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Sawadhee Khap! Five Essential Things You Should Prepare Before Going to Bangkok This Summer
02 May 2019IDEASBY SweetEscape

Sawadee Khap! Welcome to The Land of a Thousand Smiles! Bangkok (and Thailand in general) is already a popular travel destinations for many Indonesians due to its' short flight duration (only a little over 3.5 hours from Jakarta), similar weather, and familiar tasting cuisines. Before going to Bangkok for your holiday–or just in case you're the winner of our Sweet Summer Escape challenge–check out these things you should prepare to make your summer more memorable!

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by Thana for SweetEscape in Bangkok

1. Purchase a Local SIM Card

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by Bale for SweetEscape in Bangkok

Nowadays, having internet connection wherever you go is extremely crucial. Not only does it help you to access travel recommendation apps, actually finding places using maps, and stay updated on social media, it also allows you to access SweetEscape's app, download your photo shoot results within three days, and post the great photos on your social media! Sometimes, relying on free Wi-Fi only is not enough, so make sure that you're connected wherever you go by buying a local SIM Card, or better yet, get your personal Wi-Fi router from IZIRoam. Use the code IZIESCAPE25 when checking out to get 25% off your order!

2. Transport Tickets

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by Bale for SweetEscape in Bangkok

Of course, the most famous mode of transportation in Bangkok are Tuk-Tuks. These Thai-equivalent of Indonesia's bajaj can be found everywhere around the city. However, sometimes when you want to visit places that are of quite some distance away from where you're staying, relying on Tuk-Tuks alone is not enough. Try riding the Bangkok BTS mass rapid transit system, which will practically take you anywhere, or take bus and ferries to reach further places. To avoid the queue in stations and terminals, buy your tickets online beforehand.

3. Sunscreen & Mosquito Repellent

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Like Indonesia, Thailand is a tropical country. Although the weather is usually nice, this also means that the sun is shining aplenty and sometimes mosquitoes might attack you. To tackle this issue, simply apply a good amount of sunscreen with enough SPFs for you skin, and use mosquito repellent sprays before you go, especially before hunting for street food on the evening! Wearing long sleeved tops and trousers can also be another option to protect yourselves from mosquito bites.

4. Diarrhea Treatment

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by Preecha for SweetEscape in Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for its' street food! From the famed Tom Yum soup and Pad Thai, to Young Papaya Salad and Crab Omelette, to mouthwatering desserts such as Mango Sticky Rice and Candied Cassava, and literally hundreds of other dishes, the streets of Bangkok is filled with good food, and most of them are available practically anywhere in the city. However, Thai food is generally spicy and rich in coconut milk, and sometimes our stomachs are not used to this. Don't forget to bring your preferred gastric medicines to make sure that your Thai street food experience is uninterrupted by stomach ache.

5. Bring Tissue & Hand Sanitizer

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Speaking about street food, more often than not the full experience of enjoying these delicious treats using our own hands, not fork and spoon. However, since tissue and soap isn't always available in public places in Thailand, do remember to bring your own travel-sized tissue and hand sanitizer. It will help you avoid getting diarrhea, and will ensure that you can enjoy all the street food without worrying about all the mess.

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Make your summer in Bangkok memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to 2000+ professional photographers in more than 400 cities around the world, so all you have to do is to create your memories, while we take great photos of your every moment! This summer, enjoy special promotions for your photoshoot by using the code MEMORABLESUMMER80 to get USD 80 off and 20 extra photos for your 2-Hours Session or MEMORABLESUMMER20 to get USD 20 off and 20 extra photos for your 1 hour session. Use the code now and let's #MakeSummerMemorable!

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Lexi Gancayco's Healthy Summer
20 May 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Fitness enthusiast and instructor Lexi Gancayco shared her healthy tips to prepare yourselves to welcome summer!

1. How Do You Get Your Summer Body Ready?

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Honestly I don't think there's such a thing as a 'Summer Body'. You'd want to keep your body healthy and fit consistenly all year round. But I think how you keep your body consistently healthy and fit is really by having a good balance of consistent work out and a balanced diet; not depriving yourselves of anything but not indulging too much on good food as well.

2. When You Go On A Holiday Sometimes Your Diet and Fitness Regime Got Messed Up. How Do You Maintain Your Fitness During Trips?

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by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali

Of course when you are on holidays or vacations, you really should maximize the whole experience of wherever you are, so you should not deprive yourselves of any experience–including food–, but as I mentioned before, you should also not indulge yourselves too much. It's all about balance. For example, if you know that you're going to have a big meal that night, do a lot of activities like walking or working out in the hotel for 30-45 mins in the next morning. You should not even do it everyday, doing some workout every other day is enough. Basically, watch what you eat; it's all about balance.

3. Any Must-Have Healthy Food / Drink For Your Travels?

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Water! Wherever you go, bring water with you. I had to learn this the hard way because I was on vacation last year and I fainted out of dehydration. I didn't realize that I didn't have enough water. So wherever you go, fill up a water bottle with you, and keep yourself hydrated.

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Make your summer in Bali memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to 2000+ professional photographers in more than 400 cities around the world, so all you have to do is to create your memories, while we take great photos of your every moment! This summer, enjoy special promotions for your photoshoot by using the code MEMORABLESUMMER80 to get USD 80 off and 20 extra photos for your 2-Hours Session or MEMORABLESUMMER20 to get USD 20 off and 20 extra photos for your 1 hour session. Use the code now and let's #MakeSummerMemorable!

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