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Oldsalt August 19th, 2009 12:50 PM

Currency Exchange Problems
 
Has anyone experienced the problem I'm having trying the change dollar's into Vietnamese Dong or Chinese money, I have tried all the large banks in St. Louis ares and all they exchange is the following countries money,Canada, Mexico, UK, and Europe, I tried AAA but they no longer do it. I guess I will have to wait until I board the ship or a bank in China. Any ideas you may have will be appreciated.

Chuck Palm August 19th, 2009 01:45 PM

Try your local airport. Many airports have money exchange booths. You may want to get a small amount here and wait to get the bulk of your money. That way you are likely to get a somewhat better exchange rate.

Oldsalt August 19th, 2009 02:11 PM

Thanks Chuck for the reply, thats the only thing left to check out, however my local airport St.Louis International is no more international than my car driveway, since TWA went under and other airlines have left there is no more exchange booths in the airport. I do connect in Chicago so I may have time there to do it.

Thanks again.

Mike M August 19th, 2009 02:18 PM

Re: Currency Exchange Problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldsalt
Has anyone experienced the problem I'm having trying the change dollar's into Vietnamese Dong or Chinese money, I have tried all the large banks in St. Louis ares and all they exchange is the following countries money,Canada, Mexico, UK, and Europe, I tried AAA but they no longer do it. I guess I will have to wait until I board the ship or a bank in China. Any ideas you may have will be appreciated.

I have used ATM's in China and it was the best way to get currency. Just use your current ATM card. Almost all cards are part of the Cirrus or Plus network and work Internationally. Just let your bank know you will be traveling. It's the same as when you call your credit card company to notify them.

I have not visited Vietnam so I am unfamiliar with their ATM structure but I would bet it's standard.

Take care,
Mike


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