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Confessions Of A Bad First-Time Thailand Tourist
Hello and welcome! Planning your Thailand travel? Jump in, and use this blog to (1) make sure that you love your trip to Thailand, (2) learn how to navigate Thailand safely and ethically, (3) expertly pack for Thailand's culture and climate, and (4) arrive with *total* cultural savvy. Going to Thailand shouldn’t be complicated – but there are easy mistakes to avoid. I started this blog nine years ago, mostly to atone for being a horriblefirst-time-to-Thailand tourist in 2003. I had an incredible trip but…
To help otherwise clever and well-intentioned people avoid my early mistakes, I decided I should spend more time on my computer (what a healthy hobby!?) and start a Thailand travel blog. In 2008, Koh Samui Sunset came to life with 2 posts:
To be both lazy and tactically genius, get new blog posts in your email and never dig through for a bookmark again. Privacy and legal small-print stuff? I have zero interest in doing anything untoward with your email – I’m far too busy talking to my dog. Emails arrive weekly, or “weekly-ish”.
Remember how you were going to cut social media this year and read more books? How’s that going? If you’re running out of material – well done – here are 20 novels about Thailand. If you’re a mere mortal ... Instagram’s calling:
As mention in my disclaimer, I use affiliates throughout my site to recommended books, services and travel stuff I own, love and use often. My favourite love-it-so-much-I’d-drink-it mosquito repellent is a good example. What does this mean? To you – business-as-usual, not a whole lot. To me – I receive a small commission on any resulting sales (my dog’s “college fund” for squeaking balls, dinosaurs and assorted small mammals).
*Mistakes of 2003...In my defence … this was the black-and-white days of dial-up internet. Blogs, Pinterest and social media didn’t exist in 2003. It was 4 years before the iPhone. Did we even know anything?!