The best bit about traveling is not just the stunning beaches, parties or new friends, but being able to engage with the locals and discover why Thailand is called the Land of Smiles.
Leo decided to help! Leo has created Backpackpedia (see what they did there!)
Here is the guide to partying like the locals that will help you fit in with Thai life from Day 1.
We’ve already brought you a way to meet the locals by using the fun word ‘Chaiyo’, Rod Song Taew, Kang Keng Lay and Kra Tik so next on the list is…
You have probably never used one of these before in your life, so be prepared for a game changer!
A Sarong is called ‘Pa kao mar’ by the local Thai people and these gems have multiple uses.
Thailand is a tropical country which means it gets hot and humid at times. The Pao kao mar can be used to keep the sun off you, wipe away your sweat after a trek through the jungle and, with a bit of local knowledge, can be used to carry your cold drinks!
So blend in with the locals by using a Pa kao mar and say Chai Yo with a Leo
Pa Kao Mar - Thai for Sarong
Chai Yo - cheers
Leo - preferred beer of the local Thai people