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Rarely does one see so many misconceptions in one question! coach will definitely or almost certainly be stopped in Switzerland for checks on luggage and things, can I risk being seized all my money by Swiss authorities or will I have to give them something? ... I've been told that Swiss authorities are quite ruthless. ... but even ...


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I decided to give my contribution here as I'm often crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland by train and sometimes by bus: Border inspections both from Swiss and Italians authorities are very common (I would say between 50 and 70 per cent of the times); the typical question is whether you are carrying cash, valuables and securities, and they ...


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Swiss authorities are not known to be especially concerned about large amounts of money. Travelling by bus adds another layer to this story, I assume customs officers are more familiar with Western European businessmen bringing cash than bus passengers carrying their savings and I have no idea how they might react to this situation. Note that unlike (most) ...


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I'd say you may be a bit safer in some situations (at the expense of looking a bit stupid), but that depends. At least it would be something unexpected for most pickpockets. What you need to consider is that pickpockets are not after you, specifically, but the easiest target. From my (luckily limited) personal experience I can say that when I was ...


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The whole purpose of transporting the money eludes me. Here's how to avoid it, because you maybe overlooked that option. A Belgian bank account can be treated exactly the same in Italy as elsewhere in the Eurozone (e.g., while italians often got charged to use an ATM in Italy, and elsewhere, you'd get it free 2000KM from your home). So if you're moving, ...


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Cash: You will be expected to pay for things in the local currency 99.5% of the time (THB in Thailand, MYR in Malaysia). Other related fun facts: You should keep about 20-33% in USD initially on arrival to the first country. Exchange the rest into local currency. No big deal to exchange 100% at once, but then you lose with multiple exchanges when you hop ...


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Another way we found to get rid of ripped notes is to find someone who has a bank account in Cambodia then simply put the ripped money into a cash machine that puts it into your bank account, and then take them out immediately. Also, I recommend checking the notes that cash machine gives, we were given ones that had small holes and mold on them, we then ...


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