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Which currency to take ? ?

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Which currency to take ? ?

We are flying to Icmeler on 23rd August 2010 and weare really confused which currency to take !

Local post office reccommends Euro Travel Cheques and Turkish Lira currency. Someone else has said take US dollar traveller cheques and Sterling £10 notes !

Help ! It is our first visit to Turkey ?

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1. Re: Which currency to take ? ?

Take GBP with you and change in resort - you will get a better rate. It is advisable to take a few Lira with you (say £50), just to buy water/snacks on way from airport, and to tip driver and porters, before you get the chance to call and change your money.

We usually change our money in lots of £100, as it makes it easier to work out what you should be getting in return. Also rates change daily, and may improve as your holiday progresses.

You will also be able to negotiate deals with Sterling on some of your major purchases, such as jewellery, clothing and trips.

Current official bank rate is in the left-hand column in this link.


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2. Re: Which currency to take ? ?

The above advise is correct.

Definitely avoid Euros, Dollars and Traveller's Cheques as you'll be paying commission twice. First to buy them and then to use them. Anyone offering "No Commission" will be making money somehow or other.

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