Mar 13, 2019• by theteatimeadventurer

Using the Japanese Yen

Japan is a county that relies heavily on the use of cash in its society. It was a cultural shock for me during my time abroad to carry so much paper money around. Growing up in the US, I much...

Jul 30, 2018• by vijay

Currency of India

The National Currency of India is the Indian Rupee, which is available in denominations of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2000. There are coins for 1, 2, 5 and 10. Banking in India has become...

Jun 13, 2018• by Casa Las Tres Naranjas

Money in Cuba

Since we have received many questions about the Cuban money situation in our guest house, we would like to share information about the two existing currencies, how to easily change money and how to...

Jun 8, 2018• by cuban-adventures

What currency is best to take to Cuba

Most foreign credit cards do not work in Cuba, so tourists generally take cash with them on their visit, at least as a back-up plan if they lose their card, or if it ends up not working. The best...

May 24, 2018• by Clem

Exchanging Lao kip in Chiang Mai Thailand

Lao kip are hard to exchange outside Laos. But if you happen to be in Chiang Mai, there is a currency exchange that accepts LAK (Lao kip). The exchange rate is not the best, but it's better...

Mar 22, 2018• by Clem

Exchange your Lao kip before leaving Laos

The currency in Laos is the Lao kip (code LAK). It is very hard to exchange it outside of Laos, and if by miracle you find a place willing to do so, the exchange rate will likely be very bad. Another...

Jan 30, 2018• by Clem

Exchanging money without getting ripped-off

A Currency Exchange, or "CE" is a business that makes a living by buying and selling currencies with a margin. It is a paying service exactly like any other. Some CE offer fair rates while others...

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