Yes, I have been about 3 or 4 times.
I no longer would want to go there -once we went to a club Med type place (where I got a very rare strain of hook worm), been to Bankgok a few times, though do not particularly like such busy places.
Yes, Sept, 2002, with my husband & youngest daughter. They’d been before, but I hadn’t. My daughter & stayed for 10 days, but my husband got sick of being there after 5 days, & went home. he got off the flight, & walked straight into work after collecting his luggage!
Donjo, Did you go to the orchid gardens inside the Botanic Gardens in Singapore?The orchid garden part is only $1 for seniors! (Younger people pay $5 to go in.) We were there at the end of July 2017. We were there for around about 2hrs, looking & photographing the beautiful orchids. When we sat down for a 5 min rest, we saw a tiny monkey running around on a small tree. We've now seen monkeys in 5 countries! Did you go to Jim Thompson house, garden & little shop filled with all things silk, while you were in Bangkok?
No,I have not been there.I have seen many stunning photos taken by friends who have been to Thailand,but when they described many of the issues which are faced there on a daily basis,it took the shine from any temptation I had to go .
Finy, you seem to love asking questions where the answer lands somewhere on my bucketlist! I have never been to Thailand, but I certainly want to go one day. I love learning about other cultures, and I absolutely love Thai cuisine.
No, previously this was because the opportunity did not present itself. Now I am less motivated to go and I can't actually give a definitive reason as to why my mindset has changed. Will need to get back to you on that one.
I go to Thailand usually once a year. The North of Thailand is really interesting. Bangkok is fantastic. The shopping, both markets & the more upmarket shopping centres have such a great variety of goods - better than anywhere in Australia. And as for the food - it is fantastic. Such a wonderful range of restaurants & cuisines. Even the food halls in shopping centres have to be seen to be believed. And anywhere you can get an hour foot massage for about $12 has got to be good.
Same has happened to me, whilst transiting the Airports of:
Karachi, Calcutta, Bombay, New Delhi, Teheran, Athens, Bangkok, Bahrain, Manila, & Seoul.
AND that was in the '70's!
Can't even imagine what they'd be like THESE days!
At least now only have one port, Abu Dhabi, to transit now, enroute London!
I have never been to Thailand but Phuket, Bangkok and Chang Mai are some of the places I intend to visit hopefully towards the end of spring. When it comes to pristine beaches, unique delicacies and historical spots, Thailand is one of the top countries travellers must add to their bucket list.
I don't know why people think Thailand enforces capital punishment. Its crime rate is relatively low compared to the crime rates of developed countries. People need to get their facts straight before judging this country. It's different what you see and read through the media and when you really step foot on the country's soil.