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1. Posted by chelseakyp (Budding Member 86 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Myself and a friend are going to Thailand for 3 weeks and then onto Australia for a year in June, do u think that we will need to but mosquito nets for Thailand or do they provide these in the hostels?

Any tips would be great, Claire x

2. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi chelseakyp,

Unfortunately i havent got a clue about mosquito nets in Thailand/Australia Sorry...

But im kind of hijacking this thread, as I was about to start one relating mosquito nets and I thought we could share it... (if you dont mind ;) )

Im going to South America for 3months, visiting malaria areas.. would you take mosquito net with you?? Anybody any thoughts??


x x Miromar x x

3. Posted by NYGal (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'm actually heading to Thailand myself in the fall. Although this will be my first time visiting, someone on this site gave me some information on mosquito nets. She has visited SE Asia a few times and told me she didn't need a net in most places but all the places where she did, the guesthouses provided them.

Hope this helps.

4. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Claire....for three weeks in Thailand...don't bother with a net. Most rooms are well screened (and if they're not, just don't take them) or have nets already. I carried around a net with me for 6 months in Asia and ended up sending it home as only used it twice. Thailand isn't high risk for malaria anyway except for the borders of Burma/Laos but if you're prone to be bitten, just keep a sheet over you and put some insect repellant on before going to sleep.

Don't know about south America I'm afraid...

[ Edit: Edited on May 11, 2007, at 7:49 PM by claireh ]

5. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Nobody seems to know... :(

Thanks anyway.... ;)

6. Posted by Jacaranda (Budding Member 61 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

don't know about thailand and all that but i sleep under a mozzie net and on a hammock or just on the ground on a thin mat in the summers in australia, it's light comfortable on hot nights better than a bloody 4 season tent with all the bells and whistles. really mate it's a friggin mozzie net not a brick of lead take it if you don't want it just give it away or send it home.

7. Posted by chelseakyp (Budding Member 86 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for all your help guys, i wasnt so much worried about carrying it around because i have a really light but my friend that im travelling with doesnt have one so would need to buy one. From what u've all said though there doesnt seem much need. Thanks again for your help x

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