So you’ve arrived to Peru! For sure you are already impressed by the beauty of this country and by the friendliness of the Peruvian people. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and enjoy the culture while you’re traveling in Peru.
Be carefull on the streets
When out in the streets of Lima, Cusco or any other city in Peru, be very careful and look both ways before crossing the street. Policia do not heavily enforce traffic rules in Peru. You should be patient because many vehicles here follow their own rules and don’t always stop for red lights.
Money in Peru
Small change in Peru is essential no matter what your specific location. Larger denominations can’t be accepted sometimes. With some markets or vendors, they will walk around town in search of someone capable of breaking the sol note leaving you waiting. There are many locations around town capable of breaking change or exchanging foreign currency. Additionally, hold on to your wallet especially when visiting the black markets like El Molino or el Baratillo, in Cusco.