When we talk about Thailand, someone have never heard this small country, where is it?, what can do there?
This man left from his home in France (Gaspard Walter) for visiting around the world but he always return to Thailand in many years ago.
Why he love Thailand, what is the best thing for him in Thailand?
Read his reasons here:
I’m writing this article from my flat in Bangkok.
I don’t know how many times I’ve come here, how many times I have crossed the border. I’ve stopped counting. All I know is that it has been 5 passports between this trip and the first one.
There’s no way for me to keep track of how many times I’ve landed in Bangkok. All I know is that I will keep coming every year. To take a break, to work, write, and enjoy the weather, the blue skies and the storms at night by the open window.
“Thailand”, is my typical answer to all the wannabe travelers who are looking for a first time destination, to start their journey or to take their first backpacking steps. Most of the time it’s not too hard to convince them to travel to “the land of smiles”, the country has a lot to offer and it’s usually at the top of their list anyway, but sometimes I end up facing some pre-made counter arguments that explain to me that Thailand is far from being the “hit” country that I describe.
Because it’s too much, because it’s finished, it’s “has been”, full of tourists, full of lady boys and old men who are running after them with their walkers. Because Thai people eat dogs and cats and pretty much anything that moves (it’s true, a friend of a friend of my second cousin told me so) and it’s dirty – as in, you touch a banana and you get aids, butt worms, and turn yellow- and it’s smelly and gross. And anyway, the country is not so nice, and it’s doesn’t look as good as on the pictures…
I’m not going to try to defend a country that clearly doesn’t need my help to attract thousands and thousands of new travelers every year; so instead of trying to debunk every misconception about this country, I’m going to tell you why visiting Thailand is definitely worth it!