KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
OFFICIALLY THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND
LANGUAGE - THAI
CURRENCY - BAHT
(FOR GUYS) "SAH-WAH-DEE-KHRAP" *with a short, sharp finish*
(FOR WOMEN) "SAH-WAH-DEE-KHAAAA..." *drawwww out that last syllable, ladies*
SAYING THANK YOU
(FOR GUYS) "KHAP-KHUN-KHRAP"
(FOR THE LADIES) "KHAP-KHUN-KHAAA..."
DON'T MISS - KOH LIPE!
Getting there is a bit of a mission (because it's practically in Malaysia), but it was hands down my favorite place, not only in Thailand, but in all of Southeast Asia. Well worth the journey - 100%.
MUST EAT - KHAO SOI!
This is a famous dish in Northern Thailand, and for good reason. It. Is. Good. We ate it just about every night we were in Chiang Mai, and I still dream about it. I wish I were joking. I would describe it in detail, but my mouth is already watering... you'll just have to try it for yourself.
BEST TIME TO VISIT - EARLY TO MID APRIL
Yes, it's hot... but it's also Songkran - aka Thailand's New Year! The Thais celebrate with a massive water fight that you will not want to miss. Head to Chiang Mai for the biggest celebration.
19.3582° N, 98.4405° E
PURI PAI VILLA
Planning a trip to Pai? Check out this cozy, (yet modern) little property tucked down a winding, Thai road.
With killer mountain views and amenities like airport transfer, an infinity pool, fitness center, city shuttle, and complimentary breakfast, this is the quiet, convenient property is a perfect home base for travellers visiting Pai.
PLACES I’VE BEEN
Bangkok • Chiang Mai • Krabi • Koh Lipe • Koh Phi Phi • Pai • Phuket
Ironically enough, though I’ve visited Thailand more times than any other country… I’ve written very little about it.
If you have any questions about the places listed above, feel free to contact me directly.
In the meantime, I’m working on getting some updated Thailand posts up soon!