People often ask me why I visited Kanchanaburi. Why did I pick that destination? Why did I choose to tour it in a limo? Why didn’t I pick a more globally popular destination? These are all good questions to which I have a succinct response. The response is that I was given the opportunity.
When I first visited Thailand, it was a product of opportunity. I was already in the area for studies and figured that in order to get a good grasp of the country, that I needed to embrace all that it had to offer.
It’s true that Kanchanaburi was not on my radar as a hot destination, but after visiting, I can safely say that it is necessary to go outside of your modern conceptions.
Kanchanaburi is unlike any place you have ever been
Amazingly enough, I found that like other places I’ve visited, that Kanchanaburi immediately felt like home. I was able to buy the products that I was used to and speak my native language pretty seamlessly, which showed me that the world is truly a small place.
There is something that can be said about feeling comfortable in a foreign country, and I found this to be the case in Kanchanaburi. As an example, one of the advertisements I saw was from a company that I did not only know, but was available at the local store.
Feeling comfortable with one’s surroundings is important, especially in a foreign country, and Kanchanaburi is the best place on earth to feel comfortable while also feeling exotic.