When visiting a country for the first time it can be some-what daunting. My Adventure Store run tours all around the world with small groups to give you the best inside experience of the culture of a country. For a first time traveler or time poor doing a package tour is the simplest way to meet new friends and see the sights.
With a ten-day trip to Thailand its amazing how much ground you can cover as well as absorb the culture and of course try some local cuisine! Starting off in Bangkok the sites that surround the city will get you ready for your adventure – The Temple of the Emerald Buddha to the Grand Palace is a great place to start. Bangkok also offers a lot of wonderful street food including; soups, noodle dishes and fried goodies.
Getting out and about in Thailand is a real adventure, from trains, buses, long-boat, tuk tuks to songthaew (the local taxi). The country side is rich green, with rice fields, tea plantations and plenty of tropical fruit trees. Local villages dot hill sides and hug the local roads each with the opportunity to explore. The ten-day tour offers the chance to leave the big city and get out into the country side and even stay with local hill tribes in the north.
One thing you can not miss while in Thailand is visit the elephants. There are a couple of places that you can get up close and personal with these majestic creatures. On the ten-day tour of Thailand you will visit the Lampang Thai Elephant Conservation Centre which is where elephants have been rescued from the logging trade, tourism and miss-treated owners. On day Four you will get the opportunity to see the elephants getting bathed, this is a daily ritual for the elephants and its something that you will never forget. The eyes of an elephant suck you into their souls, just watching these majestic animals was my most memorable experience while in Thailand.
Eating around Thailand can sometimes be a bit of a mystery when you start to feel a little adventurous. These days a lot of street food vendors and restaurants do now offer English menus, making it easier to order. Though the odd place you will still need to just point and fingers crossed you will get something delicious. Nine times out of ten you will not be disappointed. The Thai people sure do now how to cook with delicate flavours, spices and plenty of greens in their foods you can’t go wrong. Most of the cooks buy their food fresh from the markets each day to then prepare in their kitchens. Serving up clean and fresh food.
CLOCKWISE: Pad Thai, Fish Cakes with Sweet Chilli Sauce, BBQ Pork Wonton Noodle Soup & Chicken Rice
Thailand has several dishes that we all know about yet still worth trying like: Tom yum goong, pad Thai, chicken rice, green paw paw salad, fried rice, green or red curry, noodle soup and massaman curry. For the more adventurous types look for; Larb (raw meat salad), tripe soup, fried crickets, Kaeng Pa (jungle curry), sai oua (pork sausage), weird street sweets are a must and of course anything deep fried. We ate mostly soup while we were in Thailand, the broth is outstanding in every part of the country yet the odd pad thai or fish cakes were a nice change.
CLOCKWISE: Noodle Soup with Pork Balls, Roast Duck & Pork and Rice
CLOCKWISE: Mushroom & Basil, Crispy Pork and Rice, Fried Egg w Beef and Beans on Rice (breakfast) & Pork Noodle soup
CLOCKWISE: Fresh Spring Rolls, Crispy Prawn on a stick & Sai Oua (Pork Sausage)
Feeling hungry? My Adventure Store offer a ten-day trip around the northern part of Thailand called the Little Tuk Tuk That Could. For first time travelers or the time-poor its well worth dipping your toes into a new adventure. If Thailand is not your cup of tea they also offer tours in; Africa, Mexico, South America, China, Morocco, Turkey, Croatia, Spain Italy and even Antarctica.
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