Thinking of someplace exotic you’d like to go? Dare to think Thailand. It may seem far away, but it’s much more accessible and affordable than you think. The entire country is a playground for digital nomads and vacationing folk alike. Here’s why.
It’s Inexpensive – Yay!
Lodging and food can be had here for a song. To put things in perspective, an apartment in downtown Chiang Mai is about $300, and hotels and resorts are equally cheap. Also, you can eat three meals a day for around $4 total.
The Weather is Temperate Most of the Year
Just try to avoid monsoon season in the summer. During the rest of the year you will enjoy sunshine, warm weather and mild temperatures. What could be more paradise-like?
The Rich History and Culture Will Amaze You
This is evident in every ornate building you enter, every mosque you visit, and every Buddhist temple you stumble upon. Learn how Thailand came to be and embrace how the locals live and work in this ancient country.
The Temples and Buddhas are Inspiring
The cities of Chiang Mai and Bangkok have the majority of temples, with Buddha statues peppered throughout. The Buddhist philosophy spills over into how people here treat each other. Visiting the temples is also a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the inner cities.
The Food is Spectacular
You’ve no doubt eaten at an American Thai restaurant. But even the best American Thai pales in comparison to the real thing. Oh, and their fried chicken is the best! For an authentic experience, eat street food and fall in love with food all over again. Every dish is as delicious and diverse as the next.
The Wildlife is Cute
Monkeys, monkeys! You would be hard-pressed not to run into one or two while you’re here. The annual Monkey buffet is a delightful spectacle, as more than 4 kg of fruit get offered to the hungry cuties. The event is a way of thanking the monkeys for attracting tourists, and thus dollars to Thailand.
The Beaches are Turquosie
Thailand has 1,500 miles of coastline, and pristine beaches to boot. Visit Freedom Beach in Phuket and Sunset Beach on Koh Kradan.
The Shopping is Divine
Bangkok is the Thai shopping capital, with an endless array of street markets with which to spend your money. Everything from produce, to vibrantly-colored textiles, to one-of-a-kind, handcrafted trinkets. You will surely have a hard time deciding what all can fit in your luggage.
The Capital Rocks
Bangkok is the cultural mecca of the country. Immerse yourself in the city by going to museums, visiting temples, and shopping the markets. Be a local and bargain with the street vendors on that nifty new find.
The People are Awesome
Thai people are genuinely warm and friendly. And they love travelers! They are always eager to lend a helping hand, and are quick to tell you all about their home.
The entire country is fast growing in popularity as one of the premier destinations for people of all tastes and budgets. Come see for yourself why so many ex-pats are making Thailand their home away from home.