9 foreign countries where you can use U.S. dollars

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...untries-where-you-can-use-us-dollars/2484391/

    There are many great pleasures of the globe-trotting life, but dealing with pesky Travelex lines is not one of them. Sick of exchange rates, transaction fees, and coming home with pockets filled with useless coins? Here are foreign destinations where you can pay with U.S. dollars, from the sunny and subtropical to the still-undiscovered.


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    We have also used US Dollars in Beirut, it's much more convenient, in fact they wanted nothing else, there own currency is printed in Switzerland and not accepted anywhere else as far as I know. So, I guess, Lebanon should be also on this list.
     
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    they forgot to mention Cuba where people love US dollars, although it is not legal for a US citizen to use them there.
     
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    Vietnam - pay for hotel rooms (rates given in USD) tours, even restaurants - though local dong needed for shop

    Cambodia - USD for everything
     
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    Zimbabwe
    Zambia
    Namibia
    Somalia
    and lots more.
    That is not to mention Liberia, where the US Dollar is official legal tender and has been so for many years.
     
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    Sloppy Sloppy - El Salvador's currency is USD :)
     
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    Now this days currency exchange is not a big deal in max countries, and US dollar is not a big deal to use or exchange in any county.
     
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    The craziest thing in cambodia was that the ATMs gave USD. It was also the only place I have gotten c notes from an ATM. Also, it made me love Bangor Savings all the more for covering all of the $5 ATM fees.

    Only time I had reils was when something was labled as being $.50 and I gave them a $1
     
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