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Just a cautionary note: My bank rang me up last week to say they had cancelled my credit card because of some suspicious activity with it. A new card takes 5 working days, sent to my home address then 2 days later they send the pin number. This got me thinking about what I would have done on the camino in rural France or Spain should this have happened. For starters the bank could not have contacted me and I would have suddenly discovered that my credit card was useless. I usually take cash + credit card (which I have loaded up) and will probably do so again but perhaps others should be awre of potential problems. I know you can take cards which you can load up before you go in the loca currency but here they charge a 1% commission on purchase and 0.8% commision to withdraw unused funds once home.