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1. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

how would people suggest taking money for a years trip to se asia and india? joey

2. Posted by wmcs (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

If your planning to go to Cambodia use Travellers Cheques as they don't have ATM's there. Some banks will give you cash advances but at a cost.

Steve

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3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting joey22

how would people suggest taking money for a years trip to se asia and india? joey

International ATM cards are usually okay. Otherwise, pay money in advance on your Mastercard, and draw cash advances as required.

Cash is also good. Especially those lovely English pounds. Travellers' Cj=hecks can be a hassle to change at times.

4. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 11y

wocca,

I have heard that you can use US dollars widely throughout south east asia. Is this the same with English pounds?

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting kevstump

wocca,

I have heard that you can use US dollars widely throughout south east asia. Is this the same with English pounds?

In Malaysia, ALL business transactions are to be made in Malaysian Ringgit.

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

In Thailand, for most things I had to use Bath; in Cambodia, dollars are widely accepted; in Vietnam, whatever you do, if you need local currency, exchange as little as possible. If you get stuck with Vietnamese Dong, exchange it back at the aiport before you leave the country.

7. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

If I were in SE Asia for a year, I think my budget would be about $6000 (US dollars) or so. I dont know about India. Air travel usually raises the costs significantly and I dont think the ticket is too cheap, unless you are going from country to country by land.

8. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

areinstein you are a star! thanks for your reply to this and my other posts. your info is always spot on. i reckon i will have about £4000 for my trip which i guess must be a similar amount to $6000. sounds like i should be ok then! im very excited. we plan to travel most of the trip overland, particularly in se asia. in india i think we will try to do most of the trip on the train, with perhaps one internal flight up in the himalaya (for the views!). already i have booked return flights from bangkok to sabah which were only £45 (people need to check out www.airasia.com!!) and apart from that, we need a return flight from bkk to india. that might cost a few quid i should think.

cheers once again for the replies! by the way, have you been to india? what kind of monthly budget do you reckon for there?

joey

9. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

doh! sorry, just re-read your post and you said don't know about india! oops.

10. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

In Bangladesh US Dollars, Pounds & Euros are very easy to exchange. Also accepted Master Card, Visa card & Amex Credit Cards in major 2 cities (Dhaka & Chittagong)