Great Currency "Cheat Sheet"

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Dec 3rd, 2005, 09:00 AM
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Great Currency "Cheat Sheet"

Oanda.com has a site where you can enter any currency and convert it to any other currency and it comes up with a wallet-size currency "cheat sheet" that is really fabulous. You can then laminate it or (as I do), just back it with stiff paper and cover it with clear packing tape and you have a perfect, instant resource when shopping or negotiating.

http://www.oanda.com/convert/cheatsheet

If everyone on Fodors already knows about this, I apologize for redundancy, but I travel all the time and I didn't know about it, so I figure some of you might not know either.
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Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:10 AM
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That is very cool!
I don't know about anybody else, but I hadn't seen this before. Thanks for sharing it!
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Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:31 AM
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patricia...thanks for that....i will use it often in the future...

bet you are getting excited!!!

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Dec 3rd, 2005, 02:04 PM
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Wow - Thanks so much... i just printed it out and plan to make copies for each of our family members!

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Dec 3rd, 2005, 02:05 PM
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Yes, Bob, I am getting very excited. Less than two weeks before I start my inaugual adventure to India. Everything is done, clothes are organized, Ipod is loaded, pepto bismol in large quantities ;-) Check!

I have you on the postcard list.
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Dec 3rd, 2005, 03:23 PM
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I made my own years ago on Excel. It is a lot easier now with the € but it will work well in Asia. Mine is a bit fancier. I have more small change entries and I color code it for the particular currency's coins and bills.
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Dec 3rd, 2005, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for that - I usually make up a simple one for myself but this will save a lot of time.
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Dec 3rd, 2005, 05:26 PM
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Good one! I just made a copy too.
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Dec 4th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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I've been using the Cheat sheet for years, it's great. We just used it in Malaysia and it came in very handy, although I still carry a small calculator with me. Also currencies fluctuate so the cheat sheet may not be entirely accurate if your in a country where the currency is in constant flux. Malaysia has been pretty steady so it worked out well there.
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Dec 4th, 2005, 08:41 AM
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HI Thanks for the tip. With a little work I can make a cheat sheet with conversions going each way and laminate them back to back, if you follow me.
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Dec 4th, 2005, 06:05 PM
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THIS is great! Thanks so much.
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Sep 8th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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Thanks very much for this info.
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Sep 8th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Another thread mentioned that pepto bismal caplets - with water- will keep your tongue from turning black.
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Sep 8th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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EEEK-
This was supposed to go onto another thread (obviously!!)
Well, it's good to know anyway, isn't it?
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Sep 9th, 2007, 07:16 AM
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It sure is. I will remember that next time my tongue turns black.
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