I have several good friends who will be traveling abroad this summer to work with elephants in Thailand and wildlife in Zimbabwe. I wanted to get them each something that would be thoughtful, useful or fun, especially in a foreign land. I have never traveled abroad, so I am having a hard time deciding what is needed or wanted when one is in Thailand or Africa.
So, I am looking for something small and not terribly expensive. What would you have wanted on your trip to Thailand and/or Africa?
posted by Seppaku
on May 4, 2013 -
Which script / language is this
tattoo? What does it mean?
posted by Akeem
on Apr 10, 2013 -
The Thai elephant tourism industry advertises itself as pro-conservation, but according to reports, it is more often cruel and exploitative. Are there any legitimate opportunities to spend time among elephants in Thailand or elsewhere in a way that benefits them and fulfills my desire to see them up close? I am looking for information on short term visits, not long term volunteer gigs. Knowledgeable replies would be most appreciated. I've already done my own Internet searches on the matter.
posted by Wordwoman
on Feb 14, 2013 -
I will be backpacking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, so any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy
on Dec 30, 2012 -
Bangkok to Ko Mak and back again: Help me solve an impending travel conundrum in Thailand
(Transit nerds and Thai-speaking timetable readers welcome!) [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on Dec 12, 2012 -
The boyfriend and I are trying to plan a trip to SE Asia From Xmas Day to the first week of January. We are looking to fly to Bangkok or Singapore and then taking a train to the other, stopping at Kuala Lumpur and Penang on the way. Suggestions and tips on what to do, whether this is feasible or a good idea in that time of year would be greatly appreciated! We know there won't be enough time to do everything but aren't sure how much time to allocate to each city. We're open to any and all recommendations!
posted by picarosado
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Southeast Asia travel advice desired. Where should two vegetarians who speak English go for a 5 day vacation in mid December? [more inside]
posted by holyrood
on Apr 21, 2012 -
Thailand travel planning: trying to get from chiang mai to krabi to Denapasar,Bali as effectively as possible.
So far I found these options:
use Air Asia to phuket from chiang mai and take a cab for a couple hours to krabi. (to and and back)
Use discover thailand fares from thai airways, but they dont have direct flight to krabi, so travel takes like almost the entire day :(
Suggestions? travel time would be cnx to krabi 02/22 and krabi to bali 02/25.
posted by kirikara
on Jan 1, 2012 -
I recently saw a Thai music video and I'm hoping to find out the song and artist... [more inside]
posted by demagogue
on Jul 27, 2011 -
WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
posted by unionsquarepark
on Jul 4, 2011 -
How can I find someone in Thailand, who probably doesn't want to be found, without having to contact the one person who can contact him? [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Jan 31, 2011 -
I am going to be traveling to Thailand to on business for an a while and need advice on business etiquette and also fun things to do and the best places to see. I know there are guidebooks and yet I really enjoy off the beaten track scenes and local color. Should I be worried about safety as an American? This seems silly but bear with me, I just found out today and am trying to digest this....
posted by sfts2
on Dec 17, 2010 -
Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Dec 12, 2010 -
I'm about to book a flight from the UK to Bangkok (flying late Feb) to start a backpacking trip. I've got a recently renewed passport and funds for travel. I haven't got a flight back (not using a RTW ticket), travel insurance, VISAs, vaccinations or anything else yet. I want to book the flight so that it's real and happening, but is there anything else I really need to do FIRST? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Nov 6, 2010 -
Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Aug 14, 2010 -
Which low-cost airline has the best fares from Bangkok to Johannesburg around Late June / early July? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps
on Mar 8, 2010 -
[TravelFilter] I'm leaving the country next week, with no return ticket. I'll be starting off in Thailand (Bangkok), with a basic itinerary including other countries in Southeast Asia, Australia, and (eventually) Europe. I feel mostly prepared. But I'm curious as to what I'm forgetting? Your help is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by sacrifix
on Dec 10, 2009 -
Trying to call a number overseas... Despite having a international calling as part of my phone plan, I can't seem to get through! [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude
on Aug 23, 2009 -
I'm going to be in Thailand for a week with my brother. Need advice on where I should go and what I should do. In the very early stages of researching. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring
on May 8, 2009 -