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alasdairw

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active Sep 2015
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    I got back from my trip on Friday. I agree with Colin, pack little. I had hand luggage only, clothes wise I took - 7 tshirts, 7 pairs underwear, 3 shorts, flip flops, espadrilles (never wore), 1 pair of trousers, 1 lightweight coat (never wore) and it was plenty (you pay about £2 for laundry). Other stuff I brought were headphones, chargers, guidebook (used my phone most of the time), toiletries.

    My biggest recommendation is to buy a sim with internet access, it saved so much faffing between wifi spots.

    I did the following:
    3 nights Bangkok
    2 nights Chiang Mai
    6 nights Pai
    3 night Chiang Mai
    8 night Koh Tao
    1 night Bangkok

    I took a cooking class in Chiang Mai from tripadvisor - it was fun although I don't remember much. I had friends who went trekking and they said it was cracking, but it does kill quite a few of your days so consider if its worth it. I also went to an elephant sanctuary (nice but pricey) and also spent all my time in Koh Tao diving which I loved.

    I'm not too sure about bike routes, but you can hire a bike anywhere and most decent hotels/hostels have them for free, although consider how hot it is. I was pooped after 30 minutes. I did hire a scooter in Pai as most attractions were some distance out - I wouldn't recommend it unless you can ride one.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Had no problems with El Capitan apart from flux. Do it.

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    Vaccinations are a wise idea. Book in with your GP well in advance to avoid getting stung like I did. Hep A/b, typhoid, DPT plus usual boosters is a good start. Maybe rabies and malaria tablets

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    Time capsule is the obvious choice. Nice but pricey. I'm sure theres a better option out there though, maybe a WD? With any wireless external hard drive plug it in for the first backup.

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    Just wear the damn thing

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    I'm flying to Bangkok a week today for a 3 week trip. I've never been 'travelling' before and I'm going on my own. Trying to pack light but any recommendations of what to get/wear would be good also where to go. I've got a rough itinerary of Bangkok for a few days then Chiang Mai, fly down to the islands including Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Thanks hugo and @VanUden, I'll keep my guard up, it looked like such a reliable set up site.

    Switched out the bracelet for a zulu strap earlier this week, obligatory keyboard shot

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    New music app has definitely taken a step back. Also now running El Capitan, no issues just yet but I don't like the font change.

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    Has anyone used chrono24? It looks like a well set up website, but I just want someone elses opinion

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