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Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

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Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

We are travelling to Bangkok first, then fly onto Koh Samui, do not want to really weigh my suitcase down if I can buy sun tan lotion etc there - many thanks

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1. Re: Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

Hi

You can buy sun lotion in Thailand but it's very expensive and you only have a few options. You also have to be careful not to buy whitening sun lotion which the Thai's use to lighten rather than darken skin.

I personally always take it with me, but then again I pack next to nothing when going on holiday so a few bottles makes next to no difference in weight!

Safe and happy travels

Harbin, China
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2. Re: Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

Hi,

True enough its expensive in Thailand but sometimes you can get good deals at Boots, their branches can be found in the major malls in and around Bangkok.

Cuneo, Italy
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3. Re: Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

I alwais buy it in Italy, I find it more cheaper, especially than 7/11 in KT.

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4. Re: Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

Sunscreen in Thailand tends to be mainly low SPF even at Boots and you need factor 20 at least if not 30.

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5. Re: Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

I always buy in UK.

Newcastle upon...
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6. Re: Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

Thanks guys I will buy it here

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7. Re: Would you buy sun tan lotion in the UK or in Thailand

Same here; always buy it at home as not all work for me and it's cheaper.

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