5 Things Not to Do in Thailand

5 THINGS NOT TO DO IN THAILAND

If you ever plan to travel to Thailand, you need to learn about their culture. They are a people group full of knowledge and beauty, but, if you do or say something wrong, you could instantly offend them for life. Here is a list of five things NOT to do in Thailand:

1. Don’t be “touchy-feely”. In the culture of Thailand it is looked down upon to show physical affection. Even a handshake is often times not appropriate with Thai people. Instead, to say hello they “wai”, a type of Thai bow, and say, “sawadeecaap” if you are a man or say, “sawadeecaa” if you are a woman.

This is very important to remember, but even more so, one of the most crucial things to remember regarding personal affection in the culture of Thailand is to NEVER touch anyone’s head. This is one of the most disrespectful things and individual could do. The Thai people view their heads as extremely sacred parts of themselves. If you were to touch their head, they would be very upset and you would have just disrespected them in an extreme way.

2. Never say something bad about the food, home, or possessions of an individual. The Thai people definitely love their food! They are incredibly proud of the diversity of their dishes and the work they put into creating their meals. The same goes for their homes and possessions. They take extreme pride in their things and take very good care of everything they have. If you were to say something bad about their food or homes, similar to many other cultures, they would be very offended.

3. Never speak evil of Thai leaders. In Thailand, the king and royal family are respected and revered greatly. The people love their king and rightfully so. …

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How to Select the Right Hotel

When looking into hotels near your vacation spots there are things to remember. Perhaps you are wondering what you need to do to find the perfect hotel. Well this is the perfect place to find tips and suggestions to find the right hotel. With three and a half years of hotel experience under my belt, this is the perfect place to find what you need to pick your hotel.

Okay so the first thing you need to do is find hotels in the area which you are going to be staying. You can do this by either searching the phone book, if you have one from that area, or do an online search. If you have a particular hotel chain that you are used to staying with, then maybe you will want to check with them first. Once you have found a few hotels that are worth checking into, you can begin to narrow down the results.

If you find a major hotel chain then you can phone their reservation number. When you call those numbers the agent on the line will do whatever they can to talk you into booking a room right away with them. You will want to try to find a hotel that has pictures and reviews available online, the agent on the phone will be able to direct you to their website. However, keep in mind that when you do find pictures online, you do not know how old they are and when they were taken.

When staying in a hotel that is in a downtown area of a big city or near an airport, one thing you should be sure to ask is if there is a parking fee. A lot of hotels in those areas have limited parking so they charge …

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