Thailand, formerly Siam, is an enchanting Buddhist Kingdom that is renowned for its natural beauty, its welcoming people and its sumptuous cuisine. However, only a visit to the country can start to reveal the extent of its geographical attractions, the charm of its characters and the sheer variety of its dishes, which possibly explains why so many people who visit this country regularly return.
Thailand means “Land of the Free” and so it is perhaps unsurprising that it was never colonized by the Europeans, unlike its neighbors – Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma. It is approximately the size of France or Spain, and consists of four areas that are quite distinct: the hilly North, the beaches and rubber plantations of the South, the rural plateau of Isaan or the Northeast, and the Central Plains, home of Bangkok, the teeming capital.
Thailand has a tropical Climate with three seasons; hot (March to May), Green (June to October) and Cool (November to February). Average temperatures are 82 F, ranging, for example, in Bangkok, from 95 F in April, to 63 F in December.
Thai food is famous worldwide, but visitors are often pleasantly surprised by the freshness and taste of its authentic cuisine. It generally combines sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty flavors, and many regional varieties and specialties exist. Thai cuisine makes generous use of garlic, chilies, lime juice, lemon grass, and fish sauce. Another common ingredient used is the peanut. Rice is widely grown in Thailand and is included in almost every meal.
Most visitors spend some time in Bangkok and then combine a trip to either the North or the Northeast with a stay on the beaches of the Kingdom’s South. The Northeast is renowned for its friendly and fun-loving people as well as for its historic sites and numerous colorful festivals. The country offers adventure, eco-tourism, excellent shopping, pristine beaches, golf, medical tourism and a host of other attractions for individuals, families, honeymooners etc.
I am a lifelong explorer and travel enthusiast. I've never been a certified travel agent, but I have multiple family members who were. I'm not necessarily plugged in to the latest travel vendors and exclusive packages, and I've never cared for the label "life coach," but I do think I have some wisdom to offer about how people can get the most of your their vacation time.
The 28 or so hours traveling here has proven to be more than worth itWhile the flight from Houston to Santiago was overnight and in the dark the three hours from Santiago to Punta Arenas were spent winging over the Andes. Amazing is a word overused i
25th March PastoThe Carnival Museum consists of two spaces in one of them the history and its reason for being are narrated through a documented photographic record where it is possible to become infected with the allegory of the carnival.Anoth
Being in Texas birding is hot and dusty work but someone has to do it.We return each day from our adventures thirsty and hot and dusty. And we may look like a chicken when we return as we are eating chicken so often. We cook breakfast here at the stu
Another fine sunny and calm day. Wow We know it can blow like mad here as we've been in Tekapo a couple of times before in strong winds so it's not always faultless.As always we stopped at the bottom of Lake Pukaki to admire the view up the lake to
The day was finally here. After months of planning cancelled flights border closures and the uncertainty of covid I was at the airport mask on my face and ready to board a plane for the first time in 14 months After three flights via Brisbane and Town
Mark took a day off on 24th March. We recently walked on the Parkland Walk Northside between Muswell Hill and Highgate Wood whilst making a complete journey between home and Highgate WoodQueens Wood via Alexandra Park. On 24th