever I get free time while going somewhere in the bus, I will tell Nathu about Thailand and I will repeat his Hindi paraphrasing again. They used to get the information about that country a long time ago and the information about Nathu and prepare their own story and try to reach it in an interesting way to their group. Nathu was very happy with this experiment, but there is no interest in knowing such a thing among his colleagues, it did not show at all. What they wanted from Thailand, This was fixed and he did not want anything more than this. Anyway.
Some of the information given by Nathu has been mentioned earlier, the rest is that Thailand is largely a village-dominated, agricultural-oriented country. 70 percent of the people here are dependent on agriculture and about the same number of people live in villages. Nathu said this country has the distinction of being called the ‘kitchen of the world’.
From here, many agricultural products and fruits including rice, maize, sugarcane, etc. are exported to countries like America, Japan etc. They are happy that they reach their agricultural products to many countries of the world. Almost all citizens in Thailand are educated. Especially in urban areas, there is hardly anyone who has not received a graduate education.
While writing this account, I am also going to cross check these figures from the net, so almost all the facts and figures of Nathu are being proved correct. The Net is telling that Thailand had achieved a literacy rate of 92 percent only in 2005, ten years ago.
The per capita income of that country is 14000 dollars, I am looking at the internet with a lot of eyes and he is telling that our per capita income has reached $ 1610 only. Surprisingly, regardless of whether it is a Thai Air flight or Indian companies, you will get 100 percent Indians in all such aircraft coming from Thailand to India or returning there. That is, no Thai citizen has the possibility of coming to India. We go there and invest everything there, despite our poverty. Anyway.
Nathu was further being told that health care is free to every person of this country. Treatment with medicines is done free of cost in all government and specified hospitals in the morning. Thailand is a largely female country. Here the male-female ratio is almost equal. The number of adult females is more than males in this country. Also, this country does not know to make any kind of gender discrimination. The birth of a girl child at home is a subject of equal or greater enjoyment here.
He was going to tell the story of corruption of the outgoing Prime Minister Yinkgal Shivanatra, the rigging done by him in various construction projects, bribe in contracts, encouragement to relatives etc. and due to the dissatisfaction spreading among the people and it felt like You have started telling the story of India. He said, ‘Nathu’, the Chief of the Indian Army named – Prayuth Chan Ochha, eventually overthrew Shivanatra and everyone in the country was happy with it. Under the constitutional chairmanship of King Rama Nine, the Chief of Army Staff has handled power in a better way. Anyway.
The famous beach of Pattaya was at the walking distance from the hotel, from where it was a short distance to walk to the knee and then travel to Coral Island with a speed boat. Despite being so close, this was the first time to come to this beach. For some time, I was feeling standing on the sand, began to think about fifty years ago when ‘West’ must have knocked in this fisherman’s village.
How would it have been like this poor and backward village when the batch of hundred American soldiers who were tired of the Vietnam War had reached here and on seeing it, this coastal area reached itself to the sky in the business of hot meat in such a short time today Has become one of the most favorite destinations of.
Sometimes fishermen’s huts may have been here where today a chain of skyscrapers has been erected. The children of these Thai people, who once hunted fish, are today becoming victims themselves, of lust predators from all over the world.
The speed boat left at speed. The sea winds gave us a little relief from the restless humidity. After about twenty minutes walk, in the middle of the sea itself, two or four ships were anchored and made like a platform where you could do parasailing. In one thousand Indian rupees, you are tied there in parachute and it is attached to a high speed boat. That boat revolves around that platform and you keep flying in the sky.
Going around in the sky while circling it suddenly felt as if something went wrong in the boat. He started falling into the water from the blast. The boat caught pace again after nearly a thigh was submerged in water, and after some time again I had reached safely from where I blew. Accidentally venting into the water is also a planned part of this game so that this game can be made even more exciting. Yes, people afraid of height should abstain from such tricks.
After running for half an hour and in the sea, a similar platform was found where you had to make a plan to send it to the sea surface. That is, after the sky in the first one, now you had to reach Hades. It was a unique opportunity to travel from heaven to earth, water, land and sky in one hour. Here you had to get down to the sea surface after spending about 25 hundred rupees.
Due to suffocation from the water, it is obvious that earlier I had refused to do that scuba diving. But one by one, I could not stop myself from watching the youth getting into the water and dissolving in the sea. Training to enter the budget was given. It was asked that there is no asthma or heart disease. In his refusal, he shook his head and thought, “Come on, after successful scuba, it will be known that you are free from both these diseases.”
A helmet with twenty-five kilograms of heavy oxygen was finally worn on the head and pushed into the water. If you walk two steps wearing a helmet on the ground, then the neck may break, but within the water, we know that we do not know the weight. Obviously, we cannot even talk below, so the command was told for an emergency. If you are fine, then you have to make a gesture of all right by making a thumb and index finger. And if there is any problem, if you want to get out, then by covering four fingers, just keep showing your thumbs repeatedly.
There was such a panic as soon as we went into the water, I was stunned to say what. Despite giving the command to take it out again and again, neither of the two guides present in the water was ready to take it up. At that moment, the importance of life and land was understood. We have got a lot of such facts, which we do not even realize the importance of. Let us be denied those facilities even for a moment, then you know what those things are. Air, water, food, land, family, country, citizenship ……! Anyway.
Perhaps that guide knew that I am safe, just because of fear and nervousness, I am making so much excuse to get out. So eventually he pushed it to the sea surface. After a few moments of slowing down, it seemed that oxygen supply has also become normal. Then started walking on the path indicated by the guide, just like the land on the sea. Flocks of different types of fish, strange sea creatures, algae, perhaps pearl oysters, sea vegetation etc. were seen.
They were also afraid that what would happen if accidental oxygen stopped coming from above. Even then, time had to pass while walking. In between, they put a strange object in their hand and gestured to crush it. Mechanically, he started throwing himself and mashing that sponge-like thing. Ah… that was something edible for fish. Thousands of fishes catch him orbiting you in such a way that it is difficult to describe. How wonderful are fishes? It is a different matter that saying ‘I like fish’ on the ground means that you like to eat fish. If we express our love towards a person, it means eating them.
After rolling you all over the fixed place, you are taken to a steel ladder and caught on the ladder pipe and pushed upwards. The remaining work is done by water itself. For some time, you are moving up the ladder mechanically step by step on the floor in a few moments. Rising upwards through that ladder, he was thinking that Ravana wanted to build a ladder up to heaven, something like that would probably happen. Well, if life is saved then millions are found, the fools will return and then go towards the coral island. After rolling you all over the fixed place, you are taken near a steel ladder and holding the pipe of that ladder is pushed upwards. The remaining work is done by water itself.
For some time, you are moving up the ladder mechanically step by step on the floor in a few moments. Rising upwards through that ladder, he was thinking that Ravana wanted to build a ladder up to heaven, something like that would probably happen. Well, if life is saved then millions are found, the fools will return and then go towards the coral island. After rolling you all over the fixed place, you are taken near a steel ladder and holding the pipe of that ladder is pushed upwards.
The remaining work is done by water itself. For some time, you are moving up the ladder mechanically step by step on the ground in a few moments. Rising upwards through that ladder, he was thinking that Ravana wanted to build a ladder up to heaven, something like that would probably happen. Well, if life is saved, millions will be found, and then the idiots will return to the coral island.
The boat went ahead. An hour away from the ground, that is, the lungs of the fresh air of the sea filled the lungs with full vigor. Nathu started telling that a beautiful, small island will be found next. We will all stay there for an hour, we will roam, if we have a mind, we will swim, we will eat and drink fruits, flowers, sea products etc.
But there was also a warning given that no one should make a request for ‘boom-boom’. The brothers were also a bit disappointed on this matter. It was left to say that the word ‘Boom Boom’ is the code word used for sex all over Thailand. At the beginning of the journey, Nathu had instructed that the same word should be used for this work.
According to Nathu, it is not a Thai or English word, but saying ‘sex’ sounds very vulgar, so it has become a custom to say a little decent code here. Really, There is no hesitation in doing what you say to him, but where is there even less in his own country to bring shame around the world? What if Thailand became a bit shy like us too?
It is now appropriate to cover this travelogue, which is becoming excessively long and perhaps boring. There are still many things to say, but this meeting should be finished with two or four things. Two hours later, the island returned. The tradition of not respecting time by his people has been embarrassing throughout the journey.
In the humid heat of this island, brothers came back after wasting more than two hours instead of an hour. Till then, two or three people like us sat on the hot sand waiting for those siblings. This problem persisted from departure to return. Urging to follow the time, every time Nathu smiled, it seemed as if an arrow was stuck in the heart. I used to get embarrassed by thinking that these people must have thought about my country. An alien had even commented at the airport that he could never improve by seeing us in the queue. Traveling without feeling the lack of such a sense of civility, traveling is like inviting a kind of torture.
As an elderly friend started taking photos from a mobile phone after seeing a foreign couple naked in the swimming pool of the hotel. After that there was such a rebuke, don’t ask them. With great difficulty, he could avoid paying heavy fines. Although the ‘country’ pays the fine for all such acts, making its image a bit worse. But the patience of Manoj Rathore of the ongoing Global Tour and Travel Agency was a relief due to which the journey was made easy and comfortable even with the support of everyone. As an elderly friend started taking photos from a mobile phone after seeing a foreign couple naked in the swimming pool of the hotel. After that there was such a rebuke, don’t ask them. With great difficulty, he could avoid paying heavy fines.
Although the ‘country’ pays the fine for all such acts, making its image a bit worse. But the patience of Manoj Rathore of the ongoing Global Tour and Travel Agency was a relief due to which the journey was made easy and comfortable even with the support of everyone. As an elderly friend started taking photos from a mobile phone after seeing a foreign couple naked in the swimming pool of the hotel.
After that there was such a rebuke, don’t ask them. With great difficulty, he could avoid paying heavy fines. Although the ‘country’ pays the fine for all such acts, making its image a bit worse. But the patience of Manoj Rathore of the ongoing Global Tour and Travel Agency was a relief due to which the journey was made easy and comfortable even with the support of everyone.
Returned from Coral. Sitting in the lobby, for the first time, the mobile was connected to the Wi-Fi, that a friend of Delhi who was nervous, flashed the message on the wattsap. Are you all right? On inquiring about the concern, it was found that a horrific terror attack has taken place in Bangkok.
Foreign tourists are the only targets and the series of explosions continues. The attack took place three to four minutes earlier and our fast channel had served the news immediately to the whole country. While there was an entertaining program going on all the TV screens in the lobby of my hotel, all the guests were enjoying it. The whole Pattaya did not know till then that terror has knocked over this beloved country of his for the first time.
With thanks to that writer friend, she called her wife on watsap, while expressing her well-being. After getting connected, he told Chanda that after some time you were going to be worried when it would be known that Thailand has been attacked by terrorists. So we are all right, If someone gets a call, tell them the same.
The apprehension turned out to be true. Shortly thereafter, the phone of all relatives and families started ringing near Chanda. She was telling everyone our well-being, which came to know when she came back.
But Pattaya was just like normal days. However, for the first time, two or four times, the buzzing sound of the police siren was heard. Normally, you will never hear any siren on the road in Thailand (or in any civilized country).
For us Indians, motor horan is like music, in otherwise civilized countries it is considered rude. Walking Street in Pattaya was also a bustle, but the crowd of Westerners was reduced to a minimum, who might have seen the news in their hotel room, they could not get out of the room. The rest was normal.
Pattaya’s Walking Street is also a hot destination in that city. Or you can say that it is also the identity of Pattaya. If you stand on the middle of the city and go north towards the sea on one side and the attalaikas-bazaars on the other side, and girls and semi-girls staring at everyone in the middle, then after a few kilometers a big gate will be seen. At the same time, the inner street is known as ‘Walking Street’.
Of course, everything is served on that one street on the lines of Las Vegas. Trains are prohibited from going there. Take a walk, woo, be tempted, have fun, cheat, loot… every item of such clutches is beautifully present there. When a friend’s gleaming chain disappeared from his neck, it was not known. Instead of celebrating grief upon finding out, we all laughed. There was sympathy on that looterin because the jewelery was fake.
But this happiness did not last long. Manoj Rathore was standing outside from the hotel he had gone to eat, some people were eating inside. Suddenly, two beautiful (or may be semi-beautiful), she came on Scooty. She started clinging to Manoj. Started playing with his glasses, also from his body. Whether Manoj could enjoy this sudden incident or be afraid of an attack, both of them had lost their neck by breaking the neck from their neck.
There was also an attempt to chase for some time, but where was it possible for a foreigner to chase those robbers familiar with street. This time the chain was real. Manoj, who always warned all the robbers during the journey, himself was robbed. Along with the actuarial chain, there was also a lock of a Muluwan gem, which was not removed due to the fact that it was always held and in a moment the loss of around lakh rupees was lost.
We were of the opinion that the police report should be filed. The blur was correct but the entire incident was also recorded on the CCTV of the restaurant. But suspiciously, he was refusing to file a report with the Indian restaurant, police. Due to the terrorist attack on that day, the police might have been busy too and we did not even have insurance, so eventually we forgot all the damage and started preparing for it. It was definitely decided that everyone would get insurance before going anywhere.
Manoj also decided that from the beginning, he will include insurance in the travel package itself. During our trip to America, we were all insured for a million dollars, at a premium of just a few thousand. Everyone should always do this.
An anecdote before collapsing the account. The smartest one boy in the group usually could not join any group plan. He used to sneak off to some infinite unknown. The night that ended the journey, everyone decided that it should be followed today where it goes. Soon James Bonds came to know that he had a permanent residence in the ‘Pool Bar’ next door. He keeps playing ‘pool’ (a game like billiards) all night long while drinking beer there. According to the customs of that city, a girl is of course always ready to support.
The girl was less beautiful than average by the criteria of Thailand, thinner and slightly thicker. While the child was just six feet away. So smart that many times the proposal of going along for free would give him the invitations. But very loving his family, Tattooing her daughter’s photo This friend, who spent thousands on her arm, was lost in the ‘love’ of that pool girl. Usually, while playing such a pool, you spend four to six hundred baths (up to thousand-twelve hundred rupees) for the accompanying girl.
When all the friends reached there together, the friend was a bit embarrassed. Then another friend requested to play pool. The friend agreed but the girl did not budge. Surprising but true that this girl, who only accompanied five hundred baths overnight, did not agree to leave that friend for a minute at any cost. The second boy frantically proposed to the girl, starting from 1 thousand baths to 7 thousand baths, but at no cost did she agree to leave the ‘field’ or leave a friend. Even in a society called civilized in our country, the relationship between boys and girls has become the norm of the game, there is such a devotion of a foreign nationalism to a foreigner, it certainly gives a spice to Bollywood films. was coming. The truth is also .. Our society, hurt by Indrani Mukherjis, now has to travel far away to the country to take a closer look at the relationship.
The next day, we all left with a lot of beautiful memories. Bangkok by noon. Then the next day the return flight was to be taken via Kolkata to Raipur. There were a lot of good experiences in Bangkok too, but giving details of them will be like repeating somewhere. A visit to the James Gallery there, seeing the glitter of gems, was a truly magnificent experience. Buying was not possible in that gallery. You could do normal shopping there by spending 20 to 30 lakh rupees. Going to a club there in a short stay, and most of all, having to spend a day in a park there on the lines of Disneyland, doing tricks from one to the other, to miss your children. The initial description also calls for expansion. But for now, it would be appropriate to stop this account here. Yes, The loss of a friend’s thousand baths outside the James Gallery and the stubbornness of our guide Nathu to give that money from his own pocket was a unique and emotional experience. Nathu argued that since we are all his responsibility here, he is responsible for the disappearance of money. It is obvious that the friend refused to take the money from Nathu, it had to be done. Next we all left towards our homeland. Nathu came to leave till the end. In this three days, he had formed a relationship with us.
We all reached Kolkata in the morning. The next flight was three hours later. If someone expressed a desire to go out, then immediately I got out of my mouth that there are some visas here, which will go out of their own. Then we ourselves laughed at our stupidity. I remembered that we are now in our country. Within four days, the importance of living without the country was realized. Where you have to stick your identity on your head at all times. Now his soil was among his people. The aircraft had then flown to Raipur, the box of memories had begun to open one by one, it had blinked.
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