Posted September 19th, 2008, 03:52 AM
we will be cruising the Mediterranean on Royal Caribbean, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta.
how much cash in Euros do we need on hand? We have cruised before but to the Caribbean where dollars were not a problem. I am thinking of cash for things like taxis, trains, shopping in bazaars where credit cards might not be an option.
Also would you recommend getting them way ahead of time at the airport, bank, or wait until you're actually on the trip? I don't want to waste my vacation running around looking for ATM machines.
How much cash to bring to Europe I don't now, but I can tell you that
Spain, Italy an d Malta is much more expensive than Greece and Turkey
I travel to all those country's and you must realise that for you Europe
is expensive now a days (dollar/euro), If you take a taxi in those country's
ask the price most off the time there is no meter, public transportation
is most off the time resemble.
I don't now if you will sit on a terrace and take a coffee or a lunch then you will see that in Italy and Spain on all the tourist spots its very expensive for you in Italy you pay easily 5 dollar for a cup of coffee (and now refill), on the other hand in Greece and Turkey you pay last.
When you are in Greece order on a terrace for lunch Tzatziki and bread
(that's Yogurt,cucumber,and garlic) the taste of tad is so nice.
also the dessert from yogurt whit walnuts and honing is yumie.
Bring your dollars whit you, don't ruse for ATM, I hope you have
a wonderful trip, and if you have any questions ask them I'm glad
when I can help you.
Greetings Toos from the Netherlands