SangSom, a locally produced rum made from sugarcane, is cheap and a typical drink to share amongst friends in Thailand. In many tourist hot spots, the rocket-fuel-esk drink is served in a bucket with ice, soda water or coke, and concentrated Red Bull.
Take some time out from everything. Thailand is the perfect place to find your zen and offers a range of meditation retreats, from idyllic island locations in the south to mountain sanctuaries in the north.
Thailand is hot and humid and the perfect way to cool down is to visit a water park. Slip and slide down fast slopes, and embrace your inner child.
Your 30’s are all about learning to be an adult, so why not kick start adulting by taking a fun Thai cooking class! Not only do you learn about Thai cooking ingredients, flavours and techniques, you also get to eat your tasty creations!
The Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan has become famous worldwide and is something not to miss off your pre-30 itinerary. Don’t worry if you are not on Koh Phangan for the full moon as there are also half-moon and black-moon parties, basically any excuse to have a huge beach party.
Many foods are eaten in Thailand that might not be common features on your dinner plate back home. Tuck into some fried worms, crickets or a scorpion, they’re nutritional we promise!
Thailand has some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world, with Koh Tao, Similan Islands, and Surin Islands to name but a few. PADI dive courses are offered in numerous places and prices tend to be cheaper than other popular dive locations around the world.
Thailand has been a hot backpacker destination for decades and there are many soul-searchers, gurus and wandering nomads waiting to share a tale or five with you. Have an open mind and take the opportunity to have a beer and listen.
Swing like a gibbon monkey in the jungle canopy. Wizz between the trees at great speeds up to 50 meters above the ground, an exhilarating experience you’ll likely remember for years to come! Zip lining eco-tour adventures are available in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Bangkok, Koh Samui and Pattaya. Flight of the Gibbon is one of the most established and trusted operators to choose from.
You need to at least party one night on Khao San Road in Bangkok to fully say you have experienced its crazy anything-goes vibe. Thailand’s backpacker hotspot has been on many a travellers bucket list and is worth putting on your pre-30-things-to-do.
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is both fascinating to watch and invigorating to try. Why not sign up for a Muay Thai training camp and get that fitness and your self-defence skills in tip-top shape.