• Communicating while in Thailand

    Communicating while in Thailand

    We take global communications for granted. We can call, email, text, message, and video chat. We can do it the old-fashioned way, on landlines, or on cell phones, satellite phones, smart phones, tablets, or computers. We can use Facebook, Twitter, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, iMessage, and many more applications to communicate. While it may be a bit […]

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  • What to Bring – A Personal First Aid Kit for International Travel

    What to Bring – A Personal First Aid Kit for International Travel

    Stuff happens, and at inopportune times. So it’s best that you’re prepared. We will have a group first aid kit, but it is prudent to have a personal one as well. Not a huge one that will take care of any possible accident or disease that could happen. You’d need an entire hospital and a […]

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  • Powering all your electronics in Thailand

    Powering all your electronics in Thailand

    As you probably guessed, electrical standards abroad are different. The US uses 120v/60Hz. Thailand uses 220v/50Hz. That means if you plug an appliance that is set for 120v/60Hz into an outlet in Thailand, there will probably be lots of sparks and smoke, and possibly some charred flesh. I did this once in Uganda, and the resulting smoke […]

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  • Money, Money, Money

    Money, Money, Money

    You’ll need money in Thailand. In Thailand, the currency is the baht, and 35 baht is roughly equivalent to US $1. If you want to check the current exchange rates, a good site is xe.com. Dollars are not very widely accepted here in Thailand, so you will have to get some baht when you’re here.

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  • What to Bring – Paperwork

    What to Bring – Paperwork

    There are some critical pieces of paperwork that you need to bring to Thailand:

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  • What to Bring – Baggage

    What to Bring – Baggage

    Count on packing pretty light.  Bring one medium bag to check in, and a carry-on that can double as an everyday bag to carry with you for the trip  A backpack or courier-type bag is appropriate for the carry-on. And remember, the other checked bag will be filled with donations; we will provide the bag. […]

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