12/04/2013 16:20 BST | Updated 12/06/2013 06:12 BST

Time for Thailand

A rite of passage for any intrepid traveller, Thailand ticks just about every box in the 'holiday needs' category, from fascinating rainforests and sacred temples to stunning scenery and sublime sandy beaches - and that's before we even get to the incredible food or welcoming people. Needless to say, we at Black Tomato are fans.

So in dedication to all things Thai, we've created a newspaper called The Thaimes (we can't resist a good pun), an all-encompassing guide to everything you need to know about Thailand, from which cookery schools are worth their salt to what time to set sail for our favourite floating markets; we've even thrown in some of the vital vocabulary to help you along your way.

To give you a Thaimes teaser, we've reluctantly whittled the long list down to a few of our very favourite things about Thailand to tingle your travel taste buds.

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