What to Take into Consideration When Travelling to Thailand

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What to Take into Consideration When Travelling to Thailand

What to Take into Consideration When Travelling to Thailand

Travelling to Thailand

Traveling to other parts of the world is easy nowadays. But you must first get acquainted with the culture and norms of the place you are about to visit. Thailand is no exception. There are a number of things you have to beware of when traveling to Thailand and we have gathered a list for new arriving tourists to make their life easier.

 

The Cultural Norms for Travelling to Thailand

 

There are a number of things that is unique to every culture and might make no sense to foreigners. Knowing these things before going to a new country gives you an upper hand. So you won’t make a mistake when interacting with locals and do something that might embarrass you. Here is a list of cultural things you must beware of when going to Thailand:

  • Don’t eat off your fork, it is considered rude to Thai people, instead use your fork to move the food to a spoon and eat off your spoon.
  • People don’t like to stand in lines. So be prepared to stand your ground when buying stuff from shops or going to amusement in parks.
  • Don’t talk about the king. Although I don’t know what the political or any other reason for this but it’s better to keep your opinions of the king to yourself.
  • Wear something not revealing when visiting temples. It’s a good idea to wear pants and keep a jacket or coat handy when you want to enter the temples. Best outfits are the ones that cover your elbows and knees.
  • There are many transvestites in Thailand, if you see a woman with too much make up or a pretty nice dress, she probably is a lady boy. Make sure to be mentally prepared for that.
  • Some temples require you to take off your shoes. Keep an eye out to see if other people have taken off their shoes, if so you should do it too.
  • Don’t touch people on the head. The head is considered sacred in Thai culture and should not be touched. Also try not to point your feet in the direction of people you are talking to.
  • Haggling is okay everywhere, even when you want to pay for your taxi ride. So don’t be afraid to negotiate a better price with your cab driver.
  • Gambling is permitted on certain days of the week per order of the king. So ask around to see if it’s a day that gambling is permitted before you hit up the horse tracks.
Travelling to Thailand

 

General Advice for Travelling to Thailand

 

There are lots of other tips and tricks to keep in mind when visiting Thailand. From what to eat to what to do that you wouldn’t be able to do in other countries. And also some general advice for new comers. Again here is a list of a few things that come to mind:

  • People are nice so don’t get freaked out when they strike up conversations randomly or want to know if you enjoy Thailand. Be polite back and some might give you good advice. But beware of scammers, if they seem shady to you it’s a good idea to keep your distance.
  • Take tuk-tuks during the day and taxis during the night, the tuk-tuks are great to enjoy the outside weather while getting where you need to go. Also if some taxi driver tells you that somewhere is closed or out of service, ask someone else too because they might want to bring you somewhere, that they get paid to bring tourists to.
  • Use public transportation, The BTS and MRT are cheap and get you where you want to go fast.
  • The prices are very cheap so be sure to go to premium establishments like 5 star hotels and spas, you will not get the same prices back at home.
  • Always buy your own water, don’t drink tap water because it might not be safe everywhere. Also beware that they don’t confuse your water with beer because many of the brands that sell water also sell beer.
  • The toilets might be different and Thai people use water to wash themselves, if you are not comfortable doing that bring your own tissues or toilet paper with you.
  • Get massages, because they are inexpensive and make you feel refreshed, Thailand is famous for its massages but beware of parlors that say nice or happy girls on their signs. Because they might be a brothel.
  • Be wary of street food, most of the carts selling food are fine but some might not be up to standards of hygiene. A good rule is to eat where there are lots of people buying.
  • Visit waterparks, there are many waterparks in Thailand and it’s one of the most fun things you can do, the Kathu Connection Slip-Fly is our choice, it’s in Phuket and offers a premium service for a cheap price.

 

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Water park in phuket

Water park in phuket

Water park in phuket 

What Are Beach Vacations Without Water Parks?

Water Parks: A New Touristy Trend in Thailand

So Imagine this, you have spent a lot of money and effort planning your next vacation to the exotic country of the Thai people. You land in the city of Phuket with it’s amazing beaches, beach resorts and temples, you make sure to visit all of these places not to miss anything while you are there. You get back, talk to your fellow friends or coworkers that have visited the country same as you, but they tell you about this amazing night that they spent in a water park. A water park you might ask? You may feel unfulfilled, as all this money and time went down the drain and you could’ve had all that fun in a water park. But don’t worry here we are going to introduce to you one of the best water parks that you can visit while you are in Phuket so your coworkers won’t get in your head next time!

 

 

Water park in phuket

The Slip N Fly Phuket Enters the Scene

What comes to mind when you think of a water park? Giant crowded pools, lines to wait to get to the slides that you get stuck in between and the burning sun dehydrating you and your family, but that doesn’t have to be the case when you are visiting an exclusive water park like the Phuket Slip N Fly.

One might argue that the main attraction is the 40-meter-long slide that you can take to finally be catapulted for 6 meters in the air after landing in the pool. But that’s not what the Slip N Fly is defined by, more important than all of the fun, that you can have in the slides and pools, are the friendly, bilingual staff that are waiting eagerly to help you with, no matter what you need.

 

Water park in phuket

What About the Children?

 

Although being thrown 6 meters in the air while riding a gigantic water slide is a great reason to visit the amazing water park, you might consider the following reasons to visit the Slip N Fly on your Thailand vacation. First of all, you don’t have to worry about your children no matter big or small, there are smaller slides and shallow pools for the younger ones that can have a lot of fun in and make friends while learning how to swim. The older kids can enjoy the extra fun spiral slide that makes for an experience they can brag about to their school friends.

 

Water park in phuket

The Pool Parties and Swim Bar

But the fun doesn’t stop at the slides and pools, maybe you have a special moment in your life that you want to celebrate in the beautiful and magical city of Phuket, a birthday, anniversary or just a party to get smashed at. Look no further, the Slip N Fly has one of the best spaces for hosting your private pool parties. Imagine ordering whatever drink you might think of from white Russians to rainbow cocktails at the swim bar, yes you heard me right there, there is a swim bar that you can chill and sip away on your cocktails all night while benefiting from the relaxing properties of water.

After getting buzzed on the wide range of drinks you can order at the bar you can get to the dancing area with your choice of music and Djs. I mean what else do you want for a 750 baht entry fee? It has got all the options!

 

Water park in phuket

When Are You Coming Down?

 So I don’t think you can think of any reason not to visit the Slip N Fly while you are in Phuket. It’s cheap, I mean judging by the extravagant fees other places and beach resorts and water parks charge in Thailand, it’s a bargain, there are also promotions and other events that might land you an even cheaper price.

So don’t forget while you are going from your lunch at Phuket town back to Patong beach to relax some more, visit the Phuket Slip N Fly so next time your coworkers start to brag about their trips, you have the upper hand in the conversation and can tell them about that amazing pool party you had on your vacation. We’ll be waiting for your visit.

 

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The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world

Traveling Does Not Have to Be Expensive (The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world)

Traveling Does Not Have to Be Expensive

(The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world)

 

When it comes to traveling we always imagine, expensive airlines, hotels and so many other expensive stuff that we have to pay for with our hard earned money! But in reality traveling does not have to be that expensive to be an amazing experience.

Here we have collected some of the world’s cheapest travel destinations for you so you can travel without worrying about spending too much money and not getting what you wanted out of your journey.

The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world

What to Not Do When Traveling Cheap

Before we delve into all the cool, budget-friendly places you can go to, there are a few guidelines that you have to abide by, when traveling when you expect it to turn out cheap. One of the easiest ways to travel cheap might be checking out cheaper airlines and also cheap airline ticket deals on websites before booking your flight. You can take it to the next step by going on a road trip instead of flying to your destination.

Having a flexible traveling schedule is better, there are cheaper tickets for hotels when you are not visiting during a known event like Christmas in a European country. You can travel in a group because the cost of housing for a group is the same as one person in many establishments so you can get a better deal that way.

 

Cheapest Travel Destinations Around the Globe

 

So you know the guidelines and are starting to feel a little more comfortable when it comes to traveling cheap; however not all countries cost the same when you want to stay, expense wise. Here is a list of the top cheap countries to go to for a magical experience but not have to pay a fortune to do so:

 

The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world

Romania: A Cheap, Yet Beautiful Country 

(The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world)

You probably think of Transylvania and Count Dracula when it comes to Romania. But Romania is so much more than the Transylvania region although it is magical with its many medieval castles, churches and beautiful mountains.

It has an excellent cuisine, friendly people and awesome landscapes all around. When you are visiting the more rural areas in the country there is this medieval feel to it like going to another time through a time machine. And you can have all of these otherworldly experiences for as little as around 50 dollars a day.

The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world

Georgia; A Great Cheap Vacation Destination

(The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world)

Located between the greater and lesser Caucasus ranges; the country has one of the best geological locations for nature to thrive and show its beauty. The fascinating city of Vardzia is a breathtakingly great human construction in midst of the beautiful mountain scenery.

The city of Tbilisi has all of Georgia’s culture in one place to take in, it has a colorful landscape and hosts the country’s Museum of history so don’t forget to check that out while you are visiting.  All of this amazing cultural experiences can be acquired for as cheap as 20 up to 40 dollars a day for all your expenses.

The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world

 

Nepal

(The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world)

We imagine Xiao Lin monks and Buddhist temples when it comes to Nepal. The mountain region hosts of the greatest mountain regions in the world to explore, there are many options for mountain trekkers in terms of routes and cheap tea houses to sleep in at night.

The city of Kathmandu is enchanting and hosts one of the world’s most peace loving people on earth, that culture was isolated from the rest of the world not until that long ago. You can visit Nepal for as cheap as 30 dollars a day.


The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world


Thailand: The Land of Islands and Sunny Beaches

(The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world)

Thailand is one the jewels of east Asia, beautiful beaches, awesome culture and the green tropical forest spanning the many islands. The cuisine of the Thai is exceptional; the great night life outdoors is amazing, which offers much more than you’d expect. The beautiful beaches have many great cheap resorts that you can spend your time in and the tropical sunny and awesome experience can be as cheap as 40 dollars per day if you know where to spend your money in.

The Most Budget-Friendly Destinations in the world

Thailand Home of the Great Slip-Fly

 

It’s surely worth mentioning the great water parks when it comes to Thailand, I mean it is definitely one of the most fun experiences when it comes to travel to Thailand’s awesome city of Phuket.

 The Great Phuket Slip N Fly hosts one the biggest water slides that send you flying up to 6 meters in the air; a great premium experience and yet a really budget-friendly attraction in Thailand.

Next time you are on your inexpensive tour through east Asia don’t forget to visit the great water park after visiting the beaches of Phuket; because not only it has one of the most professional staff that are standing by to help; but also it has this great swimming bar that you can relax and let all the worries of the world go.

 


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Phuket Built for The Perfect Tourist Experience

Phuket Built for The Perfect Tourist Experience

Phuket Built for The Perfect Tourist Experience

Phuket Built for The Perfect Tourist Experience

So you must have already heard of Thailand being one the most amazing tourist attractions in the world and Bangkok as one of the go to places to visit, but let me tell you that if you really want to experience the pure beachy dream full of sunshine, blue ocean water and cocktails Phuket is where it’s at.

Phuket literally means mountain jewel so you can get an early taste of what to expect when it comes to visiting Phuket. Known for its vast beaches, the island has 36 different beaches to choose from and the most popular Patong beach where you can party for days to the more secluded freedom beach with its genuine indigenous feel of the green tropical jungle meeting the coastline forming a beautiful display that leaves any spectator in awe.

 

Phuket Built for The Perfect Tourist Experience

  • Why Should I visit Phuket?

Phuket is really vast; it is the largest island in the whole country being just under the size of Singapore that stretches over 576 square kilometers. So when you have had a fun day hanging out at the beautiful beach of your choice and visited the beautiful beach resorts spanning almost across every beach, you can head back into town to get the real Thai experience, if that is what you wish. The local restaurants serve the food the way it is prepared for the locals, colorful, diverse and full of delicious spices. But it doesn’t really end there, after experiencing the delicious cuisine of spicy Thai food, you can go visit the most amazing human creation on the Island the 45-meter-tall white Buddha in south of Phuket that stands tall on the top of Nakkerd Hills overlooking over Chalong. And if you are into the amazing Buddhist culture surrounding Thailand, there are other places you can visit. There are Buddhist temples all over Thailand but one of the greatest is the amazing Wat Chalong; one of the most important temples in all Thailand; being visited by more that thousands each year. It’s many pagodas host hundreds of mirrors that reflect the light creating an inspiring and spiritual sight.

 

  • Experience a True Nightlife in Phuket

So you’ve had your day out on the beaches, food and spiritual experience and think hmm is there anything more to do in Phuket? Well yes; but if you are looking for the great nightlife that you have heard people visiting Thailand speak of, you will have to wait for nightfall, then you can visit Patong’s Bangla road, it is the single biggest collection of nightclubs, bars, Shows and the night life that you would expect from the Thai visit experience. Banging music, amazing clubs, it is just built for someone who is looking to party. But wait there’s more. If you are looking for a wacky and mysterious experience there is the Phuket FantaSea Show, with elephants, Trapeze artists, lights, music and dancing where you are guaranteed to have a great time.

 

But all that aside; there are some activities that are more fun than others and while you are visiting Phuket with its many attractions don’t forget to give the Slip-Fly a visit, the great water park built for an amazing tourist experience.

If you brought the whole family with you there is the kids section with alert lifeguards who will guarantee the safety of your children while you are enjoying the Slip-Fly yourself. And after doing all the fun things the water park has to offer you can head down to the beautiful swim bar. Just imagine yourself, the sun is setting you are exhausted from all the fun you have had through your Phuket experience and just want to relax with a cocktail, guess what? You don’t even have to get out of your swimsuit just go down to the swim bar order a cocktail and enjoy one of the best vacations you have had because the staff is there to take care of all your needs so you will have a relaxed time and minimum amounts of anxiety while experiencing the premium experience the establishment has to offer.

Phuket Built for The Perfect Tourist Experience

Phuket Built for The Perfect Tourist Experience