The moment you arrive in a place for the first time where everything seems foreign, it pays to have enough funds to ensure your safety and mobility. Of course it won’t be practical to be carrying a lot of cash when you travel. That’s the very reason why bank cards exist. These cards are light and thin enough to be placed inside your wallet and can be carried wherever you go.
These cards are good as cash but in a foreign place, it may not be always the case. It’s a common scenario seeing foreigners ranting in front of an ATM obviously because their cards aren’t dispensing cash for them especially if they’re using their debit cards.
In order to avoid these types of hassle, take some time to research about the local currency of the country you’re visiting. If you can’t find any money changer before leaving your country of origin, exchange your local bills into US dollars. The latter is considered to be the universal currency and surely you can easily have it changed into local currencies.
If possible, secure yourself a credit card and make sure that your bank got international linkages. You’ll never know what will happen to you in a foreign place when you got nothing to spend.