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Cat. 1 - Cheap Transportation Cat. 1 - Cheap Housing Cat. 1 - Cheap Food Cat. 1 - Cheap Misc. Stuff Bangkok Airport Express Train Whether you are in a hurry, or trying to travel on a budget, you just can’t beat the Bangkok Airport Train for speed, convenience and cost. I went online for information and to plan the route and connections but the information wasn’t to clear about the connections. So here you are. Let’s take the journey together. You can Rent $200 Houses in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Retiring on a budget? For only $214 a  month you could rent a two bedroom and two bath house with a yard in Chiang Mai, Thailand... and that includes electricity (cool season Air Cond. off!). This fits well into the budget conscious retiree. You can live good... as you can see, it isn't a shack in a rice field! Large Fresh Salad and Delicious Dressings $1.30 - Anybody who has lived in Thailand for a while will tell you that ordinary Thai people don’t eat much, if any, fresh vegetables. So salads are hard to find. And when you do find one, you have a choice of one dressing, the traditional Thai sweet Salad Cream. This is mayonnaise based and very sweet. So when I find a great salad restaurant with really tasty dressings AND it is cheap, I want to tell everybody…. So here goes. You Pay HOW Much for a movie ticket? - There is nothing quite like sitting in a movie theater with a big box of popcorn and listening to the BIG sound of the movie soundtrack. Now the average non-matinee movie in the US costs $10.00. Yikes!!! But here that isn’t the case. Even category 1 budgets can partake in a good movie, especially on Wednesdays. And we have 3D and Dolby Digital theaters. Come check it out…..
Travel fast, travel cheap - Bangkok Airport Train
Living on a Budget - 200 Dollar House for Rent in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thailand - You Pay HOW MUCH for a movie ticket?
You can Rent $200 Houses in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Retiring on a budget? For only $214 a  month you could rent a two bedroom and two bath house with a yard in Chiang Mai, Thailand... and that includes electricity (cool season Air Cond. off!). This fits well into the budget conscious retiree. You can live good... as you can see, it isn't a shack in a rice field! Chiang Mai - $200 a Month Guesthouses and  Budget Hotels. When you spend a limited amount of time hanging out inside a room because it is so cheap to go around and do and see things, then you can really get by with a modest size room that is inexpensive. There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a place to stay. One of the most important is the bed. Is it comfortable? Another is, does the air work? And the most important so you don’t end up with a big bill at the end of the month…. A $130 townhouse in Lampang, Thailand Retiring on a category 1 (see Retirement Budget Calculator ) cheap budget? For only $130 a month you could rent a two bedroom and two bath townhouse with a carport in Lampang, Thailand... and that includes Air Conditioning! This fits well into the budget conscious retiree and leaves a lot left over for other things. Lampang is quiet and as a retired foreigner you will be treated the same way I was when I came over more than 20 years ago. Laid back but only 1 and a half hours from Chiang Mai. Pattaya - Condo for Rent for two hundred twenty-five Dollars - Condominium for Rent in Pattaya - On a budget you can still stay long term in Thailand even in a city considered as one of the entertainment capitals of the world. This complex has many amenities and is within walking distance of everything Pattaya has to offer. Which is a lot! For more detailed information about this condo including a map, go to http://mapsnmore.com
Living on a Budget - 200 Dollar House for Rent in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai  - What you get - $200 month Guesthouses, Hotels
Living on a Budget? - 130 Dollar Townhouse for Rent in Lampang, Thailand
Bangkok Airport Express Train - Whether you are in a hurry, or trying to travel on a budget, you just can’t beat the Bangkok Airport Train for speed, convenience and cost. When I was headed out of Thailand recently I wanted to go from Bangkok’s Hualamphong Train station to Suvarnabhumi Airport using the Bangkok Airport Train. So I went online for information and to plan the route and connections but the information wasn’t to clear about the connections. So here you are. Let’s take the journey together. My 136 Miles Per Gallon Thai Vehicle - had a cardiac arrest last time I was back in the US and put fuel in a vehicle I had borrowed to get around and saw what it cost. I used more fuel in an hour than I do all week over here in Thailand. I don't even think about the cost when cruising around all day in Thailand. I wanted the people that are thinking about retiring in Thailand or anywhere in Southeast Asia to see what they can expect to pay for getting around to see friends, go shopping or just sightseeing. You can buy or rent small 100cc and 120cc motorcycles and the mileage these things get is incredible. And they run forever with minimum maintenance. One Month Transportation Cost $100, But Watch Out!- Everybody who visits or lives in Thailand sometime will want some kind of their own transportation, either for a few days or months. I will talk about buying a vehicles like motorcycles and cars some other time, but for now let’s see what the cost is to rent a vehicle to get around on. Depending on the budget category the choices differ. For the motorcycle that 90% of the people ride around on, the cost is very inexpensive. But beware, there are many things to watch out for when renting… here are a few. The 400 Mile Trip for $20 - Bangkok to Chiang Mai - Bangkok  Chiang Mai trip. Who wants to stay inside like a hermit? No matter what kind of person you are or what kind of retirement budget you are on, you will want to get out and travel around now and then. Thailand has a lot of great things and places to see. So how can you get around long distances safely and economically? Well here is a comfortable 400 mile trip I took for twenty dollars. Recline back in the air conditioning and enjoy the scenery! Whether going from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or Chiang Mai to Bangkok you can't beat it!
Travel fast, travel cheap - Bangkok Airport Train
My 136 Miles Per Gallon Thai vehicle
Thailand - Cheap Transportation, but Watch Out For Problems!
Bangkok Chiang Mai - 400 Mile Trip for $20
Delicious Falafels, Fish Tacos and more for under $2.00 - Chiang Mai  The Funky Monkey Cafe - A great bargain for Falafels and a Mediterranean Vegetarian Plate. Excellent fruit smoothies made with frozen fruit and juice instead of ice. Especially good is the signature Funky Monkey coffee smoothie with frozen bananas. Sandwiches made fresh to order and inexpensive too. For more detailed information about this business including maps and photos and more, go to http://mapsnmore.com Large Fresh Salad and Delicious Dressings $1.30 - Anybody who has lived in Thailand for a while will tell you that ordinary Thai people don’t eat much, if any, fresh vegetables. So salads are hard to find. And when you do find one, you have a choice of one dressing, the traditional Thai sweet Salad Cream. This is mayonnaise based and very sweet. So when I find a great salad restaurant with really tasty dressings AND it is cheap, I want to tell everybody…. So here goes. For more detailed information about this business including maps and photos and more, go to http://mapsnmore.com One Dollar Sixty Cents Pasta Dish- If you love pasta you can still eat it and save lots of money in Thailand. Usually a pasta dish is a bit more expensive than this place but still cheap compared to US prices. This little jewel though is a real deal. This little place in Chiang Mai has great tasting pasta with a choice of Thai fusion sauces. Comes with a side salad and all for about $1.60... mmmm! For more detailed information about this business including maps and photos and more, go to http://mapsnmore.com How Expensive is Good Bottled Drinking Water in Thailand? -  We all know that when traveling abroad we shouldn't drink the tap water. But how expensive is bottled or filtered water in Thailand. Well, if you are on a tight budget or living off a retirement check over here you can drink as much as you want. Bottled water in a store can be as cheap as 7 Baht (23 cents) for 600 ml (20 oz.) and you can buy filtered water right from machines. You bring your own bottle and can fill 2 liters (over half a gallon) for 1 Baht (3.3 cents). Drink up! Eat Good, Cheap Food at Suvarnabhumi Airport - With the weird flight schedule of arriving and departing flights at Suvarnabhumi Airport you end up having to hang out for quite a while sometimes. I used to scout around to find something to take the hunger edge off but just could not stomach the high prices and felt like I do in all airports, that they gouge you on prices. They know they have a captive audience. So I want to turn you on to a place to eat good Thai food at Thai prices inside the airport. It is a food court called Magic Food Point. They have most Thai dishes that you would be familiar with but they are priced for the airport employees. So if you are retired or traveling on a budget, this is the place to fill up. Check it out.
Falafels - Fish Tacos and more! Under $2.00 - Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand - Large Scrumptious Salad with Fantastic Dressings $1.30
Chiang Mai, Thailand - One Dollar Sixty Cents Pasta Dish
Eating Cheap at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport
Is living in Thailand or Southeast Asia right for you? - Would you be happy, sad, content or dissatisfied? The number of people who have made the move to live overseas is staggering. The continual movement of expatriates has often been difficult to measure. According to statistics from the UN, more than 200 million people were living outside of their home country in 2010. The EXACT number of how many people is hard to say. Precise emigration figures have never been easy to come by in the United States. Estimates made by organizations such as the Association of Americans Resident Overseas put the number of nongovernment-employed Americans living abroad anywhere between 4 million and 7 million. But how will you feel living in a foreign country? Well, you have the answer. But to get it  you have to ask the right question. Here it is.... The Monk Living In a Cave - While hiking around in the mountains in northern Thailand I came across this monk living in a cave and stopped to talk with him. I was a great and uplifting experience. I realized that really what we need to be happy is all in ourselves. Something to keep in mind as we weather these turbulent times. You Pay HOW Much for a movie ticket? - There is nothing quite like sitting in a movie theater with a big box of popcorn and listening to the BIG sound of the movie soundtrack. We are and have been enamored with the movies since childhood. But now the average non-matinee movie in the US costs $10.00. Yikes!!! I guess that is why the DVD video rental business is so big. But here that isn’t the case. Even category 1 budgets can partake in a good movie, especially on Wednesdays. And we have 3D and Dolby Digital theaters. Come check it out…..  Stuck in an a room in a foreign country.. No way! It is so cheap to get around and so many interesting and cool things to see. Retiring in Southeast Asia; Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam, on a retirement budget doesn't mean you will be in your rented room staring at four walls with no entertainment or recreational choices. Get away out of the city for a few dollars. This short excursion cost me about a dollar!
Living Overseas - Heaven or Hell?
Power of Prayer -  Monk Living in a Cave in Thailand
Thailand - You Pay HOW MUCH for a movie ticket?
Stuck in Thailand in an Apartment
The cost of good drinking water in Thailand
Pattaya - Condo for Rent for two hundred twenty-five Dollars
Chiang Mai, Thailand - Large Scrumptious Salad with Fantastic Dressings $1.30
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