Maybe this is a silly question as everyone has different budgets but me and Gem (my wife) have Â£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.
Bangkok 2 nts
Kanchanaburi 2 nts
Ko Chang 5 nts
Chiang Mai 3 nts
Overnight Train (Bangkok - Surat Thani/Trang)
Krabi 5 nts
Bangkok 2 nts
#1 kriskeogh has been a member since 16/11/2011. Posts: 34
£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.
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 kriskeogh has been a member since 16/11/2011. Posts: 34
"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.
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.