The Clips and Trips blog was put together in preparation for our leaving the U.S. on an indefinite world travel adventure which started around August of 2009 and returned us home in December of 2012. If you want to see where it all began, read our mission statement from before we left.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Dollar Store, Bangkok, Thailand

Pam mentioned this once, and it's a really accurate description -- Bangkok is like a giant $1 store. Nearly everything costs roughly a dollar or under. It doesn't matter if it's a full entrée or a simple beverage. They're each about a dollar. 34 baht is a dollar and nearly anything you might want to eat ranges from 20-45 baht.

That brings me to my next point. There was some curiosity before we left the states about whether a Thai Iced Tea is simply called an Iced Tea if you're in Thailand. I HAVE THE ANSWER! It's called an Iced Milk Tea. They seem to generally have 2 kinds of tea at most low budget restaurants, green tea or red tea. Red seems to taste like the Thai iced tea we're familiar with whether it has milk in it or not. And yes, it's roughly a dollar depending on where you buy it.


  1. you guys make things better with pictures...more delicious dollar food pics, si? miss you both!

  2. Yes. I witnessed this transaction: White lady walks up to the counter and asks for Thai Iced Tea and gets green tea, with ice. She says, NO, Thai Iced Tea. And the guy says, yes, this is tea with ice, in Thailand. It took me a while to figure out that I needed to ask for Milk Tea.

  3. to quote a mcdonald's drive thru worker who sold me a 32 ounce iced tea, "it's only a dollar!" if you don't call that recession freindly i don't know what is.