AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE
is not an easy proposition in Mexico, though it has gotten better
over the years. Compared to the States, the system often requires
patience. If you are visiting Oaxaca as a tourist or traveler,
it is not much of an issue.
you are in Oaxaca as a buyer, banking can sometimes be more difficult.
When you get to know your suppliers, they will usually accept
your personal checks. Before that happens, be sure to have plenty
of cash, traveler's checks, your check book, your cash advance
card and your credit cards. One of them is sure to work.
you run into someone who is unwilling to accept your personal
check, don't take it personally. When a check bounces, even innocently,
people here have lost their businesses and even their homes.
They are giving you a great vote of confidence when they accept
a check. Cash is always easiest!