Thailand is recovering from a very challenging year marked by natural disasters of historic magnitude. First, the earthquake in Japan in March disrupted supply chains and slowed down production, albeit temporarily. Then, the country was inundated by massive floods that began in August and worsened in October–November, slowing the economy to a near halt.
Like any other place in the world, the Thai have their own set of beliefs and practices. As an outsider, it is your prerogative to respect their culture. Here’s a list of things you should know before traveling to Thailand.