Neale Goldingay @ Monkey training school in Surat Thani

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I will be adding daily examples of costs in Chiang Rai Thailand, pictures and facts, I will also cover the more general aspect's of setting up in Thailand for an extended amount of time from A-Z.
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What you can do now before leaving!

Day 1: Living in Thailand

Today $400 is equal to 11,900 Baht taking in to account bank fees. As you will see most days are very simple in nature, "just like in the back home" the year kicked of with one of those type days.

  • Lunch Khao Soi 25 Baht - 85cts
  • Gas for the motorbike 40 Baht - $1.35
  • Groceries 55 Baht - $1.85
Total for the day: 120 Baht $4.05 - Total Remaining: 11,780 Baht



Khao Soi Noodle dish found in the North of Thailand Young girl in Chiang Rai Gas can be found at local stores in a whisky bottle

What you can do now long before arriving!
One of the things I did not do before leaving was to network with other people already living in Asia. This has cost me thousands of dollars, figuring it all out, learning everything on the fly is also extremely time consuming. What comes to mind is "a wise man learns from others mistakes"

Lots of people are now set up in Asia earning a living through the Internet. Getting to know some of these people before arriving, could allow you to land in Asia hitting the ground running, saving you a lot of time and cash. If you’re thinking about quitting the 9-5 and going it alone online, here is just a few of the many people already established in Asia. Dan in Bali Joe and Justin in the Philippines and myself Neale in Thailand.

Developing contacts in Asia whilst your still in the West is probably the most important thing you can do now during the months before you leave.

Neale Goldingay   Continue Reading Day 2: Where to find cheap plane tickets to Asia.



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