Ok, so I went to get my cash today for my Malaysia trip. I don’t really want to use my credit card too much on holiday ‘cause I can sometimes spend a wee bit too much on the old plastic. Also, being quite new to this travel thing, I’m a bit worried about credit card fraud. So … I go into the bank to get some cash. Well, wouldn’t you know it, there has been a bit of a run on Malaysian ringits lately. The bank can let me have a limited amount of ringits but its all in $10 notes.
While looking at a wad of cash like that may make me feel good, it may also make me look slightly conspicuous walking around with a bulging money belt. I had no idea that I should order my money well in advance of my travelling date. I thought there was just a big, old storeroom of it somewhere handy.
So that’s what happens when you aren’t organised. I’ll get some travellers’ cheques though and resort to using my credit card for emergency purchases – like really gorgeous must-have shoes or that desperately-needed new handbag that I’ve promised myself.
So now I’m thinking – what else have I overlooked or left until the last minute? A quick search and I find the perfect book to help me – Ready, Set, Go – Travel. Fabulous – all set now, just need a lovely coffee and a comfy chair and I can settle in to practise my Malay. What’s your best travel tip for the last-minute traveller?