Originally Posted by richstacy
Kind of depends on how much you like to gamble, but, $500 to $1000 just to have cash for emergencies, put it in the safe in your room, and don't for get to take what you don't spend out when you leave.
That sounds like an enormous amount of cash to be carrying around. Wouldn't it be safer and easier for the OP to just use a credit card or debit card and withdraw/spend as and when needed? I can't imagine a situation where they would suddenly need to come up with $1000 on the spot.