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Money in Peru and Chile

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1. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 6y

Hi guys,

Next week I'm off to SA and would like to hear people's experiences about taking money, cards, travellers cheques what is the safest and cheapest option for you? I normally just take my visa debit and pull money out from ATM, but now thinking about safety. Anybody used cash passports?? All tips more than welcome.

Thanks

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

debit card, credit card.

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4. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 6y

Thanks, Nancy did you mean you didn't usde your cash passport or you did?? It has fees too, but it's safer I guess ;)

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

Quoting hmclehto

Thanks, Nancy did you mean you didn't usde your cash passport or you did?? It has fees too, but it's safer I guess ;)

Unfortunately "nancy" is a spammer, randomly copy/pasting texts from other travel sites in order to appear like a legitimate user by the time the actual spam links come out. It doesn't make too much sense doing so, and you can safely ignore it.

As for your question, I just used my debit card to withdraw cash from ATMs in Peru. There was a 700 soles per withdrawal limit on virtually all ATMs, which was something of a bother (needed a lot of cash at one point for a three day tour for me and a couple of friends), but otherwise it worked perfectly.

I'd never heard of this "cash passport" before two days ago, and don't see the need for it either.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jun-2010, at 10:45 by Sander ]