A few ‘must do’ things in Thailand II

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Here is the second installment of must do things in Thailand.

 

 

Become a hardcore vegetarian

If you thought vegetarians and body piercings were boring, then you clearly haven’t been to Phuket in October. Refraining from all vices including eating meat this is the festival where people can become human ‘kebabs’ to atone their sins. This is certainly a ‘must go’ festival

 

 

 

Sip molten lava and live to tell the tale

If you ever wondered what volcanic lava might taste like in your mouth, then why not order some tom-yum-goong. This famous Thai dish is best served in a fiery clay pot for maximum sensory overload.

 

 

 

Take the DURIAN!!! challenge

Durian. That big, hulking thorny beast, with an aroma so strong it’ll knock your grandma to her feet. In south-east Asia, durian is described as the “king of fruit”, in part due to its aggressive appearance. The fruit so pungent you will be banned from eating it on trains, in hotels and in public places.

Fans of the durian insist the taste is worth acquiring.

 

 

Visit a hill tribe

Meet a member of the mysterious Kayan Lawi where tribal women wear brass coils around their necks. Head north to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and go on a trek.

 

 

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