The cabbie wanted nothing to do with the Czech crowns in my wallet. “Monopoly,” came his accented scoff. Problem was, I hadn’t enough euros and precisely zero Turkish lira, which is what the Istanbul cabbie really wanted.

“Over there,” I said, pointing to a branch of Halk Bank.

As he navigated toward a parking lot, I pulled out my iPhone and navigated to my Revolut app, converting some euro into lira in seconds. I hopped out the cab, hit up the ATM, and returned with Turkish currency, all at minimal cost.

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