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Money help?

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Money help?

Hi! We are headed to Peru in 3 weeks. We are on a tour group so accom and travel are prepaid but need advice about money for food/airport taxis/souvenirs etc!!

We will want to mostly 'eat like the locals' as I think this is the best part of a trip, but do want to have at least one special meal in Lima (as it is our honeymoon!) (any recommendations?)

Our tour company advises taking US$, but we can get Soles before we travel from UK. Which would be best? Dont want to use bankcards too much because of the charges..

many thanks!

Clairey

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1. Re: Money help?

If you buy soles in the UK you will get a low exchange rate. Bring dollars, euros or pounds and exchange here if you do not want to use your CC.

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2. Re: Money help?

You can also easily get credit cards that do not have a foreign exchange fee. I have two credit cards and an ATM card, none of which charge a foreign transaction fee. That way you can avoid the whole problem and do not need to carry as much cash on you.

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4. Re: Money help?

I guess which is 'best" depends on the exchange rate. If all else is equal, soles are preferred, but don't bring too many. It is probably better to bring less and take a small hit on using a credit card the final day.

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