Here are 12 reasons why you should never visit this awful country! The first time I visited Thailand was 4 years ago and after all these terrible activities I’m still unsure why I moved back to Thailand 3 years ago. Please avoid visiting Thailand because you may just get addicted…
- You will mostly likely get sunburnt while snorkelling the clear waters off of paradise islands
For more on Thailand’s best islands check out this post
2. You will be peer pressured drunkenly into eating scorpions on Khao San road (cue blurry photo)
For less gross things to do in Bangkok, check out these lists
3. You’ll spend 7 days worth of Thai street food dinners on one cocktail at a swanky Bangkok skybar
4. You will most likely vomit after drinking too many fuck-it buckets. If you don’t then I am extremely impressed with you. But your liver is doomed.
5. You’ll get a hangover from drinking cheap Chang every evening and decide maybe a Leo beer is worth the extra 10 baht. We nickname it a ‘changover’.
6. You’ll get so used to cockroaches in Thailand you won’t feel bothered by them any more… (just me?!). The big ones that run at your feet and the small ones hanging out by your toothbrush in the (slightly) dirty hostel, you are officially a real backpacker now.
7. In rainy season you’ll stroll through puddles the height of your knees trying not to think about what might be floating around in there
8.You’ll get stuck in Bangkok traffic and wonder how 8 million people can live like that!
9. You’ll risk rabies for a cuddle with a stray puppy.
10. You will think you can ride a motorbike and then get a rude awakening along with a trip to the doctors clinic…and a bill!
Read this for the best ways to travel around Thailand
11. You will get seasick on a boat and possibly think you are about to die, probably on the way to Maya Bay ” The Beach” beach where there never seem to be enough life jackets for everyone… #youcanswimthoughright
12. You will fall in love with this country and move back here one day!
Travelling Thailand Essentials
For when you do decide to travel Thailand, consider these items to help deal with the above issues:
I’m a recent convert to the humble backpack as you can always fit in a bottle of water comfortably (that just never happens with my handbags!) I love this turquoise Everest Backpack from Amazon
2. Alternatively, if you might be here in rainy season (May-October) then I recommend a dry bag as you will definitely get caught in a thunderstorm at some point! I love these dry bags Dry Bag (5L) from Amazon
3. Mosquito spray is definitely one thing I recommend buying at home before you arrive in Thailand as I have never been able to buy stronger than 15% DEET here. Try this Repel 40% DEET Pump SprayRepel Insect Repellent 40-Percent DEET from Amazon