We could probably have done a better job of recording all the incidental costs which we have just captured here under Misc…. things like food and drink, taxis, tours, haircuts, massages, ice creams etc etc etc, but that will have to be an improvement for future blogs as we just didn’t really record these as we went along. All the major travel and accommodation costs are in here though, and the total is about right.

We could have saved on this amount and cut corners, or we could have spent a lot more… but looking back we got the blend just about right with a mix of luxury and basic on the accommodation front and the travel front. Getting out there was clearly the biggest expense – so the longer you stay, the better value you get from the flight. read more

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DAy 9, Sunday 02/02/2014 – We were not sad to leave Patong  as a mini bus pulled up to our hotel to take us to the Ferry Port where we boarded the  Ferry Cruiser boat to Ko Phi Phi Island ( we purchased our Ferry ticket to Ko Phi Phi  Don a day before in one of the many tour agencies in Patong, it also included the minibus pick up from our hotel). We boarded the Ferry boat after queueing for a little while to collect a stamp like a ticket that we then attach (glue) to our clothes. read more

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My husband Brian and I travelled to Thailand on the 24/02/2014 for a 2 weeks backpacking holiday, that would start in Bangkok and on to Chiang Mai, Phuket and Ko Phi Phi and then back again to Bangkok for a day before our flight home.

This was our first ever backpacking holiday and also our first time in Asia (my chance to start dusting off my backpack).

Our flight was with EVA airline and it was a direct flight from London Gatwick to Bangkok ( a breakdown of our holiday costs will be at later post). We arrived in Bangkok in the afternoon on 25/01/14. This was our first time flying with EVA and would certainly do so again, we found the flight to be very comfortable with good leg room and the cabin crew were very friendly and efficient . read more

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