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Carry domestic currency while going abroad [duplicate]

I am planning to fly from India to Europe this weekend for a one week holiday. While departing from India, I'll have the Indian currency (INR) which I'll need to pay for things like taxi charges, some ...
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Debit card for tourists traveling in US [duplicate]

I am traveling to the US (not a US citizen, don't have social security #) for 3 months, and I am bringing cash. Wanted to know if any of the banks offer tourists to open a checking account with debit ...
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Open Banking account in the US for a foreign traveler

I am travelling to the US on vacation. I would like to open a banking account, probably a free checking account so that I can purchase tickets & rent hotels online. How do I go about this? Is it ...
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Are there any ATMs on the transit side of Incheon Airport?

Are there any ATMs or currency exchanges on the transit side of Incheon Airport? We're passing through but are staying overnight in the transit hotel. Is there anywhere to get won from on that side, ...
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What is the best way to get ARS using USD?

The current (official) exchange rate for USD to ARS is around 1:5, but I've heard that due to the fluctuation recently there may be a way to get a better value for USD in Argentina. Any pointers?
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ATM charge in Euros or Swiss Francs

I am from the Netherlands and I recently went to Switzerland. When withdrawing Swiss Francs from an ATM I got the option in which currency I wanted to charge the money on my account, Francs or Euros. ...
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US dollars in Jamaica

Two questions actually: Are US dollars widely accepted in Jamaica? For example if I'm in a small town buying a pack of gum, would they accept my US dollars? In Jamaica, do they refuse to accept your ...
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Pre-paid debit card in Canada

As government taxes on credit/debit card transactions occurring outside my country are high (traveller's checks/cards too), the cheapest way to pay my expenses is to buy Canadian dollars at an ...
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Best ways to transfer Euros from French bank to Indian bank [closed]

Recently, I moved from Paris, France to Ahmedabad, India. I have bank account in Credit Agricole in France and SBI, ICICI in India. I would like to transfer euros from my French bank to Indian bank ...
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Where to change Mongolian tugriks to Chinese RMB?

My Mongolian visa will expire in a few days so I'll return to China. But I'm almost out of cash so will have to make a withdrawal from an ATM. To minimize the high fees I always withdraw a few ...
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Paying by credit card while overseas cheaper in US dollars or in the local currency?

Recently I had to pay for a hotel in a foreign country using credit card, and the guy at the hotel asked me if I wanted the bill to be paid in the local currency or in US dollars. I didn't even know I ...
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Can tourists get French cheque books?

Can I get a French cheque book if I am not a resident? Over here in Belgium, cheque books became obsolete two decades ago, so my bank doesn't issue euro cheque books. Cheques in France are quite ...
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How to know which ATMs in Mongolia accept Cirrus cards which are not Mastercards?

I've been in Mongolia over three weeks but only needed to go to the ATM once previously and the first one I tried worked. But just now I went out at about 11pm to withdraw money. Some ATMs didn't ...
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Preparing money for a visit in Dubai

I plan to travel to Dubai and i know that they use AED (Dirhams) as curency. I'm from France and I would like to know if it is better to go to Dubai with American dollars or euros? Where should I ...
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How useful are bitcoins when it comes to traveling?

Access to money while traveling can be an issue. You might loose your cards and/or wallet or you need to repay someone from another country Are bitcoins worth considering? To me it sounds like an ...
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How much to haggle for a hotel room in India?

I need to book a hotel in Delhi, India for mid-November. Someone suggested to me that I should haggle over the price for the room. Is it considered acceptable to haggle over hotel room prices in ...
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How can you quickly get accustomed to foreign coins?

On every trip I end up with piles of small coins. The reason, I find it quite difficult to identify foreign coins quickly. It is quite annoying to to read every value of a coin, especially in those ...
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ATMs which accepts UnionPay IC Card in Berlin

I am from Hong Kong and I hold an HSBC ATM card that supports HSBC ATM network and UnionPay ATM network. I am going to travel to Berlin few week later. I wish I can withdraw money through my ATM card ...
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Is there anywhere in Toronto where I can sell Moroccan dirhams (MAD)?

Do places like Thomas Cook even have Moroccan money? This is Toronto, Canada I'm wondering about. I'm looking to get rid of MAD money. But it would be interesting to know who sells it too.
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Is it possible to manage without cash, but with credit cards only when visiting San Francisco?

I have managed in the UK to go around without Pounds. You can easily go around the UK with credit cards only. Even paying for a beer in the pub, a bus ticket, or a train ticket is just a question of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...