Chiang Mai Thailand Part 12: Luggage…the lesser the better!

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Some people have a habit of overpacking when they travel, and I am here to say that Thailand is definitely one of those countries that you do not need to do that. If I were you, I would take a carry on filled with just your phone charging cables, toiletries, few pairs of socks and undergarments and thats it. If you need to bring a cargo luggage bag, make sure that it is a small one, you really don’t need to bring too much stuff with you. Here is why….

I have met people who have lost their luggage before on their way to Thailand. You bring too many bags with you, and even though you might of paid for insurance, your luggage could end up in Costa Rica somewhere. I have seen it happen. So now that your luggage is on the other side of the globe, what are you going to do now? You are going to do what I originally said in the beginning, and that is buy what you need when you get there. 

Also, if you plan on traveling throughout South East Asia and you take an airline like Asia Airline, prepare to pay a lot of money for you luggage or throw it away. When I was leaving to go to China from Thailand, I took Asia Airline and they told me that I could take one carry on and one cargo luggage with me, but that other bag I would have to pay close to $400 dollars for. I ended up throwing that bag away. Most of what I had in there were important books that I received from training courses that I took that I would end up later on needing to use. 

It makes the security process at the airport so much easier to go through when you don’t have a lot with you. I didn’t have to worry about the gate closing on me, or airlines charging me a ridiculous amount for luggage when I would just have a carry on with me. And that’s another thing, when you have cargo luggage bags with you and you are in an international airport running late press for time, the last thing you want to do is stand on a long line waiting for your bags to get checked. I have had the gate close on me before, and I was lucky that it was a domestic flight going within China and the ticket was only $70 and not an international flight. I added this blog post to a Chiang Mai title and not a general traveling title is because if you fly within South East Asia using Asia Airlines and you have a lot of stuff with you, be ready to come out the pocket a couple hundred dollars. 

So that’s pretty much it, real simple and straight to the point. Travel light when you are going to Thailand. These incidents won’t happen to everyone, but I have seen it enough to know. You go away to Thailand and your luggage is in another country and you won’t end up getting it back until later on after you are already back from your trip. So take heed to what I am saying in this blog post. Add me to Line Messenger: splashwave210 


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