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Montanacal:
Hi All,,

I am going over for the first time in May,,

I have read about Xoom, Transferwise and others. I have watched videos about arriving there, using the ATM for some quick cash for the taxi situation and another video about going to an exchange place and what to look for in all of that.

Thats a lot of variation.

My questions are thus

I get off the plane and go where?
Do what?
Use what service?

Yes its remedial and wide open,,

I ask in this way because theres seemingly myriad of possibilities

BudM:

--- Quote from: Montanacal on March 31, 2018, 12:30:34 AM ---Hi All,,

I am going over for the first time in May,,

I have read about Xoom, Transferwise and others. I have watched videos about arriving there, using the ATM for some quick cash for the taxi situation and another video about going to an exchange place and what to look for in all of that.

Thats a lot of variation.

My questions are thus

I get off the plane and go where?
Do what?
Use what service?

Yes its remedial and wide open,,

I ask in this way because theres seemingly myriad of possibilities

--- End quote ---

Those are some good questions.  What are you talking about doing first?  Exchange money?  If so, get a small amount, since the exchange rate at the airport would not be that good, and go to your motel.  Then you can sit down and figure out more.

Montanacal:
Ya,, my first impression and I don't know if its correct,, ATM for some pocket money,, just for little things the night that I arrive. I bet I wouldn't need 1000p that night as I land at  10:15pm and I have a shuttle to the hotel..

So then the next day I need to find out where to exchange about 1000USD for the next leg of things.

Thanks

Gray Wolf:
Depending on which hotel you stay in that first night you should be able to exchange $100 for some pisos that night. Then the next day you can pick out an exchange office with a better rate. We get a great rate at the local SM mall and do 99% of our money exchanges there.

Montanacal:
Thanks Grey
I am staying at the Rappricondotel in Paranque, so Ill check ot see if there are services there. Im only there a couple of nights then off to Roxas Palawan.


So,, would you carry the cash to do that,, in other words,, Would it be easier to just carry cash? Is it too much of a hassle to do it from a bank card situation?

Or,, if I use Xoom or another service that I can send money to myself to be picked up at the Palawan Pawnshop in either Puerto or Roxas is that how you might suggest to do it.

I know this is probably much simpler than im making it seem in my head but you guys are my encyclopedia .. thanks

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