My Grandma and I are staying at the Grand China Princess Hotel in Bangkok. We want to go to the Jim Thompson House which is a 9 minute drive. How much would it be for a tuk tuk or a taxi? Also how much would it be for a meal (cheap) in Bangkok in US dollars? Do you recommend any other sights in Bangkok? Any info will help.

First off your in China Town a travel jam in itself so you may forget about a 9 minute ride maybe 20 would be closer depending on traffic. A tuk tuk is not the way I would want to take my grandma around Bangkok, the heat, humidity, and fumes is not enjoyable. I would say about 60 to 80 baht for taxi depending on the traffic. You can get lunch at any stand for 30 to 40 baht if you want to eat Thai, western food figure 100 to 200 baht for lunch. Try going to the Grand Place, Wat Po and Khao San Road.