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  1. Ami Bhat
    August 20, 2019 @ 1:56 pm

    Gosh, I did not know about that button on the ATM. Wish I had this post to warn me before I did my transaction. In any case, will be useful to the others. Very useful tips on the bargains and how not to get scammed. In general, I found that Thailand is quite affordable – one just needs to be a little mindful,

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

      A lot of visitors don’t know about it, Ami. And one can save a lot knowing this simple trick, especially if staying for a longer time.

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  2. Susanna
    August 20, 2019 @ 11:22 pm

    This is such amazing information. Thailand is already a fairly reasonable place to travel, but this guide makes it accessible to just about everyone. I literally pre-book just about everything when it comes to transportation, tours, and accommodation, so it’s great to know NOT to do that and wait until you are in the area – and hostels are SO CHEAP! Great tip about the ATM conversion, so many people make that mistake and it’s a good tip just about everywhere!

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 11:54 pm

      Thank you, Susanna. I’m glad you enjoyed this post and got some useful information about traveling to Thailand.

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  3. Bhushavali N
    August 21, 2019 @ 2:09 pm

    Thanks for this very detailed post Daniel. I’m hoping to explore the eastern countries in a couple of years and obviously Thailand is in the list. Thanks for the tip about booking the tours after we arrive there. Good to know that the prices are not fixed and bargaining is possible.
    Oh wow!! You can stay in monasteries? Wow! I didn’t know that at all! That’s a super useful tip. But, how do you do that? I mean, do they provide blankets and mats or do you have to carry that? Are women allowed to stay in these monasteries (not the safety point of view, but coz there are monks there)?

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    • dankiteski
      September 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am

      yes, everything is provided and even though not 100% sure, I think women are allowed to stay here as well.

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  4. Elizabeth
    August 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

    That is an interesting idea to stay in a monastery in Thailand. I would have never thought of that. I like the idea of staying in a hostel to meet other people, but I think at $30 a night I would probably choose a hotel. The cost still would be cheaper than a month’s rent in the US! I totally agree with you about the dining. I don’t get why people (especially Americans) eat at American type restaurants abroad. The street food is one of the main reasons I want to go to Thailand.

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

      Absolutely, Elizabeth. It’s no wonder a lot of Americans travel to Thailand and some even end up staying there 🙂

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  5. Kristy Bullard
    August 22, 2019 @ 3:37 pm

    I didn’t realize that a trip to Thailand could be so inexpensive. All of your tips make my planning and budgeting so much easier! Thanks for all your tips for avoiding scams and unnecessary spending (the ATM conversion button is great to know!)

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 11:23 pm

      I’m very glad to hear that this article was a useful resource for planning your trip, Kristy.

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  6. Indrani
    August 22, 2019 @ 5:38 pm

    Very helpful tips. I too agree with the tip on having local street food. I found them quite tasty. 😛 The tip on conversion of currency is useful.
    I have never tried hostels, but you have convinced me with your supporive arguments that I must try it.

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 11:22 pm

      Thanks, Indrani, I’m glad you got some useful tips from this article.

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  7. Amrita
    August 22, 2019 @ 5:50 pm

    Wow, this is such a helpful article. I am planning to visit Thailand soon and this will help a lot. Living in a monastery is something that I want to try. Having done that in India, I am sure it will be an equally good experience in Thailand. The tip on currency conversion is quite useful. Infact, I did the same thing on my last visit to Thailand. Now I know better!

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 11:21 pm

      I’m glad you could get some useful tips from this article, Amrita and I hope you have a great time in Thailand

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  8. Blairvillanueva
    August 22, 2019 @ 9:48 pm

    Thailand is one of the best country in Asia that is best for tourism. When you opt to visit the cities, yes the prices are not cheap and that is expected. Visit the more rural areas and you will get value of your money, with good hospitality too. Be flexible, and not a fussy tourist coz locals hates it.

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 7:47 pm

      Can’t agree with you more, everyone has a stigma for Thailand that it’s a super cheap country which is so not true

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  9. Guru
    August 23, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

    Wow awesome article. I have visited this two time last week I have visited for 5 day trip. Really enjoyed a lot in Thailand it is one the best country. Liked your blog I will follow for my next visit. Thanks for sharing

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

      I am glad you liked it.

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