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Been backpacking to India/Thailand?

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VivaLeBeaver Wed 30-Jan-13 21:51:31

I've been to Thailand travelling many years ago. It's too hot for chocolate and I say that as a chocoholic. I don't think I missed any uk food, the food over there is amazing. Mainly the Thai food but also the best Burger King in the world in Bangkok!

cheekyginger Wed 30-Jan-13 21:48:04

Cold hard cash! So he can treat himself to a night in a nice hotel as Moredof said....

jojane Fri 25-Jan-13 14:12:05

A good book.

Moredofbumsnet Fri 25-Jan-13 14:10:25

Best present I ever had was a £20 note and instuctions to head for the nearest aircon hotel for a large meal. This was 20 years ago and me and the aussie girl I was travelling with had a great break from £5 a day budget travel.

specialsubject Fri 25-Jan-13 10:09:23

if he isn't tiny, he'll be struggling to get clothes. Send him a loose cotton shirt or two.

chocolate and the hotter parts of India/Thailand are not a good mix.

ripsishere Fri 25-Jan-13 09:35:09

We never saw Cadburys in Thailand. The chocolate there is imported from Oz normally and, once it gets a bit warm is rather nasty and very expensive.

JimbosJetSet Fri 25-Jan-13 07:48:21

Ha thank you!! I'll buy some marmite. Can Cadburys be purchased in India/Thailand do you know?

ripsishere Fri 25-Jan-13 03:46:24

Marmite. We weren't back packing, we lived in Bangkok. Getting marmite was like seeing a unicorn. Spoken of, but when you visited the place it wasn't there.
Salt and vinegar crisps aren't that postable.

JimbosJetSet Thu 24-Jan-13 19:57:57

Then please can I have some inspiration, I haven't been. My brother is there for six months and I would like to send him a birthday present. I'm thinking something consumable would fit the bill of not too heavy and not taking up space in his belongings - what UK food/products did you miss when you were travelling? Thanks!

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