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??
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 ...
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?
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?
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.
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
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 ...
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 :-) ...