- James and Sarah bicycle around the world.

Thailand: March 2007 - April 2007

Average Daily Costs*
Lodging $6.55
Food $19.34
Miscellaneous $2.61
Other Costs**
Transportation $147.47
Gear $416.75
Fees, Fines, and Tolls $127.91
Entertainment $77.30
Health $159.20

Total Thailand Cost $2154.02

Avg. Exchange Rate $US to Thai Baht 34.7884

In Thailand, we stayed in guesthouses and cheap hotels where the rooms had fans and usually an ensuite bathroom. We ate out for every single meal, usually at cheap Thai restaurants. Meals at western restaurants or in tourist centers were noticeably more expensive. We replaced our Panaracer tires with Schwalbe Marathons that we had shipped from the United States to Bangkok, which is why our Gear costs are so high. We also got our third Twinrix shots in Bangkok for about US$70 each.

*We classify food, lodging, and miscellaneous costs as daily costs. Food and Lodging are pretty obvious. The only thing to mention is that beer is included in the Food category. Miscellaneous costs include toiletries, internet cafes, stamps and postage, haircuts, laundry, gasoline, phone calls, and any other small costs we need to keep us going on a daily basis.

**We categorize our non-daily costs into the following categories. Gear is the maintenance of our existing gear as well as new purchases. Maps and guidebooks are also included in this category. Fees, Fines, and Tolls includes visas, banking fees, and any other official fees we are required to pay. Entertainment is used for park and museum entry fees, guided tours, movies, books, and any other activities we do which require payment. The Transportation category includes bus, train, taxi, subway, and ferry rides including any fees we have to pay for the bicycles. Health includes trips to the doctor and medications as well as any immunizations boosters we need.

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