Everyday incidents of sexual harassment are much less common in Thailand than in India, Indonesia or Malaysia, and this might lull women familiar with those countries into thinking that Thailand is safer than it is. If you’re a woman travelling alone, it’s worth pairing up with other travellers when moving around at night or, at the least, avoiding quiet areas.
Whether it’s tampons or any other products for women, you’ll have no trouble finding them in Bangkok.
There aren’t a whole lot of attractions in Bangkok meant to appeal specifically to the little ones, but there’s no lack of locals willing to provide attention. This means kids are welcome almost anywhere and you’ll rarely experience the sort of eye-rolling annoyance often seen in the West.
There are many wonderful volunteering organisations in Thailand that provide meaningful work and cultural engagement. Volunteer Work Thailand (www.volunteerworkthailand.org) maintains a database of opportunities.