a VirtualTourist member from Seattle
I will be in HK for just 4 days as a side trip. My question is generally what's the best way to handle currency since I am from the US. Should I pay using my card where possible and have cash on hand for those other instances.
And what about vendors they usually only take cash correct? What's the availability of ATM's? Any help is appreciated.
I used my debit card for most purchases, (your credit cards will charge you a 3%+ per transaction fee) and used atms to get cash. There are PLENTY of atms!
Just be sure to call your banks before you leave and let them know that you will be in HK so they dont freeze your account, thinking its fraud.