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mickb


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Message Posted:
12/11/2007 14:39

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visiting on the 14th nov, which is the best currency to use, will need money for eating, taxis etc.



simbas



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12/11/2007 14:55

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I never take any money with me i just use the local cash machine when i get there as and when we need it. also debit / credit cards . have had no problems .

regards Simbas



Notsoboredhw


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Message Posted:
12/11/2007 15:01

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Turkish Lira is probably the best.



lovingcyprus


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12/11/2007 15:40

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mickb



I normally arrive with say 75 of Turkish Lira and the rest in sterling (cash) Many places will take sterling but I would suggest that you change sterling into lira every 3-4 days at the exchange bureaux inn Girne.



Do not change your money into lira in the UK you will get a better rate in North Cyprus.



To a certain extent I disagree with simbas, his solution is only good if you have a Nationwide cash card and Nationwide creditcard. Unless you have these cards everytime you withdraw cash you will be charged a transaction fee.



simbas



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Message Posted:
12/11/2007 16:15

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Hey -------- i'm a she !!



ukturk



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Message Posted:
12/11/2007 16:53

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hi mickb

the best currency to use is turkish lira, because if you use sterling to pay for food etc they wont give you a good rate and you will end up losing out,

secondly never change all you sterling into turkish lira in the u.k because again you dont get a good rate they only give you the bottom daily base rate where if you change your money in cyprus you will get a better rate it actually changes all the time in a day sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worse, only change and take a min amount of lira from the u.k for taxi-food whatever then change the rest while you are in cyprus via banks or change offices

not that i disagree with simba (i know you a WOMAN L.O.L) but takin money out on your card thru the hole in the wall in cyprus is not really a good idea cos you do get charged and plus they dont give you a good rate only works for simba cos SHE has a nationwide card and i presume they dont charge HER to access HER money abroad

regards to all

ukturk



simbas



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Message Posted:
12/11/2007 17:09

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ukturk i dont have a nationwide card and i'm embarassed to say i never check my bank statements so i dont know if they charge me or not { am i thick or wot } i just poodle along in my own little way peering through my rose tinted glasses.all a bit sad really is'nt it , but hey i'm happy !

Have a good evening i'm off to bed now { only joking}

Simbas



ukturk



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12/11/2007 17:18

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hi simbas

thats the main thing as long as you are happy who cares what everyone thinks

but i would say do check your statements cos you cud be losıng out on a bıt of money by doing it the way you do

take care

and you will prob sleep like a baby tonite lol

ukturk



simbas



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12/11/2007 17:21

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Will do ! nos da { welsh for goodnite }



ukturk



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12/11/2007 17:32

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ıyı aksamlar

good nıght ın turkısh l.o.l



lovingcyprus


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12/11/2007 18:33

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simbas



Sorry I called you a HE.



Everytime you take money out of a cash point abroad you will be charged someting between 2-3 each time and that certainly adds up.



I believe in giving the banks as little as possible, they are just greedy and don't give a toss about their customers. (sorry a bit of a rant there!!!!!!!!



Peter



simbas



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12/11/2007 18:52

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Apology accepted i'm not a sensative soul so no offence was taken but you are right and we should should not be lining the banks pockets i totally agree with you i really should be more astute and will be from now on

have a nice evening simbas



JamesB


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12/11/2007 20:13

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Sorry simbas - I'd forgotton you were the fairer sex - Mind you it depends what part of wales your from ( I'm sure you told me) - I've been out swansea on a satutday night ! ;)



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grahamlil


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Message Posted:
12/11/2007 21:09

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Hi Mickb

I also only every take sterling, I will take just enough local currency to get me out of the airport, I have not been anywhere in the world yet where you do not get a better exchange rate in the country your visiting rather than changing it back home.

Regards

grahamlil



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