How much spending money for Crete?

Crete has been home to ancient Romans, Venetians, the Ottoman Empire and the world’s most famous half man-half bull, the Minotaur. These days it’s mostly ruins, LOTS of ruins, stunning beaches and some of the tastiest food in the Med. Crete can feel a little like a country within a country and the island is...

17 September 2019

How much spending money do I need for Paris?

Paris, the city of love, art, and fashion. Home to many of the worlds most famous monuments and landmarks. A city connected by wide boulevards lined with cafes, boutiques, and bistros. Luxury and fine taste are synonymous with Paris but how expensive it? What are the costs of everyday things like a glass of wine, or the...

17 September 2019

HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY FOR OSLO?

All capital cities like to blend the old and the new but few do it with quite as much style… or “stil”… as Norway’s Oslo. This tight-knit and compact city, which is lined by mountains to the north and sea to the south, has a fascinating past (proudly displayed in any one of its many,...

17 September 2019

CARD VS CASH: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SPEND ABROAD? #WESWAPWISDOM

Your morning coffee, tap. The bus to work, tap. Artisan handmade organic vegan raw soap from a pop-up, tap tap tap. From the supermarket megastore down to your local farmers market, card payments in the UK are accepted everywhere. Contactless is now so common that being asked to enter your pin usually results in a vacant look as you pray your...

17 September 2019

How much spending money do I need in Amsterdam?

There isn’t another city in Europe like Amsterdam. In fact, there isn’t another city in the world like Amsterdam. Nowhere else does art and excess go hand in hand so readily. Amsterdam is alive by day, and by night. If you are wondering ‘is Amsterdam expensive?’ Here is our spending guide for “the Dam”. Quick...

17 September 2019

Use Your WeSwap Card to Book Online in More Places Than Ever

We’ve got some big news, guys. You can now use your card in even more places than ever. Online, that is (you can already physically use the card in over 180 countries). Because WeSwap cards are (drum roll please) 3D Secure (or 3DS for short) verified. This opens up a whole new world of online...

6 December 2018

Travel Money Options Compared: WeSwap vs Travel Cash, Debit & Prepaid Cards

You're going away. Somewhere nice, we hope? But it can be tough to know what to do, travel money wise. There's a lot of options: travel cash, your normal bank card and a load of prepaid cards. Then there's a lot of companies too, WeSwap (that's us), Tesco, the Post Office, Revolut, Travelex. Then there's the jargon. Oh, the...

22 November 2018

Choose your own exchange rates with WeSwap Smart Swap

Whether you’re working hard to save money for a trip or planning every single detail, we know travellers are busy people. Too busy, perhaps, to monitor FX markets all day long? Well, let us introduce WeSwap Smart Swap. Smart Swap leaves us to monitor the markets for you. So you don’t miss out on more...

8 November 2018

Top tips for remote working abroad

The remote worker goes by many names. Digital Nomad. Wi-fi vagrant. Dial-up bandit*. Jonny. They are the envy of the working world. For they have made the beach their boardroom, they’re working 5-9 (client availability permitting), they’ve swapped their desktop for a dongle, they are, to put it mildly, living the dream. Or are they?...

6 November 2018
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