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Amazing Thailand – The Land of Smiles

Did you know that Thailand is the top long-haul destination for European tourists?  And for good reason.
  • Thailand is affordable.  It’s a bit of a trip to get here from Europe but once you arrive, whether you decide to be budget minded or splurge a little, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what your Euro will buy.
  • Weather.  Whether you visit in December or May, expect warm weather and mostly clear days. There are seasons in Thailand of course; they’re just a little different from the ones we’re used to – cool, hot and rainy.
  • Beaches.  Thailand has some of the best beaches in the world. Warm, clear water, stunning vistas and marine life to gawk at as you swim, snorkel or scuba. Plus, there are so many different types of beaches in Thailand that everyone can find the perfect place.
  • Food.  Few will argue that Thai food is delicious! But if you’ve only been exposed to it at Thai restaurants back home, you’re in for a surprise. Here in Thailand the food is better, there is more variety, and it’s very inexpensive. You’ll easily find favorites such as pad thai and curry, but you’ll also find an amazing selection of salads, noodles and snacks. p.s., Thailand has the most delicious fried chicken in the world.

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  • Shopping.  If you like markets, bargains or cool and quirky stuff, you’ll find shopping in Thailand very rewarding. Big city markets carry everything from shoes to art, and the malls in Bangkok are some of the fanciest in the world.
  • Ease of Travel. Once you’re in the country, it’s easy and cheap to get around, thanks mostly to Thai Air Asia’s budget fares and good timetables. To get the best rates, book ahead and don’t travel during the peak season.  There are also cheap flights from Thailand to other destinations throughout Asia!
  • Amazing Cities.  Bangkok is the most visited city in the world!  The booming, bustling capital of Bangkok, and Chiang Mai, the quieter, charming center of Northern Thailand both offer culture, history, architecture, great food and lots of diversions.
  • The People.  They don’t call it the “Land of Smiles” for nothing. While there are occasional tourist scams and once in a while you’ll encounter someone who isn’t smiling, by and large the people of Thailand are friendly, open and kind.

Whether you’re thinking of coming on holiday or on a short term mission trip, we hope you come this way!

Blessings in Christ,
Randy Nielsen