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£2500 enough for 3 months?
28th September, 2007
Now Xmas is out the way i have one month until i go away to SE ASIA on my own and im just starting to come over with huge excitement quickly followed by a lot of nerves!!
I am wondering how best to take my money to SE ASIA, im going to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and am taking about £2500, firstly is this enough im going for 3months????
How do i take my money i have USD in cash to take and i guess the resr in my Natiownide account i now have, should i take any travellers cheques???
#1 Posted: 28/12/2007 - 01:22
21st January, 2004
Total reviews: 24
At least 113
I'd say 2,500 pounds is plenty of money for a typical backpacker's budget -- plenty.
Regarding how to organise your money, we've got a story on that very matter -- covering different ways to organise your money while travelling in Asia -- give that a read and let me know if you have more questions.
#2 Posted: 28/12/2007 - 12:31
30th January, 2008
Not sure if you are going to be able to read this but I hope you are enjoying your trip and was wondering if you could tell me how you are getting on as I am doing the same countries for the same amount of time from the start of March!
#3 Posted: 21/2/2008 - 15:59
8th March, 2007
Total reviews: 6
In Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, a typical backpacker budget is $20USD per day. Malaysia and Singapore will obv be much more expensive.
British travelers should def open up a Nationwide bank a/c because there are not commission fees for withdrawing money abroad.
#4 Posted: 9/3/2008 - 15:21
3rd May, 2008
Total reviews: 2
I just did a trip to Bali w. a sidetrip to Yogyakarta Mar 28 - April 6, then Cambodia (April 7 - 13 am), take the boat & bus to Viet Nam (April 13 - 20) and 1.5 days in SIN city and 1 day in KL.
I withdrew 2,750,000 INR in Bali and managed fine on that. For the rest I exchanged 400 GBP and that was enough as well (all within Asia flights & train to KL had been purchased beforehand). You might want to spend more than this.
I had tours and massages and splurged on one $40 dinner in Siem Reap I put on my cc, so I didn't feel like I was suffering.
#5 Posted: 4/5/2008 - 04:53
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