January 11th 2012
Arriving in Bangkok whats in store and where to stay, with the daily expenses.
Day 10: Living in Thailand
Today found me working from home all day, I have not found a lot of food here I really crave for. One thing I do like a lot is the Steamed Dim Sum that you can get for breakfast it’s not cheap compared to other food here, every now and then I will go to a local place in the morning.
Total for the day: 60 Baht $2.00 - Total Remaining: 3,805 Baht
Continued: 5 things I'm glad I brought with me!
- Dim Sum Breakfast 60 Baht - $2.00
Continuing on from yesterday, next up is a decent quality lightweight windbreaker
"mine is a good quality one made for cyclist’s, and extremely compact" this thing has saved me from freezing to death many times, it does not protect against the rain but can be worn under one of the cheap rain ponchos you will acquire once over here. Indispensable if you will be spending time up north and or on a motorbike.
Cameras and Photography are not that high on my list of needs. I am glad I invested in something half decent though, that allows people like me to get pretty good shots, it is also compact and has decent video functions, and a powerful zoom. Mine is a Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
A lot of electronics are more expensive here in Thailand than in the states. Best to purchase before leaving the West.
The final thing that I brought with me is a very good set of quality speakers. Been able to relax and watch a movie or listen to music with decent sound, has made a huge difference to the quality of my days. Here is a tip if you have an apple store close to you it is perfectly ok to go buy a pair of speakers a few weeks before leaving, then test them out. Apple stores have a no questions asked refund policy. I used this to test a whole load of speakers ending up purchasing the best Bose had to offer! Computer MusicMonitor® Speakers
a travel case can also be added as an accessorie for $59.99. If you are planning on staying in one place for a long time I can highly recommend these speakers.
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