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euros?Help please

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euros?Help please

Hi Turkey Experts

We are on our way in less than 3 weeks very excited. Our dilema is as aussies the only foreign cash our banks are recommending is the euro and not tl. they have suggested a travel money card loaded with euros? Can we use normal atms for this. THANKS in advance i love the advice from this forum..

Istanbul, Turkey
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1. Re: euros?Help please

If you prefer to bring cash rather than plastic just bring your Aussie dollars,they are exchangeable every where.No need to mess around with Euro's,you lose money buying them and again when exchanging them.The only Euro you'd need will be for your visa's on arrival,45€ each.You will also get a better rate of exchange for TL here than at home too.

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: euros?Help please

Bring a debit card and get money out of ATMs from your normal bank account, just like you do in Australia. Avoid all the pre-loaded travel cards: they are just a way of making more money from travellers. They all have high fees and/or a poor exchange rate.

See http://www.nickbooth.id.au/Tips/Cards.htm

Selcuk, Turkey
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3. Re: euros?Help please

Absolutely right. Even here in a small town like Selcuk, there are a number of jewellers who will give you a good rate, no waiting, over the counter. Check a local newspaper or the internet for that day's value for A$.

Withdrawing cash from my UK account costs me a minimum of £6, it seems, so I prefer to use the debit card for amounts around £200 or so.

Montreal, Canada
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4. Re: euros?Help please

You can get cash immediately upon arrival at the airport in Tukish lires. I took out the equivalent of $500 right away, and 400 lires at a time from then on ($200 Canadian)

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5. Re: euros?Help please

Thanks everyone. Sydney Nick l read your info and l gave ING a call as $2.5 per withdrawal seems like the best deal for us.

Thanks everyone this was brilliant

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