Why the heavy focus on Thailand? What’s so special that I almost exclusively talk about Thailand?
I could be talking about other SEA countries, Latin America, and so on. Am I delusional? Haven’t I explored enough other countries to see what is out there?
My Thailand focus is easily explained:
Thailand offers the best all-around package!
When considering all relevant aspects of a short visit/long stay … Thailand always comes out on top, beating all other countries.
No other county comes even close to what Thailand has to offer.
Let’s get more specific … What are those things?
Thailand is VERY safe for tourists. Safety means you are able to relax and enjoy. Obviously, everyone has their own safety threshold and definition of what it takes to feel safe and relaxed. But safety is a major reason I don’t consider other countries such as South/Central America. I don’t want to be dealing with the background noise, I want to be able to focus on what I am here for: enjoyment!
2.) GOOD PRICE-VALUE
High-end hotels for less than $50 per night. In most Western countries, you’d pay that amount for a low-end hotel; most likely for a small room. I would even go as far as saying for most watching this video, what Thailand offers for far less than $50 per night – probably in the range of $25-40/per night – is perfect for their needs. Then you factor in the devastated tourism industry and you get an even better price-value nowadays.
3.) ALMOST UNLIMITED ACCOMONDATION OPTIONS
Hotels, AirBNB, short stay/long contracts … This is where a lot of the alternative countries fail miserably. Either they don’t have as many options, or you can’t rent short term, have a ridiculous 6 months deposit for a 1 month rental, etc., etc.
4.) BEST PLACE FOR ONLINE DATING
Bangkok especially. Probably best worldwide. Not only in regards to the options/women that are on online dating platforms, but that combined with the safety of Thailand, nightlife options, cheap transportations. These are all factors that make it EASIER to meet someone online.
5.) BEST NIGHTLIFE COUNTRY
(Assuming no Covid, of course.) I think this point needs little explanation. Prior to Covid, Thailand was the number one spot for nightlife. There is no other place on earth that came even close to what Walking Street in Pattaya, or Bangla Road in Phuket had to offer at their peak.
6.) NO VISA REQUIRED
30 days upon arrival, 30 days extension. In total, you can stay 60 days without much planning ahead. If you get a tourist visa, that time can be extended to 90 days.
7.) WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE
Public transport, taxis, Internet, medical … You can take the BTS across the entire city for less than $3. You can take a taxi ride in the middle of the night for a few Dollars. This makes it easy to do stuff, to meet up with someone and is part of the reason why nightlife & dating is so great here. Internet speed is top-notch. If you want to get a medical procedure done, Thailand is a major medical tourism hotspot.
8.) FEMININE, SLIM WOMEN 🙂
This is reason enough for most. Again, this point doesn’t need much explanation. It’s the main reason most guys visit. I’m sure you’ve done “research” about this beforehand. Somebody once said that Covid restrictions, or increasing costs will kill the nightlife industry and prevent guys from visiting Thailand. I disagree. The idea that somewhat is willing to jump through hoops to visit a temple, or try amazing Thai food seems a bit unrealistic. What does seem realistic is guys doing all the paperwork because they are driven to meet women.
9.) LIVE AND LET LIVE ATTITUDE
Think 80 year old with a 20 year old – nobody would care. How often have I see a older guy at a club full of young people? Many, many times … and nobody cared. It’s normal. In any Western country, you’d be thinking, what is this 60 year old guy doing in a club with 20 year-olds. In Thailand, it’s perfectly normal. It doesn’t look weird. In fact, there’s a chance he’ll even do better than the young guy. And the girl doesn’t feel weird, or judged going with a signficantly older guy.
10.) ANY LIFESTYLE YOU WANT
One country, many options. Bangkok for city life and online dating. If you want craziness, you take an inexpensive $30 2 hour taxi ride down to Pattaya for a weekend. Want something more relaxing? There’s the Phuket island lifestyle you can enjoy. If you want to get away from it all, Chiang Mai in the north is for you. All within one country. No visa hassle. Very inexpensive flights to move around quickly and easily.