I just wanted to ask what everyone did about currency when you went away?
I know taking travellers cheques is the safest, but do you take Sterling ones (im from UK) and exchange them there or do you take a little bit of each currency cheques?
I thought about just using my cards abroad but then you get charged for that every time.
Any advice appreciated!
Hi. Get an account with Nationwide, the flexi account, they are the only bank that dont charge you to take money out from an ATM abroad
If you do take travellers cheques the only currency accepted anywhere in the world is US$ dollars so take 100$US or 200$US in 50$US travellers cheques in your neckpouch in case of emergency and just cash them a few days before you come home.
Have a great trip
al de bes
Where possible I take cash or just withdraw from an atm but I usually keep a few dollars in travellers cheques up my sleeve in case of emergency. I rely more on my credit card for this purpose but on the off chance I lose everything, I keep the travellers cheques because they are easily replaced. I usually travel with US dollars because, like others have mentioned, it is the most widely accepted currency...
I just go with cards and withdrawing from ATM machines, your bank does charge you, but if you take out large amounts each time then it doesn't really add up to too much in the end.