Saturday, May 19, 2012

Amata Spring Country Club - (Chonburi, Thailand)

Believe me when I say that I've never traveled for the past 45 years. Never. Not out of my country Malaysia though. In fact, I am yet to embark on a decent holiday. Don't know if I should consider the short within Malaysia trips for family weddings and funerals as getaways? Hop into the car, drive, be there and return home. Other than that, due to bogged down with family commitments, financial drowning and caught in my web of sorrow, misery and unhappiness, I couldn't even think of a holiday. Nevertheless, when the reality dusk bullet sort of eventually settled down for a holiday, sprung up a mind boggling issue. My other half-half was dead against me travelling without him. Wonder? Took me two years to convince him that I should get my freedom for travelling alone which did lead to unnecessary arguments. By then, I didn't want to push any further. I almost was on the verge of giving up. Actually, I gave up. Then, akin struck by the lighting wisdom, my other half-half agreed. He felt that I must be given the travelling card because he was concern that if anything should happen to him, like if god wanted him in heaven, I will not be lost in being alone, nor I should depend on others for exploring the world. Basically, I should be independent. Hallelujah.

So, I trigger started my travel venture. Two nights and 3 days trip in Malacca but guest what?? I didn't dare travel alone. Remember, my Malacca trip I have already mentioned in Philea Resort & Spa? I guess we learn from mistakes, in between the next few months, tadaa, I actually had my first ever chance to travelling oversea. With my other half-half (Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona and Lake Lugano). Thereafter, came this my "first ever solo" travel. To Bangkok, at the invitation of my bestie who was in Chonburi for work. Did I refuse? No. But I was, to tell you the truth, quite panicky. Nevertheless, all plans made, I arrived on a Friday in Bangkok, I patiently waited in the long queue for 2 1/2 hours for immigration clearance which added more panic attack. My heart almost literally popped out. I didn't even know how to get out of the airport, believe me. After asking around, finally I did, I must thank the taxi driver, arranged by my bestie, for patiently waiting. Off we left, an hour drive prior to arriving in Amata Spring Country Club.

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 for waking up in the morning with a cup of coffee. Such an amazing place to be in. Absolutely loved. 

When it came to my meals, I was basically okay with anything. Eating in Amata Spring Country Club is still affordable, but it can't be for every other meal. So, food basically was quick fix meals. Sandwiches or little bites, wasn't possible for me to dine out because this club is quite secluded, it will take a while to drive to the city, moreover, who is gonna drive me? Going on my own was also impossible. RM50.00 for one way.   

After three days, honestly, I was bored to death. No wifi, I also felt cooked up, locked up and isolated. Above all, this is not the meaning of a holiday. Not for me. I wanted to spread my wings towards sightseeing. I wanted to explore Thailand. I was ready to pack my bags and leave to Bangkok.

To be continued in Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Bangkok. 

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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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