21 Unmissable World Events for 2020

We're all about creating memories here at WeSwap. And in 2020, we're looking to help you make even more. How? By helping you tick off those big bucket list items, while also giving you any excuse to get away. Whenever you…
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Can I get Moroccan currency in the UK?

Heading off to explore the bustling city of Marrakech or try surfing in the windy Essaouira? Read our Moroccan currency guide first. Can I get Moroccan currency in the UK? Yes and no. The Moroccan dirham is non-convertible which means…
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Can I Buy Indian Rupees in the UK?

Can you buy Indian rupees in the UK? The short answer is no. The Indian Rupee is a closed currency that is heavily regulated, this means there are restrictions on taking the currency in and out of India. It's not…
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INTRODUCING WESWAP BUY BACK!

Hands up. How many of us have got currency sitting at home in kitchen drawers, miscellaneous small bowls, cash jars or – in one WeSwap staffer’s case – stuffed inside an old CD of Shania Twain’s “You’re still the One”?…
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CARD VS CASH: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SPEND ABROAD? #WESWAPWISDOM

Your morning coffee, tap. The bus to work, tap. Artisan handmade organic vegan raw soap from a pop-up, tap tap tap. From the supermarket megastore down to your local farmers market, card payments in the UK are accepted everywhere. Contactless is now so common…
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How Much Spending Money Do I Need For Santorini?

Santorini is sadly most famous for being the location of one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions Earth has ever witnessed. But these days it’s much more famous for delicious food, black beaches and too many tourists in summer.  This…
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HOW BEST TO MANAGE MONEY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Baht, Riel, Dong, Kip, Kyat, The Mighty Dollar, ATMs that charge, ATMs that don’t, ATMs that aren’t ATMs, Western Unions, street corner currency exchanges, stolen cards… Managing money while travelling across South East Asia (we’ll call this SEA for now)…
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How Best to Manage your Money in Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar has only been open to tourists since 2012 but in that time the ease at which tourists and their money have been able to move around the country has increased rapidly. There are ATMs all over the place, bigger…
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How Best to Manage your Money in Laos

Despite being one of the cheapest countries in South East Asia, Laos can be one the hardest nations for money management. This is mostly because the tourist-heavy, tube loving party-town of Vang Vieng, the expensive hippie Utopia of Luang Prabang…
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How Best to Manage your Money in Vietnam

Vietnam is the go-to for many travellers who consider themselves a little too cool for the Khao San road, the Full Moon Party or the tubing rivers of Vang Vieng.* It’s got the gritty narrow streets and sprawling Soviet squares…
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