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I could call this exchanging travel cheques in Nicaragua part II as I have written about it in Granada page already. I needed money in León too and went to the bank and was clever enough to ask the guard if they exchanged them. In the first bank the answer was no and the guard told me where I should go. I had learnt my lesson and walked to the side desk to have the paper work done. I told the cashier that I wanted cordobas but she wrote US$ anyway. I went to the queue which was long. A man behind me told that I could take another, much shorter queue, next to ours so I went there. Only 3 or 4 people in front of me. Great! My turn came and I gave the papers and my passport to the lady and after a while I got my money, but it was US dollars. I told her that I wanted cordobas and she pointed the card on the desk, which said one errand cashier. I got so mad! If the first lady would have done as I asked (but she wanted the comission I think, changing to cordobas they don't take it) it would have been one errand. What could I do but walk at the end of the queue again. I wished that I had known more Spanish to tell her what I thought. About 15 minutes later I was at her desk again and threw the dollars to her (I am not usually rude but at that moment I was so angry) and got the cordobas. i didn't even say thank you to her when I left. There were two Irish girls after me in the queue who faced the same problem. I exchanged t/c also in Costa Rica and Honduras and had no problems. It took max. 10 minutes there so what's the problem in Nicaragua?
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