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  • sinstone

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    hey folks,

    just crossed to thailand from laos at the huay xai/chiang khong border. i didn't exchange my kip (over 100 AUD) because the exchange office was closed and i was expecting to be able to change my kip to baht chiang rai. now... its sunday, and the exchange offices don't want my kip... did i just lose 100 dollars aud? any suggestions! much appreciated!!!

    happy to be in thailand!


    #1 Posted: 19/7/2009 - 20:33

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  • chrispyrolls

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    look for folks heading to Laos - sell them the kip

    #2 Posted: 19/7/2009 - 23:33


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    Chrispy's suggestion is a good one, because generally speaking Lao Kip are totally worthless outside of Laos. they are not traded internationally.

    #3 Posted: 20/7/2009 - 00:46

  • BruceMoon

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    As you are Australian, if you don't get to sell/exchange, there is another option.

    Go to the Money forum post, and make a post saying what you have to exchange (and the rate you want).

    If when you return to Oz, update to that fact (and place) and someone going there may well relieve you of same.


    #4 Posted: 20/7/2009 - 05:23

  • somtam2000

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    As one of the old Travelfish tshirts read:

    "Baht to kip -- ok
    Kip to baht -- no way"

    As per other suggestions, look for other travellers to swap it with, plan another trip to Laos, or look for a wall at home that needs wallpapering.

    #5 Posted: 20/7/2009 - 07:08

  • sinstone

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    thanks for the info guys. will try find someone in chiang mai. are there any other countries that will take my kip? ex: cambodia, vietnam?

    thanks heaps!

    #6 Posted: 20/7/2009 - 09:58

  • sinstone

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    all settled! thanks guys! exchanged currency with two sweet swiss girls headed to laos!


    #7 Posted: 22/7/2009 - 19:41

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