that looks like an a really nice place. i just did the conversion though and thought the real estate market was cheaper than that. works out to US$1002 on the website i plugged the numbers into.
im also curious what the mood is among the locals in phuket since the tsunami. how has the tsunami impacted the culture years later? im sure they are still grieving their losses and there are countless broken families. when youve been there long enough to understand some of this, id like to know more about this.
We could have gotten more bang for our baht elsewhere, but decided we'd be happier spending a few hundred more a month for a place we really liked. For example, we could have rented rooms at the hotel we stayed at when we first came to Phuket for 4500 baht/month (~$130). This would have included an air-conditioned room with queen-sized bed, fridge, TV, bathroom, and regular maid service. I would go crazy if my living quarters consisted of a single room, but some people would find this arrangement ideal. The place we're at now has the perfect location--in the middle of the jungle with three other units but a 2-minute scooter ride to civilization (and the beach!). We looked at some pretty ridic houses that were cheap but unfortunately far from everything else. Phuket is also a resort destination so everything's going to be more expensive than the mainland. Our lease is month-to-month so we can leave if we find a better deal somewhere.
Thai gf is staying with us and she has some local friends. The disaster is something I'm curious about so I'll try to ask them about it at some point. Supposedly water went several kilometers inland. We're high up on a hill so I'm not worried about a repeat.
For those who have spent time in Thailand:
Is 3,000 baht/month a good price for a motorbike? We're renting from a local.
I tried buying codeine cough syrup from a few pharmacies but they wouldn't help me. I was (and am) legitimately sick. Does anyone have a good way to go about this?
Last edited by Roger Mainfield; 07-22-2010 at 04:30 PM.