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1. Posted by Bettyboo83 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

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I am flying to Thailand on June 15th 2005 and then flying to Bali on July 15th 2005. I am quite concerned now due to the earthquake. Do you think it will be safe. Also during our travels we wish to visit Cambodia and Vietnam. What advice can you give me about these countries? I intend to take £1000 sterling to cover my expenses for 2 months for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali. Do you think that this enough or would i need more?

I would really appreciate as much info as possible please.

Cheers Colleen ;)

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

bali is far from sumatra - you shouldn't worry.

10 pounds/$20 per day - but on Bali several times more

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

Quoting Bettyboo83

I am flying to Thailand on June 15th 2005 and then flying to Bali on July 15th 2005. I am quite concerned now due to the earthquake. Do you think it will be safe. Also during our travels we wish to visit Cambodia and Vietnam. What advice can you give me about these countries? I intend to take £1000 sterling to cover my expenses for 2 months for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Bali. Do you think that this enough or would i need more?

I would really appreciate as much info as possible please.

Cheers Colleen ;)

Bettyboo, I wouldnt be concerned about the earthquake. Thailand felt only a tremor and if anything that is a good sign that the plates and faults are releasing the energy now (hence less chance for earthquakes later). There may be continued tremors over the next two weeks but nothing that will be felt in Thailand. By June everything will be back to normal.

As far as money, you have more than plenty. I will cut that back to 750. The less money you carry, the lesser the chance you may lose all of it at once (in the event you get robbed).

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

By June everything will be back to normal.

if we are lucky - unfortunately with quakes, volcanos, tsunamis and weather it's difficult to predict.

I would be much more concerned with bird flu than anything else

5. Posted by thezenyen (Full Member 88 posts) 11y

Hi

Please dont worry. Earthquakes do not strike Thailand itself, and Bali is really a bit off the earthquake zone.

I live in Singapore, and just slept through it all. Of course, it is quite bad for the people of Sumatra and we need to do all we can to help.

yen

6. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

To get the most out of your money:

take travellers cheques (sterling) to Thailand and exchange them for Thai baht in Bangkok (you get a better exchange rate than on the islands).

Change pounds for US dollars in the UK before you go for Cambodia and Vietnam (better exchange rate again).

£1000 for 2 months is just over £100 a week, personally i would take a little more, although you could probably manage on £1000. It is always difficult to know how much to take, but the more you have, the less you worry about running out. You can see Cambodia in a week if you're on a tight schedule, a few days exploring Angkor Wat, then a boat down to Phnom Penh which you can explore in 2/3 days. From there you can go on to Saigon. To see all of Vietnam you need at least 3 weeks (Saigon, Hue, Halong Bay are probably the 3 must see places). Bali make sure you go to Ubud, have a day cycling, starting from the top of a volcano (can't remember what it was called), stopping off at Balinese villages on the way, and it's all downhill.) It's difficult to cover 4 countries in one post so if you want to know anything specifically jsut ask. I wouldn't worry about earthquakes and other natural disasters, you don't know where or when they will hit. Just look after your own personal safety, everthing else is out of your hands

Dave.