Thailand is a world renowned destination for its beaches, mountains, culture, and food. It’s at the top of most traveller’s wish list, and it’s easy to see why it’s grown in popularity. Thailand is also a country whose economy and infrastructure is focused on tourism.
Thailand (Solo travelling) $175/week
Local transport: $3.94
Intercity transportation: $12
Here are some tips and tricks you need to know while you travel to Thailand:
- eat local
Try to saviour the local food as they are cheap options compared to food chains in big food courts , 7 Eleven and Minimart are also great alternatives as they sell anything from cheap croissants (maximum 30 baht), hot dogs, burgers and pizzas, to Thai food including curries, fried rice and much more for up to 60 baht. Don’t forget to hold onto the free stickers you get when purchasing products at 7 Eleven as these can be handed in for discounts on your next shop there!
Travel through local buses instead on a taxi or a tuk tuk , even if you do ask them to go with meter instead of price they simply offer. A good use of google maps is way to go while you are travelling abroad. But better than trains, scooters, taxis and buses, google map your area to see what is in close proximity. There is nothing cheaper and healthier than using your own legs and walking to places! Not only will you get a better sense of direction, but you will probably end up finding new areas/ things to explore along the way.
Foe booking any accommodation places make sure to go back to online portals and compare the prices, staying in hostels is the best option, even a lodge or a loft is fine. When it comes to tours/ sightseeing, the best advice I can give is if it’s not a good packaged deal, skip the guided tours where possible, or look for all-inclusive options. Many things you can do yourself (if on land) and you do not need a guide. This will save you time, money and give you more freedom to do what you want.
Shopping is really very cheap in Thailand so just travel light so that you buy things from local shops and take home. Make sure to bargain well while shopping from the local markets and be aware of the cheats and thugs as they tend to deceive tourists easily.
- Set your BUDGET!
The last and most important piece of advice i can offer you that sums up everything that has been said is BUDGET! BUDGET! BUDGET! You cannot save money or control your finances if you do not give yourself a daily/ weekly/ monthly limit!!
When you get a job, or are still seeking a job, you need to know how much money you can spend first of all, then how much you are willing to spend, and try to see how much you can save. If you are not in a position to be bailed out by friends/ family, you have to do this! .
Travel, but always be aware of your surroundings and keep a copy of your documents where ever you travel, above all enjoy and explore all places possible as you never know you could be the next story teller of your gang!