Questions about Thailand travel!

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11. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

- What is the best way to handle your money for a whole month?
We've heard only to pack a days use of bahts, but finding a bank every other day seems frustrating...

There are banks everwhere. I live here in Chiang Mai and my wife and I go to an ATM Machine or bank at least a couple time a week.
Try to arrange with your bank to use your Visa vard at the ATM Machines while traveling here. If you don't have a credit card as your bank for a Visa Depot card.

Since you can't pack any creams on planes, where is a good place in Bangkok where you can buy familiar items (neosporin, toothpaste, mosquito repellent).

Every major city in Thailand now has nice super stores such as BIG C, TESCO LOTUS (British owned) and CARREFORE (French owned). They all have the same safe cosmetics etc you would find at home. There are also large drug stores similar to Wallgreens in the U.S. in shopping malls that provide the same. Don't make purchases from small vendors and you will be fine.
Believe it or not AVON Skin So Soft is an excellent mosquito repellent.

and one more thing! it seems like it might be hard to communicate to people, are there any words you would recommend us learning?

Here is a web site where you can learn to speak Thai for free. There are words and phrases written in English and in Thai. You click on the Thai word or phrase and a Thai persons speaks them for you. Just keep clicking and repeating until you have it right, easy. Learning Thai Web site. Since proper Thai is different depending if a male or female is speaking the site has pronounciations for both. A great web site.

Randy and Ning

12. Posted by frosty (Full Member 107 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

[quote=Henna Jade]Hello Everyone,

Favorite items you can't carry onboard the plane can be placed in your check-in bag. Liquids and semi-liquids should also be placed in a plastic bag in case they leak. Use one of those plastic electricians ties to secure the outside zipper (the inspectors are used to this and snip the plastic band if they have to check the bag.)

Meter taxis have a sign on the roof - says meter taxi!

For any country it is always good to learn how to say thank you and hello.

I would avoid frequent small withdrawals from ATM's because you are charged a fee for every withdrawal. If you stay in hotels that have security boxes (private ones where you get the key) you can keep your extra money there.

13. Posted by Jadearth (Budding Member 36 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

THanks everyone for all of the information!!!!!!!!!

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