Food is something that few of us can do without when travelling. Many petrol stations have clean eating places and even restaurants where, you could find some delicious snacks or an entire meal. With many of these eating services closing late night, the food at the convenience store inside the petrol station proves to be very useful. Depending on which route in Thailand you are driving through, you could just find your famous hamburger or pizza franchise located within the petrol station. Convenience stores at the gas stations also stock - 'do it yourself' cofee and coco corners with both hot and cold options. Should you pick a snack from the store that requires heating, request the staff to help you get that done in their microwave oven.
Another facility that you could find in many Thai petrol stations is the ATM money withdrawal service. You could withdraw money using most debit or credit cards. Just make sure that you do not leave your cards, purse or other belongings at the ATM counter. If you plan to use some money at the petrol station, it is a good idea to keep just a few notes easily accessible - do this before you get down from your vehicle. And if you are looking to change a 500 or 1,000 baht note for smaller denominatios, you can do that when paying for the petrol. Most convenience stores will gladly change bigger notes to smaller ones if you make a small purcase at the store. Don't make it a habit however - but, you could actually make a 50 baht purchase at the gas station convenience store and present a 1,000 baht note for the payment.
There is one other time when the facilities at a Thai petrol station will be useful. A long road journey in Thailand can leave you tired and exhausted and even sleepy. Parking for a while at the petrol station, downing a hot coffee and stretching your legs around can be a good and healthy idea. And before you return to your vehicle and continue your journey, make sure that any papers and garbage that was created by you is dropped into the dustbin. Just keep in mind that you could enjoy all these facilities even without filling a drop of petrol into your vehicle. Double check that everyone in your group has made it into the vehicle - then continue on your safe journey. If you are travelling with children, make one last check to see if any of them would like to use the toilet.
We must admit that the mobile telephone services in Thailand are quite impressive. But if you do happen to be faced with a low signal situation you will be glad to know that both internet and phone service signals are likely to be stronger near a petrol station. Many petrol stations provide wifi services at no charge. Communication facilities throughout Thailand should be showing significant improvement in the next 2 to 3 years. Public call booths are also installed and kept in working condition in many gas stations, you can make both local and international calls from these booths.
Here are some things that we do when we
drive around in Thailand. We are lucky enough to have professional
drivers to take us around. When we do the eating and stretching
around part at the petrol station, we always buy a few small things
for the driver too. A bottle of water, a wet cooling napkin, a can
of readymade cool coffee and some small snack. And if you do not
know what exactly to buy for your driver, you could probably give
him a 100 baht just once in the day - he will be grateful and
appreciate your kind gesture. One place that we never miss at the
petrol station is the coffee shop. This is professionally made
coffee - a wide range of coffee, tea and coco both, hot and cold.
The coffee at the convenience store would generally be limited in
range but also, cost less.We must admit though that the coffee
lovers in our team aim for the best coffee available.
We do hope that you have a wonderful journey in Thailand. Political changes and economic hardships have taken their toll on the local people. Smiles might have become rarer but, just flash a smile and you will surely get one in return. The country still remains one of the most tourist friendly destinations for international visitors. Driving can be tense during festival times when, long holidays bring people and vehicles on the road. To beat this sort of traffic, you could either travel a day or two before the holidays begin and return a day before or after they end. Keep in mind that drunken driving can be dangerous and is also against the law. If speaking Thai is not your cup of tea, it is better to follow the laws and rules and stay away from uncomfortable situations.
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