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Are American Express credit cards widely accepted in Japan, specifically, Osaka?

I'm planning how I'll be bringing my money in my future Japan trip, and I was wondering if I could use a mix of cash and credit cards. Sadly, as of the moment, I only have an Amex credit card. Also, ...
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Dollars or euros to South Korea? [closed]

Is it better to bring Dollars or Euros? Is it possible to pay with creditcards (mastercard or visa) in most places? Like hotels and such. What is best to do, get cash or pay with creditcard?
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How to travel with huge sum of money?

I know that carrying it in my bag or wallet or whatever is a bad idea, but placing it on a credit card would raise questions to authorities as it was old peoples' inheritance from "under the bed." I ...
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Going to France and Italy - what payment forms are preferred?

Can I get by In Paris and Rome by carrying very little cash and using the credit card for every little souvenir, tour and food purchase? Or should I prefer paying in cash for both Paris and Rome? How ...
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Older US dollars not accepted everywhere?

I've seen lately that US paper money (bills/notes) older than the 2003 series is not accepted in some countries, or maybe just at major banks. Does anyone know anything how common this is, what ...
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Bringing only cash to Japan - Any tips on how I should protect the money?

I'll be bringing cash for a 20 day trip, and I'm changing it all to my port of departure (Australia). So now, I have lots of yen in my wallet. Any tips on how I should handle the money while ...
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I topped up my oyster using cash and forgot to retap

I tapped my oyster to top up put in cash and forgot to retap. The money did not go onto my oyster £10 what can I do?
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How to successfully haggle / bargain in markets

While I've done quite a bit of travel now and back myself to handle situations when it comes to border guards, sorting accommodation and / or transportation, one thing I still struggle to come to ...
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Identification on German trains

I am a student from South Africa travelling to Germany in around a month and want to book my train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. Since I'm a bit hesitant to order tickets delivered by mail ...
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Using Chip-and-Pin credit cards in the US?

If one has a chip-and-pin card (not chip-and-signature), is it possible to use it in the US at this time? What is the experience like? For instance, in many restaurants in Europe the waiters will ...
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How to make change (to get coins from a banknote) in Italy?

So I arrived with my rental in Verona and it turns out that you need coins to pay for parking. What is the best way to exchange bills to coins? At 1€ an hour 14 hours a day I need a bunch - not just ...
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Are traveler's cheque widely accepted in Iran?

Due to the current US embargo in Iran, credit/debt cards using Visa/Mastercard circuit don't work there. One option in order not to bring large amount of cash in Iran would be to buy traveler's cheque ...
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Cash limit counting in traveling to US

The CBP document states that There is no limit on the amount of money that can be taken out of or brought into the United States. However, if a person or persons traveling together and filing a ...
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What is the most cost effective way of exchanging currency in Cuba?

I am travelling to Cuba in the next couple of weeks and understand I can only covert my currency (GBP) once I have landed in Havana. What is the way of doing this which offers the best value? Is this ...
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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 ...
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What's the best way to buy Swedish Kronas from Brazil

I'm brazilian and I'll be living abroad at Sweden for two years, starting in August. I need to exchange a reasonable amount of Reais (R$, brazilian currency) to Swedish Kronas. The options I see so ...
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When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?

Recently my wife and I traveled to Italy and before we left we got about 85% of our money in travelers checks and the other 15% we carried on in cash. When we arrived there, no one would take our ...
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Could I use American Express rewards points for Eurostar

Could I use American Express Reward Points to book my Eurostar from London to Paris?
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Can I create a travel money card as tourist?

I'm going to Europe and I need some some money on a International Debit Card, but here in Brazil there's a fee of 6.38% to put money on these cards, and it's quite expensive. So I was thinking to ...
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Best place to buy Swiss Francs using US dollar [duplicate]

I will be going to Switzerland soon, and will need Swiss Francs before I leave. Where can I bet the best rate to buy Swiss Francs? I live in SF Bay Area.
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Name (or search terms etc) for enhanced travel insurance for locations with travel warnings

I'm trying to research options for enhanced travel insurance that is valid for regions with cautionary "advise against non-essential travel" warnings. Every approach I've tried had found nothing, ...
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US Dollar (USD) to Nicaraguan Córdoba (NIO) exchange rate

I have heard that the exchange rate of Nicaragua's currency is "pegged" to the US dollar, and varies at a fixed, predicable rate rather than varying naturally with the markets. What is the rate ...
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How much is my Nicaraguan money worth in US dollars? [duplicate]

I have a 20,000 Banca Central de Nicaragua Veinte Mil cordobas bill how much in U.S. dollars can I get for this?
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Where do I exchange Russian currency outside Russia? [closed]

My family has Russian currency, but I can't find anywhere that will exchange it here. I live in the United States and have looked everywhere. All the places we have checked say they do not want it. ...
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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 networks. I Googled for some ...
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ATM commission for cards from other banks in Serbia?

What commission each of these banks charges for ATM cash withdrawal of dinars from cards issued by other banks? Vojvođanska banka Banka Intesa Komercijalna banka Alpha Bank Srbija A.D. Tried ...
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Exchange old Samoan currency outside of Samoa

I have a relatively large amount of Samoan Tala left from a journey in 2007. However, as they got new bills since then no bank in New Zealand wants to exchange it. I tried ASB, travelex and several ...
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Historical airfare prices to understand which month has the lowest airfare

Is there a service (don't mind paying a bit) that will tell me historically which month has the lowest airfare between two travel destinations? The thing is, that I need to fly to India from Canada ...
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App or website to calculate change in Cambodian riel and US dollars

Here in Cambodia there's a fairly unique two-currency system in use, and it often gets really confusing to work out if you're getting the correct change. The local currency is the Cambodian riel and ...
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€5 coin not accepted

Three years ago I went to the post office in a big city in France, there I received change back after I paid for something. I didn't look at it first but later on I discovered that I received a €5 ...
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Do Ireland and Scotland still accept magnetic strip Visa or Mastercard credit cards?

I'm traveling to Ireland, then Scotland in a few weeks. Do both countries still accept Visa or Mastercards with a magnetic strip or do they require the chip and pin system?
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Are there any ATM's in Toronto where you can withdraw more than $400?

I'm wandering about Toronto with my Mastercard which I can use to take out cash, and I have tried a few machines at Yonge and Bloor and they all first say they give $800 but then the ATM says it can ...
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Exchanging japanese yens into US dollars for an upcoming trip to USA, how to get the best rate?

I will be shortly travelling to the United States, and I just found some japanese Yen bills that were sleeping in a drawer, for a significant amount. I would like to change them into US Dollars for ...
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Macau: Using Hong Kong dollars (HKD) instead of Macanese Patacas (MOP)

The Macanese Pataca is pegged such that 1 HKD = 1.032 MOP (Wikipedia). I understand that HKD are widely accepted in Macau. However, if an item is listed as say 100 MOP and I try to pay using HKD, ...
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Currencies in Laos

I'm going to be travelling to Laos from Australia (so my home currency is AUD). I've heard that in addition to the Kip, the USD and Thai Baht are widely used. I have a few questions: How widely are ...
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How many types of Pound Sterling are there and what is the relationship between them?

Some years ago I brought some left over pounds to England. In a shop a shopkeeper denied my money with the quote: "This isn't Scotland." At that time I though I just met a patriotic idiot and moved ...
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Is there still any franc/ariary confusion risk in Madagascar?

Wikivoyage warns against franc/ariary confusion in Madagascar: The former currency Malagasy Franc (Franc Malgache) was replaced in 2005 by the Ariary (Ar-ee-ar) which is worth 5 Francs. For ...
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Is the Iran banking system cut off even from its neighbouring countries on good terms with it?

I'm hoping to travel to Iran in the next six months and I'm aware that it's difficult to access "western" banks via ATM networks, bank transfer, etc. But do the sanction even apply to countries that ...
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Prepaid credit cards for use in Russia

I'm traveling to Russia soon and want to take a prepaid credit card along with me (on top of some cash, of course). Does this count as like a visa gift card? I know Visa and Mastercard are accepted ...
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Are traveler cheques still used when traveling to California, US

I am planning my trip to california (USA) this Spring. Long long time ago I remember my dad using traveler cheque in Florida - I am wondering if this is still a thing that is used in the USA as a ...
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Money Exchange (CHF to USD) in Switzerland, Canada or in the USA? [duplicate]

I want to buy US dollar with swiss francs. I have the opportunity to make this change in Switzerland (Geneva), in the USA (Seattle) or in Canada (Vancouver). Where will I likely get the best change? ...
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How much cash per person may we bring from South Africa to Switzerland?

When travelling from South Africa To Switzerland as a family of 6, what is the amount of cash as a family we are allowed to take on us?
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SpiceJet flight Goa to Hyderabad cancelled but no refund [duplicate]

I booked four SpiceJet tickets for my return journey Goa to Hyderabad for 15th Dec 2014. That day at 9:45 AM I got an SMS "flight cancelled and call us for reschedule". Everybody knows that SpiceJet ...
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Temporary bank account in Ukraine for a foreign traveler?

I'm an EU citizen and I'm considering longer travel through the Ukraine. Because I'm concerned about security issues, I don't want to have all my money with me. Opening a bank account in Ukraine would ...
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Finding typical exchange rate “spreads” for currency A and currency B in country B?

Sometimes when travelling through more than a couple of countries you can end up with currency from a country you visited earlier that has a lousy exchange rate in your current country due to a wide ...
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Which country could I live the longest at with only $10,000 starting cash and no income? [closed]

If I were to save up $10,000 American dollars and move to another country where the cost of living is very low, how long could I go jobless and survive on the money I brought? Which country would be a ...
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What are the easiest countries in the EU for getting a bank account? [closed]

I'm moving around the EU a fair bit at the moment. First in the UK was fine - I was able to open a bank account with just a passport and a mailing address. Having a local bank account made life a lot ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in Dubai?

I have 400 Georgian Lari In UAE (Dubai & sharjah). Where I could exchange it for AED dihrams or any other currency?
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How to get a bank account in UK (without proof of address)? [closed]

About 10 years ago I took a contract job in UK (IT consulting) and found out after getting there that some banks were not willing to give me a bank account without proof of address. I did not have a ...
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Currency exchange besides banks in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand?

We've arrived in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand after the banks are closed and would really like to exchange our left over Malaysian ringgit for Thai baht. I've walked all around the area around the Phra ...