Roadhouse 30min Guides (moving to Bangkok, Thailand): 5 Things to bring to Bangkok!

Roadhouse 30min Guides (moving to Bangkok, Thailand): 5 Things to bring to Bangkok!

You can buy 99% of everything you need in Bangkok, but here are a few things I suggest based on personal experience.

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  1. Personal Electronics: Anything made from “Apple” in Thailand is more expensive! iPhones, iPads, iPod, appleWatch…! Android phones and tablets like Samsung, LG, Motorola are similar in price. Also, bring a good wifi router from home.
  2. Computers: Bring these items from home – it’s more expensive in Thailand!
  3. DSLR’s, Lenses, Video Cameras – any “Pro” equipment!
  4. High-End “name brand” Jewelry and Fashion accessories – MUCH more expensive in Thailand! High-end watches, purses, shoes…brands like Gucci, Prada, LV, Dior, Hermes, Chanel, Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Montblanc – are more expensive! For example Nike “free” running shoes here are twice the price! Anything “name brand” will be 25-100% more.
  5. Two great bottles of WINE! This may sound strange – many wines imported to Thailand are spoiled…it’s hot here!  And they don’t know how to properly “ship and store” wines. There are many wine shops – often over priced. I suggest packing two excellent bottles of wine (in travel sleeves – you can find them in Amazon) into your check-in suitcases. Hard liquor is everywhere and much cheaper! My bottle of Johnnie Walker “Blue Label” is $100 less than the states. The “craft beer” scene is exploding in Bangkok – with many “craft brew” bars opening all over town. Just bring wine:)IMG_0995.jpgIMG_0989.jpg

Everything else you can buy here in Bangkok! You can get tailored made suits, shirts and dress shoes made – cheap clothing is everywhere!

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Your condo will be furnished, but we have an Ikea in the “Mega BangNa” mall if you need anything else.

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Do not bring any kitchen appliances from the States, the voltage here is 220. I learned the hard way! I burned out a Nespresso machine and a NutraBullet blender:(  You can buy 220 kitchen appliances here.

Keep a lookout for my new book – Living On $1,000 a Month in Bangkok, Thailand! Coming out Q4 2017!

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Will Roadhouse

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