Solo travel can be daunting, especially for introverts. The fear of judgment and the prospect of solitude often deterred me from embarking on solo adventures. I'd weave excuses around my desire to travel alone – perhaps I didn't have enough money, work commitments were overwhelming, or maybe it was just safer to stay back.
Being the youngest in my office exposed me to varied perspectives. Conversations about life's regrets often circled back to wishes of stepping out of comfort zones, parti
Thailand, a destination known for its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and diverse experiences, offers endless adventures for travelers on a budget. Embracing the essence of the Land of Smiles without breaking the bank is indeed possible. As someone who has explored the depths of Thailand's wonders on a budget, I've compiled a detailed guide to help fellow travelers make the most out of their Thai escapade without burning a hole in their wallets.
Budget Survival Tales
Imagine a beach aglow with colorful lights, vibrant music, and people from all corners of the world dancing under the moonlit sky. That's the allure of Thailand's Full Moon Party, a magnetic celebration held monthly on Koh Phangan's Haad Rin Beach. Having recently experienced this dazzling event, here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate and make the most of your time at the Full Moon Party.
Setting the Stage:
Picture this—a radiant moon illuminating the beach, setting the s
Exploring Thailand through its train routes was a journey filled with surprises and a dash of quirkiness. The country's reputation for being one of Southeast Asia's most budget-friendly destinations extends to its public transport, making train travel an affordable and intriguing way to get around.
My recent train venture covered almost 700 kilometers from Surat Thani to Bangkok. But before that, my train escapade kicked off from Hua Hin to Surat Thani, a central stop leading to places like
Picture this: crystal-clear waters, postcard-perfect landscapes, and the allure of Phi Phi Islands calling out to you. Tucked away from the lively beats of Phuket's nightlife, we were lured into the promise of a one-day Phi Phi Islands tour, and boy, did it deliver! There are many tour operators in Phuket. When we decided to check the prices we were told 1500 baht, using some negotiation skills we managed to get a good deal for 1350 baht per person which included everything - transport from hote
When people talk about Phuket, it's usually all about the famous Bangla Road and beautiful Patong Beach. But during our visit, we decided to explore the quieter side of Phuket – the old town. While we were there, we met some friendly locals who told us about a hidden gem called 'The Library.'
Curious to find out more, we decided to check it out. 'The Library' seemed like a cozy place with books hanging from the ceiling, and beers were reasonably priced at around 150 baht. We thought it was
To answer the age-old question, 'Is 1000 baht per day enough to survive in Bangkok, Thailand?'—the short answer is yes. But don't just take my word for it; I experienced this firsthand. On one memorable day in Bangkok, I managed to get by on just 990 baht. Here's a breakdown of how it all went down.
I was lucky to stay at one of Bangkok's best hostels, Mad Monkey. By booking in advance, I snagged some early bird discounts and got a shared dorm for around 340 baht.
For breakfast, I