Travelling to a foreign country is always a new experience in some way. even if it isn’t your first time travelling abroad. To start with. upon arriving you have to make overly long lines at customs and make sure everything is in order; usually you have to option of starting to fill out the paperwork during your flight. this is a definite good idea.
When arriving another Peru travel tip is to of course know a little bit of Spanish and maybe some local jargon as well; you’d be surprised on how much slang is spoken among the locals. but some basic Spanish should help you to at least communicate your ideas. Here are some common words and phrases to help you get by: Hola (hello). como estas? (how are you). ayuda (help….hey you never know when it might be helpful or needed). cuanto cuesta? (how much does it cost?) como llego a…? (how do I get to…?).
There are of course other Peru travel tips for you to think about; and example would be money exchange. It is advisable to always go to currency exchange centers and not rely so heavily on the street currency exchange representatives. the American dollar to Peru Nuevo sol exchange rate fluctuates almost on a daily basis by a little; in order to get a good rate you must check the local newspapers on a daily basis or use the internet to do the same.
After making any purchase it is also advisable to check your bills since counterfeiting is sadly a relatively common problem in Peru. Take your time to familiarize yourself with the local bills and check for any inconsistency you feel is apparent in the money; if you want to look like a savvy foreigner then look at each individual bill for a few seconds. never take ripped bills either since you won’t be able to use them anywhere else but a bank.
Bargaining is a common practice in Peru (try this at local street markets. handicraft fairs. most provinces BUT NOT SUPERMARKETS!! Or any other big chain store) let’s say you are interested in a particular handicraft at a local fair or native store; first inspect the item then ask for the price. You can try offering 20-30% less than the asking price (remember to remain within realistic price ranges) at first the vendor might not be willing to go that far below his price; and if you said a price don’t go any lower since it would seem very impolite (it is also a good idea to have a reason in mind on why you want to pay less). If the vendor disagrees with you than you can try saying “gracias” and walking away. this is your last chance and the vendor might try to make a sale and agree to your price range.
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