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Budget travelling and food

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Budget travelling and food

Hi all

My boyfriend and I are budget-travelling round the world next year, and will be spending time in Bangkok, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi and Krabi in late January/early February. As we are hoping to be pretty strict with ourselves budget-wise in Thailand, do you think we could get by with 250baht each per day for food? We are obviously not looking for any fine dining experiences, but edible food is a must! Any advice, or specific recommendations, would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

WTP

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1. Re: Budget travelling and food

Yes you could definitely do it, depending on where you eat and how much... eat lots of street food as its clean, cheap and yummy or get off the beaten path and find the smaller family run local restaurants... meals will ranged between 30-60 baht for a main dish in alot of these places ... it will be a bit tougher in those places you are visiting like Phi Phi and Samui as they are more expensive and touristic... but it is do-able...

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2. Re: Budget travelling and food

I think it would be pretty tight, especially in Samui, Phi Phi and Krabi.

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3. Re: Budget travelling and food

It can be done, but plan on having some hunger pains in the day. If you do go off the path remember that you will always pay more for things than a Thai, it is just the way it goes.

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4. Re: Budget travelling and food

Thanks folks, we can aim to stay within budget but may have to dip into emergency funds now and then!

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5. Re: Budget travelling and food

In the big malls in Bangkok there are food courts where you pay and get a debit card which is swipedd when you get a dish. We put 150 bt each on a card and git 90 back after getting nooddle soup, fried rice and a drink. Just avoid the very touristy places and large hotels. You should always have emergency funds - they are called credit cards - :)

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6. Re: Budget travelling and food

Don't limit yourself too much, one of the joys of travelling in Thailand is the wonderful food!

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