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morpeth...
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hi all

we are off to sharm in december and we are just wondering what the current rate you are getting to the british pound in the resort?we tend to take pound notes wherever we go because the rates are always better when we get there-is this the case in sharm?

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Hi the exchange rate is not very good at the moment. Couple of weeks ago we were getting about 9.5 but Im sure it is even lower now. You will be better changing it there as the exchange rate is better. For current rates see http://www.cbe.org.eg/

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can i just ask what currency should i take to sharm. never been before and we are going on the 13th, and i have no clue.

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3. Re: currency

Hi Louise

Take pounds sterling and exchange there, you'll get a better rate, there are plenty of banks and a lot of hotels also have banks, or you can exchange at Sharm airport

Regards

barbarah

morpeth...
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4. Re: currency

thanks nana26

we will just take sterling then.obviously with the credit crunch the rate will be lower,but nothing we can do about the global economy.

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5. Re: currency

Hi,

Currency & other 1st time advice can be found in the Tips for 1st timers thread at the top of the forum:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297555-i9225-k211…

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6. Re: currency

Checked the ratea at the travel agent today (Thomas Cook) and they were offering 7.43 Egyptian pounds to one English pound and said that was good as it had been down to 5 inprevious weeks/days so not sure what to do now??

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Hi Neros

Please don't get them here, that rate is dreadful, you will get more there and won't be paying your travel agent commission!!!

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barbarah

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8. Re: currency

you will get around 10% more if you change it over there. As Barbarah said dont do it here. www.luxortraveltips.com has the rate updated for Egypt daily.

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