After five months of being back in Asia and habitually traveling around this majestic continent, there comes the point where you start getting tired of Asia and just need a break from it all. This is not to say that I am cutting loose any ties that I may have with the place. Quite the contrary, It will forever be one of my favorite continents to live in and tour for many years to come, with Thailand topping that list even though I might have my reservations and mixed feelings of love and hate for the country. I know the term hate might have come out strongly but it is what it is. Even with all its flaws, the positives outweigh the negatives any day. It is such a fantastic country that has so much to offer the outside world, from the Friendly People to the Great Cost of Living, The diverse Food cuisine That Cost Little To Nothing, Culture and such an excellent and relaxed way of life. Its just one of those countries in SouthEast Asia that’s so hard not to come back to, hungry for more. If you have never been here, I would highly recommend anyone who plans to travel or live abroad, to visit Thailand or any country around Asia. You just can’t go wrong with this continent.
Places to visit in Thailand
Bangkok must be your first destination assuming that you did fly to Bangkok as it is the central hub in Southeast Asia and also most international flights will arrive here. There are plenty of places to visit in this mammoth of a city and not knowing where to start is a common challenge for most foreigners. Having an itinerary can go a long way in ensuring that you have a smooth transition into this outlandish world and ensure that you don’t stay in one place for far too long if your visit is short and time constrained.
Therefore we would recommend that for culture, visit the Grand Palace. You will be awed by the intricate temples and the much respected Buddhas who are very popular here. You could also visit the area around Siam Station to do your shopping and find things that you’ve never imagined before and will find nowhere else.
Other much sought-after destinations around Bangkok are the famous and elegant beaches at Maya Bay and the Erawan Seven Layer Waterfall.
You can also create fond memories and experiences with friends and families from climbing rocks over the oceans and play fun games with the elephants. These are much-revered games here amongst both the locals and foreigners.
Taking a break from it all is like giving yourself a detox, which is what the body always needs from time to time to heal and regenerate. When will I be back in Asia again? Well, that I don’t know. When it comes to my travels and living abroad, I never really make any plans especially for the amount of time I plan to spend in a place or when I plan to go back to a place. What I usually do is first to look up for a few different destination, do a bit of research about the places that interest me the most. Then, I will lock up the site that has the most reasonable price ticket, buy a one-way ticket and just go, the rest, I will figure out when I get there; I have yet to commit to a long-term lease for every place that I’ve traveled to and lived.
Time is very significant considering that It’s something we can never honestly afford to buy, not now or in the future. Therefore bending time and making it flexible to my needs has its rewarding advantages in life. At times you do get tired of moving around so much and with such an eventuality, I would like to commit to a 3-6 month lease or longer somewhere around the world. Also, you end up paying more money on your accommodation since you are not on a long-term contract, though, at the same time it has its benefit. Like that old saying goes (only time will tell) the Nomadic lifestyle is just as unpredictable as you never really know what is gonna be your next move. A life that is just not normal, pretty impresive huh!
You damn right, I want more of this lifestyle, I probably wouldn’t trade it for anything. Where to next !! of course you would love to know. Well, I decided to head back to South America. Why South America? A continent that comes with such a high price tag, even though it is still about 50-60% cheaper than the US and can be a bit heavier on the wallet when compared to Asia. But South America has so much fragrance to offer and just like Asia; you just can’t let it go untouched and not spend more time in it. It is a whole different experience from the Asian world; South America brings a distinct flavor from the unique culture, taste of food and the great feeling of a beautiful woman lol. How can we forget about the pretty ladies for all my single guy’s out there? The great weather is terrific too, party beaches and lots more fun is in store for everyone and anyone. Besides all the fun stuff and fantastic weather, South America offers a lot of great history and incredible artwork. Also something of a bummer, I’m from the Caribbean’s I miss those Caribbean spice and the sweet flavor which is yet another excellent thing South America offers.
But the most important and soul-satisfying thing about being in South America is that it is closer to where my heart is, Family! I Grew up in South Florida and a flight back home to spend some time with family is much easier and faster. I’ll share more about South America and Asia on a future post soon. First stop, Latin America baby!! I need to brush back up on My Spanish.