Turkey is a country that has a unique culture at an important point in its history, facing questions of religious and regional identity. Although it has always been an exotic, beautiful, somewhat off-the-beaten-path alluring destination, this time of sweeping change makes Turkey an even more exciting place to be right now. The timing works out [...]
A weak US Dollar does not have to stand between you and your best scuba dive vacations! If corals, fish, and ship wrecks are your summer must-see, you probably already know about some of the best diving spots out there. But which ones are the best and the most affordable with the current exchange rates? [...]
We receive questions about currency and exchanging money quite often. Bob asked one very similar to questions many people ask: I have plans to visit the UK in the near future, London to be exact. My concern is if i should convert some of my US dollars to pounds prior to arrival. I have been [...]
This message is a warning to all of you thinking you’re getting a good deal when you go to the duty-free shop in an airport. Do not buy any bottles of alcohol before going on the plane! You have to check it (meaning you have to go back through security and re-check a bag). If [...]
Traveling to Italy? Don’t get hoodwinked by the modern currency scam. A few sneaky merchants are giving tourists change with a coin that carries no value. From Rick Steve’s Travel: The old 500 lira coin (worth about $.25 before the Euro made it worthless in 2001) is the same size and design (silver outer ring [...]
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