The best part about Thailand – the people. By far. The Thai people are very warm,wonderful people. It’s hard to describe. Maybe it’s the Buddhism lifestyle and way of life.
Jan and I spent 2 weeks in Thailand during the Rotary International convention in Bangkok. We really enjoyed Chiang Mai, a city of 250,000 north of Bangkok.
Bangkok was hot, sticky, crowded, noisy, busy. It was also exciting, a lot of fun, great shopping, fascinating, mind expanding, educational.
Chiang Mai and area was peaceful for sure.
Top thoughts on Thailand.
- The Buddhism way of life is fascinating. Monks, temples, respect, peace.
- Sure is cheap there. Bought a custom fitted blazer for 10o Canadian. Meals are inexpensive. Cab rides are $4.00.
- It’s not easy getting used to paying five thousand baht’s for something. You think “OMG that is a lot of…….” then you figure it out. 5,000 is one hundred and sixty six dollars Canadian.
- In both cities we rarely heard sirens or saw police. We always felt safe.
On a 40 degree day an elephant ride may not be the most comfortable activity.
- We never paid for the same amount for the exact same cab ride more than once.
- Tuk tuk rides are a hoot.
- I did not know there was so many foods I could not recognize.
- Flying in Thailand is far more civilized.
- I thought I knew what hot was. I didn’t till I went to Thailand.
- Jan and I did many massages. They jump right up on top of you. Fun for $4.00 CDN.
- We will be back for sure. Thailand, Asia, Korea… we will. Absolutely. Okay Japan, too. What a bucket list.