Travelling around the world is such an inspiring and exciting thing to do, but modern technology means that we can miss out on the authentic experience nowadays. How many travellers do you see Googling where to eat or taking selfies at every opportunity? If you want to take it back to basics then here are some tips for getting an authentic travel experience.
When was the last time you received an email requesting for your honest thoughts on using a product or service? Did you end up filling in the details of your experience or you simply delete that email, perhaps marking it as spam? Why on earth that online reviews are so important for you to pay attention to? It will not give you a big reward after filling in the details but some will still do it. Why?
Written by @Lan(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)
Thought of the day-“The simplicity of the good man is hard to follow. The simplicity of the evil man is easy to follow.”-Buddhist Quote at Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai.
In 1995, with some friends, we braved ourselves to board the train all the way from Butterworth to Hat Yai en route to Bangkok. It was more than 18 hours journey and the ride experience was full of challenges. I stood for almost two hours after seeing a man managed to grab my seat when I was in the toilet. The idea to confront him seemed to be a big NO NO thing as he had a gun with him, tucked in his jacket but clearly visible. He smiled when he disembarked at a small station and I hurriedly but cautiously reclaimed my seat. That made our group glued to our seats until we reached Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Welcome to Thailand, The Land of Smiles. The reviews from seasoned travellers listed all possible pros and cons, creating that sort of conundrums for newbies, at least.