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  • kriskeogh

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    Maybe this is a silly question as everyone has different budgets but me and Gem (my wife) have £2500 for 3 weeks between us. Is that sufficient.

    Hotels paid apart from 5 nights in Krabi. Internal flights paid. Need 2 1st class sleeper bunks bangkok - Chiang Mai, 2 1st class sleeper bunks Bangkok - Trang.

    Don't mind where we eat but not bringing posh clothes to do posh places anyway, so cafes, local bars/resturaunts are fine. As are night markets.

    Itinery

    Bangkok 2 nts
    Kanchanaburi 2 nts
    Ko Chang 5 nts
    Overnight Train
    Chiang Mai 3 nts
    Overnight Train (Bangkok - Surat Thani/Trang)
    Krabi 5 nts
    Bangkok 2 nts

    #1 Posted: 17/2/2012 - 12:50

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  • altmtl

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    I spend about 1000 to 1300 baht a day depending... 1st class trains are a waste of $$$, 2nd class is just fine.

    #2 Posted: 18/2/2012 - 01:22

  • adammont

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    Me and my girlfriend spent around £2000 in a month travelling around Thailand. went to kanchanaburi chumpon koh samui etc we lived very very well on this! i would imagine that u will have plenty of money

    #3 Posted: 19/2/2012 - 11:12

  • adammont

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    Me and my girlfriend spent around £2000 in a month travelling around Thailand. went to kanchanaburi chumpon koh samui etc we lived very very well on this! i would imagine that u will have plenty of money

    #4 Posted: 19/2/2012 - 11:19

  • THEIBC

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    12th October, 2011
    Location United Kingdom
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    £2500 is fine for two people even if you had to pay for all of your accommodation as well, you will have a great time. As said above 2nd class sleeper train is fine, but definitely get air con!

    If you do want to save a bit of money on restaurants or scuba diving, you might want to check out our discount card for SE Asia - The link is in my signature.

    #5 Posted: 21/2/2012 - 13:40

  • kriskeogh

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    16th November, 2011
    Posts: 34

    Thanks all.

    We don't intend on living lavishly despite it being a honeymoon, just nice meals once or twice and the rest of the time live it up in the night market or a local eatery. Not going after British or western food whilst there, can't think of anything worse.

    #6 Posted: 24/2/2012 - 14:28

  • MADMAC

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    "Not going after British or western food whilst there, can't think of anything worse."

    OK, you have a point on the British "cuisine".

    For vacationers, who aren't here very long, I can understand that the food here will be a bit more unique and you want to exploit that. That makes sense. If you are here for a long time though, you will find that local cuisine eventually gets boring. At least most people find that. Now, after five years, when I see a McDonalds (which is rare) it's irresistable. If you offered me the finest Thai cuisine ever prepared, or a Cheeseburger and fries from McDonalds, I would take the cheeseburger and fries.

    #7 Posted: 25/2/2012 - 01:53

  • altmtl

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    McDonalds!!!! - I wouldn't eat there if you paid me. I find western food in asia to be sub-standard so I stick to the local stuff, but I did have my first "western" supper in 2 months a few nights ago in LP ((Laos) - Pizza - It wasn't too bad.

    #8 Posted: 25/2/2012 - 07:13

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