Hashtag: Small Victories In Travel

When one can get the ATM to work in a foreign land, it’s a much better conversion rate than using Thomas Cook or some other money exchange.

I just checked my bank account and the withdrawal I was finally able to do the other day at a Tokyo 7-11, even with its “ATM convenience fee” charge, wound up costing me an extra 19.41 yen. So I paid a premium of 17.31 cents American.