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Traveling to Thailand

Traveling to Thailand

Nicknamed the country of smiles, Thailand is a southern Asian country known for its tropical beaches, beautiful jungles, delicious food, and friendly people.  Moreover, when traveling to Thailand you will also have the chance to visit the elaborate temples, royal palaces, ancient ruins among others.

The best part is that that no matter your budget, Thailand will definitely give you a lifetime experience for your visit. It truly does sound amazing; right?  Yes it is.

Therefore, if you are planning ontraveling to Thailand for an amazing experience, kindly check out the below key factors that will enlighten you on the amazing Country.

Traditional wooden boat in a picture perfect tropical bay on Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand, Asia.

1.      Thailand offers 30 Days Visa on Arrival

Thailand offers a maximum of 30 days visa on arrival by air or land to all visitors. However, if you wish to stay a little longer, the visa is extendable. You only need to apply a tourist visa at any tourist embassy around the world.  Moreover, Thailand also offers 30 days stamps for up to 6 times per year for its visitors.

2.      Consider the Best Time to Visit

Thailand is a beautiful country all year round but like any other country it has it rainy season. Choosing the best time to visit will be essential to having a great time worth your every dime. It is usually recommendable to visit the country from December to April. The weather is usually cool for light dressing but always carry a jacket or two for any weather change.

The second best time to consider traveling to Thailand is at the festival season. Every November of the year, the Lantern festival in Chiang Mai is celebrated. Dozens of lit up candle lanterns are released upon the sky which is meant to send away bad luck and bring new beginnings.

3.      Learn the Basic Thailand Customs

Every country has its own customs and Thailand is no exception. From the first greetings you receive when you arrive in the country to their way of living. It is important to learn the basic customs of the country.

To encourage nationalism, Thailand has introduced a two times broadcast of the national anthem. The locals and tourists alike are required to stop and stand when whenever it’s playing. Moreover, touching of someone’s head is also considered offensive or speaking ill of their departed king or any royal family member.

In visiting the sacred temples, you will be required to take off your shoes as a sign of respect. Covering your elbows and knees is also an essential requirement.

 In addition, even if ladies are allowed to speak to monks, it is prohibited to touch them or pass anything directly to them.

4.      Be Ready to Experience the Best Thai Dishes

Most Visitors are known of traveling to Thailand for the remarkable Thai dishes. There are different places to eat. Apart from the many restaurants offering simple to formal meals, the open- air market and food stalls are also recommended.  However it is important to keen on the spicy food served in most places.

Conclusion

Traveling to Thailandis one of the most unforgettable experiences you can ever have. From learning a lot form their customs and way of living, to visiting their sacred temples. Thailand falls under the best southern Asian country to visit. 

Exotic places to visit in Russia

Russia has come a long way to now sit among the world’s top pacesetters. Only not long ago it was as a land firmly locked behind the Iron Curtain, without freedom of movement. Russia was once the most remarkable member of the now defunct USSR. Unlike other members, the disintegration only made it stronger and is now one of the most powerful nations on Earth and whose motives have always kept any US president alert and on the lookout.

Russia spreads over two continents and is the largest country in the world. There are over 160 ethnicities in Russia, each having its mark in the country’s culture. The country is also endowed with natural beauty, ranging from large swathes of desert-like plains, crossed by thousands of lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains along the southern borders. Tourists are also attracted by the ancient towns, which have been well-preserved to offer architectural marvels. The museums also offer magnificent art as do the churches.

With so much to see, you have to make well before you take a trip to Russia so that you do not miss out on the important attractions an average traveler has never skipped. These are some of the most significant tourist sites a traveler worth his salt never overlook while in Russia:

Yekaterinburg City

This industrial city located in the Ural Mountains has many things going on for it. Historians remember it as the place where Tsar Nicholas and his family were cruelly executed in 1918 during the Russian Revolution.  The city has grown to become a scene of vibrant culture, financial hub, the industrial powerhouse and is home to several theaters, libraries, and prominent playwrights. There are various dancing companies around, so there is no form of entertainment lacking.

Yekaterinburg War Memorial is here. I have a friend who works at best flo sewer and drain. And told me the museum, compared to others in Russia, is unique in that it has more thought and grief blended with the usual victory-only monuments throughout Russia. There is a beautiful monument dedicated to war soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty. There is a list showing the names of these fallen heroes. The museum is quite large and clean.

Dendropark

This is the place to find quiet after a long day of shopping, visiting galleries, museum and fighting your way through thick crowds of people. Dendropark is green, right in the middle of the city. It is a sweet slice of nature where you are surrounded by trees, grass and covered by the clouds. Birds are singing around, small animals running around. You can do yoga too.

Saint Petersburg

Also known as Leningrad, this is Russia’s second largest city. It started in 1703. It used to be the imperial capital of Russia. It is now the cultural capital of Russia and rightly boasts of the most beautiful art collections in the world! Majestic palaces, lofty mansions, and beautiful cathedrals also add to the city’s beauty.

One of the sites you can visit while in Saint Petersburg is Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, which was expressly built to memorize the assassination of Alexander II in 1881. It is perhaps the most recognized building in Russia. It has elaborate interior decorations and houses more mosaics than any other church anywhere else in the world.

Parting Shots

As you plan to visit Russia, remember its weather. If Adolf Hitler had recognized Russia’s unfavorable weather before planning its invasion, perhaps World War II could have ended in his favor. Russia is one of the coldest countries in the world. While the cold climate favors some exciting tourism activities, it can ruin your plans if you do not arrive at the right time or forget to carry appropriate attires.

Tipping and capitalism are some of the evils Russia has taken from the west since the fall of the USSR. Tipping has become a strong culture that if you pay for a meal more than the exact price, the change is kept as a tip. If you don’t ask for change, it is assumed you gave a tip, no matter how much.

Russia is the language in Russia. It is spoken everywhere. Large people in the cities speak English on top of Russia. The currency is ruble (RUB). You should bring with you plenty of it, for foreign currency or bank cards are refused many a time.