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Carrying cash OR travellers cheques?
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what i did which seemed to work pretty well for me was to mainly use cash but have a credit card as a back up. I don’t think you can use debit to pay for anything unless you’re bank’s in Europe (don’t quote me on that though) but I’d take maybe 200-300 euros out at a time from atm machines every few days. Not many people from my tour had traveler’s cheques and there’s not always easy spots to use them at.
Thanks Ryan! So, what about while in London, is it Euros or Pounds? Im a bit confused…lol
hey amandeez…. London = pounds
what about those Travelex money cards??!
Travelex money cards are very popular with those from Oz.
As for travelers Cheques, I generally avoid them. However, i get them without a fee from my bank. I will usually get a little before my trip as a back up and if I don’t use them just redeposit them into my bank. But as a primary way of carrying money they are a pain and will cause you to waist time.
I agree I generally used Cash though I had a couple of hundred dollars in travellers cheques for emergencies.
I used a mix of cash and cards. Just made sure I got large sums of cash out at a time so I wasn’t paying to much in withdrawal fees. Some people used those travelex cards on my tour and the worked well, particularly as you can get a back-up card to carry with you etc. I only know of one of two people on my tour had travellers cheques and it was always a hassle for them to cash them.
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