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Is it better to exchange uk pounds at the airport?

Also, are US dollars widely acceptable by taxis and restaurants?

Thank you

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1. Re: Money

We take enough with us to cover us for our first day (£50 or so) then just exchange as and when required either at our hotel or at a money exchange shop.

Nichola

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2. Re: Money

Hi,

Here's the link to the currency & tipping Top Q:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g297555-c95848/Shar…

Please use local currency (better rate if you exchange there) where possible or you risk the chance of being 'ripped off' by using a 'hard' currency like dollare & sterling. As you'll see in the article, some people like to use dollars for tipping.

All currencies are accepted everywhere but, when in Rome......

Link to the Tips & General Advice “Sticky” thread at the top of the forum (with a little orange pin icon at its side), above all other topics. The thread is now in alphabetical subject order for clarity.

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297555-i9225-k3…

Regards

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3. Re: Money

Ok, thanks. Saw all this info after I'd posted!

We've decided to pre-book a return from airport to hotel for 5 of us for £30, which we're happy with, so now aren't worried about having to exchange money asap. Looking forward to a nice week of r & r.

Thanks for your input.

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