Oh the Traveler's Check. Long the standard for security and accepted anywhere, how archaic they have become! For various reasons, not all of my own, I ended up bringing Traveler's Checks with me to Istanbul to cash upon arrival for the team. What I learned was 1) the hotel will take them and exchange at a terrible rate, and 2) 5 out of 6 bank branches will tell you NO. The 6th bank said Yes, and then had to look up procedures and call a help desk for support. Took 1 hour and a nice charge of $13 per check.