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Thailand Tips for Inexperienced Travelers

If you have never been to Thailand before then you may be excited about the journey ahead. That being said, you do need to make sure that you properly prepare and that you make the most out of every moment you have. If you need some help with that then take a look below.

Repel Mosquitos

Mosquitos tend to be everywhere. That doesn’t mean that you have to be bitten all the time. Buy a spray that has 50% deet as this will stop you from being bitten as much. You should also take the time to spray your clothes with permethrin. You should ideally do this as soon as you arrive in the country. Be mindful of this stuff though, it’s nasty so you’ll want to make sure that you spray it outside and then leave it for a while.

Go to a Market

Markets in Thailand are great if you want to get the best prices. You will also find the best goods here too. Thailand is a haven when it comes to counterfeit goods though, so make sure that you do your research and that you are aware of what you are buying. Don’t forget to haggle either. The first price you will be quoted will probably be the highest one. Usually, you can haggle them down by around a third so keep this in mind.

Get the Best Bed

If you are on a bit of a budget and you want to stay in a guestroom or a hostel then you can turn up and ask for a room. Usually, this is the best way for you to secure the cheapest price. Bear in mind though that if you want to get air conditioning, this will cost you a lot more. It’s worth every penny, especially during the hottest peak travel months. If you are happy to spend a little more then make sure you look into this.

Respect the Culture

Keeping face is paramount to Thai people. Don’t raise your voice and don’t get angry. The head is the most sacred part of the body for Thai people, so don’t point your feet toward anyone or a sacred image. This is especially the case with the soles, so be mindful of that. Don’t touch anyone on the head either. Smiling in Thailand will get you a long way, so make sure you make an effort to do this. If you are attending LGBTQ weddings in Samui, then make a special effort to dress considerably, and take note of the wedding traditions there too. 

Be Mindful of Drinking

The beer in Thailand is very strong. It tends to be around 6% or higher, so if you intend on partying then it helps to make sure that you don’t overdo it. If you do then you may end up paying for it the next day, and this is the last thing you need when you are out trying to enjoy your vacation. Take it easy, and make sure that you always pace yourself when in Thailand. 

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