When my boyfriend suggested we travel to Thailand for our annual anniversary/Valentine's Day/his birthday vacation (yeah, somehow we managed to cram all of our romantic holidays into the same calendar week of the year!), I'll admit that I took a bit of convincing.
"Think about the amazing food!!" he said. Since my only experience with Thai food was way-too-oily sauces with a few unrecognizable vegetables all dumped on white rice, the food wasn't exactly a selling point for me.
Eventually he found an angle that piqued my interest, "Massages there are like 10 bucks for an hour! You can get an hour massage for less than a movie theater ticket here!" he pleaded. Finally, a bait that I bit.