Buying currency for a holiday: What can affect the exchange rate?

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On the face of it, buying currency for your holidays can seem like a straightforward process. You simply go to your bank or the airport exchange counter, buy the currency you need, and get on to the business of going on holiday, right? Yes, that’s one approach, but you almost certainly will not get the …

Bed bugs on planes – is there a way to avoid them?

With the latest reports of bed bug infestation on planes, the question is raised – how clean are the seats we sit on? Complaints from travellers have risen in the last few years, with both bites and sightings being reported to the major airlines.  Planes have been grounded and investigations launched, prompting some flight operators …

Sponsoring the GB Womens bobsleigh team

GB womens bobsleigh team action

Last Autumn the BBSA, The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association, withdrew funding from the GB Womens bobsleigh team. This meant that they could not compete in any of the upcoming world class events over the winter period. Team driver Mica McNeill set about raising money through sponsorship and “crowdfunding” and raised an amazing £30,000 in …

5 Things You Should Know Before Heading To Germany

Germany! Whether you’re going there for the beers at Octoberfest, Christmas markets or you’ve watched the video that we filmed in Germany then here are the tips and things you should know about this country before heading there! 1. Bring cash This might not apply everywhere but if you’re planning to go to smaller towns …

What currency is used in Bulgaria

Bulgarian flag

Bulgaria joined the European Union alongside Romania when the EU expanded in 2007. However, it has never joined the Eurozone; the countries using the Euro, so Bulgarian currency remains the LEV (shorthand BGN) it is sub-divided into 100 stotinki. Many traders will display prices in euros for visitor information but only Bulgarian Lev will generally …