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lose ur card n ur fucked tho

 

had this debate with the lads before thailand

 

why not jus take cash

 

this was before i realised how preposterously huge a stack of 2k is in thai baht but still

 

next thing u kno 2 people have lost their cards and i'm playing bank

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lose ur card n ur f*cked tho

had this debate with the lads before thailand

why not jus take cash

this was before i realised how preposterously huge a stack of 2k is in thai baht but still

next thing u kno 2 people have lost their cards and i'm playing bank

They send you a replacement card overseas immediately.

I took 75%card and 25% cash (just for that reason)

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Not to Thai Islands they don't

I'm jus a cash kinda guy anyway I hate pissing about with cards

Gonna need a travel card come August tho

There's a page on many saving expert site comparing em all

Think it was Halifax best for no conversion fee n like 1% interest if I remember

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Made a topic on this a few months back

But long story short metro bank

0% 0 fees

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Im a cash guy too but hate having random bits if foreign cash

Got a draw full of foreign currency which i have no idea the value of

Just easier now to take a card and make small atm withdrawals

Always leave my uk card in the hotel safe with my passport, keep driving license and metro card on me

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they might slyly add on to the exchange rate their given tho

 

'load fees'

 

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money

 

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When using a debit card abroad, loading and cash withdrawal fees typically add around £3 per £100 of spending.

But a specialist credit card, which unlike most cards, doesn't add a 3% load fee to the exchange rate, is always the cheapest way to spend abroad.

If you're travelling in Europe, the Metro Bank debit card that comes with its current account is still a good option. But if you're likely to go further, you might want to consider a credit card instead.

Our top pick is the Halifax Clarity*. It has no foreign exchange fee anywhere worldwide (you can use our pre-application eligibility checker for this card), meaning you get the best rate possible.

 

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2014/01/metro-bank-to-charge-for-debit-card-use-outside-europe

 

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this is all nitpicking if ur only spendin a bit of holiday pocket money tho

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google maps for plannin trips>>>>>>>

 

done this for every non lads holiday n really shuda done it for the lads holidays as well with at least restaurants n bars n that even tho certain d*ckheads would still rather sit n the same sh*t bar for a week n eat at kfc

 

perfect for mappin out decent places to go after browsin a few forums, tripadvisor etc for best places to eat, drink, see, rent bikes, shoot guns etc n where that is in relation to your hotel

 

but this is my baby

 

been almost a year in the making

 

missed out that we're dippin into bosnia n gonna try avoid toll roads in france after switzerland n most of italy but other than that that's pretty much the route we'll be takin i think

 

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yh that and google flights is sick, how long you going for and how bigs the car... ?

 

had 5 man in a big 8 seater for like a 11 hour journey including an overnight stop and that was just about bearable on straight US roads.

 

 

if you widened your journey back through eastern europe you would probably hit some of the best cities in europe for pusssy

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4 months give or take

 

the mrs jus got a 5 door toyota rav4 for it so decent size

 

she's para about hitting any city roads so we're goin pretty rural

 

then trains into the few cities we are visitin, mostly in italy, probs slovenia's capital n then munich n maybe another german city

 

i'll jus be kickin back in charge of the playlist

 

was gona do scandinavia but when winter hit this year i realised i couldnt be arsed

 

northern norway would be mad tho

 

back by december n then flying to bangkok

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oh you're going with the mrs lol

 

yh italy make sense then be careful in marseille too 

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lol yh no other c*nt would go with me

 

swerving marseille 

 

meant to be rough?

 

nice n monaco n cannes r gettin hit up tho

 

toying with the idea of bike riding between the lot

 

i'm meant to be much fitter than i am currently tho

 

can barely make it out of bed in the mornings

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During bank Holiday weekend taking Donny to Munich then will be driving down to the Dolomites in the north of Italy, do some hiking, stay there a couple of nights then drive down to Zurich

 

Taking your mum places >

 

I am at the stage of my life where I can start giving back to my parents, its a nice feeling...

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