Thailand has something for everyone –luxury resorts and budget travel, idyllic beaches and verdant mountains, opulent palaces and sacred temples. With such diversity, it’s no surprise that Thailand is often the first stop in Asia for tourists . Here they meet a hospitality industry that has been honed to an art form; a welcome that keeps you coming back.
I’ve been visiting Thailand since I was a child. My parents, like many South Asians, have had a long been enamored of the country. History, landscape and culture aside, I think the draw is far more straightforward. It’s the food.
Thai cusine has a universal appeal. There are few people who’ve lived in urban centers and not tried Pad Thai or a Green Curry. Take-out boxes can play a huge part in cultural exploration. Through our taste buds we may discover how one region influences another and travel to places we’ve never been.
I could wax poetic about Thai cuisine for days –its play of hot, sour, salty, sweet. The harmonious assembly of seemingly disparate elements into one balanced dish. The freshness of the ingredients, lightly prepared and combined with strong aromatics. Luckily I won’t have to. I’m going to make it a little easier for you to experience the cuisine yourself.
In July I will be giving away a voucher for a complimentary two nights stay in a premier room, inclusive of breakfast for two people, at the 5 Star Siam Kempinski Hotel in the heart of Bangkok. The voucher is valid until Novermber 15, 2012. For entry, all you have to do is “like” my Facebook page, and/or follow me on Twitter and send me a message telling me why you want to visit Thailand.
Please also TWEET this message to your followers.
Please RT! Win 2 free nights @Kempinski Bangkok. Follow @dubaibites and/or like facebook.com/dubaibites. More details on http://wp.me/p1bqh8-bN.
The winner will be drawn at random on Aug 1.
Good luck and happy travels!