Thursday, according to the right-hand corner of my laptop but I wouldn’t have a clue otherwise. I find myself tired and bored of the endless #covid conversations and news, so as I #stayhome , I took a little trip 🔙 down memory lane thanks to my camera roll and unposted travel footage.
🎉 #tbt to two months of 2020 in Thailand — the first Asian country I visited on my solo backpacking trip!
🇹🇭 One of the reasons I picked it (apart from the convenient airfare) was because I read multiple recommendations from experienced travelers that it’s an easy destination for first-time backpackers.
✅ It’s safe, has good infrastructure, fast internet, many locals speak English, there are so many hostels to choose from, it’s popular with younger travelers for a reason — the list goes on. Overall, there’s enough western influence that if you start feeling homesick you can find comforts like food and many international communities. I even came across multiple alternative Bulgarian travelers (nomads and backpackers) which is solid proof!
💬 I loved my time there but if I could do one thing differently, it would be to spend more time in nature and explore more of their national parks. Pro tip for anyone thinking of visiting Thailand whenever we can travel again, go #offthebeatenpath ! All the reasons above make Thailand a perfect destination to diverge from the mainstream travel packages, which are also exciting but if you want a more adventurous experience.. Go to the north during rainy reason, take as many trains as possible, experience the luscious jungles, spend less time in Chiang Mai and Bangkok! Renting tents and bungalows in national parks is quite common among locals and easy to do for everyone.