Here’s a list of everything I absolutely hate about Thailand. When you visit, you’ll have to endure these horrors too, so stay clear and give Thailand a miss.
1. The Beaches
Pure, powder white beaches with emerald green lagoons and lush palm trees swaying under electric blue skies. Atrocious!
2. The Cuisine
Mouthwatering, freshly cooked cuisine made from local ingredients to tantalize your taste buds and leave you hankering for more. Never again!
3. The People
Friendly, laid back people who go out of their way to help you and make sure your stay is as fun as possible? Steer clear!
4. The History & Culture
Ancient monuments and majestic temples and a rich spiritual tradition spanning all the way back to the time of the Buddha? Ghastly!
5. The Wildlife
Tigers, bears, manta rays the size of a kitchen table, lizards, snakes and birds of every colour under the sun? Big deal!
6. The Traditions
Respecting your elders, bowing and smiling when you meet someone, showing respect to monks and teachers? How dare they!
7. The Activities
The ability to go trekking with elephants and climbing mountains and motorbiking through the jungle and scuba diving and snorkeling and paragliding and just about everything you can imagine? Yawn!
Thailand is terrible. Stay well away from it. There’s nothing to see here. Move along, there’s plenty of other places you can go!
Did You Get It?
In case you haven’t clicked yet, this article is sarcastic. Thailand is literally one of the most stunning and fascinating countries I have ever had the pleasure to visit. In fact, it’s so good that I have visited 4 times over the past 7 or 8 years. Every time I leave I feel like I didn’t see enough and begin plotting my way back for more.
Thailand is also literally perfect for starting out on or living the nomad lifestyle. It’s inexpensive, it’s easy to get around and well-developed, the internet is lightening fast, and the visa process is as easy as A-B-C.
Thailand offers much, and whatever type of lifestyle you want to live can be facilitated here.
There are luxurious 5-star hotels with opulent brunches and skyscrapers that climb into the clouds in Bangkok.
There are idyllic islands where the fastest moving thing is a lizard moving up a tree and where the loudest noises are the hum of the old motor fishing boats far off the coast and the sound of fresh ice being poured into a blender for a banana shake.
There are traditional villages replete with bamboo huts and tribespeople still living in traditional style in the north. Many of them have unique traditions of art, music, tattoo making, cooking and performing not found anywhere else on earth.
And there are the Thai people, who are what make Thailand what it is. They LITERALLY never stop smiling, they believe in Karma and will often go out of their way to help you, and they love to dance, party and have fun.
That’s a lot of reasons not to go to Thailand. You’re much better off where you are, trust me. Look into South America, we hear it’s good there!