Best Currency and Shopping Help Required

Old Sep 18th, 2002, 08:43 PM
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Best Currency and Shopping Help Required

Hey There, Hi There, Ho There-

I am off to the Cooks in Rarotonga and Aitutaki and wondering what currency I should take and are bank machines available anywhere? Keep in mind I come from Canada with the funny money...

Any pointers on the best buys, what locally made itmes are popular to purchase to bring home? Any clues where the best shopping is?

As always I appreciate any information you can give me. Cheers Y'All !!!
 
Old Sep 18th, 2002, 09:29 PM
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conch shells are the best
 
Old Sep 19th, 2002, 06:32 PM
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Yes, there are ATMs in the Cooks, and credit cards (which I recommend) are accepted in most places. You can exchange some CDN$ for NZ$ at the airport in Raro. Have a great time -- the Cooks are beautiful, and your vacation there should be quite relaxing.
 
Old Sep 20th, 2002, 02:58 AM
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We have some friends who holidayed there recently. The Cooks use the New Zealand dollar, they also have some Cook Island money which I think is being phased out and has a sort of souvenir value.
Kay
 
Old Sep 20th, 2002, 10:33 AM
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I envy you. We spent 3 weeks there and loved every moment. We took some New Zealand dollars and the rest in Canadian travellers cheques and had no problem at all. We just went to the bank as needed. Just check the hours of the bank so you hit it at the right time. On Saturdays at the market the bank has a small building to do any banking you may require. We did very little shopping, but the black pearls are lovely. Enjoy!!! Wendy
PS If you can go to the church of your choice on Sunday if for nothing more to listen to the wonderful singing. It still send chills down my spine just thinking about it.
 
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