Thailand is often the top of many travellers’ lists for exploring, thanks to the rich and varied culture found throughout the country. Modernity and tradition are mixed throughout the cities and towns, leaving many tourists feeling shocked at the stark differences between the bustling cities and the almost deserted islands.
The food is as far from European as possible, and makes for a great culinary adventure. Picturesque beaches can be found along almost all the coastline, with the option to scuba dive or simply relax available at every opportunity. Much of the architecture was built hundreds of years ago, and has been well-preserved, resulting in a rich tapestry of religious monuments open to explore.
There is a large volume of small motorbikes on the roads at all times, potentially ridden by very young drivers (even as young as 12 years-old) making it vital to pay full attention to the road at all times.
Whilst driving on motorways, large trucks may use indictors when not changing lanes. If a truck indicates left, it is a signal to say it is safe for the driver behind the truck to overtake. A right signal indicates that is it not safe.
The ‘right of way’ is generally given to the larger vehicle, meaning buses and trucks are generally given right of way, rather than cars and motorbikes.