7 Reasons Thailand Should be on Your Bucket List
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Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles and that really should be enough of a reason for you to want to visit there. Luckily for us, though, there are about a million more reasons! Here are 7 reasons Thailand should be on your bucket list.
All we’re going to say is, come to Thailand hungry! Thai green curry, tom yung goong (spicy prawn soup), som tum (spicy green papaya salad) and pad thai are just a few of the many dishes Thailand is famous for. But even though Thailand is known for loads of different dishes, the everyday dishes that you buy from the street vendors are just as mouthwateringly good.
Sun, sun and more sun…with a sprinkle of rain. Generally speaking, Thailand is warm and sunny. Some months some people might find it pretty hot (ok, unbearable) and other months are quite wet (ok, torrential), but if you prefer to leave your jerseys in your cupboard, Thailand is a good place to come, no matter the time of year.
Sun, sea, sand. Repeat. If we had our way this would be the story of our lives. In Thailand, it really can be. If long, sandy, white beaches and clear turquoise waters are your idea of the perfect beach destination then you’ve come to the right place. What’s more, there’s a beach to suit everyone. Looking for a party island? Head to Koh Phangan. A diving island? Koh Tao. A chilled island? Koh Chang. No matter what kind of beach you’re looking for, rest assured there’ll be a suitable beach nearby.
Thailand has a fascinating history and culture and this is evident in daily life in Thailand. Buddhism will affect your life in many ways if you live in Thailand, as you will be invited to take part in ceremonies or celebrate festivals and follow traditions. Plus there’s nothing more peaceful than spending an afternoon visiting spectacular temples, and with more than 40 000 temples in Thailand, you can’t go far without bumping into one.
Once you’ve had your fair share of food and suntanning and temples, the next thing on your to-do list has to be shopping. Thailand has a huge amount of shopping malls and while those can be good for your day-to-day shopping, it’s the markets you want to experience. Food markets, tourist markets, clothes markets – you name it and you’ll find a market for it. Chatuchak Market in Bangkok is world-famous and with over 8 000 stalls there are not many things it doesn’t sell.
Thailand has a lot to offer in terms of tourist destinations and it’s a big country, but luckily travelling around Thailand is cheap and cheerful. From Phuket in the south to Chiang Mai in the north and Bangkok in the middle, travelling by plane, train, bus or shuttle has never been more affordable and yet decently comfortable. Plus travelling to neighbouring countries is just as cheap and easy.
And last but most certainly not least, the people. Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles for a very good reason. Thailand is a happy country, with locals being friendly and welcoming to tourists and travellers from any country. Walking the streets of any town and you’ll be amazed how friendly the locals are. That’s not to say the country is without its problems, but a smile is good for the soul and you’re sure to find smiles everywhere you go.
With South East Asia being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, there are many reasons to visit the region. Thailand is definitely very high on that list and should definitely be a consideration if you are planning a trip. Better yet, why don’t you teach English as a Foreign Language in Thailand and experience the country on a more permanent basis?
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Personal information is no longer needed by ELEARNING FUTURES LTD but needed by you in connection with a legal claim
- In most circumstances, we will securely delete or dispose of personal information when we no longer need it for our legitimate business purposes. Our approach to retention is outlined in our corporate retention schedules.
- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.