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My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)
I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.
So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.
Thailand is famous for having high fees when it comes to exchanging money or withdrawing from an ATM machine. So what can you do to avoid wasting money on fees? Well, read on to find out!
You can find very good currency exchange offices in Thailand, and you will probably get worse exchange rates if you exchange your money in your home country. I recommend checking out this site to compare what rates you can get in Thailand.
However, it might be a very good idea to exchange a small amount ($20-40 worth) into Baht so you have something when you arrive in Thailand.
This is only useful if your local currency is a major currency (such as USD, GBP, EUR etc).
You will probably find great exchange rates in Thailand. Check out this site for example rates.
ATM Machines are everywhere in Thailand. However they tend to charge 220 Baht for each withdrawal from a foreign card (approx 7 USD/5.50 EUR).
If you withdraw a large amount of Baht, then 220 can be a small percentage.
If you intend on doing this please make sure you bring more than one card - otherwise you will be stuck if your card gets marked as fraudly used and won't work!
Most tourists find that they can get the best exchange rates at Super Rich Thailand. They tend to have the best rates in Bangkok/Thailand for most major currencies, including GBP, USD, EUR, JPY and more.
(This blog post is not paid for by them, we just keep mentioning them because they always seem to have the best rates)
You can find 'Super Rich Thailand' exchange offices in several places - but their location in Rajdamri is their HQ and offers slightly better rates. Find it at 45 Soi Rajdamri 1, Rajdamri, Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330.
You often will get better rates by exchaning larger denomination notes (e.g. a 100 USD note will get you a better rate than a 20 USD note).
Super Rich - similarly named to "Super Rich Thailand", this one is famous for its red colours. (Super Rich Thailand is known for its green colours). They also offer good rates.
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We love to browse Facebook travel photos, share stories with friends, but most of our travel inspiration plans come from reading travel blogs. Here are our favourite ones that we recommend you read and check out!
Lots of people love to take photos or record videos while abroad. It is great for memories, for telling your friends and family what you have been up to - and also it is just fun!
If you want to go and take photos abroad, then make sure you don't forget anything on this list!
Sometimes you can find yourself in a new city, and you might not know how to spend your time. We have a list of 40 things to do (most of them free or very cheap) in almost any city. If you are bored, this is a great list of activities that you can spend your day doing and have fun!
Lopburi is Thailand's famous 'Monkey City'. The city is around 150km (93 miles) northeast of Bangkok, and is home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. It is a popular tourist destination, and if you love animals then it is well worth seeing.
Lots of interesting posts around the travel blog world in the last week or so. Here are some which have caught my attention.
Bangkok, in central Thailand is home to over 8 million (14 million in the surrounding areas). Over 16 million tourists flock to Bangkok every year. So it shouldn't be surprising that there are lots of things to see and do in Bangkok. The city is full of amazing sights, including numerous awe inspiring temples, friendly locals and delicious street food. We have complied this 3 day travel itinerary for Bangkok, so you can see all the major sights, get a good feel for the city.
Thinking of planning a trip to Thailand? Thailand is one of my favourite destinations. Let me show you everything you need to know about Thailand, including whe...
Lopburi is Thailand's famous 'Monkey City'. The city is around 150km (93 miles) northeast of Bangkok, and is home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. It is a popula...
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