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    • muirisla
    • By muirisla 9th Jun 17, 9:55 AM
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    Bulgaria 9th Jun 17 at 9:55 AM
    Hi

    I'm heading to Bulgaria at the end of the month and as it's the first time I've travelled to a non Eurozone for some time I'm wondering if it is best to buy Lev before I go or when I arrive?

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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 9th Jun 17, 10:27 AM
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    Take them from an ATM when you arrive, using a suitable card for travel, as well as for payment where possible. Monzo, Revolut, Metro Bank, Halifax Clarity, etc.
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    If you use an ATM in Bulgaria, make sure it's either in a bank or attached to a bank during office hours.
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    If you use an ATM in Bulgaria, make sure it's either in a bank or attached to a bank during office hours.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Why's that Pete, to have staff available if anything goes wrong?

    How about airport ATMs on arrival?
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    • By PompeyPete 9th Jun 17, 4:35 PM
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    Why's that Pete, to have staff available if anything goes wrong?

    How about airport ATMs on arrival?
    Originally posted by eDicky
    Yep, if anything goes wrong.....card eaten, or money not dispensed, then you want it sorting out quickly. I wouldn't use a stand-alone ATM anywhere. Tried to use an ATM out of hours in Plovdiv [nice place], and it wouldn't work, fortunately the card never got eaten either.

    I'd trust Airport ATMs.....but I usually deal in cash.
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