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Do you carry large amounts of cash on you when travelling?

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KerryMum Tue 09-Sep-08 10:52:13

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ninedragons Tue 09-Sep-08 11:00:27

If your ATM card has a Cirrus or Maestro logo on it, you will definitely be able to find a cashpoint that takes it. Burma is the only place I have ever been in many years of travelling that doesn't have cashpoints.

Don't think most travel insurance covers cash, sorry.

KerryMum Tue 09-Sep-08 11:02:54

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ninedragons Tue 09-Sep-08 11:32:02

Where are you going?

If you were in the deepest of shit, you could always get a cash advance on your credit card over the counter at any bank.

Depends where you're going, really. In Shanghai you could walk around with a diamond tiara and US$100 notes stuffed in your pockets and nobody would bother you, but somewhere like Phnom Penh is a completely different kettle of fish.

KerryMum Tue 09-Sep-08 11:34:13

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ninedragons Tue 09-Sep-08 11:35:08

If you do have to carry the cash, buy one of those belts that goes under your clothes and practise wearing it so you don't touch it all the time to check it's still there.

The impulse to keep putting your hand on it is almost irresistible, but that's how ill-intentioned people realise you're worth mugging.

ninedragons Tue 09-Sep-08 11:37:44

Ah, sorry, cross-posted. What time do you arrive? I've never been to Montenegro but would probably do a counter withdrawal rather than carry the cash in transit.

Seems primitive that the tournament organisers can't take wire transfers or Visa.

KerryMum Tue 09-Sep-08 12:03:57

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ninedragons Tue 09-Sep-08 15:21:27

Ah, bugger. Bank draft?

Remember to carry a decoy wallet with a feasible amount of cash and some expired credit cards, just so you have something to hand over if the worst does happen.

I'm sure you'll be fine, though. Good luck to your DS, too!

beansmum Tue 09-Sep-08 15:25:47

If you are going to use your card, tell your bank before you go. My sister was on holiday this summer and tried to use her card, the bank stopped it because of unusual activity i.e she usually only uses it in the UK. It took a day to get it sorted out.

hifi Tue 09-Sep-08 15:28:25

nationwide dont charge for overseas transactions.

KerryMum Tue 09-Sep-08 16:03:16

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