we are going to be traveling Thailand, Vietnam. Laos, and Cambodia for about 3.5 months. We dont have any credit cards and were wondering what is the best way to carry money? Are travellers cheques widely accepted?
Otherwise could anybody suggest a credit institution with good rates for a first time carrier?
#1 Shitbricks has been a member since 19/2/2007. Posts: 3
Travellers cheques are fine in all major tourist centres across Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Off the beaten track though nothing beats US cash in the form of crisp new, $100 bills.
Do you have an ATM card linked to an account back home? An ATM card with a 4-digit pin on one of the major ATM networks like Maestro will be an excellent source of cash. If you go with the TC's and cash, and ATM card is still a good back up source of cash. There are ATMs everywhere in Thailand, US$-dispensing ATMs in places like Siem Reap and PP in Cambodia, and a growing availability of ATMs in Laos, although by all reports they aren't that reliable. I hope that helps. Cheers.
Instead of a credit card you could use a Visa Debit card - works like a credit card only your using your own money. Travelex has something simmilar as well, I think it's called a Cash Passport or something.
#4 princessdisaster has been a member since 30/11/2006. Posts: 36
Hey thanks for the info guys!
#5 Shitbricks has been a member since 19/2/2007. Posts: 3