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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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Converting Older United States Dollar Bills

I received from my Dad 150 American Dollars about 12 years ago. I never have thought to change this money but a few days I tried change it in a currency exchange in Sydney and the guy didn't change it ...
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Should I change most of my money in my home country or in the destination country? baht to canadian dollars…change in thailand or canada

Where can I get more favourable exchange rate, in general?changing baht to Canadian dollars in Thailand or Canada or make a bank transfer to my Canadian account
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How do I get money back for my foreign coins?

Tonight I just cleaned my room and while doing this I found some money. I counted it and I found out that there are a lot of coins from 25 different countries. I know that normally banks don't ...
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Changing unusual foreign currencies in London

I've just returned from several unusual countries in Asia, and annoyingly despite being told I'd have no problem, I'm unable to find anyone in London to change back to pounds. I've tried Travelex in ...
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What is the best method for exchanging dollars for Euros?

I'm traveling from the US to Europe in a few weeks. When and what is the best method of exchanging dollars for Euros? I imagine there's options like: at the airport when you arrive in Europe at a ...
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How much cash can I carry when travelling to the US?

I was wondering if someone knows the legal limit of cash money allowed per adult tourist when entering the US, especially from the UK. The reason is that I would like to get the best conversion rate ...
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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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How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?

The official currency of Hungary is the Forint but so far everything I have looked for prices online, such as trains, buses and taxis, are quoted in Euros and Forints. Hotel reservation asked that I ...
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India just demonetized all Rs 500 & 1000 notes. What do I do with my leftover cash?

On November 08, 2016, India declared that all old 500 and 1000 rupee notes are no longer legal tender, and have to be deposited or exchanged before December 30, 2016. I have some leftover rupees and ...
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Do any of the currency exchanges at Istanbul Atatürk Airport deal in Korean won?

I'm about to fly from Istanbul to Seoul and I have a useful amount of Turkish Lira (TRY) left but I don't have any South Korean Won (KRW) to pay for the metro to my hostel when I get there. Several ...
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Are 500 Euro notes accepted by banks in Spain?

I am going to Spain and have some €500 notes. I have been advised that they are not accepted. Will the banks accept them and change them?
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Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference in Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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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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If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight? [duplicate]

I booked a return journey with British Airways. If I miss the first flight can I still use the return flight?
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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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Can Serbian dinars be exchanged in the Republic of Macedonia?

I just crossed the border from Serbia to the Republic of Macedonia and was surprised that the currency exchange booth on the Macedonian side accepted Euros but not Serbian dinar. Generally I've ...
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Which foreign currencies can be used to exchange for INR in India?

Is there a preferred foreign currency to bring to India to exchange for the Indian Rupee? I understand that USD is the preferred currency in most countries, but is it OK to bring CAD? Will cab ...
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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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Cuban currency exchange - ATM vs exchange office

What are fees for exchanging EUR to CUC in ATM and exchange office (CADECA)? Is it difficult to find ATM in the main cities? Is MasterCard accepted in ATM? Considering these options because don't ...
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Do any of the currency exchanges at Incheon International Airport deal in Turkish lira?

I'm about to fly from Istanbul to Seoul and I have a useful amount of Turkish Lira (TRY) left but I don't have any South Korean Won (KRW) to pay for the metro to my hostel when I get there. Several ...
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Why are two currency options available when paying via card at airports abroad?

Whenever I shop at airports abroad, I always get asked to choose between the currency options while paying via my credit card. One is the local currency and another one is the currency of the country ...
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Accidentally travelling with a large amount of cash - can I quickly transfer it to a debit card?

With just under a week to go until I head for Europe I made an epic faux pas. Instead of ordering a Visa debit card with 1500 Euro added to it, I have ended up with 1500 Euro in cash. I cannot take ...
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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 much money am I allowed to exchange at the airport in India?

I am headed to India with a large tourist group in two weeks. How much money am I allowed to exchange at the airport when I arrive?
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Is it possible or recommended to exchange US currency for Chinese currency outside China?

I'll be traveling to China soon, specifically to Wuhan, and I remember reading somewhere (I don't remember where, unfortunately) that it's only possible to exchange USD for RMB in China itself - is ...
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Is it possible to get Mongolian currency in Sydney?

Is it possible to get Mongolian currency (the Mongolian Tugrik) in Sydney, Australia? I tried looking at Travelex, Australia post, and Westpac, and none of them seem to offer Mongolian currency. A ...
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Where to exchange Euros(EUR) to Pounds(GBP) near Frankfurt or in Edinburgh

I'm planning a trip to Scotland and I want to know where would be the best place to exchange British Pounds (GBP). I think that the exchange rates at the airports are not good, so my options are the ...
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Money exchange at Delhi airport, financial crisis in India?

I am planning to go to India in February 2017. How much money can I exchange at the airport as per current regulations? Will I have any trouble in getting hold of Indian currency at the airport? ...
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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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Availability of ATMs and exchange places in Morocco

I'm thinking about going to Morocco, and I would be avoiding the most touristic places. I've read the question When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? ...
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Where can I exchange Paraguayan Guaranies in Santiago, Chile?

I recently flew from Asunción to Santiago (Chile), and when I arrived at the airport, I discovered that the money exchangers there do not buy Guaranies (Paraguayan currency). I've been checking ...
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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 typical buy/sell spread in cash exchange booths for EUR, USD in Serbia?

What spread (buy vs sell exchange rate difference, %) can be typically expected in cash currency exchange booths in Belgrad airport, Terminal 2? In rural regions of Serbia (e.g. Kopaonik)? Interested ...
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Which currency typically has the smallest spread (buy vs sell) in exchange offices in Serbia?

I am choosing the best way to exchange money for my travel to Serbia (Kopaonik region, going for skiing). As long as bank cards are not widely accepted there, and my bank charges 1% for withdrawal in ...
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What's the best way to exchange Euro to USD? [closed]

I am returning to USA in August and will have some money left on my German account. I would like to know the best way to exchange Euro to USD. I am flying to DFW airport, Dallas and have an account in ...
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Having pesos before arriving in Argentina

Do I need to obtain pesos before I arrive in Argentina? I am going to fly into Buenos Aires and then to Mendoza to meet my friend and only anticipate maybe purchasing food/water in the airport. Can I ...
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Where can I buy Sri Lanka rupee (LKR) in Australia (AUD)?

Since we will be arriving at 12:15 am, I would like to buy some Sri Lankan rupees before arrival. Is this possible if coming from Australia (via Singapore)?
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Where can I exchange British coins when travelling from Dublin to Los Angeles?

I have £200 worth of British coins that I received from a friend which he has no need for since it's not possible to exchange them in banks in Southern Ireland as they only accept notes. Since I'm ...