I was recently asked by Hype Magazine, the international travel blog of UK-based Holiday Hypermarket, to share some insider knowledge on visiting Thailand.
Specifically, they asked me about visiting the popular region of Krabi on the southern coast.
I always love to talk about Thailand as it is where the travel bug first truly hit me. Back in 2012 I thought I would have just a brief holiday in Thailand to help me clear my mind after a corporate layoff, but I loved my time in Thailand so much that I ended up continuing to travel the world.
Here is a little excerpt from the interview:
Firstly, I know Thailand is where your travel career started. Why would you say holidaymakers should visit Thailand?
As I mentioned in my Thailand guide, it’s just such an easy destination to travel to! Many people go to Thailand only to stay in one resort and hang out on one beach, but the low travel cost and amazing tourist infrastructure make it so easy to have all kinds of adventures in Thailand. It’s not just about sun and sand, but you can have so many cultural, culinary and active experiences as well.
Phuket may be the biggest tourist destination in Thailand but I actually like Krabi a lot more. The coastline is more unique and filled with dramatic karst cliffs. You also have some great opportunities to see spectacular nature, such as in Khao Sok National Park, where you can hike through dense jungles and stay the night on a floating bamboo house in a lake.
You can read more about Thailand and Krabi here.