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Old 8 Jun 2008
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Money question when crossing many countries


That's my first message on the HUBB, I hope Im posting in the right place...

This summer I'm leaving for a 6 weeks trip with my gf on our KTM. We're going to cross Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Jordania, Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and then get back to home in France.

Many countries, many currency... and I don't know exactly how much I'll spend in each country. So how do you deal with with money while crossing many countries ? You go to a cash withdrawal with your credit card and get money in each country ? You take a lot of euros/dollars before leaving and change it in change offices in all these countries ?

I hope I'm clear...

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My partner and i are doing pretty much the exact same trip Aug/Sept and we'll be taking Euros in change and just using ATM's in each country that does'nt accept Euros.Even if you can't find an ATM exactly when you need one,chances are you'll be able to get by with Euros being as most of those countries either have,or are limbering up to,join the EU.
Just going for a short ride on my bike....
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as for the part Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, €uro is just fine, happily accepted everywhere. In Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro and Italy, it´s official anyways, Bosnia has convertible marks, which is directly associated with the €uro. A bankcard to get small amounts of local currency makes it even easier. ATMs available all over , also in Albania... Albanian Leks almost impossible to rechange anywhere outside the country though
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Originally Posted by miketwin View Post
as for the part Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, €uro is just fine,
note of caution - I nearly had a bad incident in Albania when I filled up with petrol and tried to pay in Euros. Everyhwere else had been fine taking Euros but this one guy had never heard of them (or so it seemed). In the end I managed to buy some euros from the next truck that pulled in. The next day I went to double check that another place would take my euros before I filled up and managed to offend them by inadvertantly questioning their countries state of development. Bloody donkey farmers (joke!).
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Greeting fron Mexico

Pour ma part, je te recommande des euros avec toi et de les changer au fil des pays que tu traverses... dans les endroits surs, tu peu utiliser ta CB...

Bonne route et bon trip
Cada viaje crea un cambio de emociones/ Chaque voyage crée un changement d´emotions

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