Saturday, May 19, 2012

Amata Spring Country Club - (Chonburi, Thailand)

Believe me when I say I've never travelled for the past 45 years. Okay, there's been some short trips for family commitments but really, how can weddings and funerals be travelling! Other than that, basically, I couldn't afford to travel, as well as I was caught in my web of sorrow, misery and unhappiness. Nevertheless, when the reality dusk settled down eventually, my other half was dead against me travelling alone, though the reason why I shouldn't really didn't make sense. Yes, we joked and spoke, yet the answer was still a big fat "no". Then thankfully, don't ask me why, he agreed. Oh-boy, what a joy.

So, I started with the two nights and 3 days trip to Malacca but guest what?? I didn't dare to travel alone and I invited a close friend who willingly agreed. What I failed to realise was the catch - her husband tacked along without informing. Never mind I thought, I suppose the more the merrier. The trip?? Overall good but disastrous as well (Philea Resort) for I realise that if you don't travel with the right people, doom to your holidays.  

Anyway, after my trip to Malacca, I went overseas for the first time too (Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona and Lake Lugano). Thanks a million to my other half, next was this "first ever solo" travel venture to Bangkok. Quite nerve wrecking actually but I made it in one piece on a Friday afternoon and patiently waited in the long queue for 2 1/2 hours for immigration clearance. Luckily the taxi driver patiently waited as well and then, an hour drive before I arrived at Amata Club to met my bestie.

For the next three days, I stayed in this huge bungalow facing the lake. Nestled within a luscious tropical garden, its a heavenly retreat, especially to wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee.   

Food basically was quick fix meal - sandwiches or little bites as this club is quite secluded, it takes a while to drive to the city. Certainly I didn't know, but I guess I didn't have a choice for the time being. Going out on my own was also impossible because paying RM100.00 for one way taxi ride didn't sound right and there's no wifi in this bungalow. 

After two days, as beautiful as this club was, I was bored and restless. If not for the lunch outing on the second day, I would have gone mad, also, I couldn't wait for the next day's trip to Pattaya. Looks like the momentum is gonna pick up.

Next change - one day trip to Pattaya.

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  1. hi nava, fun way to travel and stay in a bungalow for a change.. this one looks very comfy, big kitchen too and nice view, guess it must have been a very therapeutic holiday for you. happy wekend

  2. Sometimes it's good to be able to travel alone
    provided the place is safe.

  3. the view is pretty good there :) can enjoy with your family there!

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  4. sometime it is fun to travel alone...
    then have some good fun with ur frens....
    it will be a total difference experience...

  5. Have fun and be safe Nava,looks like beautiful place,I can see the view of tropical country,I miss that type of trees so much !!


  6. Travelling alone can be such an experience :D
    I am sure you had an amazing time!

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. I love thailand. When i was living in mumbai, my family would often take a trip there. Looks like you had an awesome trip.

  8. i love the room look so nice

  9. Gosh.. I salute you for travelling overseas alone! I would not be able to do that. I need partners for travelling! :-)

  10. I LOVE traveling! But I've really never gone alone. The place looks beautiful Nava! :)

  11. This place looks awesome Nava


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