Moving to Bangkok – 5 Things You Should Consider Bringing From Home
The process of moving from one place to another can be as exciting as it can be scary. There are a lot of things one does not know to expect and on top of the stress of going to a completely new environment, it can be quite overwhelming. However, with the right guidance and enough research you may be able to make the whole event a bit less hectic and a lot more fun!
Bangkok is a big city with horrendous traffic, rich culture, and humid weather. It has much to offer to those who are planning on moving to the city. The city offers a number of good things travelers and residents can enjoy—most of all the good food. So what do you need to bring with you to the new settlement?
Most of the time, you probably feel as if every single thing you have from home will need to go with you—even your favorite couch! This is only natural because you are so used to your natural element and the thought of not having everything the same is unnerving. But worry not! You can move to Bangkok without taking your house with you. There only a few essential things you should bring with you to the new city.
Let’s look at a few of those things:
Moisturizers and deodorants
In Bangkok, almost (99%) of creams and moisturizers contain a whitening agent. For some people, this can result in harsh reactions and awkward appearance of skin. To avoid this, just carry your own creams and moisturizers.
English language books and magazines
You will need something to keep you distracted on plane rides or long drives or just when you get lonely. In Bangkok, finding English books and/or magazines can be a task all on its own. It best you carry your own books and magazines to avoid the unnecessary adventure. Better yet, use you kindle so you don’t have to carry a stack of books!
Moving with your electronics is a smart idea because you cannot be ensured to be able to purchase the same quality of electronics in Bangkok largely because of the grey market operations. Instead, stay on the safe side and bring your laptop, television, music players and other electronics you may have.
Tampons and condoms
For ladies, tampons in Bangkok are difficult to find and when you do find them, the price is unimaginably higher than it is from home. It is better if you bring them from home to avoid unnecessary spending and inconvenience. For men who use extra large condoms, it is advised to bring them from home because in Bangkok, they are generally difficult to find at convenient locations.
Cosmetics and sunscreen
Carry the make-up you use and in good quantities because it is not guaranteed you will find them in the city. This is also to help you avoid buying and using any products that may disagree with your skin. Instead, carry the brands you are used to.
Moving from your home country to Bangkok should be an exciting experience that adds another perspective to your life. But, to make it slightly more enjoyable, avoid hassles and carry the essentials with you.