When an ATM or card machine asks if you’d like to accept an exchange, there’s only one right answer… always say no. Always refuse any conversion, always choose the local currency for the country you’re in.
Just say no way, José.
But it’s still so easy to be duped. Here’s why, and how to avoid it once and for all.
In our ‘How To’ series, we’re taking a classic dish from around the world and showing you how to make it like a true local. And don’t worry, we’re looking at minimum difficulty, maximum impress-your-guest-points.
Week One – Spumoni…
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We’ve never met a traveller who, after five trips, bragged: “Every year I pack heavier”.
From the moment you set off for your flight, to the moment you arrive home and try to jam all your dirty laundry into the machine – packing heavy makes things more difficult. Read More