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Essentials for travels in S E Asia

Lloydo64 (1 post) • 0

We are about to embark on a trip around S E Asia and are in need of a few things. Firstly we are looking for Malarone tablets (as this seems to be the best anti-malarial - Any comments/experiences/alternatives welcome!)
Secondly we are looking for Mozie nets to keep the blighters out.
If you have any ideas about where we can get these things in Kunming, pref as central as poss but if not any suggestions welcome.


gbtexdoc (218 posts) • 0

Mosquito net is Wénzhàng = 蚊帐 in Chinese. They are common here. Many small camping and outdoor stores have them as well as supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Carrefour.

atomic (156 posts) • 0

The best way to protect yourselves against mosquitoes is to buy the small mosquito dome tents. They come in a lightweight carry bag and can be put up anywhere with the fiberglass poles, the single size takes up about as much space as an umbrella. I bought mine in the wholesale area on Jin Bi Lu south of here next to the big carrefour supermarket, in the bedding area, but they can be bought just about anywhere they sell bedding.

gbtexdoc (218 posts) • 0

The folding tent-like mosquito nets are called 折叠蚊帐 = zhédié wénzhàng. That may help you in shopping if the store clerk doesn't speak English.

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