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1. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y

Hi all,

I am off to russia, s-e asia, australia, nz, and south america in 7 weeks time and im almost sorted, apart from i am not sure whether to buy a mosquito net or not.

I have seen a micro mozzy net for about £20 but i am unsure whether i will actually need it that much. I will mostly be staying in hostel and guesthouses. Do they supply mozzy nets? if not, do they have anywhere to hang them from?

Anyone who has travelled the same areas (with or without a mozzy net), any info would be appreciated.

Thanks

Stumpy

2. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

I took a net and I think I used it twice (in 12 months).

Mind you I was very glad the two times I did use it!

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

buy it when you need it - probably will be cheaper than in the UK.

Locals in SE Asia very often do use nets

4. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y

when you did use mozzy nets, where did you hang them from? do many hostels have somewhere you can hang th enets from?

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting kevstump

when you did use mozzy nets, where did you hang them from? do many hostels have somewhere you can hang th enets from?

The problem for me was always: where to hang my net. But just like Mikey B I only used it a few times when it was really horrible with mosquitos. The benefit is that most hotelrooms in Asia have fans so mosquitos are blown away. And also in the larger cities you don't have much hassle with mosquitos. I don't know how it is in South-East Asia but in India its not that bad.

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

You may find this tread interesting..;)
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=11003

7. Posted by ErwinNL (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

Currently traveling trough South America. Got a mosquitto net with me and used it only in one place so far. Its winter over here right now and mosquittos are hard to find. If you plan to spend a lot of time in the amazon basin or other parts of the world with a lot of jungle it will probably be handy.

As for hanging it take a painting of the wall and you will have a nail to hang it from. No paintings... take a piece of rope and ducttape with you and tape it to the wall or get creative with the rope.

8. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Mosquito Nets are easy to find anywhere in Asia. It is very handy and I agree with Erwin. And for additional protection, you can buy insect repellents available.