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Post by 747man » May 30, 2015, 11:53 am

ajsp9 wrote:I'm not arich bloke, don't get me wrong, I've got a few quid, but I wouldn't worry about £6. However. It would piss me off a bit but I expect this sort of situation in Asia so I wouldn't stress too much brother
It Was'nt the 6 Quid that stressed me out, It was just the idea of THEM Rejecting any form of payment in US$ But Taking there own BOG Paper,Plus getting Fu*ked around in The Stifling Heat which I Reckon was about 42c..... :shock: :shock:



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Post by marjamlew » May 30, 2015, 12:57 pm

747man wrote:
ajsp9 wrote:I'm not arich bloke, don't get me wrong, I've got a few quid, but I wouldn't worry about £6. However. It would piss me off a bit but I expect this sort of situation in Asia so I wouldn't stress too much brother
It Was'nt the 6 Quid that stressed me out, It was just the idea of THEM Rejecting any form of payment in US$ But Taking there own BOG Paper,Plus getting Fu*ked around in The Stifling Heat which I Reckon was about 42c..... :shock: :shock:
=D> =D> =D> gold

but felt like.............?
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Post by 747man » May 30, 2015, 1:15 pm

marjamlew wrote:
747man wrote:
ajsp9 wrote:I'm not arich bloke, don't get me wrong, I've got a few quid, but I wouldn't worry about £6. However. It would piss me off a bit but I expect this sort of situation in Asia so I wouldn't stress too much brother
It Was'nt the 6 Quid that stressed me out, It was just the idea of THEM Rejecting any form of payment in US$ But Taking there own BOG Paper,Plus getting Fu*ked around in The Stifling Heat which I Reckon was about 42c..... :shock: :shock:
=D> =D> =D> gold

but felt like.............?
FOOKIN' 60c...... :lol: :lol:

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Post by Bandung_Dero » May 30, 2015, 3:19 pm

747man wrote:
Bandung_Dero wrote:
jackspratt wrote:What was the weather like in Laos?
55555 -- 35 Deg C but felt like 100 deg C - Boiling as that was what he was probably doing after paying the premium.

Dunno why you didn't just pay the 1300 Baht fee = USD $39.00
Oh ! The OTHER Knob from BanDUNGHEAP Has come to life again......

Why Did'nt I Pay the 1300 THB Fee, BECAUSE FYI It's 1500 Baht if you pay that way.....No Back in your COFFIN...
The only saving grace here is that you are not Australian. [-o<
Watch ya fingers --- SLAM --- No Back in the COFFIN... ???? :confused:
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Post by rick » May 31, 2015, 11:37 pm

I've had dollars refused before because of small tears. Just change some more baht into dollars at the Bureau de Change next to immigration - you get a similar rate to a Thai bank. Might cost you 10 baht more ..... it's just the time wasted, but don't need to queue again. Mad to buy Kip!

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Post by 747man » June 1, 2015, 7:25 pm

rick wrote:I've had dollars refused before because of small tears. Just change some more baht into dollars at the Bureau de Change next to immigration - you get a similar rate to a Thai bank. Might cost you 10 baht more ..... it's just the time wasted, but don't need to queue again. Mad to buy Kip!
That Bereau de change ( Next to Laos Immigration ) Would NOT Change my Thai Baht into US$,She actually said to me " I Can only give you Laos Kip " So thats the reason......

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Post by wazza » June 1, 2015, 7:55 pm

747

The FX booths at Udon airport also only exchange into Baht .

So not a conspiracy. Just their operations.

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Post by 747man » June 1, 2015, 8:24 pm

wazza wrote:747

The FX booths at Udon airport also only exchange into Baht .

So not a conspiracy. Just their operations.
I Know that Wazza, But I Was'nt at Udon Airport, I Was at Laos Immigration.......

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Post by rick » June 3, 2015, 3:46 am

Strange, as i got dollars at the Laos immigration bureau last year. Trying to get dollars in Udon is a pain, typically 3 banks before i find suitable amount. Anyway, no longer an issue for me as now on extensions.

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Post by Asiaphile » June 3, 2015, 10:07 am

rick wrote:Trying to get dollars in Udon is a pain.
True. Went to the yellow bank (Ayudhya?) in Big-C where I used to buy my dollars for the Lao visa. This time they told me that the minimum transaction was at least 150 dollars. :shock:

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Post by timmy » June 3, 2015, 10:26 am

the main branch BANGKOK bank upstairs , i,ve never NOT been able to get the 35 dollars i needed , even a few 1 dollar bills for when you you do an early in the day visa run ....

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Post by wazza » June 3, 2015, 10:31 am

154 Prajak Road

Take your passport.

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Post by FLICKFLACKER404 » June 3, 2015, 12:27 pm

timmy wrote:the main branch BANGKOK bank upstairs , i,ve never NOT been able to get the 35 dollars i needed , even a few 1 dollar bills for when you you do an early in the day visa run ....
Agreed ,been using this branch for the last few years,never a problem

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Post by Deacz9 » June 3, 2015, 12:38 pm

I'm not a frequent traveler to Laos but often in Udon. Is there anywhere in Udon you can go and get the normal 30 day Laos visa stamp before you actually make the trip?. I often used to see the Laos bound bus in Udon bus Station it would have saved me a lot of time than going to NK then tuk tuk to bridge etc.

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Post by Asiaphile » June 3, 2015, 1:09 pm

Lao consulate in Khonkaen

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Post by Asiaphile » June 3, 2015, 1:37 pm

But save yourself all the hassle, expense and time and just take the mini van from Udon. They'll drop you off at the bridge (Thai immigration).

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Post by 747man » June 3, 2015, 1:41 pm

Asiaphile wrote:But save yourself all the hassle, expense and time and just take the mini van from Udon. They'll drop you off at the bridge (Thai immigration).
Yeah !! That IS The EASY Way......

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