And The #GreedyBackpack Goes To……… Winner Is….

Finally the time has arrived.

Well before reaching to the results of the contest #Backpackselfie for bringing in one more #Greedybackpack’r in this world, I would like to thank all those who participated in it, gave it an overwhelming response.

Truely this last month had been the most tensed month of my life, busy schedule, travel and on the go tweeting and replying to all those lovely participants who were sending me their awesome #backpackselfies via all social media platforms.

Thank you all……….

Without you all this contest wouldn’t have reached to that level where it reached. (more…)

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Even Monkeys Go To School | Monkey School, Thailand

Monkeys have been considered as almost the siblings of Human Beings, some of our brothers who were left behind in the evolution process of Human’s are now roaming in the world as Monkeys. It was their fate or our destiny, that now we have the freedom to call ourselves as the Humans and they are still in the category of animals.

In these thousands of years of Human Evolution, we have atleast attained this much that now Humans and Monkeys have started working together, YES this is true, don’t be alarmed though I was laughing and founding it strange when I heard it for first time from our tour guide Joey in Thailand, and to authenticate his words his proof was more than what I expected “My Indian friends, A trained monkey from the Monkey university of Surat Thani walked in front of thousands of people holding the Surat Thani provincial flag in 1993 Asian games in Thailand”.
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Mary Kom with Me

The Day I Met MC Mary Kom, Thai Boxing Ambassador 2015

The United States President was in India for the 66th Republic day celebration, and his words were still ringing in my head,specially the part when he said.

β€œIndians and Americans are some of the hardest working people on earth. People like Shah Rukh Khan, Milkha Singh and Mary Kom inspire people”

I woke up late this morning, which is a usual thing for me but I needed to be somewhere this morning and I realised this is one event, I did not want to be late for. (more…)

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Touching The International Borders First Time | Amazing Thailand

First View of Amazing Thailand… View from my room at Ramada Plaza Menam, Bangkok

 

Traveling, Exploring new places, looking into new places and cultures of people entered into my life as passion which turned into almost a profession of me. It’s been more than a year now that i have been traveling and jotting down my stories via this great medium of era. Have traveled almost every state of India, but that dream which i would say is not only of mine but possibly of any one who loves traveling or not, that’s touching the International borders or can say visiting some foreign country.<!–more–>

This dream was becoming reality now, 24th july 2014 was the day which was about to enter into “Most Memorable Dates Of My Life”, and thanks to Thailand Tourism and Thai Airways who were the “Sutradhar” (Host) of my this Amazing Thailand trip.

Well things were not that easy the way it seems in these above two short paragraphs, and why would it be like a piece of cake that too for a person who din’t even had a passport and was planning to go to Amazing Thailand. This was the main hurdle which was coming in my way of maiden trip to foreign land. Thankfully Thailand Tourism had sent me invitation atleast a month before the tour was going to start and that was more than enough for me to arrange a passport for me, or to be precise i took the route of getting a “Tatkal Passport Seva” ( A speedy passport service issuing passport in less than 5 days).

Thankfully Passport was ready on time and the day was nearing, tension was also rising which was obvious as i was traveling to some other country for first time and before that had to go through some major and mandatory steps like immigration and customs. God had planned something else for this Gaur, i am still puzzled and surprised why i was in that “Random List” of Thai Airways.

“Random List is the list of names of passengers, around 10-15 out of 300 odd passengers traveling, and you don’t have to think so much it is not generated manually, computer picks the name on his own and we just interview them and ask some questions like, why you are going? How much cash you are carrying?” told the custom officer to me who had interviewed me and had wished me Happy Journey too on completing the task successfully.

He was happy to see that my all paper work was perfect and i had answered all questions confidently. From the paper work i mean to say “I had carried the bill of foreign exchange which i was carrying and its advisable to carry”, to be exact it is mandatory to carry minimum $500 or equivalent amount in Thai Baht, as it is one of the main requirements to get “Visa On Arrival”Β for which i was going for, so i had carried extra 1200 Thai Baht as fee for Visa on Arrival.

Atlast all the hurdles were over, i was sitting in the lounge area of airport and time was very near when i would be flying to Amazing Thailand, i would be touching the international borders for first time. Feeling was something which i wont be able to express exactly in my words, but still would be trying my best.

So here starts the “Amazing Thailand Diaries” , many more about my Bangkok and Hua Hin tour would be coming.

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Deciphering India | This CATWALK would pause your WALK.

There might be a slight possibility, many would have guessed this piece of writing as something which would be elaborating and showcasing the Cat walk done by fashion models to showcase the products, well I will apologize in advance to those fellow beauty lovers ,who had prepared their review starting with the line ”Wow treat for eye today from Tarun Gaur” , sorry guys for ruining your mood. (more…)

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