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Is there anywhere in Nong Khai that can exchange Lao Kip to Thai Baht?

Normally it's best to change money in the smaller / less developed country. But on my way across the border from Vientiane, Laos to Nong Khai, Thailand two days ago I didn't know how much kip I should ...
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Why are currency exchange rates so different in Egypt?

I’m in Alexandria. Google shows the exchange rate of EUR to EGP at 1 to 33. I get the same rate when I use my credit card. But when I exchange euros at different places in the streets, in the shops I ...
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What's the cheapest option for getting Malaysian currency in Malaysia?

Would it be cheaper to withdraw money at the ATM, or bring euros and exchange at the airport? I'm also considering sending euros via PayPal and collecting in Malaysia. Bonus question: How well are ...
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Belarusian ruble is not the same as a Belarusian ruble?

If I look at the currency exchange rates published by the National Bank of Belarus or check the exchange rates used by VISA, €1 is currently about BYN3.40. Almost all other sources for currency ...
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Can I obtain Euros anywhere on my walking route from Foca, Bosnia, to Zabljak, Montenegro?

I seem to have have messed up in my planning ahead in terms of having Euros for Montenegro. I had wanted to leave Foca in Bosnia today and begin walking towards Zabljak in Montenegro, which is a 90km ...
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Electronic Euro Payment for Americans

I travel to Europe once a year: It would be nice to be able to pay electronically in Euros. If one has amassed several thousand Euros. Is there an option (or a better option) than depositing Euros in ...
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If I come from UK and I have travellers cheque how can I convert it at Mumbai airport

I am British citizen and I have a travellers cheque of 30000 thousands euro. How can I convert my travellers cheque into Indian rupees at Mumbai airport? What are the rules and regulations? If I can't ...
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Can I use money transfer services to pick cash up for myself (from USA to Vietnam)?

We're traveling from the USA to Vietnam in 2 weeks. Most of the trip's major expenses are paid off, but we want to have cash handy for small vendors and artisans and remote places generally. We want ...
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Exchange Rate Calculation

My European cousins are visiting so we are exchanging currency. How do I calculate an exchange rate that removes the cost for the middle man? An example would be appreciated. Thank you
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Can I exchange Norwegian crowns (NOK) for Russian rubles (RUB) in St Petersburg?

In 2023, I can't use my Visa, obviously. And it'd be cheaper for me to bring local currency rather than first exchanging for Euro.
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Is it possible to change any Euro notes in Sweden at all? Can't find anything about it

I've got 50 euro notes but from everything I've googled I get 0 answers on whether or not it's even possible. FOREX seems to say they don't offer any euro to SEK exchange in years. Is there any ...
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How to calculate exchange rate?

I wish to exchange 300,000 Lao Kip to Thai Baht. How to calculate this? For example according to Google the exchange rate is 0.0020 300,000 * 0.0020 == 600 Also according to Google 300,000 Laotian Kip ...
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How do cash payments work in Cuba as of 2023?

What is the current situation of cash in Cuba? Last time I was there, there used to be convertible pesos (CUC). It was good to have some moneda nacional (MN) to buy for instance fruit in a small store ...
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Where should it cost less to convert Thai Baht to Lao Kip?

Where should it cost less to convert Thai Baht to Lao Kip? In exchange shops in the depth of Bangkok or in an airport in Bangkok?
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Refund for mistaken credit card charge is less than initial charge, apparently due to exchange rates and/or fees

A hotel wrongly charged my credit card (for mini-bar items I never took). I emailed them and they refunded me. Only they refunded me a smaller amount than the initial charge. I expect the difference ...
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Bad exchange rates in NZ banks? [closed]

Why in mobile bank in contrast to many other countries the rate is bad? I want to go to NZ and I cannot find NZD in my country. I want to bring usd. But I heard that the rate even in mobile bank is ...
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Thailand should I exchange my Euro to Baht at the Airport, ATM, Bank, or at foreign currency exchange providers?

I'm going to Thailand the first week of January 2023 for 10 days. I will take some cash (Euro) with me. I'm thinking to exchange maybe 200 Euro at the Airport for Baht first to get by. After that I ...
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Buy Vietnamese Dong In Pune/Mumbai

I'll be travelling to Ninh Binh on 18th Dec, 2022 from Ahmedabad, India. But before I commence my travel, I want to convert INR to VND. I tried looking up some websites but couldn't gather much ...
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Can a tourist exchange old 20 and 50 Pound notes at the post offices?

Recently (from 1st October 2022), the old 20 and 50 GBP bank notes are not valid anymore. From what I understood, it is possible to exchange them (among others) at some specific post offices, for the ...
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Exchange Options for Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) to British Pounds (GBP) in Bristol?

I have 47150 Zambian Kwacha money and want to exchange it into GBP. Where can I exchange it? Does anyone know? I already asked No 1 exchange currency, but they do not exchange this currency. Please ...
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Currency exchange rate in Paris

Google returns that a dollar is now one Euro. What is a reasonable exchange rate? How do tourists in Paris acquire Euros at the best possible rate?
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What's the cheapest way of paying by card abroad?

I would like to be able to use a card (debit card or similar) to pay in local currency when travelling. In the past, I have been charged fees when converting my currency (GBP). I plan on visiting ...
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Is the exchange in Taiwan bank exchange office in Taoyuan airport same as the Taiwan bank inside the city?

I want to pay the hotel soon in Taiwan. I have USD. I am not sure whether it is logical to pay with my bank card which I know has commission or change in airport since it is covid and the hotel wants ...
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Driving ban in EU but need to exchange my EU driving licence for UK full license cat B

I have a driving ban in the Czech Republic. Now I live in the UK and need to exchange my driving licence for a UK licence. Will I get a full UK driving licence or not, because of my driving ban in the ...
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Are paper banknotes used in Australia?

I understand that Australia first released plastic banknotes in 1988, which replaced the paper dollar notes that had first been issued in 1966. Are any pre-plastic paper notes still around, and are ...
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Money when traveling to South America

I, a European, plan on visiting North and South America (Mexico, Peru) for a few weeks, and I wonder what's the best way to use my money over there. I want to lose the least of it to fees or ...
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Is there a maximum daily amount of Series 8 Swiss Francs which can be exchanged for current series at SNB in Zurich?

I've had to cancel trips to Switzerland since Covid and am now finally traveling, so I've discovered that my Series 8 Swiss Francs have been replaced. I've accumulated a fair amount over the years and ...
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Is it possible to exchange a 500 euro bill in Sweden?

Just yesterday I went to a Forex bank branch (as I thought no other bank dealt with cash in Sweden) in an attempt to exchange a few 500 euro bills for kronas. And I could not, and the clerk said that ...
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Where to obtain crisp new US bills in London?

I’m travelling to Cambodia and have to bring $2000 USD in cash to pay for the quarantine facility. Immigration are adamant that I have to bring brand new crisp US currency (no tears, marks, creases ...
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Sending cash by Polish post

Recently I noticed that my 100 CHF cannot be exchanged since the Swiss National Bank assigned a rule. There was no way for me except sending by post. Does anybody have any experience. It is written in ...
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Get Polish Zloty in Malaysia

Good morning !! I want to exchange Malaysian Ringgit for Polish Zloty. But all the standard money exchangers are not providing PLN. Is there any other provider?
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How portable are different UK bank notes across the UK?

About 15 years ago I travelled over a period of weeks from N. Ireland to Scotland to England in that order, carrying along bank notes from the prior place and trying to spend them in the new place. ...
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use Bitcoin in Iran

As Iran's banking system is disconnected from the rest of the world due to sanctions there are limited ways to get Iranian Rial (IRR). The only way I managed to find is to bring foreign currency (EUR/...
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Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

I went to bank today to put CHF in my account in a Polish bank and they said that this banknote is not acceptable to be deposited in our bank! However, it is acceptable inside Switzerland itself. Can ...
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Avoiding currency exchange in Bangladesh

From https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/asia/bangladesh/money-duty-free/: All foreign currency exchanged must be entered on a currency declaration form. Hotel bills must be paid in a major ...
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Where can I exchange Zambian Kwacha in the UK?

I came back from a work trip with approximately 1200 Zambian Kwacha (~£45). I don't think most banks will take it. Any ideas where I can exchange it for GBP in the UK?
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Can I purchase Seychelles island currecy in Malaysia?

Where do I purchase online, Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles currencies to sell to them before they arrive at those destinations? Do those islands embassies in Malaysia sell the currencies?
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Can I buy Australian dollars at currency exchanges at Bucharest airport?

Having to cut my trip short and fly home to hide from the virus, I still have a couple hundred dollars worth of Romanian Lei. Who knows when or if I can come back, but I'm sure I'll need that money ...
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Charges when using a Euro country debit card in Budapest

For a business trip, I would like to know about using a debit card from a Euro currency country (Greece) in Budapest (Forint currency). I will have to provide receipts to the company from purchases ...
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Can I change Macedonian and Albanian money in Serbia? (Belgrade)

I am travelling to Serbia tomorrow and I have some Macedonian and Albanian money. Is possible to Exchange these currencies in Serbia. Where would i go to exchange these currencies? (I.E. would a ...
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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 a beginner as a traveler. I don't know where I can exchange Euro to Romanian Leu cheaply. I know it's not recommended to exchange money at airport. So at which bank ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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