Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time  | #bangkok #thailand #phuket #kohsamui #travel

This month marks ten years of Koh Samui Sunset – bringing us to a tidy total of fifteen years’ Koh Samui sun damage expertise.

I’ve made little secret of the many mistakes I made on my first trip to Thailand. Granted, this was in 2003 (no iPhones, no Gmail, no Pinterest, no Kindles, no clue…) but if you like to know your stuff – using any one of these top five resources will mean you arrive in Thailand much better prepared than I did. Enjoy!

1. What to Wear in Thailand?

Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time – Number 1: What to Wear in Thailand?

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What to Wear in Thailand? Learn the Thai Dress Code – Find out exactly what to wear in Thailand: in Bangkok, at the beach, at Thai temples, and more. Plus, get fabric, footwear and expert Thai dress code tips.

2. What to Pack for Thailand?

Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time – Number 2: What to Pack for Thailand?

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What to Pack for Thailand? See your TOTAL Thai packing list: Clothes, Shoes & Gear to Pack for Thailand Find out what clothes, shoes and useful travel gear to pack for Thailand – plus what to know about packing electronics, toiletries and the perfect carry-on.

3. Ten Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Thailand

Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time – Number 3: Ten Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Thailand

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Strange but true … I packed so badly for my first trip to Thailand that my failure inspired this entire website and, later, The Koh Samui Guide. Are you planning your first time to Koh Samui or elsewhere in Thailand? If so, borrow my “older and wiser” list of top 10 mistakes to avoid.

4. The Best Things to Buy in Thailand

Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time – Number 4: The Best Things to Buy in Thailand

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Ready to shop? Thailand has designer goods, silks, antiques, snacks, souvenirs – and $2 T-shirts galore. Find out where, what and how to shop in Thailand.

5. What Do You Need for Thailand?

Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time – Number 5: What Do You Need for Thailand?

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Sixteen things you need for Thailand – including everything you definitely need, and things that you might. From staying safe in Thailand, to enjoying the beach – here’s your total list.

Bonus: How to Grow Your Own Dragon Fruit?

Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time – Bonus: How to Grow Your Own Dragon Fruit?

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If it’s a bizarre science project or the niche-iest of niche interests, I’m all over it. No surprise, then, that the sixth most-shared post in blog history has fringe appeal to those with time (and potting compost) on their hands. Learn how to grow dragon fruit from seed in a hot, humid climate – or – a cold climate.

Ten Years Later: Koh Samui Sunset's Top 5 Most-Shared Posts of All Time  | #bangkok #thailand #phuket #kohsamui #travel

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