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The strength of the pound vs dollar

Question re the wisdom of me changing my pounds to dollars before I travel.
16 years ago, July 3rd 2007 No: 1 Msg: #15979  
The Britsh pound is at the highest rate it has been against the American dollar since 1981, currently two dollars to the pound. My question is I am planning to travel to East Africa then to Central America soon, would it make sense to change any cash I take with me on this trip from pounds to dollars before I leave the UK?. As its free to change pounds to dollars at certain travel agents in the UK, would I get more for my money abroad this way? Reply to this

16 years ago, July 6th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #16158  
I'm not sure what the advantage of changing your money would be. The dollar is very weak right now. My best luck as far as exchanging dollars for Uganda shillings was to use my ATM card at the ATM machines at the banks in Kampala and the ATM machine at the airport in Entebbe. Those were the only places I found to exchange money except at a few hotels while on Safari where the exchange rate was not as good. I spent most of my time in rural Uganda. Reply to this

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