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Stupid question....but Nightwear for Southeast Asia?!

Posted by doidgeandpleach on 1/5/2013 at 07:31

Going July/Aug
will it be hot? cold? humid? do I have to cover up just in case?
full pjamas?
or can I get away with shorts and camisole?
might sound like a silly question....

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Posted by exacto on 1/5/2013 at 10:16

hi,

the weather in july and august depends on specifically where you are going. here is a link to the animated thai weather map to give you some general parameters for the weather in thailand during those months: http://www.travelfish.org/weather_fish.php

it also depends on the contrast to what you are used to back home and whether you are sleeping in fan or a/c rooms.

most folks i know who bother to wear anything wear a loose pair of shorts and a t-shirt. a silk sleep sack is nice to have as an extra layer if you get cold for whatever reason and also doubles as a protective layer for those cheap rooms with not-so-fresh sheets. i hope that helps. cheers.

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Posted by doidgeandpleach on 3/5/2013 at 04:48

yeah it helps a lot, thanks!

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Posted by JaiYen88 on 3/5/2013 at 05:45

It will be generally very warm and humid, night and day, wherever you are in SE Asia during these months, unless you are spending time at altitude.

For mosquito deterring purposes, it is advisable to wear long sleeves and trousers at night, although this might not always be possible. I would recommend bringing a couple of pairs of light trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts, and wear them at night whenever you can. The most likely time you will need them to keep warm is on long bus journeys when the AC is on full blast for hours. You could spend the whole time in t-shirt and shorts if you wanted to, but this will increase the likelihood of mosquitoes feasting on your tasty western (I'm presuming here) blood.

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Posted by MADMAC on 3/5/2013 at 07:53

Good advice from Jai Yen here. I live here, and I almost always wear long pants and shoes to protect against vermin and mosquitos and the like.

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Posted by exacto on 3/5/2013 at 08:32

definitely good advice for between sunset and going to sleep, but i think the question was what to wear while sleeping.

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Posted by boaby on 3/5/2013 at 09:06

Hi

July and August are officially wet months but don't despair you may only get rain during the night or most likley a downpour in the afternnon for anything upto an hour. its still warm just be carefull for mosquitoes,plenty of lotion/spray and you should be fine


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Posted by boaby on 3/5/2013 at 09:07

Hi

July and August are officially wet months but don't despair you may only get rain during the night or most likley a downpour in the afternnon for anything upto an hour. its still warm just be carefull for mosquitoes,plenty of lotion/spray and you should be fine


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Posted by doidgeandpleach on 3/5/2013 at 09:17

haha yes the question was whilst sleeping, although any advice is great, I probably wouldn't have thought to pack anything to combat a constant battering from A/C.
exacto- I have actually bought a silk sleeping bag liner, although I wont be taking a sleeping bag with me (apparently you take it with you then never use it). Everyone I've spoken to so far has said they're handy to have around, especially due to the temperature/humidity.
MADMAC/JaiYen88/boaby- thanks for the advice, ill bear it in mind when it comes to packing!

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Posted by JaiYen88 on 4/5/2013 at 13:19

Hehe, by night wear I assumed you meant evening wear... Personally I sleep the same way travelling as I do at home ie. not wearing much! Bedding is provided everywhere but it's a good idea to have a tropical sleeping bag because the covers are usually quite thick duvets. As long as you don't have the AC blasting on full all night you're not gonna have to worry about being cold. Also, sleeping without AC and just with a fan has a few benefits - you will never be too cold, you will get used to the heat more quickly because you won't be constantly having to adjust from artificially cold temperatures, and finally a fan can prevent mosquitoes from landing on you!

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Posted by Geer1 on 4/5/2013 at 13:42

Don't need to wear anything when you are sleeping unless staying in dorm rooms in which case would recommend something to keep covered up for obvious reasons. Most girls in mixed dorms usually wore shorts and camisole/t-shirt to bed.

The sleeping bag sheet is a great thing to have. It is all you will need in most locations and does enough to keep breeze from fan off you while keeping you cool enough to sleep. Also if you are travelling cheap the odd place might have questionable bedding so nice to have in cases like that as well.

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Posted by google_princess on 18/8/2013 at 12:24

nice information and cool
nightwear

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 18/8/2013 at 17:52

I sleep nude or with boxer shorts. Mozzies are only an issue if you don't stay in a properly secured room.

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Posted by sayadian on 19/8/2013 at 11:49

Sleep with a fan on you and you won't get trouble from mozzies.
In Vietnam and Cambodia a lot of women seem to spend all day in pyjamas. It's quite funny to see a middle-aged woman in some which are covered in pictures of cute teddy bears.

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