Travelling abroad

  • 2010-02-27
  • Helsinki Times

For Finns travel has become something of a national pastime. Large industries have grown to ferry people to Estonia and Sweden or fly them to sunny beaches. Since Finland is literally surrounded by countries using currencies other than the euro, foreign exchange is big business.

But how should one make purchases abroad? Should the traveller use cash or cards? If using cash, should one exchange here or in the destination country? If using cards, is point-of-purchase better than ATMs?

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