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Minimizing currency exchange fees for a deposit on a rental

I'm travelling to Marrakesh next week for a motorcycle trip. The rental does not accept credit card and ask me for a deposit of a 1000 Euros. Since I'm Canadian, withdrawing 1000 Euros temporarily and ...
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Money exchange in Romania

I will go to Romania soon and I'm beginner as a traveler. I don't know where i can exchange cash Euro to Romanian Leu cheap. I know it's not recommended exchange money at airport. So in which bank do ...
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Booking via wotif.com using a US bank account permissibility

Can I book a hotel in the USA using a bank in the USA via an Australian website, wotif.com? Does this exchange work?
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Can I rely on credit cards in London or should I get currency, and where?

I will be in London for most of just a single day plus one evening & overnight stay, and plan to find some fun things to do as a tourist. I also plan to buy some souvenirs, sample some food, and ...
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Pay in local currency or in dollars with a credit card in Peru? [duplicate]

Until now, I've only seen credit card charges displayed on the POS terminal under a country's own currency. However, in Peru, many terminals display both the local soles and my card's usual currency, ...
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Are 2008 100USD paper notes too old to be exchanged in the UK?

I have five 100 US$ notes, 2008 series. Can I change them to UK currency in the UK? They are in perfect condition.
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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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Can I exchange a note of 1000 Swiss Francs in Georgia?

I own a single note of 1000 Swiss Francs, (CHF) pristine. And a valid EU passport. Can I walk into a bank in Georgia and exchange it for GEL? I only need it to travel as a tourist. Wondering if they ...
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Where to exchange money in Wroclaw

I'm arriving to Wroclaw airport (Ryanair) next April, where should I exchange most of my money? In the airport, in the city or in another city?
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Expenditure in Poland - Forex Card doesn't have Złoty

I have an HDFC Forex Plus Multi currency card. It has Euro and GBP but no Złoty (Polish currency). How would I use it in Poland? I have not found a suitable answer yet so asking again. I am not sure ...
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How to divide large bank notes into smaller ones while traveling?

When traveling abroad I have noticed that usually the exchange rate is more favourable if I withdraw the cash from ATM at the destination. But getting money this way has always caused me some trouble ...
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Can you use a virtual credit card to withdraw money from an ATM in the UK?

I'm contemplating getting a virtual credit card from a provider with more competitive exchange rates & fees for visiting the UK. The provider does support the popular smartphone payment apps, so ...
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Kazakhstan Tenge into Pounds in UK [duplicate]

Where in the UK can I change Kazakstan money, I recently travelled back and did not get time in Almaty airport, and the currency people at the airport would not change the money I have?
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Where to offload dollars that have imperfections and slight rips in Cambodia?

I have a 100$ bill that has slight rip near the band, and no one wants it... Be it Pounds ripped in half I would just change them at the nearest bank in UK to new ones, but these are not Pounds and I ...
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Should US dollars be kept and used instead of local currencies in Thailand/Malaysia

Is this a better idea to exchange or spend USD during a trip in Thailand/Malaysia rather then using the local currency? This also applies because sometimes the vendors ask if you want to be charged ...
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Exchanging older United States currency in Japan

I am traveling to Japan and I want to know if these old 100 USD bills are accepted there for currency exchange.
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Cheapest way to exchange US Dollars for Japanese Yen in the UK

I'm planning a trip to Japan and will need a fairly large amount of Yen banknotes to pay things like hotel bills, since Japan is a cash-heavy economy. I have some US dollars sitting in an American ...
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When traveling to USA, New York, how to pay (Euro bank account) [duplicate]

When traveling from Europe to New York, which is the most cost-effective way to pay for anything? My purchases will mostly be places to eat, museums, stadiums etc. So should I exchange money when ...
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Changing Iranian currency into Euros - cheaper in Europe or in Iran?

Let's assume I have 100 million Iranian rials in cash. This is very roughly equivalent to something like 1000 Euros. I am in Iran and am traveling to Europe soon. Am I likely to get a better deal if I ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW to ...
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TD or CIBC to exchange CAD for Pesos [closed]

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Mexico soon, and I was wondering which bank to exchange our Canadian Money for Mexican Pesos. I bank with CIBC and she banks with TD. We're thinking about ...
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Are 2001 series American bank notes still valid? [duplicate]

I have $200 in $5 & $10 denominations. They are all 2001 series. I would like to exchange them for EUR. Are they still valid?
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Can I pay with HKD in Macau or Shenzhen?

I'm going to Hong Kong next month and planned to visit Macau and Shenzhen (maybe Guangzhou). So are HKD accepted in Macau and Shenzhen or I must pay with local currencies (MOP/RMB) ? And vice-versa, ...
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How do airport currency exchange windows stay in business?

It is well known that the exchange rates offered by airport currency exchange windows are poor - see these stories from the BBC for example: Holidaymakers hit as pound falls (20 July 2018) and Tourist ...
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Getting USD cash in Munich on UK cards

This question relates to foreign exchange from GBP (on suitable international UK debit card eg Monzo) to USD whilst being in Munich. I believe I can withdraw EUR from an ATM and then go to a foreign ...
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Are there money changing facilities at the Turkey/Georgia border, and how good are they?

Soon I hope to cross the border from Turkey to the Republic of Georgia and need to work out my money. To minimize horrendous and unavoidable bank fees I prefer to withdraw larger amounts less ...
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losing money due to currencies equivalence drop [closed]

So, my sister lives in Canada and she travelled to US and change some of her currencies to US currencies(about $100 US). A week later, she went back to Canada and tried to change her US currencies ...
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What is the best strategy to exchange money to GBP in London?

I know this question said about London which where I live right now, but I think it's applied everywhere. I have almost 900 Euros left which I want to change back to pound sterling. So, I googled a ...
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What is the best way to change money in Moscow?

I have Euros. I will be in Russia along the Trans-siberian railway for about 12 days. I might go to Moscow by plane or by train. So, what is the best way to change money? I do not know how much I ...
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Where can I exchange Canadian loonies and toonies for USD in the US? [duplicate]

I recently returned to the USA from an extended trip in Canada with around CAD$25 in loonies and toonies (CAD$1 and CAD$2 coins). As I won't be returning to Canada for a while, and don't live near ...
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Exchanging TWD to USD in Taiwan

Where can I exchange TWD to USD before leaving Taiwan? Is doing this at TPE airport a good option (I've heard the exhchange rates there are good, unlike other airports), or is it better to go to a ...
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How much currency in cash for trip to Turkey? [closed]

How much Turkish lira should I take for two of us? We will have four nights in Istanbul. We are planning to visit 2-3 museums and will use public transport. We will a book hotel with breakfast and ...
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Currency to use and expenses in Hungary & Czech republic [duplicate]

A week after, I'll be going on a central Europe tour of Budapest-Prague-Vienna. This is the first time I'm travelling abroad, and as a new graduate I'm on a rather tight budget in case of shopping ...
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What is the best way to get Baht in Thailand?

I was briefly in Bangkok last year and as usual tried to withdraw cash from an ATM. It said it would charge me a local fee of 200 Baht for the transaction. I cancelled and went to the next ATM which ...
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Euro or USD acceptance in Mauritius

I note a booking with Booking.com informs that the room charged is given in Euro. Does that imply that Euro (and perhaps USD) is generally accepted in Mauritius?
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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What is the best way to get Mexican Pesos from Canadian Dollars?

My girlfriend and I expect to need about CAD$200 each for our upcoming vacation in beautiful Mexico. Using our CAD$400 total, what method of exchange will give us the most Mexican Pesos ($MXN)? I ...
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Why do flight prices differ greatly across currencies?

I am a Canadian with a Chinese background (so I am bilingual English/Chinese), and some of my family members are planning on a vacation to Tokyo, Japan, and the flight is a direct flight originating ...
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Changing peso to baht, in Thailand or the Philippines?

I'm changing Philippine pesos to Thai baht. Where can I get more favourable exchange rate, in general? In Thailand, or the Philippines?
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Where can I exchange Swiss Franc coins outside of Switzerland

My niece traveled to Switzerland this summer and returned with Coins‎: ‎​1⁄2, 1, 2 & 5 francs. exchange centers in the US only take back Notes, where is the best place to trade these in?
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US Dollars abroad [duplicate]

On my next trip to India I was thinking of exchanging some US dollars I have left from travelling into rupees. I have now realised that they are 2006, 2009 and even one 1998 100 USD notes; do you ...
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Better to bring US dollars, Sterling, Euros or South African Rand into Namibia?

I will need to bring around US$7000 worth of currency into Namibia for a short stay. (Note that the Namibian dollar is pegged to the South African Rand, and Rand are accepted in place of Namibian ...
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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 on....
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Can GBP be directly used in Austria

I have GBPs left with me from my last travel to UK. Can I use it directly in Austria or is it advisable to convert all these GBPs to Euro before I travel to Austria? Or can GBPs be easily converted to ...
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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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Calculating the best exchange rate for a given currency based on direct conversion vs multiple currency conversion

I am not sure this is the best place to ask this question. Anyways, here it goes. I live in Mauritius and i am travelling to Tokyo soon. So i would like to exchange some currencies before leaving ...
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Netherlands SIM card texting the US

I'm studying abroad this semester in Amsterdam, and I recently got a Lebara international bundle sim-only plan. This plan allows me to have unlimited texts and calls, and 5G of data. My question is ...
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exchange GBP in Iran

Do you know if I'll have any problems exchanging GBP in Iran? Do they mind 50 GBP notes? I don't want to bring over only 20ies.. that'll be too much paper!
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Where can or who can help me change my old dollar bill? [duplicate]

Hey everyone? I've been having some difficulties exchange my old dollar bill. Can anyone please help me? They said it was old. But it is still im a good shape though.
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Japan: current ATM vs bank exchange situation?

I travelled to Japan 7 years ago and only brought euros in cash back then and exchanged everything to yen in a bank. What is the situation now? Are European-issued cards more accessible in Japan? Is ...

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