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  • pjohny41

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    Another question.. I am traveling to thailand from Canada ..should I wait till I get to thailand to buy some bahts..as maybe it would be cheaper..or would it be recomended to buy most of it in Canada?

    #1 Posted: 3/11/2006 - 01:52

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  • somtam2000

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    I'd buy it in Thailand. I can't speak for Canada, but in the case of Australia, the rate for buying Baht is always better in Thailand -- partly because Thai banks don't have the murderous spread Australian banks have.

    #2 Posted: 3/11/2006 - 05:17

  • exacto

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    as a general rule you are always better off buying the local currency in the local country, particularly if you are using a major world currency. you'll get better rates and your change won't mysteriously disappear because they only have large bills available. regards.

    #3 Posted: 3/11/2006 - 10:18

  • wolfman

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    best bet is: always buy at the airport,when arriving. you hardly get a better deal!


    #4 Posted: 3/11/2006 - 17:29

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