Now, they usually say if you want to save money, stop using credit cards and opt for cash instead.
"Pay for everything with cash or money orders. Don't even use checks. It's easier to overspend when you're pulling from a bank or credit account because you don't know exactly how much is in there." (wikihow.com)
Seems logical, right? Carry some cash around and you'll feel uneasy letting a lot of it go.
Well, not in Ukraine.)) Today, I wanted to buy a nice dress and was heading for the cash desk only to find out they don't have a terminal to process cards. And I didn't have enough cash with me to pay for it.
So, I went looking for an ATM nearby and the only one I found was dead)) I mean, out of order.
So I went home. Maybe next time... That's how relying on Visa saves you money in Kiev.