... you involuntarily begin to admire The King, without even knowing anything much about him.
... you find yourself going to seven eleven at least three times a day.
... the policemen are not only smiling and friendly, but they have by far the sexiest uniforms you have ever seen.
... you feel welcome and accepted without feeling intimidated at all.
... literally everything is exceptionally cute.
... things that are only for children in your home country are widely appreciated and loved by just about everyone.
... you, e.g., find yourself staying in a room that is painted in pink and light blue and the bedsheets have children's images on it. And this is not the first time.
... unlike in any other asian country you have been, nobody ever approaches you and asks you questions, shows any non-commercial interest in you or wants to be your 'friend'.
... even the people who have monetary interest in you are polite and stop their approaches quickly if you show disinterest.
... a large part of buisnesses are run by women, which are, given their appearant shyness, surprisingly tough in this regard, while men on the other hand seem to be exceptionally lazy.
... men dressing as women (ladyboys) are quite common and it seems to be widely accepted.
... even the art school hipsters in Chiang Mai are friendly, kind, cute and not the least arrogant.
... you find yourself being of the opinion that, if people nowadays need religion at all, they should become buddhists. Observing the Thais, this seems to be the healthiest choice.
... you see people using their scooter to visit the seven eleven just 10 meters across the street.
... not only is there space for at least four living beings on every scooter, but literally everyone who can walk upright can also drive one.
... you see people working way longer than in your home country without showing any kind of syndromes of stress.
... you can ride your rented scooter like a complete idiot, make every possible mistake and break all traffic rules that might exist, but nobody complains or horns at you. They just stop and wait 'til the funny farang has finished that funny behaviour.
... there seem to be more seven elevens than temples. And there are dozens of temples everywhere!
... you find yourself talking to a local english teacher, but still don't understand a word of what she's saying. You decide to learn Thai-English next time.
... the full local meal you just had was way cheaper than the espresso you chose to have afterwards.
... you find yourself too lazy for yoga, so you just let someone else do the work, i.e. get a thai massage
... you hitchhike and people who were driving on the other side of the road stop, turn around and take you exactly where you want to go, even if it's two hours away.
... the whole country stops every activity for one minute at 6 o clock in the evening, people put their hand to their hearts and silently sing along the national anthem that is broadcasted through loudspeakers on just about every street.
... you are tired of seeing buddhist temples.
... you don't exactly know why, but somehow you feel reminded of Sweden.