TRAVEL TIPS: HOW EXPENSIVE IS THAILAND?

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hey everybody as a love you know if you
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follow me on social media or if you can
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sing any of my recent videos you know
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just got back from Thailand I’m now in
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New Zealand and as usual I thought I
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would run through the expenses of
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Thailand now I always say how expensive
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is Thailand and the title when Dinkley
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for these kind countries I should
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probably write how cheap is Thailand
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it’s probably a bit more fitting we’ll
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start off with my favourite topic food
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and drink in Thailand you’re not gonna
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go hungry trust me there are street
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vendors absolutely everywhere they are
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lining the streets just waiting for you
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to come back and smell the amazing like
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dumplings and wontons and hanging up
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ducks or they fly in your face I don’t
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know what I’m talking about I’ve had a
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very weird morning and I would 100%
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recommend you eating off the streets
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than 99% of your meals because it’s just
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where you get the best food and for
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something like pad thai or pork and
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noodle soup or blood-red pork soup which
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is really famous in Thailand then you’ll
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be looking at paying around 30 to 50
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bars and just a conversion 50 baht is
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about a pound not too shabby
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it comes to water you’ll be paying 10
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baht for a small bottle and 20 baht for
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a large so I mean it’s just pennies and
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for all you beer drinkers out there if
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you go to a bar you’ll be looking at
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spending between 70 and 120 baht per
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pint depending on where you go it is a
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very touristy area you are gonna pay
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more and it’s going to be practically
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the same prices as it is in England so
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food and drink is so super cheap but
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what about the big one
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the one thing that drains your budget
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accommodation we stayed in three
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different kind of places in Thailand and
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three very different prices so when we
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first got to Bangkok we booked in an
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Airbnb apartment it was absolutely
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amazing we had our own kitchen bathroom
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living area huge double bed huge balcony
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on the top floor overlooking Bangkok and
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that came in at around 17 pound and
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night but that’s for both of you of
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course you can get cheaper if you want
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to stay in a dorm room in ko saing Road
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then you’ll be paying a few pounds a
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night but I’m over hostels
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at this point in my life I really over
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them I did them in Australia I did them
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through Europe I’m over them I meet
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BioSpace and especially because I work
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from home I need quiet and an area and
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Wi-Fi which isn’t being used by 500
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other people then one got to Chiangmai
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we just went and we heard by this
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guesthouse we just arrived and when I
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find the guesthouse and it was amazing
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for a fan room double bed it came in a
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450 but which is nine pounds that’s four
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pound fifty each if you want to go for a
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aircon room then I believe there are
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around 650 700 baht so only an extra
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four pounds two pants each to add on top
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per night if you want aircon and we were
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lying in bed the first night sweating
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with this fan just blowing hot air on us
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thinking was this really worth saving
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four pounds for I would like no no it’s
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not and then when we went back for a
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night in Bangkok we stayed in a hotel
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just cheap hotel we only had half a day
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there before we caught our flight over
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to Auckland this hotel came in at over
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just over 20 pound a night but this
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hotel did have a massive like infinity
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style pool on the roof so I suppose this
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kind of worth it I wouldn’t do a
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long-term hotels for me don’t really
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offer much character
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I like guest houses or Airbnb places if
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you wanna check out hostels go on to
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hostel WorldCom and hostels are so so
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cheap but be prepared for bedbugs but
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that’s a whole nother video
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transportation okay gang round you’ve
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got a lot of options taxi tuk-tuk train
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bus walk or you can hire your own car or
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scooter and go through the madness which
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is a Bangkok at rush hour
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Bangkok taxi prices are some of the
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lowest taxi prices in the world make
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sure it is metered taxi drivers
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understand it’s as soon as you open the
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door before you even sit down say meter
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just say meter if they say no you might
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not close the door they are going to rip
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you off taxi drivers in Bangkok they
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know they’re expected to put their meter
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on most of them like yep cool meter and
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you’ll see them put it on me to start at
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35 baht and you have to go quite a long
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way for it to go up to anything
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extravagant you normally get around the
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city from
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temple to the next or something like
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that will cost you about a pound trains
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in Bangkok are really cool as well and
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we’re paying between 30 and 70 baht per
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ride depending on how far you were going
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so I can’t actually give you a price but
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it’s around a pound one pound fifty
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absolutely maximum if you’re going one
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under the line to the other buses are
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also super cheap coming in at nine baths
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and it doesn’t matter how far you go but
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that’s only on the non-air-conditioned
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ones the air-conditioned ones they
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charge you for your distance whereas non
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aircon jump our lady comes around you
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pay a you know March gives you a ticket
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you as far as one on my line and finally
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the infamous tuk tuks now if you plan on
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getting a tuk tuk you have to haggle
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there’s no meters and tuk tuks so really
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haggle hard for Chiang Mai I can tell
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you you should never pay more than 150
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baht in a tuk-tuk I think that’s what we
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were told that was our guideline never
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more than 150 but anywhere which is
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three pounds though normally we were
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paying between fifty and a hundred baths
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to go different places or they also have
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these huge like bus taxis where you jump
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in the back of the van and he’ll take
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you around and that’s super cheap as
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well and finally attractions obviously
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Thailand is absolutely full of temples
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and a lot of them are free win-win
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some you may have to pay for for example
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when you go and see the reclining Buddha
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that’s not free and these kind of more
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touristy temples the bigger temples the
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bigger attractions when they have a lot
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of golden Buddha’s will be looking to
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pay between 50 and 150 baths the most
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expensive tourist attraction probably
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knowns a man in Thailand is located in
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Bangkok and there’s the royal palace we
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didn’t go because we were on a really
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strict budget and it is 500 bar which is
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10 pounds and after you spent so long
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paying 80 pence for your dinner
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and then Sean says do you want to go
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into this palace for 10 pounds you like
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excuse me ten pound lasts me a day
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however I really wish we hadn’t done it
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and I’ll definitely be doing you when we
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go back to Bangkok apparently the
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reviews are just out of this world for
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the royal palace so there you go your I
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hope you can use those guidelines and
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kind of sort our budget for yourself we
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didn’t end up
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not much when you’re paying 50 baht a
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meal and you eat I three times a day and
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bowls of water which is what you’re
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going to be drinking mainly it’s only
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ten baht 20 bar as you can see you’re
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not spending a lot accommodation I’ll
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see will always be the most expensive
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thing you’re putting your money to but
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our guest house like I said was 450 bar
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and it was an amazing guest house and
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you can get cheaper if you want but we
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kind of like a bit of comfort I don’t
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mind paying an extra two three pounds a
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night because that is the only
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difference in these kind of things when
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you think of heard it like that I prefer
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to pay somewhere they’s clean
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comfortable great staff got great food
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and a swimming pool for example on great
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Wi-Fi so you can really enjoy and relax
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then save yourself to pound a day and
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stay somewhere where it’s full of
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bedbugs and it’s dirty and it’s noisy
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and it’s falling apart and the internet
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doesn’t work and all this kind of stuff
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so just keep that in mind be realistic
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is it going to break your bank to have a
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little extra comfort okay I’ve been
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rambling enough now we’re gonna go out
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and explore some of the west coast here
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in Auckland and I will see you Friday
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