Author: James

What to pack for Thailand

If you’re an experienced veteran of the travelling world, then you’ve probably got your backpack contents down to a fine art. Through trial and error, you’ve realised you don’t need five pairs of shoes, or the big jumper just in case it gets a bit chilly in the tropical country. But if you’re just setting out exploring the big wide world (like I once was), or feel the need to pack for every eventuality (like my girlfriend currently is), this guide might help you lighten your pack. Here are my five general tips, as well as a (very subjective)...

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Vaccinations for Thailand

A question that is asked by every single traveler about to embark on their Asian adventure. Whether you are one of those well-organised, planning types – or you’ve been told by your GP to go and find out for them, below is the information you will need. You should arrange these vaccinations with your GP or travel clinic 4-6 weeks before you go. All travellers should be up to date with their routine vaccinations in their home country. For the UK, this means the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as the diphtheria, tetanus and polio (DTP) vaccine....

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Drugs

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Sunburn

If you’re from the pasty shores of the UK, or even feel like you are a regular worshipper of the sun, you’ll get caught out in Thailand. Trust me. I have had locals recoil in shock from my lobster legs. The sun is powerful when you’re sunbathing, potentially searing if you’re on or in the sea, and can be blisteringly torrid if you involve a long day’s drinking. Which you probably will. Which everyone does. Firstly, how do you prevent sunburn? Secondly, how do you treat sunburn? Remember, if it is this bad, seriously consider some medical attention at...

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