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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2008, 03:30:27 AM »
Hmm go towards a meal BG...

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2008, 10:17:55 AM »
One advantage to being an Englishman living in Ireland, already got euros !

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2008, 12:36:37 AM »
And good food too, gary.
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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2008, 04:00:56 PM »
True. they know how to serve a steak here (massive), i'm sure there are lots more advantages, the price of a pint in Dublin NOT being one of them !

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2008, 04:20:07 PM »
 hi gary, i am going on a hen weekend to dublin in august, any suggestions for a group of extreeeeeeeemly well behaved women!!!!
ger x

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2008, 04:22:45 PM »
I've tried to get me head around this Euros malarky.

Am I better off taking travellers cheques and some euros, or
No travellers cheques and all euros, or
English money and change it in Arillas, or
All travellers cheques, or
Any other solution.

Please, please someone help, I need advice, quick.

Many thanks

Amanda (in desperation!!!!!)

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2008, 05:07:48 PM »
Hi Amanda

I will take about 800 and then use my debit card. I haven't used travellers cheques for years, too much hassle.

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2008, 05:14:22 PM »
Amanda, I've been thinking long and hard about this one too!  I think I'm going to take about 100 euros with me, take some sterling and change it there and also hoping to be able to withdraw from the ATM.  With the info provided by Eggy, even when you've paid the commission, the rate is still higher in Arillas and changing it there is better for the local economy.  That's the plan at the mo, of course if the rate goes up over here, I may take all euros with me!  Sorry, I don't think I've helped you at all!
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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2008, 05:30:52 PM »
hi amanda, i think we are going to take some euros and some sterling to change up when we need it and a debit card as a back up! i never take travellers cheques, as they are too much hassle, and somewhere like arillas there is no problem with security anyway!
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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2008, 05:48:08 PM »
For the last couple of years we have taken all euro's with us but are petrified until we are safely in the apt incase we lose it all!!


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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2008, 10:29:23 PM »
Hi Ger.
The obvious place to start would be Temple Bar, it's Dublins west end but be warned it's very touristy. There are several pubs that host do's (comedy, bands etc) and most have some form of entertainment. The good bit is the size of Dublin, most places are walking (staggering) distance or a short cab ride. Be careful late at night and stay in a group, Dublin has lost some of it's innocence since joining E.U. You'll have a great time anyway. Enjoy !

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2008, 01:03:54 PM »
thanx for your prompt responses.

My only concern about using the debit card Terry is what if the machine in Arillas doesn't work, we'd be left without cash and the nearest one after that is Sidari.

Amanda

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2008, 01:51:48 PM »
I usually keep a minimum of 200 and top up at the cash machine. If the machine is not working I will have enough money to keep going for a few days. I could also use a card to pay for meals etc if I needed to.

Amanda, if Stuart and yourself were needing to get to Sidari or elsewhere for any reason, you would only have to ask for Helen or myself at the Horizon and we would take you. And that goes for any other people who are in Arillas at the same time. It would be very sad if we communicated most days, here on the forum, but could not help a fellow forum member with any form of holiday emergency.



 




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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2008, 03:05:05 PM »
Thanx for that Terry,

You may regret saying that, I quite fancy going to Sidari, Paleo, Corfu Town, San Stefanos.

No seriously thanks!

Amanda

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Re: exchange rate
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2008, 09:12:58 PM »
Thomsons will price match..so the current best rate I have seen today is M&S 1.209,all ones needs to do is take a copy of the todays price and they will match it.
I am going to do a 50/50 split euro/sterling and see how it goes.
Ang