20 Reasons You Should Still Go to Thailand

Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 by in Uncategorized

In the aftermath of the recent Bangkok bombing, Thailand’s tourism numbers have (unsurprisingly) been slipping significantly. After such a tragedy, it’s understandable why people are worried about traveling to the country. One need not look far back in history to find plenty of other examples – the bombings in London and Bali in the early aughts come to mind. The thing about terrorism, though, is that it only works if you allow yourself to be terrorized. Something incredibly terrible happened in Bangkok – there’s no denying that. However, nothing has happened in the aftermath of the original bombings (one was failed), and police in Thailand are working diligently to find the suspects and maintain security. After all, tourism is the lifeblood of Thailand’s economy, and it’s clear that the perpetrators of this heinous crime were trying to damage it. Don’t let the bad guys win, folks. Here are 20 reasons why you should still travel to Thailand:

1. Bangkok is still one of the greatest cities in the world you can visit.

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2. Long-tail boats and karst mountain peaks.

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3. The fun-loving Thai people will put a smile on your face, guaranteed.

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4. Visit some of the most stunning Buddhist temples in the world.

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5. Koh Tao is one of the best (and cheapest) places to get scuba certified.

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6. World class diving awaits once you get your open water certificate.

 

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7. Thai cuisine is famous around the world, and for good reason.

 

 

8. Visit what is quite possibly the best food court ever.

 

9. Go for a tuk-tuk ride.

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10. Spend a day or even weeks with the country’s national animal – elephants.

 

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11. Be in awe of the miraculous White Temple.

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12. Tackle the 1,864 curves of the Mae Hong Son loop on a motorbike.

 

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13. Fall in love with the beautiful, mountainous town of Pai.

 

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14. See a Buddha image in a tree.

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15. Amazing rock-climbing at places like Tonsai.

 

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16. Explore the ruins of an ancient Thai kingdom at Sukhothai.

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17. Get a Thai beach all to yourself at Koh Tarutao NP.

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18. Cocktails come in buckets here.

 

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19. Ladyboy cabaret shows are freakin’ awesome.

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20. Views like this will make you start planning your next trip before this one’s even finished.

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I could go on and on with reasons why you should still visit Thailand, but hopefully these are enough to at least make you realize that canceling your flight is a terrible idea. Don’t live your life in fear – that’s exactly what the people who committed this awful crime want you to do. People get shot and killed every day in New York City. Is that going to stop you from going there? Fatal car accidents happen all the time. Is that going to stop you from getting in your car to drive to work? I didn’t think so. Thailand is waiting, and they’re more than ready to welcome in tourists who don’t cave to terrorism.

Streets, Beats & Eats – Soi 11

Posted on 25. Aug, 2015 by in Uncategorized

 

Party it up on Soi 11.

Party it up on Soi 11.

Check out Soi 11, one of Bangkok’s most popular nightlife spots, in this short video. Feast on amazing Thai and Mexican fare, catch a buzz with cocktails served out of a VW bus, and turn it up to 11 with some rockin’ live music.

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Khao San Road

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by in Travel

Good ole' Khao San Road.

Good ole’ Khao San Road.

Sure, it’s the backpacker ghetto of Bangkok, but it’s still a great place to let loose and have a good time. For cheap drinks, yummy street food, a quirky night market, and lots of dancing, you just can’t beat a stroll along Khao San Road.

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“Khao San Road – the backpacker ghetto of Bangkok. If you like to party, chances are you’ll end up here.

Along this street, you can shop for art, new threads, funky ethnic minority handicrafts, and even glow toys. Or you could just sit back and get a massage. There’s live music here every night, so you’ve got plenty of options for rocking out.

You can’t party on an empty stomach, and you don’t have to worry about that here. If you’re into street food, you’re gonna love it on Khao San Road. You could easily snack your way up and down the street all night, as there are so many tasty and cheap options to choose from.

This place was a bit tough to find, but it was totally worth it. We heard rumors of amazing pad Thai here, and it didn’t disappoint. Watch the masters at work outside whipping up this famous Thai dish. Look at that – a culinary work of art. Load it up with a variety of garnishes and spices to make the perfect plate.

There’s more than just Thai food around here. Authentic Israeli cuisine can be found around the corner at Shoshana. Who doesn’t love a huge plate of hummus, pita bread, and schwarma?

Now it’s time to hit the street again to walk off that dinner. If you’re looking to catch a cheap buzz, grab a bottle of Sangsom rum and some cola. It doesn’t taste great, but it gets the job done. Now you’re ready to hit the night market for a stroll.

There’s no shortage of bars here, so grab a drink and chat with fellow travelers while you listen to Thai dudes jam some Creedence.

Things get a bit rowdy the later it gets, and you can definitely turn it up to 11 here. You might even find some special balloons. All in a night’s work partying on Khao San Road.”