Pad Thai, Tom Yum, fried rice, noodles, mango sticky rice… I’m in heaven! Yep, these are all Thai dishes coming from the wonderful country of Thailand in Southeast Asia. Except for its unforgettable gastronomy, Thailand offers TONS of opportunities to all types of travellers: ancient temples, modern skyscrapers, superb resorts, fun festivals and beautiful beaches.
Some of the best places to visit in Thailand include Bangkok (the vibrant capital), Phuket (an island with some of the best beaches around), Koh Phangan (probably the epicentre of nightlife) and Chiang Mai (a culture-rich city).
The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). 1 USD is the equivalent of 30.3 THB.
People speak Thai in Thailand, also known as ‘Siamese’. But don’t worry, most locals can speak and understand conversational English as well, at least in the big cities.
Weirdly enough, Thailand has no official religion, but Buddhism is the most common one among locals - around 95% of the population.
The best time to go to Thailand is from November to April - for the most comfortable temperatures. But, in all honesty, the country offers a pleasant visit all year round.
Good news! There is no visa required for Thailand if you’re staying for less than 30 days.
No vaccine is officially required to enter Thailand, but these two are recommended for your own safety: Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
Make sure you buy a prepaid SIM card once you arrive at the airport in Thailand and you’re good to go! My recommendation for travellers is AIS.