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  • Writer's pictureElla Rose

Living like a local!

Living in our tropical paradise is nothing but bliss, (if you know what you’re doing!) the balmy weather, our lush beaches, beautiful resorts and of course the kindest locals on earth… As you know Thai people believe in buddhism, meaning we believe in karma, being truthful and kind to others, so when visiting the land of smiles don’t forget to smile back!

Buddhism is deeply ingrained in Thai culture. When visiting temples, remove your shoes before entering, dress modestly (cover from your shoulders down to your knees!), and be mindful of your actions… Also, make sure you show respect during religious ceremonies and festivals…

Thailand is home to some of the most outstanding beaches, so when visiting them please make sure you take your rubbish home with you, or to the bins provided on the beaches! We pride ourselves on our beguiling locations, so please help us keep it that way!

Instead of relying on taxis or private cars, use public transportation like tuk-tuks, buses, and songthaews (shared taxis) to get around. This is not only the most cost-effective way, but also a common way locals travel around…

Always be polite to those around you! Thai people are known for their hospitality and friendliness. Be polite, smile often, and show gratitude. A simple "Sawasdee" (hello) or "Khap Khun Khap/Kha" (thank you) can go a long way…

Respect for the royalty is one of the most important things you will ever need to know about Thailand! Thai people hold their monarchy in high regard. Avoid any discussions or actions that might be interpreted as disrespectful towards the royal family.

While many Thais in popular tourist areas may speak some English, learning basic Thai phrases will help you connect with locals on a deeper level. It shows respect for their culture and makes daily interactions smoother…

Thai cuisine is diverse, delicious, and an essential part of local life… Try street food, explore local markets, and dine at small family-run restaurants (known as "hole-in-the-wall" eateries) to savour authentic dishes! Don’t be afraid to dive into the real Thai food! Your life will never be the same after you have had a real Thai meal!

Becoming a part of our local lifestyle is easy, all it takes is willingness to experience and be prepared to be immersed in authentic food, kind faces and a magical location… Thailand truly is one of the most heartwarming places and I can guarantee that you will not regret a single moment you spend here…


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