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Form of money???

Posted by Shitbricks on 20/2/2007 at 18:01

Hey
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?

thanks guys

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/2/2007 at 19:03 admin

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.

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Posted by exacto on 21/2/2007 at 04:10

Hey Bricks,

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.

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Posted by princessdisaster on 21/2/2007 at 10:13

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.

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Posted by Shitbricks on 22/2/2007 at 18:19

Hey thanks for the info guys!
Peace

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