The Travel Thread

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elgaucho
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by elgaucho » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:07 pm

arqueturus wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Hong Kong is amazing if a bit expensive - we were there for 5 nights but could have used so more time. The architecture of the place just blew me away.

In Malaysia we went to Kuala Lumpur which was nice but then onwards to Kuching and that was fantastic - that's the one I really want to go back to.
Kuala Lumpur was too big, busy and noisy for my liking. Interesting place though, and reminded me more of large cities in South America than i expected.

Borneo was amazing though when I went - stayed at the Shangri La and they treat you like a king there!

Would love to go back, but it's a long way and I'm struggling to find time for long holidays these last couple of years.

If anyone decides to visit tiny Luxembourg be sure to let me know - would be most happy to join for a drink or something!
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Rossell » Sun May 19, 2019 9:15 am

Going back to Berlin for a sec. I wanna book a hotel but if I do that, its the whole pay at the property thing. What card should I use? Will they charge me in euros at the end? I don't know this works.

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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Sly Boots » Sun May 19, 2019 9:26 am

Rossell wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:15 am
Going back to Berlin for a sec.
Seems like a long way to go for such a short stay...

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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Mantis » Sun May 19, 2019 3:17 pm

If you're paying at the hotel then it's pretty likely that you'll be paying Euros, though some places let you pick between sterling and euros so it may be worth asking beforehand. I've always used my debit card abroad and it typically winds up being better to just pay the small non-sterling transaction fee on top of whatever rate your bank gives you than getting shafted with exchange rates at random outlets abroad.

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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Strudel » Sun May 19, 2019 8:34 pm

If you've got time, get a Monzo card and transfer enough money onto that for your trip. You'll get the MasterCard base rate, so it's the best you can get.

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