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Old 03-29-2014, 07:43 AM
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We also take a small amount of local currency we get before the trip
we usually do not buy much maybe a coffee & sanck
The private tour guides in Russia will take USD some will exchange for Rubles if you are buy lunch/snacks
In Murmansk they had an ATM by the gift shop many that were buying things with cash used the ATM to get Rubles some used their credit cards

I have an account that is not at my regular bank it is used just for travel & I use the ATM's if I need more local currency
I keep a small amount in the account incase it gets scammed/skimmed/stolen
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress

Scenic River cruise June 11,2012
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