Friday, May 13, 2011

Buying Turkish Lira

I'd recommend buying any Turkish Lira you'll need for your holiday in Istanbul itself. The best quotes are available at the currency changers outside the Grand Bazaar, with the Sultanahmet kiosks a very close second.

Avoid the booths at the airports, unless you must, the prices at Istanbul's Ataturk airport are slightly better than those you'll receive at London City airport. The curious thing at the latter is that the Travelex booth you see before check-in offers a slightly worse rate than the Travelex booth in the waiting lounge.

The post office in London was the best price available in the city and was definitely more friendly than the other options.

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