I, a European, plan on visiting North and South America (Mexico, Peru) for a few weeks, and I wonder what's the best way to use my money over there. I want to lose the least of it to fees or conversion.
My money is in a bank account and I have a debit card. Do I convert in my home country and carry cash? Do I convert (through my card) in the airport on arrival? Are there better places over the country where I can get, e.g., Mexican pesos, from my European bank account? Can I use my card, if the place accepts it, without paying any fees?
Basically I would appreciate a summary of what's the most practical and beneficial way of using the money, I'm assuming I will need some cash hence the need to convert EUR from my bank account to, e.g., MEX cash, at some point.