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1. Posted by Shanetay240 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

Hello All ,

I am heading out on the 13th for 3 weeks , No accomodation booked because i have no idea where im heading .

But I do intent to be in koh phangan for the full moon party on the 25th !

Anyone else heading out there around the same time ?


2. Posted by Shanetay240 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

And I'm trying to figure out how's best to carry money or take a card ?

3. Posted by katie84 (Budding Member 66 posts) 3y

im doing a bit of both, im taking a couple of cards with money on and some cash. That way I have all my bases covered and if one goes missing I have a back up. :)

4. Posted by Shanetay240 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y


Yeh thats what I was thinking .

You just gonna use bank cards or travel money cards ?

When you heading over ?

5. Posted by sanket_1112 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

I will also be reaching on 23rd may. I havent booked anything but i think for visa i will have to.

6. Posted by katie84 (Budding Member 66 posts) 3y

:razzIve got both, I got a card from thomas cook but when I loaded some money on to it I found out they charge 2% commish so it took £14 off me and then you get charged withdrawing and then again from thai banks so its actually pretty crap. So ive decided to leave the money ive already loaded on to the cash card and then just use my lloyds card. Beauty of that is I will keep my money in another account (also lloyds) and just transfer it over in bits as and when I need it. That way I only get withdrawl charges. I also figure by doing it this way if it does get nicked or more to the point lost I wont have masses in the account at anyone time.

Im going to take some stirling and change it up there as Ive heard you get a better rate when in the kingdom.

Most of all I've just made sure Ive other avenues of cash if I get stuck. I'm heading over a week tomorrow :). Getting nervous but excited. Whats your plans?

7. Posted by Shanetay240 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

Thanks for that I wont bother getting my self a thomas cook card then ha

Really ? ill bear that in mind aswell when changing money up .

Week tomorrow lucky u ! im leaving on the 13th April not long now !

Im gonna spend a couple of days in Bangkok then most likely head down south for a week or so , then up to Koh Samui see the islands around there .

Then maybe to Changmi then back to Bangkok .

What you planning ?

8. Posted by katie84 (Budding Member 66 posts) 3y

That will soon fly for you. This week seems to be taking forever. When I arrive on 27th I've a few days in Bangkok then head up to ayutthaya on 31st. I'm there then until mid sept because I'm working there. But after that I'm thinking head to vietnam for a month maybe and then head back south for full moon in oct. Do the islands and just see what happens. Some friends are heading to nz so I may join them. No set plans as such just try to do and see as much as I can.

9. Posted by Shanetay240 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

Sounds good ! Where abouts is ayutthaya ? Are you working there ?

10. Posted by katie84 (Budding Member 66 posts) 3y

Hi love,
Ayutthaya is about an hour or so away from Bangkok, its the old capital of Siam. You should take a look. Yea im working for an organisation called elephant stay.