Coming to Thailand for work or pleasure? Great! It is a wonderful country to spend some time. There are a lot of things that you can do and you may be thinking how do you spend your daytime. Well, look no further! There are hobbies in Thailand that you can pick up rather quickly. Here are just six for you to look at and see if anything takes your fancy!
Learning Thai can be as hard as you make it, and taking it at your own pace is key. You will pick up phrases naturally, and when you manage to go for a meal and only communicate to the waitress in Thai it is somewhat satisfying. There are plenty of books, apps, and websites to help you, and most Thai people re generally happy to help you out (unless they want to practice their English)
There are particular beach spots in Thailand with excellent kite surfing opportunities. Hua Hin has some great schools with affordable packages and they are very good with new learners. Once you are good enough to get your own gear and head out on your own, there is nothing better than being out on the waves on your own.
Thai people love football. All major towns and cities will have a few astroturf pitches which you can normally just rock up to and ask if you can join in a game. Here you will meet people who will then tell you a time that they play every week and that’s as easy as it sounds. One thing to note is how cool headed the players are as opposed to the western tendency to get very aggravated on the pitch.
Yoga is huge all over the world now, and it can provide you with a couple of hours of serenity a week, while also giving you a surprisingly difficult workout. Pop along to any big fitness centre or ask around town and someone will head you in the right direction.
Thailand is beautiful, there is no questioning that, and with all your extra time, why not learn how to capture that beauty. Your walks along the beach, hikes through the mountains, or tours through the night market will provide you with ample opportunity to test out the plethora of settings on your camera.
6. Scuba diving
The island of Koh Tao is still one of the cheapest places in the world to get PADI certified. There and many other islands in the area are great for beginners who want to delve into the deep. Once you have done it then I’m afraid you won’t be able to stop. In fact your future holidays may be structured around it. It is a truly valuable skill to have and there are always new things to see.