To say Bangkok is a budget destination is truly an understatement. I have rented an apartment in a complex that has a hotel, a hostel, and the women’s residence that I am in. We have access to the hotel swimming pool, and a communal kitchen. My apt. is big, a king bed, with good sheets, a long desk. tv, a/c and a refrigerator. All for $8 a day. I did have to pay $15 to have internet in my room, and I will have to pay for my electricity use when I leave. It is a block from a 7/11, and there are lots of good places for street food. My dinner usually costs $2. I got a refillable card for the subway, and as a senior I travel for half price. A two hour ride on a the local river boat costs 50 cents. There is also a Skytrain, and city buses. They are all independent of each other – and only senior Thai nationals get a discount on the Skytrain. There are huge ultramodern malls, cramped crowded street markets, and shrines and temples everywhere. Walking around the local neighborhood is a perfect way to spend any day.