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Where might I find the best rates to exchange money in Glasgow?

I'm travelling to Glasgow and I am looking for the place with the best rates. I want to change EUR to GBP. I've been searching on the Internet but I can't find what is the best way to do it. Some ...
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Exchanging Euros (EUR) / Pounds (GBP) to Filipino Pesos (PHP)

I read a few questions about exchange rates, but my situation might be a little bit different, as I think I have more options to exchange currency. I have bank accounts in UK, Spain and The ...
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Changing money for Ethiopia. Where can I get the best rates?

I will need to travel to Ethiopia. I was wondering where I can find the best rates. Should I take Euros/Dolars and exchange there? Should I exchange before departure? Where can I get the best exchange ...
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How to take money to Iran?

A friend in Australia is on a trip to Iran soon, and has the problem that she can't get local currency in advance. Is there any way to do this before hitting the country, or is it perfectly ...
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Difference of changing USD currency for going to US versus somewhere else

I went to change US dollars in money exchange few years ago and they asked that am I going to US or somewhere else. I didn't think about the question too much, but now my friend said that they have ...
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Dealing with money for a trip to Poland and Slovakia

I'm going to be traveling to Poland/Slovakia and perhaps Germany/Austria for 11 days In a couple of weeks, and am not sure how I should deal with money, as Poland does not use the Euro, but the other ...
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Opening a bank account as a tourist in the US [duplicate]

I was wondering how easy, if at all possible, was to get a regular banck account and debit card in the US as a foreigner. The main reason is that I am planing on buying some hardware on Newegg and ...
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How to get rid of Argentinian Peso before leaving the country?

Does anyone have any good suggestions of how to get rid of Argentine peso before leaving the country? I have read peso can be hard to exchange back or if it can it can only be done at the poor ...
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Changing unusual foreign currencies in London

I've just returned from several unusual countries in Asia, and annoyingly despite being told I'd have no problem, I'm unable to find anyone in London to change back to pounds. I've tried Travelex in ...
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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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What is the best strategy to exchange money to GBP in London?

I know this question said about London which where I live right now, but I think it's applied everywhere. I have almost 900 Euros left which I want to change back to pound sterling. So, I googled a ...
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Money at UK border control

If I'm travelling to the UK for a couple of days as a visitor: do I need to have cash on me? if I only show my bank cards will I be asked to withdraw to prove I have funds? do I need a bank ...
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How well accepted is the Euro in Gibraltar?

I am planning a day trip to Gibraltar. Should I consider bring some Pounds, take some pounds from the atm in gibraltar, or rely on euro?
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Any cash machine in central London which can dispense £5?

I'm sure travellers to the United Kingdom carrying an overseas/non-UK debit card can relate to this question. Most cash machines start dispensing starting from £10 and in multiples of £10. That means ...
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How do I ensure that my ATM card will work while traveling within the US?

I am an American, and I have an American Visa debit card with "PLUS", "NYCE", and "AFFN" written on the back. Several months ago, I traveled out of state to California and was surprised to have my ...
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If all I have are US dollars when I first arrive in the Philippines, is it okay to tip with that?

I assume that people would prefer to have foreign currency to no tip. But should I absolutely make it a point to covert some currency first thing so that I can tip in Pesos?
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What would be considered “evidence of adequate funds” for entering Hong Kong?

I'll be visiting Hong Kong for a few days next week. I noticed this statement on the Hong Kong Visa Requirements page: must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months and evidence of ...
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Withdrawing money in an ATM in Poland, is there a best network?

For some reason I had the idea that getting money from an ATM in Poland would be the best way to PLN. Actually the exchange rate that I got in ATMs is very very bad compared to the Kantoors. ...
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Converting US Dollars to Euros in the UK without getting screwed with two transaction fees?

I was in the US for work last week and I'm going to Ireland next week. I've got about $400 that I want to convert to Euros. I am in the UK just now, what is the most sensible way to do this? I know ...
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Paying with Euro in Czech Republic

I'm traveling to Prague and I want to know where I can pay with euros (EUR) and where I have to pay with Czech korunas (CZK). I'm going to Prague's stadium to watch a football match and I know I can ...
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Tipping in Cuba as a Canadian

I will go to Cuba in the following days and I am not sure how to tip. On Tripadvisor It says: Do not tip with coins of your own currency, because foreign coins can not be exchanged in any country ...
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How much money can you take into Canada?

I'll be travelling to Canada from the UK in the near future. Is there a limit to how much money I can carry with me? Ideally I'd like to take 5,000 CAD in order to sort out some legitimate family ...
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Accidentally travelling with a large amount of cash - epic fail!

With just under a week to go until I head for Europe I made an epic faux pas. Instead of ordering a Visa debit card with 1500 Euro added to it, I have ended up with 1500 Euro in cash. I cannot take ...
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Money and Cards in the US [closed]

I'll be visiting the US. I have several questions about money and card use in the US, the grand scheme is somewhat: What is my best strategy for paying stuff there? I suppose that I can pay larger ...
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Prepaid bank card in the UK

I would like to get a prepaid debit card while in the UK. I know Mastercard offers such a cards (even gift cards which, as I understand, can be used by other person than myself), however I cannot find ...
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Double entry tourist visa Thailand in Laos - flight ticket /20,000B required?

I'm in Thailand now with a single entry tourist visa from Penang. I'm planning to obtain a double entry tourist visa for Thailand in Laos. I'll be traveling by land in and out. First question: Do I ...
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Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to USD?

Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to dollars? My parents are travelling to Pakistan and they've been told that it can be used by the people who are making ...
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Do I need to show amount of money at airport in France?

I want to travel to France for 2 weeks vacation as a tourist. But since my trip is a sudden one, I am planning to stay in a hotel for a few days then will be meeting a few friends there. Will they ...
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What's the best money option for US travelling?

My friends and I are going on a road trip in the US. We're wondering what kind of money we should take, be it a credit card, debit card, pre-paid card or just cash. We're going for two weeks. Does ...
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What happens if you cannot pay for a hotel?

What happens if you cannot pay for your hotel stay because you accidentally run out of money (can happen) or your credit card was blocked (much more likely)? I assume you cannot arrange the money on ...
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Bank balance for getting a Schengen visa?

I won a contest to visit Belgium and the Netherlands for a week from India. The accommodation and travel is paid by the company. They have asked for my income tax returns and bank statements along ...
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Are euros well accepted in Liechtenstein?

I am considering a multi-day hiking trip in Liechtenstein. Do I need to bring franks, or can I rely on euros?
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Opening a bank account with a quick debit card in Europe

I would spend a long summer vacation across Europe. For a long trip around different countries, it is not wise to carry cash. On the other hand, my credit card is in US dollar. In practice, the charge ...
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Restrictions on the amount of cash I can carry when entering the US? [duplicate]

I am a green card holder of USA, and I am travelling to India. While leaving India for the US, I want to carry dollars. What is the limit that I can carry to US, being a green card holder?
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Are the tax return document mandatory for a Schengen visa?

I am applying to the French embassy for a one-month Schengen visa. For proof of sufficient means, I have my bank statement (with slightly over $7000) and monthly pay slips (of about $1500). The ...
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Where can I buy Guatemalan quetzales (GTQ) in Benito Juárez Airport (Mexico City)?

There are countless money exchange booths in the Mexico City airport, but I can't find one that exchanges Guatemalan quetzales (specifically that sells them). Is there one somewhere?
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Are there people who travel continuously, but still manage to make money on the go? [duplicate]

If yes, how do they do it? What are some examples and options? How hard is it to become one of them? P.S. I am not talking about people who write travel blogs or make money by writing about their ...
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Package-deal or plain ticket + hotel booked separately?

I am looking to go to Curaçao for my honeymoon next year and I am curious if it would be cheaper to buy a plain ticket and book my desired hotel seperately or book a packagedeal from a travel-agency. ...
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How can I find an ATM card usable in Cuba, by a US Citizen?

It is apparently quite easy to enter Cuba (illegally) as a U.S. citizen, by flying from a third country. But according to Wikitravel, it can be tricky using a credit card while there: For ...
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Can I pay for my Turkish visa on arrival at the airport in Euros?

I'm Australian, flying into Istanbul Turkey tomorrow (Ataturk airport) and I know from last year's trip that I must pay a visa fee upon entry. But last year I crossed by land from Bulgaria and this ...
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Is there anywhere I can exchange Russian currency while outside Russia?

You're not supposed to take currency out of Russia but I accidentally did it about 8 years ago while on a train journey. Is there any legal/official way to exchange it now that I'm outside of the ...
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How can I make a wire transfer from Japan? [closed]

I'm here in Tokyo for 6 month for an internship and would like to transfer remaining funds from my earning back to the United States while going back. Unfortunately my Japanese skills are very ...
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Is gold an acceptable means of currency exchange?

To be honest, I am not sure which is a better way to ask the question: Is gold an acceptable means of currency exchange in most travel-able countries? or which countries is gold NOT an acceptable ...
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How to document travel expenses?

I have found that many travelers write down their expenses while on a trip. I always however found it difficult personally, because there are so many situation in which I do not have enough time to ...
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What money to use for a tour in North Korea?

A friend in Australia is on a trip to North Korea soon, and has the problem that she can't get local currency in advance. Is there any way to do this before hitting the country, or is it perfectly ...
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Any first-hand information on American “chip and no PIN” cards in the U.K.?

I just got a credit card from Chase with a chip -- American banks are starting to offer them. I'd like to know if anyone has used such a card in the U.K. recently and how that all worked out. ...
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How can I reduce expenses on currency conversions? [duplicate]

I would like to know the best way to reduce expenses on currency conversions. I think I have 4 options: Buy money in an exchange money house in my home town. Use my debit/credit cart to pay bills. ...
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How to get same-day emergency money in Thailand?

A Canadian guy at my hostel here in Bangkok lost his wallet last night so is without cash and cards. He flies back to Canada later today but needs some money to survive on and pay the hostel bill. He ...
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Do I need to get USD to travel in Argentina?

I have heard that there is an "official" exchange rate in Argentina and a street rate which is much higher because currently, the locals are finding it really hard to get foreign currency. When I ...