Is it safe to carry $$??Expenses...how much to AUSSIE $$ to budget?ANY AUSSIES GOING?
20 Jun 2007
Kirsten :) asked
Hi everyone,<BR><BR>I know that there are posts already which come under similar categories... but its hard to compare with US dollars...i am Aussie... and I am staying in London for 4 nights before the tour...<BR><BR>I am doing the European Panorama - 28 Days that leaves on 3rd Sept 2007.<BR><BR>At the moment the conversion rate is terrible for us...<BR><BR>.42 GBP per $1.00 AUSSIE and<BR>.62 EURO per $1.00 AUSSIE <BR><BR>I am looking at changing $1500 AUSSIE into GBP for the 4 days... but it only works out to be about 625 GBP... will this be enough with sight seeing and food expenses... and maybe something left for Souveniers??<BR><BR>For my 28 day Panorama, i was looking at exchanging $3500 AUSSIE into EURO's... and thats not much better with only about 2175 EURO.<BR><BR>I was really hoping to have that money include some souvenier's as i've already spent over $8'500 AUSSIE (flights, accommodation, tour.)<BR><BR>I have been reading about what other people kind of suggest... i dont drink very much at all... but want to do all the optional extras.<BR><BR>I have a slashproof money wallet that hangs around your neck... and i wasn't sure if carrying 600 GBP and about 300 EURO would be a good idea or not? was trying to save on exchange fees from the bank as we pay up to $5 + 1% transaction costs... <BR><BR>Does anyone have any advice... i'm travelling Solo and its my first big trip away.<BR><BR>Thanks heaps,<BR>Kirsten. <img src="http://connect.contiki.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smiler" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::)--><BR><BR>EUROPEAN PANORAMA - 3rd SEPT 2007 <BR>Departing Australia 29th Aug 2007.