Subject: Getting currency for travel
Hello fellow Ziners, I finally had to say something about travel checks. I had always used travel checks as about half of my travel money but after going to Turkey I will only use them as a small emergency fund. You can not use Travel checks to pay or buy anything in Turkey because of stolen checks. They all have to be cashed in a bank after a very long line. I use ATMs but I did not want to take the time to find them. From now on it will be atms or bank window at arriving airport, small denomination of us dollars for tips and small purchases, ATMs for cash, credit cards for major purchases. Wilma from frigid Kansas City.