Help I'm so confused!!! I went to Egypt a few years ago and took all Egyptian currency with me (which I purchased from the bank in this country) on my return I had a few Egyptian pounds leftover and the bank refused to exchange them back because they were "defaced". the bank sold them to me like this! after lots of arguing we were left with the money, fortunately we were able to pass them on to someone else travelling to Egypt. As I plan to visit Egypt again soon Someone suggested bringing US dollars instead, what do people think?