There are many great places around the world. Some of them much closer to home than Thailand for most of you. So why would you want to go through the hassle of a long haul flight possibly with young children or a sulky spouse in tow to have a nice holiday? Well, that’s what you will find out by reading this lens.
But first a short introduction to Thailand
Thailand aka “The Land of Smiles”, heard that one before right? But worth repeating anyway because that’s what most people remember and talk about after visiting. Thai people are generally very friendly, polite and helpful. You might be scammed sometimes but always with a smile. Thai people are also proud of their country, culture, food etc. but at the same time they’re very tolerant. Thai people are fun loving and easy going, they are social and eat many of their meals out. They care more about spiritual well being than material wealth although “thanks” to western influence that has changed a bit. They are also traditional and so it’s smart to learn a bit about their customs so you don’t offend them. If you want to read more about Do’s and Don’ts go to our website. And if you also learn a few phrases of Thai you’ll get preferential treatment and more smiles.
Thailand is hot year round with a sub tropic climate but there are variations in temperature during the year. The best time to visit is from November to February when it’s generally cooler and drier. Most people coming spend the bulk of their time at one of the many fantastic beaches and that is quite understandable, but Thailand has so much more to offer. All regions of Thailand have interesting things to see and do. And we’ll go into more details of the known and not so known options as time progresses. It’s no wonder that most of the people visiting come back again and again.
So why Thailand?
Thailand has never been colonized.
That means that they have kept much of their culture up to this day. Sure they have adapted and modernized their country loosing some of their traditions along the way. But this has just resulted in a unique and colorful blend of the global community and the distinctly Thai.You can see the uniquely Thai in their architecture, their welcoming nature.All this results in a memorable visit and lots of fascinating stories to tell the folks at home.
The Land of Smiles
Cliche but it is true. Nowhere in the world will you encounter such welcoming and smiling people. Sure you might be scammed a few times but always with a smile 🙂
The islands and beachesThailand is blessed with some of the best beaches in the world, and also some of the most picturesque islands.Let’s face it most people going to a tropical paradise ends up at the beach sooner or later. Most peoples holiday is not complete without a few days lazying in the sun.Phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Krabi, Koh Samet are among the most popular beach destinations in Thailand but there are many many more and in my opinion better options around.
The food – And especially the Street foodThai cuisine has become famous around the world in recent years. There’s hardly any decent sized town anywhere in developed countries that doesn’t have at least one Thai restaurant. And for good reason. The curious mix of spicy, sweet, sour and salty is unique to Thai cooking.And the best (and cheapest) food in Thailand can be found on the street. Many visitors are wary of eating on the street in Bangkok and around Thailand and that really is a shame.
Thailand is a low cost destinationYour holiday money will last a lot longer in Thailand than in most other countries. The price of accommodation, food, traveling and clothes especially are very affordable.Once the airplane tickets are paid for there’s a lot to be saved compared to most other countries.With the extra savings you can stretch out your holiday to last longer, go berserk shopping or upgrade to luxury accommodation and travel. Staying in a 5 star resort in Thailand doesn’t have to cost more than 3 star accommodation in Europe or the U.S.