Talk:Mount Kenya

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Currency[edit]

Do they not take the local Kenyan currency here? SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 01:20, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hotels and tourist operators in many countries with unstable currencies often quote in US dollars. That was my experience in Kenya, albeit a long time ago when 1 Canadian dollar bought 20 shillings. It would now buy 86 shillings. Usually they will accept the local currency at the prevailing USD exchange rate. Ground Zero (talk) 01:40, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Makes sense. I remember Omondi saying somewhere that in some parts of Kenya they only take USD but thought they may take the local currency anyway. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 01:43, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The weirdest place I've experienced is Cambodia where anything that costs less than about US$5 is priced in riels, and over that amount in US dollars. Even buying coffee, I was given the price in US dollars, but the man accepted riels. Ground Zero (talk) 02:00, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In New Cal, it's even more weirder where in major tourist spots, they preferred AUD for anything over A$3 but anything under A$3, they wanted CFP (although there were times where AUD wasn't accepted even when it was over A$3). No USD accepted except at La Tontouta where the airport is. And I think that's the only place in the world where USD is rejected and but another currency (in this case AUD) is accepted that is not where the currency is made. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 02:07, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]