Today Tommy and Alice finish up their travel series on Japan.
Tommy Travel: That’s awesome!
Alice Adventure: Yeah, it’s the best thing ever.
Tommy Travel: Huh! Well as far as I know when I took money out of the ATMs in Japan, no fee, no like conversion fee, like cause if you go to like conversion places at the airport they’ll like have a fee or something.
Alice Adventure: Oh yeah, check in.
Tommy Travel: That doesn’t exist when you get it out of the ATM, it just gives you money that you wanted…free.
Alice Adventure: You get the bank rate.
Tommy Travel: Yeah, so that was awesome. The one thing I will note is that Mastercard is not accepted at Seven Eleven, so you like have to go to the post office which has like resulted in some stressful nights but…yeah Japan’s like pretty much a cash-only place, you don’t really get to buy anything with credit or debit, so you kind of need it…it’s like one of those places where you should carry a lot of cash on you, but it’s also incredibly safe so that’s nice. I wouldn’t go to the like…like you were saying, just like tons of money in my cargo pants, sweating.
Alice Adventure: Just hoping no one brushes against you, it feels like you have wads of cash like taped to your body.
Tommy Travel: Yeah, so I’m like looking through, I like wear this gigantic document for myself….
Alice Adventure: By the way that was from our conversation we were talking about engagement rings and like withdrawing cash and my jeweler dude he was like “I’ll give like…whatever, 10% off if you get it in cash.” Of course I’m going to get it in cash. Ah man carrying that amount of cash…it’s crazy!
Tommy Travel: Yeah, definitely, I would be spooked. Oh yeah, one last thing, people at the hostels, super nice and like they want to help you have a good time, and usually the hostels will have like information cards where they’ll list out cool places to go, cool places to eat, ways to save money. So hostels are often like built with travelers in mind and they have like extra resources for travelers, and sometimes they’ll even have like little events and game nights and stuff….
Alice Adventure: Oh that’s awesome!
Tommy Travel: …so yeah, it’s a lot of fun. I like it, I don’t want to get too old to stay in hostels cause they are fun. I always meet people who tell me about all kinds of great sites to see. So yeah, do you have any other questions before we wrap this one up?
Alice Adventure: No, I think it’s good.
Tommy Travel: Cool, cool. Alright. Well hey if you got questions about travel or any other money topic, we’d love to take your questions, get an answer on the show and if you want to get involved with the show, subscribe, leave a review, anything like that we’ll give you instructions on how to do all those cool things.
Going to read a review real quick, this one’s from S.D. Miller, who says: “Love them and hate them at the same time. A good contrast to Dave Ramsay.”
You know what? I think it’s the best feedback we could ask for.
Alice Adventure: Hell yeah.
Tommy Travel: We have to expect a little bit of hate.
Alice Adventure: That’s right…we get our fair share.
Tommy Travel: It’s very true, but hey if you have a…it’s better to have 50 people hate you and 50 people love you than a hundred people that think you’re just okay, right. I don’t remember who said that but it’s good.
Alice Adventure: His wife…
Tommy Travel: I’d rather have like 75 people love me and like 25 people hate me but I guess if it’s 50/50 you know…
Alice Adventure: That’s not bad.