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1 year in Asia

  • humpdawg

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    Posts: 40

    Hi all.

    I'm hoping to travel around South East Asia/Indonesia/India for a year or more and I'm wondering how to manage my money. How much travellers cheques/ how much on ATM. Has anyone been away for this long and if so what did you do. I know there are topics on managing money but I couldn't find any that refered to this lenght of travel. Any advice much appreciated.


    #1 Posted: 7/1/2010 - 03:57

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  • somtam2000

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    Tricky. Let's say you're talking about say US$12,000 all up, I wouldn't be too keen on carrying 12k worth of TQs around with me -- partly the bulk and partly because they'd be pretty well worn by month 11. So maybe split it 50/50 -- 5 or 6 k in TQs and resort to ATM once you've used up the cheques.

    #2 Posted: 7/1/2010 - 12:50

  • humpdawg

    Joined Travelfish
    18th May, 2009
    Posts: 40

    Thats about the amount I was thinking of bringing. Just needed someone to point me in the right direction.

    Nice one Sontam.

    #3 Posted: 8/1/2010 - 20:48

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