We are often asked:
What is the first thing I should do when I arrive in Bangkok Thailand?
Our three part answer is always the same:
Check into your hotel and drop off your bags. Most likely your flight was long and tiring, but don’t go to sleep. (Note: When you stay in Bangkok, you’ll want your hotel’s location to be around Sukhumvit Soi 1 and Sukhumvit Soi 20.)
2- Get a Massage
In America an hour massage costs a minimum $60. In Thailand the price for a regular massage is between 9 – 12 dollars. Take advantage of this while you can.
For the men out there who like something a little “special.” You can get a soapy body massage at Annies Body Massage on Soi 2 or get an Oil Body Massage at Mangos on Soi 24 (or Snow White on Soi 26).
3- Get a Thai Phone Sim Card
Buy a Thai sim card so you can make phone calls in Thailand without outrageous international calling fees. The cost of a sim card is between 1 – 3 dollars and can be bought at any phone store, mall, or inside most 7 elevens.
If your phone is not unlocked or does not have an option of a sim card, buy a cheap phone in Thailand. A basic phone costs about 20 – 30 dollars.
Trust us, having a Thai phone number will make life much easier when coordinating with friends or those of the opposite sex.