Thailand checks all the must-have boxes for backpackers; affordable, beautiful, safe, and never, ever cold. You might have seen photos of the white-sand beaches and bustling streets and frollicking elephants and mouth-watering food. It may be hard to believe, but there’s so much more to experience.
While the Land of Smiles certainly deserves every ounce of credit for all of these things, it remains a world away from the where many of us call home. So before your Thailand tour begins, we thought we’d mention a few things to keep in mind before you arrive to help avoid any unexpected surprises.
What to Expect From The Weather
Thailand is smack dab in the middle of one of the warmest, most humid climates on the planet. That’s the whole point, right? Warm weather and perfect beaches. But what you don’t see in those glamorized photos tagged with #wanderlust and #paradise, is how hot it can actually get here. It sits just atop the equator and temperature rarely dips below 25 ºC (77 ºF). While it will be hot year-round, there is a rainy season – from July to October – when it will rain almost daily but usually just in short, heavy spurts.
So in short, you will be hot, sweaty and sticky. Luckily, we planned accordingly here at BTT. Your transport and accommodation is all AC’d (aside from the night train, one night camping in Erawan National Park, and the floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park).
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