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The simple answer is "almost anywhere". Post office, banks, currency exchange holes-in-the-wall, etc. It's the next step up from asking 'where can I buy a coffee in Austria' !


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Unless you're changing a huge amount and/or your time is worthless, just pop to the nearest non-touristy high street and compare the rates at the banks, the Post Office, travel agents, and maybe Sainsburys or Marks and Spencers (or a selection thereof). If its a very small amount just find the nearest reputable branch of one of these and be done with it. If ...


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There is one Pound Sterling, which is represented by Bank of England, Scottish and Northern Irish notes and by Royal Mint coins (there aren't separate coins in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland). Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and Saint Helena (overseas territories) and Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man (crown dependencies) each have their own ...


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The first sentence of the gibraltarinfo.gi page you quote is oversimplified to the point of being incorrect. The currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar Pound, which is a separate currency but fixed at a 1:1 exchange rate with Sterling. People and businesses in Gibraltar choose to use both Gibraltar Pounds and Sterling for their own convenience. However, as ...


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Technically the only note that is valid legal tender in England and Wales are England and Welsh bank notes: Are Scottish & Northern Ireland banknotes "legal tender"? In short ‘No’ these banknotes are not "legal tender"; furthermore, Bank of England banknotes are only legal tender in England and Wales. Legal tender has, however, a very narrow ...


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You shouldn't rely on the Euro in Gibraltar because it's not their currency. You will be able to use Euros in some places (not all) but you will get a very bad exchange rate. It depends on how much you will be spending but either taking British or Gibraltarian pounds with you or taking them out from a cash point will most probably save you money. It's ...


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Wikitravel covers this, to some extent. Essentially, while the official currency is the Gibraltar pound, British pounds are also legal tender. However: Most shops in Gibraltar will accept US dollars and Euros So if you want to be safe, I guess, and if you're going to the UK any time soon, get some British Pounds, as that's legal tender both in the UK ...


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Got it. Yes, there are, and there's even a handy website: Link's ATM locator which, when you click one on the map, will tell you if it supports 5 quid notes or not. Checking the one I remember, it shows that indeed, the BT phone/ATM kiosk opposite Waterloo station entrance (address: Waterloo road, London, SE1 7LY) still dispenses 5 quid notes. :D I'm ...


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In my experience it is less expensive and much less hassle to change your Swiss Francs to USD while still in Switzerland. I would, however, not go to a bank to change money, but rather to a train station. All major SBB train stations allow you to change money, and their rates are very good. More importantly, though, they have much better opening hours than ...


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It would be more convenient for you to change your Swiss Francs to US Dollars while still in Switzerland, and you would probably get a better deal too. If you walk down the street in the center of any Swiss town, you'll encounter a bank every block or two. They will all likely post their exchange rates quite visibly, and will happily deal in cash. (The ...


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The rule of thumb is that you get a better exchange rate selling a currency than buying it, so in theory will get a better exchange back in the USA. BUT US banks are notorious for poor exchange rates as there is not a huge demand. Best course of action is to watch the appropriate exchange rates and see where the better rate is. You would be looking at ...


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You can, but I would strongly advise to you get some PESOS at the airport. Paying or tipping in USD will attract unneeded attention and you will be assumed to be carrying a lot of USD. Not good. It attracts greedy people! Remember 5% tipping is all you need to give since tipping is not a custom in the Philippines, and giving USD will be leaving a very large ...


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An option not yet mentioned is to get a prepaid credit card in the destination currency before you travel. You will not get hit by transfer rates as the card is billed in the same currency as the merchant bank plus as its a prepaid card were you to misplace it you are only risking what ever you put on the card. The downside is some prepaid cards are not ...


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I dont know if this thread is still topical (probably always will be ?) but I'll give you my example of a 2014 currency transaction. I live in the UK and I am travelling to Thailand in September 2014. At the time of writing XE.com tell me that the current exchange rate is 500.00 GBP = 26,267.37 THB My bank and most other "High Street" foreign currency ...


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Hidden city ticketing Basically means buying a ticket A>M>Z where that is cheaper than A>M, but only going as far as M. Only works on singles (because the return would automatically be cancelled if the full booked route is not flown) and even so might not work after a few attempts (ie once the airline gets wind of the attempt to violate its rules, which do ...



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