Summer has arrived and I can almost hear the sound of your luggage wheels rolling away to the vacation of your dream. Will I be the only one left behind in the city during summer? I hope not. Some of you have already booked the tickets because if not, it might actually cost you an arm and a leg. However, if you haven’t yet planned your vacation, may I suggest Thailand— my hometown, at this time of year?
Traveling to Thailand during this time has its perks. Low season in Thailand is May-October. First, it will be a lot cheaper since high season in Thailand already ended in April; therefore, you will pay a lot less for those fantastic hotels on the beach and airline tickets. Second, it’s a fruit season in Thailand right now, which I hope you try all of them—no matter what. How bad would the seasonal fruit be, even durian, am I right? Thais pay close attention to the fruit season because most of our fruit is not available year-round; this is when they want to eat rambutan, langsat, mangosteen—aka. my favorite fruit etc. You should do the same, too. Third, since it’s low season, you will definitely get a good deal anywhere you go, and you don’t even need to plan ahead for anything. Last, for some of you who can’t stand the heat, I am happy to report the weather is really nice during the raining season. Most likely, you will get great weather most of the time with only a couple of storms. You might get rain on occasionally, but I assure you nothing will get shut down. Yes, traffic in Bangkok is horrid no matter what season it is; admittedly, it’s worst during raining season, so I suggest you stay as little as possible in the city. There are 6 regions in Thailand, pick one to explore and go for it. If that’s not enough to persuade you to get a ticket to Thailand right now, I think food might.
Whenever I visit my hometown, I always love to go to the open-air market. Unfortunately, this type of market is not common in Bangkok anymore, but you can find it easily anywhere outside the city. I’m showing you here the type of food you can expect at any open-air market; either sweet or savoury, they are all drool-worthy. Be warned, food coma is expected when one visits this type of market. Now, I can almost feel your enthusiasm to press ‘pause’ on your work & go. Follow your ‘guts,’ you can thank me later.
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