Thailand is a beautiful, amazing, unique country. It is a life changing experience to say the least.
Coming from the Philippines, I have what the world considers a “3rd world” passport. Every time I pass through immigration, I spend that extra five to ten minutes having to explain how I can afford to travel and how I managed to get my visa.
If you’re like I used to be, packing light seems like an oxymoron. Every time you walk by your open suitcase you throw something else in.
Keep a purse or backpack in your travel space that you use only for traveling.
Research the countries you plan on visiting and then consult your doctor to see if there are any vaccinations you need.
Don’t sit in your room alone if you’re traveling solo because I can guarantee that you’re not the only one in the hostel who came alone.
Only assholes recline their seats – When stuck in economy, and craving for a little more space, remember everyone else is stuck in economy too. Treat your fellow man with respect—don’t recline your seat.
3. “Always keep your passport on you when you’re overseas.”
There are things that are completely out of your control when traveling, such as delays or cancellations. However, you can prepare for almost everything else.
Are you really going to wear heels? Are you really going to go to the gym? Probably not. So, don’t pack heels and gym clothes.