January 20th 2012
Eating in Thailand what to expect, costs of local produce and imported food's, along with the daily expenses.
Day 19: Living in Thailand
Today saw me head out of town to one of my favorite places a hot spring located about 20 miles west of Chiang Rai, the route follows the Mae Khok River and is wort taking just for the scenery. You can make use of the public pool pictured below, for a small fee or get your own private room for less than $3 center picture.
Total for the day: 230 Baht $7.75 - Total Remaining: 1390 Baht
Staying conected whilst in Thailand.
- Trip to Hot Springs 100 Baht - $3.35
- Gas 80 Baht - $2.70
- Lunch 50 Baht - $1.70
Thailand is renowned for been streets ahead of itís neighbors in SE Asia when it comes to Internet, and is another reason why so many people choose it as a place to base out of.
Depending on how permanent your base is will depend on the type of service you can get; the most flexible is going to be an Aircard TOT
have good ones, the card itself costs around $60 and service is about $25 a month, this will give you a pretty steady 1 MB download most anywhere.
Nearly all short-term rentals will have WIFI with decent speeds up to 5 MB Leasing a place will allow you to get services that are even faster. With 3BB
probably been the best provider, 6 MB runs around $20 a month.
3G has arrived and can be found in a lot of major cities allowing you to use your phone as a modem, speeds of up to 3 MB are been reported.
Some things you may not know: A lot of the services such as Netflix and Pandora available back home will not work as soon as you step outside of the United States.
Your phone will stop working once you get into the southern provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala a simple trip to your provider in any town with your passport will get your phone turned on.
Continue Reading Day 20: Food and some of the drawbacks.