Make The Most Of Your Backyard This Winter

With the winters here as well as holidays knocking on the door, many families would be stuck at home as the weather often does not permit one to be out and traveling. However, there are ways to make the most of your holidays at home. If you have sunny afternoons, why not make the most of such time and plan barbeques and other events? You could have impromptu gatherings or family get together which can be fun and alleviating for the heart and soul.

Organize barbeque lunches

This is one of the best ways to make the most of a winter afternoon. With a mild sunshine that is present on such days, make the most of the holidays by planning a barbeque on the lawn outside or the patio area of your home. Even if you do not have a barbeque kit at home, these are available for easy rental these days. What’s more, you could even have cocktail bar Surry Hills  set up to whip up winter drinks and cocktails to warm up in the chilly evenings. If you have a fire grill or a portable heating gadget, this will help you enjoy the evenings outside as well. Barbequed food tastes even better when you serve it hot to your guests, either as lunch or as evening dinner items.

Getting the right kits ready

As you will realize, having any outdoor event, even a small one in an open space in winters would need certain items to be available from before. You would require a barbeque grilling set as well as heating appliances to keep warm in the outdoor seating space. If you can get a cocktail bar set up, that would be even better. If getting all such items ready is too much for you, it would be wise to seek out rental services.

Hire outdoor caterers for your events

When you wish to have a delightful afternoon event in your backyard, do not waste time worrying about the right equipment and accessories required. All you need to do is find the right outdoor catering service. Many such service providers offer bar setup and catering services. Even a simple afternoon lunch would be delightful when you have your favorite drinks whipped up by expert hands. It would surely make you carefree as you can sit back and enjoy and allow the expert service to take over.

If you wish to find such a versatile catering service, you can easily look up online directories. There are several such services to be found here.

Going Around Thailand On A Shoestring Budget

Thailand is one of the hotspots for backpack traveler around the world due to the cheap rates and the gorgeous sceneries. The awesome 24/7 summer weather, beautiful beaches and natural wonders, great food for cheap and the budgeting conveniences make it a target for anyone who wants a quick getaway without having to pull up savings.

Accommodation

In the recent years, mostly due to the huge influxes of tourists, the rates for rooftop resturant in Bangkok has gone up a lot but you can still find a place for around 10 to 30 bucks a night. With the increased prices you get more comfort and amenities so do not get scared to cough up some of the notes for staying at a nice place. If you’re staying anywhere the main cities or the expensive resort islands it will cost around 20 dollars a night with breakfast included.

Satisfying your food cravings

Although you will not be able to grab some food at one of the great Italian restaurant spots around town, you can get a decent local meal for deals as cheap at a dollar or two. Tasty street food along with the local favorites tend to be cheaper but when around the more tourist filled areas, you can get charged the ‘foreigner’ prices for the food (which is a bit more than the rate for the locals and goes up to 3 to 5 dollars a meal).

If you want to have a really fancy meal, then book/ reserve a Italian restaurant sukhumvit and get there right before sunset.

Entrance fees and entertainment fees

Usually rides and parks have entrance fees that go around 5 bucks a piece and the best sites almost always have this charge. So take cash with you when you are going to attractions. Depending on the more famous places to visit this entrance fees can escalate to 20 dollars a site. Always take some extra because you might have to make additional purchases when you see some stuff you might want to buy.

Alcohol

If you want to kick up your legs and chill with a beer on a hammock, then be ready to pay around 2 bucks for a beer and 4 bucks for cocktails. Depending on the area you are at the rates fluctuate, and the size of the beer can also have a say in the amount of money you have to pay. Buying from the local market will be cheaper than getting it from the place you are staying at. Beware that most of the cocktails are made with cheaper spirits while the Mekhong whiskey costs only 2 dollars at most bars. Tipping is usually done by tourists in the areas but is not considered a must-do. But always consider what you would expect if you were on the other person’s shoes. Unless they are hired personnel working for a company, most people at the more rural areas have to rely on tourism alone to make ends meet.