Thailand has a reputation for a low-key lifestyle.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
But what if that lifestyle came with a high cost?
In some cases, it’s possible to eat at Thai cafes and eat out at upscale restaurants while staying at home.
For those who want to do that, here are five tips to get you through the process.1.
Get the right visa.
The best way to avoid the tourist traps is to get a Thai visa.
It’s the country’s tourist entry program, which is open to visitors from any of 15 different countries.
To get a visa, you have to get an approval form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
You’ll need to fill out a form that gives you your name, passport number and date of birth.
This is then checked against a database that has the details of all people in Thailand who have been issued a visa in the past six months.
Once you’ve filled out the form, you’ll need a passport stamp that will allow you to enter the country.2.
Learn the language.
If you’re not fluent in Thai, try learning the language to get more comfortable.
Many Thai restaurants have English menus, and restaurants that do have English-speaking staff are often a good place to start.
A simple meal or two in Thai restaurants can be very tasty.3.
Look out for the signs.
A Thai restaurant is often a place where people are talking and sharing their experiences.
If you’re lucky enough to get your first Thai visa, take a look out for a sign that reads “Thai restaurants are a welcoming and comfortable place for Thai people,” and then you can make a reservation or book ahead.4.
Some of the most popular Thai restaurants are tucked away in busy residential areas, where locals tend to gather for socializing and eating together.
If that’s not possible, try to get in touch with the restaurant owners.
The restaurant owners are likely very friendly and will be able to help you with your Thai visa application.5.
If Thai cuisine is all you want, it’ll probably be the best way for you to enjoy Thai food at home, says Nafeesah Alhamza, founder of Thai Traveling.com, an online travel site.
You don’t have to travel far to find Thai restaurants, but you do need to make sure that you go to restaurants with Thai names.
She says the more places that you can find Thai food, the better.