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Money exchange

Pringle Bay, South...
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Money exchange

Would anyone either in Khao Lak or Phuket glance over the exchange rate for ZAR (South African Rand) - wondering if it would be worth changing our money there rather than paying a middleman this side of the world.

Appreciate your trouble

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1. Re: Money exchange

Just change to your currency for today's rates.

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2. Re: Money exchange

If you check the site Dodger linked to and then calculate the rate for a local exchange in South Africa of your rand to US dollars, THEN exchanging the USD to baht in Thailand, you MAY find you paradoxically get a better overall exchange deal than trading the rand to baht in Thailand directly, despite the two exchange transactions. At least several posters in the past did discover this was the case. Technically this is creating your own cross-rate.

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3. Re: Money exchange

Thanks so much for your advice, will investigate your suggestions, our rands don't go that far anymore, so need to get the best deal! Regards

Yzerfontein, South...
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Shaye we pay for our hotels with our credit card and for cash we withdraw with our debit card at any ATM. You however pay bankfees here back in SA (R40) as well as Thai Baht (which varies) in Thailand, but that is the way we do it. We try to work out our budget before the time to withdraw only once to avoid all bankfees. Just remember to advise your bank that you are travelling abroad.

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5. Re: Money exchange

Hi Oudste

Thanks, but prefer to carry hard cash, the ATM charges are ridiculous, you must be excited now, please keep us posted!

Yzerfontein, South...
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6. Re: Money exchange

Will do. 19 days to go!

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