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I'm off to the Baltics in the summer. What currency do they accept? Will I have to get different currencies for the 7 different countries that I am planning to visit?
Most European vendors accept MasterCard and Visa for purchases larger than twenty Euros (about $25 right now), but you generally will need local currency for smaller purchases and for transportation. Fortunately, currency exchanges are pretty readily available in European cities. In the past, I have found that the easist approach seems to be to convert perhaps a couple hundred U. S. dollars into the currency of the first country that I'm visiting. When I leave each country for the last time, I roll whatever I have left in each country's currency into the currency of the next country, augmenting with more "greenbacks" as necessary.