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Where to excange US dollars to Kunas and Maps

1. traveling to Croatia arriving in Zagreb where is best place to exchange US dollars to Kunas as well as the rest of Croatia and Slovenia. 2. where can we obtain high quality, accurate road and street maps for a drive trip from Zagreb to Bled to Rovinj to Plitvice Lakes and finally Split.

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The cheapest and most convenient way to obtain local currency is your debit card at a local, bank owned ATM. If carrying US cash you only choice is an exchange bureau but be prepared for fees in the range of 10% or more. Exchange bureaus tend to be in touristy place and sometimes associated with Internet cafes and/or phone banks. Cannot miss them as they advertise well. The local TI will have good map and you will have to pay for the better ones.

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For the map, I suggest getting one ahead of time, either on-line or a major bookstore. They usually carry Michelin Maps of Europe which should fit your needs. I will second the recommendation of using ATMs, though in Slovenia you will use the Euro.

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Currency exchanges are major rip-offs. There is no reason to use them, as you can always buy some extra food or a souveneir. Use ATMs in all countries - Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Slovakia, BiH, all have banks with ATMs.

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As to maps, we went to a local bookstore in the US. Maps are easy to find. We bought a planning map of Europe, an atlas, and we were set.