HOW BEST TO MANAGE MONEY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Baht, Riel, Dong, Kip, Kyat, The Mighty Dollar, ATMs that charge, ATMs that don’t, ATMs that aren’t ATMs, Western Unions, street corner currency exchanges, stolen cards… Managing money while travelling across South East Asia (we’ll call this SEA for now) can and will make your head hurt. You’re navigating a number of different currencies with...

8 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar has only been open to tourists since 2012 but in that time the ease at which tourists and their money have been able to move around the country has increased rapidly. There are ATMs all over the place, bigger hotels now take credit cards and an ever-evolving Wi-Fi network means you can transfer money...

8 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Laos

Despite being one of the cheapest countries in South East Asia, Laos can be one the hardest nations for money management. This is mostly because the tourist-heavy, tube loving party-town of Vang Vieng, the expensive hippie Utopia of Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Laos’ the on-the-rise capital, are a world away economically than almost everywhere else...

8 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Vietnam

Vietnam is the go-to for many travellers who consider themselves a little too cool for the Khao San road, the Full Moon Party or the tubing rivers of Vang Vieng.* It’s got the gritty narrow streets and sprawling Soviet squares of Ho Chi Minh City, the European quaintness of Hội An and the chaotic old...

6 August 2018

How Best to Manage your Money in Thailand

Ah, Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’, the accessible starter destination for the first time traveller and gap year student, the home of the Full Moon Party and the owner of (for our money anyway) the most stunning beaches on the continent and, although easier to navigate than its South East Asian neighbours, a bit of...

3 August 2018

How Best to manage your money in Cambodia

Whether you’re taking a one, two, three or four-day tour of Angkor Wat, joining a bar crawl on Siem Reap’s Pub Street or hammock swinging in Sihanoukville, Cambodia has something for every traveller, from the history buff to the party animal to the beach bum. Cambodia is possibly the most complex South East Asian nations...

2 August 2018

How WeSwap AI can cut the cost of holidays

In case you missed it, WeSwap was featured in a great write-up on page 3 of the Times this week on some of our plans to use smart tech to make holidaying even easier for us all. Have a read, the future looks bright!

26 September 2017

WeSwap Travel Cash is here!

You guys told us there were occasions where you’d feel more comfortable arriving with a bit of hard cash in your pockets. And we listened!

9 June 2017

What are the factors that move the foreign exchange market?

Because we know he’s a sucker for a challenge, we recently asked our Head of Trading to sum up why the Foreign Exchange markets move... in one sentence!

5 April 2017
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