My trip started in Cape Town, from where I flew to Johannesburg, to meet the eleven other members of our tour group. Once all of us were gathered, we set out on SAA, for an approximate nine-hour flight to Mumbai (Bombay).

Thailand has been described in words like, magical, paradise, bliss and other such ordinary descriptions for a place that is so much more. Perhaps it is because of a lack of appropriate words or one-liners in the English language. I think it’s more fundamentally, and plainly, because there is too much to it for just one word, or phrase.