Planning Thailand – It’s a love/hate relationship..
I’m trying something new with the next leg of the trip. I’m trying to actually PLAN.
Something I discovered on the European part of the trip was that I hate planning. I also unfortunately discovered that in order to really take advantage of every bit of your trip planning really helps. I guess I’m good at entertaining myself and I’m perfectly happy wandering around and getting lost in a new town for most my travel entertainment. However, as much as I hate to admit it – we could have gotten more out of Europe by planning in advance. Not only would we have known about certain things we wanted to do early on in the trip (visiting the Catacombs of France is a good example) we certainly would’ve saved some money with a bit of research as well.
So far I’ve compiled a list of things I want to do in Thailand:
- Volunteer & work with elephants at the Elephant Mahout Project
- Learn how to cook a few Thai dishes without fish sauce
- Visit Khao Sok National Park
- Practice Yoga & learn Meditation
- Walk the Bridge on the River Kwai
- Island Hop while surfing & snorkeling
- Relax on several top notch beaches
- Visit Chatuchak market & the floating & night markets
- Explore the caves & lagoons of Phang Nga Bay
- Learn a LOT about Buddhism
- Get a dental cleaning and my twice yearly thyroid ultrasound & bloodwork
- Hit up a drag show cabaret
- take a row boat through the Khlongs of Bangkok
- Get endless $5 massages
- Wwoof on a farm- not sure where yet
This is really just a small sample of some of the things I want to do in Thailand. It seems like whether your Thailand holidays are based around meditation & food or if you are more interested in adrenaline fueled adventure holidays there are endless things to do in this beautiful country! It’s become obvious to me that I don’t have much of a choice but to start planning out some activities in order to make sure we actually accomplish some of them.
I’m hoping that some of you reading this can help me with a couple things:
1. Do you know of anything else I should add to my list? Offbeat and random ideas, as well as old standby’s are welcome! We’ll be in the region for about 6 months and we’re open to anything & everything.
2. If you are a non-planner how do you deal with actual planning? All the details frustrate me and even with all these already excellent ideas on the list I still don’t really want to start the research & planning. If anyone has tips for making this Thailand holiday planning a little less painful I would love to hear them!
If you have any tips please feel free to share them in the comments below. 🙂
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