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  • urbal

    Joined Travelfish
    15th November, 2007
    Posts: 12

    I will be spending 30 days in Thailand (7 days in south and the rest in the north) and perhaps a week or so in Laos. We are traveling end of April to the end of May. I have spent quite a bit of time on this site reading the forums and have spent time on http://travelindependent.info/whattopack.htm trying to figure out what is an appropriate amount/type of clothing to bring. My goal is to go as light as possible. Currently I was planning on bringing in total, including what I wear on the plane:

    2 Pairs Pants (Columbia lightweight)
    2 Long Sleeve / rollup shirts
    1 T Shirt
    1 Polo or Short Sleeve shirt
    4 pairs wool socks
    4 pairs of regular cotton underwear

    I am wondering a few things:
    1. Should I bring 3 pairs pants total?
    2. Should I only bring 1 long sleeve/rollup shirt?
    3. Should I spring for some hybrid / quickdry material underwear?

    Thanks in advance for your help! :)

    #1 Posted: 21/2/2008 - 05:56

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  • khunwilko

    Joined Travelfish
    27th January, 2007
    Posts: 560

    How anal can you get?

    Don't bring anything!

    Clothes are very cheap in Thailand and a lot of what you bring will be too warm...so just bring the minimum and buy anything extra here. You can even buy a extra bag to take it home in!

    #2 Posted: 21/2/2008 - 08:25

  • KirSin

    Joined Travelfish
    19th February, 2008
    Posts: 2

    I couldnt agree more with khunwilko. I am a malaysian and thailand stuff are generally cheaper. Just dont feel shy to haggle the price. Its part of the cultural. :D

    #3 Posted: 21/2/2008 - 11:59

  • urbal

    Joined Travelfish
    15th November, 2007
    Posts: 12

    Thanks, khunwilko for your insightful and courteous response. The clothing I already own is quick drying, hybrid-fiber, ultra-light hiking/travel gear intended for climates similar to S.E. Asia during the hot season.... I have read the information you so graciously copy and pasted from "thailand 101" and was hoping to get more specific discussion with the idea of carrying as _little_ as possible and still being comfortable.


    #4 Posted: 22/2/2008 - 01:04

  • khunwilko

    Joined Travelfish
    27th January, 2007
    Posts: 560

    I'm sure you will be the epitome of sartorial elegance....just remember that you can buy stuff a lot cheaper in Thailand when someone nicks your "hi-so" woolen socks and regular cotton underwear.

    Cut & paste - how dare you?

    #5 Posted: 22/2/2008 - 09:30

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