Nicolas Bouliane

Using a MasterCard in Central Asia Posted on

No matter how much you plan your trip, you’ll be broadsided by random problems. It’s part of the thrill of travelling.

One of these problems is using your MasterCard in Central Asia. We learned our lesson in Uzbekistan, where we nearly ran out of fuel and money. At times, we were over 300 kilometres from the nearest MasterCard ATM.

If you are reading this, get yourself a Visa card for your trip. It will save you some trouble. It’s also good to carry some euros or US dollars with you. In a pinch, you can change them for local currency.