After researching like crazy and then spending a few weeks in Thailand, there are just a few things that are must-haves when traveling there.
2. Mosquito bite aftercare
If you do you happen to get bit, I love this zapper. It takes the itch away somehow with just tiny zap. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t need batteries and it’s so tiny, it’s easy to stick in your bag.
3. The perfect bag
For traveling, my favorite go to is this cross body from Lululemon. It has a ton of pockets and a secret pocket that I keep passports in. I prefer wearing a crossbody bag over wearing a backpack because it is safer from pickpockets. You should always have your valuables in front of you, not behind. That could make you an easy target. I also love carrying this pick pocket proof bag when I need to take more things with me for the day. You can even fit a whole guide book in it! The best thing about it is that it is “slash proof” and the clasps and zippers have locks on them so you feel completely safe carrying it.
4. An umbrella
It not only rains in Thailand but it can be overwhelmingly sunny too. Always carry an umbrella with you simply for shade. I really love this umbrella because it is compact, light weight and totally durable.
5. A scarf for covering up
You never know when a temple is going to require you to be more modest than you are. Be sure to always carry a scarf with you so that you don’t end up paying for clothes outside of tourist site. You will end up paying 10 times the amount that you would anywhere else! This scarf is a good one and I really like this one too. And a light kimono like this one is a great idea too.
I hope you have found this helpful and definitely check out my What to Wear in Phuket post for help on knowing what to pack.
And as always, comment or contact me with any questions! I would love to help you pack for the perfect vacation!