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Old Mar 8th 2015, 12:59 pm   #1
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Default Holiday money questions.

I am going to be visiting Istanbul as a tourist the last week of May for two weeks ... In the past I have visited Thailand a couple of times and discovered that taking British currency there and then converting it to Bhat, gave me a slightly better rate of exchange than I got from converting my £ to Bhat in the UK.

[a] Will I get a better rate of exchange on cash (£) brought into Turkey, than converting £ to Lira in the UK? (Bring cash Y/N)

I'm also going to be renting a car in Turkey for the two weeks, as I sometimes have to use a sports/lightweight wheelchair and have heard getting around using public transport, is a lot of hassle, and will be paying for that at Ataturk airport.

[b] Do you advise me to bring Lira to pay the car rental firm, or pay them with a Debit or Credit card? (Cash or Card?)

[c] I'm not sure what charges VISA will impose on me for anything I purchase in Turkey, and if it's cheaper to use a Debit or Credit card in Turkey.

Any other advice on making the most of my money, would be most welcome!

I'm not being a scrooge, it's just that as TESCOs say 'every little bit helps'!

Sam.
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