Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand was the first destination I decided to travel to solo. I island hopped, explored Bangkok and, as a young backpacker, ticked off a big bucket list partying until sunrise at the Full Moon Party. While that was back in 2011, it remains one of the most vibrant and beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Often referred to as the “land of smiles,” there is so much to offer travelers in this beautiful and bustling country.
Thailand is always welcoming, despite receiving hordes of tourists all year-round. Thailand’s majestic temples pull you in, and you can’t help but be drawn to the history of it all. Thailand’s pristine and turquoise waters are magical, warm and incredibly photogenic which add the perfect touch to a dream holiday.
The best time to visit Thailand is in the dry season. From November to April, temperatures are cooler and you can expect picture-perfect days for outdoor activities.
The only downside is that it’s also Thailand’s peak tourist season. Flights and accommodation prices increase and the beaches on Phuket and Krabi will be full of people.
If you want to avoid the crowds, plan your trip to Thailand between May and October. While you will have to contend with short-lived rainstorms, you’ll be rewarded with cheaper flights and lower hotel rates.
Check out more on the best time visit Thailand here!
What To Expect
Language: The official language in Thailand is Thai.
Currency: The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht . 1 USD is equivalent to about 31.32 THB.
Credit Cards and ATMs: In Thailand’s main cities like Bangkok and Phuket, you won’t have a problem finding ATMs and most businesses will accept credit cards as a form of payment. However, if you’re planning to go shopping at the local markets, you’ll need cash to pay for your purchases.
Plugs: The plugs in Thailand are type A, B C. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 60Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: I consider Thailand to be one of the safest destinations for solo female travelers. While you still need to be aware of your surroundings, petty theft and tourist scams are usually the biggest things you need to watch out for.
My Experience as a Curvy Traveler
I love SEA, especially Thailand and Vietnam. The one thing I struggled with in both countries was finding clothing stores that carried my size. Shopkeepers in Thailand would run up to me yelling “we don’t have clothes for you here, too big.” In Vietnam, I had more success because you can get a lot of clothing made in Hoi An. The tailors tend to giggle and laugh about the “amount of fabric needed.”
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