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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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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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How did this currency exchange work?

I recently was given some Japanese yen as a gift from family. I found myself in an United States airport with some extra time, so I went over to a currency exchange booth to exchange the yen to USD. A ...
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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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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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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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Can Canadian money (change) be used in the United States?

As a visitor to the US from Canada, is it possible to use Canadian money, especially coins, at businesses in the US? What about vending machines?
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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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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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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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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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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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Still possible to exchange old West German money (pre-Euro)?

I was stationed in West Germany in the 1980's and still have close to a hundred (West) German Deutschmarks in bills and coinage. If I visit Germany, can I exchange them for Euros, or are they now ...
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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 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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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 to pay for things in Greece?

My boyfriend and I are headed to Greece (Athens for some time and islands for some time). We plan on bringing euros that we ordered from our personal banks in the States. But I am curious what the ...
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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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Are credit cards prevalent in Denmark?

In the next days I'll spend a working period (few weeks) in Denmark (Aalborg). I would like to know if credit cards are frequently used in Denmark, are them more or less accepted everywhere in ...
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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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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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Am I OK with Euros in Cape Verde?

Am I OK with Euros during my stay in Cape verde or must I have local currency to start my sta? I am on a charter (all inclusive), so I would not expect to need much, but I am curious about the use of ...
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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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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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Tipping in Cuba as a Canadian

I will go to Cuba in the following days and I am not sure how to tip. On Tripadvisor It says: Do not tip with coins of your own currency, because foreign coins can not be exchanged in any country ...
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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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Exchanging Albanian money into euros outside Albania

I found a small amount of Albanian lekë (can you say "leks" in English?) in my wallet from last summer's visit there. Is there any place in Helsinki where I can change those back into euros? Forex, at ...
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Should I convert all of my remaining Yen in Japan or at my next destination?

I am Canadian and have been working in Japan for the past year. I am leaving Japan next week and travelling to New Zealand. I have wired most of my money home to my Canadian bank account, but will ...
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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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Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to USD?

Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to dollars? My parents are travelling to Pakistan and they've been told that it can be used by the people who are making ...
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Is gold an acceptable means of currency exchange?

To be honest, I am not sure which is a better way to ask the question: Is gold an acceptable means of currency exchange in most travel-able countries? or which countries is gold NOT an acceptable ...
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Can I travel in Croatia using only Euro?

For a few days trip in Croatia, can I avoid changing euros into the local currency Kuna? Can I live comfortably (hotels, restaurants, train) directly using euro only? Itinerary: Zagreb, Split, ...
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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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Any cash machine in central London which can dispense £5?

I'm sure travellers to the United Kingdom carrying an overseas/non-UK debit card can relate to this question. Most cash machines start dispensing starting from £10 and in multiples of £10. That means ...
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Using Bitcoin as a cash withdrawal method 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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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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How much cash to carry for a conference in the Netherlands?

My husband won an academic contest and the prize was a trip to the Netherlands for a global conference on his specialty. He's responsible for paying for food and transportation, but the lodging and ...
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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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Expenditure in Poland - Forex doesn't have Zloty

I have an HDFC Forex Plus Multi currency card. It has Euro and GBP but no Zloty (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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Where to buy Thai Bahts when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?

When traveling from New Zealand to Thailand, where can I buy Thai Bahts and get better exchange rate and lower commissions? It's only for the first 10K THB (Thai Baht) for the first days. The rest I ...
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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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Traveling to Croatia - what currency shall I bring?

We are planning to travel to fairly rural Croatia for 2 weeks staying in Plitvice lakes then Pula. We had to pay for the accommodation in Pula with Euros and as such was wondering weather it would be ...
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Should I get some Euros before I leave the US for Italy?

We will be in Italy this November. Should I get some "walking around money" before I go? I think my bank has reasonable rates. I know I take the risk of the Euro dropping or the dollar rising. ...
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Exchange Polish Zloty to Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) in Malaysia?

I got 3,000 Polish Zloty that I can't change to Malaysian Ringgit. Does anyone know where I can change them? I am Malaysian.
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Lowest cost method of exchanging AUD into physical other currencies?

I have a trip planned that will take me from the origin of Australia to several countries throughout Europe, who mostly use Euro, but also some other currencies. For a person that either has ...
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How can I avoid unfavorable currency exchange rates when paying with my card abroad?

I have an ordinary credit card. Whenever I pay with this card in foreign currency (other than PLN, Polish złoty) I loose a lot of money due to unfavorable rates specified by my bank. I need to buy ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in the United States?

I have some Georgian Lari and I'm going to the US in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone knew any outlets in either Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, ...
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Exchanging cold hard cash internationally for the best rate

So I've just sold the car I was using in New Zealand for six months. The buyer paid in cash. So now I have a substantial sum of cash in NZD. I will be in Canada next week starting my one-year visa. ...
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Where to get hundred dollar bills in London (same day)

In many countries (particularly developing countries), the best way to get a good exchange rate on the local currency is to exchange $100 USD dollar bills - and $100 dollar bills get a substantially ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in Dubai?

I have 400 Georgian Lari In UAE (Dubai & sharjah). Where I could exchange it for AED dihrams or any other currency?