Bangkok 2014.

I am so excited blogging about this post because it is 2014, a new year, a new start and I have already embarked on the first trip of this year this early!

So Bangkok is another place in Thailand that i can now strike off my bucket list of countries that I have visited!

Amidst the protests still happening right now in Bangkok, i was fortunate to be there and back safely during the period of our Chinese New Year.

And thank God with the power of social media nowadays, we relied quite a bit on the updates by @RichardBarrow whilst out and about in Bangkok and managed to avoid a few protest sites in the day.

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#1 Famous wonton mee at Soi Petchburi 19 street.

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#2 Business as usual although a protest is ahead of them. We skipped these streets for safety and took the BTS skywalk.

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#3 peppery bistro for lunch inside one of the big shopping malls

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#4 thai massage just a block away from the hotel to relieve our sore tired feets after a day’s shopping.

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#5 check in at indra regent hotel.

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#6 camho shot in our hotel suite.

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#7 quickly snapped a shot of the congested victory monument area whilst on the BTS.

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#8 Chatuchak!! On a sunny sunday afternoon 🙂 experienced guide aka my bro took us to the more popular alleys and we found nice things along the way!

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#9 bkk’s own version of grass jelly @ chatuchak.

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#10 so as reported in the news, they really have live concerts to entertain the protesters

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#11 it is this jammed under most bridges :O

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#12 ready to fly back to SG.. so sad that the trip is this short but happy to be back home.

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#13 i’d always choose the seats that overlook the wings #idunnowhy

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#14 neighbouring countries I think, can’t recognise if we are on SG land already heee.

I would really love to visit Bangkok again and hopefully the protests would have ended by then. Thank God that the Thailand government have recently lifted the “state of emergency” as hopes are placed highly on reviving the tourism industry.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/19/travel/thailand-tourism-state-of-emergency/ 

Hope you enjoyed this short entry as there wasn’t much to write about since I was only there for 3d2n during the CNY holiday period. One thing to note about visiting Bangkok is, the public train transport is really easy to understand and most people even their locals rely heavily on the BTS sky trains and sky walks going from one place to another. There are public buses and tuk tuk as well but when the road traffic gets heavy, it is usually not as convenient as the trains would be.

cheers, lejasmineeee

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I know whom i have believed.

I know whom i have believed and am convinced that he is able to guard what i have entrusted to him for that day – 2 Tim 1:12

1 I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me he hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for his own.

But “I know whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that he is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto him against that day.”

2 I know not how this saving faith
To me he did impart,
Nor how believing in his Word
Wrought peace within my heart.

3 I know not how the Spirit moves,
Convincing men of sin,
Revealing Jesus through the Word,
Creating faith in him.

4 I know not what of good or ill
May be reserved for me,
Of weary ways or golden days,
Before his face I see.

5 I know not when my Lord may come,
At night or noonday fair,
Nor if I’ll walk the vale with him,
Or “meet him in the air.”

It is indeed a very beautiful hymns.. To share with my readers.. Or whoever has chanced upon this entry from the worldwide web. I hope you enjoyed this trinity hymnal 705.

Cheers.

Bali 2013.

in rainy november.. haha

Really did not expect myself to be in love with Bali’s beaches. I thought that after having seen the beaches in Thailand.. probably the rest of the beaches in the SEA region may just be very typical.

So, Kuta beach really open my eyes to that! It was a pretty good crowd there, all spread out and not too crowded to be at. Area was so big that even though majority of it makes up the international tourists, you won’t feel like your privacy has been invaded by “next door” neighbours.

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We were there for only a short 3D2N getaway. And despite first 2 days of light continuous rain in the morning, wet grounds etc, it did not spoil our mood then because we went to a few places that were towards the central regions of Bali and the wet weather was chilly at times.

Anyway, here’s pictures I took in Bali:

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#1 rice paddy field outside the Villa we stayed..

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#2 GPSed the location of the villa which we realised was very far away from the hustle bustle of the seminyak area. Lucky we hired a driver to bring us around the 3 days.

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#3 Yes that’s the unit we stayed in Bali. It’s supposed to be in a neighbourhood where the much richer stayed!

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#4 the first road I see when I stepped out of the villa

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#5 the ‘rich’ neighbourhood

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#6 the mini slope right outside the door step which I almost slipped one of the nights haha

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#7 inside the 2BR villa 😀 we had a small private pool to ourselves.

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#8

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#9 one of the temples we visited and i looked fat here. Duh.

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#10 random street outside, it was pouring that day

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#11

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#12 misty mornings and a walk around the temples and park

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#13 tried to do a panoramic view of the temple built on the sea

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#18

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#19 act cool pix #1

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#20 me love this picture very much!!

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#21 act cool pix #2 😛

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#23

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#24 and this is the awesome sunset view at petitenget beach

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#25 crazy daebak view!!

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#26 last but not least, act cool pix #3 😛

Hope you guys enjoy these bali pictures as much as I do! Most of them was taken with G’s OMD olympus camera or my iPhone5.

cheers. thedarktraveler

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