This chapter of The Ultimate New Guide To
Thailand covers issues related to Safety and
includes topics from food and climate to
dangers as outlined below.
Click the link for each topic to connect to
the section with additional details.
Diet & Food Safety:
Most who travel to Thailand with experience
some foods different from what he/she is
accustomed to at home. For the most part
this is an exciting adventure that most
enjoy. It is also something that can raise a
few concerns. This section looks a many of
the pros and cons in experiencing Thai
Climate Issues: In
short Thailand is Hot. Some visitors are
seasonally used to this while others are
venturing into new territory. This opens the
door for some adverse health concerns. Most
of these can be addressed with a little
education about heat related illnesses.
Scams and Dangers in
Thailand: Unfortunately visiting a third
world country potentially exposes tourists
to scams. By far, most tourists visiting
Thailand will not encounter scams of any
significance, however, this guide would not
be complete without addressing this issue.
Most scams are "small" in nature and even if
caught they will likely have very little
impact on the holiday, yet most are still
avoidable with a little background
knowledge. Other scams can indeed costly, if
not ruining a holiday, so take a moment to
review the scams exposed in this guide.
Drinking (Alcohol) in
Thailand: Most who come to Thailand for
P4P also like to party and unless you are a
non-drinker, alcohol is definitely part of
the equation. Aside from for you may feel
the next day excess drinking in places like
Thailand can come with unforeseen
consequences. This guide will introduce you
to some of the reality.
Although there are places much worse than
the tourist areas of Thailand, pickpocket is
still a very real problem. This guide goes
into great details with tips and hints to
reduce the chances of losing your valuables.