Hi my name is Abi, I'm from Cornwall, UK and this is a blog about my experience as an English teacher in Thailand. Also travelling the beautiful South of Thailand during my time off. Hoping to inspire you to travel and my blog is of interest to you
The only down side to traveling a hot, beautiful foreign country has to be those mosquitos. Most people take all the precautions before traveling, but after seeing the prices for the injections and tablets, I thought I’d risk it.
First few months were horrible. I was bitten alive and its not the sight of the bites that annoy me the most its the constant itch. Even sleeping in my air con room with no window I zipped myself in a mosquito tent to big for my room, stinking of deet.
So I have two tips for you.
1. I started taking VITAMIN B tablets. I got a pot of 60 tablets and had one each morning for two months. By the end, it truly helped and I would go out without lagging myself in mosquito (also men) repellent. ;)
Basically taking the tablets for a while puts a scent in your skin that repels the mosquitos. Don’t panic if after a week your still getting bitten. Like all things, it will take a while for the vitamin to be in your body. I only used this method for two months and started seeing results after the first month and for a few weeks after I stopped taking the tablets.
It really worked and they are low cost. - Try it!
2. Coming to Thailand I stocked up on ‘Jungle Fever’ mosquito spray but its not cheap and it goes pretty quick. So when the last of it ran out and the plug- in officially had no scent I had to try the Thai lotions.
The small bottles you get at 7/11 for 50 Baht are seriously rubbish. They are cheap for a reason.
The thing I swear by is TIGER BALM. Its amazing. It smells good, and you can use it for anything. Its a handy little tip to know. You can use it as a repellant and for your bites, it stops the itching and helps to heal it.
Hope this helps, let me know what you think. :)