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- Publisher: Expat Chronicles Media; 3 edition (May 1, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K3660ZA
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There was some discussion in the book about how widely credit cards are taken. In my experience, in both Lima and Cusco credit cards are taken just about everywhere. In smaller villages, such as in the Sacred Valley, acceptance was limited to the main tourist sites, restaurants and hotels. Your US cards (those without the chip-and-pin system) are not a problem. You swipe them in the little machines and they print out a receipt for you to sign, just as in the US. For ATM’s however, a debit card with a chip sometimes is necessary. Also, to change US dollars or Euros in Lima, look for the money changers walking the streets in Miraflores; they give rates much better than the banks and hotels.
The book also raises concerns about security, especially about certain parts of Lima and about the use of “unauthorized” taxis. While I understand there are problems in most big cities, I never felt a concern in the main areas of downtown Lima and Miraflores. There are police on every corner (or so it seems), and most public buildings and hotels have their own private security guards. Be safe, but don’t worry too much about it.
Get this book and enjoy your trip.
The best parts for me were the depictions of the character of Lima's neighborhoods as well as details on La Punta de Callao. Callao is a hidden gem of sorts, featuring a major port and upscale venues in an area with a bad reputation. I followed the authors' advice to the letter, saw some great sights, felt safe and had great ceviche lunch besides.
I think others would benefit from this book as I did.