Let your hair Down, But NOT completely pls
Yes, Bangkok is a place to shop, eat and relax. No doubt about it. It's generally quite safe and crime-free, but still, you will need to be on your guard. be careful of falling into the GEM SCAM. ( read about them in my other travel tips).
Be careful of pickpockets in crowded places too.
I would also say that bangkok people are usually quite nice and friendly.
Oh yes, pls be properly attired if you visiting temples and palaces, usually spaghetti straps/cut-offs are not encouraged. Yes the weather is hot but still it's better to respect the cultures of the local. Bring along a long sleeve shirt and tuck it inside your bag. Just whip it out and put on when you are outside the temple/palaces.
After several years of
dealing with a skin disorder
with much frustration because,
of the topical creams prescribed to me
that contained cortisone and that
never gave me a positive results,
I decided to take it a step further;
‘to heal from the inside out.’
Since less than a year ago,
I decided to go see a nutritionist,
and change my lifestyle to a healthier one
and to use Good Foods as
a source of medicine.
This can be a major challenge for anyone,
and great discipline is required,
if you truly want to heal.
What amazed me the most was,
not only did I start healing my skin disorder,
but I started to glow, my energy level went up,
I lost a lot of weight including those
stubborn fat areas where most surgeons say
that the only way to get rid of
is through liposuction.
On my last visit to Bumrungrad Hospital,
I was extremely disillusioned with
the dermatologist that I went to see,
after he said to me that nutrition
had nothing to do with my skin disorder.
Well, these are the
typical kind of responses
that you will get from
most Western Doctors who
practice by the book,
written and approved by the FDA.
And then there are the Doctors that get
very expensive perks and even paid trips
from the pharmaceutical companies so
that they prescribe certain drugs to their patients.
In many cases,
Doctors don’t even have
a very good education about nutrition
or any kind of knowledge on
holistic healing to begin with.
Take a look at how your Doctor looks like.
Is he overweight?
Does he look tired?
Does he have bags under his eyes?
Any skin problems?
And I am not referring to
the younger ones freshly
graduated out of med school either,
but the older, more so-called experienced ones. So, it’s great to get your general check up
at a so-called approved hospital,
but consider balancing out
your medical visit by
attending a Holistic Medical Center
or at least visit a certified nutritionist.
You might discover some things
that finally make sense of
all those things that seem a bit obscure.
And the connection with
your own health and body
may be taken to a higher level.
Always make sure that
when dealing with Holistic Centers
that they are of a certain level of reputation.
I’ve seen a lot of quacks out there,
call themselves healers,
without knowing very much.
The best thing to do is,
take a good look at the person
in front of yourself,
notice if they look balanced
and healthy themselves
before allowing them
to touch and heal you.
I must say though,
that ever since
I have combined the
holistic approach with
the general western medicine,
it has been a life changing experience
for me personally.
It DOES take descipline.
And I have probably never felt better.
Because at the end, you are what you eat.
Let food be your medicine.
Holistic Medical Centre
253 Asoke Buildingg, 20 Fl.,
Sukhumvit 21 Road, Klongoey-Nua, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Tel : 02 640 8090
Fax: 02 640 8070
Bangkok has many beautiful Parks
There are so many beautiful parks scattered around Bangkok. Some are quite large that would take all morning to walk through and others are just small places with a few flower gardens and some shade trees. They are all a great place to escape the sun for a few moments. This park is on Thonburi on the west side of the Chao Phraya River.
LEARN BASIC THAI
Thai is the national language as well as the most spoken language of Thailand.
It is wise to learn to speak a few Thai words and phrases, if you want to survive in Bangkok.
Religion, especially Buddhism, has a great impact on Thai people, not only the life style,
the culture, and the tradition; but also the way of thinking, the beliefs, the discrimination,
and the attitude toward the world.You may need to have some basic understanding
and knowledge of Buddhism in order to understand every aspect of Thailand.
Small toys for children instead of candy
If your doing a tour package deal and doing about 2 weeks 2 pieces of luggage should be sufficient. Comfortable tennis shoes, couple pair of shades. A backpack for every day escursions . Wear long Sleeve and cover your head with a hat. I dont recommend shorts (mosquitos). It us pretty hot all year round. Tylenols wipeys vaseline, and plenty of sunblock. Digital camera shoud be sufficient. Or a disposable camera is fine. A small foldable umbrella is nice for the unexpected showers If travelling to Northern Thailand Chang Mai , Chang Rai, Golden Triangle area I brought a Bunch of little toys for the kids ,Little dolls, action figures and the such,. I gave them away instead of handing the kids money or candy and I think they enjoyed this more than the money ;for the parents probably collect it from them... This gives them a little time to enjoy their childhood