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1. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

bizarre one this...

will i save money if i wait til i get to thailand to buy suncream, mozzie repellent, shampoo, shower gel etc>? also my mate was on about tiger balm. how easy is it to buy there? do they sell it everywhere? he took some to australia and i got a bit addicted to it. you can use it for bites, headaches, cuts, as mozzie repellent, for cracked lips, pulled muscles, chesty coughs etc. you name it...

also, i love linen! trousers, suits, shirts. is there loads for sale in thailand? anyone recommend anywhere to buy linen?

also, has anyone ever gotten a tattoo in thailand? are the places clean? i have several tattoos already but fancy something exotic and traditional. do you think maybe i could buy the design and get it done at home? don't much fancy hep b or worse!!

i said it was bizarre didnt i? just getting close enough to start of my trip to be excited about smaller, weirder things now!!

cheers, joey

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

You probably will save some money, but you might not be able to find what you want straightaway and might have to settle for waiting or using something else... I prefer to take some small tubes from home; that's not going to be what breaks my budget I figure :)

Tiger balm shouldn't be a problem. There is something about that stuff...

I bought a couple of pairs of linen pants in Thailand. Every other place seems to have them :) I had a linen suit made in Indonesia for roughly what I spend on a beer here in Oslo.... so prices are good (although yes, prices for beer in Oslo are high too!)...

Can't help you with the tattoo thing; don't know anyone that got one in Thailand and have never had one set myself.

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4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting joey22

bizarre one this...

will i save money if i wait til i get to thailand to buy suncream, mozzie repellent, shampoo, shower gel etc>? also my mate was on about tiger balm. how easy is it to buy there? do they sell it everywhere? he took some to australia and i got a bit addicted to it. you can use it for bites, headaches, cuts, as mozzie repellent, for cracked lips, pulled muscles, chesty coughs etc. you name it...

also, i love linen! trousers, suits, shirts. is there loads for sale in thailand? anyone recommend anywhere to buy linen?

also, has anyone ever gotten a tattoo in thailand? are the places clean? i have several tattoos already but fancy something exotic and traditional. do you think maybe i could buy the design and get it done at home? don't much fancy hep b or worse!!

i said it was bizarre didnt i? just getting close enough to start of my trip to be excited about smaller, weirder things now!!

Good sunscreen / suntan lotion is usually a costly item most places you go, so it could pay to buy some in advance. At least then you've got it.

WRT tattoos, the tattoo shops for westerners are very clean in Thailand. Only thing is that you should leave getting one until you are about to go home. You can't expose a new tattoo to water or sun.

Why not select an exotic design off the internet? Get a quote at home. Then see how much a Thai tattooist will charge.

5. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Tiger balm is everywhere, no worries!

Thailand is more silk but you can get almost anything in Bangkok, fake tailor made armani suits even! ;)

As for toiletries, you should have no worries and as far as I remember they were fairly cheap but pretty comparable especially for european brands...

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