MY HUS­BAND and I are in our mid-60s and are go­ing to Thai­land next year. What is the best way to book tours? Most travel agents seem to want to book them be­fore we leave but we are not sure we want to do that. Also, can you ad­vise the best way to take mon

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DOC: Some peo­ple like to have ev­ery­thing or­gan­ised be­fore they depart and know what they are do­ing each day, which helps them bud­get; oth­ers pre­fer to wing it.

If you see a tour that takes your fancy from your travel agent and it’s within bud­get, hav­ing it booked and con­firmed may give you peace of mind.

Once in Thai­land, you will find loads of lo­cal com­pa­nies offering ev­ery con­ceiv­able vari­a­tion of th­ese tours, usu­ally slightly cheaper. Ask around at your ho­tel for tips from other tourists.

For money, con­vert some cash on ar­rival then sim­ply with­draw Thai baht as you need from an ATM with the Mae­stro, Master­Card or Cir­rus logo.

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