Vacationing in Thailand for two weeks or more is the way of life for thousands of tourist yearly, says an European stud muffin. “In order to get the entire Thai experience, you must explore every nook, cranny, temple, island, bar, market, and beach to get a full understanding of the Thai culture.
However, transportation to local sights were aplenty, and VERY expensive, if they figure you’re from America due to your “funny accent” or “American face”. I still lol about that one. You’re looked at like “fools gold”. So wisen up QUICKLY, and play them at their own game!
DONT be afraid to be the dirty car salesman/woman. Ask for the cost of a ride to… Then hit them with the lowest, and MOST absurd counter-offer ever. They’ll laugh, suggest another cost, or stick to their guns. If they stick to original cost, DO NOT be afraid to walk away. As the old cliche goes “if you miss one ride, there’s always another comin every 15 paces”, or sumthin like that! Lol there’s five, YES, only five forms of transportation on each island, outside of hotel/activity shuttle. The ONLY ways to get around are bus, boat, cab/taxi, tuk-tuk (smaller modern magic school bus), and scooter taxi. DONT be afraid to hail any of them, they may drive reckless, but they’ll ALWAYS get you to your destination safely.
So go “get around” in Thailand, as the GREAT poet Tupac Shakir once said! 😬
~ Airport Diaries15 ✌️