Subject: Re: Getting Foreign Currency (was: Euro vs Dollar)
Joel, you said:

It is surprising how prevalent ATMs are throughout the world and how easy it is to get money out of your local account, in even the most remote, backwater locations.

I want to emphasize that especially for anyone going to Europe. ATMs seem to be inescapable; they're everywhere. I think the most gratifying for me was when I was visiting our ancestral family farm near a very small crossroads community in north central Finland. There, at the small bank branch, was an ATM that easily gave me Finnmarks.

Do beware of ATMs not associated with a bank. Like ATMs in convenience stores in America, these will charge you.

Regards, DAVE HATUNEN Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow