5 Reasons to Not Visit Thailand

May be Thailand is not for all. May be the exotic beaches and the mind numbing nightlife is not appealing to some folks out there. So, many people might not be able to enjoy their stay in Thailand. It might happen that they might repent going to this happening country. 
So, before you embark on the journey to the Thai nation, go through the 5 points mentioned below and check if you relate to any. 
1) When random girls touch you, it makes you nervous: 
It might happen to some. As soon as a girl touches them, they feel its adultery. Well, if you respond to that touch, it might lead to it. But, under most circumstances, you can let your self free from that soft grip and ask her to leave you alone. Remember to be polite here . Many times, along with girls, girl-like lady-boys will also try to grab you. Again, be polite and express your apologies for not joining them. However, if you cannot control your nervousness under such circumstances, you better skip your Thailand trip. Otherwise, you will get nervous, panic and get in trouble.
2) Your head spins while shopping: 
Do you still shiver while thinking about last weekend when your girlfriend was exploring the latest Gucci collection and you fainted? If Yes is the answer, No is my suggestion for Thailand. If you hate when your better half shops, consider discontinuing your trip to Thailand. Because, she will shop and you will drop. The shopping malls are like 5 football fields stacked on top of each-other, stuffed with all possible fashion stuff. Both will lose weight, you and your wallet. Those paining shins will abuse you and not let you sleep whole night, while your girlfriend/wife will sleep with a smile on her face. 
3) You love local beaches: 
So, you have been spending your New-Years at your local beach every year. You are in love with these beaches even if every time you get stuck in traffic there and are disgusted with the filth. Trust me, you will stop loving your local beaches when you hit the stunning islands of Phuket. The islands spread over the sprawling oceanic plane will keep you wondering how many islands are actually there covering up the horizon. So, if you don’t want to break-up with your local beaches, cancel your Thailand trip.
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4) You are stuck in a routine job: 
Executing a trip to Thailand is manageable. But, what happens after you return back is difficult to face. While exploring Thailand beaches & Islands, you will be amazed by what holds beyond Bay of Bengal. You will realize that you should explore more islands which are nestled amidst the ocean. You will start planning about New Zealand, Australia and European beaches/islands. You will check the flight tickets to these places. Then you will check when can you take leaves to fulfill your quest of exotic islands. This is when you will realize that you are stuck in a job which does not allow to become a wander-lust. This is when you will feel like quitting and telling your family about it. But, alas, you are a part of this vicious social phenomenon which has entangled you and left you only weekend windows to spin a trip to nearby hill station. So, shelve your Thailand trip if you are stuck in a routine job and not ready to compromise with limited number of leaves your boss will sanction.
5) If you can’t handle hangover: 
Imagine this. After slogging your butt in office for 1 year in a row, you are finally in Thailand. You have meticulously planned this trip and invested a lot of efforts to match your friends’ schedule. Now that you guys are unchained tigers in wilderness, you will obviously get drunk in those exotic pubs featuring Asian strippers. This is perfect fun. But, if you get up the next morning and feel like lying in your comfortable hotel beds, get up and face your challenges. If you cannot handle the hangover, you will miss all the astounding beauty the island trips have to offer. So, if you want to get drunk and miss the island trips, you better cancel your Thailand trip. You might as well get drunk in your neighboring bar which will provide similar ambiance after you are 5-6 pegs down. 

At-least, you will be spending in the weaker currency, Indian Rupees. You convert euro to inr or Baht, it will remain almost the same!

Did you connect with any of the above 5 points? If you see yourself connecting with any points, you better cancel your plan before getting foreign exchange!

This post is not to dissuade anybody. Just issued in the interest of public. You can still visit Thailand even if you agree with all the 5 points. But, please let me know how did your trip go. :Evil smile:




Umang Trivedi


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  • Hunky

    November 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm Reply

    Thanks for the heads up.. Even if I go, I would plan as per your negative review !!! 😛

    • Umang Trivedi

      November 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm Reply

      Haha. Please go! I know you would be glad 😀

  • Shivya Nath

    March 3, 2015 at 8:17 am Reply

    Haha, love this post! Thailand is like an addiction. It’s too bad I didn’t read your warnings before my own trips 😉

    • Umang Trivedi

      March 3, 2015 at 9:54 am Reply

      I am glad you liked it!! Btw, I have been following your travels. Keep it up!!

  • Bubba

    April 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Didn’t know the forum rules allowed such brilliant posts.

  • suraj

    January 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm Reply

    thanks for sharing this information its great article .!! thailand it’s really amazing destionation….

  • Geetawati

    January 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm Reply

    I find your posts really interesting and helpful. I am planning a trip with my friends(girls) to Singapore Malaysia and Thailand either from Chennai or Kolkata and I hv a very limited budget. Flights tickets can be done. I checked online many travel websites. The package rates are very high. I love travelling and i want to see many places so I hv to cut on budget. I am not luxurious kind of person. All I want is a neat and a safe hotel with restaurant facility (Either in the city or near a beach or some other tourist attractions where we can roam around in the free time.) and sightseeing. The duration can be around 10-12days for all three countries. Pls suggest me a nice itinerary which may include nice traditional touch and city life. We are not night club ppl. Street shopping suggestions and restaurants are most preferred and if u know some budget hotels please name them.

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