This is my first time travelling overseas by myself. I will be travelling from New Zealand to Fiji for one week.
I thought about bringing credit cards but it seems like many places charge an extra fee for using credit cards and some places don't accept them at all. I am also wary of my bank ripping me off on exchange rates every time I use my credit card.
So I want to bring cash. I calculated I need about $1000 Fiji dollars or more for my trip. This is a lot of cash to carry and I am scared to carry this much on myself as a tourist.
I saw some websites which offer a kind of debit-card where you pay in New Zealand dollar and they give you a card loaded with Fiji dollars. So my question is, will this be a good alternative to cash? If not what are some safe ways to carry cash around?