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  • inky

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    i notice its $30 for visa on thh laos border,do i take it it that sterling is not accepted,and would it be better for me to use baht,or exchange sterling to a few $s depending on the exchange rate before i leave?

    #1 Posted: 6/11/2006 - 21:24

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  • exacto

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    your best option is to have that in US dollars if you can. the last time i went through this process (in july) the lao officials who take the money were only authorized to take US dollars or thai baht, and the thai baht was accepted at a really unfavorable exchange rate. the guys in front of me had only sterling to pay for their visas, and after a long discussion, the lao officials agreed to take the notes, but at a pretty awful exchange rate.

    i hope that helps. cheers.

    #2 Posted: 6/11/2006 - 22:55

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