Seduced by the London Tube adverts, I ordered a WeSwap card a month or so before travelling. Social currency, or the Airbnb for currency exchange if you will, built on the sharing economy principles and bypassing foreign exchanges. I buy the currency I want from someone who wants the currency I have. Briefly, I load my account up with let's say £100 GBP for a period of 3 or 7 days. You receive a better deal the longer you allow for a swap. You can even promote your own swap via social media. The swap takes place at the given time and your card is loaded up with your new currency. You can now use the card like you would a normal debit card - in shops without a charge . You can also withdraw cash, for free over a certain amount. After loading up a swap, I subsequently read a number of negative reviews
. However, so far, the swap was successful, providing the best exchange rate yet and we have successfully used the card in a small Slovenian supermarket.