While preparing for our trip to El Salvador, we learned that the country uses the US dollar as their currency. This made things a bit easier for us since we wouldn’t have to convert prices when buying things.
Our first touristy stop of the trip was to a very interesting church in San Salvador. I paid the entry fee with a $20 bill and was a bit confused at first when I got my change.
I received a $10 bill and a handful of gold coins. I initially thought that the coins were local currency which were still being used. After a closer look, I saw a familiar coin that I hadn’t seen in quite some time.
While at dinner last night, we ran into another American for probably the first time during our trip. While chatting with him throughout our meal, I told the tale of ordering dollar coins from the US Mint to earn free miles and points.
Ahhh, the good old days!