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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 ...
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Where can I exchange Chilean Pesos in Bangkok, Thailand?

Well, I've done it again. I forgot to change my currency before traveling, and now I'm stuck with a bunch of foreign currency that nobody seems to want! This time, I'm in Bangkok, and I've got a ...
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CitiBank Branch in Leipzig

I'm searching for a Citibank branch in Leipzig. I've checked google maps and it's not really updated because the one that was mentioned in Goethestrasse was changed into a TargoBank.
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Practicality of taking part in Taiwan's “receipt lottery”

I've read about Taiwan's Uniform Invoice Lottery, and have some receipts for the lottery. Unfortunately, I forgot to give my receipts to a friend or charity before leaving Taiwan. Is it practical to ...
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What needs to be paid in cash on an all-inclusive Egypt vacation? [closed]

I'm travelling to Egypt this month for a weeks honeymoon and staying in an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheik. I do not require taxi money, transfer is included nor do I want any excursions. I ...
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How can I avoid or minimise haggling without causing offence?

I'm visiting Dubai soon (although I'm happy to keep the scope of this question wider), where I think haggling is a standard expected part of buying many goods (in my case, probably mostly souvenirs). ...
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North-American chipless credit card in France [duplicate]

I am moving to France from the USA in the next 1 week. I just read that North American chipless credit cards will probably not work with several merchants in France and that they would most likely get ...
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Cheapest way to get money in Prague with a London bank account [duplicate]

I am travelling to Prague from London for a couple of days. I do have some questions. Should I exchange my money here in the UK first? Or should I just use my credit card at the ATMs there in Prague?...
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EUR <-> CAD conversion and best options available [duplicate]

I'll travel to Canada, and I'm thinking about the best way to pay there. I'd like to know: What is the rate of change EUR cash <-> CAD cash in Canadian banks (i.e. how much bigger than the ...
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How to get the best currency exchange rates for USD, when not in the US

I will be travelling to Mexico from Canada next month in an "all included" formula. I've been told that I should only bring US dollars as the people down there are used to it and prefer it to pesos. ...
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Multi currency bank account for my travel

I'm a Hungarian citizen, and currently living in Hungary. I'm planning a long holiday trip in Europe, visiting a few countries like Switzerland, UK, and Belgium. My bank account in Hungary has HUF ...
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Withdrawing Euros from Moroccan ATMs?

Are there ATMs in Marrakech where I could withdraw EUR? Do these come with additional fees? Would I be better off buying the EUR in the US at a bureau de change? (New York or Chicago) I'm planning on ...
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How do you keep track of your financial assets while traveling / living overseas? [closed]

Im living over seas and basically keep a spreadsheet of various assets, stocks, savings, and investments in both countries. Does anyone have any best practice advice for managing things. Just looking ...
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How do I minimize cash advance fees when withdrawing from a foreign ATM?

When withdrawing money from a Japan Post ATM using a card (which can act as either a credit card and or an ATM card) from Westpac, the withdrawal is from my credit card account, and I get charged a "...
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Exchanging Dollars for Yuan

I'm heading to China next month. Any tips for exchanging dollars for yuan? Will I be able to use credit card to get yuan at an ATM?
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Do I get a better deal if I buy USD (using GBP) in the US or outside?

I will be travelling to the US (JFK arrival) next month and trying to find out what the best option is for me to buy USD. I am planning to exchange around £400 worth of USD. Should I buy it outside ...
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Will using a Mexican debit card in Cuba get me in trouble in the US?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. If I were to open a Mexican bank account, could I use my Mexican debit card in Cuba? Or would this somehow be traceable back to me when I re-enter the US, and ...
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Where to convert USD to AUD for maximum benefit?

What would be the best way to convert United States dollars to Australian dollars? Is it better if I visit my local bank? Or is it better to exchange at the airport? If airports are better which ones ...
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How can I transfer money to Thailand?

I'm in Thailand for 6 months. I already spent all the cash I brought over (not much) and I can refill from an ATM. I have enough money, but what is really bugging me is the horrendous fees for using ...
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Get Euro currency while travelling from India

I'll be travelling to Europe from India in a few days. While I have got some currency (Euro) from the Indian bank, I just wanted to ask if I can purchase some Euro (against Indian Rupee) from the ...
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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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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 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 ...