Lately, Thailand is the number one country that keeps coming back in conversations with friends and family. How can you not be lured by those beaches? And let me tell you, I’m not a beach person; I can only stand a couple of hours at a time. But if we are talking Thailand, I’ll make an effort…
My sister went there a few years ago, and fell in love with the country and can’t wait to go back. My friend spent a few weeks there too, and same thing. It was an unbelievable experience. I really hope we can go there in the next few years. I have never been to Asia, and I really want to see that other side of the world.
The offer is huge and pretty affordable. There are plenty of safe, clean hostels for the world travellers. And of course, you can find the most incredible resorts. One of them is the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, which is a beach-front property in Phuket. My sister absolutely loved this place. It’s serene, beautiful, the service is excellent and the food is delicious.
Depending on the time of the year, you can catch the Lantern Festival. Seriously, I just can’t wait to see this. It’s a religious ceremony in Thai that happens in Chiang Mai. There’s a second English ceremony geared to foreigners that happens a week later.
You can also do an elephant ride or volunteer at an elephant sanctuary, like my friend did. I have to say that if you read my post here, you’ll see that the ride is as much as I would do and after lots of begging from my husband. That’s a big stretch for moi.
There are quite a few temples to visit, with incredible culture and architecture that is just out of this world. The statues and monuments are so intricate, elaborate, and bright, so different from the Europe I’m used to. How can you not want to go there?
Lots and lots of Thai food, or food, as it is called in Thailand. I really love this food; the mix of flavors, the colors, the texture, the 1500-calorie pad Thai… Thai food is about the complexity of its ingredients coming together in a sweet and spicy way. Don’t forget to take a break for some tea. Check out TWG Tea or for tea Erawan Tea Room.
Let me know about your experience travelling to Thailand or other exotic countries.