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Patong - Walk - 9
MARCH / APRIL 2020: OVERVIEW: My ‘6 Year Around The World’ tour is complete. We are going back to some of the best Retirement Locations in S. E. Asia. … we now look at Patong, Phuket, Thailand … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (or the ‘THB’). I will refer to them as T$s. At the time of writing, the wholesale exchange rates were: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 Published Wholesale Rate T$32.16 T$35.62 T$39.81 Effective Exchange Rate T$30.59 T$33.89 T$37.89 You will NOT get these wholesale rates (read the ‘Money’ section, below); expect to lose 5%. I […]

Patong – Thailand – Information (COVID-19)



Chiang Mai - CAT Motors - 17
MARCH 2020: OVERVIEW: My 2 daughters and I flew from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Chiang Mai, Thailand on AirAsia. … this is our Chiang Mai story … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (or the ‘THB’). I will refer to them as T$s. At the time of writing, the exchange rates were: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 Published Wholesale Rate T$31.47 T$35.73 T$40.73 Effective Exchange Rate T$30.21 T$34.30 T$39.10 You will not get these wholesale rates; expect to lose a minimum of 4% … and as much as 6% (see, below). Over time, these exchange rates will change. […]

Chiang Mai – Thailand – CAT Motors Motorbike Rental – Living Ideas



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APRIL 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start at Bangkok airport and include: Taxi from Don Muang Airport to Bangpli 26 nights in Bangpli Taxi from Bangpli to Don Muang Airport My costs end at Don Muang airport (where I catch my flight to Siem Reap booking through CHEAPFLIGHTS.COM). I was, effectively, BACKPACKING in Bangpli and living more cheaply than a GRANDPAcker would. I have made price adjustments accordingly so that GRANDPAckers get a more accurate picture of their likely costs. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Bangpli. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this […]

Bangpli – Thailand – GRANDPAcking Costs



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FEBRUARY 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start and end in Ranong. I spent the whole 14 nights in a Beach Bungalow on Aow Yai Beach. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Koh Phayam. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: ACTUAL COSTS: Accommodation: Typical accommodation was a Bungalow 20m from the beach with double bed, front deck, hammock, and COLD WATER shower. Food: Typical food for the day would be about THB315. Breakfast: Fried […]

Koh Phayam – Thailand – GRANDPAcking Costs



Bangpli - Sananwan Palace Road
APRIL 2015: OVERVIEW: Bangpli (or Bangplee) is a south eastern suburb of Bangkok. My trip to Bangpli was all about finding out what it would be like to be a GRANDPAcking couple in Bangkok’s suburbs. I have done a few postings on Thailand: go to SEARCH POSTS and enter Thailand. Bangpli is much the same so, in this POST, I will concentrate on the differences. TRAVEL MONEY: As you would expect, there are Banks and ATMs everywhere in Bangkok and its suburbs. Getting money is not a problem. I sought out an ATM that had the THB30,000 maximum and withdrew […]

Bangpli – Thailand – Information



Ko Phayam - Contact Resort - Coconut Shake View
FEBRUARY 2015: OVERVIEW: I flew directly to Krabi via Kuala Lumpur (KL). Starting with a couple of days in Krabi, I headed up the coast to Ranong on the public aircon bus (7 hours), took the speed boat out to Koh Phayam (30 mins), stayed 2 weeks in Koh Phayam, returned to Ranong by speedboat, caught the public aircon bus down to Khao Lak (4 hours), stayed in Khao Lak a few days, then caught the public aircon bus back to Krabi for  a couple more nights before flying back to KL. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Khao […]

Andaman Coast – Thailand – GRANDPAcking Costs