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Take tent or not?

  • Ignas

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    Yep, soon heading to SE Asia, and I am on low budget, I was just wondering if it would be good idea to take a tent with me. Is there many guesthouses who offers like a garden or place to camp for a night cheap? Idea is not to camp all over SE Asia but to save up some money by not living in guesthouses rooms... Is it worth to take a tent?

    Thanks.

    #1 Posted: 18/1/2011 - 23:18

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  • MADMAC

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    Where a simple yes or no will do, a real man will give you a simple yes or no.

    No.

    #2 Posted: 19/1/2011 - 00:14

  • exacto

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    I agree that you won't need a tent. Rooms tend to be quite affordable, and those few places that do offer tent space typically offer tents to rent for not much money. Carrying a tent around for the rare times you'd need or use it seems like more work than it is worth.

    Or, in other words, no. Cheers.

    #3 Posted: 19/1/2011 - 04:47

  • wanderingcat

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    Is there many guesthouses who offers like a garden or place to camp for a night cheap?

    No.
    (Except for a few relatively remote places in upper north Thailand, & in some Thai national parks - but you'll have to pay the inflated entrance fee for foreigners on top of a fee for a place to pitch your tent, which can negate any savings.)

    #4 Posted: 19/1/2011 - 08:11

  • goonistik

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    Take a tent only if you are going mountaineering. It doesn't sound like that is your plan so I would have to agree with the others that it is not worth the trouble.

    #5 Posted: 19/1/2011 - 09:20

  • Ignas

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    Thanks guys, after reading answers I don't have any doubts anymore.

    #6 Posted: 19/1/2011 - 14:10

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