"Changing Money" Bali Tourist Trap Tip by Bekksta

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Be very careful when exchanging money on the streets! Yes they may have the best rate of the day along that street, but when the money exchangers count the money, the "slip" themselves some of your money.

Unique Suggestions: Make sure when exchanging money, know exactly how much you are suppose to get (take a calculator or use the calculator on your phone) and ensure you calculate the exchange in front of them. You should also be the last person to count the money, count it loudly in front of them and don't let them touch it after you.

Fun Alternatives: Use the Kodak shops or the Seven-Elevens or hotels to exchange money if you aren't 100% confident with the Balinese money.

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  • Written Oct 30, 2011
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