Thailand is a favorite vacation destination for people all over the world. According to Forbes (2018), Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok was the most visited city in the world for three straight years in a row. Folks flock to the country for many reasons; it is inexpensive, rich in culture and history, and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Not to mention mouthwatering foods and more!
I have been visiting Thailand with clients, specifically Chiang Mai, for more than two years now and this year was the first time I decided to visit their villages. Like many other tourists, I too had reservations. I too wrestled with moral and ethical issues because I was told that they were being used by the Thai government as part of the tourist attraction and like so many others, I wanted no parts of that! So what changed?