Travel Expenses: Bangkok part 2

Continuing on with my post-trip series, here’s my travel expenses for Bangkok, Thailand. Like the previous post-trip accounting posts, this only include the land transfer coming into the country. Also, I did not include the costs for the doll things I hoarded in BKK.

For five days and four nights in a major city, this is a pretty cheap trip.

Bangkok 2009
June 14 – 18, 2009
Exchange Rate: US$1 = THB 33.70
THB1 = Php 1.30
Land Transfer
Vientiane to Bangkok THB 800.00 PHP 1,040.00

HI Sukhumvit THB 2,600.00 PHP 3,380.00 1
Single a/c room, shared bath

Taxi THB 375.00 PHP 487.50
BTS Skytrain THB 300.00 PHP 390.00

Meals and snacks THB 1,253.75 PHP 1,629.88

Laundry THB 80.00 PHP 104.00
Toiletries THB 154.00 PHP 200.20 2
Movie THB 160.00 PHP 208.00 3
Printing THB 20.00 PHP 26.00 4
Souvenir THB 650.00 PHP 845.00 5
Internet THB 202.00 PHP 262.60 6
Total THB 6,594.75 PHP 8,573.18

I purposely left out the amount I spent on doll things. It’s too embarrassing.
1 I booked for a single room for THB 650 per night. It was above my budget, but after my hellish room in Vientiane, I deserved something good. I ended up getting a double room because the guest who was supposed to check out of the single room I was supposed to get decided to extend another couple of days. Lovely!
2 Toiletry shopping in Bangkok was an interesting experience, specially if the item you’re buying only has Thai script in it.
3 THB160 well spent at the Siam Paragon Cineplex.
4 Printed my booking confirmation for Tune Hotel Penang.
5 A watch for me an my niece, and some elephant keychain.
6 THB 100 Wi-fi fee at HI Sukhumvit for the duration of my stay. Pretty reasonable, specially since I stayed for five days.
Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 7 Comments
  1. Joyceee says:

    wow. super cheap lang talaga. but i noticed you don’t buy pasalubong stuff? hehe and shopping… dun siguro mauubos pera ko. but hey, it’s the travel not the shopping!
    grabe. im inggit. again. haha :)

  2. nina says:

    Naku Joyce, di na ko bumili ng souvenirs from Bangkok.

    …kasi ang dami ko nang nabiling doll things na di nakalista dito XD

  3. bertN says:

    Wow! It is cheaper for me to travel your way pala instead of staying at home!

  4. I’m impressed with your detailed post-trip accounting. Hopefully, I could do one myself next time – I’m just too lazy with figures.

  5. connie says:

    how about your airfare?..may I know please..thanks

  6. karen says:

    hi ms.nina, i’m going to bangkok too this first week of feb. would you advise that we already exchange our peso to thb here? or at the airport in thailand instead? which option would give us more value do you think? Thanks much! :)

    PS if you have any tips pls let me know na din! :D tnx tnx

  7. Jade says:

    Hi! iloveit that you have a post-trip accounting of your trips..A also do that whenever I travel..We(my friend and i) are planning to go to Bangkok this August..(sale kasi!haha!) but one apprehension we have is the language barrier. Hopefully, it will be my first time to travel abroad so I am kinda anxious plus the fact that my friend trusts me completely..So i will appreciate any tips that you could share with me..thanks a lot in advance!


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