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Thailand Travel F. A. Q.

  • This is a keyword-anchored FAQ about Thailand. We hope that the design will make it easier for you to find quick answers to your travel questions.
  • The format is a question >> short answer >> long answer
  • @=cross link, i.e., the long answer is embedded elsewhere in the site

Q Tourist vs Traveler - what's the difference?
A Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu said, "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving."

Q Baht Exchange - What is the exchange rate and should I get baht before I go to Thailand?
A  Live baht exchange rates here. Don't exchange until you arrive. .. Baht exchange

Q Inoculations - Do I need inoculations to enter Thailand?
A  Inoculations are not required for citizens of the U.S., U.K. Australia and other industrialized nations .. shots for visiting Thailand

Q Packing - What should I pack for a trip to Thailand?
A  Pack light and pack cool. Think cotton .. @ packing for Thailand

Q Driving - Do you recommend getting an international driving license?
A  Yes .. driving in Thailand

Q Eyeglasses - Are they a bargain in Thailand?
A  That depends on several factors .. eyeglasses in Thailand

Q Thailand - Why do people visit Thailand?
A  Because it is exotic, unique and has something for everyone -- except snow .. Thailand

Q Baht Exchange - What is the exchange rate and should I get baht before I go to Thailand?
A  Live baht exchange rates here. Don't exchange until you arrive .. @ Baht exchange

Q Manners & Customs - What customs and manners should I be aware of?
A  What you say, how you say it, what to do, what to avoid .. manners and customs

Q Theft - Is it safe to leave valuables like tickets or laptops in my hotel room?
A  No .. theft

Q Tipping - How much should I tip people?
A  Not much - tipping is not common in Thailand .. tipping in Thailand

Q Season - When is the best time to go to Thailand?
A  That depends on what you want to do and the weather. Nov-Feb is mild, Mar-Jun is hot, then it rains .. @ Thailand weather

Q Internet - Are there Internet cafes in Thailand?
A  Yes, probably more than you would imagine .. internet in Thailand

Q Left Luggage - Is there a safe, secure place to store my luggage?
A  There are a couple of options, one being the airport .. left luggage

Q Credit Card - Can I use my credit card in Thailand?
A  Yes, in many places, but be careful with it .. credit cards in Thailand