The world is a wonderful place. Each area holds its beautiful landscapes, buildings, people, etc, but when you decide to go travelling, or indeed simply on holiday, you should always try to go somewhere that broadens the horizon. European and American culture differs, but intrinsically remains the same. So, head East for a different kind of holiday all together. The culture will be completely different, and you can immerse yourself in an alternate style of living. Thailand is a jewel of Asia, a place you can head to for a multitude of reasons, travelling, relaxation, volunteering or mountaineering, whatever your passion in life, Thailand can provide it in its own stunning way.
Take A Holiday At Phuket Or Koh Samui
For ultimate relaxation the resorts at Phuket and Koh Samui offer a myriad of activities set against stunning green mountains and the tropical blue waves of the Andaman Sea and Gulf Of Thailand. Sure, it may mean a longer flight than the typical jaunt you normally undertake. But immersing yourself in a different culture while still being able to spend hours in the sun relaxing is priceless. These resorts will keep you grounded in your western routes, with shopping, restaurants, and beach activities all available to keep you interested but you can also go scuba diving to witness the unique marine life or take an elephant trek into the mountains. The best of East and West meet in a mesh ready for you to take advantage of. You can find some of the better destinations of Thailand here.
Volunteering brings you the benefits of immersing yourself in far Eastern culture whilst also doing something to help a community that needs aid. You can volunteer as part of your trip to Thailand, or go purely to volunteer. Whatever you choose, the local population will be thankful and you’ll leave feeling like you made a difference. If you decide to volunteer in Thailand you can bring skills you already have to people who need it most. If you are a proficient English speaker then you can help the youngsters learn the language. You can help teach people IT skills if they need to learn them, giving them a selling point so they can potentially get a job. You can even help teach the children sports like football to help keep them active. Combining volunteering with your passion means you can enjoy what you teach all the while taking in the vivid culture Thailand offers.
Trek The Hills
For a true experience like none other come to Thailand for an adventure holiday. If relaxing on a sunbed isn’t for you, then a trip into the stunning hills will be. Trek and hike up some of the most stunning mountains in the world for excessive views of glorious sunsets and green covered mountains. You can go to the Maetang or Chiang Dao regions where there are many native hill villages where you can soak up the true Thai culture. You can trek through lush valleys and camp in the mountain heights. A true trip for the adventurer and holiday maker alike.