5. Consider how much cash you’ll need
Have a plan for your cash, no matter what. It’s always a smart idea to have a little local currency on hand, especially if you’re somewhere where English is not the primary language. Whether you decide that it’s worth paying the exchange rates to get foreign currency in advance or prefer to just find an ATM at the moment you arrive, think ahead.
Although exchange rates can be a bother, it can be worth swallowing that extra cost in order to have at least some cash upon arrival. It doesn’t need to be your only plan for spending, but it’s smart to carry some cash because you never know when it might get you out of an awkward, lost-in-translation situation.
Once You've Arrived