If you’re embarking on a Southeast Asia adventure anytime soon these are the three items you don’t want to forget....
Thailand is the epicenter of South-East Asia, the original backpacker destination & the beginning and end of every Asian Adventure, ever.
With its lush jungles, famed beaches, world-class diving, amazing food, and cheap prices, Thailand attracts explorers from all over the planet.
Most travelers begin their Adventure in bustling Bangkok, a smack in the face for any first timer in Asia. Bangkok is east meets west and serves as theperfect balance between culture shock and creature comforts venturing off into the unknown.
From here you can explore the northern hills up to Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai, also affectionately known as ‘the rose of the north’. These old cities are a study in vibrant contrasts and are every bit the tourist city as they are the sleepy country town. Here ancient temples converge with trendy bars, hotels and restaurants for a very real east meets west vibe.
The south of Thailand is a smorgasbord of white-sand beaches, tropical islands, dense jungles, ancient ruins and Buddhist temples. Adventure enthusiasts can dive with whale sharks off Ko Tao, scale the sea cliffs in Krabi, party to a full moon in Koh Phangan & soak up the rays on Koh Samui. This south is where things really kick off and travelers find themselves.
Thailand has something for everyone and is the perfect place to begin any great gap year Adventure.