One Crazy Day On Coral Island In Pattaya, Thailand

A Speed ​​Boat, No Padded Seats, 4 Scared Passengers, & Possible Kidnapping! After our nail biting motor bike ride from the Centera Grand Resort to Bali Hai Pier, I was looking forward to the relaxing ferry boat ride to Coral Island. We had our bottle of vodka, some orange juice, & everything needed for a…

A Speed ​​Boat, No Padded Seats, 4 Scared Passengers, & Possible Kidnapping!

After our nail biting motor bike ride from the Centera Grand Resort to Bali Hai Pier, I was looking forward to the relaxing ferry boat ride to Coral Island. We had our bottle of vodka, some orange juice, & everything needed for a relaxing ride. As my friend Drew & I walked down the pier towards the ferry, a man approached and offered a round trip charted speed boat for 600 baht total “$ 20.00”. There would be no relaxing time drinking our vodka on the ferry boat ride, we decided to take the chartered speed boat instead.

As we were led to the chartered speed boat, I noticed the boat definitely seen its better days! There were around 8 additional passengers also heading to Coral Island. We got seated in the front of the speed boat, & were handed some very old life jackets. I noticed some of the passengers giggling & talking with the captain, which I assumed was because of the hot pink colored life jackets handed to us. As we start our trip to the island, it quickly became handsome this was not going to be a relaxing ride.

The ocean was choppy, the captain was going full throttle, & our seats were wooden with absolutely no padding. After getting some air off one of the waves & slamming my tailbone into the seat & sitting my forearm into the handrail, I quickly realized I needed to hold onto the bottle of vodka & be very careful it does not break. After 20 minutes of hauling ass over the rough seas & holding onto the bottle for dear life, I thought we reached our destination.We pulled up to the side of very large boat & quickly started getting slammed.

The captain was having issues securing the lines, which was causing the two boats to slam against each other. After a few tense moments, the captain was able to secure the lines. He quickly rushed most of the other passengers dangerously off the back of the boat onto the larger boat. Assuming this was our destination, we walked towards the back of our boat to climb aboard the larger boat. We approached with the last two remaining passengers, but the captain started shouting & waving everyone back & looked angry.

Without giving an explanation the captain gunned the engines towards the ocean. I only grew concerned when I glanced over towards the local Thai ladies & noticed they were concerned by their facial expressions. As we head further into the ocean, I glance over at Drew & attempt small talk. Drew was growing more concerned by the minute & basically ignored my attempt at small talk. As I grow more concerned, the boat suddenly banks left & hundreds of boats & other travelers come into view. We were safe, not kidnapped, & finally about to open the bottle.

Finally The Bottle & Relaxation!

Upon exiting the speed boat & walking towards the beach, we were greeted by a women who lead us to some lawn chairs. The lawn chairs were placed under large tents along the entire path of the beach. The cost per lawn chair is 100 Baht each “$ 3.00” & this came with one small table. There were food stalls & souvenir shops including a variety of shops offering different activities. At this moment our only concern was getting some more alcohol into our system.

We sat down & had some shots, bought some BBQ chicken, & reluctantly agreed to my first & last manicure. I'm not a big fan of people touching my feet & the lady accidentally clipping a chuck of my small toe with the clippers did not help the situation. Beside getting a chuck of my small tow clipped off, which Drew found humorous, Coral Island was a great escape from the craziness of Pattaya. We relaxed, ate some food, went swimming, & rode some motor bikes around the island.

When the allotted time came & went for our charted speed boat to arrive, we began to wonder if we were left behind on the island. After one hour passed from our departure time & not seeing the other two passengers, I decided to relax on a lawn chair & watch Drew squirm on the beach. It was around 90 minutes passed our departure time when the chartered speed boat finally arrived.

A Perfect Crash To Finish The Perfect Day!

After a fun & relaxing day at Coral Island, we were heading back to the craziness of Pattaya. We arrived in Bali Hai Pier & exited the speed boat with only 200 baht between the both of us. We were half-way to our hotel & each 20 baht short for individual motorbike taxis. We decided to put our money together & take one motorbike for 200 baht. Based on the days events, I should have known this would not end smoothly, but sometimes you need to learn things the hard way.

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Nepal is one of the Known country famous for its adventure, trekking, and mountaineering. The Nepalese Himalayas offers a number of stunning trekking routes to all the travelers. It also offers a special trek to all seasons. There’s a variety of treks you all want to know about in difference with its time and situation. The mesmerizing mountains and the panoramic views of the mountains give peace and happiness. You can explore your life dreams holidays in Nepal for all seasons.

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A visit to Abu Dhabi these days is not dull or boring at all. With so many attractions and activities, you can make enjoyable and memorable trip for sure. Abu Dhabi is considered the dream capital of the Middle East. Here, you can admire the high-tech projects, modernity and of course the tradition.

Facing Your Fears While Traveling Abroad

This page is all about solving the problem of being afraid of traveling. Fear is one of the biggest things that holds back first-time travelers from taking the leap and going to the country they’ve always dreamed about. I understand the fear and can relate.

This page is all about solving the problem of being afraid of traveling. Fear is one of the biggest things that holds back first-time travelers from taking the leap and going to the country they’ve always dreamed about. I understand the fear and can relate.

Why Here?

I came running, I was not even sure I was going to catch up with the free tour that was supposed to start at 10:30 because the clock in the square read 10:35; anyways, on my way running I saw a group of people who seemed like they were going on a tour. Well anyone…

I came running, I was not even sure I was going to catch up with the free tour that was supposed to start at 10:30 because the clock in the square read 10:35; anyways, on my way running I saw a group of people who seemed like they were going on a tour.

Well anyone reading would think to themselves and say: “Of course a group of people following one person must be a tour without he (referring to me) is stupid then he (me again) would not figure that on his own.” Relax, believe me, I am not stupid it is just Prague is crowded with foreigners and I can confidently assume that there is a tour starting every few minutes but as I was waiting to tag along the free tour because only then I would not be held to pay a certain amount.

The free tour in reality is not free as it is not subsidized by anyone but it is just a name given to the tour to attract more people that can not afford to go on a tour on their own when they are in a city alone which is usually the case in my situation; that I both travel alone or do not want to spend too much money to be on a tour alone.

One guy looks at me and immediately figures out that I am lost or confused and do not know where to go; when our eyes crossed each other I quickly reacted with my mouth and burst saying: “Is this the free tour?” He said, “Yep, come along.” I said to myself, “Maybe people are not very punctual here or I may have gotten lucky this time!” In the back of my mind, it did not matter because the most important thing to me was to be in that free tour as it was the only one on that day.

I started to walk and I saw most of the people walking in groups of two or three and I was the only one walking alone; I can not say anything except few words came to my mind such as “Snap, Alone, Crap, Damn etc …” I think you get it I felt, the thought of me being alone always scares the crap out of me.

The tour guide was a nice guy half and half; he was half American and Czech this is cool because ideally you want someone that is very passionate about the place they are giving you a tour of. This is the only way the love, passion and appreciation of the place will resonate with you as a foreigner and maybe be able to understand or value the place a little more than what you have heard or read about it.

This analogy was proved right as the tour guide was so in love with the city; sometimes I thought he was being Romeo and Juliet was the city. “I Love it,” when everyone enjoy every damn thing they do because inevitably everyone else that they get in contact with will too. This will result in a great if not exceptional moments.

In the beginning of the tour I felt all these bad things as I said because I thought I was the only one that came alone to the tour but I quickly started noting that majority of the people in the tour came alone as well. I said to myself how many times I limit or put myself in a situation where I do not even get a chance to evaluate the situation and therefore feel a lot of many unnecessary feelings especially bad.

Later, the tour guide recounted to us a story about the history of one of the theater's in Prague where none other than the famous Mozart had performed. Mozart had made a great statement to all the people in Prague about how their appreciation for his music had made him the happiest person because his Praguers understood him.

This immediately clicked in my mind and just would not leave my thoughts since he had said moreover it reminded me of many people ask me a question on their first encounter with me in Kiev especially or the world in general; that question is, “Why Ukraine? Why there out of all places?” I am not going to lie many times even I have struggled to answer this question but once I heard the story of Mozart with Prague all the doubts were shredded.

I like Mozart did not find the people to understand us when we performed something that we thought was or did not feel the opportunity was not given to us enough to express that talent and felt a need to move to another place to try to express that talent. In Mozart's case, he moved from Vienna which was unduly in general was much more advanced than Prague at that time in all the spheres but he moved because many of the people in Vienna thought his work was very complicated and too long; to say the least he did not get the success he had beenoped for and out of disappointment he did not just quit but moved to Prague in his case he was invited to Prague to perform his work in the theater.

In my case, I graduated from university the stakes were high there was no doubt in my mind I had some kind of talent; when I attended the interviews the way the interviewers were talking to me and anticipating me to become a slave of corporate America was not sitting well with me. I quickly understood after attending a few interviews that this was not cut out for me it was for people that had no hope of building their own way to success. Just like Mozart the people of Vienna (for me the interviewers) could not see beyond their feet; and they just talked to me like I was any other person applying for the job.

Many people will question how I can be so confident in the fact that I have some talent and I am sure that I was not any other interviewer which is a valid question but I did not Mozart think the same. In my case, I thought so because I had enough proof for myself before I had proof for others that I was capable at least in my mind. The proof was unarguably the confidence that I had instilled in myself while studying in university and proving to myself and many others that I was exceptional academically but also practically by studying and living abroad in many countries where I had no clue about the language or people but still managed to get all noticeable success. If I am to start the success stories I have had I will get off track of this article hence I will keep it for another piece of writing that I write.

Mozart and I both agreed that we both understood there was much more that we could offer in his case he got an invitation to perform in Prague where he was promised some success while in mine at that time I had no invitation so I understood that I am unintentionally born to be an entrepreneur at some point so I went to a country where I can open my own business with some money that I have borrowed from my parents and the graduation money that I had made.

Mozart unlike me in this case was quickly able to prove that he was going to make it big because the result he got after he performed in Prague was unbelievable to him and quickly stated to the people that he had experienced one of his best days by debuting his work in Prague.

I can confidently say that Mozart was the happiest person after that event because the way he looked at life and appreciated completely changed for the rest of his life. This experience showed him who he is and what he was born to do and that is a victory for any human soul alive. I can not say in my case that was what happened when I opened the business after graduation because I opened the business in something I did not really love I did it just to get means for living.

In my case though I did not give up and did what Mozart would have done if he was to fail in Prague which is search a little more until that inviting comes and in my cases a real invitation came of course it was not as to perform something like Mozart but me I was invited to come give one of the things I am talented at in Kiev, Ukraine. For me that was not only good but it was great; it took me from one level to another and as the time passed by I became more confident and another larger invitation came in the field or thing I love to do most which is International Business.

The day that invitation came the butterflies I had in my stomach were unbelievable and the self belief that I always had made me want to sing but I know if I am to ever sing I will make people become deaf. I want to make a statement like the one Mozart said which is “Praguers understand me.” In my case it would be, “Ukrainians understand me,” I would not use any other word as love or something else you know why because love and almost every other emotion goes and comes just like money but understanding takes a long time to come but once its there it is hard for it to go.

I know you might be saying I am an arrogant young man to compare myself to Mozart that is too much to say about myself I could not say more but both stories resonate very much; I could not bear to hold these thoughts in my mind any longer and had to share them.

My take away for you from this article is to entice you to challenge yourself but always believe you have some kind of talent only if you have it and after you prove it yourself charge after it; do not ever stop!

Why the Bohuslan Coast Is the Best Choice for Your Sea Kayaking Holiday in Sweden

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Bohuslan Coast in Sweden is becoming well known in the sea kayaking world for it’s fantastic sea kayaking opportunities. Here’s why it should be your first choice for your sea kayaking holiday in Sweden.

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Exploring on bikes is a refreshing way of traveling and the trend is catching up even among those who may not be bike enthusiasts but are still looking for some offbeat adventure. Though it sounds fun, biking is much more than a simple adventure.It needs a lot of preparation. Paul Devault, an avid cyclist shows us the way how to make most of your biking trip by planning right. He has traveled to over 10 countries with his bike. He writes a lot on bikes and biking in his BestMtbGear.com. When not attending to his blog, he’s biking in the neighborhood.

Going to Venice

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A heaven in Italy gliding on streams and channels is a positive check point on everyone’s basin list. Venice is arranged over a gathering of 118 islands which are connected with trenches and connects.

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Is the Merriest Christmas Party Ever

Magic Kingdom could not get any more special than at the Christmastime when the entire park receives the most stunning holiday treatment of the season. For holiday revelers it's a winter wonderland out there, complete with seasonal decors and delicacies, breath-taking shows, including parades, fireworks and much more. Premier Christmas event – The Mickey's Very…

Magic Kingdom could not get any more special than at the Christmastime when the entire park receives the most stunning holiday treatment of the season. For holiday revelers it's a winter wonderland out there, complete with seasonal decors and delicacies, breath-taking shows, including parades, fireworks and much more. Premier Christmas event – The Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is one of the biggest draws of the hour. Hosted by the most magical park of the Disney Orlando Resort, this hard – ticket after – hours holiday party promises a Christmas experience nowhere to be found.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is not just about Santa and his wonderful wish list only, it's an epic festive offering where you celebrate the traditional story of Christmas with world class shows and attractions. Whether it's the spectacular fireworks display “Holiday Wishes” or the popular parade show “Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade”, the impressive castle projection or the amazing sights and areas down the Main Street USA, you will have the best of all things Disney at the Party. Truly, a visit to the event will change the definition of merry – making altogether.

However, Christmas is also the busiest time of the year and the crowd is real big at the parks. So if you are planning to visit the Party, it's better to know few important things before you go. First, the entrance time can make a big difference to your otherwise a very busy evening. The party officially starts at 7pm, but Magic Kingdom allows guests to enter the park as early as 4pm as well. No need to buy an extra Magic Kingdom ticket for that, the special event-ticket is sufficient for the early entry, from 4pm onwards until the event ends.

The popular Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is quite a busy attraction you do not want to miss. But do not forget that this one-of-a-kind parade show has two performances. One at 8:30 pm and the second at 11:00 pm. It's often seen that the 8:30 performance is busier than the 11:00 pm show. So you have options to plan accordingly. May be you want to skip the busiest one and go enjoy some of those magical Disney rides for the evening and then come back and join the 11:00 pm show. Again the fireworks display is another must see attraction at the Event. It starts at 10:00 pm and crowd is bigger here too. So better to grab your favorite spot half-an-hour earlier.

Walking down Main Street USA during the Party is an awesome experience. Imagine those breath-taking locations as you pass by. It's an enticing winter wonderland out there, packed with amazing Christmas decors, including the trees, wreaths and snow. Do not forget to take your most magical snap on the occasion.