We even found a wool store for Mrs. F.G.
Credit Card Scammed!
By the way, someplace in Basel, or shortly thereafter, our credit card got scammed. We have no idea where or how. The bank tried to contact us, but couldn't. When I got home I found nearly $2000 in extra charges, all for cash advances. The bank though was immediately helpful, refunded all the charges, and quizzed me on other declined charges that had shown up on their computers. After the card was scammed, the charges were accumulating in Indonesia no less!!!
So be careful with your credit cards. I had informed both the local branch and the credit card office of our travels, which helped my credibility. The fact that they were Canadian 'chip' cards was also helpful. We now carry our few bank cards in one of those aluminum foil-lined envelopes that can foil this type of scamming.