I might be going to Thailand next year for 2 or 3 weeks, and while I won't be necessarily be backpacking, I want to keep things light and hopefully bring only 1 piece of luggage. I'd like to mail home any souvenirs etc. that I buy during the trip. Where can I find information on postage rates, and what kind of stuff is prohibited? I don't want to leave with twice as much stuff as I arrived with, but I don't want to have any of my packages returned or thrown away or anything. How is the U.S. with foreign packages? I'm sure I can't ship home any food, for example, but does anyone know of a web site that addresses this issue?
#1 kendire has been a member since 23/9/2008. Posts: 1
The postal system is Thailand is pretty good (and cheap!) so you could go to any post office. I've used a courier before - think it was DHL or UPS - in bangkok near burgerking at the end of khao san road.
Dont think you can take out antiques or old buddha images but you should be fine with some souvenirs bought at markets/shopping centres.
Not your answer But.......
If traveling for a while.
Within Thailand post is cheap and trustworthy. i post to myself form bangkok up north on arrival, and tour around with a small pack for a coupple of weeks this time samui way. i also post back to my self parcels to wherever i fly out from. send express and allow time to pick it up.
Post international is expensive. gos up in 500 gram increments dont know what it is to the U.S.
only buy light weight
#4 nedz has been a member since 14/9/2008. Posts: 26