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    • sheilavw
    • By sheilavw 10th Jul 17, 6:44 AM
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    currency for Croatia
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    currency for Croatia 10th Jul 17 at 6:44 AM
    HI
    On our cruise we have 2 stops in Croatia, Sibilik and Zadar. Is it better to get some Croatian currency here or can we just change some Euro there. It will probably only be for drinks. I assume if see any gifts debit cards are accepted?
    Thanks
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 10th Jul 17, 6:52 AM
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    Keep your pounds on a Monzo card until you spend or withdraw from ATM:

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/prepaid-travel-cards#monzo
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 10th Jul 17, 7:11 AM
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    Keep life simple and-

    https://monzo.com/
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • sheilavw
    • By sheilavw 10th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    thanks , I will look at that
    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 13th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
    Are you better off exchanging currency in Croatia, similar to Turkey or exchanging here.


    Or do they prefer sterling


    Thanks
    Private Parking Tickets is my way of telling the wife to use her car and not mine
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 15th Jul 17, 5:15 AM
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    Are you better off exchanging currency in Croatia, similar to Turkey or exchanging here.

    Or do they prefer sterling

    Thanks
    Originally posted by steve1500
    Buy your Kuna when you get there, plenty of exchange kiosks in the tourist areas.....change sterling, make sure the notes are in good condition, ie. no rips or writing on them, no Scottish notes.
    • BarryBlue
    • By BarryBlue 15th Jul 17, 3:14 PM
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    We've done some cruise stops in Croatia and I reckon the MSE advice is the same as most other places. We used our Halifax Clarity card to withdraw cash from ATMs as necessary. We had no difficulty finding them, even in a place like Korcula.
    We're gonna be alright, dancin' on a Saturday night
    • benjus
    • By benjus 15th Jul 17, 10:50 PM
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    Buy your Kuna when you get there, plenty of exchange kiosks in the tourist areas.....change sterling, make sure the notes are in good condition, ie. no rips or writing on them, no Scottish notes.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Don't know why anyone still bothers exchanging cash in this day and age, unless you're going to somewhere with currency controls or where all the ATMs have a hefty charge (neither of which applies to Croatia or any other EU country).
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 16th Jul 17, 8:20 AM
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    Don't know why anyone still bothers exchanging cash in this day and age, unless you're going to somewhere with currency controls or where all the ATMs have a hefty charge (neither of which applies to Croatia or any other EU country).
    Originally posted by benjus
    Creatures of habit.....I think there's still a lot of us about.

    Having had a bit of plastic gobbled up by a stand-alone ATM in the past, and finding myself almost up a creek without a paddle, I'm unlikely to change my ways where obtaining foreign currency is concerned.
    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 16th Jul 17, 8:54 AM
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    Don't know why anyone still bothers exchanging cash in this day and age, unless you're going to somewhere with currency controls or where all the ATMs have a hefty charge (neither of which applies to Croatia or any other EU country).
    Originally posted by benjus
    Not everywhere takes plastic - even in this country
    Private Parking Tickets is my way of telling the wife to use her car and not mine
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th Jul 17, 11:07 AM
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    Not everywhere takes plastic - even in this country
    Originally posted by steve1500
    So you stick your plastic in an ATM and take out some cash to use - the same as in this country.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 16th Jul 17, 6:50 PM
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    Creatures of habit.....I think there's still a lot of us about.

    Having had a bit of plastic gobbled up by a stand-alone ATM in the past, and finding myself almost up a creek without a paddle, I'm unlikely to change my ways where obtaining foreign currency is concerned.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Monzo
    Halifax Clarity
    Travelex Supercard (for the next week)
    American Express Platinum
    American Express BA
    Barclaycard
    Hilton Hotel credit card
    Santander 123 debit card
    Halifax Reward debit card

    I recommend a back up plan. I'm happy with mine. Even with a 3% fee most credit cards will be better value than changing cash.
    • benjus
    • By benjus 17th Jul 17, 10:03 AM
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    Not everywhere takes plastic - even in this country
    Originally posted by steve1500
    I recently spent 2 weeks in Crete and paid for almost everything in cash. But I got that cash using my fee-free cards in local ATMs. This meant that I got a better exchange rate than any cash exchange place, without the hassle of having to exchange cash and without having to carry very large amounts of cash around with me.
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
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