Archive for October, 2010

$598: East Coast to Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Ukraine-based Aerosvit Airlines has one-stop fares from New York to Tel Aviv for only $598.

The only downside is that the “one-stop” is a lengthy one in Kiev. Depending on your travel plans, decide if the savings is worth it you or not.

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$913: West Coast to Bangkok

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Wow! Airfares to Thailand from the US have gotten frustratingly high. But, don’t let that deter you. If you realize all the money you’ll save in Thailand on accommodations, food and goods, it’ll be worth it.

For example, I’m typing this at an internet cafe in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. The cost for my computer station is only 10 baht per hour. FYI, 1 baht = 3 cents (USD). Dirt cheap.

And, a you can buy 3 tall bottles of Leo Beer for only 100 baht. And, a complete, sit-down meal for four people is about 300 baht.

In addition to the dirt cheap prices, there are many surreal moments here. For example, last night I saw a Thai folk band play in a restaurant, but wasn’t sure if I could photograph them because of the giant image of their King in the background. I then looked up at the ceiling and saw 3 lizards resting upside down near the light. Then I look down and a cat strolls in.

Only in Siam.