Instagram
Tumblr
LinkedIn

THE THAILAND SERIES REFLECTION POST

BANGKOK – RAILAY BEACH – AO NANG – PATTAYA – BANGKOK

The Thailand series reflection post. I’m going to try and write this in the plane without crying. We haven’t even got Bangkok out of view and I’m near gushing already.

IS THAILAND NUMBER ONE FOR ME?

Every time I do a reflection post I always comment on the trip being one of the best in recent times and it was, it was excellent, beyond all expectations. I spent a long time in Bangkok, I love it there and I actually thought I knew the city but this trip showed me how much there is actually to do.

WHERE IS THAILAND?

Thailand

MONSON SEASON

This trip has for sure been one of my favourites to Thailand, everything worked out so much better than I thought. Before going one of the main concerns was the time of year and the weather you can encounter during June/July but it turned out to be indifferent to my other trips.

TRIP STATS….

  • DAYS – 17
  • COUNTRIES – 1
  • NEW COUNTRIES – 0
  • REVISITS – 1
  • HIKES – 2
  • FLIGHTS – 6 & BUSES – 3, Including 1 broken one.
  • STEPS – 248,855
  • MILES TRAVELLED – 13,226.5 miles

NOT TAKING THINGS EASY

I usually see as much as I can while away but in Thailand I often prefer chilling out, having a Chang and not stressing out too much. It might mean a few less beers the night before and an earlier morning but this time I made an effort to see as much as I could, visit the temples, the markets, rock climb and have enjoyed every minute.

The Thailand series reflection post

DIVERSE

When it comes to things to do to fill your day there is no country in the world that comes close to Thailand and not matter if you are interested in history, food, nightlife or meeting friends you can do it all here and it’s in abundance. That’s why I’m able to come back here over the past 7 years and continue to have new experiences.

RATINGS….

  • PEOPLE – 9/10 – Thai people are a different level
  • BACKPACKING – 9/10. Few better places
  • WEATHER – 7/10 – Not bad for monsoon season
  • THINGS TO DO – 9/10 Countless
  • FOOD – 8/10 – You wont go hungry
  • VALUE – 7.5/10 – Not like it was but still great value
  • PHOTOGRAPHY – 9/10
  • GETTING ABOUT 7/10, Buses, public transport cheap and efficient. Taxis cheap
  • BEACHES 8.5/10 – Some of the best
  • CULTURE 9/10 –
  • SAFETY 8.5/10 – Never had any issues

The Thailand series reflection post

SUMMED UP….

  • LVP – I was the one with no licence but the copper who pulled me over
  • HIGHLIGHT – There is no way I could list 3 let alone 1
  • BEST BEACH – Maya Bay without doubt
  • BEST FOOD – The Mango Sticky Rice

FINAL THOUGHTS

They say you always need something to look forward to and the only way to get over a trip from Thailand is to book another one…

NEXT UP

I begin the final frontier where I start to tick more countries off the list… its back to Africa.

SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
152/229

This post was part of the Thailand Series. For episode 1 click here or to see the entire series click here.
To watch the video of my trip, head to my highlights on my Instagram.

Question Time

  • Any plans to visit Thailand?
  • Any Thailand recommendations?

Let me know in the comments below . . .

Send this to someone who might like it
THE DAY TO END ALL DAYS IN BANGKOK
THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL ROOM IN THE POOREST COUNTRY

About the Author

Instagram
Tumblr
LinkedIn

Related Articles:

Got a question, some advice or want to tell me about your experience?

I’d love to hear it . . .

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Menu