I did lot of research before deciding on this landmark. I had a good feeling about it and I wanted to experience it alone. There are some things in life that are best when experienced alone.
We run into limitations when out with the family but going solo allows us to be adventurous and be in meditative and reflective mood. Plus, architecture and history is not something that a two year old would appreciate.
Thanks to Brinda, I got the permission to venture out alone. 🙂
The name “Banana Family Park” is misleading, actually it is more of a Buddhist sanctuary. The place has very zen like atmosphere, the water bodies all around, a spa, café, Juice bars, Ice cream parlors and many food stalls…all Vegetarian.
No, you won’t get Pad Thai, Tom Yum soup or White Rice but whatever they have, it is truly homely, authentic, healthy and GOOD!!
Last I saw orchids growing in the wild was in Hawaii. Of course, we see many varieties indoors but there is something fascinating about these plants growing in their natural habitat.
I again got a chance to observe these in Muang Boran, Thailand. It seemed like all the varieties loved tropical climate. I took my time relishing the sight and taking pictures as the park had very few visitors.
Our apartment building had a nice rooftop pool overlooking the surrounding bungalows and gardens. The sweet singing of Asian Koel Bird among mango and other tropical trees such as Tamarind, Banyan and Coconut resembled India.
The pool area was deserted most of the times, offering privacy and peace. It was a perfect setting for Haripriya’s first swimming lesson. 🙂
It was about time to experience another country and a different culture. The warm weather and a reasonable flight time were the main criteria.
As we’re based in India now, I scanned through many countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Maldives, Mauritius. We even considered Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Each one of these offers a unique experience but this time around we decided on Thailand.