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  1. Anita
    December 27, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

    I love this article interesting facts about Thailand and that you mention not riding on the elephants. This is so importnat to make people aware about the truth and be more responsible as a travelers.
    While in Thailand I loved the food markets, I was getting to one whenever seen, and always found something new!

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:44 am

      Thank you, Anita! Absolutely, Thailand always has something new in store with every next visit.

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  2. Sinjana Ghosh
    December 29, 2018 @ 6:36 pm

    Wow! Absolutely amazing and informative post about Thailand. The photo of keeping their shoes in the queue is hilarious! The scam by tuk-tuk and taxi drivers is a valuable information for tourists. Ladyboys look so glam!

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:48 am

      Thank you, Sinjana and I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  3. Debjani lahiri
    December 29, 2018 @ 7:33 pm

    Wow, what an absolute insight about the Land of Smiles. Oh love the bit when you talked about DCC, I absolutely had no clue as I always prefer taking cash along. But this will help me do otherwise in case I run short of cash while partying hahaha.

    And that bit about not going for cheaper deals is so true as you tend to get deteriorated service and might end up getting cheated as well.

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:48 am

      Thank you, Debjani and I’m really glad you could get some useful insights from this post 🙂

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  4. aareeba
    January 2, 2019 @ 7:31 pm

    Ok, Now i have to actually think and do a lot of homework before i travel to Thailand.I really don’t like to visit crowded places.I am a person who always choose a calm dessert over a crowded beach no matter how famous it is. I really found the queue thing very hilarious. And the fast moving people, yes, i have faced the same situation in New York City where everything is super fast and staying there for a week made me do things faster lol

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am

      Well, the point of this article is to decrease the amount of homework one should do before visiting and I’m glad to hear it helped 🙂

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  5. Tales of Travelling Sisters
    January 4, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

    We totally agree with you on almost all the points you have noted down here. Thailand, especially Bangkok being a major tourist hub is where most of the tourist gets robbed by the taxis/ Tuk Tuks, local shops and the list goes on..

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 12:03 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked this post.

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  6. Yukti
    January 6, 2019 @ 10:12 am

    Wow, Great things to know before planning for a visit to Thailand. I too agree on skipping those over touristic places of Thailand and explore the Issan region which really showcases the hidden beauty of Thailand. The incident of ladyboys or going for massage parlous mistakenly must be hilarious in Thailand. Instead of standing in a queue and putting footwear in proxy for ourselves is really a wise idea of Thailand.

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:38 am

      Thank you, Yukti – I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this post.

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  7. Parnashree Devi
    January 6, 2019 @ 7:51 pm

    This is such an impressive post. I have been to Thailand twice so far and completely agree with you on each point, especially the Tuk Tuk driver fact. My last visit to Thailand was in April and I can see a sea change in terms of tourists during that time. Its always a better to travel in off seasons and offbeat places to explore in your own pace. Just wondering about your comment on the slowest part in India. I believe that India is not the country where you life moves slowly.

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:41 am

      Thank you, Parnashree. As for the comment about India, I was mostly referring to the concept of Indian time and not being able to do things on time (ex. it took 3 weeks to legally verify my stay in India, it took a week to open a bank account, buses/trains are often late etc.)

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  8. Emilio Marcos Sierra
    January 6, 2019 @ 10:06 pm

    My girlfriend is Thai so I spend a lot of time in Thailand. Since August 2017, I have spent about 8/9 months of my life there so have come very accustomed to the traditions and culture. Honestly, your article is spot on and fantastic! About the elephant riding, I could not agree more! I have met so many people who try and show me their picture and say “I don’t know how they’re so calm to let you ride them.” This ignorance really annoys me. I am a huge believer in banning elephant riding and volunteered at sanctuaries in Chiang Mai! Loved loved your article

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:42 am

      Thank you, Emilio- I really appreciate it and I’m glad to hear you liked this post.

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  9. Archana Singh
    January 7, 2019 @ 5:47 am

    These are such good and practical tips for someone visiting Thailand for the first time. Thai food is one of my favourites and i would never miss that mouth-watering, dirt-cheap food for an all-exclusive package in Thailand. I love going by the flow and exploring offbeat nuggets. So, this is exactly what i do.

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:42 am

      Thank you, Archana- I’m glad you think that 🙂

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  10. Carla Sosa
    March 21, 2019 @ 7:39 pm

    I would add the fact that Thailand is not credit card friendly, I had no idea about this, every time you want to pay with your credit card they have to add 3 to 4% and not many places take them =(.
    Great article by the way! hugs from Canada =)

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    • dankiteski
      March 30, 2019 @ 2:09 pm

      You’re right, Carla! I don’t know if banks offer this in Canada but some US and EU banks issue credit cards that one can use abroad without paying commission in exchange for a yearly fee. Thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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