Travelers need to observe basic precautionary measures. It’s unnecessary to carry valuables and jewelry going for a walk. In public places you should be very careful. In no case leave belongings unattended in cafes and restaurants.
It’s better to go shopping with local currency; the exchange has to be done only in banks and special exchange offices. U.S. dollars are also accepted, but the rate is usually very disadvantageous. In Lima ATMs are common, so it wouldn’t be difficult to get some cash. Also, in many shopping centers you can pay with credit card.
The most common form of public transport is taxi. The most expensive taxi service is that is offered near the hotel. If you move away from the hotel, you'll find a taxi that would cost two times lower.
The most common specialties are handmade crafts and jewelry. It is recommended to buy latest exclusively in specialized jewelers; jewelry of the highest quality is produced by the local firm ILARIA.
Before you take a picture of local people, be sure to ask them for permission. Some may agree to take a photo for free, but others want a reward for a photo with travelers.
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