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Taking money to thailand

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Taking money to thailand

Taking £1500 to Thailand for 7 weeks.

I am going to take some cash but don't want to bring too much in case it is lost/stolen.

What is the best option to bring the rest, I was thinking a caxton fx pre-paid cash card which I can add too as I go using internet banking?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Taking money to thailand

i hope you are taking more then £1500 for your 7 week trip

travellers cheques would be my option,if ididnt take cash

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2. Re: Taking money to thailand

If travellers cheques make sure they are American Express.

Read the FAQ on Currency etc on the right. Use the search box. You obviously won't be the first to ask this.

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3. Re: Taking money to thailand

I am going with my girlfriend who is also taking £1500 so i should save a fair bit sharing accommodation costs.

How would I get american express travellers cheques i don't have a bank account with them and i leave in 3 weeks?

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4. Re: Taking money to thailand

Think the Post Office does them.

postoffice.co.uk/travel-money/travellers-che…

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5. Re: Taking money to thailand

You don't need a bank account to get Travellers cheques, but do be aware that the exchange fee has now gone up to 153baht per cheque so make sure you get large denomination notes. I think you should try and take more money, you'll be surprised at how quickly it goes especially if you are moving around a fair bit and staying in the more expensive tourist areas.

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6. Re: Taking money to thailand

you will for sure need more money, £3000 between 2 people and accomadation, still to be paid

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7. Re: Taking money to thailand

How exactly is £3000 for 7 days not enough? Are you planning to have ladyboys every night?

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8. Re: Taking money to thailand

M4rv1n , you should read the OP's post again. Its 7 weeks not 7 days !!!

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9. Re: Taking money to thailand

Yeah its 7 weeks, I think m going to get a caxton FX card, some american express travellers cheques and some cash.

Thanks for your help

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10. Re: Taking money to thailand

Sounds like a plan Daniel P.