Travelling is not only a good time to relax after hard -working days. It also provides eye-opening opportunity for many people. This is especially the case for those visiting different countries with different cultures and experiencing the change in sceneries, cityscapes, cuisines, surroundings and people.
For foreigners traveling to and in Bangkok, they will surely acquire new experiences–something they have never seen in their home country. This is the reason why Bangkok has become one of the most popular tourist destinations which travelers from across the world would like to visit at least once in their life. With traveling now becoming me convenient and much more affordable, your preparation is an important factor that can ensure your worry-free travel.
Tips and recommendations for travelers
1. Buy Internet SIM Card or Pocket Wi-fi
Traveling in another city or country, if you do not have access to the Internet for looking up information and connecting with local people and places, your trip can become rather difficult. For this reason, we recommend buying an Internet SIM Card or Pocket Wi-fi during your travel. In Thailand, there are many SIM card and Internet service providers. The most prominent are AIS, True Move and DTAC; all of these Internet SIM card and Pocket Wi-Fi can be bought as package for a specific duration, depending on the length of your trip. The main difference is that if you are traveling by yourself, getting an Internet SIM Card should be your go-to option since it is much cheaper. If you come as a group, however, using Pocket Wi-fi , which can be shared and paid for by all different users , will be cheaper and more worthwhile.
2. Always carry an adapter with you
For first-time travelers, they may forget this important suggestion which is very important for any trip abroad because electrical outlets/sockets in each country can be different from one another. This may cause problems when charging some of your electronic gadgets. Therefore, we recommend buying a multi-outlets adapter that also come with USB ports
3. Always carry painkillers with you
Access to medications in each country may be different from one another. In some countries, this can be done very easily with pharmacies located at every corner. In other countries, however, the same medicine may be hard to find or extremely expensive. There fore, it is advisable to carry some medicines with you when you travel . The most indispensible medicine for this purpose is Paracetamol since it can help with minor illnesses such as cold, fever, headache, or dizziness. If the symptoms worsen or do no get better, it is recommended that you visit a clinic or go to the hospital to get proper treatment. Furthermore, paracetamol can also help with fatigue for those who like to walk and explore the city and total a daily distance of many kilometers.
4. Know where you are going
Even though travelling randomly can be exciting and fun since you ma discover the kind of place that you never expect or outside the travel review radars, you still need to define the points of interest that you would like to visit in your journey to still keep you in the direction and prevent you from getting lost and waste your trip time for the day. Planning the places that you are visiting, at least roughly, in advance can help you make the most of your time, especially for those who are short on the time and have only 2-3 days for the trip.
5 Learn some local language
It is certainly convenient for an English speaker travelling to an English-speaking country. But this is certainly not always the case. As is the case for Thailand, speaking English only might not be enough because some locals will not want to speak English with you or be able to communicate in a way that can get their message across. This can result in a misunderstanding. For this reason, it is recommended that you learn some basic words such as basic greetings like Sawasdee (Hello) Kho Thot (Sorry) Khob Khun (Thank You) as well as some self-introduction, some words and sentences for telling direction; left or right as well as some number to make things easier when you go shopping.
6. Download Grab Application
Application like Grab can help a lot if you want to hail a ride and do not know how to speak the local language. Application like this can help you pin your exact location and the destination that you would like to go to. It will be clear both for you and for the driver. The fee and fare for such service are also sometimes cheaper than hailing a taxi right off the street.
Get Ready for Your Trip in Silom and Sathorn
Both the Silom area and Sathorn area may be famous for its nightlife, but there are also many tourist attractions which you can enjoy during the day such as restaurants, museum, and public parks. You can walk around the alleyways in the area and see Bangkok from the local point of view. If you want to take a long walk this way, it is recommended that you put on some sunscreen. This is because Thailand is a hot and sunny country, Walking outdoor for an extended period of time may cause your skin to burn after which it can take several weeks to heal.
2. Prepare your stomach
This one is very important because in the Silom and Sathorn area, there are so many good restaurants. Be careful not to eat too much and leave some room in your stomach so that you can try different delicious and delightful dishes along the way. The food available in this area include Thai, local, Italian or even Chinese and Japanese food. Once you feel a little full, you can find a bar from hundreds you can choose from to enjoy a drink and chill out with some live music.
3. Book your accommodation in advance
Even though the Silom and Sathorn area , there are many hotels available, it is still advisable to book your hotel in advance because in this way you can choose the hotel that you like the most. When you first arrive in the area, you can also leave your luggage and explore before coming back to the hotel to spend the night. The hotel we would like to recommend in the Silom-Sathorn area is Triple Two Hotel Silom. This is a boutique hotel decorated in modern luxury style with warm-toned rooms that are accentuated by polished wood. Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. The hotel is easily accessible because it is located near both the MRT Silom Station. Likewise, BTS Sala Daeng Station in less than 2 kilometers away. This is the best option for people looking to explore the Silom-Sathorn area, both during the daytime and at night
Silom – Sathorn area is a very popular tourist area in Bangkok with people who are open and ready to welcome tourists of all nationalities. Thus, in order to make your travel fun and smooth you need to prepare well from packing of your luggage to learning and practicing how to speak some Thai. This tips willmake your trip smooth and you will be able to befriend some Thais and further enrich your travel experiences along the way