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Thailand for Her, with Love

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Travel is a gift you give to yourself. And, why not? You deserve every bit of fun, relaxation and enjoyment. You deserve to feel inspired, empowered and confident enough to pack your bags and jet-set! You deserve to feel safe enough to go in search of adventure, alone. You deserve to take a break from all worldly obligations. Yes, ladies. We hear you! This is your time to be nomadic, bohemian and curious. And what better place to experience all of this, than in the awe-inspiring country of Thailand?

But first things first. We will not be addressing destinations such Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui. Instead, we will acquaint you with some of the unexplored and off beaten places. The picturesque islands, towns and cities that are untouched by tourism. Because we want you to have a cachet full of special memories and moments.

So, read ahead to learn more about these places!

Koh Yao Noi

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Halfway between Phuket and Krabi is a secluded Thai island known as Koh Yao Noi. Inhabited by a mere 3,000 locals, the 8-mile-long stretch of glittering shores and swaying palms is a hidden oasis within the Andaman sea. Women, here’s your chance to observe local Thais as they engage in coconut farming, fishing and rural homemaking. The most interesting part about this island is its varying topography. While the east is laden with deserted beaches, the centre is home to mountains and rainforest, and the west is graced with white paddies. Extremely safe and totally untarnished by tourists, you have the opportunity to trek, kayak and consume the tastiest of delicacies.

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1. Ko Tarutao

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Have you ever heard of a TV series known as Survivor? Imagine being cast away on a stunning and abandoned island of blues, greens, ivories. But this time, you won’t have to fend for yourself! Ko Tarutao is the largest island of Tarutao National Marine Park, in the Satun Province of Thailand. it is the perfect place for all you beauties to rendezvous with the sun, surf and sand. Discover exotic coral species and exploding natural sceneries. Enjoy the peaceful serenity, which is great for Yoga, quiet contemplation and ‘me time’.

2. Kanchanaburi

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In west Thailand’s town of Kanchanaburi, history and nature come together to create the most magnificent symphony. Its most iconic association is ‘a bridge over River Kwai’, made famous by a movie of the same name. You can visit this bridge, built by prisoners of war, along with various memorials around the city. And girls, once you’re done with this enriching history lesson, head over to the tranquil riverside villages. There, you can marvel at the alluring greenery and glassy waters. You must also trek through Erawan National Park, where a 7-tiered waterfall will be waiting for you!

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3. Chiang Mai

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A cultural and religious city of immense natural beauty, Chiang Mai has managed to escape the bustle of tourism. For all you females out there, this mountain province is a wonderful place to explore, for it has a wealth of experiences in store. You can learn the art of Thai cooking from one the friendly locals or take a class in Muay Thai (Martial Arts). We’d recommend you visit the gorgeous Buddhist temples; the carvings are especially fascinating to look at. Old Town is a quaint and charming vicinity that has preserved remnants of the ancient world, reflected in walls and moats. Do go there. You can even go ziplining through the enchanting rainforest and spot wild Gibbons!

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4. Pai

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Situated in northeast Thailand is the tiny hamlet of Pai is, a village tucked away in the mountains. Ensconced within a valley and seated on the banks of the gentle Pai River, it is nothing short of paradise. Deemed as the home of hippies, you will glimpse a sea of dreadlocks and bandanas! Girls, take a dip in the exquisite Pai Hot Springs or trek up to the majestic Mo Paeng Waterfall, both are equally peaceful and mesmerizing. Stroll along main street and pop into one of the delightful handicraft stalls where you will discover unique and mystical objects. You must visit Sanchiton, a traditional Chinese Village lined with Clay houses that offer steaming Yunnan cuisine.

Little Black Book to navigating Thailand

What to pack

  1. Comfortable and sturdy shoes, apt for light trekking as well as city touring.
  2. Sandals and flip flops.
  3. Light and airy cotton clothing – tops, shorts, dresses, jumpsuits.
  4. Long skirt or long pants, for temple visits.
  5. A jacket or cardigan.
  6. Inexpensive pair of sunglasses that is scratch resistant and UV-protective.
  7. Durable swimwear, in case of water sports.
  8. Reef safe sunscreen.
  9. Mosquito repellent.
  10. Biodegradable wipes.
  11. Sanitary napkins.
  12. Tinted moisturizer with SPF.

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How to stay safe

  1. Upon arrival at the airport, scout for stores selling tourist SIM cards. Acquire a data plan that is active for at least a month and receives connectivity everywhere. AIS, TrueMove H, and DTAC are the best ones.
  2. Try avoiding two-wheelers as Thai roads are extremely dangerous. If you have to rent a scooter, avail of the most reliable and well-known service around.
  3. Don’t opt for the cheapest price or quotation, when it comes to adventure sports. Those are usually the most unreliable.
  4. Get your Hepatitis B vaccine before your trip, to prevent food-borne bacteria.
  5. Always opt for bottled water.
  6. Select safe accommodation – hotels in busier areas, security personnel, rooms with proper locks and safes, all-female dormitories.
  7. Be wary of drive-by bag snatching.
  8. Don’t walk alone on the streets and the beaches at night.
  9. Women are not welcome in certain temples, so always check the signage.

Traveling between destinations

  1. Always avail of a travel/booking agent who will chalk out a safe and cost-effective plan for you.
  2. If you’re using a taxi or tuk-tuk, make sure the metre has been switched on.
  3. If you’re traveling by train, always go for the lower bunk.

Notes of caution

  1. Areas cradling the Malaysian border are considered to be politically unsafe.
  2. Areas that promote sex tourism are illegal and can be extremely dangerous.
  3. The beaches are not safe at night.
  4. Locals are usually friendly. In case of any discrepancies, avoid picking a fight.
  5. Be wary of your attire. As Thailand is a Buddhist country, the locals are very traditional.

How to meet fellow travellers

  1. Stay at a hostel.
  2. Book group tours.
  3. Opt for a scuba diving course.
  4. Volunteer at an NGO.

Ladies, are you ready to embark on a soul searching, adrenaline-pumping vacay? With these insights, tips and tricks, we’re confident that you’ll be able to explore the unchartered territory of this exotic country with ease. Yes, traveling alone has its risks. But with a little planning, preparation and responsibility, there’s nothing you can’t overcome. Plus, you get to meet marvellous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime!

So, sift through Thomas Cook’s Thailand tour packages and bid adieu to the voice in your head that says you can’t!

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