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  1. hunsta

    Is cash still King on camino?

    OK. Hope this doesnt sound like a silly question. But I last walked the French Way back in May 2015. Yes I know only 6 years ago. But things can change. Back then ,cash was king in most situations. And understandably so. Lots of small rural centres. With little electronic money transfer...
  2. Barbara

    Managing a Camino budget

    Good morning This isn't about How much or how to calculate how much. It's a method I use so as not to end up in a hole with no way of paying for the next day's needs, and I was just wondering what other people do. I have a method that involves two pockets and a hiding place for a usually frozen...

    2021 Camino Frances - will be more expensive !

    During our first Camino Frances (2015), my wife and I spent on average 35 euros / day / person. We mostly stayed in municipal albergues, and only a few overnights in hotels or private albergues. During our second camino (2017), we hiked with my brother and his wife. We stayed mostly in "quad...
  4. woody66

    Getting Cash on the Camino?

    Hi everyone! I have just been listening to several threads about getting cash on the Camino, and the fact that a lot of place only accept cash. I never thought i would be an issue. A lot of posts relate to cash machine use, their location and the distance between them. My problem is i cant...
  5. jgiesbrecht

    Live from Camino Need cash.....Any canadians in or near sarria tomorrow?

    Are there any Canadians in or near Sarria tomorrow? I've been on the camino for over a month and very low on cash. My cards have not been letting me do a cash advance (which I could pay off right away)..... I'm looking for canadians because I could do an etransfer to you on the spot. I have...
  6. Robo

    VdlP Budget is Ready! - All part of the Fun of Planning a Camino

    A small milestone in Camino Planning was reached today :D I don't know about you, but I have a separate Bank Account which is my 'Camino' Fund. I feel a bit guilty if I take funds from our joint savings for 'my' Camino, so every now and again when I have a bit of spare cash, I drop it into my...
  7. How Expensive is Walking the Camino - Camino Budget Planner

    How Expensive is Walking the Camino - Camino Budget Planner

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  8. Ungawawa

    Spanish ATM cash-machine fee cheat-sheet 1.2

    Save this file to your photos on your phone and check it each time you need to withdraw money at a Spanish ATM. It's sure to save you quite a bit over the course of your camino! Click the "download" button above right, if possible using your phone. You'll need to be logged into the forum on...
  9. notion900

    ATM fees - which ones are a rip-off?

    Since I got my preloaded currency card to avoid the predations of my UK bank's steep ATM fees and awful exchange rate, I've been paying more attention to the fees charged by the Spanish banks to use their ATM's, which seem to vary widely. I started a list on my phone last year of the culprits...
  10. H

    Starling Bank account or Revolut Pre-loaded Card?

    Hi All, I’m starting my second Camino in April this year and just looking at the best way to take money to Spain. I’m in the UK and considering either getting a Starling Bank account for the duration of the trip, or a Revolut (or similar) card. (I’ll also be taking a credit card for times when...
  11. Portia1

    ATMs at Madrid airport?

    I haven’t been able to find much current ATM info for Madrid airport terminal4. I want to use a bank ATM. I only have 50 minutes between flights so I don’t want to go out beyond security. Also, it used to be that many Madrid airport ATMs tended to be out of service. Recent experience welcome...
  12. Ungawawa

    ATM Fees cheatsheet

    So I've been collecting cash-machine usage fees over on another thread, and I've now put everything I've learned together into a cheat-sheet for your phone. Open or send the image to your phone and then save it to your photos. Then you'll be able to look at it every time you need to go to an...
  13. aname4me

    VISA Card and Calling Canada collect

    I was reading my VISA Credit Card Statement. If you lose your Credit Card, or have it Stolen, or someone has your “numbers” and is using it..... Just call the number on the back, Collect. Back in the “Old Days”, when telephone companies had Operators, and we had Land Lines..... it was...
  14. Geodoc

    Preventing Fraud while Traveling.

    Hi all, Other than being a writer (novelist and new vegan cookbook for Peregrinos), my day job is as a fraud investigator. I've recently read a couple of discussions about possible fraud on the Camino (cards, theft, etc.), so I thought I'd take a minute and pass on some information that might...
  15. L

    Most Affordable Camino??

    Hello! I have been traveling for years pretty minimally in terms of finances and have become very fascinated with the prospect of going on one of the many trails associated with El Camino. I have no problem camping in a tent but as I’ve had less energy this year from burning out from a ton of...
  16. Ungawawa

    What would you want from a Camino finances app?

    I'm looking at making an app for tracking your finances as you go along the Camino. In the past I've done this with a mobile spreadsheet, but I realise that having a dedicated app for it would be a lot more practical. I wanted to ask the forum what sort of features they'd want from a...
  17. EmoJohnson

    Via Francigena Affordability?

    I’ve walked Porto to Santiago (May/June 2017) and SJPP to Burgos (May/June 2018) and am itching to complete my walk, Burgos to Santiago (or Muxia)....but now Via Francigena has caught my eye... I would likely walk only the Tuscany to Rome section but want to ask: is lodging affordable? Is it...
  18. erkovar

    How much money should I carry?

    I will be walking my first camino, the Portuguese Central Way this mid-october. So for about 12-13 days on the trail, how much money should I carry? I thought between 300-500 Euros as towns w/ ATM's may be far in between?
  19. ShelleyW

    Cash on the Camino Frances

    Any issues obtaining Cash / Euros on the Camino? Did you find ATM’s belonging to obscure networks vs “Plus, Star, Interlink, Money pass”. Open to any advise on money matters while walking the Camino
  20. ELHS220

    ATM Fees

    ABANCA doesn’t charge a fee.