How much Cash/Travellers Cheques
10th January, 2008
I'm just trying to work out how much cash we should carry into Laos and how much we should take in Travellers Cheques.
We will be in Laos for ~ 20 days and want to make sure we have enough. 3 days will be spent on the Gibbon Experience so I guess we won't need money then.
We are thinking $1000-1500 (Australian) ie US$880-1300 will be plenty? Is it best to take the majority in cash (maybe in the ratio 2:2:1 $US:Baht:Kip) and hope that we're not robbed, or are travellers cheques easy to exchange for cash without excessive commission fees?
Any feedback appreciated.
#1 Posted: 27/1/2008 - 19:45
1st March, 2006
Location United States
The worst robbery I've ever heard of in Laos is bag snatch, so if you keep your money/passport under your cloths in one of those small bags losing stuff shouldn't be a problem. Never ever in a backpack or hotel room.
Cashing T-checks never seems to be a problem, it's the buying them that hurts me. ;-)
Your budget sounds fine, depending on your style of traveling. Remember foreign currencies are for changing, kip is for spending, or you will pay a lot more.
#2 Posted: 27/1/2008 - 20:27
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