Bordering four other countries, Thailand is not only very accessible but it is also very well known as the hub of South East Asia. North to south the sheer contrasts are absolutely mind blowing, from mountainous jungles and serene lakes to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok or the famous full moon party on Koh Phangan!
For most backpackers Thailand is way at the top of the list, an incredible country full of amazing sights, which has been adored by countless travellers for many years.
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Culture Dress Code & Fashion In Thailand people tend to pay extra attention to being dressed appropriately. It is important to respect this and to try to follow the Thai’s example. Don’t rock round town with your top off or in a bikini. Once you are down on the beaches it’s not a problem. When it comes to footwear – …
Hostels, Hotels & Guesthouses All around Thailand there are a wide range of hostels to choose from – prices for a dorm room start anywhere from 100THB a night to 1000THB a night, where hotels are a little bit pricier averaging from 1000THB to up to 5000THB per night. Tips on choosing accommodation… Online Reviews The best way to go …
Elephants Elephants are Thailand’s national animal, they used to be on the old flag and even today claim the name of the most popular beer in Thailand! Chiang! Some western animal rights groups have argued that tourists should not visit any elephant treks or camps due to the inhumane and cruel treatment of animals that some of these camps implement. This is …
Depending on where you are getting your information, you may hear/read slightly different things regarding weather and seasons, this is because the climate and seasons vary slightly depending on where you are in the country. Please don’t take any weather forecast as certain, Thailand’s weather is unpredictable – it could be boiling hot one minute then pouring down with monsoon rain …
The Pad Thai is a traditional favourite with backpackers – it consists of noodles, fried egg and fried vegetables with some soy sauce and cashew nuts. If you have a sweet tooth, definitely dive into some mango and sticky rice, the perfect stomach filler at any occasion! Vegetarian food Although some of Thailand’s most traditional meals contain meat there is …
Nothing is worth it if you aren’t happy! There is no better time than the present. Stop asking yourself ‘what if’. Are you spending every day longing to have the time to jet off and explore? We think it’s about time you left behind your mundane 9-5 lifestyle (which has been slowly killing your soul) and acted upon this. Stop …Continue reading
#1. Taste of Thailand- Krabi’s Food Market Good food, good mood right?! If you want to experience some real Thai cuisine, I have the perfect place for you to go. I had been in Thailand for at least a month and had come across some incredible food, but nothing beat this little haven. Krabi’s food market was a huuuuuge game …Continue reading
Before you begin to bargain… #1. Get to Know the Culture Before you enter a country, first research if it is bargaining is appropriate. For example, in many Asian countries, bargaining is very common. It is rare that you would ever buy something in Thailand without bargaining. However, in South Korea – even though it is in Asia – they would …Continue reading