What to pack for Bangkok

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    Bring dollars/baht, lots of it!!!!

    by schurman23 Written Oct 2, 2011

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    Miscellaneous: When travelling I usually bring just a few dollars and all the rest are in peso currency which I exchange to the currency of my destination. For Bangkok, however, this habit proved disastrous because the exhange from peso to baht is 40% lower than its actual value in US dollars. So I suggest next time to bring dollars and bring lots of it coz I definitely want to shop some more...

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    Earplugs

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 25, 2009

    Miscellaneous: Forget your wife, your husband, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your mother, your father, your sister, your brother or any other travelling companion. These little things will be your best friend throughout your whole time in Thailand. Look after them, nurture them, feed them , water them and by all means don't lose them!

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    Pack Diligently

    by MiamiRob Written Jan 30, 2008

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you're flying to Thailand from the US or other distant country you will need to pack diligently to be prepared for any typical situation you may run into back home. Take enough vitamins, supplements, toiletries, etc. to tide you over until you are settled in Thailand. In Bangkok you will be able to get most over the counter items cheaply as well as prescriptive medicines without a prescription which comes in very handy if you happen to lose or run out of contact lenses or have acid reflux.

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    EXTRA bag

    by icebaby0 Written Jun 25, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Remember to bring an extra luggage so u can buy more things. But then again...why bring when u can buy a "non-branded" one there!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cool clothes for shopping and shopping!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring some charcoal pills if ur stomach can't take the streetside food/hot stuff!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: no beach....dun bother!

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    If you are Aussie, and you are a vegemite eater...

    by thedouglas Written Apr 22, 2006

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    Miscellaneous: I have taken to buying a tube of vegemite for trips to SE Asia. This has usually been because I miss it if I am away for a lengthy time, and the only spreads at breakfast over there are usually jams. However, on my most recent holiday, I had some prolonged gut ailment - and vegemite on toast was a very soothing food to eat at this delicate times. I also recall my mother making vegemite drinks - mixing it in hot water when we were sick. Did not need to resort to that.

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    by TheSentinel Updated Dec 20, 2005

    Miscellaneous: DMM - through Ameri(?) - find taxi - dont know where it is - pay 100b - about 3mins drive - 600b per night - mas in diff building - karaoke crap 1 person - fishb 7g terr - try1 600b 2hr - horror lights off - sales pitch for 2000 st sx - taxi back to airport 100b

    nana1177b - taxi 55min 700b booked before arriv, woman tourettes - v close bars etc - v prof 300+gls outnumebr customers - 600b bf + 300b rm ups +20b cdm + 2000b fr gl + waiting rm 2nd fl. Slcon. Taxi back 25min 500b tip 40b took.

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    by xaver Updated Dec 19, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Nothing, fly light, you will find anything inexpensive here!
    I really mean this, with less than 80 dollars you will be able to buy a backpack and to make it full of tshirts and other stuffs you may need.

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    Happy Couple

    by silvia_chang Written Jul 27, 2005

    Miscellaneous: Me and my boyfriend, Hower, are love travel. Sometimes we quarrel or have different comments, but we always try to find the equilibrium of each other. It's a happy thing that travel with someone who you love.

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    by LES_GRAY Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: IT IS SO HOT MOST OF THE TIME THAT VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED,ONLY IF YOU ARE HEADING NORTH TO THE MOUNTAINS WILL YOU NEED ANYTHING WARM AT NIGHT ANYWHERE ELSE ITS AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: OPEN SANDLES FOR DOWN SOUTH AT THE BEACHES GET THESE AT YOUR DESTINATION THEY ARE CHEAP ENOUGH

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: EVERYTHING IS AVAILABLE IN THAILAND IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY, BUT BE AWARE IF YOU PLAN TO GO INTO REMOTE PLACES AND TAKE WHATYOU NEED.

    Photo Equipment: DEVELOPE BACK HOME

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: GET A SARONG AS SOON AS YOU HIT THE BEACH THEY CAN BE USED FOR SO MANY THINGS, A TOOL OF A HUNDRED JOBS.

    Miscellaneous: destination bangkok, this will be my 22nd time into the kingdom of thailand, roll on november.

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    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: My rule of thumb is to take enough clothes for one week OR for the length of the trip PLUS two days, whichever is shorter.



    If you are traveling on business, you can probably pack along two suits and rotate between them. Try to take different colors of shirts/blouses; mixing and matching might fool people into thinking you brought more clothes than you did. That's the whole idea, isn't it? ;-D


    If you are going on an extended trip, pick one color and stick with it... like say black. Because black travels very well. You can get ketchup stains all over your black jeans or coffee stains on your black t-shirt... and nobody will ever notice! Just make sure they don't stand too close to you to catch a whiff of the...er... Well, I'm sure you know what I mean! Anyway, for a trip to a country like Thailand - have no fear. Clothes are extremely, extremely cheap here... and with the weather always HOT 365 days a year, you can pack just shorts, tank tops, singlets, sundresses. Or better still, go with a half-empty luggage and plan to do most of your shopping in this bustling capital! :-))

    Photo Equipment: I bring along TWO types of cameras with me and load them with TWO different types of films i.e. ASA200 film (for day) and the high speed Kodak 800 film for museums or places that do not allow flash photography.
    So, the cameras that I'd bring are:

    1. the Olympus mju Zoom (with wide-angle lens) which comes in a cool silver metallic color. I usually use this camera for day photography.

    2. the Pentax 150 Zoom which I use for places that DOES NOT allow flash photography.

    These days, I also bring along the ultra-small Canon IXUS Zoom camera - smaller than the size of my palm (and it also comes in a cool metallic silver shade) and my digital camera. You can even hang the smaller camera around your neck and it'd still look cool on you.

    Miscellaneous: For INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS: Women traveling alone or with other women.... hear ye! ALWAYS bring a cellular phone along with you. If you don't have time to get a phone before your trip, take something that LOOKS LIKE a cell phone. If you ever feel that you are being tailed by a stranger or if anyone, especially a strange man, on the highway attempts to flag down your vehicle, DO NOT PULL OVER! Instead, whip out your phone and call someone, or even PRETEND to call someone. This is a major deterrent to would-be attackers who think you are probably calling the police. Oh, and it doesn't hurt to learn the phone number of the local police too. :-) Just in case.


    NOTE: MOTOROLA has a tri-band cellphone (yes, that's the one I'm currently using) in the market. You can use this cellphone in EVERY country in the world.... be it in the USA, UK, Australia, China or even, Timbaktu. It covers all the major networks in the world. Just ensure that you are subscribed to the 'Auto Roaming' feature and you're all ready to conquer the world! DON'T waste your money renting a cellphone!


    Photo Below: My lil' cousin with THE legendary DAVID BOWIE (wearing a hat) and Mr Bowie's Manager (talking to him) at Don Muang Airport.

    'A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.' - Lao Tzu (570 B.C. - 490 B.C.), Chinese Philosopher

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    by soonamee Written Aug 24, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Bring as liitle as possible. Clothing is so cheap in Bangkok, that it is easier to buy it than bring it. By not checking any luggage, you can get to your vacation that much sooner without any worries about lost luggage.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Adventure Travel

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