Trent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
It seems that exchaning currency varies greatly depending on where you arrive/depart. I've had fairly good exchange rates in Scandinavia, Japan and in other parts of Asia. But Australia is NOT a place to change money at the airport. You'd better do that downtown for a much better rate.
Where is a good place, from your travels, to exchange travellers' checks/cash? Alternatively, where should we not exchange our currency?
Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
Better to avoid airports, usually more expensive to exchange there. Personally I use credit card as much as possible, also get my cash from ATM using my MC/Visa. It's the easy way, not necessarily cheapest though.
And in Europe I avoid non-Eurocurrency countries, to avoid exhange problems
Helvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
I also avoid the airport and tend to use ATMs. If there is a branch of your bank at your home airport you might be able to change money and get a better rate or reduced charges (for instance in my case Credit Suisse at ZRH waive the CHF5 charge as I bank with them)