Current State of Events
The days are passing by so quickly, and unfortunately…. I haven’t gotten much stuff done. I still haven’t applied for my Vietnam Visa Approval letter, still have my visa photos to be taken, and there’s still lots of things on my to-do list. Sigh
This is by far the most complicated trip I have ever planned! I am pretty used to taking the easy route, traveling to countries where I don’t need a visa, allowing other people to organize my transportation and take care of all the nitty-gritty stuff. This independent style of travel is not for everyone, but after much hard work is invested, the feeling you get is pretty rewarding.
So I’m basically hard at work trying to plan as much as I can in the few days I have left. One of the things I am working on is a new bank account at a different bank. I am afraid that my bank may become suspicious of the different transactions worldwide and may decide to close my account access, even if I informed them of my plans.
This new account will be my backup funds, until I would be able to clear up any misunderstanding with my primary bank in the event. I know some people may consider this a bit paranoid, but I would freak out being by myself in a strange country with no access to any of my money!
This topic now opens an entirely different can of worms. How do I store my cash while I’m on the road? I’ve seen many different tips scattered around the internet, and I actually found several to be quite useful. Some people suggest sewing a small ‘pocket’ inside of your jeans and slipping a $50 inside for security. Others raise the insoles of their sneakers and store money inside as well.
I will consider using these techniques as well as several others to protect my finances while traveling. How do you store your cash on a trip?