by Robert Michael
If you want an exotic trip, why not choose Thailand?.
Though it might be a little costlier than heading to southern California or Miami, you’ll have memories (and photographs!) that will wow your friends and family for years to come.
As you plan your priceless journey, just remember to keep a few factors in mind:
Tip #1: Learn about Thai food:
When you get to Thailand, you’ll no doubt be trying a great deal of Asian cuisine. Thus, it would be in your best interests to try some of the more common Thai dishes before you set off on your journey. If you live near a large city, you no doubt have access to any number of Thai restaurants. When you go, ask the servers or proprietor(s) about authentic Thai fayre. That way, you’ll be able to prepare your palate for your visit.
If you’re not able to make it to a Thai eatery, you can always check out a book on Thai cooking from the local library (or purchase one in yourBarnes and Noble or Borders bookseller.) This way, you can try your hand at creating some of the culinary delights you’ll be feasting on during your time in Thailand.
Tip #2: Dress for the Climate:
Because the Internet affords you the opportunity to find out about weather anywhere in the world, make sure you jump online during the days before you leave for your visit to Thailand. That way, you’ll know exactly what to pack (and what not to wear). Nothing is worse than being in a country where you don’t know the language and are feeling physically uncomfortable because you’re dressed inappropriately.
Tip #3: Go see your Doctor:
Before traveling overseas, it’s best for you to get a full physical at your doctor. Why? First of all, you really should have an annual appointment, anyway. But secondly, you don’t want to have a health emergency when you’re overseas.
Your physician may also prescribe a variety of shots or suggestions for healthy eating regimens while you’re in Thailand. Make sure you bring anotepad and jot down all his or her comments.
Tip #4: Organise your Passport & Visa in Advance:
Many people traveling to countries such as Thailand forget to organise their passports & find out the visa requirements until it’s too late. In all the excitement, this important “to do” is entirely forgotten.
Rather than waiting until the last minute, make sure that you get your passport immediately as soon as you have decided on your dates & booked your flight & accommodation, make sure you leave plenty of time to get your passport processed & sent to you, this can take several weeks in some places.
By taking a few precautions, you can ensure that your time in Thailand will be well-spent and will result in a meaningful vacation that you’ll recall with fondness for the rest of your life.