Phuket, Thailand. I'm sure some of you have been wondering how affordable a trip like this really is. That would be a question on my mind if I was following this blog instead of writing it. I decided it might be a good time to itemize some of the expenses of this trip. We have now been to a whole host of different locations. We have almost been to Everest Base camp, to Delhi and Goa in India, been to big cities like Bangkok, Kuala Lampur and Singapore and spent our fair share of days on the islands of Thailand. We are enjoying a relatively high standard of living. We've had no experiences with bed bugs and mostly stayed in places with clean, attached bathrooms. These are luxuries that most low budget bag packers can't always afford. I think we fit into the category somewhere between bag packers and "flashpackers," where we have a little bit of extra savings that allow us a decently clean room every night.
Thaltara B&B, Jaipur, India
Some more photos of places we stayed at can be found below:
Ajanta Hotel, New Delhi
HI Sukhumvit, Bangkok
D'Oriental Inn, Chinatown, Kuala, Lumpur
Fragrance Hotel Sapphire, Red Light District, Singapore
During our Nepal trek, standard accommodations were anywhere from $1 - $9 USD. These are very basic digs with no attached bathrooms and sometimes no running water, electricity or heat. Showers cost an extra $1 to $4 depending on the altitude. The higher up you go the higher the cost is for accommodation as well as for showers and meals.
In Goa, India we had beautiful but basic huts with a ceiling fan ranging in price from $10 in Vagator to $7 a night on Agonda Beach.
In Thailand, typical island accommodations for a basic beach-front bungalow with a fan runs about ~$20 a night. Still an awesome value for beach front and seaviews.
Air Asia. ABOVE. Photo of Nepal's Agni Air from Lukla.
-nadia (edited by vadim :-)