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Attracting up towards 20m visitors a year, Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in not only Asia, but indeed the world. With the opportunity to find pure peace away from the daily routine, it’s not hard to understand why so many holidaymakers aim for this Southeast Asian gem. Most people head for the white beaches around Phuket, Ko Samui and Pattaya, or visit the metropolitan giant that is Bangkok. Behind the most developed sights of the tourist spots and the urban modernity of the capital, however, the splendour of the country really opens up. Home to dozens of nature parks, mountain ranges, islands and serene coastal stretches, you can really embark on adventures in this delightful country. Experience the wildlife and the exotic birds in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khao Yai National Park, visit the Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, where you can experience the nation’s gentle giants up close, and explore the amazing waterfalls and caves in the Erawan National Park west of Bangkok. Near the capital, you’ll also find the truly breathtaking ruins of Ayutthaya, while in among the urban bustle of Bangkok, you can marvel at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace and the Wat Pho, all of which are situated next to each other on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. If what you’re seeking in Thailand is a paradise of white beaches, palm trees and a life less hectic, then you’ll find plenty of stretches along the nation’s coast. Lounge on Railay Beach against the backdrop of white cliffs rising sharply out of the sea, take a dip in the clear water of Ko Samet or escape to the more secluded beaches of Khanom and Ko Phayam. Any stay in Thailand is of course not complete without a thorough exploration of the local cuisine. Pad Thai is one of the country’s most famous dishes and can be sampled from street stalls regardless of where you find yourself. You should also try flavour-packed meals such as Som Tam, noodle soup and the red Tom Yum Goong shrimp soup. Spicy, delightful and full of colours, the food of Thailand is like the people and the country itself, and you’re guaranteed to find yourself fast falling in love with this charming country.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/