Things to pack
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Aug 20, 2009 6:18 AM Last Post By: moonwire
Aug 10, 2009 10:15 AM
Things to packI'm leaving for Thailand in three days and am starting to pack my bags, but can't help but feel like I'm going to forget something important. Are there any items, including clothing, besides the obvious necessities, that I should remember to bring? And, are there things that i should avoid taking at all costs?
Aug 10, 2009 10:26 AM
1Less is more, on my first trip i took all kinds of crap in didn't need, l took 2 pairs of jeans(0 is required) I took a massive heavy bath towel and 6 tubes of toothpaste?? I also took 4 monster size bottles of shampoo (i had hair back then).
You can get pretty much everything you need over in Thailand.
One thing i did take which proved invaluable was a small washing line and a few pegs,nowadays I take 3 of eveything and no more (3 t-shirts 3 shorts etc)
Good luck and happy travels.
Aug 10, 2009 11:36 AM
2Hi laplace 15 - I am also worried for my travels in October as im a first timer, but this site is done by someone who obviously knows there stuff. Its been the most usefull site for me when considering what to take what not to, tips etc etc etc
I have done lots of research on this and this guy tells it as it is. There are also other bits on there well worth a read.
Like Lincoln says - less is more. I keep trying to tell my girlfriend that but she doesnt listen - Im taking less than I would like because I know I will get stuck with some of her kit! (Already got a travel iron she insists on!!)
Hope its helpful for you have a nice trip!
Aug 10, 2009 11:46 AM
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Aug 10, 2009 7:07 PM
Your what to pack link is by far the most helpful website I have seen yet. Yes, that includes you lp, Thank your for the help as I am leaving in 20 days for a month long stay in Thailand from Northern Canada. I have been on this site for the past couple of hours and am both delighted and relieved for all the info provided. It has answered many questions I have and some that I didn't know I had.
Aug 10, 2009 7:22 PM
7On a trip to Thailand and Laos about 3 years ago I was rushing around in a hung-over daze trying to sort some last minute things out and forgot that I hadn't finished packing. I got to the airport and remembered. I looked in my daypack and I had 1 camera and 1 pair of shorts. Everything else was neatly sorted and arranged on the end of my bed at home. The next day in Bangkok I got on the skytrain to MBK and bought a few more clothes and some basic toiletries. On my travels I bought some secondhand books to read. I didn't miss anything else that I'd forgotten.
You must pack:
ATM card (or other way to access cash)
prescription medicines if you have them, though these can be obtained if necessary.
That's it. That's all you actually need.
Aug 10, 2009 7:28 PM
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Aug 11, 2009 2:24 AM
10And, are there things that i should avoid taking at all costs?
Mosquito net (they are almost always provided in places they are needed ie. rustic jungle huts)
Sleeping bag (generally it's waaay too hot for one of these, and in the few places/times of year that it gets cool at night, blankets will be provided)
Aug 11, 2009 4:52 AM
Aug 11, 2009 5:07 AM
12I found this burried in my favorites menu http://www.onebag.com/checklist.html
Hilarious really - a website advocating a pack-light philosophy still getting so anal. Much written about what is ultimately a no-brainer, especially in Southeast Asia. It's warm almost all the time (by our standards), laundry service is dirt-cheap, and you can buy just about anything you may be missing in most cities & tourist destinations. If you need a new shirt buy one for $2 and so forth.
The only "show-stoppers" are passport, tickets, and means of getting cash (ATM card, credit card, TCs). That's it, plus some sort of bag to carry your stuff. Other necessities should be obvious - if you're diabetic bring insulin, if you take pictures bring a camera, etc.
From that list...
gloves / mittens
sun hat / knitted cap, hat clip
1 pair dressy shoes (laces?)
Aug 11, 2009 1:05 PM
3. Visa picture if needed..
4. 1 pen to fill arrival card in airplane...
5. Visa or Bank card(Advise bank company of your stay and using your cards in Thailand)
The rest are optional...
Aug 11, 2009 7:05 PM
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