~ 10 ways to get more Bang for your Bhat ~
We were pretty excited to arrive in Thailand. Yes we were looking forward to the white sandy beaches and sunshine, but before that we had to make the most of being in an real city (Bangkok), where we could actually wander through air-conditioned malls and get far too excited at the prospect of buying some new clothes.
We may have gotten a little too excited; and between shopping, cinemas & roof top bars, we managed to spend a considerable chunk of our monthly Thailand budget in about 5 days. When we had enough of the big city, we headed off to find the perfect beach retreat on the island of Ko Pha Ngan, and to recoup some of our spending, tightened our belts so much that we got kicked out of our ‘family run’ guesthouse “for not spending enough” (We actually thought this was pretty cool…yay us!).
So, if you’re not visiting this infamous island just to let your hair down and party all night at the Full Moon Party (known as FMP to the cool kids), here’s our guide to relaxing in this beautiful part of the world on a budget:
ARRIVING, DEPARTING & GETTING AROUND
THINGS TO SEE
Our average daily spending while on the island was TBH 1517 / GBP 29.70 / AUD 59.56 for two people.
We definitely found Thailand to be one of the more expensive Asian countries we’ve visited so far, so we were pretty chuffed we could bring it back in line with the budget, and not have to leave our paradise islands because we spent all our money in Bangkok :)
* All currencies in Thai Bhat (฿).
EMMA & PETE
We're just two Aussie's who met in London, married in Prague and travelled overland back to Australia.