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Travelling in Thailand and Malaysia

Thailand and Malaysia are the most visited tourist destinations in South East Asia offering great travel experience for families and solo travellers. Easily accessible by all major airlines, Thailand has become Mekkah for fun seekers looking for great nightlife, entertainment & beaches For families it offers great holiday resorts with fun-packed adventures, theme parks, beaches and many cultural & wildlife adventures including night safaris and visits to remote destinations in the country. Most sought after destination in Thailand are Bangkok, Pattaya, Chonburi, Chiang Mai and Phuket. 

Thailand is one of the most visited tourist places in the world. The destinations are breath-taking and glamorised in Hollywood movies likes "Man with the Golden Gun" with James Bond and "Beach" with Leonardo Di Caprio. Whatever theme, the backdrop is magical and the audience is transported to dream Islands with blue waters and white sands. Thailand has everything to offer for thrill-seekers to people keen on exploring city life, food, tradition, and culture. The country is abuzz with life throughout the year and the calendar is marked with a number of religious and cultural events. The best way to explore Thailand is to do a number of tours conducted by tour operators. This will take away all the hassle of organising for accommodation and travelling to distant locations. All major cities in Thailand offer a wide range of Quality Hotels matching all price range. 

Malaysia is easily accessible from Thailand. With budget airlines operating in this region, you can catch a one-hour flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur costing less than US$ 100. Malaysia is growing the economy with great cultural mix through centuries thus offering unique travel experience for people from all over the world. You will be stuck with an amazing balance between modernity and tradition, conservative and liberal & traditional and more modern both in fashion, culture, lifestyle, and architecture. You will find an amazing blend of the bygone colonial era and modern progressive Malaysia. 

 Explore amazing food in this region

Thai food and flavours have captured the hearts of people throughout the world. Thailand is a gastronomic heaven for food lovers. You can improve your culinary skills and explore the secrets of Thai flavours by participating in a number of Thai cooking classes organised by Thai cooking schools. You will be introduced to rich ingredients, cooking styles and use of herbs and spices. Thai food is greatly influenced by neighbouring regions like Malaysia, China, and India. Be ready for a mix of tangy, sweet, salty and bitter tastes.  Thailand caters to a wide range of audience from all over the world. You can find an interesting fusion of flavours to match your taste at world-class restaurants all across the country. Not only this you can indulge your passion for cooking and take a cooking class with top chefs who will expose you to finer ingredients of Thai food and cooking. Thailand being a tropical country has a wide variety of tropical fruit and vegetables. Try sweet flavours of mangosteen, papaya, santol, durian and rambutan. Thailand is a treat for senses in all respects.

Nasi Lemak, Mee Goreng, Satay Chicken; few to mention have overtaken the western palate with an amazing mix of sauces and ingredients. Malaysia is a paradise for a foodie as the choices of food you can get are unlimited. You will find an interesting blend of Chinese, Malays and Indian food along with the younger population going for modern international cuisines. 

A majority of people travelling to Thailand cannot resist the lure of shopping. Bangkok is shopper paradise with a large number of world-class shopping centres and markets catering to all age groups of a type of shoppers. You can explore SIAM square for Siam Paragon, MBK Shopping Center, Platinum Mall and a lot more just a close distance from each other. Most sought after items are traditional clothing, silks, jewellery, ornaments, and carvings. 

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I have been exploring South-East Asia for over twenty years and have visited some of the best destinations in the region. Through my blog, I want to share some interesting travel tips, my experience of driving across Asian destinations and some of the best places to explore in this region. I have undertaken hundreds of road trips, across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Most of the information in this blog comes through my own road trips and adventures in the exotic locations I have visited. 

I have, in the past followed in Anthony Bourdain's footsteps and visited most of the restaurants his team explored in their shows. Join in on my adventures and follow my trails on Instagram & Facebook Page. 


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