We are a married couple who want to travel long time from Moskow with the Transmongolian train to Beijng all the way down to New Zealand. We already are saving every penny and I'm busy making a budget and I really need some help. Below you will find the country, the time and the daily budget for the two of us excluding flights and visas
3 months China - $65
2 weeks Tibet - $60
1 month Nepal - $40
3 months India - $40
1 months Myanmar - $40
1,5 months Vietnam - $40 excluding transport due to ...
I'm currently doing research into credit cards/debit cards.
Are there any Kiwi's here who can recommend a cheap option?
At the moment most seem to charge $5 Atm fee plus 2.5% pluse the local banks atm fees?
Am I missing something, Is there anything cheaper than this
Thanks in advance ...
Hi. I'm gonna spend 3 months in SE Asia, and I'd like to have a few traveller cheques. However in my home country I find some difficulties to buy them. So I'd like to know if it's feasible for a tourist to buy them in Bangkok. Is it an easy task? Do I need any special paperwork?
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I'm heading to Asia in August, travelling around Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.
I want to get a prepaid travel money card from Ireland that I can load money on but has no fees to withdraw money.
Does anyone know of a prepaid card that is good or alternatively a mastercard that they found easy and cheap to use in Asia?
I'm really stuck on this one so any help would be brilliant. There available for US and UK but I cant find one for Ireland.
I have read a couple threads on line which say there are foreign currency ATM's at Bangkok airport - ie one that you can directly withdraw US dollars from. Does anyone have any knowledge of these or experience of using them?
Just thinking it could be a cheaper way of obtaining them rather than the double fee whamy of withdrawing baht and exchanging straight to US$.
My girlfriend and I will be travelling around all of SE Asiafor 4-6 months with a budget of $6,000 dollars between us. We were wonderingwhat the best way would be to split up our money between cash (US and local), abank card, and traveler’s checks. How much and what denominations should we putinto traveler’s checks? Any advice and/or suggestions would be helpful. ...
I've read in some forum posts that having a motorbike can help you save some serious money from not paying for bus / train tickets, its also a lot faster and its easier to get off the beaten track so to speak. I am going to take my CBT before I go so I will be insured riding a bike to 125cc. This will cost £100. Apparently you need to have a bike registered in vietnam and ownership papers for border crossings so if its worth it I'll just fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi instead of ...
Off to Asia in Jan and have been struggling to estimate what I'll be spending day to day until I found this. Apparently its pretty spot on for Seoul and Toronto. Being from the UK London prices are spot on too. If anyone can confirm other areas that would be great but if not I hope its useful to someone. ...
Thinking to travel Thialand etc maybe Aussie. . And get a
Job if possible when money runs dry so I can stay. Fancy working on fishing boats , been told its good money in Aussie. Any info on working while away .
Young male 23 from UK ...
I'm new to this board but I see many people complaining about bank fees while in SE Asia so I figured I would share this info. I’ve been using this card for more than a year and it has been incredible. So far I used it in US, Mexico, Canada and several islands in the Caribbean and have not been charged 1 penny in fees.
ABSOLUTELY ZERO ATM FEES charged by your bank and they reimburse 100% of any charges made by the bank of the ATM y ...
Here in Australia our dollar is very strong and it is a good time to buy US dollars. I'll be up in the big city soon and want to do so.
I am wondering how much would you take per month in the countries covered by TF?
I'll get US$1000 minimum. How would you break that down? X amount of $100, $20, $10 notes
and some $1 notes for when you first arrive.
And nice clean unmarked post 2003 notes I think? ...
Next week I will be travelling solo to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia for 4 months. I do like a drink and a bit of a party but don't mind staying in cheap places, don't mind eating cheap and won't be moving about a massive amount. What would you say a comfortable £ budget would be per month? I have £700-£750 a month. Would this be ok?
Any advice would be great!
First of all, I'd just like to say, I know it is recommended to bring US TC's (for Thailand, anyway) and I know about SuperRich & AEON no fee ATM's. I will have a debit card & a CC & some US cash in case of emergencies. But, because I want to avoid pesky Canadian bank fees & 150 fee in Thailand at regular banks...
How accepted are American Express Canadian Traveller's Checks - In Thailand, Laos and Cambodia? I know that the fee per check is around 33 baht in Thailand - Is this s ...
Hey, we want to do the below trip
We don't mind roughing it a bit and eating street food is o.k. We arn't huge party animals but a couple beers here and there is cool.
Not including flights, how much would you recommend us bringing for the whole trip?
Thanks a lot ...
Anyone have experience taking / exchanging pounds to/in Thailand?
Is it widely exchanged?
I am planning on having a some dollars for Laos but probably prefer to take pounds for Thailand if possible.
Also, £50.00 notes aren't really used that much in the UK itself but it would seem these would be better for SE Asia. Any thoughts? That is one attraction of dollars - the 100 dollar bill.
Thanks again ...
I am going to Vietnam and Cambodia and have heard all the stories about bank notes in poor condition. I'm an ex-pat living in Mexico and it is the same here, absolutely no torn peso or US notes. Has anyone tried using the seldom seen and used US $1 coins in lieu of paper bills. That way you don't have to worry about worn or torn notes. Also been told that the US $2 bills are highly prized. True or not? As a bonus almost all $2 notes are in mint condition. Thanks
I have just got to bangkok from laos and realised that no one will will change kip so im looking for someone to buy it off me. I have 27.5 USD in kip and will sell it for around 20 USD, will be in bangkok till the 22nd so just reply to to this post if you are interested. ...