The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Here are the results from our last question…
What is your most POSITIVE experience with Thailand or a Thai person?
Some context around this question:
We often hear about negative stories or experiences as, in general, people tend to talk more about negative experiences versus positive ones. That being said, there are plenty of good experiences that many have had with Thailand and Thai people and we want to hear about them.
Here is what you, our readers, had to say as our editors selected some of the most diverse responses to highlight different points of view. Obviously, we can’t post everyone’s opinion here so we chose a variety of the most varied opinions. The views and statements below are the reader’s own and may not reflect those of TPN media. There have been minor edits for spelling and grammar only:
Dave @ Rayong-Roadside car repair incident about 10 years ago:
This memory stands out to me because of the efficiency of solving the problem at around 7 pm, away from big towns.
I was on the way home from work at Amata City, along the 331 towards Sattahip, and one bolt fell out of the rear brake caliper of my old MX5. I pulled over and had my head poked in the wheel well, figuring out how to get home. A stranger on a motorbike saw the problem, rode to a local hardware store, found a replacement bolt, bought a tool, replaced the bolt, gave me the tool, refused any compensation, and rode off! I still have that bolt, because they are quite difficult to find in that size, even online.
John-One of the most wonderful things I come across regularly is when I go shopping on my own, because of google translate I have not learned much Thai, and most times when I go shopping there are always two or more people bust their guts to help me, something that would never happen in Australia.
Deepak T-I have gone to Thailand three times people are good and helpful but it depends upon us how we behave with people and good food amazing nature beauty
Harish B-Peaceful country and also punctually great people living here in Thailand. I am not an alcoholic person and never smoke. But I fall in love with this beautiful clean country…
Peter R-We are from South Africa, so the most notable aspect of Thailand is the absence of crime. We can walk anywhere even around the back streets at night and feel no threat. I left my keys in our scooter for three hours on the street and no one touched it. My cell phone was on a beach chair for an hour and it was still there when I can back. The Thai people are so friendly and humble it has been an absolute pleasure to visit. The beauty of the beaches and nature is amazing and the food is to die for. Thailand is one of the few places in the world that is affordable for South Africans, what’s not to love? We will be back!!
Jackson T-I’m more patient when walking in Thailand.
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