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    Adjustable/very comfortable shoes

    by Tina-Perth Updated May 4, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: My latest arrival here has just reminded me that the humidity causes a lot of fluid retention in my feet and legs until my body adjusts after a few weeks.

    Ensure you bring shoes with an adjustable strap or ones that are very comfortable with some extra room in them if you are likely to be affected by it as shoes get so tight and uncomfortable otherwise.

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    by tryhard Written Feb 21, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Day pack
    Small luggage bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sarong/s, bathers, shorts, singlests. Long sleeved shirt and long shorts or skirt if visiting temples. Good hiking sandals. Flip flops.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Normal basics plus sunscreen.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your own snorkel gear if you have it. Beach towel. Hat. Sunglasses

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    No more airport departure tax

    by yukisanto Written May 10, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: You don't have to pay the 500 baht airport departure tax anymore. Apparently it's now included in the ticket price. But do keep some baht with you at the airport to buy food with. Flights are not always puntual - and it seems to be habitual - I waited at least 30-45min for my Tiger Airways flight.

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    Presents for Children overseas

    by nezz Written Apr 5, 2008

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    Main street Patong

    Miscellaneous: When you travel overseas people are always so interested in where we the traveller come from. A picture book with photos of Australian animals and/or scenery would probably be a good idea. Someone recently told me they took a small atlas for use in a primary school. I agree the colouring book with pencils, textas or paints would be great especially if it features Australian animals. Good quality art paper is very hard to come by in other countries (so expensive) so next time I plan to take some artist sketch pads with me and the proper soft lead pencils for sketching as these we found hard to find. Balloons are a wonderful idea as we tried to buy some in Bali for my Mum's birthday & they burst as we blew them up. whatever you take will be greatly appreciated by the children & their family. Enjoy Phuket we love it

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    Bread Dread

    by velumagan Updated Dec 14, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Bring minimal clothes. You can get many bargain items at phuket town (not the beach areas though, .... typically about 50% dearer)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Just wear what u like most. a pair of sandals may b appropriate when u go to the beach

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Good to bring some basic supplies. Not that u cant get but language barrier exists. Most Thai speak very little English.

    Photo Equipment: Lots of walking ..... carry something simple. I regret taking my SLR. Plenty of photo shops so dont worry bout films, battery n processing labs

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Unpredictable rain. Carry a big plastic bag, just in case. While travelling from Phuket to Hat Yai, i kept my bag in the bus luggage compartment. The bag was half soaked by the time i arrived in hat yai.

    Miscellaneous: Near the beach areas, food is comparatively expensive. Buy bread and jam at one of the many sundry shops near songthaew station (marketplace) in Phuket. Budget hotels tend 2 b a bit far from shops. 7-11 convenient stores can b found at all major beach destinations

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    get your laundry done so cheap

    by adyw Written Mar 8, 2010

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: But it all there, the little mini supermarkets are everywhere and it is so cheap!! except for good sunscreen, I guess in Australia we value good quality 30+ sunscreen, so luckily we took our own.

    Miscellaneous: dont get your laundry done in the hotel it is way too expensive, take a walk down the road and find a laundry you can get all your washing done and neatly packed in a plastic bag for $5 AUD. Our friend of ours told us they got their washing done by a young Thai couple who pulled up in their car every morning and evening near the hotel. It supports their businesses and your clothes come back so clean and neatly folded.

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    Power adaptor plugs

    by lindyz Written Oct 9, 2010

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    Thailand power point

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You will NOT need a jacket in Thailand, I dont think at any time of the year! The only time I wore my light cardigan was on the plane there and home!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you are going to have your periods in Thailand and you use tampons, please take these with as Im pretty sure I only ever saw pads for sale!

    Also take lots of small pocket tissues and carry with you everywhere to use for toilet paper!

    Photo Equipment: Take plenty of lithium batteries with you as you will be bound to take lots of photos, and we never saw them for sale anywhere.

    Miscellaneous: The power points we came across in Phuket were all the same (as the pic Ive put up) and you needed to take an adaptor plug with the 2 round prongs if you wanted to plug in appliances from your home country (if different to Thailand outlets)

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    Keep it light!!!

    by adelaidean Written Jun 25, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Take a nearly empty suitcase with you. Fill it up when you get there

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts and singlet tops.
    Bathers
    Hat
    sandals
    sandshoes for walking if you want.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: lots of sunscreen
    mosquito repellant
    mascara (leave your other makeup at home!!!)

    Photo Equipment: take your camera and take heaps of photos. It is an amazing place

    Miscellaneous: There are pharmacies where you can buy all your medications and pharmacy needs.
    Go to the big shopping centres in phukettown and buy your moisturisers and cosmetics. they are so cheap!!!!

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    Sea-going equipment

    by XLH Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Being a beach resort, swimming gear goes without saying; along with one's own goggles for swimming at own leisure (instead of renting snorkelling mask etc).

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: An essential "medical" supply would be anti-seasickness pills for those prone to it and maybe some medicated oil to sooth headaches due to the speed of the boats.

    Photo Equipment: A shock-/dust-/water-proof (up to maybe 15metres) camera would come in handy for those underwater moments. Otherwise, an ordinary digital one would suffice.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Insect repellant is a necessity! Where there's a beach, or maybe forest, there's bound to be vampiric insects that prefer my blood type. Sun screen/block lotions would also be compulsory.

    Miscellaneous: Lastly, a relak attitude would definitely help!

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    Pack it light

    by neogary Written Jul 31, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Just a normal backpack will do, less you're enroute to a long trip.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As Light as possible, bermudas, shorts, t-shirts, singlets, sandals....its the beach anyway.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medical supplies like panadol , cough syrup, bandages are readily available at most convenience stores.

    Photo Equipment: Easily available

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    Clothes

    by DONBURGESS Written Jun 21, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Take a small bag only and a empty one to bring home everything you buy

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A good pair of walking shoes and sandals is about all you will need for your feet.
    Cotton shorts, skirts shirts is all you will need.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure that you pack all your Medical supplies with you, they may not be avalable

    Photo Equipment: Take all your film with you as its a bit espensive to buy there but developing is pretty cheap.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Towell is about all you will need here on the beach.

    Miscellaneous: I found that because of the humidity i sweated a lot between the legs, one way to solve this was to buy a pair (severel pairs) of fisherman trousers made of cotton and not wear any jocks, worked for me.

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    Universal Adaptor

    by WSH80 Updated Aug 1, 2007

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    3-Pin Universal Adaptor

    Miscellaneous: You might need a univesal adaptor (preferable 2-pin) for your electronic gadgets. If you forgot to bring this along, don't worry. You can get it in Carrefour Hypermarket in Jungceylon, Patong. Or you can also rent it from the hotel reception with a small amount of refundable deposit.

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    SUMMER CLOTHING

    by Onedragon Updated Oct 12, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: PACKING WAS EASY FOR THE AREA OF ASIA.. .JUST NEEDED SOME LIGHT CLOTHING. .WHICH GAVE ME MORE ROOM IN MY ROLLING BACK-PACK!!! lLOVED IT !!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: TAKE COMFORTABLE SHOES FOR HAPPY FEET!!!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I TOOK SOME BANDAGES .. .BUT FORTUNATELY DIDN'T NEED THEM!!!! : )

    Photo Equipment: I TOOK 3 MEMORY CARDS AND THREE BATTERIES...

    Miscellaneous: SMALL MAPS CAN COME IN HANDY SOMETIMES !!!

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    Basics

    by carmenlilly Written Nov 15, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: depending on how long you stay, but actually one doesn't need much there !!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light clothes! even in the rainy season it's hot and humid!!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: probabaly bring sth. against stomach problems, you'll never know ...
    SUNSCREEN !!!!

    Photo Equipment: Get hold of or bring a water-proof underwater camera, you can take really cool pics in the sea or even the pool then !!!

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    CHOCOLATE!!

    by adyw Written Mar 8, 2010

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    Miscellaneous: I couldn't find any good chocolate!! sounds funny but it was expensive and not nice. If you love chocolate like me it is hard. I didnt die and you can always eat plenty of chocolate when you get back home. but there you go : )

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