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Malaysia Trip Expenses and blog

  • atrips

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    I had 2 amazing weeks in Malaysia and here is a link to what it cost me door-to-door in expenses (excluding the international flights).

    Also sharing my Malaysia experiences at my blog, incase you are interested in checking it out.

    #1 Posted: 10/9/2013 - 03:48

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  • LeonardCohe-
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    I've never counted the amount I've spent on food and drinks.

    #2 Posted: 16/9/2013 - 18:01

  • altmtl

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    I always take food and drink in consideration on my daily budget and keep track - it's good to know where your money is going. But it does not limit me. Beer for example is more expensive in Malaysia - I just think it's fun to compare it with my daily spending in each country.

    #3 Posted: 17/9/2013 - 18:50

  • atrips

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    Leonard - it might not be such a bad idea keeping track of money - especially as a backpacker. Different if you are a flash packer or a luxury traveler. ;-)

    It didn't stop me from doing anything I wanted to do. It's more a tool for some other traveler to figure out how much to budget maybe.

    #4 Posted: 17/9/2013 - 19:37

  • somtam2000

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    atrips - that's pretty interesting - I recently did the same for my Thailand trip - yet to write it up though. What I found surprising was just how much I spent on food, and I actually spent a lot less on booze than I expected.

    You don't drink by the looks of it? That tends to blow out the budget a bit in Malaysia...


    Which cooking class did you do in Georgetown?

    #5 Posted: 17/9/2013 - 20:13

  • atrips

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    Somtam - no I didn't drink alcohol and yeah that'd have been an expensive proposition + I've gone off alcohol earlier this year. Spent the money on food instead :-D

    I did coming class with Naz at Spice station in Penang. She was awesome.

    #6 Posted: 17/9/2013 - 23:49

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    Cooking class :) bloody auto correct

    #7 Posted: 17/9/2013 - 23:50

  • atrips

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    Here's the link to the cooking class website.

    #8 Posted: 18/9/2013 - 14:52

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Why spend a holiday counting beans? If you know your avg daily budget is $50 then that's what you aim to stay under. There's never any need to count every single item you buy. What a boring way to travel.

    #9 Posted: 19/9/2013 - 09:53

  • atrips

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    Leonard - everyone to their own. And good on you if you don't count where your money goes.

    Don't be judgmental. And don't be abusive with your comments. Not everyone is the same and the world doesn't revolve around your way of thinking. Boring for you might be normal for someone else.

    #10 Posted: 20/9/2013 - 01:12

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  • LeonardCohe-
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    I didn't abuse anybody. Just my opinion.

    #11 Posted: 20/9/2013 - 12:42

  • somtam2000

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    @atrips - was very useful -- cheers.

    #12 Posted: 21/9/2013 - 01:08

  • atrips

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    @somtam - thanks for the comments - really appreciate it. Hopefully it'll be useful to someone somewhere else in the world. :)

    #13 Posted: 26/9/2013 - 04:56

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