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Thailand is affectionately known as the land of acceptance, where tolerance is woven into the fabric of everyday life, as long as you're nice and kind. It's a place where blending in is as easy as finding a beach without a coconut. The local mantra? "Up to him/her," they say, should anyone dare to comment on someone's appearance or attire. This means you're free to be your true self, without the pressure to morph into something you're not. Of course, there are exceptions to this laid-back vibe, such as dealing with authorities, participating in traditional celebrations, or making merits at the temple.

But for the most part, you're encouraged to wear what you please, express yourself freely, and embrace your individuality. There's just one golden rule: never, under any circumstances, speak ill of the royal family or the king. That's a no-go zone.

As for the dress code, walking around shirtless might seem like a good idea given the heat, but it's actually seen as disrespectful to the Thai people. And while we're on the topic of respect, think twice before touching someone's head or feet—unless you're family or closely related. In Thailand, it's not just about the clothes you wear or the things you say; it's about showing respect through your actions, too. So, when in Thailand, live and let live, but always with a touch of respect and a dash of common sense. /Anders

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