Museum or boat ride in Bangkok; Grand Palace (King Palace) = 500 BT, about £11.40 each.
Boat hire (anyway not recommended), near Grand Palace = 500 BT - 1100 BT.
Instead, use the public ferry and boat services. (£3 BT - 30 BT, only).
A really tasty Thai soup and Pepsi, served within an air conditioned restaurant at the ferry port = 100 BT (about £2.30 pounds).
There are people outside, telling you that the Grand Palace is closed..., for what ever reason. SCAM! The palace is open daily till 3.30 pm! They offer you cheap sounding tours with motor-three-bikes for 100 BT. Don`t fall for, as you land up at overpriced shopping places.
Use public transport, as much as you can! Use your Google Map navigation. Get yourself a card of Bangkok. You will save £££ $$$ or Euros!
24/7 = small super market. Check the prices! You might spend less or more, than at home!
Tesco-Lotus = Sometimes cheaper, but often the same prices or even more, than back in UK.
Smoker? Well, Thailand is a smoker paradise. Between £1.20 - £2 pounds, per pack.
Hotels; I recommend to use Expedia, as example. Book hotel and flight back home for 3 or 4 nights. Expedia allows you to book a return flight and hotel in one go, even if the hotel stay is 1 - 3 or 5 days only.
You can easily book your next hotel, again via Expedia and mobile, when in Thailand. No fees. And better prices, than you would get direct at the hotel!
- Check back soon, as I`ll continue, including more pictures!