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Rasta
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money belt

Post by Rasta » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:12 pm

I am planning my next big 1 month adventure.

Over the last couple of years I decided to stop using cards and just take cash. Normally Euros.

I usually have a secret money belt but they are uncomfortable and a pain.
I also have a real buckle belt that holds money, but this is only good for a few €100 notes. For travelling I need lots of €20 notes.

I was thinking that the best belt for cash, and maybe a passport, would be one strapped to the outer thigh. Better for cycling.

Anyone have any recommendations?

In the past I have tried shoe soles, under arm deodorants, seat posts etc. But would prefer 'on the body'.

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Pirahna
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Re: money belt

Post by Pirahna » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:16 pm

Get something like a Revolut card, there's a few choices so pick one that suits. Foreign exchange is done at the "bank rate" (I think that's what it's called), so the rate the banks get for currency exchange, not the rate you get as a consumer. Use it as a cash point and/or payment card, the exchange rate is better than you'll get buying currency on the high street.

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Re: money belt

Post by petermac » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:09 pm

Mr Rasta,
mate don't be too worried about how you carry your dosh....unless you are responding with your scepticism here because of some nasty previous experience..???
I've got a simple banana bag, bum bag, that fits around my gut and it's as safe as houses.
If you are going to get robbed it'll probably be with stealth or so much force that hiding the money up ya bum won't prevent a cats-arse-trophy.
Cards are so much better because you can just tell the assailant to F-off.
Go with pride man and cycle well....check out these guys....https://trakke.co.uk
Bye for now
Peter Mac.

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BigdummySteve
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Re: money belt

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:05 am

Pirahna wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Get something like a Revolut card, there's a few choices so pick one that suits. Foreign exchange is done at the "bank rate" (I think that's what it's called), so the rate the banks get for currency exchange, not the rate you get as a consumer. Use it as a cash point and/or payment card, the exchange rate is better than you'll get buying currency on the high street.
Cheers for the tip, I’ve just signed up for one. Looks like an excellent idea for travel, leave all other cards at home and instant top up and control via an app, good rates are just a bonus.
‘ it’s good to be lost, I don’t want to be found’ -HMHB

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