If any of you can help out that would be awesome
I’m just wondering if it would be a good idea to bring my laptop? I’d be using it mainly for photo storage and emailing back home as I’ll be away for a while.
And also, would it be safe to carry cash? I don’t think it’s ideal but I’m uncertain about how money cards work and how accessible they are in Europe…so any experienced topdeckers advice would be appreciated.
Cash cards are a good idea, I’ve toured in Europe before and many people that were just using standard ATM and VISA cards were having troubles getting money out. I would also avoid carrying bulk amounts of cash around… take enough out for a few days at a time.
I’m using this card http://www.cashpassport.com/1/en/au1/multi-currency/ as well traveling this year… as Katie’s mentioned, they are simple to use… also pays to take a couple forms of cash (ie. Cash card and a Visa card). I used travelex last time and that was simple too.
Regarding the laptop, it really depends… I took a little netbook with me last time which was fairly light but still became a pain to carry around… it spent most of the time locked in my suit case… I used internet cafes most of the time as they were available most places you stayed cheap… (I am however taking an Ipad this time round, mainly for use on the bus editing photo’s, per-writting emails etc).