My packing list
Replies: 106 - Last Post: Jan 23, 2013 8:27 AM Last Post By: thaibeachlovers
Dec 23, 2011 5:54 AM
15Two things you might want to add to the list. The first has been mentioned before on these threads. A plastic/rubber door stopper wedge, which might help if you're staying in dodgy rooms with poor locks, windows, etc.
The second is a handful of those little moist towlette sachets, like they give you at KFC. Great for cleaning your hands, wiping your forehead, emergency toilet paper, or even tidying up underarms after a sweaty trip.
Dec 23, 2011 8:25 AM
16Sorry my mistake when I wrote universal charger I actually got a universal travel adpater in the end so I can use my chargers here then.
Baby wipes be suffice? Either that or I raid the local KFC :D
The compression sacks are to stuff my clothes into and then I can seperate bits from each other like laundry to be done and keep my swimming gear away from the other stuff also, will also mean it takes up less space in my bag and I won't have to rummage around clothes to find stuff.
As far as a book goes I am just going to take my LP Travel Guide.
Can't go without my trimmer I hate shaving normally so use that, plus its only small anyway so will take up next to no space.
The lass I am going with has travel insurance with her bank and it will cover both of us, I am wondering if it would be worth while taking out a seperate plan? I am not really sure what hers would cover. I don't plan on riding a bike there, she can't ride one anyway and doubt she would want to go on the back.
I am struggling to find some light weight trousers, some nice cotton breathable ones that will be comfortable in the heat! Don't want to pay to much for some so hopefully find something out there. Might have to wing it in shorts on plane etc... first.
I do have 1 or 2 long sleeve tops to take with me so will probably ditch a t shirt or two and take the long sleeve one instead.
It seems overall I am pretty sorted and ready to go! So pumped for it. I have barely left my town before let alone the Country haha this shall be a bit of a shock.
Dec 23, 2011 1:06 PM
17you probably want to bring a couple pairs of underwear, I would think.
I like the button-up short sleeved shirts with a collar better than T-shirts. they dry faster and are cooler/looser. they also look a bit more formal if you need to talk to the athorities.
just be sure that the insurance has good medevac coverage (this pays for transportation with medical escort to a high quality hospital if you get injured badly and are in the sticks) and repatriation coverage (this will cover returning you home in the event you die or have become disabled). you don't want to stick your family with the bill for having you flown home.
have a great trip
Dec 23, 2011 6:45 PM
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Dec 24, 2011 2:30 PM
20You seem to have forgotten to pack clothes. You've got only a pair of cotton trousers and 4 tshirts. Those 4 thsirts will last 2 - 4 days depending how hot it is / how much you sweat. No jeans? No shorts? No shoes of any kind?
Personally I want, clothes wise, a minimum of 7 tees, a couple dress shirts, one pair of jeans, at least 2 shorts, a pair of trainers / plimsoles that can be worn with shorts, for walking about AND when going out at night and I consider that packing light.
Dec 24, 2011 3:41 PM
21He's going to Thailand, NOT on a round the world trip!!
Dec 24, 2011 4:22 PM
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Dec 24, 2011 8:24 PM
26The stuff I buy in Thailand certainly lasts me just as long as the clothes I buy at home. Nothing has fallen apart after a few washes though some with brighter colours may fade a little. My husband and son also get more than a few weeks wear out of the ones they bought there.
Dec 25, 2011 1:26 AM
27#26 Personally I want, clothes wise, a minimum of 7 tees, a couple dress shirts, one pair of jeans, at least 2 shorts, a pair of trainers / plimsoles that can be worn with shorts, for walking about AND when going out at night and I consider that packing light.
Forgot the kitchen sink!
3 tee shirts is adequate. Laundries do it in a day,
I've NEVER worn a "dress" shirt in Thailand, though if I was going to a malarial area, a long sleeve shirt is probably a good idea.
Jeans are far too hot and I only have a pair of lightweight long pants to enter temples, go to immigration etc.
I only wear a pair of Tevas outside. Unless planning on jungle trecking, shoes are unnecessary anywhere,
If it is necessary to have anything else, it can be bought, otherwise, it's not worth carrying.
Dec 25, 2011 1:27 AM
28#32 The stuff I buy in Thailand certainly lasts me just as long as the clothes I buy at home
Agreed, plus the chance is high that clothes bought at "home" are made in Thailand!
Dec 26, 2011 5:13 AM
29Honestly don't understand why people are so against taking a reasonable selection of clothes with them. Tshirts don't weigh much and having just 3 is ridicolous. You wear one during the day, you sweat in it and it gets covered in sun screen so you need to put a clean one on that night to head out...you've now got just one tshirt left. You'd need to wash every day or two. It's a waste of time and money, despite it being super cheap for laundry and washing in the sink is NOT an effective way to clean your clothes.
People on here always seem to complain about the scruffy backpackers who hang around Khoa San, I think the majority on here must be worse as most backpackers bring a few different changes of clothes and don't wear the same 3 tshirts for 6 months.
Also why would bringing jeans be a bad idea? I've got a nice lightweight pear of jeans and they don't take up much space or weigh much. The only trousers I ever wear are jeans so I'm not going to suddenly change that for Thailand. It's not even that warm to wear them especially at night. The Thais manage it during the day no problem and if I'm in a city I'm not going to walk around with shorts and flip flops on especially not at night.
The other options are those horrendous cotton trousers or combat style things that have zip off bits to turn into shorts. Wouldn't be seen dead in them.
A dress shirt is completely neccessary for me. I like to go out to bars & clubs, despite what travellers may think it is NOT acceptable to go out wearing shorts, sandals and a tshirt to anything other than a beach party. At least put a bit of effort into it eh. The argument I'm having in the 'guest friendly guest houses in Bangkok' thread is beginning to make sense now.
People are saying shoes are uneccessary. Are you having a laugh? Sandals and flips flops are fine for beaches and round the pool not so fine for many other places. I'm not taking a pair of fancy leather shoes or anything buit I always take a pair of trainers / plimsoles with me. Work fine for trekking, walking, activities and for wearing out at night to restaurants, bars, clubs etc.
This other argument about stuff can be bought there, why spend money on it when I have it at home and can just pack it? Either way it's going to end up in my bag!
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