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Mastering money abroad — how to sidestep paying commissions

The allure of cobblestone streets, the scent of freshly baked croissants wafting through the air, and the distant hum of a bustling Romanian marketplace. As I, a native of France, stepped onto Romanian soil, the thrill of adventure coursed through my veins. But amidst the excitement of exploring a new land, there lurked a shadowy adversary that many travelers, including myself, often overlook: the silent drain of paying commissions abroad. Imagine saving for months, maybe even years, for that dream vacation. You’ve planned every detail, from the quaint cafes you’ll visit to the historical sites that await your discovery. Yet, …

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Mathieu’s adventures: Hike to Bastei Bridge, in Saxony

I ended up going on a hike to Bastei Bridge because I had to work from Germany (Saxony) for a few days in April. Close to the end of the week, a German colleague shot the obvious question during lunch: What did you plan for this weekend? My colleagues and I didn’t have anything planned, so we asked for advice: You should go to Bastei, it’s not too far. Perfect for a walk. Beautiful. You will love it! It seemed nice enough, so that’s what we did. I actually didn’t pay much attention to the rest, because I like surprises, …

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