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12 Months Travelling

Posted by benhopes on 24/8/2009 at 03:07

Hi, I'm looking at travelling to Northern Laos, Vietnam and a few of the islands for 3- 4 months, maybe even go to the Phillipines for a bit. I will spend a month in Oz travelling and will then try and settle and get some work there (with the intention of getting sponsorship) and staying there!! Will £9000 be enough for this trip? Also need to consider that I will be travelling alone so may be spending more on accomodation. Thanks Ben ...

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help with travel cheque!

Posted by soQQuadro on 24/8/2009 at 08:00

It might sound a silly question but is the first time I hear of travel cheque so I need an advice. I'm gonna be travelling fir 8 weeks thru Thailand-Laos-Vietnam and Cambodia so considering the cheque as an option. But what currency shud I put in?What's best? currently living in NZ.some euro notes left. confused.....TA ...

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Dollars in Northern Thailand?

Posted by gilrand on 20/8/2009 at 18:54

Heya, Is it easy to get hold of dollars in Northern Thailand with credit/debit card as I will be crossing from there to Laos where ATMs seem to be quite rare? I assume that it is but just want to make sure and not carry too much cash around needlessly. :) Also is it wise to take as much dollars as budgeted use is in the country/countries or is it possible to withdraw money in Laos (or Cambodia) aswell, apart from capitals? Thanks, Gilrand ...

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Mr and Mrs backpacking on £8000

Posted by mcbees on 8/3/2009 at 23:33

My husband and I are planning a 6 month trip SE Asia only. We had planned on taking no more than £8000, is this going to be enough? Thanks in advance. ...

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$1500 U.S for 2 month in S.A.E

Posted by splashtree on 14/8/2009 at 02:03

flying into bkk early sept. going to siem riep, HCM city, going thru pheom pehn, to hcm city. from there, flying to hoi an, upto hue and halong bay. thru luang prabang to chiang mai and back down to bkk. down thru KL and to singapore. the whole trip will take me 7-8 weeks. im not looking to slum it all the way so i suppose im what you may call a flash packer. i want to see the highlights (dont have time for all i know) and to some local things but also want to do some diving and splash out w ...

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Six Months: Viet/Thai/Indo/India

Posted by kalasw5 on 5/8/2009 at 03:14

Hello all. I'll be heading to SE Asia with a friend in late September. We plan to stay for around 6 months. I'm trying to get an estimate on how much it might cost (USD). Here's the agenda: About one month in Vietnam, few weeks in Cambodia/Laos, six weeks thailand, six weeks India, few weeks Nepal, one month Indonesia. We'll fly from Kuala Lumpur to India around early January (about $150) and fly back to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore sometime in March and head to Indonesia from there. ...

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2 people - €2000 for 3 weeks

Posted by livethedream86 on 31/7/2009 at 04:56

Hey, Going to Thailand for 3 weeks and between us we want to budget around €2000 for the trip. We are hoping to see as much as we can ie Bangkok, trekking up north, the islands and Khao Sk National Park etc. From experience, would this be enough?? Thanks x ...

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UK Sterling in SE Asia [esp. Laos]

Posted by christay2009 on 23/7/2009 at 23:37

i've had a mooch around the forum but can't find a similar post, i apologise if there is one... i was wondering if UK sterling is accepted in Laos by banks? for instance, if i brought some travellers cheques with me should i attempt to get them in dollars or in pounds? or if i brought some cash - in pound or dollar? additionally, i'll be in China before hand. Does anyone know if you can change CNY into Kip? or is it possible to withdraw dollars in China and take them into Laos... any he ...

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6000 pound between 2 4 6 months

Posted by psridley7 on 23/7/2009 at 19:26

my girlfriend and i are travelling the regular se asian countries and woul like to know if this is a realistic budget ...

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Is £4000 enough to travel from Malaysia to China without...

Posted by marcwilson87 on 24/7/2009 at 04:51

Using planes? Two of us are planning on going from Kuala Lumpa to Beijing using all overland travel. We are going to be travelling and staying in budget places all the time and using the cheapest transport. I'm just wondering if we are being a bit naive in our budget? We want to go to at least Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China. Marc ...

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Money stuff in Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by eb on 20/7/2009 at 10:29

I'm trying to figure out how much cash to bring for about 25 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. I don't love the idea of carrying around lots of cash, but I also don't love the idea of paying lots of fees to get cash there. My atm card charges $3 per transaction plus a 3% "exchange" surcharge, which isn't really about the exchange at all b/c they apply it to transactions in Cambodia where you're getting $US, so that's pretty steep. I'm hoping to rely on my capital one visa credit card as much as I ...

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anyone need kip for laos?

Posted by sinstone on 20/7/2009 at 10:03

hey boys and girls, i just arrived in thailand from laos with 700 thousand kip (approx 80 US). seems that i can not exchange the money here for bat. i will be in chiang mai for a couple of days, then headed to the central axe for the south of thailand. will be headed around cambodia and vietnam afterwards. will be in australia for a month as of the 20th of october. can anyone help me get my lao currency out of my wallet please? i would really appreciate any help possible. expect a favor ...

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4000 euros for 6 months What do you think

Posted by ozzigirl on 11/5/2009 at 02:58

Hi guys, managed to save only 4000 euros for my 6 month trip to SEA. I have already bought my ticket, insurance etc. Was just wondering how tight it'll be. I'll be going to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. I'm travelling alone and will be staying in dorms wherever possible. Because I'm travelling for 6 months I'd like so stay a bit longer in some places to cut down on transportation costs. I'll try to eat street food as often as possible, but every now and then I'll prob eat a (cheap) ...

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Budget Help for Five weeks in Thailand.

Posted by lm_w on 8/6/2009 at 22:25

Hi, Does anyone have any idea of how much we would need per day in Thailand just so we can come up with a budget?? Thanks in advance ! ...

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Spreadsheet. Can you help?

Posted by pia2am on 6/7/2009 at 16:36

Hi all I´m planning a rtw trip for me and my family. I like lists and control of my money, so was thinking i would make use a spreadsheet. I have never worked with it before, so was wondering if you know of an allready made one. Thanks in advance Pia ...

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Cirrus card in Laos and Cambodia?

Posted by pliszkapliszka on 6/5/2009 at 17:11

Are there any ATM's accepting cirrus card (maestro) in Laos and Cambodia??? I was searching through internet to get this information but more I search more I get confused.Thanks!! ...

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money problems...need advice...please! : )

Posted by kennedy0826 on 6/5/2009 at 18:13

Hey, okay, so I seem to have dug myself in a bit of a hole. When I left Korea I had to withdraw about the Korean Won equivalent of $1000 USD in cash because the bank was closed when I went there right before I left for Vietnam (where I am now). This is something the bank neglected to tell me about when I asked them when they were opened or closed, apparently it was some sort of holiday. As I said, I'm in Vietnam now, and when I asked the bank if I could exchange currencies they said they c ...

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curreny and which cards to take to me!!

Posted by owenbooy84 on 20/2/2009 at 10:57

im off to k.l,thailand,cambodia,vietnam,laos etc for up too 7months.i've got a bankwest credit and direct debit card,im also thinking of getting a cash pass port from the post office.but i'm not sure what to put on it ????usd or ausd??? when i put my money on this card i can either put ausd on there en it will go up en down with the market. or put usd on there en it will be on that days currency rate (fixed).Untill i put more usd on there,then it will change to the currency rate of that day f ...

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Multiple destination flights!? Korea-Toronto with add ons?

Posted by Mariane12 on 25/4/2009 at 17:06

Hi. I'm leaving in 3 weeks and haven't booked any flights yet! I'm just finishing my teaching contract in Korea so I'll be flying out from here. My plan is to fly from Korea to Hanoi first, then fly to Chiang Mai and work my way down to Phuket. Then fly out of Bangkok home to Toronto. What would be my best bet for this? Is it possible to book a one-way flight from Korea to Toronto and just add destinations? Or should I book individuals flights? The flights I've found to Hanoi so far are abou ...

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Help with open-jaw flight: Toronto -- Hanoi, Aukland -- Toronto

Posted by tadams on 12/2/2009 at 15:26

Hi everyone! I'm planning a one-year trip to SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand: I'll be flying from Toronto to Hanoi (or Bangkok), and leaving New Zealand for Toronto at the end of my trip. I'm having a problem finding airlines that treat this as a "roundtrip" flight as opposed to two one-ways. As a result, the prices are through the roof! I've posted a (very skeletal) itinerary below to give you a rough idea of my trip. My main concerns are getting the large flights booked (Flight 1 an ...

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