wer heading off to bangkok in july does any one know the extent of the rainy season in july? sadly it was the only time me and my partner were able to travel.
i was also wondering how much money to take with us? and should we be carrying such amount of money in cash on us, we'l be such an obvious target. its prob gon be the only time i'll get to do this so really wer gon take lots of money with us and live it up! was wondering how others have managed thier money? have you used account cards? visas? how much cash would you take on your person? and is it safe top leave money in the hotel room?
also was wondering how much internal flights cost say from bankok to the islands? my boyfriend isn't really that keen on spending 12 hours on a bus? or is it really worht while, i wouldn't mind seeing a bit of the country.
also which islands are inaccessable during the rainy season?
wer gon go from bangkopk to chang mai and rai then down to two or three of the islands krabi i think and somewhere else then across to cambodia back up to bangkok then home!!!! and wer going for a month
sorry its so long but any help at all would be very much appreicated and sorry for awful spelling
also do i have to have a maleria injection before i leave????
The islands like Koh Chang, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui are popular in July, the heavy monsoon season is south and south west Thailand. The areas around the Gulf of Thailand have ok weather in July, that is why they are popular at that time of year. You can beach hop along the coast south of bangkok by bus and train and the wether once south of Bangkok should be just fine.
I think most of the rain, in July is in the evening and at night. I heard, that there are still plenty of warm sunny hours, during the day.
I bring mine, in cash. It saves commission charges. Sure u might get unlucky and have it lost or stolen.... But I think having stolen credit card or travellers cheques replaced is at least as much trouble as having somebody wire u a money loan. In Thailand, u are unlikely to be mugged. If u keep your money, in a money belt, inside your clothes, it is safe. However, bag snatchers are common, so dont carry money, in a shoulder bag. Also, guesthouse rooms and beach huts are easy to break into and often get robbed, so dont leave valuables in there. 5 to 15 euros per day is a good backpackers budget. Remember to keep around 20Euros for the airport departure tax, if u are leaving via an airport. Be very careful, about where u use your credit card, in Thailand. Credit card fraud is too common. Also, if u are using your credit card, in Thailand, the credit card company might stop it, without warning. Then u would have to go to the trouble of phoning them, to have it reactivated. If u must leave money belt with somebody, the guesthouse owners are sometimes OK. U can judge for yourself, if they can be trusted. If u do leave your valuables with them, make sure u check everything, when u get it back. Make sure u still have all money and travelers cheques. Sometimes, they replace money or travellers cheques, with sheets of paper, so u dont notice it missing right away.
I am not sure which islands are accessable, during the rainy season. I think it might depend on how rough the sea is, at the time u want to go.
Personally, I like train rides in Thailand, because I like to see the countryside too. Yes, it is a long way, but I dont think that is such a big deal. U can walk around the train, they have toilets, and people come on to sell food often. In the first class, a waiter brings food.
Most people prefer to take the bus. U get to see the countryside, but not being able to walk around is something I dont like.
Whether u need Malaria pills or not, depends on which parts of Thailand u visit. Do u know exactly where u are going? If u do, u can check which malaria medication u need on the world health organisation (WHO)website. There is no actual malaria injection. Also, u dont need a precription for malaria pills, so when u find out what u need, just go buy them at the pharmacy. If u are in the UK, go to Boots. It is a good idea, to also get a hepatitis A and typhoid vaccination. The best place to get these, is at a travel clinic.