Currency: Shop around for the best currency rate available… go to 2-3 different exchange places. Avoid changing money from “street dealers” and at airports, they usually have a higher rate. It is best to exchange a small amount of money at a time, and try to use your credit cards as often as possible. Better still if you have an ATM card – use it. Most banks are on some major network and you can get cash just like when you are home. And, since you are going to a bank you usually get the latest exchange rate. The ATM fees are usually less than the cost of traveler’s checks or exchanging currency at a dealer.