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Money Matters - what do I take?

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Money Matters - what do I take?

I am travelling to Luxor in 3 weeks but don't fancy taking all cash with me!

I've heard conflicting stories - don't take travellers cheques as they are difficult to change over; the American Express Travel Card is not accepted in most of Egypt; the Travelex Card has all kinds of problems etc etc.

Has anyone had any experience with the pre paid travel cards in Egypt recently? What is the best way to take your money to Egypt?

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1. Re: Money Matters - what do I take?

hiya sammo i always take cash and my nationwide flexaccount card with me, as i hate travelers cheques as there a rip off and i change all my cash in egypt not the uk as you get a better rate from egypt than the uk maggieomx

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2. Re: Money Matters - what do I take?

Maggie's right, you get a much better exchange rate here. Bring Sterling. If you're worried about carrying cash around most of the big hotels have safety deposit facilities, I believe.

You can reach me at ham.jann@yahoo,co.uk if you would like to know a little more about Luxor. I'm from the UK not far from Liverpool really.

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3. Re: Money Matters - what do I take?

Hi Sammo06

Take lots of £1 coins everyone seems to want them for tips,and take some english and your credit card.

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4. Re: Money Matters - what do I take?

Just take sterling andkeep it in the safe deposit box which the hotel provides.Do not take £1 coins as tips the banks do not accept them. When you change your money ask for small notes 1s 5s 10s and 20s the 1 egyptian notes are used for tipping.

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