Q: Is it safe to come to Thailand?
A: Yes, We honestly can say that Thailand is a save country.
The resent bombs in Bangkok were very small and probable set off to fight a dispute between politics.
The crime rate in Thailand is much lower then in most western city’s. Still there are people trying to hussle you, we will tell you about what to look out for.
The very deep south (a small area next to the border with Malaysia) is not save to go to.
Food and beverage:
Q: What if I don’t like thai food?
A: Thai food is well known for it good taste and quality.
Western food is everyware available, fast food like Pizzahut and good restaurants etc.
The hygiene in most restaurants is very good.
Q: Is it save to use ice-cubes in my drink?
A: Yes, Most of all the ice-cubes used in Thailand are produced in the factory. Even the street venders use factory produced cubes. Electricity is expensive and the Thai are using high quantity of ice-cubes, every morning you can see big trucks distributing big bags of ice-cubes. You can recognize factory ice-cubes by their hallow shape.
Health and Medical Care:
Q: What sirum injections do I need to have?
A: Contact your local doctor for precise information. Generally you need Hepatitis A, DTP and Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) injection.
Q: What is the quality of the medical and dental care?
A: In Thailand there are private and state run hospitals.
The state run hospitals are reasonable. The knowledge of the doctors is good, but the facility’s are limitated.
The private hospitals are the best in the world. People from all over the world come to thailand for medical treatment, like cosmatic operation because of the good qaulity, low price and excellent service. In the best hospitals you don’t have the feeling that you enter a hospital, but an 5 star hotel.
Dental care is also very good and cheap in Thailand.
Q: What kind of material is on the floor at the gyms in Thailand? How do i prevent getting a big blisters on my feet?
A: Most gyms have a concrete floor. In the area where you work on the heavy bags there is in most gyms a soft carpet to help protect new students feet and to prevent slipping if the floor gets wet from sweat, and in the ring you have got the canvas.
Blisters under the feet, especially the big toe is the most common problem for new students. Once you had your first blisters and they are healed, you get thick skin and I won't happen again. If you don't want it to happen in your first week in Thailand, then try to harden your feet at home already.
We would highly advise is that you walk barfoot a lot in the weeks before you come to Thailand. Do rope skipping bare-foot on a concrete floor or pavement outside every day, this will also help you to build some cardio endurance for your training here.
When you do proper Muay Thai kicks you are on your toes a lot, especially when kicking, so theres a lot of abrasion under your big toe. After a while you get thick skin, so try to do that at home already.