TIPS & REMINDERS
The exchange rate* for Thailand baht to Philippine peso is about THB 1 to PHP 1.37.
The universal Thai greeting is “Sawadee,” followed by “ka” if the speaker is female, and “kap” if the speaker is male. Say this along with the “wai,” a gesture that consists of placing your hands in prayer position at your chest and bowing your head.
Thais don’t speak English as well as Filipinos do, so expect to do lots of pointing and repeating yourself to be understood.
Thais love their royalty, so don’t mock the Thai Royal Family. At all.
If you plan on visiting temples during your stay, make sure you pack clothing that covers your shoulders, elbows, and knees.
When riding taxis, always insist that the driver turn on the meter, except when coming to and from the airport—agreeing on a rate with the driver is more acceptable.
Learn to take the Skytrain (BTS) or the Subway (MRT) because the traffic in Bangkok can be insane. It’s a good idea to get accommodations that are close to the BTS and MRT stations to make going around the city easier.
In Bangkok, you’ll likely spot girls who look too perfect for words. Keep in mind that there’s a huge chance they're "ladyboys." * as of press time, check again for an update