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Old 05-31-2007, 08:19 PM   #31
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'bug, one trick you should teach her is if she's carries cash, put her english sterling in one pocket, euros in the other. the darn brits won't get with the program, and it can be confusing to try to see if there's an old woman on a coin or bill, or if there's a funky E.

btw, if you ever get to ireland, i'll join you. i'll give you a real tour; not the over hyped b.s. "ring of kerry" garbage and boring ol' cork that most americans see.

we'll paint the towns red, er, green.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:21 AM   #32
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Hi Mudbug- I had a similar situation a couple of years ago-only my son ended up in England because he did a semester at Oxford University- still don't know where he got his smarts-but, while he was there he took excursions to Paris and Rome as well as London. Can't say I ever really wanted to visit London but, I sure wouldn't have minded the other places he went. On the other hand I was thrilled he had the opportunity to go and he LOVED it.
I hope your daughter has an amazing experience and takes LOTS of pictures!
Love and energy, Vicki
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:47 PM   #33
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You're on, bucky! I don't believe she's giong to be needing euros, though.

Talked to my fellow editor today, whose wife is from Wales. They just went there last year. He recommended cash for most things.

But thanks for everyone's tips. I'm going to print this thread out and examine all the options you've suggested more closely.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:51 PM   #34
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She can take Travelers Cheques and cash them out at banks for cash.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:52 PM   #35
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thanks, japes, but she's not that organized
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:22 AM   #36
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'bug, for the enland and wales part, she'll just need british dinero.

but if she goes to ireland, unless she stays in the 6 occupied counties in the north, she'll need euros. it's a tremendous pain in the neck.

the brits know how difficult it is in the border counties (my family, from cavan and leitrim) to have to keep changing money, thus the pocket change idea.

it's half the reason that england doesn't go to the euro, ya know...
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:13 AM   #37
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Yoy should get the travel guide (Eye Witness Travel Guides, Great Britain it includes Wales and Scotland every thing you need to know with maps and a survival guide on currency,public transportation etc.It is a fabulous guide book much better then Fodors.
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:24 AM   #38
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that's the beauty of relying on ATM machines.........where ever they are located, they dispense the appropriate monies, are open 24 hours a day and are virtually everywhere.
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:03 PM   #39
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'bug, for the enland and wales part, she'll just need british dinero.

but if she goes to ireland, unless she stays in the 6 occupied counties in the north, she'll need euros. it's a tremendous pain in the neck.

the brits know how difficult it is in the border counties (my family, from cavan and leitrim) to have to keep changing money, thus the pocket change idea.

it's half the reason that england doesn't go to the euro, ya know...
touche, bucky, I'd forgotten that. they are going to be in the south (da Republic).
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