When you’re traveling to Thailand, it is a good idea to purchase travel insurance. If you cannot afford the insurance, then don’t travel there.
For instance, let’s say you want to rent a car and drive around in Thailand. What happens if you get into a car accident? Will you have coverage? Well, your travel insurance will cover you if you possess an International Drivers Permit and active motorcycle license.
In the event that you get robbed in Thailand, you need to dial 1555 to call the Travel Police. They will give you a local police report which you will need to give to your insurance company after you return to your own country. This is the only way the insurance company will reimburse you for what was stolen. Make sure you call the insurance company after you call the travel police. Your insurance policy comes with emergency contact information which you will receive after you purchase the policy.
Most hotels have a safety deposit box or safe that guests can use. Keep your personal belongings in it. Make copies of your airline tickets, insurance cards, passport, vouchers, and bank cards. Keep these copies in various locations so that you can use them if your original personal effects get stolen.
If you’re staying at a luxury style hotel, they may not let you use jet skis there. They find jet skis cause a lot of accidents, noise, and pollution for their guests. Don’t worry, you can rent a jet ski by the hour at Jomtien Beach. There are more expensive jet ski rental locations on Koh Samet Beach, Koh Samui Beach, and Patong Beach.
It is important to know at least some native words of the country you’re visiting. In Thailand, you’ll find that many of the shopkeepers speak English well. But try to speak slowly in case they’re not too proficient in the language. This kind of consideration will earn you their respect.
Thailand is a very humid country. You will be sweating a lot there, so expect it to soak into your clothes. Fortunately, it is cheap to do your laundry in most of the hotels there. Just be prepared to wait 24 hours for your clean laundry to come back. If you’re only staying a couple of days at a hotel, then get your laundry done at a street laundry service instead. You’ll save money that way.