My travel companions and I are packing for our one month long trip to Bangkok and I'm wondering if it's convenient for us to get toiletries and other day to day items there or if I should just pack a bunch of stuff just in case. Ideally, we'd like to travel as light as possible, so I'm hoping there's some equivalent to a CVS or Walgreens out there. Anyone know?
It's super convenient to get toiletries out in Bangkok; there are 7-11s ALL OVER Thailand, even in the smallest, most random of towns! In larger towns, there are even huge discount department stores that are the equivalent to Target or Walmart.
As a Westerner gal, though, I did notice a few peculiar things about toiletries in Thailand:
Apparently people in Thailand do not really use sunscreen, tampons, or antiperspirant.
Other than those three items, I was able to get everything else I needed, lotions, tissues, medication, snacks, etc. So yeah, super convenient!
Oh, way! Not only are there 7-11's everywhere, but there's a Big-C at a mall in the middle of the city. It's like the Thai version of Walmart or Target and its got EVERYTHING there. I was in Bangkok for two months last year and every couple of weeks, a group of us from the hostel where we were staying would cab it there for a Big-C run, kind of like a Costco run.
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