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For people who interested in Thailand visit : http://amazingasia88.blogspot.com
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 ==== ====More Informations about Thailand you get herehttp://amazingasia88.blogspot.com ==== ====1. Amazing Adventures in Thailand A few years ago, I decided to migrate the majority of my efforts, lifestyle and long-term ninjatraining programs to Thailand. This decision was based on number of pros as compared to ouroriginal California program. First, I like change and I like to stretch what we can offer to students. Ihave run programs in Europe, the United States and now Asia equally. Does it mean that California or the United States does not have a lot to offer? No, it just meansthere are other options and I have a lot of pros to talk about for the Adventurer that can financiallymanage a long term trip to the U.S. or Europe. Thailand has a lot to offer serious students and adventurers. Especially those participating in ourlong-term Martial Arts Training camps. There is a popular commercial in Thailand called - Amazing Thailand. It highlights the plethora ofadventure and fun that is available in one small location. In Bangkok for example, you can spend time shopping in a 7 story mall (even purchase Ferrari inone of the stores), visit historical temples (feel like a king in the Grand Palace or say hello to theemerald Buddha), or perhaps enjoy an endless variety of nightlife (have a drink on top of the worldoverlooking the city). Bangkok is an internationally known pit-stop and great for students to spendsome time adjusting to the Asia before heading out to see what else Thailand has to offer. For me, the major draw to Thailand was the tropical outdoor options that are available. I havetaken students to the mountains of Pai near Chiang Mai to the warm blue waters of the Andamansea. We have trained on beautiful islands like Koh Samui and climbed some of the best rockclimbing available in the world in Krabi province. When you are not training in the martial arts,there is plenty of adventure in Thailand. Enjoy a fresh and extremely healthy coconut on the beach, or go snorkeling and diving for a pricethat you can feel great about. Feel like checking out the bridge over the river Kwai or exploring theErawan Waterfall in Kanchanaburi? No problem. How about taking a trip to Hua Hin where theKing lives and enjoy the long ocean strip. You name it, adventure is abundant and access to thatadventure is made extremely accessible. It might sound silly, but many of my students found that renting a moped and cruising around theislands to be one of the best experiences. Simple adventures like taking a long tail boat from oneisland to another can be quite thrilling. Adventure is often equated to new experiences andThailand has plenty to offer.
 I believe Thailand offers the best of Southeast Asia, but one of the added benefits to being inThailand is that with a hop, skip and a jump you can be in experience new adventures in Vietnam,Malaysia, Laos, or Cambodia. You can stretch that just a bit to visit China, Singapore, Hong Kongor further to places like Taiwan and Japan. When you are in Thailand, other locations in Asia feelcloser and you are more likely to explore. What Thailand has to offer is of course amazing. However, the real benefits of Thailand hit whenwe get practical and this is determined by how much of a hole any trip will have on our pocketbook. 2. A big reason students love Thailand is financial As with any functional service - money is an important tool. Students that attend my programs,often do so for long periods. Many students prefer 1-12 months of training as opposed to weekendseminars or weekly courses that often cost far more. Another benefit of a long-term program in Thailand is the students lower personal costs ascompared to what they would pay in the States. There are too many discounts to list here, buthere are a few to consider. 3. Cheaper Food in Thailand You can pick up a decent healthy meal for about $2.00 in Thailand, and that is in a restaurant. Onthe street, you can get a filling bowl of noodles for 50 cents. In California, you are lucky to get ameal for $5.00 (though Subway helps with their $5.00 foot long sandwiches) and 50 cents mightbuy you a candy bar. I also tip a minimum of $5.00 in restaurants in the States. A tip like that inThailand would be outrageous, even 20 Thai Baht is high and that is less than a $1.00 4. Entertainment can be costly, but not in Thailand In Thailand, you can see a movie for about $5.00. In California, a movie ticket can cost you closerto $10.00. In addition, the quality of movie theaters in Thailand is often superior to what you findelsewhere. For example, you can choose to sit in a reclining mini couch, and choose your seats inadvance (even pay less depending on where you want to sit). In the States, if you cannot chooseyour seat in advance you are forced to arrive early to get a good seat and also be forced to sitthrough previews and commercials. This savings extends to almost every sector of entertainment, whether you want to rent amotorcycle, go to a nightclub or ride an elephant, the costs in comparison are outstanding. 5. Shopping in Thailand Although students and adventures may not have shopping on their mind, it can still be a factor forthose that like to buy and why not save some money in the process. Thailand is famous for gettinga great deal on your purchase and has shopping streets all over the country. You can pick updesigner jeans for $20 as opposed to $200 or invest in a work of art. I managed to buy gifts forChristmas for everyone in the family in Thailand and spend the same amount (including flight,
hotel and gifts) as I would have spent just on the gifts themselves (judging from my normalspending habits) in California. I also am able to buy items that are unique and not just anothergadget to clutter their closets. Many people have made their short term stay in Thailand into abusiness and fund their new lifestyle by purchasing items in Thailand to sell in the States. 6. Travel in Thailand You can travel from the mountains of Pai (north of Chiang Mai) all the way south to the islands ofKoh Phi Phi (where they filmed the movie the Beach) for about $60. This would cost you in thehundreds in the States. When I lived in Pai, I would fly to the city for only $30. The bus ride downthe mountain is about $5 and takes 2 hours. This travel savings extends to almost every type oftravel in Thailand. You can take a taxi anywhere you want for about $10 an hour or hop in a tuktuk for $5.00 and take a scenic route. Students have rented mopeds for an entire month in Pai foronly $50 or $150 in more expensive locations like Samui Thailand. If you want to jump on a shortflight to Cambodia to see the Angkor Wat (a wonder of the world) or take a train to Malaysia - noproblem, and it won't hurt your pocket book. I often fly to Singapore from Bangkok and it costs meless than it would to fly from city to city in California. 7. Housing and accommodation in Thailand A great thing about Thailand is that you have a choice of stay that will meet every budget. InCalifornia, a typical hotel is $100 per night and for a month at a basic hotel you will pay about$3,000 or more. This is usually without Internet, without food and without additional benefits. InBangkok for example, you can get a one-month stay in a great hotel that will include internet, giveyou a great breakfast buffet (usually for two), swimming pools, fitness gym, lounge use and dailymaid service all for $1,000. Not to mention these locations can be found with a small kitchen area -much like Extended Stay of America only at half the cost. Now $1,000 a month may not be cheapto many, but this is for an upscale location. You can also stay in a small house for as low as $200a month in many locations. I have stayed in a $2,000 a month location on a tropical island and Ihave stayed at a $300 a month location on the same island. Both locations were great and no, youdo not have to live in the alley to get a great price. All of this is very important to a long-term student of the martial arts. They often only have so muchmoney to spare and they need it to last them a long time. Students that come to Californiaprograms often run out of money in a few weeks (going out to town to eat, seeing movies, buyingridiculously pricey popcorn and hanging out with friends). Whereas in Thailand, they can stretchthat same money into months and actually get more entertainment - not to mention enjoy thesplendors of a tropical island or globally famous city. 8. Medical care One time flying to Thailand for another adventure I couldn't help overhearing the couple in front ofme. They were not together but seated next to each other. One person asked the other why theywere going to Thailand. His response at first startled me. He said he was going to Thailand to seea dentist as it was just too costly in the States by comparison. I have not seen a dentist in Thailand however I do remember a student that had a cavity removedfor only about 500 baht in a great location off of a main Soi in Bangkok. I also remember visiting

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