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A break coming up! September 28, 2007

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Travel.
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Wat Arun at Sunset, originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs.

Summer Storm over Kuala Lumpur, originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs.
Trey Ratcliff takes some amazing snaps!

Uhmmm, I need a break so badly. It’s been an awesome but hectic time since I got back from India this July. Been involved in lots of challenging advertising campaigns and interesting projects such as event-blogging ‘The Night of the Adeaters’ and ‘Social Media Challenge’. All work and no play make Arun a dull boy, right? (Huh, those who know me will attest to the amount of ‘play’ I have at work!)

I’m gonna take off on a backpacking trip to Thailand and Malaysia for a week come October 10th. Actually, I haven’t had the time to figure out what I will be doing as I have been hard pressed for time to do travel research. I will be spending most of my time in Malaysia and running from airport to airport – I have 8 flights to catch in 7 days, kewl huh?

It’s my second time in Thailand – I hope to get back to the Sri Racha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi where I had such a good time feeding tiger cubs and volunteering in the Elephant circus in 2005. My friends like to rub it in once in a while about how I got my ‘privates’ massaged not by one, but five elephant cubs in the Elephant circus. Would you believe that I never took a camera last time I went? So this time, photography and travel writing top my agendas. And throw a lot of beaches, trains and solitude into it.

If any one of you is going to be in these places and would like to meet up, please give me a shout-out. We’ll have a ball.

As of now the plan is:
Bangkok & Pattaya – 11th and 12th of Oct
Phuket – 13th of Oct
Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere – 13th to 16th of Oct
Phuket – 16th and 17th of Oct

Any interesting places / activities in these places that you recommend?