we will be traveling to Slovenia and Croatia and in our arragements we have discovered that most hotels, restaurants and excursions etc demand cash. Therefore, the obvious concern is theft, any suggestions of how to handled cash will be greatly appreciated. thank you,
Hello Bob! I cant speak for Croatia but you shouldn't have any problems with theft in Slovenia. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and we can't recall anyone having anything stolen from them. Just take the usual precautions as you would anywhere and you'll be fine. Greg and Rona
Get cash from the ATM when you get there. Make sure you wear a money belt. Just be wary as you would anywhere else.
Also, check with your bank (BEFORE you leave) about your daily cash limit. My bank used to adjust the limit upwards when I went overseas, but now does not (it's a set $500/day). You might need to plan ahead and take money out each day so you'll have enough, or take two cards tied to different accounts. I second the money belt - don't leave large amounts of cash in the hotel room (even in the safe).