If you’re heading to Europe then you will be required to take with you some local currency. In many cases this will involve carrying Euro as so many European countries have now moved over to that currency. The problem with carrying Euro however is that it means that you are potentially susceptible to losing them or having them stolen. When we are in our own country we normally hold onto just a debit card or credit card, but if we’re travelling abroad in Europe then this will often mean that we can’t use these cars without some kind of hefty fine.
So how do you get around the problem of carrying Euro when staying in the country? Fortunately there are a few things you can do. Here are some suggestions:
Purchase a safety deposit box: Safety deposit boxes are highly useful for storing your Euros and your other belongings. These are the same as in any other country and provide you with a metal tin that can be locked (often digitally) and to which only you know the PIN number to get in. Then you only need carry Euro that you need for that day.
Travellers cheques: Another option is to take travellers cheques which again means you only carry Euro when you need them. These are cheques that can only be cashed by you and so are worthless to steel, but that can be exchanged for money at many European hotels. The downside is that it can sometimes be a pain finding places to change them – and just because no one else can use them doesn’t mean it’s not annoying if they go missing and leave you penniless.
International cars: A great idea is to set up a card that you can use internationally without a fee. This can mean some credit cards, or debit cards such as Nationwide. This then means free withdrawals so you don’t need to carry Euro at all.
This post was written by admin on January 2011