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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



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



Ko Phayam - Lazy Hut - Wine Sunset
FEBRUARY 2015: OVERVIEW: To read about Arriving in Koh Phayam click here. In contrast to Malaysia, when you land in Thailand you land back into a more dis-organised, less- structured world where things just some-how happen. People drive using ’the force’ and don’t necessarily obey the rules of the road. On the islands, English is spoken widely and you can generally get understood – by both the locals as well as the tourists.   KNOW THIS FIRST: The minimum wage in Thailand isn’t much different from that in Indonesia (see my write up on Gili Air for more details). Having said that, islands like […]

Koh Phayam – Thailand – Information