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...
6 Need to Know Travel Tips when Traveling to Cuba
As Cuba opens slowly it's doors to the world, travelers need to make sure they follow a few certain basic tips to make their trip a success...or even get into to Cuba without refusal. Here are 6 Need...
Carry Cash in Japan
Today's tip is almost an extension to my other tip while in Japan where I explained the value of the Passmo card. This tip however is to make sure you carry cash in Japan. Despite major cities in...
ATM withdrawal in Costa Rica without fees
In Costa Rica you'll find that most ATMs ("cajero automático") have a fix withdrawing fee for international cards like Visa/Mastercard. ATMs that have fees are legally obliged to display a screen...
Thai ATM swallowed my card!
"For security reasons all cards that have been retained by ATMs are destroyed." (Bangkok Bank Website)
This is now the stated policy of all Thai Banks. In the case of overseas visitors using cards...
Cash or credit card for your vacation?
I think this is a very controversial topic and many experts differ when is time to make the main decision: Cash or Credit Card when traveling outside your country most specifically a country with a...
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...
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...
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...
Beware of torn rupees
Don't accept damaged bills in India when getting your change back, take a second to inspect what's handed to you. Kindly refuse the bill and ask for an intact one.
Even though this is a general...
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