We get loads of reader questions on any given week, and we do our best to answer each one, or at least take it to the HPL community to get an answer.
A recent question we received was from a girl moving to Thailand for a year and wondering what things she absolutely could not forget to bring.
Katy Whyte – I lived in South Korea for 2 years and it was pretty difficult to find nice/comfy/etc shoes, since my feet are larger than the local population’s. I hear that that SE Asia has the same potential issue. Happy travels! xK
Heather Fairfield – Larger-sized bras, larger- sized shoes, and tampons if you use those. I lived in the Phillipines for two years and could only find pads in stores. I imagine Thailand wont be much different.
Jennifer Trumbore – It may depend where, but we definitely couldn’t find tampons in Chiang Mai (at least easily).
Georgi’n’a Young – diva cup?
Jessica Brewington – Check the electrical voltage of the country. They may have a different voltage or different outlets. If so, make sure your electrical equipment is dual voltage and insure you that you have the right adapters for the outlets.
Supranee Kook – We pretty much have everything in the big city, especially in Bangkok.
Bernice Fei – must be a BRA!!
Karisabroad – Bras, tampons, facial makeup and cleansers. Microwave EZ Mac.
Ami Rathje Park – Deodorants and lotions tend to all have whitening in them since they are very into light skin. You may want to stock up on those. I live in BKK. Let me know when you get here and I can help you find things. Yes, as you probably already know, make sure electrical devices are dual voltage.
Heels and Wheels – I second Ami. I found finding face wash to be a worry in some parts of Asia because so many have whitening in them. Also, I seem to remember not being able to find tampons in certain areas.
Mandi Mccormac – It depends, what part of Thailand?
Melissa Hogan – I’ve heard it can be hard to find good bras if you have a larger chest.
RTWgirl.com – This is true. I’m a B in the US and the woman told me I have D cups. Haha! Amazing!
To Travel Too – You will be able to source most of your needs , pack really light as if you can get all you want, that which you cant you will find you not need of you most certainly will adapt given your skills.
Hannie Hafiz – Thailand has everything.
What about you? Any tips you can share in the comments below?