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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:48 AM
Thanks ladies for the great tips! I am heading to Singapore and Phuket in 10 days for 10 days child free. I am looking forward to taking my daughter overseas when shes a bit older (2.5). So excited!! I'm a single mum so looking forward to some R & R!!
Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:41 PM
I hope this thread is going to continue. We are about to book for 10-14 days in Karon , probably with a stop over in either KL or Bangkok. There have been some great tips so far.
I do have one question, how has everyone gone with stomach bugs? Almost everyone I know who has been to SE Asia lately has had a couple of days/1 week out due to gastro/food poisoning. What has been your experience? Did you bring gastrolyte etc with you?
Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:01 PM
Although we all got sick, it was nothing to do with the food/water - DS2 was sick on the plane over and spread his germs around (although he only spread them to us, not our friends). Sometimes we asked for drinks with no ice, we didn't eat salads if we didn't know how they'd been washed, brushed teeth with bottled water, etc. There were very few places we went that we had any issues with the food anyway.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:10 PM
4 sleeps till we leave.
I am a tad nervous more then anything. Not sure why... i guess a lil over excited.
Yes one of my hubbys workmates told us to take some gastro stop, and said its not the fact the their water is dirty its just diff water and our bodies are just not used to it... Who knows...
But was also told not to have ice, and already knoiw to use bottled water for teeth and drinking etc... I spent 4 weeks in Indoensia years ago travelled thru it and wasn't sick once. Only had one girl in our group who was sick and was more blocked up then anything....so a lil uncomfortable.
Is there anything else you would reccommened to take?
HAve panadol, berccoa, bandaids, hand santiser, pretty much mose basic first aid things....
Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:16 PM
We were lucky and didn't have any tummy issues. I bought Hydralite and Gastrostop beforehand but accidently forgot to pack it That was the only thing I did forget lol but we didn't need it in the end. We just used bottled water for drinking/brushing teeth and didn't eat the salads or drink water that was served to us in a glass. You also need to be careful with fruits and only eat the ones that can be peeled/skin removed as you don't know what water they are washed in.
Edited by My-3-Pinks, 14 October 2012 - 07:17 PM.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:12 PM
That's gonna be hard. DD's and I love fruit and salad soooo much. I might have to go to the market and buy my own so I know how it's been prepared!
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:53 AM
Ladies - can you suggest another destination in Thailand to travel to - we have 5 days in Koh Samui, 2 days in Bangkok and would like to add 2-3 days somewhere else ? Not Phuket as we have been there before but anywhere else ?? I would like to experience another Thai destination while we are there. it will be myself, DH And our 2.5 year old.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:17 PM
Sigh we are back home now and so want to go back. I fell in love with Thailand... Krabi and the Thai people... I know a lot of comments about the bali Ketut but l say give me a Thai boy anyday.. teehhe Dh and l spent time choosing nice partners for each other...
But Krabi is beautifl and we had a lovely time there... Went to Phi Phi Island, Tiger Cave temple, Emerald Pool, Hot Srpings, Elephant trek, Ao Nang and shopping....
You also need to be careful with fruits and only eat the ones that can be peeled/skin removed as you don't know what water they are washed in.i ate heaps of fruit as l just couldn't stomach some of the spicey foods at first.. think excitment and nerves for trip.. but lived on teh pineapple over there... its soooooo yummy.. so much ncier then here....
I never had any problems till one day l had too much Thai food and that didn't agree with me.. but some gastro stop fixed that.
You can also buy medicines over there too...
Ladies - can you suggest another destination in Thailand to travel to - we have 5 days in Koh Samui, 2 days in Bangkok and would like to add 2-3 days somewhere else ? Not Phuket as we have been there before but anywhere else ?? I would like to experience another Thai destination while we are there. it will be myself, DH And our 2.5 year old.Krabi.. its beautiful
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:32 PM
I actually didn't love Krabi. I stayed in Ao Nang and found it boring. Koh Samui is my favourite place and the beach is so picturesque!!
Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:08 PM
So who is heading to Thailand next year? I am counting down the sleeps. Phuket for 9 nights childless!
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