University Housing is Good for Travelers

University Housing is Good for Travelers
I will move from an apartment building close to Thammasat University here in Thailand back to Khao San Road to prepare to leave for Taiwan on Thursday.

The University Travel Room Experiment was a success in Thailand.

Rangsit, Thailand
Thammasat Rangsit University Apartment Hotel
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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I now feel that a long-term travelers would save a great deal of money by searching for Housing near Universities, and the quality of the Housing will double for half the price.

99 percent of the young travelers are tourist with backpack, they are not long term travelers so this recommendation does not apply to them. However, if you wish to visit a country and possibly live two to three months in each country to absorb the true culture and not the tourist culture, enjoy the life, then living near Universities is a great choice.

What has been the greatest reward is being able to leave a Tourist Trap culture of the Tourist World and enter the real life world of Thailand. I am not surrounded by people in a hurry to go nowhere fast. I have not talked much with students, I have associate more with the locals who live around the University. It is truly wonderful to be a human again and not a U.S Dollar with legs.

I need to return to Khao San Road to place a bag in storage for 10 baht per day, then when I return to Thailand, I will recover the bag and again return to some form of University associated housing on my next visit to Thailand.

University Housing is Good for Travelers


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Yes, yes, yes,

I can agree with Andy here that this works wonders for keeping your money to travel for a long time. I have often set myself up with a "base" to travel from by renting short term apartments in China, Japan, Honduras, India, and Costa Rica. In many of these places I only paid between $50 and $100 a month for a decent place to stay . .. in the other places I paid far, far less than I would if I wanted to stay in hotels and hostels. Most of the time these apartments were near universities.

The University housing strategy works.

I am glad that you wrote about this, Andy. It is something that I initially failed to recognize the full significance of.


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