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Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

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Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

Hi all,

Is it better to change money in UK or old town...

Thanks for any reply

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1. Re: Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

Have you seen the top questions (to the right of this page)

"Should I change my British Pounds before I leave or in Portugal?"

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at home

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3. Re: Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

Change in the UK before coming over

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4. Re: Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

I use one of these travel cards from co op. Very handy. You put your money on before you go. Then can use it free in resturants etc and its €2 for cash withdrawal

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Just a word of advice if folks are using UK cards of whatever format, sometimes the ATM machines will ask for a five or six digit pin code, especially if you select English language menu. Please ignore and just put your normal 4 digit pin in and it will work.

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Good point that. I was wondering what was going on.

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7. Re: Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

Easyjet do a Euro card ... and TESCO is a good option for cash.

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8. Re: Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

The Bureau opposite (across the main road) Brisa Sol give much better exchange rates than most, certainly signicantly better than those in Old Town

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9. Re: Exchange rate... is it better to chnage money in uk or old t

Ian must take note of that place you mention. We don't normally change money in the resort, do it through our UK/Portuguese bank & use ATM's, but handy to know if needed.

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