By: By Lucy Fernandez, Owner
Our lovely Co-Owner of AffordableTours.com, Lucy Fernandez, talks about her recent trip with Tauck World Discovery in her article found in our latest brochure Escape. She visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand regaling us with tales of adventure including elephant rides, exotic epicurean delights, and visits to see the most humbling, wondrous ancient structures.
In January to February of 2011, I took a trip to Thailand as a gift to myself for graduating with my Bachelors from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) just a couple months prior in December. Being a Thai-American born in New York but raised in a Thai household, the culture shock wasn’t too bad. Outside my house I was American but when I walked through my door I was living under Thai rules. It also helped that I can speak Thai fluently albeit unable to read or write. I should also mention I went alone but still have family there.
Luckily, I traveled during the slow season (also known as value season) so the price wasn’t that bad; it was still something a new grad can handle. Because it was winter here in the states and Thailand only has two temperatures: hot (during our winter) and very hot (every other time of the year), the weather was manageable when I went. I do not recommend traveling to South East Asia during Summer time unless you enjoy scorching heat.