Hello Lovelies, in may 2018 I travelled around Thailand, to places such as Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and, Koh Tao. This was one of the best experiences of my life and I feel extremely grateful to have gone. Before the trip to Thailand, I became very apprehensive and nervous about the difference of the culture, how to get around Thailand and other things such as food. Without reading other peoples blogs and tips, I don’t think I would have been as comfortable as I was. That being said, I’ve decided to pick my top 10 tips for Thailand and South East Asia, in general, to help ease other people (or your parents) into travelling here.
- Take a travel card but also carry cash, as spoken about in my previous blog, a travel card became so handy in Thailand as we didn’t want to carry large amounts of cash around with us.
- Try the street food!- the Thai street food is beyond amazing, and also good if you’re trying to stick to a budget
- Agree on the taxi/ tuk-tuk price before you get in
- Never give your passport out to rental places, maybe give a student card
- Buses are a great way to travel around- we travelled by bus to every destination, this saved us money in the long run.
- Pack good sturdy shoes youll be walking a lot
- Insect repellent is essential- I wish I had taken good insect repellent (the one I took, I was allergic too) as I still have the scars from the bites now- 4 months later
- Plan an exit strategy before leaving the airport or you’ll be heckled- Bangkok airport taxis are on the 4th floor and you simply walk up to a yellow machine and press the button for a ticket taxi number
- Take a backpack- the number of broken suitcases I saw was laughable (bless ’em)
The last, biggest tip I have, is to research, research cultures and showing respect to Thai culture, research where the best vantage points are to see a view, research hostels and hotels to get the best prices… and most of all have fun.
Love Ellie ♥