Thailand is one of those destinations that I can visit again and again and find a whole new location and reason to fall in love with it all over again. From meaningful elephant encounters to beautiful beaches, from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to jungle treks, Thailand really has it all. The food is so flavoursome and varied, be sure to try it all. It’s a great destination for couples, friends or the whole family!
I first visited Thailand in 2000 on a solo trip and I was a bit apprehensive. I needn’t have worried; the land of smiles certainly lived up to its name! Sadly, I couldn’t make the Thai baht stretch and I had to return home. Three years later I returned, this time travelling by overnight buses and sleeper trains from the North all the way down to the Islands in the South. My favourite islands were Ko Phi Phi with its dramatic scenery and Ko Lipe where my husband proposed at sunrise!
I arrived in Thailand by sleeper train and took a ferry to the beautiful East Coast islands to celebrate my 22nd birthday and soon fell in love with the dreamy beaches, smiley locals and AMAZING food – especially the exciting dishes at the street food stalls in Bangkok. I think Thailand is a great first South East Asian country to visit, and definitely one to return to. Our unique trips offer lots of authentic experiences to get you right off the beaten track and away from the big resorts!
I had such a great time when I visited Thailand and think it should defnintely be on everyone’s list of places to go. The food is amazing and differs from one end of the country to another. The scenery is breathtaking and takes a lot to be able to put the camera down! For me, what makes this country so wonderful are the people. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and want you to have a great time in their country. Leaving Thailand was very difficult as it felt like home for the time I spent there.
Home to many cultures and traditions, Thailand seems a world away from life as we know it. Here are some tips, useful info and etiquette to get you started!
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