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Debit cards

Posted by dazm26 on 8/2/2008 at 23:24

Hey, Im going away to Asia for 3 months and taking my glex account febit card with me. I am slightly concerned mind you that if i lost this card or it was sucked into a machine i would have a little cash and travellers cheques to survive, but does this concern anyone else, has this happened to anyone and if so what do you do?? Daz ...

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Money in Thailand

Posted by erinj on 19/11/2007 at 08:45

I plan on taking a Visa card with me. My travel agent said Aussie dollars cash is fine, but I was wondering if AU or US dollars would be better? ...

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VietNam Dong: Paper, Plastic and Coin

Posted by CatBa on 8/1/2008 at 22:15

Currency, like every thing else in VietNam, is changing and some older paper notes/bills have expired and the forgers have even managed to copy the latest polymer (plastic) versions. Avoid any paper bills / notes over VN Dong 10,000 as some are no longer legal tender and will require unlucky recipients to exchange them at a bank. Some will refuse, VietComBank will not. The inks on some VND20,000 and 50,000 have smudged or faded, again a visit to the bank will be required - better still ref ...

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Taking Australian $

Posted by magdabis on 17/3/2008 at 15:43

Hi Guys I've been told that it is easy to exchange Australian $ in Thailand but what about Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia? Is the exchange rate any good? ...

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Posted by sandy_28 on 10/7/2007 at 04:01

Hi, Going to Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos for a total of 5 weeks - Should i buy currency here or there? Should i get some starter money here and some there? If i get it there, can i use credit card to buy it or should i stock up on U.S. currency and exchange it there? Thanks! ...

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airasia... pricing?

Posted by richkimmens on 20/2/2008 at 20:13

Hi, This may be me being rather stupid but looking at flights from KL to BK at the end of March the website says 69.99 MYR but when I select the flight and press next this jumps up to 175.99 MYR, can anyone explain why this is? Are there taxes etc that are added but not described as have to be added to all flights or something? Thanks! Rich ...

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Australian TC's in Laos and Cambodia

Posted by traceej on 30/1/2008 at 14:51

Hi everyone! I'm travelling in Laos and Cambodia for 2 months, does anyone know if I change Australian Travellers Cheques easily or do I have to buy US TC's? I'm taking a mix of different cash, my visa card and my debit card, but I wanted to take Aussie TC's. Any help is much appreciated. TJ ...

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SE Asia budget?

Posted by travloverr on 17/1/2008 at 20:50

For a young backpacker in Bangkok, is 900-1000 baht per DAY excluding accommodation (we have a seperate budget for that) alright? Other than it not including accommodation, this also doesn't necessarily include shopping. This is more of a general budget for each day spent in Bangkok and seeing the city. Just to add, if anyone has any idea, would these budgets be enough (same conditions as above) for the other places we intend to see? Singapore: SGD 65-70/day Kuala Lumpur: MYR 100/day ...

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Money in Cambodia

Posted by erinj on 19/11/2007 at 08:53

What sort of money should I take to Cambodia? Visa card? (Australian) Traveller's cheques? US dollars? Aussie dollars? Thai baht? Thanks :) ...

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Bank key card quistion... cirrus?

Posted by jadeox on 5/11/2007 at 13:02

Hi, Im from Australia. Going to Thailand. My bank key card is cirrus... is that all ya need? ...

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which cash/atm card?? my banks charges are too high!

Posted by g_singh on 15/9/2007 at 22:17

hi, going to be arriving in thailand from the uk to begin my travels in SE Asia. i have called my bank (Natwest) to inquire about atm charges, which are 2.75 % to a max of £5, then about 2% for the charge to convert to local currency- this seems way to high. i called my credit card company and they charge 3% on cash withdrawn. does anyone know of any banks in the uk that dont have these charges as i can imagine they will add up over 6 months? or is there another way around it as i don ...

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Posted by jayne2402 on 11/7/2007 at 15:56

Hi All, Sorry i posted this message in the reply part!!! lol anyways i was wondering if anyone knows if there are plenty of ATM's available in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam? are they in english? i used my card in europe and found it the easiest way to get cash, but im not too sure in these countries how reliable they are. thanks for the advice Cheers Sarah :-) ...

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Using Maestro Card

Posted by oisin on 24/5/2007 at 17:27

Does anyone know if a maestro debit card can be widely used throughout thailand, vietnam and cambodia?? ...

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