10 Tips for Travelling around SE Asia

 

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Try the street food!- the Thai street food is beyond amazing, and also good if you’re trying to stick to a budget
  3. Agree on the taxi/ tuk-tuk price before you get in
  4. Never give your passport out to rental places, maybe give a student card
  5. Buses are a great way to travel around- we travelled by bus to every destination, this saved us money in the long run.
  6. Haggle!
  7. Pack good sturdy shoes youll be walking a lot
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 EllieΒ β™₯

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  1. Thanks for this!! I’m thinking of going back to Thailand and visit its beaches 😊

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