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best way to take spending money

hants
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best way to take spending money

We are going to Calangute in 4 weeks and would like to know is it easy to use credit cards there also have some US travel lers checks can we change them ok would you advise taking british ones as well? grateful for any advice

Zurich, Switzerland
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13 posts
1. Re: best way to take spending money

Hi blackruby

US travellers checks are accepted here so you should have no problem changing them.

You can also use Visa/Mastercards although only hotels, bigger shops and the more "up market" restaurants will accept them. Most jewellers will accept them. You can also use them (as well as your bank debit card) to draw cash from the many cash machines, most of which are now open 24 hours.

Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 posts
2. Re: best way to take spending money

Hi blackruby

US travellers checks are accepted here so you should have no problem changing them.

You can also use Visa/Mastercards although only hotels, bigger shops and the more "up market" restaurants will accept them. Most jewellers will accept them. You can also use them (as well as your bank debit card) to draw cash from the many cash machines, most of which are now open 24 hours.

Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 posts
3. Re: best way to take spending money

Hi blackruby

US travellers checks are accepted here so you should have no problem changing them.

You can also use Visa/Mastercards although only hotels, bigger shops and the more "up market" restaurants will accept them. Most jewellers will accept them. You can also use them (as well as your bank debit card) to draw cash from the many cash machines, most of which are now open 24 hours.

London, UK
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529 posts
202 reviews
4. Re: best way to take spending money

I always take cash and never had a problem

Bath, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
5. Re: best way to take spending money

Agree with Rocknrollstar, we always take cash, we lock it in the safe and have never had a problem. We used credit cards in the jewellers with no problem. Whatever you do, do NOT go to a bank to the change the money unless you have about 2 hours to spare, stick to the hotel reception.

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