It is a really beautiful place to visit, albeit basics were hard to come by when I was there. When one is used to the easy access to things we take for granted in Thailand ie convenience stores, transport options, free toilets in venues etc it can be a bit of a shock at first. The amount of times people tried to hit us for $1 for the key to open a toilet door, carry our basket in a shop and so on was a pain. But no doubt if it opens up more these inconveniences may diminish with more money in circulation.
On the positive side a bottle of Bacardi was only €3 in a night club, way too expe