#1 Don’t pack a lot!
#2 Don’t forget to plan your itinerary
#3 Don’t forget also to plan your food stops as well
#4 Speaking of food, don’t forget to ask if it is spicy
#5 Don’t forget to download Google translator app or learn the basics
#6 Don’t just agree with a price
#7 Don’t ride in Tuktuks – Unless you really like to just experience it
#8 Do not hang out in malls
Go to the streets. Talk to the locals. And experience the ‘land of smiles’ first hand. If you want to experience authenticity in food and culture not found on high end malls, ditch the Siam Paragon and Central Plaza if your time is limited. But if you have a lot of time why not?
#9 Don’t go to Starbucks
#10 Don’t skip Thailand as part of your Asia tour
Since Thailand is part of ASEAN countries therefore Filipino citizens could enter the country without visa for 30 days stay. It is worth it! Go see the floating market in Bangkok, the beautiful beaches in Phuket and Krabi, and some islands in Suratthani like Koh Samui, Koh Pang Ngan and Koh Tao, also consider Chang Mai as the baguio version of Thailand and I’m gonna go there when I return.
#11 Don’t take things seriously
#12 Oh wait, and don’t forget that there’s a VAT Refund for tourists
Planning or buying something above 2,000 baht better check the store if they provide VAT refund for tourists it’s 7% so don’t hesitate. I bought a camera and I got a refund and the price is cheaper than in Philippines. 😉
Kob kun kha aka Thank You for reading.