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Preventing theft in Western Europe

I'm going to Europe in a few days and I will be going on a cruise that goes to a few different countries including Spain, Monaco, Italy, and Croatia. I've been hearing a lot of bad stories from people ...
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Safety tips when carrying a large sum of money [duplicate]

I made the mistake of exchanging a large sum of money before my trip to Europe. I'm not sure what I was thinking because I know it's not the best idea to carry a lot of cash while traveling. What ...
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What happens when an ATM in a country you're travelling through eats your card?

So you're travelling in some exotic land far from home. You go to withdraw money from a local ATM so you can have some local currency. But the ATM swallows your card! If you're lucky you might get a ...
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Should I get some Euros before I leave the US for Italy?

We will be in Italy this November. Should I get some "walking around money" before I go? I think my bank has reasonable rates. I know I take the risk of the Euro dropping or the dollar rising. ...
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Is it possible to pay for a British Airways flight that originates in Ireland in sterling?

I'm trying to book a one-way flight from Ireland to the UK on the BA website. It seems that because the flight starts in Ireland, they've decided to show all the prices in euros. They also have a ...
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Does the Laos ANZ bank help with replacement ATM/VISA cards for Australian and New Zealand ANZ bank customers?

On my last legal day in Thailand I realized my ANZ ATM card was missing. I was obliged to cross the border on that day so couldn't stay and leisurely try to resolve the problem. A series of events ...
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How do I insure my money?

My question has two parts. How can I insure cash abroad? I looked at travel insurance but this focuses mainly on medical and cancellations. If I am mugged on the street, is there any way to claim ...
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What is the best method for exchanging dollars for Euros?

I'm traveling from the US to Europe in a few weeks. What's the best method of exchanging dollars for Euros? I imagine there's options like: at the airport when you arrive in Europe at a bank in ...
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Is Visa's Emergency Cash Disbursement reliable?

I have read the benefits page of Visa credit card, and it says they offer Cash Disbursement in case the card is stolen and they have a Global Customer Care number people can call and they will offer ...
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Do Canadian ATMs charge extra fees for cash withdrawals on foreign cards?

Having recently been caught out by most American ATMs charging extra fees on cash withdrawls on cards from different banks (which'll affect all foreign cards), I'm wondering if something similar will ...
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Carrying large amounts of cash in Japan

Is it, generally speaking, safe to carry large amounts of cash (US$4000) in Japan?
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Do Mexico border towns near the U.S. accept USD as currency?

Do merchants in the US border towns of Mexico accept USD as currency? If not, where are the currency exchange facilities available while driving in to Mexico from the US? Another related question: Is ...
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What offshore account provides best access to funds while travelling? [duplicate]

I am going to travel to Japan and many other countries next year. (backpack, etc) I'd like to carry a little travel cash while I keep the most of it an an easy-to-access bank. I understand that some ...
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Using 1000 CHF notes in Switzerland?

While travelling to Switzerland, I am getting only 1000 franc notes in my country. Should I take the 1000 franc note, or change euros to francs in Switzerland itself? Is it easy to get change for a ...
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Where can I buy Sri Lanka rupee (LKR) in Australia (AUD)?

Since we will be arriving at 12:15 am, I would like to buy some Sri Lankan rupees before arrival. Is this possible if coming from Australia (via Singapore)?
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Is it possible to do currency exchange in Antalya Airport after arrival?

I will fly to Antalya tomorrow and my approximated arrival time is about 10:00 P.M. local time. I will take some Pound Sterling in cash with me. The problem is that by the time I clear immigration in ...
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Benefits (or drawbacks) of ordering Euros from AAA (American Automobile Association) online [closed]

I am due to visit Europe on a Schengen visa for about a week in August. I was looking at various ways to get some petty cash (in Euros from USD) before flying. Most of my expenditure will be paid ...
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Why shouldn't I have an ATM PIN beginning with zero if I travel internationally?

Bank of America warns that customers travelling internationally shouldn't have a PIN beginning with 0. I've seen reports that people with PIN numbers beginning in 0 have had no trouble when using ...
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Exchanging and using Scottish pounds

I have a friend going to Scotland and was planning on giving them money to give me Scottish pounds. I already have all of the Bank of England pounds and don't need any more of those. But the Scottish ...
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Cheapest way to transfer USD from GB to Israel [closed]

I have a friend who owes me ~600 GB pounds. I have asked him to pay me in USD. What is the cheapest way to transfer the money from the UK to Israel? 1) I have checked Paypal - 3.5% commissin for ...
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A sensible budget for each day in Croatia with the Kuna currency? [closed]

I am currently in Slovenia at the moment and will be heading down to Croatia next. This will be my first country in my trip that does not officially use the Euro currency and instead uses the Kuna. ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in the United States?

I have some Georgian Lari and I'm going to the US in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone knew any outlets (in the cities mentioned) where I could exchange it for US dollars? So hard to find ...
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Western Union collection from another post office in France?

A bit of an emergency, my prepaid Euro card has broken and the company Travelex has sent a money gram with the balance of the card to a Post office in Merebel ski resort which is in the valley next to ...
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Where in Austria can I exchange Swiss Francs to Euros?

My daughter bought Swiss francs and she didn't spend it all, now she is in Austria, where can she change the Swiss francs (CHF) to Euros (EUR)?
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How to mange finances for an international student in Japan [closed]

Let's say I am the prospective student in Japanese University (international student). I have never lived in Japan before and never even travelled there. I am going to the university for a year and I ...
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What unit of Euro coins/banknote does Rome use the most and what they don't accept normally?

I am travelling to Rome, planning to carry 200 Euro cash, so I want to know coins/banknote they commonly use, so I know what to carry. Do they even use 1 Euro daily? In other countries I know there ...
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What is a reliable and safe method of obtaining cash in Madagascar?

I may spend a month in Madagascar and cannot find conclusive information on the availability of ATMs, banks, or other methods of obtaining cash. My travel guide specifically mentions Visa instead of ...
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What's the best exchange rate: dollars to local currencies, or local currency to another local currency?

When traveling across several countries in South America or Asia, do Dollars/local currency or Euro/local currency have better exchange rate than local currency of country A / local currency of ...
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Availability of ATMs and exchange places in Morocco

I'm thinking about going to Morocco, and I would be avoiding the most touristic places. I've read the question When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? ...
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VAT refund at Luton airport

I'm a non-EU citizen, leaving London from Luton airport. I'm trying to understand how to get a VAT refund on my way out. All I was able to find is this very sparse description at the airport website: ...
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Rent a car in United States (Las Vegas) paying cash

I was wondering how difficult it is to rent a car in United States (Las Vegas airport) without having a credit card or a debit card belonging to Visa or Mastercard circuits. I googled for some ...
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Which ATM/debit card to use in Seoul?

I'll be going to Seoul on Saturday. Unfortunately I don't have any international money cards. I do have two cards, an E-ON card from Unionbank (VISA Electron) and a BPI Express ATM (has a Cirrus ...
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How expensive is a vacation to Japan?

Since I am planning a vacation to Japan this fall, I'd like to have a rough overview about my expenses. I'm flying from Germany (probably Frankfurt) to Tokyo. I know that the flight alone will net me ...
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Pan card and foreign exchanges in india

As I am 15 years I wanted to go abroad but there is one problem. I need the pan card to go abroad so that I can collect money. The question is that can I get pan card in this age and can we carry ...
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Most effective way to bring money to India and Nepal

What is the most effective way to bring money for a backpacking trip to India and Nepal? Are ATMs available and reliable outside of the main cities? Do they charge commission? Or is it better to have ...
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Working in Germany for 6 months - bank account [closed]

I've been recruited by a big software company which is going to relocate me in Berlin for 6 months. This society asked me for an account number where my salary will be accredited. I live in Italy, ...
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Can I spend Renminbi in Hong Kong?

While travelling in Hong Kong, I noticed signs at several vendors advertising prices with the 元 character, which from my visit to Shanghai I recognized as the symbol for Yuán. Since Hong Kong has its ...
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Can I use Chinese Yuans (RMB) in Hong Kong? [duplicate]

I just decided to change my plans and I am leaving China to Hong Kong in the next few hours. I still have some Chinese Yuans in my wallet, will those be accepted in Hong Kong or I have to change them ...
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How to receive money abroad, (transfer companies)?

In case I lose my credit card and I'm abroad how can I receive money electronically? I've heard there are some "transfer companies", and that provide you a temporary bank account for the transfer. ...
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Which foreign currencies can be used to exchange for INR in India?

Is there a preferred foreign currency to bring to India to exchange for the Indian Rupee? I understand that USD is the preferred currency in most countries, but is it OK to bring CAD? Will cab ...
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Visa Application Payment Error [closed]

I was paying online for visa application (to Visa4UK) and I later(5/6 secs) got an email saying payment declined. One of the possible errors (for me, the only possible) mentioned was: Your Card ...
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Which credit cards have global coverage?

While traveling I ran into two situations where my credit card was not accepted. I mainly use MasterCard. In China (although 10 years ago) Visa was accepted in most stores, but MasterCard was not. In ...
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Are there any ATMs in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe that dispense USD?

I know there ATMs in Harare and Bulawayo that dispense USD. What about Victoria Falls? I didn't see any in Victoria Falls last time I was there.
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Do I need to keep petty cash on me for bribes in Zimbabwe?

I'm travelling to Harare this month for a week, and have no real idea how much I'll need in order to minimize harassment (I'm assuming I'll need to hand over some money to some official at some ...
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How should I prepare for a trip to China?

I'll be traveling to China for business in April and I am thinking of ways to prepare. I am looking for advice on how to prepare with regard to: Travel documents Money Phone/data service Medical ...
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Can I move to US having telecommuting job? [closed]

Assuming I already have a job in my home country and I work at home. It pays great and I save some money. Also I am aware I can afford to live in US so can I move to US? Would I be able to open my ...
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Prepaid Debit Card for traveling in Europe from Israeli bank

I would like to buy Prepaid Debit Card for traveling in Europe. However, if I understood it correctly, I should choose the company regarding the country of my current residence. Not all companies ...
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Which Australian bank/account incurs lowest fees using an ATM card overseas?

As per this question about US banks, I would like to know if any Australian bank offers an account with an ATM card (or Visa/Mastercard debit card) with no or low fees for travellers using them in ...
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Travelling to South Africa - Questions about Cash, Travellers Cheques and Credit Cards

I am a Canadian travelling to South Africa for two weeks. My flights, rental car and hotels are pre-paid. Obviously I'll want to have some money to spend on food, entertainment and unforeseen costs ...