• Being Back In Thailand Chiang Mai

    Being Back in Thailand

    It’s a weird feeling. A good feeling. Thailand was the first country I went to when I started traveling around southeast Asia. At the time, it was exciting to be in a warm country during what was supposed to be winter. I actually landed in Bangkok a couple days before Thanksgiving and being from the midwest of the U.S., I’m only used to being in temperatures below 8 celsius during November. Now that I’m visiting Chiang Mai, I have much more to be excited for. This weather, you either hate it or love it. I honestly love it. When I first visited Thailand, I thought the weather in Bangkok was…

  • Monthly Cost of Living in Bangkok

    Bangkok Cost of Living for 1 Month

    One of the most useful things I’ve discovered while traveling is other people breaking down their costs for any given city. Seeing average amounts spent on accommodation and food really helps me narrow down where I plan to travel. I often use Venture Cost as a starting point to find a city and from there I search for YouTube videos and blog posts about people’s personal experiences. This post is going to be completely transparent about my Bangkok cost of living for 1 month. Knowing the type of traveler you are will help put this information to good use. Do you spend more money on attractions and eating out or…

  • Airbnb in Bangkok

    Home Sweet Home: Airbnb in Bangkok

    28 days later and I can successfully say I have stayed in my first Airbnb! I have heard about Airbnb for a couple years now, but never had the opportunity to book a trip with it. The affordable prices definitely drew me in. Why would I stay in a hotel for $1,000 a month when I could find a place for nearly half that? When I booked the accommodation, I wasn’t exactly sure of how convenient it would be considering I have never visited Bangkok. Actually, I wasn’t even sure of exactly what I needed in a place to live. So, this was definitely a learning experience. Overall, I am…

  • Everything You Need to Know Before Traveling to Bangkok

    The Essentials: Bangkok

    I’m starting a series of posts called ‘The Essentials’ for each destination I have visited. Almost every travel blog I come across has city guides, they make sightseeing and where to eat a breeze; however, I think it’s important to research a country and city before you visit. For example, being aware of any needed visas or transportation costs. Unfortunately, I was shocked to find absolutely zero blog posts that had all this necessary information laid out in one place. Some topics didn’t even cross my mind until I ended up in those situations. Lucky for you, I’m changing that! Think of this as a cheat sheet of things you…

  • How to Get Drinkable Water in Thailand

    How to Get Almost Free Drinkable Water in Thailand

    You may be concerned about the water quality in Thailand. Questions like, “can I drink the tap water” or “can I even cook with it” may arise during your stay. Upon arriving to my Airbnb in Bangkok, my host informed me that I should not drink the water or cook with it. That surprised me, considering the condo I’m staying at seems a bit more upscale than the average. Drinking unsafe water can lead to feeling ill or even catching a disease, so I’m avoiding that at all costs! Buying bottled water here is quite affordable; almost 50 cents a liter. However, that amount can easily add up over time…