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Securing money/belongings in Seville and Granada?

Securing money/belongings in Seville and Granada?

Old Mar 11th, 2011, 03:11 AM
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Securing money/belongings in Seville and Granada?

Hi All,

I have a question. My 10yo daughter and I will be traveling to Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Madrid in April. Since I have to pay for most of our lodging in cash, I am wondering what your suggestions are to keep our money safe?

I will definitely be wearing a money belt, and will probably carry a secure cross-body handbag, but if I can avoid it, I would rather not carry ALL our cash, passports, tickets, for a 2 week trip with us everywhere.

Our accomodations in Madrid and Cordoba offer security for valuables. However, in Seville we will be staying in a small private apartment, and in Granada, in a pension. Neither offer a place for us to store valuables.

Could I rent a locker at the train or bus station to store our extra cash, passports, etc?
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 03:19 AM
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Re the passports: every now and then you may, I say "may" be asked (if you use a credit card for a purchase..probably a major one) to show some form of recognizable ID and that would be the passport so i would not be storing that anywhere it isn't readily available.

There have been discussions here FOR YEARS about whether or not you should 'walk around" with your passport, or with a copy of the data page, or leave it in a hotel safe, etc., etc.

And as to all that cash...have you decided NOT to use local ATMs to get local currency for some reason?
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 03:33 AM
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I suppose I can use ATMs. Probably the best idea...

I will probably just carry our passports.
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 03:37 AM
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Hang around a bit..am CERTAIN there will be a bunch of responses
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 03:45 AM
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I also couldn't understand why you wouldn't just get cash out of ATMs as you go along. Are you likely to need more than you can withdraw ? E.g. I've never had a problem withdrawing up to c.€350 per day - so unless you are likely to need more than that at one go (e.g. if immediately paying for a week in an aprtment on arrival), no problem. If you are staying in hotels for a few nights at a time, you'll be able to store up cash for the bill during each stay. If you are accumulating any cash like that, I'd keep it in the hotel safe.
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 03:56 AM
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Thanks Caroline. Yes, I can definitely minimize the time I am carrying large amounts of cash.
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 03:58 AM
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During recent trips to Spain, I have been asked to provide photo ID each time I use a credit card for purchases, not including hotels and restaurants, so keep that in mind..
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Old Mar 11th, 2011, 04:16 AM
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