Pattaya Beach, Thailand

Often tourists are afraid or rather uncomfortable to swim and bathe in foreign waters, particularly in beaches. It is not that they do not know how to swim, but just that they are not familiar with the water body. It is just that the fear what if he or she walks off a drop-off on the sea bed.

 I experienced this same feeling at Pattaya Beach in Thailand. The water, the calm sea was beckoning. I wet my feet and was unsure. I was this close to nature and I had every opportunity to merge with nature there and then, yet I hesitated. Two young girls swimming there called out to me. They were beach guides there.
 

Soon I found myself walking up to them; they held my hand and walked me around, it felt so awesome. Slowly I gained confidence and I was on my own splashing water all around. I felt good; it was like “being alive is awesome”! There were many joining in. The beach guides were around and were quite helpful in helping us overcome our fears and hesitations. I could sense that every tourist there were beginning to enjoy and letting themselves free. It was one of the best bathing experiences I had.

This post is part of Alive is Awesome Bathing Experience for Cinthol.

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19 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    A great adventure that many of us never think about! Great post for the day as always, Indrani!!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    nice to feel free. 🙂

  3. Good you finally gathered up courage and ventured into the waters. Another reason why some people are scared of Pattaya is that when Tsunami struck 10 years ago Pattaya too was part of the devastation.
    Happy Puja greetings to & family Indrani.
    Best Wishes Ram

  4. Cloudia says:

    Very glad for you- and happy to see your shot. Perhaps you will meet our famous waters some day.

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  5. we swam at Coral islands instead of Pattaya.. it was cleaner, shallower and better experience

  6. ladyfi says:

    What a great experience!

  7. Great you got rid of your inhibition. Feels good to be free.

  8. beach guides – that is a new concept. i think that's pretty neat to have beach guides.

  9. Rajesh says:

    Great experience. People always want to get into water, but the fear always holds one back.

  10. Giancarlo says:

    felice giornata…ciao

  11. Jeevan says:

    Glad there are beach guides to lead you… Sounds cool!

  12. Jane says:

    Nice shot, although I think people are more afraid of the wildlife in the water ie. Sharks or Crocodiles than the actual water itself in foreign lands.

  13. Nice experience Indrani.

  14. Sounds exhilarating and wonderful all at the same time!!
    Glad you had the experience.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  15. I think it's super there were beach guides to help you overcome your fear.

  16. Gattina says:

    I love swimming but I hate water in my face. So I swim with my head out of water like a duck !

  17. I think it depends whether you grow up around water. I have and I never had any hesitation just jumping in. Thanks for sharing.

  18. George says:

    I had not heard of beach guides before, but I think it's a great idea.

  19. Allison says:

    I’ve lived my whole life next to the ocean so I am very comfortable in the water, foreign or otherwise. Glad you got in and had a swim. The ocean should be respected and people who are unsure are best to stay on the sand.

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